Mission of the Month –

First Presbyterian Church’s Mission of the Month for May 2022 is the Boys and Girls Club of Bartlesville.

The Boys and Girls Club offers five core program areas to help young people develop self-confidence and self-esteem. These include Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, the Arts, and Sports, Fitness, and Recreation. In the summer, they will have an all-day program where they serve 275–300 kids per day. Please check out the donation list in the Welcome Center and hallways, or check out their Amazon Wish List. Thank you for supporting our local Boys and Girls Club!

First Responders Appreciation

Presbyterian Women will be sponsoring an appreciation delivery of “grab and go” goodies to both the Bartlesville Police and the Sheriff’s Departments. Items may be homemade or store bought. Anyone in the congregation who wishes to participate is welcome to do so. Please make sure items are packaged so they may be taken “on the go”. Have your items to the kitchenette off the Community Room by 10:30 am on Friday, May 20. Please mark them “PWFR”.

Trivia Night

  • What? A night of fun trivia challenges.
  • When? Every 4th Tuesday of the month
  • Where? FPC Community Room
  • Time? 6:30 pm

Our first trivia challenge night will be Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30pm. Please bring a snack to share and your own drinks. Bring a friend, and don’t forget all those loose facts rattling around inside your head!

Lighthouse Meal

We will provide a meal for Lighthouse Mission on Tuesday, May 24. Please sign up in the Narthex or call or email Rick Gardner at 918-335-2055 to help. Thank you for supporting this important ministry!

Church Office Closed

The Church Office will be closed on Monday, May 30 in honor of Memorial Day.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

FPC Scholarships

First Presbyterian in Bartlesville is blessed to be the stewards of scholarship funds donated by the communion of saints that have worshiped in our Sanctuary over the past decades. The funds are part of the First Presbyterian Foundation and administered by a Scholarship Committee. The funds were designed primarily for church youth attending college; however, some funding is also available for members and church youth for other educational needs such as special courses for career advancement or new directions, special needs for unique education situations, and other education requirements that may develop. The application period for these funds begins now and continues through Sunday, June 5. Forms may be picked up in the Church. Email questions to Scholarship Committee Chair Bill Dausses. If you would like to donate funds for future scholarships, please contact the Church Office.

Do a World of Good – Save Lives

Presbyterian Women is partnering with Medical Supply Network, Inc. (MSNI) to collect amber bill bottles. Established in 1992, MSNI accepts, collects, sorts, and ships donated medical supplies and equipment worldwide. While we cannot donate medical equipment, we can certainly supply needed amber pill bottles. Before you donate the bottles, please remove any label. There will be a box at the southeast door of the church for the collection of the bottles. Please remember to donate only amber pill bottles. The bottles will be taken to the MSNI warehouse in Tulsa for distribution.

FPC Blessing Box

Friends, we now have a Blessing Box located near the south east door of the church!  This Blessing Box is to help feed those who need food for the day or a meal. The box is not intended to replace any food pantries or other charities that we serve, it is just a limited way that we can help fight hunger and give to our community some relief of hunger. The Mission Committee of First Presbyterian Church Bartlesville is asking for food donations of canned goods and non-perishable foods to be placed in the Blessing Box for anyone needing a meal or to help supplement a meal. Anyone may take items free of charge. We need enough items to keep it stocked daily.  The idea is anyone in need may take items from the box. We only ask that they take what they need at the moment and give if they can. Blessings to all who give and receive from this Blessing Box.  Please see the list below for suggested items.

Canned vegetables: corn, green beans, beans, carrots, peas, canned tuna, Spam, Vienna sausages, canned chicken, canned turkey, peanut butter, Nutella, Dinty Moore or Hormel complete meal bowl (non-refrigerated), etc..

Dry Foods: mac & cheese, rice, red beans and rice mixes, macaroni noodles, pasta noodles, ramen noodles, any pasta items, dried beans, tortillas, small baking mixes such as Jiffy mixes, peanut butter, snack crackers, etc..

Household items: travel size hand soaps, small hand sanitizers, shampoos, toothpaste and toothbrushes

Pet supplies: dog and cat food (dry food will be divided into one or two feedings in a plastic bag)

Flash – This Just In!

We now have an account specifically for donations to keep the Blessing Box stocked! If you’d like to support this ongoing ministry but can’t do the shopping, this is a great option. Simply mark your donations specifying “Blessing Box”, either on an envelope in the office, or on the memo of your check, or, when you give online, select “Blessing Box” from the pull-down menu!

Backpacking Trip

For the last two summers a small group of adventurers from First Presbyterian Church have journeyed to Southern Colorado for several days of backpacking in the San Juan National Forest.  This summer we will be doing so again July 17–23, 2022.  Sonlight Christian Camp in Pagosa Springs, CO will equip the group and provide two trained guides for the week.  The cost of the trip is $425 and includes meals at the camp and on the trail, as well as major gear (tent, backpack, sleeping bag and pad, cooking gear, first aid, etc.).  If you are interested in this wonderful adventure or have questions, please speak with Pastor Stephen for more details.  The National Forest Service limits the size of groups to approximately a dozen.