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Worship

On Sundays, the community of faith gathers together to offer a sacrifice of praise to God. Each and every week, numerous volunteers seek to both make worship at First Church a warm and hospitable environment and to lead the congregation so that those worshiping can remain focused upon their creator. From singing in the choir, welcoming guests, assisting with transportation, and much more, there are numerous opportunities for you to serve on Sunday mornings.

During 8:30 and 11:10 Traditional Services

Children assist each Sunday with the lighting and extinguishing of the altar candles at the opening and close of worship. This act represents the entrance of the Holy Spirit into to our worship service and the Spirit’s leading us out into the world upon the services close. For more information, please contact Heidi Warren at hsnwarren@gmail.com.

Sundays at 8:30, 10:00, or 11:10 a.m. – Main Building or FLC – Sanctuary or FLC

Media operators ensure that everything in worship from the music to the sermon is easily heard by those worshipping and assist with the multi-media utilized throughout the service. All ages high school and up are welcome to serve in this role. Training is provided on Sunday mornings and operating the equipment is easy to learn and not complicated to do. For more information and to get started please contact Ryan Parker at rparker@fumcstw.org or (405) 372-5854.

Sunday Mornings – Main Building or FLC

Members of the First Church family are dedicated to providing a comfortable, welcoming, and enjoyable environment for the smallest among us to learn about and come to love Jesus. For this reason, numerous adults give of their time one or more Sundays a month to volunteer as Sunday School teachers, Children’s Church leaders, or nursery workers. To find out more information on how you can serve the children of First Church on Sunday mornings, please contact Chris Ward at cward@fumcstw.org or (405) 372-5854.

Sundays at 8:10, 9:40, or 10:50 a.m. – Main Building or FLC

The First Impressions Team is the first set of individuals guests see and speak with when they come to worship on Sunday mornings. Opening the door, greeting guests, and providing information from the welcome desk are just a few of the ways the First Impressions Team provides a hospitable and welcoming environment for individuals and families to come and worship. For more information and to sign up for a Sunday to serve on the First Impressions team, please contact Charlita Teft at charlita34@yahoo.com.

The music ministry at First Church is an active, worshiping, growing, vital part of the church’s mission. Auditions are not required for the Chancel Choir or Adult Bell Choir. To learn more about First Church music ministries or to join an ensemble please contact Director of Worship and Music Ed Davis at eddmusic@fumcstw.org or (405) 372-5854.

Chancel Choir

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. (Rehearsal) – Main Building – Music Suite

Sundays at 8:30 & 11:10 a.m. (Worship) – Main Building – Sanctuary

The adult choir provides inspiring music for worship nearly every Sunday in both traditional services. The choir also sings on Christmas Eve, Holy Thursday, and at other occasional special services and events. Come and see how awesome it is to serve the Kingdom of God by leading the congregation in worship!

Jubilee Ringers Adult Bell Choir

Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. – Main Building – Music Suite

The adult bell choir provides stirring music for services once a month during the school year. This group enjoys serving God through music of many styles and levels of difficulty. Whether you have experience or not you are welcome to come, learn, and serve God’s Kingdom with the Jubilee Ringers!

Praise Band

Sundays at 1:30 p.m. (Rehearsal) – Family Life Center – Multi-Purpose Rm

Sundays at 10 a.m. (Worship) – Family Life Center – Multi-Purpose Rm.

The Praise Band serves God at the Closer Walk modern worship service every week by leading congregational singing and occasionally providing special music. There is always room for adding to the ensemble and having more musically talented individuals serving with the Praise Band. Auditions with the band in rehearsal are required before serving with the praise band in worship.

Faith Class Van Driver

Sunday morning van pick up for members of the faith class who need a ride to the 8:30 a.m. service. Trips home start at 10:30 a.m. To sign up please contact Wayne Wilczek at wwilczek@fumcstw.org or (405) 372-5854.

Crosswalk Attendant / Golf Cart Driver

Help our members safely cross Duck Street from the east parking areas or transport individuals around the First Church campus from the parking lots to the Main Building or Family Life Center. To serve, please contact David Lane at messagedoctor@gmail.com

Senior Adult Transportation

Sunday morning transportation of senior members from Golden Oaks and Primrose retirement centers. Pick up starts at 7:45 a.m. and return trips start at 11 a.m. To sign up and serve, please contact Wayne Wilczek at wwilczek@fumcstw.org or (405) 372-5854.