September 2019
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
  • September 8 - Faith at the Border
  • September 13 - The Bishop's Lecture Series
  • September 13 - Bossey Scholarship Application Deadline
  • September 15 - Interfaith Youth Tour
  • October 4 - Oklahoma Department of Corrections Seminar
  • November 7 - Annual Dinner & Fundraiser (Farmers Public Market)
Interfaith Youth Tour: Registration Now Open!
For the past eleven years, OCC has become regionally known for a project with a focus on children and youth education—in the form of the Interfaith Youth Tour. As part of this tour, students visit three diverse houses of worship to gain understanding and appreciation for other faith communities. Please plan to be a part of this year's experience on September 15, 2019!

This year's locations:
  • Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma
  • Nithyanandeshwara Vedic Temple of Oklahoma
  • OKC First Church of the Nazarene (Event Host)

Annual Partners:  Don't forget - you get a discount on all OCC programs and events! Use your discount code when you checkout. Not an Annual Partner?   Click here to become one today!

**Please note that purchased t-shirts will be shipped AFTER the event.
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Interfaith Leader Retreat has been CANCELED
Unfortunately, OCC's Interfaith Leader Retreat has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
We apologize for any inconveniences.
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. 

Bossey Scholarship Application
The Council of Bishops (COB) is pleased to offer an annual scholarship to one student to participate in the “Complementary Certificate in Ecumenical Studies”(CC) through Bossey in conjunction with the University of Geneva. A total amount of $10,000 US will be sent to Bossey on behalf of the chosen student. 
Applicants for this scholarship must be active members of The United Methodist Church, be between the ages of 22 and 30, be preparing through an approved seminary for vocational ministry in The UMC, and be accepted by Bossey into this program. 
The deadline to receive application to Bossey is in November 2019, so completed applications for this scholarship must be received by the Council of Bishops’ office no later than September 13, 2019 . Notification will be given to the scholarship recipient no later than September 30, 2019 so the recipient can complete his or her application to Bossey in time. 
Please email your completed application form to Dr. Jean Hawxhurst at jhawxhurst@umc-cob.org

*For more information about the CC in Ecumenical Studies, go to www.institute.oikoumene.org .
September Goal: 5 NEW Monthly Givers!
Help us reach our goal of adding 5 monthly, recurring givers during the month of September.
Gifts of any size help support and sustain OCC.

Click below to start your monthly gift of $10, $20, or $40.

BONUS: Recurring givers get a snazzy OCC sticker to put on your computer, bag, face - wherever you like!
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The Rev. Shannon Fleck
Executive Director
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