The Season of Lent has often been a time when we think about “giving something up.” But what if we thought less about “giving up” and more about “making room?” This Lent we will focus on what it really costs to be so busy. We will reconnect with an unhurried God.
Our Lenten theme draws on the need for self-care in order to continue our work of caring for others. It addresses the growing intensity and frenetic pace of life. This season we will practice making room, clearing out, slowing down, and prioritizing for the sake of holistic lives. Marcia McFee, who created our Lenten theme, said, “This holistic life involves living with the rhythms that allow us to thrive, finding a balance between work, play, rest and reflection. Jesus calls his followers to more than just unbridled consumption or production. Rather, the Scriptures see our lives and bodies as gifts that should be nurtured.”
Join us to slow down and worship our unhurried God, preparing our hearts for the joy of Easter.
Thanks to everyone that made VBS happen!
TO SPACE AND BEYOND!
Each evening we started with dinner, a Bible story, and songs.
The kids rotated through crafts, science, and games. The youth met separately and did mission projects all week.
Thank you to everyone who made this week possible.
Whiz Kids Tutoring
Our Whiz Kids tutoring program to assist students from Putnam Heights Elementary with their reading!
We meet each week on Thursday afternoons, from 3:00-5:00 pm.
We always need more tutors. You could make a real difference in the life of your Whiz Kid! Join us!
If you would like to know more, call us or e-mail us at: email@example.com or 524-8428.
Arts Academy is an after-school program exposing elementary kids to the arts. We offer individual lessons in a variety of arts and music, taught mostly by talented high school students. Each Wednesday afternoon, Crown Heights United Methodist Church houses about 50 budding artists. The children spend a full school year learning to sing, sculpt, draw, and play guitar, piano or violin.
Our children live in the Putnam Heights and Crown Heights area of Oklahoma City. Many of our high school teachers come from Bishop McGuiness School, Harding Charter High School, and Classen School of Advanced Studies.
Our Children are passionate about their work. They fill the building with love and energy. They made us laugh and fill each week with adventure.
Many of our children live in or near poverty. Many of our children are from refugee families. Many of our children’s parents do not speak English. Many of our children need a little extra help during the holidays. Last year, one of our kids came to us and ask for a Christmas gift– a new uniform for school. Of all the things this child could have asked for, we were struck with the practicality of his needs.
by Rev. Trina Bose North,
clergy at Crown Heights United Methodist Church,
volunteer with Arts Academy