• You Pick the Sermon Title – from Rev. Welch

     

    Dear Friends and Members of the United Church of Norman-UCC

    The next two weeks I will not be preaching on Sunday. The first Sunday is Conversation Sunday. Joe Ward, chief investigator for Oklahoma County public defender’s office he will speak on issues of Poverty and Crime. He spent 45 years as a special investigator for the Oklahoma and Texas Indigent Defense System in the Capitol Crimes Division.

    The second Sunday, Samuel McCann, a student at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will lead a discussion on Christology during our worship time. The first Sunday I’ll be leading worship at Pauls Valley First Presbyterian. The second Sunday I’ll be enjoying the presentation by Samuel and inviting folks to lunch afterwards to continue the conversation.

    The third Sunday, I’d like to do an experiment. I’d like to preach on topics you’ve raised.If you have any questions or topics you’d like covered this Sunday email me at dwight.welch@occc.edu and I’ll include them into the sermon. We’ll also start tweaking the service and its layout and the worship committee is looking into feed back as we try various changes.

    So far I have received two topics. The origins of hell and the origins of the virgin birth story. As I get more I’ll put together a sermon addressing any questions you’ve sent. I appreciate everyone’s help and participation in putting together August 20th’s sermon.

    Blessings,

    Rev. Dwight Welch

     

     

    Adult Education and Future Meetings

    August 4th Friday
    Congregational You’re invited to a dinner based conversation at the Blu Restaurant 201 S Crawford at 7pm as we discuss Transgender issues and how they connect to a wider set of issues. The discussion will be led by Stephanie Mott, founder of the Kansas Transgender Education Project.

    August 6th Conversation Sunday
    Joe Ward, chief investigator for Oklahoma County public defender’s office. He will speak on issues of Poverty and Crime. He spent 45 years as a special investigator for the Oklahoma and Texas Indigent Defense System in the Capitol Crimes Division.

    August 13th Sunday
    After church there will be an Adult Education meeting to plan out the fall semester offerings.

    August 13th, August 20th, August 27th Sunday
    Chris Carter will be leading a discussion on the PBS series on the historical Jesus, called from Christ to Jesus.

     

     

    Book Club August 14th

    We’re discussing a new book A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman at Nancy Logan’s home 3200 Summit Bend at 7pm.

     

     

    Food and Shelter Needs

    Resident and Shelter Needs include soap, cleaning supplies, furniture, diapers. Kitchen Needs are dry sealed foods. Care Packets for the homeless include deodorant, self care products, snack foods

     

     

     

    Vacation Bible School

    VBS was held last week with Memorial Presbyterian. Thanks to Susan Smith for helping volunteer and for Memorial in allowing how to help.

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