Building on Tradition is a special section that will publish in the Enid News & Eagle for eight Sundays in February, March and April 2019. The section is designed to feature individuals, businesses and organizations in Enid and Northwest Oklahoma that work every day for the betterment of the region and its residents. This section, which published April 7, 2019, focuses on Faith in Enid and the area.
Other sections include:
• Building on Tradiiton: Community Service, April 14, 2019
Luella said those who want to donate to this year’s sale can contact her by calling (580) 554-9057. Monetary donations can be sent to the Mennonite Relief Sale, 323 Timberwood, North Enid, OK 73701.
"I feel the call being here, and I feel that my gifts are being used well." — Pastor Peter Olson
Bi-vocational ministers maintain a full-time job outside the church while tending to congregations of about 70 people.
FreeWorld LifeGroup, founded by Emmanuel members and former inmates Chris Johnson and Justin Parrish, ministers primarily to people who are nearing release or have been released from Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) to help them reintegrate into society and find healing through biblical grace.
The history of the Russian Orthodox Church goes back to the last days of the Russian Revolution and ensuing Soviet persecution of Orthodox Christians and other faith groups. That persecution led to an exodus of Orthodox Christians from Russia.
"The church is still here because there is a strong sense of community that extends for miles beyond Hawley." — Gary Lillie, pastor, Bethel Hawley Baptist Church
Some 84 children from six weeks to 3 years old participate in the program, which was started in 1982. It meets 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. three days a week — Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Most of the airmen and women at Vance Air Force Base will only call the airfield home for a matter of months or a few short years, but in that time the chapel is a place to find peace, religion and even counseling.
The Rev. Mark Mason was home long before he became the new lead pastor at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Enid in July 2018. His relationship with the church reaches back to his school days.
Four generations of the Chick family have special connections to Bible Baptist Church.
“Hat and boots are not required. We’re open to people from all walks of life. That’s why I like ‘rural minded,’ not just country." — Pastor Kelly Cronkhite