- Progress 2014
Father’s heart as big as the spirit of an Olympian
George Pankonin, whose son, Joe, is a Special Olympian, formed an Enid High Alumni team to provide EHS grads the chance to continue enjoying the benefits of competing and fellowship.
RSVP provides another way to love each other
RSVP stands for Retired Senior Volunteer Program. It’s a self-sponsored, non-profit entity that welcomes volunteers to assist others, ages 55 and older, in Alfalfa, Garfield, Grant, Major and Noble counties.
Foundation provides the perfect match
Mary Stallings, past and current Cherokee Strip Community Foundation director, became chairwoman of the CDSA funding drive to build a non-profit center downtown. That drive was successful, and The Non-Profit Center is operating.
Vance at your service
The men and women at Vance Air Force Base serve in a number of ways both on base and off, through various volunteer opportunities.
The Enid News & Eagle is publishing eight special sections that explore the progress made and the challenges faced in Enid and northwest Oklahoma. Please click on the ENE's Progress 2014 section front to view the featured individuals, businesses and organizations, continuing this week with Faith, and see prior editions, Health and Wellness and Economic Development, Education, Northwest Oklahoma and Family and Agriculture and Energy.
Congregations join forces to deliver word of God
John Chambers, Wayne Bland and Carl Roberts are members of a pastors’ prayer group, through which they became friends. In addition to that group, they formed their own group and prayed for a way to bring God’s message to Enid in a better, more direct way.
Lahoma's GLOW letting its light shine
Sabrina Bergdall, who attends United Church and is youth minister for the group, was taking her children to Ames for a youth group there. It was then she decided a group in Lahoma was needed.
Enid officer answers to a higher calling
“I had been going to church at World Harvest and had really just felt the need to serve the union. I served the department and that was the only way, was through the chaplaincy.” — Enid Police Department Officer Aaron Barber
Carrier church’s doors are open
It’s a common message among United Church of Christ, well-known for its history of firsts: First woman ordained, first openly gay man ordained and first Christian church to affirm the right of gay marriage. The inclusivity of the denomination is what led Southern Baptist-raised Richard Mize to become, in his words, “a UCC-er.”
Invitation to come home
The church has about 1,200 families registered at the church. There about about 1,200 people who attend service on a regular service, making St. Francis Xavier an active community.
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