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Contents
Prayer for Travelers

We're at EYE 2014l

Bishop's Annual Appeal

Mind, Body, and Spirit Event Offered

Godly Play Training and Material Making Day Coming

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Safeguarding God's Children

Safeguarding God's People

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Help Needed at Ft. Sill

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Western Days 2014

Mission Trips that Matter

10 Ways to Stay in Touch with those Headed to College

Episcoposse Schedule for Summer

Happening Scheduled for August 1 - 3

Applications for 2014-15 Class of EYLA Available

St. Crispin's Summer Camp Begins

Seals of Jeremiah's Captors Discovered

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The Episcopal Church




Diocesan Events

 

 

July 15 - 29, 2014

A Journey to the Holy Land

Led by Bishop Konieczny

 

August 7

Mind, Body, and Spirit in the 2nd Half of Life

St. Augustine's of Canterbury

 

August 14 - 16

Education for Ministry Mentor Training

St. Crispin's

 

September 12 - 13

Bishop's Lecture Series

St. Paul's Cathedral, OKC

 

October 18-19

Education for Ministry Retreat

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Bryan

St. Crispin's Conference Center

 

October 25

Liturgy Worship Festival

St. Paul's Cathedral

 

 

Diocesan Wide Events

 

September 9

Western Days, Saint Simeon's

Our Home is Grand!

 

October 18 - 19

Education for Ministry Retreat

(Open to all)

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Bryan

St. Crispin's Conference Center

 



 

Congregational Events

 

  



 

Community Events

 

August 7

Rev. John Price to Talk about Near Death Experiences

Cox Convention Center

10 - 11:30

 

August 16

James Finley

The Mustical Dimension of the 12-Steps for us All

Monte Cassino School, Tulsa

 

September 5 - 6

Enneagram Workshop Offered

St. Monica Catholic Church

Dallas, TX

  

September 21

1 - 5 p.m.

Interfaith Youth Tour

 

Bishop's Schedule


July 14 - 29
Holy Land Pilgrimage



Bishop Ed is now on Twitter @ OKBishopEd.
  
  
Bishop Ed's Address to Convention is now on the website. Go tohttp://www.epiok.org/videos.html and it is the first one on the page. 

 

 


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Holy God, source of healing and of peace, bless with your grace the companion dioceses of  Oklahoma and Uruguay. Through our partnership one with another may we grow in mutual affection and communion, seek a more profound experience of truth, build up the Church in unity and give glory to Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

 

 

New Web site:

 

 http://uruguay.anglican.org/

 

 

 

 

 

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Diocesan Newsletter

The next Diocesan Newsletter
 will be 
Friday, July 18, 2014.





We Are Epiok.org

July 11, 2014

Issue 25

From the Diocese
Prayer for Travelers

This coming week, a group of people from the Diocese will travel on their Journey to the Holy Land. Please keep these individuals in your prayers: Kim and Steve Bilsbury, Joyce Cantu, Jennifer and Terry Eaton, Estelle Flemmons, Shelley Forrester, Cara, Michael, Alex, and Joseph Hall, Bishop Ed, Canon José, Donna and Robert Merrifield, Ann and Ted Owens, Jan Pope, Pam Troup, Nancy and D.I. Wilkinson.

O God, our heavenly Father, whose glory fills the whole creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go: Preserve those traveling from the Diocese on this Journey to the Holy Land; surround them with your loving care; protect them from every danger; and bring them in safety to their journey's end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We're at EYE2014

OKC and this side of the state Youth and Adults arrive at Diocesan Office heading to Broken Arrow.
On Tuesday morning at 6 a.m. a group of youth and adults arrived at the Diocesan Office to prepare for the first leg of their trip to Villanova. They left here going to Broken Arrow and then on their way. There will be two 12-passenger vans and a mini van carrying their luggage. (Oh what fun things you learn when you try to rent a 15 passenger van!)

Please keep each of these people in your prayers for their safe travel, for the experience of EYE2014, and for new friendships and a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Christian. 

Adults:  Aaron Mooney, Beth Canaday, Nancy Scott, Michael Riden, and Chuck Evans, driving the vehicle with the luggage.

Participants: Ragan Auxter, Mitchel Bibelheimer, Rachel Carroll, Braxton Clarke, Lily Rain Cummings, Victoria Dina, Jenna Elmer, Dayton Hobson, Blair Johnson, Keifer Kehl, Chloe Moore, Molly Rogers, Saige Shirley, Haven Waldrip, Taylor Wiley, and John Zuk.

You can keep up with them on facebook at Oklahoma EYE 2014. 

General Information about EYE and How to Stay Connected

Almost 1000 youth along with more than 200 adults are gathering for the popular Episcopal Youth Event 2014 (EYE14), July 9-13 at Villanova University in suburban Philadelphia, PA.

Youth in grades 9-12 during the 2013-2014 academic year and their adult leaders will hail from 84 dioceses, including international friends from the Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Taiwan.

 

Bronwyn Clark Skov, Episcopal Church Youth Ministries Officer, noted: "EYE14 is an amazing opportunity for youth to experience The Episcopal Church on a vastly different scale than that of their local faith communities. They will be immersed in music, scripture, worship, and fellowship as they discern their own call to engage in the Five Marks of Mission."

EYE14 is presented in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.

 

In addition to the camaraderie, opportunities abound for learning, prayer and mission work.

 

* The opening Eucharist on July 10 will be live webcast along with two plenary sessions; Friday evening prayer; and the July 12 closing Eucharist.

* Music at EYE14 is being led by Live Hymnal with appearances by HighLite Vibes and the St. Thomas Gospel Choir of Philadelphia.

 

The 2014 event marks the twelfth EYE and remains a popular and well-attended event.

 

Follow the action
* EYE14 social media hub here. 

* Twitter Hashtag is #EYE14

* Live webcasts here (all Eastern times):

- Opening Eucharist - Thursday, July 10 at 9:30 am; the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon for Missional Vitality, Diocese of Long Island preaching and President of the House Of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings presiding

- Plenary - Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 pm; the EYE14 Mission Planning Team

- Evening Prayer - Friday, July 11 at 8:30 pm (approximate); Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preaching and officiating

- Morning Plenary - Saturday, July 12 at 9:30 am; the Rev. Becca Stevens, founder of Magdalene and Thistle Farms.

- Closing Eucharist - Saturday, July 12 at 8 pm; Bishop Michael Curry of the Diocese of North Carolina preaching and Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori presiding.

 

* App. Links:
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Android

* EYE14 Facebook here. 

* Vine here. 

* Instagram here.

Bishop's Appeal

  

 

 

We now have just over $29,000 to send to San Agustin Preschool in Montevideo, Uruguay. This already exceeds the goal of $27,500 and is a remarkable testament to the generosity of Oklahoman Episcopalians. My deepest thanks to everyone for their heartfelt support of this important ministry in our companion diocese.

 

If you have not yet made a gift, please consider doing so. A contribution of any amount will help make the school a reality to many underprivileged four- and five-year olds. Please respond by July 31st if you can, so that I can let Bishop Michele know what to expect.

Mind, Body, and Spirit in the Second Half of Life

Who should attend this event? What does it mean to be in the "Second Half of Life"? Those questions have been asked several times and the answer is YOU! Making plans for the inevitable can be done at any stage of your life. Whether you are eligible for the "senior discount coffee" at McDonald's or prefer the early bird special at Golden Corral or are getting close to either of these events, this event will offer valuable information from a religious, legal, and spiritual side. 
 
The Diocese and the Senior Ministries Committee are pleased to offer this event again. It will offer 6 workshops, of which you can attend 3, and a lunch speaker. All workshops are age related, such as "Aging is Changing" and Messy Paperwork of Spiritual Life, along with Messy Paperwork of Legal Life. A spiritual workshop is also offered.

Lunch will be catered from Nunu's Mediterranean Restaurant in Oklahoma City. 

Cost is $15 for food, handouts, and door prizes!

Click here for a registration form. 
Godly Play Training and Material Making Day Coming

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July 26 (Saturday)  10 a.m. - 4 p.m. St. Paul's Cathedral (lunch and snacks provided)

July 27 (Sunday) 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Trinity, Tulsa (dinner meal and snacks provided)

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST CONTACT SABRINA BY JULY 21 SO WE WILL HAVE ENOUGH SUPPLIES FOR EVERY CONGREGATION THAT WANTS TO PARTICIPATE. 

This will be a day all about creating the Godly Play environment!
  • Experience a full Godly Play session
  • Learn about the four genres of lessons in a Godly Play environment
  • Receive practical advice on setting up a Godly Play classroom
    • What stories do we need to get a good start?
    • Which ones can we make?
    • Ideas about how to collect or make the necessary artifacts
    • Which stories should we buy? How will we raise the money
    • Ideas about what kinds of shelves to buy, etc.
  • Make as many as four lessons for your classroom!
We are going to open this event to anyone who is interested, even those outside the diocese. We are charging $25 for OK participants plus the cost of your materials. There will be different rates for those who are not from here. So, if you are interested in attending, please email Sabrina Evans at sevans@epiok.org. 
Disaster Recovery and Preparedness 

On a regular basis, I will be giving you an update as to the on-going work of the diocese in the area of Disaster Recovery and Preparedness. 
 
 We are directly involved with the Unmet Needs subcommittee (LTRC) of the Long Range Area Recovery Committee (LARC). The Diocese of Oklahoma (EDO) has committed to 38 cases in the 5 county region of ODRP, Oklahoma, Cleveland, Eastern Cleveland, Potawattomie, Canadian, and Lincoln. One case has been committed to in Logan County which is not in the ODRP designated area, as a result of the wildfires. And we have funded the entire redo of the Dixon family roof in Quapaw. The breakdown is as follows: OKC/Moore: 25 cases; Newalla 4 cases; Pot county (general) 2 cases; Shawnee 1 case; Meeker 1 case; McLoud 1 case; Carney 1 case; Lincoln County (general) 1 case; El Reno 2 cases.

The amount committed to is nearly $75,000.00 in just a few weeks. And that number will continue to climb as we continue to work hand in hand with the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities and the Red Cross who are the primary funders for the Unmet Needs Committees. The EDO, as we are known, is becoming a recognized and respected funder for the people of Oklahoma in disaster recovery.

Two representatives from All Saints Church in Miami attended the newly formed LTRC in Quapaw last week and gained a valuable perspective on how the system works!

Valuable contacts have been made as a result of attending these meetings on a weekly and/or biweekly basis: Red Cross, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, United Way of Pot County, Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management, United Methodist Disaster Recovery Coalition, Oklahoma Conference of Churches. As a result, I have had face to face meetings with the Regional Disaster and Programs Officer, American Red Cross; the Individual Assistance Officer, State of Oklahoma Dept. of Emergency Management; American Red Cross and Program Director for the Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Program (ODRP). I have also attended the Spiritual Care Responder Training sponsored by the Oklahoma Conference of Churches.

That will bring you all up to date on what has been accomplished so far.  I will continue to keep you updated on our work!

Be safe and be kind. 
Anne Kueteman
disaster@epiok.org
Diocesan Events and Information
Safeguarding God's Children
Safeguarding 
Saturday, July 19
St. Paul's, Claremore
9:30 until 12:30
Please call the Church office (918) 341-0168 to enroll in this session.

Safeguarding God's People

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Safeguarding People1
 

There are four videos in these series - 2 on Safeguarding God's People - Sexual Harassment and 2 on Exploitation.

Those required to take Harassment include:

Clergy
Finance Committee
Vestries
Supervisors of employees of volunteers
Standing Committee members
Diocesan Council members

Those who are required to take Exploitation include:

Clergy
Youth Ministers
Members of Vestries and Bishop Committees
Stephens Ministers
Community of Hope
Spiritual Directors (those trained by FIND or any other licensing group
Ministers of any sacraments outside of public worship
Life leadership/peer coaches
Leaders/facilitators of: Bible studies, Cursillo (serving on teams) Christian Formation (EfM mentors, Catechumenate sponsors)
Small group/ministries (New Member ministries, prayer ministry)
Licensed Worship leaders
Licensed preachers
Licensed catechists
Lay Congregational Leaders
Lay Chaplains
Interns
Persons who do field work

 

August 9   

9 - noon

St. Michael's Church

Norman

Contact the church at  405 321 8951 to register.

 

September 9 

9 - noon

Church of the Resurrection

OKC

Contact the church at  721 2929 to register

Congregational Events and News
Join All Souls' in Support of "Easter House"

"Easter House" is the Habitat for Humanity Home to be built this fall in honor of our beloved Deacon Jim Easter. We will raise the funds, organize volunteers, supply most of the labor, and erect a home in Deacon Easter's honor and, at the same time, provide an enormous step up for a deserving family in a beautiful new and secure home in Faith Landing, located off South County Road between SW 44th and SW 59th streets. The project will be a four bedroom home (approx. 1300 sq. ft.) for a family of five; Mr. and Mrs. Erik and Laura Lira and their three children Zahid (11), Sophia (6), and Joshua (3), who has autism. Erik is gainfully employed with a company manufacturing products for the oil and gas industry. The family belongs to First Assembly Church in El Reno, where Erik and Laura are both involved with the music program. As with all Habitat Homes, the Lira family, as owners, will work a set number of hours of "sweat equity," where they assist personally in the construction of theirs and other Habitat Homes. They are also required to make payments until their home is fully paid for. Were it not for Habitat for Humanity, the Lira family would not be able to purchase their own home, let alone move into a new home in a new subdivision. This provides a wonderful new horizon for them as a family!

Please consider making a donation in support of Easter House. In so doing, you honor the ministry and person of the Reverend Jim Easter and help a family realize the dream of home ownership. Additionally, because of the wonderful way in which Habitat for Humanity is structured (the gift that keeps on giving), this will eventually provide even greater resources for more homes to be built. Your gift of financial support may be sent to All Souls' (6400 N. Pennsylvania Ave., OKC 73116) and made payable to "All Souls'" with a reference in the memo "for Habitat Easter House."

There will be a special fund raising auction on Sunday, September 14th (details forthcoming) to raise any additional funds needed, but we are hopeful a good portion of the total of $90,000 will be raised through direct donations. Please consider a generous donation to the glory of God, in thanksgiving for blessed Deacon Easter, and to make this new home a reality for the Lira family.
Community Events and News

1,200 Children at the Fort Sill Juvenile Detention Center for Unaccompanied Minors in Lawton Need Your Help NOW!

 

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City (CCOKC) has been approved to start conducting "Know Your Rights Legal Presentations" (KYRs) and individual legal consultations (Consultations) for the children at the Fort Sill Detention Center in Lawton, Oklahoma ("Project"), beginning on Monday July 7, 2014. CCOKC has established a website:http://helpkids.catholiccharitiesok.org/, for more information about this Project.

 

The KYRs and consultations for the children are required by Federal Immigration Law and regulations. More importantly, those KYRs and Consultations are essential because each child is now in removal (deportation) proceedings and needs to understand how the immigration system works, what legal issues are facing them, and what his or her rights are in those legal proceedings.  

 

To give you a feeling for the daunting scope and challenge of this project, the Immigration Legal Services (ILS) team at CCOKC sees between 1,200-1,500 new clients over the course of a calendar year.  By taking on this project at Fort Sill, CCOKC is essentially doubling its caseload overnight without initially hiring any additional staff.  For the sake of the children, CCOKC needs your help--and they need it now!  CCOKC cannot sustain the effort for any extended period without your help.

 

Representatives of CCOKC have spent the last week at the unaccompanied minors detention sites at Lackland AFB in San Antonio and at Fort Sill. The statement from one who attended was, "My experiences have shown my legal mind and my human heart why we must reach out to these children.  You will cry, you will laugh and you will be inspired by these children.  But most importantly you will want to help us help these children." 

 

The following is a quote from a refugee which summarizes what has now been witnessed firsthand:

 

"No one leaves their home willingly or gladly.  When people leave en masse the place of their birth, the place where they live, it means there is something very deeply wrong with the circumstances in that country.  We should never take lightly these flights of refugees fleeing across borders.  They are a sign, they are a symptom, they are proof that something is very wrong somewhere on the international scene. When that moment comes to leave your home, it is a painful moment... I thank all those who throughout the decades of my life have extended a helping hand to their fellow man, near or far, with large or small help."  

 

Please go to http://helpkids.catholiccharitiesok.org/  to see the volunteer positions which are needed. Completed volunteer application forms will be quickly processed. Volunteers will be reimbursedfor tolls, mileage, and given a per diem food allowance. As you will see on the site, you do not have to be a lawyer to help at Fort Sill with this project. CCOKC can train you to be an effective advocate for these children. They need as many bilingual speakers as possible. Most of these children with whom you will directly interact are from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.  

 

PLEASE HELP CATHOLIC CHARITIES HELP THESE CHILDREN!  

 

Email Richard Klinge at rklinge@catholiccharitiesok.org or call him directly at  405-200-9867 (cell) if you have any questions.  Please IMMEDIATELY forward this information to your contacts and networks and post it on your social media sites.


Events and News from Other Places
Music Conference Offered at Union Presbyterian Seminary

"Faith in our Music:  Many Voices, Diverse Chords, Common Hopes," will be offered at Union Presbyterian Seminary

in Richmond, Virginia, September 23-25, 2014.  This ecumenical and diverse event features John Bell from the Iona Community in Scotland, and other fine musicians helping us to learn about new forms of congregational music for folks of all denominations, abilities, and ages.


The early registration deadline of July 31 is quickly approaching.  There are significant discounts for three or more people from one congregation if they register together, especially if they register by the end of this month.  

Would you kindly post information about this conference on your website so that others may learn about it and not miss the deadline?  

Further information and registration for this and other events sponsored by the Leadership Institute may be found on our website, www.upsem.edu/leadership_institute. 
Senior Living Events and News

Western Days 2014 at Saint Simeon's 

 

  

 

Western Days 2014: OKLAHOMA! Our Home is Grand!will mark the 18th annual milestone of the exciting Western-themed fundraising event to benefit Saint Simeon's. Western Days 2014 will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Central Park Hall at EXPO Square in Tulsa. A new website with all of the event information was recently launched!

 

Visit westerndaysevent.com to learn all about:

  • Event details
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • How to buy individual tickets
  • Raffle tickets for the $2,500 Utica Square shopping spree
  • View photos from last year's event and this year's Kickoff Party

 

The event is always a great time, including a delicious steak dinner, a live and silent auction, a wine pull, live entertainment, and the highly anticipated giveaway of the $2,500 Utica Square shopping spree! Saint Simeon's looks forward to seeing members of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma on Sept. 9!

Youth Ministry News

Youth
Fuller Youth Institute Offers Info on Mission Trips that Matter

As your congregation plans its mission trip, you might want to read these articles on the what, when where, how and why of mission trips.

Click here for the articles. Fuller Youth Institute
10 Ways to Stay in Touch with Those Headed to College

This Spring, you probably celebrated the seniors who graduated from High School and are headed off to their next adventures. Their adventures may include a job, the military, community college, college, or something unknown. Regardless of where they are headed, staying in touch with them and letting them know you are still thinking about them, holding them in prayer, and looking forward to seeing them is important. Just because they graduate, does not mean that they graduate from the community. But how does one stay in touch? Here are my top 10 ways that I have found to stay in touch.
  1. Care Packages - when you are off to something new, who doesn't like to get care packages. Make sure to include not only food goodies, but also prayer cards, personalized notes, etc.  
  2. Post Cards - I know this seems old school, but who doesn't like to get a fun piece of mail? You can send them from places you are traveling, create your own, or find crazy ones that will make them laugh.  
  3. Social Media - find ways to stay in touch with them via the Social Media sites that they use.  
  4. Invitation for Coffee - if you know they are around or if you are visiting where they live, invite them for coffee.  
  5. Young Adult Retreat/Gathering - when you think most people will be around (Christmas, summer, etc.) invite them all for a retreat/gathering to get back together and check-in with one another. If people want to be there, but the timing doesn't work, you may want to have a video chat with everyone while you are together.  
  6. Online Prayer Circle - Create a private group on FB or another site that will allow you to continue to hold one another in prayer while you are dispersed. Using a group that people can comment of post to will invite people to post prayers, concerns, and celebrations to the group.  
  7. Notes from people in the congregation - Graduates not only like to hear from their youth minister and the clergy person, but they may also like to hear from their confirmation mentor, Sunday school teachers, other youth they did ministry with who are still around, as well as others. Create a time when people can gather to write them notes.   
  8. Birthday Cards - if you kept track of their birthdays, continue to send them cards even after they are gone. You can dedicate an afternoon to writing all the addresses notes and then organize them for the year to be sent out a week ahead of time. This is something a volunteer could help you with and might be happy to do so!  
  9. Email - again, this may be old school, but it is another form of communication that can be open and that may invite conversation.  
  10. Pray for them and send them a prayer note or card (either electronically or snail mail). Knowing someone is praying for you as you enter into the next thing in your life is powerful and can open up new conversations. Remember to include your contact information so they can find you.
From Shannon Kelly - Faith Formation Learning Exchange
Episcoposse Schedule for Summer

Episcoposse is for all youth in the Tulsa Area. Join in the fun as the group plays, works, prays, studies, and does all sorts of fun things!
July

Saturday the 12th@ 11:30am
Picnic in the Park
Bring food to share and Frisbees, footballs or other outdoor games and meet us by the batting cages at LaFortune. Ashley's grilling hot dogs!

Sunday the 20th@ 1:30pm
Pool Day
Grab your suit and spend the afternoon by the pool with us! Bring a towel and some sunscreen. We'll meet at the Wignalls house to eat and then head to their neighborhood pool to swim.

August

Friday the 8th @ 7:00pm
Drive in Movie @ the Admiral Twin
We'll meet @ St. Patrick's and head to the movies! Please bring $7 for your ticket and movie snacks of your choice 
Happening Scheduled for August 1 - 3
 
Happening

Happening is a Christian experience presented for teenagers who are in or have completed grades 10,11, or 12 and is led by other teenagers with the help of clergy and lay adult leadership. This year's event will be held at St Anselm of Canterbury@ the University of Oklahoma. 


The purpose of the Happening - A Christian Experience program is to be one of the instruments within the Anglican Tradition to renew the Christian Church in the power of the Holy Spirit, in order that the Church may respond more readily to its call to spread the Kingdom of God throughout the world.

Happening - A Christian Experience seeks to achieve this purpose by bringing young persons and adults to a fuller personal knowledge of and relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and to a deeper level of commitment and apostleship.
- from Standards and Guidelines for conducting the weekend

What can I expect at a Happening weekend? During the Happening weekend (usually beginning Friday evening and continuing through Sunday afternoon) there are activities designed for fun and Christian community building among participants. 

Throughout the weekend a series of talks are presented by youth and clergy to logically present the elements that define a mature profession of faith and the catechism process. The presentation of key talks by youth using personal life experiences is intended to offer Christ's message to attending Happeners on a level they can understand, and to answer many of the faith questions youth struggle with daily. Talks about church teachings and their importance in the lives of youth attending the weekend are presented by clergy in a fair and friendly manner. Each talk is a critical building block in the creation of the Happening message. The entire series of talks is given in a sequence that is intended to guide Happeners by opening an avenue of discussions to help them verbalize and internalize their faith questions in a safe environment and hopefully lead to a renewed or new relationship with Christ.

Caritas, or signs of God's love through letters, messages and small tokens are distributed at times over the weekend to deepen fellowship, and to demonstrate the knowledge and support that comes to each weekend from the "wider church." 
 
Click here for registration form.
Applications for 2014-15 Class of Episcopal Youth Leadership Academy to Close Soon
 
We are now taking applications for our next group. Our first meeting will be in September, 2014. We will have complete details on meeting locations and dates soon. But you need to apply now. 

This program is open to youth 6th - 9th grade, who want to learn to be leaders. It is a one-year program and requires a large commitment on your part and that of your parents in transporting you to and from these meeting locations. Youth will also work with a mentor in their parish. 

There is no limit on the number that can apply from any congregation and we welcome participants from congregations of all sizes. 

For a copy of the application, click here.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Sabrina Evans at sevans@epiok.org. 
St. Crispin's Summer Camp

Sunday, July 13th,  is registration for our 2nd session of the 6th and 7th grade camp and the last session of our camping year.
 
Please keep Andrew Scott, Tim Sean Youmans, who are serving as deans, Everett Lees, Chaplain, and Katie Hamilton, nurse, in your prayers

We also ask that you keep the camp staff in your prayers:

Ben Abla
Will Berntson
Sammantha Birchall
Kelsey Brass
Rebekah deCrosier
Katie Gallion
Gable Krebsbach
Austin Lawton
Caity Miller
Philip Newcomer
Jacob Rhinehart
Kirsten Rysted

Tim Sean Youmans, Summer Camp Director
Christian Formation News 
Seals of Jeremiah's Captors Discovered

The Armstrong International Cultural Foundation is offering an archaeology exhibit revealing some of Jerusalem's biblical history of the First Temple Period and the work of Jeremiah. 

You can find them at the Armstrong Auditorium, 14400 S Bryant Road, Edmond, OK. Free Admission. More information can be found at armstrongauditorium.org. 
Spirituality and Practice E-Course

 

Forgiveness: Growth in Love

 

When: Starts Monday, August 4, and runs through Friday, August 29

 

What: Email Lessons and Practice Circle. Subscribe here.

 

Leader: Contemplative Outreach

 

Cost: $49.95

 

Format: 12 emails sent Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. 

 

Content: Essays on various aspects of forgiveness, audio and video clips, gallery of scripture passages, and more

 

Practices: Step-by-step instructions in the prayer of forgiveness with audio versions of the practice.

 

Community: Online Practice Circle to share experiences with the practice and interact with the retreat leaders and other participants.

 

For More Details and To Sign Up: Click here

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Contact Information
Sabrina Evans
(405) 232-4820
sevans@epiok.org