Sunday, March 9 will be an exciting evening.
We start with a community meeting at 5 p.m. to discuss an opportunity to participate in a new mission, a community cafe and teen hangout for Owasso. At this cafe, patrons would pay if they are able. If they’d like to work for an hour, they can earn a token for lunch. The cafe would be open after school as a safe, anit-bullying place for teens. Come hear the possibliities. We’ll also elect officers for the year.
At 6 pm, we’ll have our Second Sunday Surprise with great live music. This is definitely non-traditional worship.
At 7 pm is our Mardi Gras dinner. Faith Wylie is making homemade King Cake and coordinating the menu. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can bring gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, or some other Cajun dish. You’re also welcome to bring anything you would like to contribute to the pot luck meal.
We’re exciting about the possibilities, and about the fun evening we have planned.
That’s the rumor we’re hearing abut the pancake breakfast fundraiser hosted by our Open Place Youth from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, Oct. 26. Menu includes pancakes of a variety of flavors, waffles, biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage, bacon, orange juice, coffee. What more could you want? How about some silent auction items? Come and make a generous donation for these hard-working teens. If you can’t come, you can make a donation online through this website.
We’ll have regular worship on Sunday night at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.both Oct. 27 and Nov. 3.
Nov. 10 will be a great day, with special worship at Disciples AND our second Sunday surprise.
Disciples will host a Native American theme worship service at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch.
Then, Open Table will host folk singer Susan Herndon beginning at 2 p.m. at Dan and Patty Casey’s home. It promises to be a great house concert.
We’ll be back to regular worship time on Sunday, Nov. 17.
Please join us this Sunday, September 8 for our second Second Sunday Surprise. We will be blessed with a performance by “made in Oklahoma” singer/songwriter Rick Reiley. Rick will be traveling from Cushing, where he organizes a weekly concert series featuring home-grown musical talents and highlighting his own work.
If you enjoy good music, you don’t want to miss this weekend at OpenTable. Friday night, the Tulsa-area band JYB (Jacob Yarbrough Band, aka ‘Soul Fry’) will be performing a “pay as you are able” concert at the request of our youth (OpenPlace). The portion of the concert that is open to the public (that’s YOU!) will start at 7:30pm and last until 10pm at the latest. They will play a couple of sets for everyone, and then we will transition to our “End of Summer Lock-in” for the youth. After the people who are not staying for the lock-in leave, the band will play one more set just for our youth.
First, remember that our worship schedule has changed and, starting this week, we now meet on Sunday evenings at 6pm. Same location (6540 N 131st Ave in Owasso), same radical welcome (no matter who you are!), followed by a common meal (not the same meal each time, though).
This Sunday, our meal theme is “Summer BBQ” You are asked to bring your favorite summer BBQ meat (already cooked), or your favorite salad to go along with BBQ. This Sunday, we will also receive (and have a special dedication and appreciation) the hymnals from Community of Hope UCC.
We are moving our worship to Sunday at 6 p.m. followed by a light dinner.
Our first Sunday worship will be Aug. 4. The service will be casual. For dinner, we’re doing barbecue. Bring a side dish to go with barbecue or a pound of meat from your favorite barbecue joint. Patty is bringing the potato salad.
We’ve enjoyed our Saturday night gatherings, but our service conflicted with several other activities. We hope Sunday works better for our companions.
See you next Sunday!
Thanks to Rev. Bob Lawrence and our volunteers, we had a great 2013 launch of our Open Place youth group. The group gathered for Pizza on Thursday, then attended the Equality Gala in Tulsa on Saturday.
This ministry is made possible by funding grants from the Kansas-Oklahoma Conference of the United Church of Christ, and the Justice and Witness Ministries office of the national United Church of Christ. Thanks to K-O Conference leader Edith Guffey and Rev. Michael Schuenemeyer for their help and support.
We are also honored that Wayne Majors, who performed with his wife at our Earth Day celebration, has written a song inspired by that day. Here’s his preliminary video.
This year has also been very successful for Food for Kids Owasso. Thanks to the help of several area churches and organizations, we have provided weekend snacks for about 180 Owasso students this year. Kim Densmore has done a great job of coordinating this ministry. Our hosts at Disciples Christian Church have provided a great facility for distribution of the weekend backpacks.
We thank everyone who makes these great things happen, and we thank God for touching the hearts of our coworkers and allowing us to follow in the way of Jesus.
Faith Wylie, Lay Leader