The value we place on relationships is one of the things I appreciate most about our congregation. Our church is a warm and welcoming place for people to be themselves. Many have said that when they first visited Harvard Avenue they felt like they were home.
Because of the value we place on building relationships, our church’s leaders have been working on a plan to deepen and strengthen our community by expanding our group life and educational opportunities. Our hope is that everyone will have a place to form deeper friendships and grow in their faith. This is the main way that we form people in faith as Disciples of Christ.
To prepare for the new opportunities that will be rolling out over the next few months, some changes to our existing Sunday morning schedule are necessary.
Beginning Sunday, August 8,
the Rising Worship service will begin at 9:00am
and our Traditional Worship service at 10:30am.
Groups and classes will take place at both 9:00am and 10:30am. Children’s and youth programming will also happen during both worship hours.
This new schedule has some significant advantages:
- We will have a full hour for classes and groups to meet, AND twice as much classroom space available for groups on Sunday mornings.
- We can better engage our Children’s Ministry volunteers, AND offer continual care for children throughout the Sunday morning schedule.
- AND we enjoy 30 minutes of fellowship time between worship and class hours to connect with others. (Our coffee bar hospitality will be back on August 8!).
You may wonder what these changes mean for Sunday morning groups to which you currently belong. Our group leaders have been an important part of our planning, and will be coming to your group to determine what works best for you, whether that means 9am, 10:30am, or something completely different.
This plan is a strong step for the future health and growth of our congregation, and has received the blessing and support of our church’s leaders. Our staff is excited about supporting this next season of ministry.
We can’t wait to tell you more, and answer questions about what’s coming next.
You are welcome at information sessions
coming up July 18 (10am in the FLC),
or in the Challengers class on July 25 (10am in the chapel).
WE NEED YOU to make this happen!
Connect with our volunteer teams:
deacons, greeters, welcome center, coffee hosts.
Check in here for more informaiton.
For now, I would ask you to join us in praying for the ways Harvard Avenue will be Christ’s presence here in Tulsa.
With love and blessings,