October 2019
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
  • October - Pastor Appreciation Month
  • October 4 - Oklahoma Department of Corrections Seminar
  • October 17 - 2019 Willson Lecture Series
  • November 7 - Annual Dinner & Fundraiser (Farmers Public Market)
Our Speaker: Georgia Hunter
Our 2019 Annual Dinner & Fundraiser speaker is New York Times Bestselling Author, Georgia Hunter.
We Were The Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter, is inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds. An extraordinary, propulsive novel, We Were the Lucky Ones
demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.
Georgia will share with us what inspired her to follow her family's story and pursue the research of her history. We are excited to welcome Georgia to our evening of "Inspired Stories".
We are grateful to Temple B'nai Israel - OKC and the Respect Diversity Foundation for partnering with us to bring this incredible speaker.
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SHANE CLAIBORNE: 2019 WILLSON LECTURES SERIES
OCT. 17TH, 2019

  • 1:00 Chapel Sanctuary: "The Irresistible Revolution"
  • 2:30 Watson Lounge: "Resurrecting Church"
  • 7:00 Chapel Sanctuary: "Beating Guns: Hope for People Who Are Weary of Violence

For more information contact: alharper@okcu.edu
Apply Now for the 2020 Contemplative Renewal Cohort
Are you looking for ways to be renewed in your pastoral work and sense of call? As you encounter the demands of ministry in a changing and challenging time, would you benefit from time away to deepen your spirit?
The Ecumenical Center for Clergy Spiritual Renewal (ECCSR) hosts a two-year “Contemplative Renewal” for early and mid-career clergy. The cohort of 19 men and women will discover renewal through the rhythms of prayer, Benedictine spirituality and community at Holy Wisdom Monastery, an ecumenical monastery outside of Madison, WI.
Early and mid-career ordained pastors, currently serving half-time or more in a congregational setting, are invited to apply starting October 1, 2019 for the next cohort, to begin in July of 2020. Funded by a Thriving in Ministry Grant from the Lilly Endowment, this unique experience is available at no cost.
For more information:
Co-Director Rev. Jerry Buss (608) 836-1631 ext. 163 or Co-Director Rev. Nancy Enderle (608) 836-1631 ext. 114 or visit: www.holywisdommonastery.org/eccsr .
The 2020 census will profoundly impact the future of our democracy and the health of our communities. Ensuring a complete count is a moral necessity. We must work together to ensure that the census promotes equality, not exclusion.

In past censuses, millions of children, people of color, low-income people and immigrants have gone uncounted -- perpetuating systemic racism, undermining political representation, and underfunding resources we all use, everything from hospitals to roads to schools for the next 10 years.

People of faith like you can help fix that by educating our friends, neighbors and faith communities about how to participate in the 2020 Census -- and why it’s so important. 

October Goal: 5 NEW Monthly Givers!
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The Rev. Shannon Fleck
Executive Director
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The Oklahoma Conference of Churches connects, motivates, and empowers the witness of communities of faith and individuals throughout Oklahoma on issues of faith, care, and social justice.