Please keep our church youth in your prayers as they process and navigate through all that is going on in our world today. If you would like to be lifting them up in prayer specifically by name (first only), please contact Heather Graham email@example.com.
We are trying to keep in touch with the youth every 2-3 weeks with encouragement and support. We would like to have a summer program in place once we have been cleared to “re-open”, continuing the “Thursday Missions” of the past couple years.
If you would like to volunteer to spend a Thursday with us during the months of June and/or July at places such as Restore Hope, North Star Bridge, Convoy of Hope, etc., please contact the church office for updates on church operations, policies and details. May God bless you for your prayers and support!
The “sixty-four” dollar question so many are asking is: “When will we get to join in worship again. The simple answer is, “I don’t know” but I can tell you this: I was on a phone call with Gov. Stitt last Friday, (along with 321 other pastors from across our state) and he shared his thoughts and hopes for churches meeting once again. It is obvious that he is anxious for churches to be able to join for worship once again as soon as possible. However, churches are found in different settings, are many different sizes, and meet in many different types of facilities. So it is difficult, I’m sure, to come up with one simply plan that fits all. The CDC, the President, the Governor, State Health officials, and local Mayors have al shared policies and guidelines for “re-opening.” These guidelines, however, are not entirely consistent and result can be a good deal of confusion.
Recently, Bishop Nunn issued the following statement, “It is our expectation that all United Methodist Churches remain closed and that staff work from home as much as possible. We do not recommend that any in-person gatherings take place for any reason except for recording worship services and messages of devotion….” He further stated that, “We will follow closely how Oklahoma moves through this phased reopening and we will communicate any updates to this communication after May 17.”
So, it appears that, regardless of what approach other denominations may take, United Methodist Churches in Oklahoma will remain closed at least through May 17 (and possibly longer). I would not be totally surprised if we were ask to wait until the first Sunday in June in order to conduct public services of worship once again. Please know that we are doing our best to serve the congregation and community.
Our Annual Conference this year will be a one day event to be held on Saturday, June 10, (if permissible) at Church of the Servant. The possibility of holding the Conference “on-line” is also being explored in case the situation would prohibit us from meeting together.
UMW ladies and their friends: The word from our Pastor and the Bishop have affirmed we should not plan on meeting until June. Our June luncheon and the rummage sale will both be rescheduled. Please keep watching the Sapulpa First United Methodist Church Facebook page and the Crossbeams to find out when we will once again be meeting for these events. Keep cleaning those closets.
Sapulpa UMW President
Many, many thanks to the faithful Missions Committee members keeping the Blessing Box stocked on a daily basis!! Thank you, Gerry Holmes, for being at the church to accept delivery from WalMart. And thank you all for continuing to support our church’s community outreach effort. Please continue your donations of canned goods, non-perishable food items and/or money at this time of great need. Please consider additional giving as you feel led. May God richly bless you and sustain you through these difficult days and weeks.
Brace yourselves! Summer IS coming!
Genesis 8:22 says," As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night.” When the news seems to change every day God's promises are so comforting, HE DOESN"T CHANGE!
What a great time we had with the Drive-Thru Easter Egg Hunt! We had 49 "official" registrations-many families chose to only register one child to represent their carload. Some of the comments we received were, "Thank you so much for doing this, we had a blast!", "Thank you, this is amazing and a very big blessing during the uncertainty everyone has been facing." and from a 2nd grader, "IT WAS HARD!" I am so blessed to be part of a church that loves its community and loves outreach.
As we wind down the school year, we are revving up plans for the summer! We will be following the protocols that are established as restrictions are being lifted and will adjust all plans accordingly. As of this date, church camps are still open: Sonshine (1st/2nd) June 27-28, Growing in Grace (3rd/4th) June 22/23 OR July 13-15, 5th &6th Grade Camp June 22-26 OR July 13-17.
If you are planning on sending your child to camp please let me know ASAP so we can make arrangements. What about VBS you ask? We will still have VBS-we are just working on alternative ways to host it, even if we cannot do it in the "conventional" way. There are a number of things we are needing for VBS. Please contact me if you can help with: empty cans - soup, canned vegetable- you get the idea- any size (rinsed please); pipe cleaners - all colors; duct tape- decorative, fun colors
PLEASE check out (like and share) our Facebook and Instagram pages. If you are not receiving e-mails or post notifications please contact me so I can add you. Invite your grandchildren and neighbors as well! If you have any questions, please call me, text me or email me. I want to make sure we are reaching ALL of our families!
You are loved,
Calendar & Event Updates
FUMC Sapulpa Kids
For Children’s calendar events and programs please follow the links below to our social media pages. There will be an update posted on each account regarding all activities.
Public Facebook Page
Private Facebook Group
April & May Activities
A small worship team is meeting every Saturday to provide a video service of worship for our church family & friends. We are uploading the sermon onto our YouTube channel & Facebook page. Our weekly emails provide a short message from Pastor Allen, the link to the sermon, the link to give, and weekly prayer concerns.
Please look for updates in your emails, our website, and social media pages regarding church activities and worship services.
It is very unlikely that we will be able to have our graduates present for recognition in a public service of worship this May. Most Commencement services are being moved to an online format and we understand that this is also true for Sapulpa and surrounding area high schools. But we do want to recognize those who we know are graduating this year. Our list of high school graduates include:
Also graduating with her Associates degree is…
We Congratulate All Of These
On This Wonderful
From the UMW -Executive officers:
The Rummage Sale that was scheduled for April 24th & 25th has been postponed until July. We are not sure of the dates yet, we will have to see when this pandemic is over and we are able to be around each other. We do know there is a lot of cleaning and sorting going on right now, so when the time is right and we can get together again, we will be able to accept item and store them. We will announce that information when we know.
Thank you for all the support of the United Methodist Women every time we have a project, you always are there to help. We are looking forward to our Ladies Luncheon in June. Please be safe during these uncertain times.
What: Drive thru Easter Egg Hunt
Where: Sapulpa FUMC
When: Friday April 10th - Sunday April 12th
How: click the link for all the information
Why: because Easter is a season of JOY!
We will place plastic eggs all over the property. Families arrive and register via website/smartphone compatible. Families will then drive along the marked route, counting all the eggs they see ( How many pink, green, yellow, etc.). After completing the route they will submit their form electronically and be registered for drawings for gift cards and other Easter goodies. Winners will be contacted via phone or email. Here is the link https://vbspro.events/p/sapulpafumcdrivethruegghunt
Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Sunday School 9:30
Blended Service 10:45
1401 E Taft Ave
Sapulpa, OK 74066