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500+ Attend Leadership Training School

Crown Heights Christian Church was full on January 31st.   Disciples from across the Region gathered for the annual Leadership Training School.  This event is a morning of workshops and worship.

The Region is grateful for The Leadership Training School planning team that worked for several months preparing for the day.  The team was led by Rev. Amy Rogers (Interim Minister at FCC Guthrie).

We give thanks for all the volunteers and staff at Crown Heights Christian Church that worked behind the scenes, provided directions in building, filling water glasses and coffee cups, and moving tables and chairs.  We give thanks for all the workshop leaders and for our keynote speaker, Dr. Mindy McGarrah Sharp, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Ethics at Phillips Theological Seminary.  A luncheon followed the last workshop session that featured our new Regional Pastor, Rev. Pam Holt.  Phillips Theological Seminary sponsored the luncheon.


Installation of Regional Minister Pamela Holt Set for March 7
The Region is pleased to invite Oklahoma Disciples statewide to attend the installation service of Rev. Pamela Holt as its new Regional Minister. The service will be held March 7th at 11:00 a.m. at First Christian Church Edmond. Click here to learn more about the Installation event.

Lenten Worship Services this Week
Tomorrow, March 2,  is the first of two worship services to mark the beginning of Lent.  The services are for all Disciples clergy, commissioned and ordained.  There has been a slight change in the schedule for Monday's worship.  See below.

March 2 at First Christian in Stillwater
Noon - Gather and Lunch
12:45 - Worship

March 3 at First Christian in Sulphur
10:30 am - Gather & Fellowship
11:00 am - Worship
12:00 - Lunch

Thank you to FCC Stillwater and FCC Sulphur for being flexible with their schedules.

Disciples Men's Retreat - Mar 20-21
Registration is open for the Disciples Men's Retreat next month.  The Retreat is held at Central Christian Camp & Conference Center near Guthrie.  This year Rev. Dr. Newell Williams and Rev. Dr. Joe Jones will offer keynotes on the topic: Disciple Men: Past Present, and FutureClick here to register online.  Click here to download the event schedule.

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(Enid) Enid Reverend Dies Following Cancer Fight
by Sally Asher | Enid News & Eagle | Feb 16, 2015
Enid Central Christian Church lost a beloved pastor over the weekend.  The Rev. John McLemore, 68, died at 8 a.m. Saturday following a long battle with cancer. Click here to read more. 

(OKC) Chi Rho Youth Retreat this April
Bring your Chi Rho Youth, (grades 6-8) to Chi Rho Qahal: The Kingdom of God is Like . . . - April 17-19.  Visit the Children, Youth, & Young Adult webpage to download the flyer and register your group.

(Update) Summer Camp Registration is OPEN - New Leave No Child Behind Funding
The Disciples Men's Ministry has updated their discount funding for summer camp registration this year.  The Leave No Child Behind discount for Central Area and Northwest Area campers is $45 this year, up from $40 last year.  Rates have adjusted through the online registration system.  

The Discount Rate Window is Open for Summer Camp.  Visit the Children, Youth, and Young Adult webpage to get all the details, download the Summer Camp Guide, and use the links on the page to register for the camp of your choice.  Don't wait because all camps have limited space.  February 2 through April 16 discount rates are available!

(OKC) OPEN: Regional Youth Council Profiles
The Regional Youth Council plans and leads several events for youth and adults in our Region.  They are the Region's youth group.  RYC represents our Region's youth at board meetings, commission meetings, and in their own youth groups and congregations.  RYC is seeking youth that are solid leaders that are ready to join the team. RYC seeks rising juniors that can serve a 2 year term.  Sometimes RYC selects seniors that will only serve a 1 year term.  Click here to download the Youth Application.  The application deadline is March 16.

RYC has a small group of adults that work as conversation partners and resource help for the youth that serve. RYC is currently seeking 2 more adults to join the team.  Click here to download the Adult application. The application deadline is March 16.

(Cherokee) First Christian Church Supports Summer Camp Program
Chi Rho Camp this summer will decrease in price, slightly, from last year.  Why?  The members of First Christian Church in Cherokee are paying the site fees for the 22 adults that will volunteer their time as counselors and directors.  This means the Region will not have to pass along the site fee cost for the adults to the campers that attend Chi Rho Camp.  Tom Stanley, pastor at FCC Cherokee, will be one of the volunteer counselors this year. The Region celebrates and is grateful for this witness and generous stewardship.  To learn how you or your congregation can support the program ministries for Children, Youth, and Young Adults of the Region download the 2015 Funding Guide.

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