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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: “Communion Online (& the Didache, Part 7)”

“Communion Online (& the Didache, Part 7),” Didache 14, Matthew 26:14-27:66, Palm/Passion Sunday, April 5, 2020.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Bones Rattling Online”

“Bones Rattling Online,” Ezekiel 37:1-14, Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 29, 2020.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Reliable Authorities: The Didache, Part 6”

“Reliable Authorities: The Didache, Part 6,” 1 Samuel 16:1-13, Didache 11-12. Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 22, 2020.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Bend or Break: The Didache, Part 5”

“Bend or Break: The Didache, Part 5,” Romans 5:1-11, Didache 7-8,” Third Sunday in Lent, March 15, 2020.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Trinity family! With National Register of Historic Places certificate, presented by Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office

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Trinity family! With National Register of Historic Places certificate, presented by Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office, March 8, 2020.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “The Way of Death: The Didache, Part 4”

“The Way of Death: The Didache Part 4,” John 3:16-21, Didache 5-6, Second Sunday in Lent, March 8, 2020.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Communion Like It’s the Year 50: the Didache, Part 3”

“Communion Like It’s the Year 50: the Didache, Part 3,” Matthew 4:1-11, Didache 9-10. First Sunday in Lent, March 1, 2020.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “The Great Secret of Praying Together”

“The Great Secret of Praying Together,” Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “The Way of Life: the Didache, Part 2”

“The Way of Life: the Didache, Part 2,” Matthew 5:38-48, Didache 3-4, Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time/Transfiguration Sunday, February 23. 2020.

— Pastor Richard Mize

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