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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: “More”

“More,” Acts 2:1-21. Day of Pentecost. May 20, 2018.

— Pastor Mize

Sermon: “Stay Tuned for More After These Important Messages”

“Stay Tuned for More After These Important Messaages,” Luke 24:44-53. Seventh Sunday of Easter, observing Ascension Day. May 13, 2018.

— Pastor Mize

Sermon: “Friends on the Way, Friends in Truth, Friends for Life”

“Friends on the Way, Friends in Truth, Friends for Life.” John 15:9-17. Sixth Sunday of Easter. May 6, 2018.

— Pastor Mize

Sermon: “Sour Grapes or Fine Wine?”

“Sour Grapes or Fine Wine?” John 15:1-11. Fifth Sunday of Easter. April 29, 2018.

— Pastor Mize

TTC & Co.!

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Trinity Tabernacle Choir, with young guests, on April 22, 2018.

— Pastor Mize

Four blessings!

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These accomplished young women blessed us with their singing on Sunday, April 22, 2018, fresh from being honored for academic achievement as fifth-graders the day before by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.  They are: Jazlyn, Nia, and Seraiah of St. John Christian Heritage Academy, Oklahoma City, and Nia of Angie Debo Elementary School, Edmond. (Thanks to Marguerite for arranging to have them, and to Joy for the picture.)

— Pastor Mize

Pulpit fun :-)

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Recitin’ the Cowboy Code durin’ a sermon April 22, 2018. 🙂

— Pastor Mize

 

Sermon: “Jesus is Not the Good Cowboy”

“Jesus is Not the Good Cowboy,” John 10:11-18. Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 22, 2018.

— Pastor Mize

TTC!

Trinity Tabernacle Choir presents! Third Sunday of Easter, April 15, 2018. Thanks to Joy for the pix!

— Pastor Mize

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