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Funny Face Festival Sunday!

Posted by Shana Adkisson on

• Volunteers, baked goods needed The Funny Face Festival is all set to invade the parking lots of First Baptist on October 21 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. "There will be something at the Funny Face Festival for all ages. Wear your funniest face, invite a friend and join us," Vickie Riggs, Minister...

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Operation Christmas Child Collection Continues

Posted by Shana Adkisson on

The arrival of October means that the holiday season is quickly approaching. In preparation, First Baptist Church is announcing Celebrate His Gifts as a way for us to respond in gratitude to the ultimate gift of Jesus.  Each year FBC gives generously to support several holiday ministries...

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Register now for Fall FallOut

Posted by Shana Adkisson on

One of the best fall traditions in Norman for youth has to be heading to Falls Creek for a weekend of fun and fellowship during Fall FallOut. This year's Fall FallOut will be October 12-14. "With our theme being Follower: Living an Authentic Faith, I hope our youth will learn practical ways to...

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The Bell Rings

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

John Donne, a 17th century poet, cleric and dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London from 1621-1631, wrote “never send to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.” Donne is reflecting on the use of bells to announce the death of a fellow-citizen, reminding us that the...

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It’s Football Time in Oklahoma!

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

The start of a new school year means the start of a new football season. The Crosstown Clash between Norman High and Norman North kicks things off next Thursday at Owen field and the Sooners begin their quest to return to the College Football Playoffs next Saturday at Owen field as well. The...

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Shalom!

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

Shalom! I hope you are familiar with this Hebrew word. It is often translated as peace, but means much more than the English word can convey. Shalom speaks not just to the absence of conflict or violence, but to wellness or wholeness in all of life and relationships. It speaks to being in right...

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Peru 2018

Posted by Angela Atkins on

 The following is a repost from Angela Atkins' personal blog. When my son was in about 3rd grade, our church started a regular trip for high school youth to Operacion San Andreas in Collique, Lima, Peru. If the trip continued, he and the other youth his age would be eligible to...

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The Red Devil

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

I suspect the term “Red Devil” conjures up many different images in your mind. Perhaps you think of impish caricatures with pitch forks, pointy tails and horns.  Recently, I confronted a new “Red Devil.” Its scientific name is “doxorubicin” and it is one...

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First Baptist Norman to host free concert at Legacy Park

Posted by Shana Adkisson on

Not exactly sure what to do for your favorite “Pop” this Father’s Day? Be sure to save the date for the First Baptist Church Pops in the Park. The Sunday concert is free and open to the community. “Pops in the Park will be on Father’s Day, June 17. Our worship...

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The Class of 2018

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

I have had the privilege of working with high school and college students through the years. In these formative years one of the most significant questions asked is “What is God’s will for my life?” For some students this is a liberating journey of faith and self-discovery that...

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