Friday, June 16, 2017

Walk a Block for Jesus scheduled for 8 July 2017 – Save the Date

Here is the thing.  You will actually walk more than a block.  We are planning on 100 believers to walk 100 blocks greeting people that they meet, giving out GOD LOVES YOU – LOVE ONE AN0THER wristbands, praying for the entire block or the school or the business or someone who asks for prayer.  Many people will walk the same blocks.  It’s not about metrics.

It is about sharing good news and fellowship and going into the world as we have been commissioned to do.  We have gospels and wristbands to give away, and a new twist for this year as well.

What’s that?

We will invite the people that we meet to walk with us for a block or two or for the entire morning.  Those people get an additional wristband that reads Walk A Block for Jesus 2017.

This is not just for the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
This is not just for people in Burns Flat.
This is not just for people who can walk.
This is for everyone who professes Jesus as Lord and Savior.

OK, I’m in.  What do I do?

Meet at the Burns Flat Cumberland Presbyterian Church (just north of the traffic light).  This is for all who believe in Jesus Christ.  We will go into the world, for these couple of hours that will be Burns Flat, and pray block by block, leave gospels at houses, give out wristbands to everyone we see, invite those that we see to walk a few blocks with us, and then meet back at the church building for lunch by noon.

This is for all believers regardless of the name on the outside of your church building or if you are not connected to a church.  Come, let us walk together.


What if I can’t walk very well?
We also have some support positions available such as driving and resupplying walkers with water and gospels, preparing lunch, clean up afterwards.  If you want to participate, there is a place for you.  Also, if you are on a walker or a scooter, you are welcome to participate.  This is not a race!

What if it is very hot?
Expect it to be hot, it is July after all.  Dress accordingly, drink plenty of water before you arrive and while you are walking.  Again, this is not a race.

What should I wear?
Please wear clothing suitable for walking.  If you have a Christian tee shirt or cap, you may want to wear it as well.

What if something happens while I am walking?
Every group will have plenty of phones and a watch will be maintained on the church phone.

What if I can’t make it by 9 am or must leave early?

If you come late, come to the church building and we will connect you with a group already walking.  If you must leave early, please inform your group leader and the person on watch at the church.  We do account for all who come to walk.

What if I have never done anything like this before?
Then it is time to take some first steps, and what better way to do it than with other believers.

Can children come too?
Children may certainly come with their parents.  Please don't just drop off younger children.  Come and walk together.  In may ways, children open doors and conversations that adults resist from other adults.  Who can resist a child asking, "May I tell your children that God Loves them and give them this wristband?"

Where do we meet?
Gather at the Burns Flat Cumberland Presbyterian Church (205 State Highway 44), just north of the town's one and only traffic light.  Be there by 9:00 a.m. for prayer and briefing.  We will divide into teams and then launch into the town from there.

Here is the basic 411:
  • Meet at the Burns Flat CPC
  • 205 State Highway 44, Burns Flat OK
  • 9 am - Noon (lunch)
  • Saturday, 8 July 2017
  • Dress for hot weather
  • Hydrate before during and after the event
  • This is not a race
  • Bring your friends
  • Bring your children
  • Lunch is provided following the walk

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Town Wide Yard Sale Underway!

The town wide garage sale in Burns Flat, Oklahoma is already underway, at least at 323 Suwannee.  The Burns Flat Cumberland Presbyterian Youth have already begun their sales and will continue through this Saturday.

Why?  Well jumping the gun is nothing new in the Sooner state, but there is more.

Once again, this is the sale of the century or at least the decade, surely of this weekend.  There are treasures galore and surely some with your name on it.  These sales help the younger elementary children get to church camp.  Church camp is very expensive but very valuable in shaping young lives; therefore, it is very much worth the effort to raise funds for sending our future servants and leaders and followers of Christ to camp.

Come today.  Come Thursday.  Come Saturday.  New treasures are brought out each day, and by the way, you are part of getting kids to camp.  That should make it worth the trip!

Walk A Block for Jesus set for 8 July 2017

The Burns Flat Cumberland Presbyterian Church announced today that this year’s Walk A Block for Jesus will be on Saturday, 8 July 2017 and begin at 9 a.m.  This is not just for the local congregation but for all who believe and would give three hours on a Saturday morning to walk with other believers in the Spirit of the Lord.  Notice follows:

All believers in Jesus Christ regardless of the name on the side of the building where you worship or where you live are called to WALK A BLOCK FOR JESUS on 8 July 2017.  Gather at the Burns Flat Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 9 am to walk the town praying, giving out wristbands and gospels to those we meet, and enjoying fellowship and lunch back at the church building at noon.  SAVE THE DATE.  8 July 2017 – 9 am – Burns Flat CPC – Just north of the town’s only traffic light.

 A Note from Pastor Tom—

I have been on mission trips to Africa and to Mangum.  Some people have never ventured around the block in the name of the Lord.  This is a chance for those in Burns Flat to reach out to their neighbors and to those in surrounding areas to take some first steps in the mission field.  You don’t have to go to the other side of the world but a Saturday trip to Burns Flat makes for a nice first step.

Come from wherever you live and walk with other believers.  You will be blessed, and fed afterwards!

Walk A Block for Jesus
9 – Noon
Saturday, 8 July 2017
Cumberland Presbyterian Church
205 State Highway 44
(Just north of the one and only traffic light)
Burns Flat, Oklahoma