Foundations of Oil Hill

Foundations of Oil Hill

In 1915, workers struck oil at a well called Stapleton #1. From the 1910’s through the 1950’s oil permeated every aspect of life in Butler County and continues to be an integral part of our life today. Stories from the oil fields can teach us something important about our past, present, future … and our faith.

Join us as First United Methodist Church collaborates with the Kansas Oil Museum to bring you these stories. On August 16, we will begin this new worship series – Discipleship #1: Oil Fields and Faith. Every Sunday we’ll take a look at the history and culture of oil in our county and consider how the search for black gold can help us grow as followers of Jesus Christ.

  • August 16 – Legacy of an Oil Boom
  • August 23 – Foundations of Oil Hill
  • August 30 – Fossils, Fuel and Faith
  • September 6 – A Well Oiled Machine
  • September 13 – Strike it Rich!
  • September 20 – Drilling for Innovation

 What is this sermon about?

This sermon is about buying in to God’s plan for our life. It connects the story of Oil Hill with the opportunity to worship.

Why is this sermon important?

This sermon is important because it helps us put worship in context of God’s plan for our life. It is a reminder of the importance of worship.

What is the context of this sermon?

This sermon is the second of the Discipleship #1 series which is a collaboration between First United Methodist Church and the Kansas Oil Musuem.

What are the next action steps?

Take the next step in your worship life.

Let it be a priority.

Maybe you come every so often and once a month would be a next step for you.

Maybe you come a few times a month and being here every week could be next.

You might be here every week and look for ways to worship every day

What is the good news (bottom line)?

The good news is that Christ offers a firm foundation for life. When we worship, we create an opportunity for God to change us.