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Trinity Presbyterian Church, OKC

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Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Oklahoma City has a rich legacy, especially in the area of race relations and in the work for racial justice.
The church building at 2301 NE 23rd was built in 1945 as Creston Hills Presbyterian Church. By the late 1950s, white flight, as a reaction to school desegregation, had decimated the congregation.
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No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome at Trinity Presbyterian Church! (h/t UCC)
Meanwhile, an all-black church, Bethany Presbyterian at NE 3 and Geary Avenue — land now under the on-ramp to Interstate 235 just east of Deep Deuce — was struggling because African-Americans were moving north. Bethany had recently merged with Mt. Moriah Presbyterian Church.
Both Bethany and Creston Hills were struggling amid upheaval in their neighborhoods. Creston Hills wanted to move or disband. The Washita Presbytery, precursor to the present Indian Nations Presbytery, considered it but ultimately rejected the idea.
In 1960, under the close hand of the presbytery, the churches came together in a merger to become the first formally integrated church in Oklahoma, Bethany-Creston Hills Presbyterian Church. The next year, it took a new name, Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Trinity pastors and lay people have always been active in race relations and efforts, formal and informal, to bring people together in the name of Jesus Christ.

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Sermon: “Love, Actually, is All Around”

“Love, Actually, is All Around.” Psalm 133. Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. August 20, 2017.

— Pastor Mize

 

Sermon: “Jesus Walks on Water? That’s Just the Tip of the Iceberg”

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Aug. 13, 2017. “Jesus Walks on Water? “That’s Just the Tip of the Iceberg.” Matthew 14:22-33.

— Pastor Mize

Pastoral Prayer after racial violence Aug. 11-12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia

Words of encouragement from Edith Guffey, conference minister, Kansas-Oklahoma Conference, United Church of Christ. Amen.
— Pastor Mize

Sermon: “Order Up: Comfort Food, Party of 5,000”

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. July 30, 2017. “Order Up: Comfort Food, Party of 5,000.” Matthew 14:13-21.

— Pastor Mize

Sermon: “Do the Rot Thing”

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. July 30, 2017. “Do the Rot Thing.” Matthew 13:33.

— Pastor Mize

Hula Hoop contest on last day of summer neighborhood lunch for kids!

Thanks, Courtney!

— Pastor Mize

4-minute sermonette! “The Parable of the Mustard Seed”

Thanks, Courtney!

— Pastor Mize

Jump rope contest on last day of summer neighborhood lunch for kids! :-) July 26, 2017

Thanks, Courtney!

— Pastor Mize

Sermon: “Not Wholly Holy”

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. July 23, 2017. “Not Wholly Holy.” Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43.

— Pastor Mize

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