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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: “Shine Like the Stars”

“Shine Like the Stars.” Daniel 12:1-3. Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. November 18, 2018.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “The Saints Come Marching In”

“The Saints Come Marching In.” Isaiah 25:6-9. Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. Observing All Saints Day. November 4, 2018.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “How Many Do-Overs Do We Get?”

“How Many Do-Overs Do We Get?” Jeremiah 31:31-34. Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Reformation Sunday. October 28, 2018.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Trinity’s Unlearning Racism welcomed Rev. Sheri Dickerson of Black Lives Matter OKC, on Oct. 11, 2018

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Sermon: “Following Jesus or Lagging Behind?”

“Following Jesus or Lagging Behind?” Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time. October 21, 2018.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon, “Throwing Tantrums at the Lord’s Kiddie Table,” World Communion Sunday

“Throwing Tantrums at the Lord’s Kiddie Table,” Mark 10-13-16, World Communion Sunday, Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 7, 2018.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon, a Service of Healing & Wholeness, “Pray, Confess, Repeat”

Sermon, a Service of Healing & Wholeness, James 5:13-20. Twenty-sixth day in Ordinary Time. Sept. 30, 2018.

— Pastor Mize

Sermon: “Eat Up, Drink Up, All Fall Down”

“Eat Up, Drink Up, All Fall Down,” Wisdom of Solomon 1:16-2:24. Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Sept. 23, 2018.

— Pastor Mize

Trinity Presbyterian (PCUSA) Picnic in the Park, 9-16-2018, with guests from Joy Mennonite Church and Redeemer Lutheran Church (ELCA) w/links to 2 short videos)

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Click here for a Goofy pre-sermon set-up outtake.

Click here for a short clip of a lil singin’!

— Pastor Mize

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