As we begin 2017, it is our hope that you will take advantage of the many opportunities at OFBC to grow in your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Home group Bible studies are a great way to cultivate a deeper understanding of God’s word, as well as meaningful relationships in the body of Christ.
Whether it is our TREK Youth program, our AWANA children’s Bible Club, or our weekly Sunday School classes, the discipleship of our young people in the Lord continues to be a priority for us.
Gathering together for worship as a church family continues to be a tremendous blessing as we share praises and prayer needs, as we worship through Christ-exalting music, and as we give attention to the preaching of the word of God.
We at OFBC desire to know Christ and to make Him known!
The children of Omak First Baptist will be singing Christmas songs during the service on December 18.
We would like to encourage you to join us for our Christmas Eve service on December 24 at 5:00 pm.
We will not have services on December 25. We encourage you to enjoy the day and reflect on the advent of our Savior with your families.
Sunday School will be on hiatus on December 25 and January 1. Classes will resume January 8 at 9:30 am.
We are partnering with Lifetouch to create a new church directory that will include photographs of our congregants and list their contact information. Photography will occur Sunday and Monday, November and 13th and 14th, from 1pm to 8pm. Participants in the program will receive a free 8″x10″ print and a copy of the directory and will have the option of purchasing additional prints. Friends and families not attending the church are welcome to participate in the photography!
We are holding our annual Harvest Dinner on November 6th at 5:00 pm this year. We hope you will join us for a wonderful meal and fellowship! A sign-up sheet will be circulated at church for folks to sign up to bring side dishes and desserts
We will be starting up our AWANA club for boys and girls, from ages 3 through 6th grade on September 14th, 2016. The club starts at 6:00pm and ends at 7:30pm. The time for the various age groups is divided into three chunks for 1) Scripture memory and recitation, 2) Bible story and application, and 3) game time.
The name “Awana” stands for “approved workmen are not ashamed.” It is taken from the Bible verse 2 Timothy 2:15 which says, “Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” This verse captures one of the main goals of Awana, which is to immerse boys and girls in God’s Word, bringing them to Jesus Christ and discipling them to a full Christian walk.
Vacation Bible School will be happening at the Okanogan Presbyterian Church from June 27th through July 1st, 9am to 12pm. There will be 6 age groups for 4 year-old/kindergartners, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th/6th graders.
This year’s program is called “Ocean Commotion,” and your kids will dive deep into the account of Noah and the Flood from the book of Genesis! Along the way, they’ll uncover earthly lessons from the Flood: how all the animals fit on the Ark, how the Flood covered the whole Earth, and how we can still see the effects of this Flood today. They’ll also learn that the flood legends from around the world are based on the true account in Genesis! They’ll learn to apply the spiritual lessons from Noah’s life to their own.
This Sunday we are having a silent dessert auction to raise funds for Josh Richards and Sheila Corson’s upcoming trip to Zambia to visit the Keurs. This will take place after Sunday service.
The Trek program for middle school and junior high students is transitioning to a flexible and more hands-on approach for the summer. Bible reading will be co-ed and will start at 5:30 and go to 6:30. At 6:30 we will begin regular whole group with a message. If you would like to continue to complete your TREK book, staff will be available to sign you off and keep you on track. You are welcome to come to both of those activities or just one of them. Take a look at the schedule on the calendar webpage and plan accordingly…you don’t want to miss out. Invite friends and bring a smile!
The AWANA program will be ending with an awards ceremony on April 20th at 6:00 pm. Please invite your family and friends to watch as we honor all of our kids’ achievements over the past year. Many kids will be earning their final badges and book awards for finishing their books. We hope to see you there!
The last few months of sermons have been posted. Older sermons have been getting archived onto the website. Our entire catalog of the current series on the Gospel of Matthew dating back to 2012 is available for listening.
We will try to continue to archive more sermons going forward.