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Disciples Peace Fellowship: 2020 Peace Intern Applications Now Open!

The 2020 DPF Peace Intern Application Process is now open!

What is a Peace Intern?

For more than forty years, DPF’s Peace Intern program has provided a vital witness for peace within church camps and other youth events of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. Peace Interns are young adults who provide educational and program support at church camps and other church-related assemblies and events about peace and justice issues, serving as counselors and resource people, and modeling the lifestyle of peacemakers for youth and adults alike.

Since 1975, more than 100 young people have served as Peace Interns in hundreds of church camps and conferences. The DPF Peace Intern program has had a lasting impact both on the interns and the youth of our church. Interns have gone on to become pastors, professors, social workers, human rights activists, and other peacemakers in our communities and world. Our youth have been exposed to new ideas and issues and challenged to confront their own responsibility as citizens of a global community.

Apply Today!

You can find the Application Form at disciplespeace.org/apply. Please share the news widely within in your networks and especially with any young people that have a passion for justice, a love for Church Camp, and want to live out their faith in life-transforming ways!

Thank you to the many folks who have already liked and shared our announcements on social media! If you haven’t seen them yet, you can find (and like/share!) the posts at facebook.com/disciplespeace and instagram.com/disciplespeace.

Thanks for helping us spread the word! If you have a young adult that you think would be an excellent DPF Peace Intern please share their name and contact information with Rev. Brian Frederick-Gray, Director of Mission Support and the Peace Intern Program, Disciples Peace Fellowship

480-399-6945
2019-12-03T12:02:08-06:00Dec 3, 2019|Congregations|0 Comments

2019 Regional Christmas Offering Video

We invite you to download the 2019 Oklahoma Regional Christmas Offering video. We encourage you to share this with your congregation:

  • As a worship offering moment
  • A looped video prior to worship
  • Hallway monitors
  • Meetings
  • Sunday School classes
  • Share through your FaceBook and social media pages

Video length 2:30 minutes. Download available on Nov. 29, 2019 9:00 am

If you cannot use the video, please download this PowerPoint slide or JPG image to use in your worship announcements.

Christmas Offering will be collected December 15 & 22, 2019, but we encourage you to share this throughout the month of December.

For technical questions contact Michael Davison or Ellen Beer.

Thank you!

Click HERE to learn more about the Christmas Offering, including additional resources.

2019-12-02T13:45:54-06:00Nov 29, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

2020 Experience – It’s Real! July 22 – 25, 2020 in Ft Worth, TX

Christian Brothers and Sisters,

You are invited to participate in a unique event taking place this coming July on the campus of Texas Christian University (TCU). The National Convocation, the Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries (Obra Hispana) and North American Pacific Asian Disciples (NAPAD) of the Christian Church, warmly invite you to this one-time experience in a combined national gathering.

In the spirit of our foundational scripture, Revelation 7:9-17, we will come together giving God praise as the victorious and triumphant Church. In this text, John the Revelator, is caught up in heaven and offers a preview of things to come for the Church from a heavenly perspective. We will become that countless host of worshippers from every nation and tongue, before the throne of God. This is a foretaste of the worship offered to God for the redemptive work of Christ Jesus and the Divine Presence of God through life’s journey. It is our prayer and hope that we will experience a little heaven on earth.

Along with vibrant and spirited worship we will have educational workshops, meal functions for fellowship, exhibits from our partners in ministry and sponsorship opportunities to support the success of this unique event. You are invited to participate in all phases of this experience. Please, plan now to be with us. For more information, itsreal@disciples.org. Registration opens January of 2020.

See you in Fort Worth, Texas!

Click here to here the flyer.

2019-11-27T13:42:51-06:00Nov 27, 2019|Congregations|0 Comments

First Christian Church in Ardmore Changes Locations

The members of First Christian Church in Ardmore celebrated their last worship service in the sanctuary located on Maxwell Street in Ardmore. These faithful folks have moved their worship service to nest with Northwest Baptist Church in Ardmore. They have already discovered gracious hospitality and new opportunities for fellowship.
2019-11-12T11:59:03-06:00Nov 12, 2019|Congregations|0 Comments

Oklahoma Family Empowerment Center Honors Volunteers at Annual Dinner

Oklahoma Family Empowerment Center is an amazing ministerial partner in the Region. Oklahoma Family Empowerment Center held its Annual Dinner on Friday, October 8, 2019 at Harvard Avenue Christian Church. Rev. Dr. Sandhya Jha, Executive Director of the Oakland Peace Center, keynoted the event and praised OFEC volunteers with their work and ministry transforming the Tulsa community and healing the neighborhoods.

Several awards were given to: Rev. Leslie Dotson for Outstanding Community Volunteer and former OFEC Board President; Eric Copeland for Outstanding Client Volunteer; Officer John West for Outstanding Community Service; Deputy Monica Holloway for Outstanding Community Service; and Cordero Hawkins for Emerging Young Leader. The meal was served by delightful young people who are engaged in the camps of OFEC. We certainly celebrate Rev. Sharyn Cosby’s leadership with OFEC!

2019-11-12T11:52:53-06:00Nov 12, 2019|Congregations|0 Comments

Joys & Sorrows Among Our Colleagues

Joys

Congratulations to Gregory and Kathryn Chambers who were married at First Christian Church in Gainesville, Texas on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Gregory is a student at Brite Divinity School and the son of Rev. Steven Chambers and Carolyn Chambers, New Hope Christian Church, Oklahoma City.

Sorrows

  • Rev. Arnold Nelson’s brother, Mark A. Nelson of LaVergne, Tennessee, passed away on August 29, 2019.
  • Rev. Chuck Jackson’s mother, Bonnie Ruth Jackson, Tulsa, passed away on October 13, 2019.
  • Eric Gray’s brother, Christopher D. Gray, Stratham, New Hampshire, passed way suddenly on October 16, 2019.
  • Rev. Marilyn Merle’s father, Walter Rogalla, Wheatridge, Colorado, passed away on October 30, 2019.
  • Rev. Kathy Weaver’s mother, Norma Rountree, Oklahoma City, passed away on November 11, 2019.
2019-11-12T10:48:39-06:00Nov 12, 2019|Clergy News|0 Comments

Nov. 10, 2019: Chili Cook Off and Dessert Auction at FCC Yukon Benefiting “No Child Left Behind”

Come join us in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at First Christian Church Yukon, for an afternoon of fellowship and fun following church worship. The Chili Cook Off and Dessert Auction will benefit “No Child Left Behind”.

“No Child Left Behind” helps pay Church Summer Camp costs, so every child that wants to go to camp has an opportunity.

Click here to download the Chili Cook Off flyer.

Who: Everyone is welcome to join
What: Chili Cook Off and Dessert Auction Benefiting “No Child Left Behind”
Where: First Christian Church, Yukon located at 601 Maple Ave. Yukon, OK
(meet in the Fellowship Hall)
When: Sunday, November 10, 2019 following worship service

2019-10-31T13:04:04-05:00Oct 31, 2019|Congregations|0 Comments

2020 Ministerial Standing Forms

2020 Standing Forms Now Available

2020 Ministerial Standing Forms will be mailed October 31, 2019, which contain information we have on record for active and inactive clergy. You may update and return this form or complete a fillable PDF form.

For more details or to download a form click HERE. Submission deadline is December 2, 2019.


Questions About Standing Requirements
For questions about requirements for standing, please contact Rev. Debi Powell-Maxwell, Chair of Commission on Clergy at (405) 205-8071 or email debipowmax@gmail.com.

Questions on Completing the Form
If you have questions on how to complete the form, please contact Ellen at the Regional Office (405) 528-3577 M-Th 8:30 am – 4:30 pm or email ebeer@okdisciples.org.

2019-10-30T12:35:26-05:00Oct 30, 2019|Clergy News|0 Comments

Nov. 8 – 9, 2019: Children Worship & Wonder Training at Central Christian Church Enid

DATE CHANGE: This training will now take place on November 8 – 9, 2019

Please plan to attend the Children Worship & Wonder Storytelling Training at Central Christian Church Enid, OK (1111 West Broadway Avenue, Enid, OK 73703) on November 1 – 2, 2019.

  • Friday, November 8, 2019 from 6pm – 9pm
  • Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 9am – 5pm

After completing Children Worship & Wonder Storytelling Training, you will be certified to be a CW&W storyteller. You will be equipped to share biblical stories and encourage faith formation in a special worship space dedicated to children. Register online HERE

  • Light dinner will be provided on Friday
  • Lunch provided on Saturday
  • Early bird registration cost is $120. $150 regular cost.
  • Trainer: Julia Jordan Gillett

Click HERE to find more resources about Worship & Wonder. If you have any further questions, please contact Rev. Julia Jordan Gillett at (405) 821-0108 or mgillett@aol.com

2019-10-30T11:17:38-05:00Oct 30, 2019|Congregations|0 Comments

Just Women 2020 Bible Study: Pre-Order Before Dec. 1, 2019

Pre-Order your JUST WOMEN 2020 Bible Study before December 1, 2019 and pay no postage!

The 2020 Bible Study is titled “Healing & Wholeness”. It includes stories of healing abound in the Bible, in both the Old Testament and New testament, offering readers encouragement that God desires human wholeness – shalom for individuals and communities. This eight-session Bible study will explore Old Testament stories of God’s healing – whether in body, mind, or soul – and what that might mean for twenty-first century Christians.

Each Bible Study is just $15.00! Order your copy by clicking on this link: Just Women Bible Study Pre-Order or you can send your check, made payable to Just Women.

Mail to:
Just Women
PO Box 1986
Indianapolis, IN 46206

2019-10-24T13:57:06-05:00Oct 24, 2019|Disciples Women|0 Comments