We had a fantastic evening at the GLOW Festifall event. We are always blessed to see so many families from the community each year as we provide a safe alternative to Halloween. I was blessed to see a young man who used to call BCC home 9 years ago. He was a teenager when I last saw him, and he plans to come to church on Sunday. You never know who the Lord will bring through the doors any given night. All we have to do is let Him work. I want to personally thank Linda Birsner and all of her volunteers for making it a positive experience for everyone.
I have heard many positive reviews about the new Christian movie “War Room” Prayer Is a Powerful Weapon. I am looking forward to seeing it for myself Wednesday September 2 evening at Quail Springs AMC Theatre and I would like to invite you to join me. Looking at the reviews this is definitely a must see fr the entire family. If you would like to join me please email me at email@example.com. Show time is 7:15 PM. This is the last Wednesday of summer for us at BCC before we kick off Fall activities. Let’s pack the theatre!
The Explicit Gospel – provides six weeks of Bible study content, learning activities, and group experiences. In an explanation that embraces the whole of Scripture, Matt Chandler defines what the gospel is — and what it is not. Written with Chandler’s weighty and yet immediately understandable style, this Bible study includes the specifics of the gospel as well as its fullness, clearly outlining its massive implications on both personal and cosmic levels.
Study begins Wednesday, September 16 and is led by Mike Hays. If you would like to sign up please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Horizontal Jesus Bible Study Book includes a small-group experience for six sessions, individual study opportunities during the week, applicable Scripture.
Loving God is vertical love. Loving others is horizontal love. Jesus showed His disciples how these two loves are intertwined in practical ways. While our relationship with God is based on faith alone, He warns and encourages us to see that the way we treat people affects our experience of Him. In this six-session study, you’ll learn how to apply biblical principles drawn from several one-another passages in Scripture. In doing so, you’ll reap blessings in your vertical relationship with God.
Study begins Wednesday, September 9 and is led by Herman Stevenson. If you would like to sign up email email@example.com
You really need to be in Sunday School this week We started a new study in the book of Revelation and it is sure to bless you. There are 4 adult classes studying Revelation and no matter which one you choose to attend, you will be blessed by what you learn. Last week we laid the foundation for the study and this week we will get into the first of 7 letters to the churches in Asia Minor. If have children, please bring them as the children and youth will be studying the same material. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me so I can get you plugged into a class. Sunday school starts at 9:45.
Whether you make the best homemade ice cream in OKC or just like to eat it, the Ice Cream Social is the place to be on Sunday, August 16. We will meet in the gym at 3:30 to eat some fabulous homemade ice cream and other sweet treats. This is a great opportunity for you to meet and fellowship with more folks from BCC. IF you have a homemade ice cream recipe you would like to share with us please email Herman Stevenson at email@example.com. Hope to see you there!
It is time for the LOVE OKC ONE DAY Event. If you have participated at any of the last three events then you know what a blessing it is to serve. If you have not been a part of LOVE OKC, then I want to encourage you to join us this year. The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 29 at the Oklahoma Fairgrounds. You can register on line by clicking this link LOVE OKC Volunteer and clicking the volunteer button.
The Lord has done some amazing things through the BCC Co-Ed softball team, but last night the experience was truly awesome. As many of you know we do not play in a church softball league, we are mixed in with the rough an tough teams. A couple of weeks ago we had the opportunity to pray for a man on the opposing team who has a 4 year old daughter (Brooklyn) battling cancer. The scene was touching as the BCC Bombsquad huddled around him and prayed for his family. I have told our team many times, we have an opportunity each Friday night to represent Jesus to everyone on the field.
Last night we lost a hard fought game 3-2. In the middle of the last inning the umpire (Floyd) said “Herman we need to do something after the game with both teams, and I need you to lead it.” After we shook hands with the opposing team Floyd had us all gather around home plate and told us Brooklyn was in the stands and he wanted us to circle around her and pray. We made our way to the stands and made what started out as a small circle around Brooklyn and her mother. As Floyd was explaining to us the pan to hold a benefit tournament to help the family, the players on the other two fields stopped to see what was going on. They were invited over to the circle and we now had 6 teams and their fans surrounding this family.
I led the group in a prayer for Brooklyn and her parents, asking God to be a shield around them. As I was praying I could feel the Spirit moving about the softball fields. There were many sniffles and at Amen I looked at Brooklyn and she had the most peaceful smile on her face. I thanked God for His presence and Him using the BCC softball team to be a bright beacon of light each Friday night. As we were walking back to the dugout I told Dan Hays “you know if we were not out here, that might not happen.” What a blessing it is to see God at work in our community. I challenge each person reading this to continue to be a vessel for the Lord to use in all situations. God bless you now and forever!!!!
You do not want to miss the BCC Cookout June 20 at Coles Garden from 11:00-1:00. There will be plenty of food and fun for everyone to enjoy. The cookout has become the fellowship highlight for the BCC family. We will have RSVP cards available for you beginning Sunday, May 31. Please fill one out indicating how many people from your family will attend. If you have any questions contact Herman Stevenson at 848-2046 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As many of you may know, the first week of May is Teacher Appreciation week in Oklahoma. We are delighted to say that we have 20 plus teachers that call Britton Christian Church home. On Sunday, May 17 we took time to honor them for their hard work and sacrifice making a difference in the lives of young people. Matthew 5:16 says ” In the same way,let you light shine before men, that others may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” I am thankful these men and women are letting their lights shine in the classroom. Please join me in saluting the teachers listed below. You can also check out a video tribute to them here!
Grace is the church’s great distinctive. It’s the one thing the world cannot duplicate, and the one thing it craves above all else–for only grace can bring hope and transformation to a jaded world. “Grace does not excuse sin,” says Yancey, “but it treasures the sinner. True grace is shocking, scandalous. IT shakes our conventions with its insistence on getting close to sinners and touching them with mercy and hope.
WHAT JESUS DEMANDS FROM THE WORLD
Led by Herman Stevenson
Do you wonder what’s next? Has your faith grown stagnant? Is your spiritual walk in a dry season? Are you interested in knowing Jesus more deeply? This study serves as an accessible introduction for thoughtful inquirers and new believers, as well as a refreshing reminder for more mature believers of God’s plan for His Son’s glory and our good.
You may call the church office (848-2046) to sign up for either of these studies.