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.
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 β€” land now under the on-ramp to Interstate 235 just east of Deep Deuce β€” 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: “Justice of Biblical Proportions”

“Justice of Biblical Proportions,” Jeremiah 4:11-28, Sept. 15, 2019, Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Program: “Medical Marijuana: Separating the Facts from the Hype”

β€œMedical Marijuana: Separating the Facts from the Hype,” a free seminar for seniors, will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 24 at Oklahoma City County Health Department Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus, 2600 NE 63.

Also on the agenda: “Social Security Benefits You May Not Know About.”

A continental breakfast and light refreshments will be provided. Preregistration is not necessary. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. with sessions scheduled between 9 a.m. and noon.

Sponsors are Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), 2301 NE 23rd; Redeemer Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1524 NE Grand Blvd.; and New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, 2540 N Martin Luther King Ave.Marijuana poster JPG

Sermon: “Spiritual Rehab Exercises: Relent, Repent, Repeat”

“Spiritual Rehab Exercises: Relent, Repent, Repeat,” Jeremiah 18:1-11, Sept. 8, 2019, Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Leaky Cisterns and Suffocating Silos”

“Leaky Cisterns and Suffocating Silos,” Jeremiah 1:4-10, 2:3-5, 11-13, Sept. 1, 2019, Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Mission from God: Serve the Resistance”

“Mission from God: Serve the Resistance,” Bel and the Dragon, 33-39. Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Aug. 25, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Cumulonimbus Clouds of Witnesses”

“Cumulonimbus Clouds of Witnesses,” Hebrews 11:29-12-2, Aug. 18, 2019, Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Just because: Trinity family!


Look at these smiles! πŸ™‚ Happy summer 2019!

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Faith Is”

“Faith Is,” Hebrews 11:1-3, Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Aug. 11, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Christus Mode”

“Christus Mode,” Colossians 3:1-11. Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Aug. 4, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

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