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Vacation Bible School – June 12th to 16th

Keep Calm and Camp On
June 12th to 16th from 5:30 to 8:00pm

Join us for an adventure filled week of  camping, as we learn how to serve others and Jesus!

$5 Registration Fee per child; dinner served each night

For kids entering kindergarten through those who have completed 5th grade.

Register in church office beginning May 22

Day 1: Serve Family
Genesis 37,45
Joseph forgave and fed his brothers

Day 2: Serve Friends
Mark 2:1-12
Four men carried their friend to Jesus

Day 3: Serve Neighbors
Genesis 24:1-27
Rebekah showed kindness to Abraham’s servant

Day 4: Serve Community
Judges 6:1-16, 7:9-21
Gideon led God’s people in battle

Day 5: Serve Jesus
Acts 27,28
Paul told about Jesus wherever he went

Surviving College

What I wish someone had told me!

More than 75% of students required to take remedial classes in college never graduate. 70% of Americans will study at a 4-year college, but less than 2/3rds will graduate. 30% of college fresh

Let’s work together for the success of your child!

Come hear from the experts
May 21st at noon

Dr. James Bidlack – Professor of Biology

Mindy Windholz – Director of University Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Kevin Windholz – VP of Enrollment Management, Marketing at OCU

For Parents and High School Students

Lunch will be provided.

Location Santa Fe Presbyterian Church

Caregiver Support Group

Being a caregiver to someone who has memory loss or a form of dementia can be equally rewarding and taxing to the caregiver. Many caregivers have learned that when they speak with other caregivers, they find encouragement, support and understanding. Our Caregiver Support Group serves this purpose. We also learn from each other: of community resources, the progression of the disease and how to better cope with the needs of our loved ones.

The group may serve family, friends, and caregivers of persons with any form of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia of Lewy Body, and other illnesses which can create loss of memory, language difficulties, thought processing and behavioral changes.

Please invite your friends and family as we share this important time together. The Caregiver Support Group is not exclusive to the Santa Fe community and we welcome anyone who wishes to participate. What we share is confidential. We are gathering for mutual emotional support and will foster positive attitudes that can direct us towards finding solutions. The group has occasional speakers from the community to offer information on programs, legal issues and practical information for those providing care.

The meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and generally last until 8:30 p.m. The group tries to be considerate of everyone’s time by starting and ending the group on time.

Facilitators for this group have been trained by the Alzheimer’s Association and/or the Lewy Body Dementia Association. Please contact the church office (405-341-3300) for more information.

Infant Crisis Service

May Mission Project

                      INFANT CRISIS SERVICES CENTER

 

We are collecting items for Infant Crisis Center to help them with their distribution of baby items to thousands of babies each year.   Here is a list of needed items at this time.

Sippy cups
Children Books
Baby Bottles
Baby  Wash, Shampoo, or Lotion
Youth Tooth Brushes
New or Gently Used Toys
Youth Tooth Paste
Pacifiers

For more information about the Infant Center, please go to their website:

www.InfantCrisisServicesCenter.

Please place your donations on the mission table across from the kitchen window.

Thanks,

Mission Committee

 

Santa Fe Mission Projects

Mission projects offer our members and guests the opportunity to reach out into the communities and world around us, making a difference to a child, an adult, a community. We have several types of missions available at all times: special monthly projects, continual projects, and quarterly contributions. The organizations that we support through these programs include:

  • The Urban Mission offers a Food Resource Center to families with low-incomes, an after-school and summer program for elementary-age children, and other programs for children and adolescents. These programs receive support from our members, through donations of canned goods, volunteering in the Food Resource Center, raising money through a Bedlam Challenge, or supporting a child in the summer program. http://urbanmissionokc.org
  • Neighborhood Service Organization offers transitional housing, in separate locations, for families, young men and persons with serious mental health diseases. Santa Fe cleans and furnishes two of the family apartments, provides a birthday cake and gift for each child in the family housing units, has a summer picnic for the families and young men, and has an Angel Tree gift project at Christmas-time for the families in the transitional living apartments. The children are also included in our church’s special parties at Easter, Halloween, and Christmas. http://nsookc.org/
  • Edmond Mobile Meals delivers hot lunches to seniors living in Edmond. We have a continual collection of canned goods that are offered to this program. http://edmondmobilemeals.org/
  • Stuff the Bus is an annual summer project to collect supplies needed by teachers at Wellston Elementary School. These supplies range from copier paper to pencils to Kleenex, and much more. Our goal is to stuff our “bus” with these supplies, helping dedicated teachers who often spend their own money for needed supplies for their kiddos!
  • Breakfast on Boulevard is a community-wide Edmond program that offers breakfast and a sack lunch to anyone who needs help in their food budget. We’ve donated money and baked cookies for this program. http://www.fccedmond.org/breakfast-on-boulevard
  • CROP Walk is a fun walk in the park, Mitch Park to be exact. Many of our kids and quite a few adults join us, along with other churches, to raise money for hunger projects around the globe. SFPC sponsors the T-shirts which kids can get free when they raise $100. Many of our members make sure that our kids reach this goal. http://hunger.cwsglobal.org/site/PageServer?pagename=crop_main
  • Goodland Academy offers residential housing for male children and adolescents, as well as an educational program for the community surrounding Hugo, OK. A special December offering is collected at Santa Fe for Goodland. http://www.goodland.org/
  • United Theological College in Bangalore, India receives support from Santa Fe in their efforts to educate seminary students while also working in the slums of Bangalore. http://utc.edu.in/
    CentsAbility is collected on the last Sunday of each month by our children during worship service. The coins jangle as they are dropped into tin buckets and the kids are hard to resist. The donations are split between 4 different organizations which have food projects: Urban Mission, Edmond Mobile Meals, Presbyterian Hunger Fund, and Breakfast on Boulevard. http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/hunger/what-cents-ability/
    Used Eyeglasses are recycled by a local optometrist who conducts mission trips to Central America on a yearly basis.
    Boxtops and Labels are collected for certain food products, then sent to Goodland Academy who are nearing their goal to purchase a van with these.
    A Caregiver Support Group meets monthly on the second Monday, offering support and information about being a caregiver to someone who has dementia.
    South Oklahoma Presbyterian Parish Nurse Program offers health fairs and RN services to an area of Oklahoma that is medically underserved. Our hospitality donations on Sunday morning are used to offer support to this program.

PC(USA) Special Offerings are collected twice a year through either the One Great Hour of Sharing or the Christmas Joy Offering. http://specialofferings.pcusa.org