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Rainforest Explorers – Vacation Bible School

Come join us at 5:30pm to 8:00pm on August 2nd thru the 6th for Vacation Bible School and explorer with us.

The rainforest is a wild place and it’s easy to get lost. To make it through this unknown world safely, kids need a guide who can keep them on the right path. That’s why we need Jesus!

At Rainforest Explorers VBS, Jesus Leads the Way! Kids learn how Jesus is our ultimate guide in the rainforest and in life. Some days we might feel lost, but He’ll show us the way. He leads us to the treasure of eternal life, and He’ll never leave us alone!

Click here to download the registration form and return to the church office.

JULY MISSION PROJECT: CAROLYN WILLIAMS CENTER

Many of you know about NSO: Neighborhood Services Organization, as our church maintains 2 of their transitional housing apartments for mothers and their children. But they have other programs that are equally necessary in the greater OKC area. One of these is the Carolyn Williams Center. This unique program provides transitional living for homeless young men between 18-23 years old. Many of the youth come directly from foster care or youth shelters. They get help finding jobs, take weekly life skills classes, share chores and learn how to live independently to ensure their future self-sufficiency. Young men can live at the Carolyn Williams Center for up to two years.

The center is also home to a 120-day emergency shelter program, and it recently received a grant from the City of Oklahoma City to help secure permanent housing for young men coming out of the emergency shelter program.

In July, we are asking our members and visitors to assist us in purchasing $25 Walmart gift cards which will be given to the young men of Carolyn Williams Center. They will be able to use these to purchase clothing, personal care products, as well as other needs. Please put the gift cards in the offering plate on Sunday or drop them off in the office during the work week. If you prefer, you can provide a monetary donation in the amount of your choosing and the Mission Committee will then purchase the gift cards. Click here to learn more about the center

As always, we thank you for your participation in our Mission projects.

ON-GOING MISSION PROJECTS

Monthly, the Mission Committee of our church identifies a mission project which members may contribute either in-kind donations, monetary gifts or labor towards, depending upon the project.

But we also have identified several projects that members may support at any time throughout the year. These projects reflect on-going needs in our area or in the world. We’ve added two new on-going projects this year, in addition to the used eyeglasses we collect for Dr. Gourley of Edmond to use in his mission trips to Latin America.

Coats and Blankets

Many of us are now cleaning out our closets for colder weather items, like coats or blankets. If you are throwing away or giving a coat to one of the thrift stores (Goodwill or Salvation Army), we ask that you consider instead getting it cleaned, then bring it to the church. Also if you have gently used blankets, wash them up and drop them off at the church. New blankets or coats that you purchase will, of course, be gladly accepted! The Mission Committee will be collecting these coats and blankets to distribute to the homeless during the fall months. But we do stress new or gently used clean items!

Hygiene Items

Beginning in May, we began collecting items for hygiene kits that will be donated to NSO. These are also for the homeless or transient community.  We will bag up kits of as many of the following items:

Facemasks
Shampoo (sample size)
Hand sanitizers (sample size)
Lotions (sample size)
Washcloths
Toothpaste (sample size)
Deodorant (sample size)
Dental floss
Razors
Chapstick
Combs
Quart-size Ziploc bags
Soaps (sample size)

Join Us for Worship this Sunday – March 21st

The 11:00 a.m. service is temporarily our only worship service. The service will also be live streamed on Facebook. If you attend worship in the church your attendance gives your consent to be included in the broadcast.

Everyone attending worship is required to wear a mask even when singing to ensure the safety of our musicians and members of the congregation.

“For Your Sake”

Jeremiah 31:31-34

John 12:20-33

 

 

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