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We Welcome Laurel Hall as Director of Youth and Education

Laurel grew up an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Letters with Distinction, and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Laurel married Ward Hall in 1996 and taught middle school French at Westminster School. The two welcomed their first child, daughter Arden, in 1999. For six years the family re-located to Paris, TX and during that time welcomed their second born child, son Brink, in 2001. While they lived in Paris they were active members of Holy Cross Episcopal Church. The family moved back to Oklahoma City in 2004.

Laurel began her seminary journey at Fuller Theological Seminary in 2014. She graduated in 2018, having won the seminary’s Frederick Boechner Award for Excellence in Preaching. For the last eighteen months, Laurel has served the congregation of Connecting Point/The North Campus of Westminster Presbyterian Church as Pastoral Intern. Prior to that she served Westminster as Youth Intern, writing curriculum and teaching high school Sunday School, taking students on mission trips, and spearheading a college ministry.

Laurel also served Boy Scouts of America Troop 4 as Chaplain for several years. Laurel has been a certified yoga instructor since 2003 and earned her 500-hour master teacher certification with Holy Yoga in 2012. When she’s not at church, Laurel loves to cook, exercise, and cheer for the Thunder and the Sooners.

Brink, Laurel, Ward, and Arden Hall

 

2019 Valentine’s Day Dinner and Silent Auction

Sponsored by the Santa Fe Youth

The Youth of Santa Fe invite you to attend the Annual Valentine’s Day Dinner and Silent Auction.  Please join us for an evening of fine dining, cooked and served by the youth of the congregation, with the help from the culinary talented Brian Champlin. Along with dinner, there will be a silent auction consisting of items donated by members of the congregation. Proceeds from the silent auction and ticket sales will help our youth go on mission trips, conferences, as well as support other activities.  Entertainment will be provided by the youth as well. This is a perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day and support a good cause.  The dinner will be on Sunday, February 10, 2018.  Tickets will be $15 in advance, until Wednesday, February 6, and $20 after February 6 and can even be purchased at the door.  Child care and a child friendly meal can be provided.  The ticket for a child friendly meal will be $5. The last day to pre-register for child care and meal will be February 6.  The committee will begin collecting donations for the silent auction on Saturday, January 26, and these items will be available for bidding on Sunday, January 27.

 

Angel Tree

Angel Tree

Showing our love to children this Christmas

What an awesome church we have!! The mission committee would like to thank all those that are selecting names from the Angel tree for the children and their moms who live in Martha’s House and Gatewood.

The Mission Committee is very thankful to have the support of our church members and to know you care about the mission work of our church. Because of you, we were able to provide two gifts to each mother and each child that live in Martha’s House and Gatewood and also gift cards to the Whiz Kids. You made many families and children have a much nicer Christmas. Thanks again!!

Santa Fe church is awesome and caring!!  The mission committee appreciates YOU!