Updated on 3/19/2020
The Regional Office announced the following event cancellations on 3/16/20. If you have questions please contact the Regional Office. Thank you.
International Affairs Seminar
Associate Regional Minister Rev. Michael Davison
The physical health and well-being of our youth, their families, and congregations is as important to the Region as their spirituality and walk with Jesus. Tuesday, I learned information that indicated if one of our IAS participants would have presented with symptoms consistent with Covid-19, chances are health officials would have quarantined our entire group. Also on Tuesday, the United Nations canceled our March 20, tour and has closed to the public until April 1. The odds that other prearranged activities in DC and New York would be canceled were growing. Our siblings in faith at Park Avenue Christian Church in Manhattan have decided to close the church to the public and not hold worship for the next couple of weeks, as the Governor of NY has asked places of worship to suspend holding services. The Regional Ministers for New York and Washington DC indicate people are living normally amidst growing anxiety of the unknown of the disease.
So, Pam, Tom (Regional Moderator), and I discussed the best information we had from several sources and determined that, however unlikely that an IAS participant would become infected, the possibility existed. This would be a burden on the participants, their families, and their congregations. We also didn’t want to bring back a pathogen that might harm a vulnerable member of a congregation. So, we made the decision to cancel the trip late Tuesday afternoon. All participants and their families were informed Tuesday night. We wanted to pass on this information to our siblings in faith.
– for participants living with some disappointment;
– for those physically and emotionally affected by Covid-19;
– for employees, businesses, doctors, nurses, and leaders that are currently making the best choices they can based on what we know and don’t know about Covid-19.
– for residents of Nashville continuing to clean up and begin the restoration of lives and property after the tornado.
O God who hears, for these and many more we offer our prayers. Amen
March 17: John Dear to Speak at Edmond Trinity Christian Church
The event on March 17 at Edmond Trinity Christian Church has been cancelled.
March 18: PRAR Training
Marilyn Knott and Delois Guess have decided to cancel the March 18 PRAR Training.
March 23: Retired Ministers Gathering
In the best interest of our retired clergy, Bill Shields has made the decision to cancel the Retired Ministers Gathering on March 23 at Southern Hills Christian Church, Edmond. Information will be mailed about about future events.
March 25-26: Disaster Emotional & Spiritual Care Academy
Rev. Mary Gaudreau Hughes has cancelled the March 25-26 Academy. Click here for details on an online option.
March 28: Oklahoma Disciples Women Spring Meeting
Marilyn Bohlender, President, Delois Guess, along with the Oklahoma Disciples Women have made the decision to cancel their upcoming Spring Meeting on March 28, 2020. A new date will be announced in the future.
April 2: Central Area Disciples Men Meeting
The Central Area Disciples Men have made the decision to cancel the Central Area Disciples Men Meeting. A date will be announced in the future.
April 3 – 4: Oklahoma Disciples Men April Retreat
Inman Jones, President, has made the decision to postpone the April 3-4 Retreat until next fall. They do so to protect the health of their fellowship. A date will be announced in the future.
April 24 – 25: Regional Assembly & Leadership Training School
The Executive Committee of the Regional Board will meet on 3/17/2020 to make a decision on whether to postpone the 2020 Regional Assembly & Leadership Training School due to the continuing concerns about the Corona Virus (Covid-19). Please watch the Region’s email newsletter, website and FaceBook page for updates.
April 25: OK-CADP 2020 Annual Awards Dinner & Meeting Postponed
The 2020 OK-CADP Annual Awards Dinner and Meeting has been postponed until fall. If you have purchased tickets you have the option of a refund, or saving your seat for fall.