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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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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

Sermon: “The Sermon in the Park”

“The Sermon in the Park,” Luke 6:20-37. Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. September 16, 2018.

— Pastor Mize

Sermon: “Relative Humility & the Do Point”

“Relative Humility & the Do Point,” Proverbs 22:1-9, James 2:1-17. Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. September 9, 2018.

— Pastor Mize

Sermon: “Vanity Mirrors”

“Vanity Mirrors,” James 1:17-27. Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. September 2, 2018.

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Sermon: “Wage Peace”

“Wage Peace,” Ephesians 6:10-18. Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. August 26, 2018.

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Sermon: “Influence One Another”

“Influence One Another,” Ephesians 5:15-20. Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. August 19, 2018.

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Sermon: “Unity is Not Uniformity”

“Unity is Not Uniformity,” Ephesians 4:1-16. Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. August 5, 2018. Sermon manuscript here.

Sermon: “A Meeting of the Holy Light & Power (Gospel) Co-op”

“A Meeting of the Holy Light & (Gospel) Power Co-op.” Ephesians 3:14-21. Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. July 29, 2018. Sermon manuscript here.

 

Sermon: “Our House is a Very Very Very Fine House”

“Our House is a Very Very Very Fine House.” Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. July 22, 2018. Sermon manuscript here.

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