Announcements

Santa María Tamale Sale

Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Santa María Virgen is selling tamales to raise funds for a new roof and HVAC system. 
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EFM Online Groups

Tuesday, 22 June 2021
EFM Online groups starting soon! Find support for study, reflection, and community through an Education for Ministry (EFM) group. Meet weekly with a group of 6-12 adults, facilitated by a trained and certified mentor.
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St. John’s, OKC seeks Admin. Assistant

Monday, 21 June 2021

St. Johns Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City seeks a new administrative assistant. The assistant will work part-time (25-30 hours per week) and will report to the Vicar, the Rev. Nate Carr.  Administrative assistant provides high-quality, intuitive, timely, and professional administrative and clerical assistance in support of the Vicar in a high-performing environment. Secondary support is provided to the executive team.

Please send resume to Fr. Nate at ncarr@theacademyok.org if interested. 


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Ignatian Classes Start Aug 2021

Tuesday, 15 June 2021
The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma School of Spiritual Direction is pleased to announce the starting of classes for Ignatian Groups starting August 2021. Applications due July 31st.
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Vernon AME Prayer Wall Dedication

Wednesday, 02 June 2021
Monday, May 31st, marked the 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. In Tulsa, the Greenwood District was known as Black Wall Street, a thriving community of black-owned businesses, organizations, and places of worship. Last weekend the Greenwood District hosted dozens of events to commemorate the horrific destruction and violence that occurred 100 years ago.


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Sacred Ground Training

Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Sacred Ground is an intensive 21 week (meetings every other week after the first meeting) dialogue course intended to deepen our understand, knowledge, and experiences as it relates to racial dialogue in our country and restorative justice. Sacred Ground dialogue circles are group-facilitated and begin on June 6th (7PM) with an informational and introductory session with the first dialogue circle taking place on the 13th of June.
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New Director of Communications

Friday, 21 May 2021
Bishop Poulson is pleased to announce that Susanna LeMasters will be the new Director of Communications. She takes the place of Sarah Smith who is transitioning into seminary at Seminary of the Southwest this August to finish her requirements for ordination. 
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COVID Guidelines Update 5.14.21

Friday, 14 May 2021
As of Pentecost Sunday, May 23, I am leaving all decisions about COVID restrictions to our congregations and their clergy and lay leaders. I urge all those eligible to be vaccinated, to do so... 
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Sabrina Evans Retires

Thursday, 13 May 2021
Sabrina Evans has served faithfully on the diocesan staff for 10 years as the Director of Christian Formation.
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New Podcast Episode: Greenwood Theatrical & Fire i

Thursday, 13 May 2021
This week’s episode features special guest and St. Crispin’s Camp alumni Patrice Armour and Marta Reiman, creators and directors of Tulsa’s newest theatre, Greenwood Theatrical.
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Church Vaccine Locations

Thursday, 29 April 2021
Calling all churches to help vaccinate our communities! We are looking for opportunities to meet people where they are – put the vaccine in places that are easily accessed and familiar to people. Is your church willing to host a one day vaccine event, perhaps following a Sunday service? Are you willing to partner with other churches or organizations in your community to promote and plan for such a community vaccination event? Would you be receptive to the help of your local county health department nurses to bring and provide vaccinations at your location?
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Bishop Poulson's First Year

Thursday, 29 April 2021
This week we feature Bishop Poulson! We sit down to talk about his first year of leadership at the Diocese and cover issues from the importance of small churches to what it means to be a vital congregation.
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Digital Resource Guide for Tulsa Anniversary

Thursday, 29 April 2021
The Becoming Beloved Community Commission of the Diocese of Oklahoma invites you to join us in spirit of unity and remembrance of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. The commission has assembled a digital resource packet for congregations and individuals to use throughout the month of May culminating in Unity Day on May 30th, 2021. Click below to access.
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REVISED HOLY ORDERS DISCERNMENT MANUAL NOW AVAILAB

Thursday, 22 April 2021
With input, suggestions, and holy work by the Commission on Ministry (COM), and with the approval of Bishop Poulson, we are now able to share with you the revised Holy Orders Discernment Manual for the Diocese of Oklahoma. There has been only one change to the ordination process itself, but the manual has had some major revisions.
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Georgia Gates Podcast Episode

Tuesday, 20 April 2021
This podcast is a special tribute to the Life and Legacy of Georgia Henry Gates. Sarah interviews long time friends of Georgia's, the Rev. Kay Boman Harvey and John Koons. 
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COVID Protocols Update 4.13.21

Tuesday, 13 April 2021
The Rt. Rev. Poulson Reed gives the Diocese of Oklahoma an update on COVID protocols on April 13th, 2021.
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Supply Clergy

Monday, 05 April 2021
As we enter into Post-Easter and Summer holiday seasons and the need for Supply Clergy arises, our new Supply Clergy List (with rates) is available on the Diocesan website on the “For Congregations” page under the “Resources” tab. If you are looking for Supply Clergy, please make sure you are reaching out to the clergy on this list FIRST. Only after you have reached out to those on the list and are still unable to find supply, you may reach out to the Canon to the Ordinary’s Office.
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More Tech Tutorials

Wednesday, 24 March 2021
The Diocesan Ministry Partners Team is offering more tech tutorials in response to the great turn out for the last one! The next series of workshops will include tutorials on how to you Google Suites, Instagram, Canva, Zoom 2.0, advanced FaceBook and digital storytelling across platforms!
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Planned Giving Cohort

Monday, 22 March 2021
We are excited to announce a partnership with the Episcopal Church Foundation to encourage and enhance our Diocese's planned giving efforts. This new program will establish a planned giving cohort of five selected congregations based on their application.
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St. John's, Norman calls Rector

Monday, 15 March 2021
St. John’s Episcopal Church in Norman, Oklahoma calls the Rev. James Detrich as their new Rector. 
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New Hope Sunday

Friday, 12 March 2021
New Hope Oklahoma is gearing up for an exciting summer serving children with one or both parents behind bars in Oklahoma. New Hope began as an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Church in 1992 serving children at St. Crispin’s through summer camps. Now as a non-profit organization supported by Episcopal churches and Episcopalians throughout the state, New Hope serves hundreds of children annually through case management, after-school programs, family events, and summer camps.
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Diocesan Archives Receives Grant

Tuesday, 09 March 2021
The Oklahoma Historical Society is proud to announce that the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma and Preservation Oklahoma Inc. have been awarded grants through the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program.
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Georgia Lynn Henry Gates Endowed Scholarship

Wednesday, 24 February 2021
The Diocese of Oklahoma has received an abundance of funds for camp scholarships in Georgia Gates' name. As a result we are thrilled to announce the creation of the Georgia Lynn Gates Scholarship Endowment. All we need is $5,000 more to complete the fund. Consider giving today!
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