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Vacation Bible School

We apologize for any inconvenience but Vacation Bible School has been cancelled for this year.

Mission of the Month –

First Presbyterian Church’s Mission of the Month for June 2022 is Building Bridges of Oklahoma.

Established in 2009, Building Bridges of Oklahoma brings communities together to better equip families across socioeconomic lines and to address systemic barriers that can often hinder a family’s upward mobility. They create an environment full of hope, building momentum that helps promote change. For more information visit the Building Bridges of Oklahoma website.

This month, we are making donations of items of immediate need. Please bring these items to church and place them in the boxes in the Welcome Center:

Color by number
Kinetic sand
Clay (air dry)
Volley ball
Beaded bracelet kits
Art kits/craft kits
Coloring books
Perler bead kits
Uno Cards
Jump ropes
Hula hoops
Food coloring
Sidewalk chalk
Slime kits
Juice boxes
Sudoku puzzles
Kick ball & bases
Soccer ball
Jumbo-sized Ziploc bags

Thank you for supporting FPC’s own Building Bridges of Oklahoma!

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.

Trivia Night

Our next trivia challenge night will be Tuesday, June 28 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!

See you there!


Bookies will not meet in June but will resume on July 11. At that meeting we will be discussing the book “Risen” by Angela Hunt. In August we will be looking at “The Vanishing Half” by Britt Bennett. Please join us any time. For more information contact Marge Schonborg or Diane Moses. Happy reading!

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.

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