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GPS for children
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Exciting lessons each week for nursery-6th graders - story craft movie time and games.
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Welcome to First United Methodist Church
With Campuses in Durant and Caddo, Oklahoma

New study groups are starting at First UMC.

Childcare will be provided for each.


Beginning Wednesday, August 24, Two Options: 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The Epic of Eden: Understanding the Old Testament (12 weeks)

Location: Room 202 (Innominate Classroom)

Leader: John Breon

*Cost: $23

Read Scripture and Study Guide five days a week. Meet weekly to view video and for group discussion. Provides a "deeply substantive and profoundly spiritual exploration of the Old Testament." The Old Testament is the Bible that Jesus and the early Church read. The Bible's story is our story and this is a great way to get to know our story better.

Also on Wednesdays:

    6:00 Children's GPS (Grow, Proclaim, Serve) for nursery through Sixth Grade. Lessons each week include story, craft, movie time, and games. Contact Kim Vincent: or 580-380-5458.

    6:00 Choir Practice. All are welcome to join the choir in rehearsing anthems to present in the 9:00 Sunday worship     service. They also work on preparing a Christmas cantata and other special services.

    7:15 Bell Choir Practice. The Cross and Flame Handbell Choir rehearses each week and occasionally presents special music in Sunday worship services.

Beginning Thursday, August 25, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Griefshare (15 weeks)

Location: Youth Room

Leaders: Tim and Shelly Ford

*Cost: $20

If you are struggling with a loss of spouse, parent, child, or any grief, this group meets weekly to do a video study to help you walk through these dark valleys.

Contact Tim Ford: or 252-756-3126


Marriage: Built to Last (6 weeks), 7:00-8:00

Location: Room 200 (Fidelis Classroom)

Leader: John Breon

*Cost: $10.00

Deals with expectations, communication, barriers, conflict, intimacy, and having a Christ-centered marriage.


Beginning Wednesday, September 7, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Bible Journaling/Art Study

Location: Room 200 (Fidelis Classroom)

Leader: Peggy Shepard

*Cost: $10.00

We will use the Bible Stories from the Heart series beginning with Draw Near to the Savior. Art pages are included in the book, plus you will get art pages printed on card stock for each lesson. Colored pencils, watercolors, glitter pens, stamps and inks will be provided.

Contact Peggy Shepard: or 940-206-7347


Beginning Sunday, September 11, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Financial Peace University

Location: Room 206 (Aldersgate Classroom)

Leaders: Ivan and D. Ann Matthews

*Cost: $100

This course teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teachings, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get out of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

Contact Ivan and D. Ann Matthews: or 580-920-3870


*Scholarships are available if needed. Let the group leader know.






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First United Methodist Church
5400 W Main Street
P O Box 518
Durant, Oklahoma 74701
Phone 580-924-4670
Regular Schedule  
  • Traditional Service at Durant
    9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Sunday School at Durant
    10:05 AM to 10:55 AM
  • Caddo Campus Worship Service
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Contemporary Worship at Durant
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Youth Group
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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If you are interested in video, sound, setup, or slides please visit the booth or contact Pastor Jeff.

Office phone 580-924-4670

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