Announcements

21 DAYS OF BREAKTHROUGH PRAYER!


 

Date:  January 30, 2022

We will be embarking upon 21 DAYS OF BREAKTHROUGH PRAYER on the 30th of January.  The book is read at your own pace.  There are 21 days of SoundCloud devotionals that go along with the book.  This LINK will be activated on January 30, 2022, in this announcement so that you can listen to the devotionals.  Please join our church family as we study and pray together.

There are two ways to receive the devotional book.

  1. Call or text Pastor Brent Smith at (918) 839-2321 or select this LINK to email him and leave your name and contact information for your order.  Pastor Brent has ordered 20 books and will fill the orders on a first come, first serve basis.  These new books will have a little better price than those ordered directly.
  2. You can order you devotional book directly from the following companies by using the following links:  ACTS 413 MINISTRIES; CHRISTIAN BOOK; COKESBURY; WALMART; ALIBRIS; EBAY; BONANZA; AMAZON; STRATEGIC RENEWAL.



THESE FORTY DAYS: A LENTEN DEVOTIONAL!


 

Day:  Wednesday
Date:  March 2, 2020

Please join our church family in a Lenten journey together, beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 2nd, and ending on Maundy Thursday, April 14th, as we have our daily devotionals using "These Forty Days:  A Lenten Devotional" book.

There are two ways to obtain the devotional book.

  1. Call or text Pastor Brent Smith at (918) 839-2321 or select this LINK to email him and leave your name and contact information for your order.  Pastor Brent has ordered 20 books and will fill the orders on a first come, first serve basis.  These new books will be $6.00 each compared to ordering it directly for $9.00 plus each.
  2. You can order you devotional book directly from the following companies by using the following links: THE FOUNDRY; AMAZON.

Pastor Brent Smith will be leading a Bible Study using the devotional book "These Forty Days:  A Lenten Devotional" every Sunday afternoon starting on March 6th through Psalm Sunday, April 10th in our Discipleship Life Group from 4:00pm-5:00pm at the Fellowship Hall, People First Industries, Call Center and Warehouse, Durant, Oklahoma.




HAITI EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE


 

Recovery from this earthquake will take years.
Your support will make a difference.

Click HERE to learn more about Nazarene Compassionate Ministries response to the earthquake in Haiti.




A GUIDE TO PRAY FOR AFGHANISTAN


 

Our hearts ache for those in Afghanistan—those who are in danger, those who are afraid, and those who are hurting. In times of grieving, the Psalms offer lament to cry out to God in prayer.

Click HERE to learn more about Nazarene Compassionate Ministries response to Afghanistan.




HURRICANE IDA Emergency Relief: 2021 Storm Response!


 

As the recovery from Hurricane Ida continues, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) is committed to acting in compassion, including the long-term needs that go beyond immediate risks and dangers. Click HERE to learn more about Nazarene Compassionate Ministries response to Hurricane Ida.




NCM Emergency Relief: 2021 Storm Response


 

Support disaster relief in Tennesse, Kentucky and in surrounding states impacted by recent tornadoes.

Click HERE to learn more about Nazarene Compassionate Ministries response to the tornadoes in Tennessee, Kentucky and the surrounding states.




JANUARY EMPHASIS: L.I.N.K.S




MONTHLY MINISTRY


 

DAILY DEVOTIONAL


Join us in our church devotional this year.  We will be following Bible scripture and comments from "My Utmost For His Highest" by Oswald Chambers by selecting https://utmost.org/ or follow this LINK to see the devotional on our church devotional website page.


READING THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:  Read the whole Bible in one year with the "Chronological" reading plan from the Blue Letter Bible WEBSITE.




2022 CHALLENGE(S)


 

“I am going to do something new…” 2022

Isa. 43:18-21

  • PRAY: EFFORT TO PURPOSEFUL, PRAISE FILLED PRAYER BY _________________.
  • READ: EFFORT TO READING/STUDYING THE WORD BY _______________________.

  • SERVE: TO FAITHFUL SERVING IN THE NAME OF JESUS BY ____________________.

  • GIVE: COMMITTING TO MY CHURCH

    •     FINANCIALLY (Tithes and offerings), FAITHFUL ATTENDANCE, FRUITFUL DISCIPLESHIP (BY) ______________.

  • HELP: TO HELPING SOMEONE IN NEED BY __________________________________.

  • LOVE: TIME TO MY FAMILY BY _____________________________________________.

  • SHARE: TO SEE ONE PERSON COME TO KNOW JESUS THROUGH MY PURPOSEFUL PRAYER AND APPROACH TO SHARING MY FAITH (WHO?)  ______________________________________________.

Select this LINK to go to the Google Challenge(s) page.

Suggested options for Bible reading, devotional, and study:

My Utmost For His Highest (O. Chambers)   https://utmost.org/
Year Chronological Bible Reading Plan  https://www.blueletterbible.org/assets/pdf/dbrp/1Yr_ChronologicalPlan.pdf

Also, by using the Bible App by YouVersion.com.  YouVersion has many devotional and Bible study options to choose from.  Download YouVersion for your mobile device at iTUNES or by selecting this LINK.




New Church Building Fundraiser


 

Hand Crafted Items from the wood of the old First Church of the Nazarene building in Durant, Oklahoma.  Click LINK for pictures and detailed information for ordering.

These hand-crafted items are made out of wood from various selections of the old Church, now "The Monterey."

Donated proceeds will go towards our new church building project.

Please email Carol Smith at this LINK to get information about each item or call or text her at (580) 916-5778.

ONLINE DONATION METHODS: Can be processed here  using a Personal Computer or here  using a tablet or mobile device.  Please specify your order in the "other" tab.




NAZARENE COMPASSIONATE MINISTRIES RESPONSE TO COVID-19


 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) is committed to acting in compassion, including the long-term needs that go beyond immediate risks and dangers. Click HERE to learn more about Nazarene Compassionate Ministries response to COVID-19.




LIFE GROUPS


 

JOIN A LIFE GROUP AND GROW

Who holds you accountable spiritually?  Who lifts you up?

Who do you help hold accountable spiritually?  Who do you lift up?

To find out more information about our LIFE groups follow this LINK.

To find the places and times of your Life Group, please refer to the Regular Schedule on the home page of this website or the Calendar page on this website.




Communion Sunday


 

Date:  January 30, 2022

Follow this LINK for information on The Lord's Supper.

2 Corinthians 13:5-6

Follow this LINK for suggested questions to examine yourself to see if you are in the faith.

Those that plan to view our live streaming service online and participate in Communion with us should obtain and prepare their Communion Elements as soon as possible.  Then on the Sunday that we serve Communion, please have your Communion Elements available at the being of the service so as not to be rushed when the Church takes Communion.




Celebrating God's Love for Valentine's Day!


 

Day:  Saturday
Date: February 12, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

St. Valentine's Day Celebration: Celebrating God's Love!

This is not a "sweetheart" couples' banquet, but it is a banquet of God's "LOVE." It will be for all adults, singles or couples and children.

There will be a catered meal from Roma Italian Restaurant with a suggested donation of $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.to cover the cost of the meal. There will be door prizes and games.  The children will have a separate party at the same time in the church with a meal and games.

RSVP must be received by Sunday, February 6, 2022, if you're going to eat. RSVP by contacting Pastor Brent by calling him or texting him or by sending him an EMAIL.




Children's Quizzing


 

Date: February 13, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Place: LifeSong

This year's children's quizzing will be over the books of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth. This quiz will be over digsites 11-15. If you have any questions, please contact Martha Wilson.

If you want to get started in quizzing but do not have the funds in which to start, PLEASE call Mrs. Selena Kyzer (Oklahoma District Quiz Director) at (405) 789-9411 or email her by selecting this LINK.

For more information about children's quizzing at LifeSong, please follow this LINK to our Children's Quizzing webpage




CHURCH ELECTIONS!


 

Date:  February 20, 2022

We will be electing a new Leadership Team (Church Board), Nazarene Missions International (NMI) President, NMI Council, Nazarene Youth International (NYI) President, NYI Council, Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International (SDMI) Superintendent, the SDMI Discipleship Team Members, and the delegates to the Oklahoma District Convention and the Oklahoma NYI Convention.

The Oklahoma District Convention and the Oklahoma Nazarene Youth International Convention will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2022, and Monday, May 2, 2022.




United Prayer Gathering: (All Evening Services Cancelled At Our Facilities)


 

Date:  February 27, 2022
Time:  5:00pm to 6:15pm

The churches of Bryan County will be gathering at the First Baptist Church of Durant from 5:00pm until 6:15pm on Sunday Evening to give praise and glory to our Lord Jesus Christ and for who He is and to give thanksgiving for all the blessings that He has given to us.  To ask that God's Kingdom will come to this earth, that God's perfect will, will be done here on earth, to pray that Christ will supply our needs according to His riches in Glory and to intercede and stand in the gap for those who need His saving grace, for His church, for our schools, for our city, for our county, for our state, and for our country, and to prepare us to resist temptation by helping us to put on the full armor of God to withstand the onslaughts of the Evil One.

All evening services will be cancelled so that we may all gather at the Victory Life Church and participate in the United Prayer Gathering of Bryan County.

United Prayer Gathering Facebook details LINK.

The First Baptist Church in Durant, Oklahoma is located at 124 Evergreen Street.




FAVORED WOMEN'S CONFERENCE!


 

Date: April 22-24, 2022
Friday:  Check-in starts at 2:00pm
Friday Evening: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday:  10:00am-12:00 noon; 7:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday:  10:00am-12:00 noon.

A women's conference in Branson, Missouri.  Please RSVP by February 13, 2022.  Please RSVP by contacting Bethany Hanna in person at any church service, by calling her, texting her, messaging her on her Facebook Page, or by using this LINK to email her.

For more information about this conference, please select this LINK.