Interfaith Youth Tour
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Interfaith Youth Tour

For the past eleven years, OCC has become regionally known for a project with a focus on children and youth education—in the form of the Interfaith Youth Tour. As part of this tour, students visit three diverse houses of worship to gain understanding and appreciation for other faith communities. Please plan to be a part of this year's experience!

This year's locations:

  • Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma

  • Nithyanandeshwara Vedic Temple of Oklahoma

  • OKC First Church of the Nazarene (Event Host)

REGISTRATION INCLUDES: event entry, event t-shirt, and snack

NOTE: An ADDITIONAL $10 for each person needing transportation. Due to increased charter bus prices, if you are able to provide your own transportation for the tour that would be appreciated. 

The event will begin at 1:00 pm @ OKC First Church of the Nazarene

Annual Partners: Don't forget - you get a discount on all OCC programs and events!  Use your discount code when you checkout. Not an Annual Partner? Click here to become one today!

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Interfaith Leader Retreat
Oct
2
to Oct 3

Interfaith Leader Retreat

AN INTERFAITH LEADER RETREAT FOCUSED ON REST, REPLENISHMENT AND RENEWAL.

The retreat will include three separate coordinated rituals and three “talks” that outline the need for resting and replenishing. There will be time for dialogue in the sessions with one another, as well as interactive activities.

OUR FACILITATOR: REV. SUZANNE CASTLE

As a deeply creative spirit with sparkle in her soul, Suzanne Castle recognized early on the importance of art to capture our attention. The joy-filled ability to recreate the world and allow it to glimmer anew – the “sparkle factor” – is a necessary and too often neglected piece of our humanity and thriving. Suzanne’s desire is to call to life the creative spirit in herself and others, to invigorate and honor artists and creatives as they lend their essential vision to the way we see the world.

Her road, like that of most artists, has been neither straight nor narrow. Her own sparkle factor has had to sustain the complexities of loss, disappointment, reinvention, and time. Recapturing the glimmer in her soul has taken years of patient practicing, sometimes failing, sometimes stubbornly repeating the simplest truth – staying stuck is never the solution.

Suzanne returns again and again to the spark in a room full of dreamers. The possibility, the presence and crackle of that magical rewriting of what could be, is the zing that keeps her creative spirit alive. It is her joy to foster this space for others, through one-on-one coaching, group retreats and events, speaking engagements, and stargazing. Suzanne connects the constellations of her own winding story to draw us closer to the creative spirit shining within us all.

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2019 Annual Dinner & Fundraiser
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

2019 Annual Dinner & Fundraiser

Join us for an evening of "Inspired Stories" as we celebrate the ministry of the Oklahoma Conference of Churches.

We will join together to share stories of the past and present of OCC, as well as dream about the future of our ministry together. You, our partners, inspire the ministry that OCC undertakes on behalf of the people of Oklahoma. Come and be a part of sharing stories and connecting with your neighbors.

Our 2019 Annual Dinner & Fundraiser speaker is New York Times Bestselling Author, Georgia Hunter.

We Were The Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter, is inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds. An extraordinary, propulsive novel, We Were the Lucky Ones demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.

Georgia will share with us what inspired her to follow her family's story and pursue the research of her history. We are excited to welcome Georgia to our evening of "Inspired Stories".

We are grateful to Temple B'nai Israel - OKC and the Respect Diversity Foundation for partnering with us to bring this incredible speaker.

We hope you will save the date, November 7, 2019, for this exciting event!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS AND SPONSORSHIPS

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Fast Breaking Dinner
May
16
9:00 PM21:00

Fast Breaking Dinner

  • Raindrop Turkish House Oklahoma City (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

OCC is honored to join with the Dialogue Institute for a Fast Breaking Dinner. Muslims fast from dawn to sunset during the month of Ramadan. This year Ramadan will start on Monday, May 6 and will end on Monday, June 3. Ramadan is not only a time of fasting, but it is a time to reach out and build friendships with our neighbors. We hope that you will join the Oklahoma Conference of Churches and Dialogue Institute for this meal. Dinner and conversation will start around 7:00 pm.

Registration is required - Click here to register

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May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Painting for a Purpose: An Evening of Connecting & Fun with OCC

Come hang out with other supporters and partners of the Oklahoma Conference of Churches. Come hear from Rev. Shannon Fleck, Executive Director, about the vision of the future of OCC. Come paint and have fun with other lovely, amazing people.

Light snacks will be provided. Cash bar (wine & beer) will be available.

All proceeds benefit OCC ministry.

Registration deadline: April 15

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Revealing Ramandan
May
7
6:00 PM18:00

Revealing Ramandan

Join us on May 7, 2019 in the Nabeel Khan Hall of the Mercy Mission Building as we welcome the month of Ramadan for our Oklahoma Muslim community. Ramadan is the holiest month of the Islamic calendar where Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. A traditional Ramadan-inspired meal will be served. Register below to attend!

This event is hosted by CAIR Oklahoma, Oklahoma Conference of Churches Religions United Committee, Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City, Surraya Anne Foundation Oklahoma City and the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City.

Registration is required - Click here to register

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Apr
25
11:30 AM11:30

Not Without My Neighbor: An OCC Unity Lunch

We are excited to welcome Mayor David Holt as our speaker for our Spring Benefit luncheon. We will gather and celebrate that we cannot thrive without our neighbors. We are interconnected and it's the inclusion of our neighbor and the diversity of this community that helps us to succeed.

We hope you will plan to join us as we celebrate the mission of the Oklahoma Conference of Churches - connecting, motivating, and empowering the witness of faith communities and individuals throughout Oklahoma on issues of faith, care, and social justice.

REGISTER HERE - https://secure.qgiv.com/for/abb/event/799973/

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OCC Annual Dinner 2018!
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

OCC Annual Dinner 2018!

  • Norman Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The OCC Annual Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman Hotel & Conference Center. New Sponsorship packages are available and attached HERE . Please consider sponsoring our largest fundraiser of the year as we continue our programs and further our reach throughout the state of Oklahoma by empowering, motivating, and educating communities on issues of faith and social justice! 

We will have drawings for exciting prizes throughout the dinner, recognize award recipients, and enjoy plenty of fellowship with one another. Come learn about new initiatives within current programs as well as new areas of focus. Our keynote speaker will be none other than the Rev. Lawrence Ware.

Rev. Ware is co-director of the Africana Studies Program and Teaching Assistant Professor and Diversity Coordinator in the Department of Philosophy at Oklahoma State University. He is a contributing writer to Slate Magazine, The New York Times and The Root. He has been a commentator on race and politics for the Huffington Post Live, NPR, and TV One. Lawrence has taught and lectured across the country on issues ranging from race to economic policy. He organizes the Critical Conversations series, which hosts a number of events on campus related to race, gender, and religion. . Please come hear from an amazing speaker, writer, leader, and civil rights advocate. 

We are implementing a new special on tickets this year! Early bird specials will go on sale beginning July 1, 2018  and will end on October 1, 2018 for $60.00! After October 1, tickets will be priced regularly at $70.00 and the deadline for ticket purchases will be November 1, 2018.

Tickets ARE available for purchase below or on our 2018 OCC Annual Dinner page!

For more information on the Annual Dinner, new sponsorship packages, or tickets, please contact the Director of Development & Finance, Courtland Powers at cjpowers@okchurches.org   or call (405) 525-2928.

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2018 Interfaith Youth Tour!
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

2018 Interfaith Youth Tour!

Come join us as we visit the following houses of worship:

  • Islamic Society of Edmond

  • Edmond Baha'i Center

  • First Christian Church, Edmond

Registration opens July 15, 2018 and the cost is $20! We are meeting at First Christian Church, Edmond located at 201 East 2nd Street, Edmond, OK 73034

We’re sorry but online registration has been closed as of Friday, September 14. Don’t worry! You can still register in person on Sunday at First Christian Church Edmond!:

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