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Community Candlelighting Christmas Eve Service in our new building 11 pm all welcome

We have purchased our new building we will be moving into and relaunching in a new transformed way to better serve more people in our area. The new place is at 5920 N. Owasso Ave. just behind the Turley Tag Agency. It was built in 1920 as the Turley Community Methodist Episcopal Church, then became the Witt Memorial Indian Methodist Church in the 1960s, then became Zion Baptist Church and child care and Joyful Time Ministries, then has been abandoned for a few years. We are beginning the long hard work of fixing and remodelling, and will be moving in beginning next month though we will have most of our services shut down for the transition and the new relaunch. Thanks for your patience. More news on that coming in the new year.

Come celebrate with a community candlelighting communion service in the space that has been cleaned but is still showing signs of vandalism. Christmas Eve at 11 pm come join us in celebration and bringing in Christmas morning in a deeply spiritual way.

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Get Ready for the Launch of The Welcome Table Center, tied in with our other recent project The Welcome Table Garden Kitchen Park on 60th and N. Johnstown Ave. All our projects of our A Third Place Community Foundation. 2010 has been an amazing year, but 2011 with your presence and assistance, will be even more miraculous for our area.


Justice For the Poor program, and more in December

On Sundays at 12:30 pm we will have our special Advent and then Christmas Justice For the Poor DVD program and discussion along with a common meal. For those who want to attend a worship gathering we have our small group communion services at 11 a.m. during the season. (feel free to come even if you can't bring anything for the meal but if you can feel free to add anything to the feast or if you want to just enjoy the program and discussion that is good too). This program comes from Sojourners magazine and community in Washington, D.C. See

Nov. 28: Burger King Mom, first Sunday of Advent
Dec. 5: Is There Something Wrong with the Gospel of Prosperity?, second Sunday of Advent
Dec. 12: Standing at the corner of Church and State, third Sunday of Advent
Dec. 19: The Gospel according to New Orleans, fourth Sunday of Advent
Dec. 26: Outside The Gate: The Poor and the Global Economy, first Sunday of Christmas
Jan. 2: From Serial Charity to a Just Society, second Sunday of Christmas

These feature Jim Wallis, Shane Claiborne, John Perkins, Richard Stearns, Tony Compola, Desmond Tutu, Heidi Unruh, David Batstone, E.J. Dionne Jr., Robert M. Franklin, and many others.

Other special events in December: Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 pm Decorating Party at the Center and community. Saturday, Dec. 11, 10 am to noon, mentoring and gardening, Cherokee School or in bad weather at the Center; Tuesday, Dec. 14 6:30 movie and free pizza, watching Powwow Highway; Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 pm our annual Christmas Party, treats, carols, games. Share this post with others on your social media sites, email lists, etc.