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We have a quiet epidemic in our country: Caregiver burnout. Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. It may be accompanied by a change in attitude, from positive and caring to negative and unconcerned. Burnout can occur when caregivers don't get the help they n...

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Would you like to enjoy the fun music, crafts, and connections of Vacation Bible School without the traumatic theology? Would you like to return to things you were told in other church settings that don't quite make sense to you now? Rev. Alexis Engelbrecht (in Oklahoma) and Rev. Bryan Langdoc (...

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As an Open and Affirming congregation, First Christian Church of Claremore will be representing Holy care and support during Tulsa's Pride event on Saturday, June 24. For those who plan to attend, please stop by our booth for face-painting, bracelet making, and fun stickers and buttons we can ha...

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How can we responsibly interpret some of the sayings of Jesus that a person might prefer to skip over, phrases like "sell what you own"(Luke 18:22) and "hate father and mother"(Luke 14:26)? Join us as we explore these intriguing and challenging passages together and imagine how we might put them ...

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On May 15, we will offer opportunities to ask more questions and delve deeper into the world of Paul and the letters attributed to Paul during our Life-Changing Letters Series. A Monday group will meet at 10:30 AM and an evening Zoom group will meet on Wednesdays at 7 PM. The final session will b...

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Paul and Women

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Warren Carter again on Sunday, May 14. This time, he will contribute to our sermon series on Life-Changing Letters: What Can We Learn from Other People's Mail?. Dr. Carter will guide us in examining how we can responsibly interpret and learn from passages that have...

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On Sunday, June 4 at 2 PM, we will host a two-hour "A Caregiver Support Workshop" presented by a representative from Compassus. This event is open to the public, so please invite people who might appreciate this important offering of support for caregivers. Refreshments will be provided. More in...

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Pride Preparations

Last year's Pride experience was so special that we are excited to represent God's love and care again on Saturday, June 24. We learned a few things from our first experience and know that the following would be very helpful as we prepare: -so much water - a lot of ice -volunteers at our booth...

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How can we responsibly interpret some of the sayings of Jesus that a person might prefer to skip over, phrases like "sell what you own"(Luke 18:22) and "hate father and mother"(Luke 14:26)? Join us as we explore these intriguing and challenging passages together and imagine how we might put them ...

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Coming Soon at FCC...

Enriching experiences have happened, are happening, and are to come! Our latest round of blog posts provide examples of what we are up to this month, and I am delighted to share that the following projects are in the works are will come into being in the weeks and months to come: - name tags to ...

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While our Lenten series entitled Seeking comes to a close, we will continue to engage in the spiritual practice of seeking in our next series: Life-Changing Letters: What Can We Learn From Other People's Mail? Interpretations of letters attributed to Paul have contributed to all sorts of ideas, ...

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Vision Summit

Exciting things are continuing to bloom at First Christian Church of Claremore, and you are invited and encouraged to participate in an experience that will take our preliminary mission work to the next level. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for a Vision Summit on Saturday, April 2...

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The practice of welcoming and hospitality is ongoing, and it is important to reflect upon how we are intentional in our welcome and what values we express in the ways we connect with one another. Here are a few ways in which you can be part of our intentional practices of hospitality: - becoming...

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We had a great group of people volunteer to be on our first worship team. Sherrill, Loretta, Tava, Zach, Trenton, and Krisalynn came to our first meeting, and we laid out some plans for the season. Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the season, and we had a wonderful time of worship, includin...

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We are seeking our calling, the sacred, and how to live. If you are returning to church, you are probably returning with more questions and a critical lens - you and your questions are welcome here. If you have been attending for a long time, you might be holding questions you are not sure you ca...

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911 dispatchers are seldom thanked for the services they provide 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Rogers County has 21 dispatchers who provide service to all of its citizens, 7 police agencies, 2 EMS services and 9 fire departments.On April 9th-15th, we take a week to celebrate those individuals. ...

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On Sunday, April 2 from 2-3:30, New Testament scholar, author, and professor, Dr. Warren Carter, will guide us through a journey of the gospels and explore the different ways the authors answered an incredibly important question: Why did Jesus die? This is an excellent opportunity to learn from a...

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Kairos Prison Ministries needs cookies for an upcoming weekend event at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McCloud. If you would like to bake chewy oatmeal, chocolate chip, and/or peanut butter cookies, please email Rev. Alexis to receive the recipes that need to be followed carefully and prepa...

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Our series from Lent through Easter will be "Seeking: Honest Questions for Deeper Faith." Like the characters we will meet in the scriptures during our Lenten season, we are seeking many things: clarity, connection, wonder, justice, and balance. We are seeking our calling, the sacred, and how to...

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Members and Friends: If you have not yet completed the pink interest surveys, leaders and staff really need your input and invite you to follow this link to complete an online version: https://forms.gle/RPnUtYjGBAdtsqLx7. Hard copies are available at the church in the hallway next to the foyer. K...

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