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SEC womens session emphasizes Muslim outreach
Feb06

SEC womens session emphasizes Muslim outreach

Three women that have served in Muslim countries were the guest speakers at the Women’s Session at the 2017 State Evangelism Conference. Kate McCord, Rockie Naser and Ruth (last name cannot be revealed for safety precautions) each spoke about their experiences with Islam and how it has impacted their lives and their work for the Kingdom. First to speak was Rockie Naser, a former Muslim and the women’s director at Broken Arrow, First....

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A cowboy gathering place
Feb05

A cowboy gathering place

NEWCASTLE—Those who drive southwest of Oklahoma City long enough find themselves in Newcastle, a rural city with a small-town feel. It also happens to be the home of Tri-City Cowboy Church. Since its first meeting last August, Tri-City has grown rapidly and continues to draw, with anywhere from 130 to 190 people attending. But what is a cowboy church? It’s simply a church founded with western cultural influences that takes a different...

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BVC cuts ribbon in Elk City
Feb02

BVC cuts ribbon in Elk City

ELK CITY—Baptist Village Communities (BVC) hosted a Jan. 24 open house and ribbon cutting for The Neighborhoods at Baptist Village of Elk City. More than 200 were in attendance and enjoyed great food and tours of the beautiful new Village, which opened in December. Speakers at the ribbon cutting included Bill Pierce, BVC president; Anthony L. Jordan, executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma; Elk City...

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Churches prepare for Rose Day indoor rally at Capitol
Jan31

Churches prepare for Rose Day indoor rally at Capitol

On the heels of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (Jan. 22), churches across Oklahoma are making plans to attend the 2017 Rose Day Pro-Life Indoor Rally at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The Rose Day event, now in its 26th year, begins at 9:30 a.m. Christians and other pro-life Oklahomans are encouraged to participate by bringing red roses for the Oklahoma Governor, Lieutenant Governor, their respective State Senate...

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Church helps solve 4-day school week issue
Jan30

Church helps solve 4-day school week issue

INDIAHOMA—School districts are being creative in facing budget concerns in Oklahoma. According to state sources, more than 100 Oklahoma school districts last year considered observing four-day school weeks or recently made the switch. Indiahoma, located 31 miles west of Lawton, implemented the four-day format last fall. As a small community with a population of less than 400 people, parents faced the decision of what to do each...

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Lawton, Friendship inspired by MLK during special service
Jan29

Lawton, Friendship inspired by MLK during special service

LAWTON—On Mon., Jan. 16, people across America observed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which marks the birthday of the late, great Civil Rights leader and Baptist minister. One day prior, in Lawton, one church congregation honored King and worshipped the Lord Jesus Christ during a special Sunday morning service. Lawton, Friendship incorporated elements connected to King’s life and legacy in its regularly scheduled morning worship...

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