‘Everyone deserves a chance’ — Open adoption expanding as an option

ENID, Okla. — A local pregnancy resource center is partnering with Crisis Pregnancy Outreach of Tulsa to make open adoption available to both expectant mothers and adoptive families in the Enid area. Journey House, a faith-based resource center in Enid, opened in spring 2018 to provide ultrasounds, pregnancy testing, coaching and mentoring, educational resources and … Continue reading ‘Everyone deserves a chance’ — Open adoption expanding as an option

Opioid addiction treatment services expanding

ENID, Okla. — A new treatment soon will be offered, with no out-of-pocket expense, for opioid addiction treatment in North-central and Northwest Oklahoma. Northwest Center for Behavioral Health (NCBH), a division of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS), is finalizing plans to offer Suboxone in all five of its regional … Continue reading Opioid addiction treatment services expanding

Living at the intersection of faith and science

Astronomy instructor lives out his faith through teaching the astronomical signs of the Nativity ENID, Okla. — For many Americans, faith and science seem incompatible. According to a 2015 Pew Research Study, almost one-third of Americans say science and their personal religious beliefs are in conflict, while 59% say “science and religion often conflict.” But, … Continue reading Living at the intersection of faith and science

‘Good to know your enemy’ — Alzheimer’s caregiver urges others to seek education, support

ENID, Okla. — This Thanksgiving, Sheila Gilbert, of Enid, will be making a drive few would want to make. She'll be driving almost three hours to the Claremore Veterans Center, where her husband, David, is one of 5.7 million Americans living with dementia — a number expected to double over the next two decades. The … Continue reading ‘Good to know your enemy’ — Alzheimer’s caregiver urges others to seek education, support

White privilege curriculum goes international

Regional faith leaders in Oklahoma and Kansas have been working for more than three years to foster community conversations around white privilege, and how it plays into issues of racial justice in America. Now, that work is crossing international borders, with a United Church of Christ minister taking the training program to Germany. The Rev. … Continue reading White privilege curriculum goes international

Faith leaders gather to tackle issue of white privilege

Oklahoma City -- Faith leaders from across the state joined a cadre of trainers from the United Church of Christ and Oklahoma Conference of Churches Saturday at First Christian Church of Oklahoma City, to tackle the issue of white privilege and racial justice. The 45 clergy and lay leaders of a diverse group of denominations … Continue reading Faith leaders gather to tackle issue of white privilege