(Anadarko) We Bring Many Gifts to the Table
Last weekend Disciples gathered at Oakridge Camp in Anadarko for play, worship, and study. Rev. Jenny Wynn encouraged youth and adults to reflect on the unique gifts each one brings to the table that is our expression of faith, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and how we can be "community" for friends and strangers beyond the walls of our congregations. Twenty-two (22) congregations sent groups to Qahal/Koinonia and there was a peak attendance of 143. A photo link will be shared soon.
A BIG THANK YOU to the adults that gave their time this weekend as sponsors. Thank you to our keynoter, Rev. Jenny Wynn (Southern Hills CC) and to our music guys, Cole Davis and Brad Blanke (FCC Midwest City).
(OKC) A Word from Dean Phelps
My dear brothers and sisters,
Although I remain on staff through the end of the month, today marks my last day in the office as I prepare to head toward Denver, where I will begin as the Interim Regional Minister for the Central Rocky Mountain Region on November 1.
It has been a privilege for me to work with and among you. Much of my joy in regional ministry comes from experiencing the depth and breadth of the church. I have the opportunity to work and worship in all kinds of churches: in cities and towns, large and small, strong and struggling.
We are a diverse group of Disciples in Oklahoma, yet we are called to be one church. Nowhere is our unity better expressed than at the table where we share the Lord's Supper, and nowhere can we better see our diversity.
As I leave, I carry the memory of the churches I have visited in the images of your communion tables. I wish time had allowed me time to get to all of our congregations, but I'm thankful for each church that welcomed me.
I want to leave those images with you as well, and so I created this video collage of 100 Oklahoma tables. I pray this will be for you, as it has been for me, a reminder that we are one church with many members, one body made up many parts, working together in ministry.
May God continue to bless you in your work and ministry.
(Indianapolis) Thanksgiving Offering
Disciples are known as persons who appreciate and support life long learning. Our founders, Stone and Campbell, as well as the generations to follow began institutions of higher education across the frontier that continue to educate a diversity of students. The Thanksgiving Special Offering supports our Disciples related Colleges, Universities, and Seminaries. The Thanksgiving offering is received Nov 9 and Nov 16 next month. Click here to learn more.
(Enid) Caminante Group Back Home
The group working with our mission partner, Caminante, returned home this weekend. They will have stories to tell. Connect with Sally Wheeler at Central Christian Church in Enid to invite a member of the group to your congregation.
(Ministers-OKC) Healthy Boundaries Seminar 101
Saturday, November 8, 2014 / 8:30 am until 4:30 pm
Regional Office in the conference room / 301 NW 36th, OKC
This seminar is required for standing. It covers the boundaries for relationships between clergy and laity as well as congregational leaders and members.
Cost:$50.00 (covers material and lunch)
Contact :Rev. Leslie Dotson for more information and registration at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918.850.7006
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