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opportunities that will be offered.

Let me tell you, it means more than you might think!

One of the things that I am most excited about this month is our brand new

With Easter just around the corner,

Sunday morning series called, “Won’t

I hope this month we can begin to

you be my neighbor?” Perhaps you

challenge you to really love those

remember watching the PBS show, Mr.

around you, and truly exhibit the same

Rogers Neighborhood? A show starring

love Christ showed us! It’s going be a

Welcome to March, Bridge family! Which

Fred Rogers, a Presbyterian minister

great month!

hopefully will mean some warmer

who made a career highlighting the

temperatures! Can I get an amen?

importance of taking God’s command,

I love being your pastor,

“loving our neighbor,” seriously!

Jim & Linda

March is lining up to be a great month here at The Bridge and we hope that

This month, we will look closely at what

you can join us for the many ministry

loving our neighbor really looks like!

Experiences SUNDAYS

MIDWEEK

at 7:00PM

TRADITIONAL

TRADITIONAL 8:15AM

This experience offers a variety of hymns and messages from Kenneth McGee in the Chapel.

This experience offers a variety of hymns and sacred songs.

MODERN 9:30AM

BRIDGE UNIVERSITY

This experience has a more laid-back atmosphere & guitar-driven worship.

Meet in the auditorium for worship, then we will break out to a variety of great classes. Class descriptions are on Page 9.

BLENDED 10:50AM This experience includes upbeat worship with a choir and orchestra.

EN ESPANOL

EN ESPANOL 10:30AM

This experience takes place in The Connection building and includes Spanish Worship and a message in Spanish from Pastor Kenny Garcia.

This experience takes place in The Connection building and includes Spanish Worship and a message in Spanish from Pastor Kenny Garcia. Children and Youth can take part in what is happening on our main campus.

AFTER-HOURS CONTACT INFORMATION In case of emergency please contact our church office at 405.376.4538 and our answering service will contact us accordingly.

1. Need information?

2. Stop by Starting Point

3. Join a small group. In

4. Our students’ and

You can find it all in this

after the service. You will

a large church, the key to

kids’ experiences are

magazine, on our website, or

find someone to answer any

making friends and having

outstanding. Make sure

through our mobile app.

questions you may have

community is joining a small

your kids don’t miss out on

about our church.

group.

the amazing things we have going on just for them.

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11 Life Lessons To Learn From Mister Rogers

1. WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO HELP ONE ANOTHER ON THIS PLANET. “We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my

You probably recognize him from the well-known children’s

world, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the

TV show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, where he spread

need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”

positive vibes, love, and kindness to his audience. He spent his whole life showing us that we should love everyone

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news,

despite their supposed shortcomings, and offer compassion

my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will

and understanding whenever we can. His warm, gentle

always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in

personality and important life lessons touched the lives of

times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am

many, and he showed us what being neighborly really meant.

always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers–so many caring people in this world.”

Here are 11 Life Lessons we can learn from Mr.Rogers:

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2. ACCEPT YOUR FEELINGS, BUT LEARN TO DEAL WITH THEM IN A HEALTHY WAY.

5. WE’RE HERE TO HELP OTHERS FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEIR OWN EXISTENCE.

“There’s no ‘should’ or ‘should not’ when it comes to having

“As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how

feelings. They’re part of who we are and their origins are

rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has

beyond our control. When we can believe that, we may find

something that no one else has–or ever will have–something

it easier to make constructive choices about what to do with

inside that is unique to all time. It’s our job to encourage each

those feelings.”

other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression.”

“Confronting our feelings and giving them appropriate

6. DON’T OBSESS OVER BEING PERFECT – IT DOESN’T EXIST.

expression always takes strength, not weakness. It takes strength to acknowledge our anger, and sometimes more strength yet to curb the aggressive urges anger may bring and to channel them into nonviolent outlets. It takes strength

“Little by little we human beings are confronted with

to face our sadness and to grieve and to let our grief and our

situations that give us more and more clues that we aren’t

anger flow in tears when they need to. It takes strength to

perfect.”

talk about our feelings and to reach out for help and comfort when we need it.”

7. TAKE THE PLUNGE OF SELF-DISCOVERY.

3. UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYONE IS FIGHTING A TOUGH BATTLE, SO BE KIND TO ALL.

“Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort.”

8. CHERISH THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE.

“Part of the problem with the word disabilities is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or

“In the external scheme of things, shining moments are as

do other things that many of us take for granted. But what

brief as the twinkling of an eye, yet such twinklings are what

of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or

eternity is made of — moments when we human beings

manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people

can say “I love you,” “I’m proud of you,” “I forgive you,” “I’m

who aren’t able to form close and strong relationships? And

grateful for you.” That’s what eternity is made of: invisible

people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who

imperishable good stuff.”

have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness

9. VALUE YOURSELF.

and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities.”

“The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only

4. LOVE ALWAYS WINS.

by its people feeling that they are worthwhile.”

“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like

10. NEVER GIVE UP.

struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person “Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re

exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.”

at the beginning of something else.” “Mutual caring relationships require kindness and patience,

11. KEEP THINGS INTO PERSPECTIVE.

tolerance, optimism, joy in the other’s achievements, confidence in oneself, and the ability to give without undue

“Fame is a four-letter word. And like tape, or zoom, or face, or

thought of gain.”

pain, or life, or love, what ultimately matters is what we do with it.”

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Groups

SUNDAYS AT 10:50AM

RM 205

The goal of joining a group is growing in your walk with Jesus and surrounding yourself with people that can support you in taking your next steps. We believe life is better when you live in community. SUNDAYS AT 9:30AM

RM 201 KENNY MCGEE | 30s-50s How does God’s timeless word apply to us in real life? Let’s figure it out together! In this small group, find the support, friendships, encouragement, and biblical answers that you need to face all that life may bring your way.

RM 203

RM 105 KATHLEEN WILCOXSON | 30s-60s When you study scripture, you discover that the Word of God truly is living and active! So don’t miss this opportunity to join others in an indepth study of the Bible that will not only lead to great biblical discussions but will also educate and challenge you to pursue a deeper knowledge of Christ.

DOUG WYATT | YOUNG ADULTS There is no greater transition in life than the one that leads into adulthood. Join this discussion-based small group as we explore how to establish a biblical foundation to help you navigate that transition.

RM 104 KERRY & ROBBIE SHUCK | YOUNG MARRIEDS Starting off a new life together can be an amazing adventure! Join other young couples in this small group as we discover how to set our marriages and future families up for happiness, just as God designed.

RM 201 ERNIE EIDSON | YOUNG FAMILIES Finding balance in our marriages, families, and careers can be tough. Don’t do it alone! Come laugh, fellowship, and learn with us as we explore how God wants us to lead our marriages and families.

ROY PECK | 30s-50s Life can be unpredictable, but life can also be a blast! While the answers may not all be clear, we can definitely make sure you don’t have to go at it alone. Join us as we discuss how to navigate life as God intended, apply his Word every day, and make the most of every minute we have!

RM 100 KENNETH MCGEE | 50s & UP Jesus tells us that the Holy Spirit will be our counselor and our guide until He comes again. With that in mind, join this small group as we explore the Bible and discover what it means for us today and how we can rely on the Holy Spirit to guide us each day.

RM 105

RM 104

CHAPEL

BROOKE CARRUTH | WOMEN’S GROUP We say it all the time, “Connected people do life together.” Ladies, come join this small group designed just for you, and together we will discover how God fits into our busy lives.

ARNOLD & PHILLIPS | 40s-60s Belonging to a community of believers who care is vital to our spiritual lives. Join this discussion-based small group that encourages, challenges, and shows each other how to implement our faith in God in practical ways.

KEN ISOM | 50s & UP We believe that our Senior Adults are a vital part of our church! This small group provides an opportunity for our “Prime-Timers” (Senior Adults) to fellowship, worship with one another, and engage in biblical discussion.

RM 202

ROB MCCLURE | ALL AGES Starting February 10 Join us as we go through the book “Love and Respect”. This group is for everyone! If you are happily married...in marraige crisis... just got engaged. We will learn how to stop the Crazy Cycle of conflict - initiate the Energizing Cycle of change - enjoy the Rewarded Cycle of new passion.

ED DAMRON | 40s-60s Faith moves mountains! We need to trust and believe that God is who He says He is and He can do what the Bible says He can do! Join us as we explore scripture and discover how to grow in Christ and learn to handle real-life issues with prayer and deeprooted faith in God.

RM205

ROB MCCLURE | ALL AGES We believe that scripture is incredibly relevant for our daily lives! Join with people of all ages and life stages to explore scripture verse by verse and discuss how to practically apply them to our lives.

RM100

RM204 BRIDGE STUDENTS Get connected in a weekly small group! This time is designed to help your students grow in spiritual disciplines.

NEW CLASSES

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TUESDAYS AT 9:30AM MOMS CLASS Come hang out and grow with other moms while we watch the little ones. You know...a vacation! RM100

LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY We are kicking off a brand new video-assisted series called “Beloved Disciple” by Beth Moore. RM104

PRIME TIMERS This is an opportunity for all of our senior adults to get out, have fun, learn, and fellowship with other seniors. RM105

THIRD SUNDAY AT 6:00PM DOUG WYATT | YOUNG ADULTS (405) 204-4569 / doug@thebridgeag.org

WEDNESDAYS AT 7:00PM

WRILEY & DAWN WEBSTER | NEWLYWEDS (405) 414-4119 / wriley@wearethebridge.church

NAMI SUPPORT GROUP

JOSH & HOLLY JACKSON | 20s-40s (W/ KIDS)

Every 1st & 3rd Week Are you the family, partner, or caregiver of an individual living with mental illness? Come find support and friendship with others in the same situation. We will discuss critical information and strategies related to caregiving. RM200

(405) 830-5878 / jjack540@cox.net

LUKE & ANDREA PURKEY | 20s-40s (W/ KIDS) (405) 317-4560 / andrea.purkey@gmail.com

JASON & MARGIE TIMM | 30s-50s (W/ KIDS & TEENS) (405) 613-4547 / mazawill@yahoo.com

LIVING FREE ADDICTION RECOVERY Come and let us help you on the road to overcoming addictions and breaking free from life-controlling issues. The End Zone.

MARK & DIANE LEBSACK | 30s-50s (W/ KIDS & TEENS) (405) 830-0059 / mdlebsack@yahoo.com

ROB & SHERRI MCCLURE | 30s-50s

BRIDGE UNIVERSITY

(405) 517-8635 / rob@thebridgeag.org

For the month of March we will all be meeting in the auditorium for a series called Angry Birds. We will be looking at how to protect our commitments from the vultures of life.

DONNELLY & GROVES | 30s-50s (405) 740-3631 / alidonnelly4@yahoo.com

ED & BRENDA DAMRON | 40s-60s (405) 823-7442 / brenda@brendadamron.com

KATHLEEN & LYNDEN WILCOXSON | ALL AGES (405) 820-2990 / kathleenwilcoxson@sbcglobal.net

KEN ISOM & KEN MCGEE | SENIOR ADULTS (405) 250-0619 / kenmcgee@thebridgeag.org Interest Based

BIKES & TRIKES | ROGER & RHONDA STEVENS (405) 830.0530 / stevensroger34@yahoo.com

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WORK AS WORSHIP Work is where most of life happens! Some people hate work. Some people are energized by their work. No matter what job we might have and where we may work, we have each been given an incredible opportunity to become the hands and feet of Jesus to our co-workers and those near us. We don’t think about the reasons that God may have us at our job, but what if we did? Join us as we discuss how we each can connect our faith to our work.

WHAT WE BELIEVE We all have questions! Questions about the Bible, questions about Christianity, the Assemblies of God, and even questions about what church is really about. This class is designed to walk through and discuss, “what we believe!” Our hopes are that you can then confidently go and share with others what you have learned! Bring your questions and come join us for a great discussion of what we believe!

YOU’RE IDENTITY Who are you? What are your strengths? What are your spiritual gifts? Perhaps you have had a feeling that God was calling you to something more - something specific that is uniquely yours to offer! Join us and discover the unique life mission God has planned for you! Imagine the sense of pur-

MARCH SERIES

pose that will come with knowing what you’re on this earth to do!

THE BAIT OF SATAN This class will expose one of the most deceptive snares Satan uses to get believers out of the will of God—offense. Most people who are ensnared by the bait of Satan don’t even realize it. Come join us as we discuss how to stay free from offense and escape the victim mentality!

BATTLE PLAN FOR PRAYER The Battle Plan for Prayer begins with prayer’s core purpose, its biblical design, and its impact throughout history. We will be guided scripturally through the fundamentals of how effective prayer works, inspired

APRIL & MAY GROUPS

towards a closer, more intimate relationship with God, and shown how to develop specific prayer strategies for

SCREWTAPE LETTERS

each area of life.

Take a closer look with us at one of C.S. Lewis’ most popular non-Narnia novels. This story, told through a series of letters,

FINANCIAL PEACE

uniquely reveals a timeless message (through two bizarre

Financial Peace is a proven program that will show you

characters) about how we can identify and see the temp-

how to master budgeting, save for emergencies, pay off

tations in our own lives more clearly and how to avoid the

debt, plan and invest for the future, and live and give

snares of our enemy.

like no one else.

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CHILD DEDICATIONS

WATER BAPTISMS

MEMBERSHIP

If you have a child you would like to

If you have recently given your heart to

In our membership class you’ll learn

have dedicated, you can go online or

the Lord or have rededicated your life

the vision and values of The Bridge.

open our mobile app to get signed up.

and want to be water baptized, there is

At the end of the class you’ll have an

We just need some basic information

a class we would like for you to attend.

opportunity to become a member.

about your child and a photo. Deadline

On March 24 we will offer a class at

Membership Class is designed for

for dedication sign-ups is March 17.

9:30 & 10:50AM in RM102. This class is

16 year olds and up. This class is a

a requirement for baptism.

requirement for membership. It will be offered on March 3 & 10 at 9:30 & 10:50AM in RM102.

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SUNDAY NIGHTS

Happenings CORPORATE PRAYER

MARCH MADNESS

Tuesday at 9:00AM Join us every week as we come together for a time of corporate prayer in the Chapel.

MARCH 10 No PM Activities

MEMBERSHIP CLASSES Sunday, March 3 & 10 In our membership class, you’ll learn the vision and values of The Bridge. At the end of the class you’ll have an opportunity to become a member. Membership Class is designed for 16 year olds and up. This class is a requirement for membership. It will be offered on March 3 & 10 at 9:30 & 10:50AM in RM102.

BAPTISM CLASSES Sunday, March 24 If you have recently given your heart to the Lord or have rededicated your life and want to be water baptized, there is a class we would like for you to attend. On March 24 we will offer a class at 9:30 & 10:50AM in RM102. This class is a requirement for baptism.

Bridge Kids MARCH 17 Connect Groups

BRIDGE KIDS EXPERIENCE Sundays at 8:15/9:30/10:50AM Join us every week for exciting worship, fun games, and biblical lessons!

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS

MARCH 24 No PM Activities

Wednesdays at 7:00PM We offer fun-filled programs every week for boys (Royal Rangers) and girls (mPact) that help them grow with God.

PINEWOOD DERBY

MARCH 31 Celebrate Sunday / Prayer & Worship

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BRIDGE STUDENTS EXPERIENCE Wednesdays at 7:00PM Join us for our weekly service that your students do not want to miss. There is powerful worship, a life-impacting message, and a whole lot of fun!

All Church

MARCH 3 Reggie Dabbs

Bridge Students

Friday, March 29 This event is open to all boys and girls. The race will be held at 6:30PM in the Venue. The car kit can be purchased from Lowe’s or Hobby Lobby. Adults are also welcome to join in the fun. This event will also have an optional dinner and dessert with tickets available at the door for $7 per adult, $5 per child, or $20 for a family of 4. To register, visit the Ranger office on Wednesday nights before or after service. Please take note that registration closes March 27th.

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March 6: Special Service with Reggie Dabbs March 13: Camp Live March 20: Spring Break March 27: Family Night

FACEBOOK LIVE Sunday, March 24 Hop on Facebook at 8:00PM where we will be discussing all things Youth Camp, Mission Arlington and all of the other exciting events we have going on this summer! We hope you’ll join us. If you aren’t able to get online at 8PM, the video will be available on the church’s Facebook page for you to watch at your convenience.

Bridge Men MEN’S BREAKFAST Saturday, March 9 Come join us for a man-sized breakfast, great fellowship, and spend some time speaking into the lives of men who are currently incarcerated. Happening in The Venue at 7:30AM.

Bridge Women GARAGE SALE Saturday, March 30 Bridge Women will be hosting a Garage Sale to raise money for missions. You can purchase a spot for $15 and bring your items to sell. It’s a win/win: receive free promotion and save on foot traffic at your home.

Bridge Seniors CHILI DINNER Friday, March 15 We want to invite all senior adults to come join us for food and fellowship in the Venue at 6:00PM. Chili is furnished. Bring side dishes and desserts.

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