VBS June 28-July 2
Eastern Hills Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School June 28 through July 2 from 6-8:15 p.m. Theme is “SonQuest Rainforest.” For more information, call 341-7069.
VBS July 12-16
Memorial Heights Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School July 12-16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Theme is “Roundin’ Up Questions and Drivin’ Home Answers.” Ages 4 through sixth grade welcome. The church is located at 1500 W. Will Rogers Blvd. For more information, call 341-5952.
VBS July 26-30
Lifechanger Church will have Vacation Bible School July 26-30 from 8:45 a.m. to noon. Theme is “Hero Headquarters,” a place where children learn to join forces with God and become a hero in their everyday lives.
Ages 4-12 welcome. Early registration is accepted Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is located at 2221 Cornerstone Ave., just north of Rogers State University on Highway 88. For more information, call 341-8344.
SAMS and SALS
Jamie Gilliland, Baptist Collegiate Ministry Director at Rogers State University, was the speaker for the June luncheon and fellowship of the Sams and Sals (Senior Adult Men and Senior Adult Ladies) of Memorial Heights Baptist Church.
Gilliland spoke on “Defining God in Your Life,” and also of his work as campus minister at RSU where he works with and leads students on building their faith.
June birthdays were celebrated by Bill Mullins, Bill and Melba Quinton and Allene Gilbert with Allene winning the birthday gift.
For the June activity, the Sams and Sals met June 18 at the new Braums North in Claremore for an evening meal together.
July 8 with be a “Destination Unknown” trip.
VBS June 28-July 2
Claremore Nazarene Church to host Guy Penrod, Isaacs
Claremore Nazarene Church will be hosting artists Guy Penrod and the Isaacs later this month for a weekend of gospel music.
Charles Graham returns to Claremore for concert
Washington Baptist Church, northeast of Claremore, will be hosting music evangelist Charles Graham in concert at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, July 14.
A fellowship dinner and fish fry will follow.
HIEHLE - Stop Signs and Red Lights
Have you ever run a red light or stop sign? If you have, it was probably not something you meant to do or want to repeat. You didn’t mean to, but maybe you were distracted or focused elsewhere.
Then, as you realized your error, your heart skipped a beat. Hopefully, an accident did not occur.
THRUN - Modern Day Pharisees
Jesus warned His disciples to beware of the Pharisees and their teachings.
“Then Jesus said to them, 'Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees…'.” ~ Matthew 16:6
ROUND - When You Lived Behind Bars
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” ~ John 8:32 (NIV).
Clad only in a pair of plaid pajama pants, he crossed the street and walked down the alley behind a row of businesses. I was startled. As I approached the parking lot near the courthouse, I crossed paths with several deputies. Taking in the scene before me, I realized the barefooted man, whose arms clutched a few belongings, had been a prisoner in the county jail. He had been set free.
Southern Baptists re-elect first black president
The Southern Baptist Convention re-elected its first black president, the Rev. Fred Luter Jr., at its annual meeting Tuesday.
A decade on, Southern Baptists adapt to new role
A decade ago, the Southern Baptist Convention was riding high.
St. Andrews to host Candlelight service on Christmas Eve
St. Andrews Methodist Church to host Christmas Praise & Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday with snacks. Community invited. A candlelight Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Monday with Pastor Steve Posey to speak. Church is at 9742 East Highway 20, west of Claremore. Questions, call church at (918) 341-5435.
Dock Dogs highlight 3rd Annual Expo
While “getting your ducks in a row” may be the common euphemism for getting things organize, for Jean Hurst, a more appropriate idiom would be “getting your dogs in a row.”
Young preacher embraces childhood, religious calling
Ezekiel Stoddard, age 11, is one of a centuries-long tradition of child preachers, long a subject of fascination and debate.
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