Rev. Pam Holt,
Regional Minister

Ready? Set? Go! Wait, I’m not ready!

Apr 7, 2021|0 Comments

Remember the children's game, "Ready?  Set?  Go!"  These are the words I'm hearing in my mind as I prepare to depart my Regional responsibilities for a long awaited three month sabbatical. Am I "ready?"  No, I'm not!  Am I "set?"  Wait! I'm not ready! I entered into the work force when I was 15 years old, and I have worked every year since with only two weeks vacation most years. In the latter years, four weeks but I never took all four at once. I was eligible for a sabbatical in 2007, but I gave it to my colleague instead who desperately needed it. I was eligible for a sabbatical again in 201 [...]

Ministry in Extraordinary Times

Mar 8, 2021|0 Comments

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oklahoma Report to the General Board Prepared by Pamela G. Holt, Regional Minister December 21, 2020  Continuing to Connect, Empower, and Equip Oklahoma Disciples to Love & Serve Like Jesus In a Pandemic No one has been exempt from this unprecedented season of a pandemic.  Life began to change rapidly in mid-March and all aspects of ministry changed for clergy and congregations.  The grief, from transitioning to on-line worship and deaths, is real and deep and feels unending.  We’ve seen in clergy and congregations stages of denial, anger, tea [...]

Which Story Will You Choose?

Jun 18, 2020|Comments Off on Which Story Will You Choose?

Dear Friends in Ministry, Thank you for serving as a minister in the Region of Oklahoma! I am always grateful for your pastoral presence, your leadership, and your faithfulness especially in the last few months. I know you all are physically, mentally, and spiritually weary from all that you have had to do to transition to on-line worship. And yet, you are still hopeful, encouraging, and caring for your flock in amazing, creative ways. While I highly recommend some down time for rest and re-creation, I also realize this weekend is bringing another round of anxiety, especially in Tulsa. The Pr [...]

A New Season: Pentecost!

May 28, 2020|Comments Off on A New Season: Pentecost!

Acts 2:1-2 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Just imagine this scene with me for a moment.  We live in Oklahoma where if this storm were coming, David Payne would be entertaining us with warnings and the community sirens and our phones would be blaring!  We would take cover, either in a shelter or in our bathroom with helmets and pillows, and quite possibly, we would miss the miracle of Pentecost.  The miracle where God po [...]