“The two will become one flesh.” – Mark 10:8
In August of 2006, The Presbyterian Church of Pryor and the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ came together as one church family. Our first board meeting as a new family was held on August 13, 2006.
On August 7th, 2016, we celebrated ten wonderful years as one faith community. We gathered in the Fellowship Hall as one big eclectic family to eat a meal together and remember the past ten years while looking forward to our future.
We maintain a dual affiliation with The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and The Presbyterian Church (USA). We support outreach through both judicatory bodies and attends meetings of both.
First Christian Presbyterian Church of Pryor is an open and inclusive community of faith that welcomes all people fully. We are the body of Christ. We welcome all who seek and believe! At FCPC, we aim to encourage loving our neighbor, belonging to a community, and growing in faith.
We strive to be a place of welcome for all people, to follow in the ways of Jesus, and reach beyond ourselves to serve the community of Pryor with our whole selves.
We work to grow in faith as we seek ways to bring about the kingdom of God where we already are.
If you've never visited our church, you may have some questions. If so, you've come to the right place.
First Christian Presbyterian Church is located at the corner of NE First St. and Vann St. right behind the Mayes County Courthouse in Pryor, Oklahoma. A map is located at the bottom of our website.
We gather for worship as a church family each Sunday, at 10:45 am
Yes! Classes start at 9:30 am every Sunday, and we offer classes for all ages. At 10:00 am, we have a time of Coffee and Fellowship in the Fellowship Hall, though coffee and fellowship is available at 9:00 am! (We take our coffee seriously.)
Our service is fairly traditional in format, but casual in style. We provide a printed bulletin so that you may follow along with our services, though you may utilize the screens if you wish! All of the reading responses and prayers are printed in the bulletins or on the screens. We offer communion every Sunday, and all are welcome to participate.
Of course! We use the PCUSA Glory to God hymnal, though on occasion we may use hymns from other hymnals. All the hymns will be posted on the screens, and you may follow them if you wish. Our music is led by our talented choir and accompanied by our pianist on a digital piano. Occasionally, we will be treated to special music with a soloist or duet.
Come as you are, you are welcome in our church. We want you to be comfortable in worship. You will see people dressed in their "Sunday best" and people in jeans and a t-shirt.
Please bring them!
For our youngest worshipers we offer a Nursery for Infants - Pre-K, but you are also welcome to bring them with you into the sanctuary. We have a "Pray Ground" at the back of the sanctuary to create a welcoming, stress free worshiping atmosphere for families.
For School age children we offer children's bulletins that are available at the entrance of the Sanctuary. During worship, we have a special time set aside just for them, which we refer to as "Time with Children." After this, we also offer Children's Church. This is a time in which the children go up stairs with a few adults to learn about the same text Pastor Anna is preaching in ways that engage them and help their faith to grow. Just as with the little ones, they are welcome to participate as much or as little as they want.. They are welcome to join you for the whole worship service.
We would love to hear from you! Feel free to contact the church and ask us. If you are more comfortable you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to welcome you and provide a warm, relaxed place to worship.
We offer Sunday School on Sunday morning for all ages at 9:30 am.
Children's Church meets during worship. This is for children Pre-k -3rd grade. They gather to sing songs, play games, and learn about the same text that is being preached in the sanctuary. The children return to church for communion, as we embody community each week, around the table.
The Nursery is available for infants - Pre-K. They also do a short lesson that follows the text being preached each Sunday.
There is a monthly women's Bible Study held the second Wednesday of the month.
During different seasons of the church year, we offer a Bible or Book study on a weeknight.
We have a variety of Fellowship groups, such as Coffee, Cake, and Conversation, a time of fellowship and fun for all. Activities range from playing board games, making crafts, and volunteering to stuff Easter eggs and prepare Halloween treats. Prime Timers is a group for adults over the age of 50, and they meet the second Wednesday of the month at local restaurants for lunch and fellowship.
Our Prayer Group meets every Monday at 11:30 a.m. in the Prayer Chapel. They pray for any requests made during services on Sunday, as well as any requests made over the phone or through email during the past week. The Prayer Group is not limited to in person meetings, as prayer requests are sent out to the congregation via email on a weekly basis, and as requests are made.
If you have a request, you may contact the church office at email@example.com
Prime Timers meet at various restaurants the second Wednesday of every month for fellowship and a good meal. The main age group is age 55 and older, but everyone of any age is invited to join for this dutch treat gathering.
Every 5th Sunday of the month, the church holds a fellowship dinner after worship. This occurs quarterly, and all are invited to attend. While bringing a dish is not required, it is appreciated by all!
The church hosts various family activities depending upon the time of the year, and range from Easter Egg Hunts, Halloween Carnivals, and randomly selected movie or skate nights.
We have a variety of ministries here at First Christian Presbyterian Church. The Meal is what we are known for here at FCPC, but its certainly not the only one.
Sew Much Love is a quilting group that meets as needed. They make prayer quilts for individuals that are ill and hospitalized. Each quilt is created with prayer and love, and when there is a quilt to be sent out, Sew Much Love places a quilt in the Narthex for members of the congregation to tie a knot in the quilt and say a prayer. The final prayer is said over the quilt by the minister during our Pastoral Prayer as the final knot is tied. The quilt is sent with the family of the individual, along with the church's thoughts and prayers for recovery.
FCPC supports the Pryor Ministry Center, which is a community outreach center that provides food and other basic necessities to Pryor and surrounding communities.
Pryor Ministry Center Link: http://www.pryorministrycenter.com/
We provide food baskets for those within our congregation in need during the holidays. Donations are appreciated for these baskets, though the amount of food needed varies every year.
The Giving Tree is a Christmas tree that sits in our Narthex during the month of December. Upon it hangs little ornaments with varying dollar amounts that range from $5 to $20. Members of our congregation are encouraged to pick an ornament with the amount that they can donate and put their gift in the offering plate with the ornament. All donations are pooled and divided equally to be shared with families within our congregation that are in need of assistance with Christmas gifts for their children.
The Meal is a community dinner offered by the members of FCPC. It is free to the community and strives to bring all in our community together once a week.
When is The Meal?
The Meal is held every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 pm.
Who is it for?
The Meal is for everyone! We offer a warm, home cooked meal for our local community.
Does The Meal cost anything?
Nope! The Meal is free for everyone! Donations toward The Meal are appreciated, but not necessary. All we ask is that you come hungry for food and fellowship.
Is there a catch?
No. There is no worship, sermon, or evangelism that happens at the meal. Our only hope is to bring a variety of community members together.
How did The Meal start?
We began our dinners in April of 2009. The first dinner served about 80 people, and we continue to serve about 100 to 150 people on a weekly basis.
Can I volunteer?
Yes! We love volunteers! If you would like to help cook or serve, contact the church office at 918-825-2396, or Rev. Anna Hubbard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Messages can be left during off-hours.
The Church Office is open Monday through Thursday.
First Christian Presbyterian Church
301 NE First Street
Pryor OK 74361