CELEBRATE MARRIAGE OKLAHOMA

strong families | bright future

ONE MAN. ONE WOMAN. FOR LIFE.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11-  1PM

CELEBRATE | LIVE IT OUT | JOIN THE MOVEMENT | TELL YOUR FRIENDS

What is Celebrate Marriage Oklahoma? It is our time to shine! See Event

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"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails."    1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

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PRAYER WALKS

JOIN THE PRAYER WALKS for Celebrate Marriage Oklahoma every Sunday evening at 6pm. The Stronger Together OKC movement is praying for the success of marriages and families in OKC.

WHO – Friends, Families, Churches, Small Groups

WHERE – We meet at the Myriad Gardens near the foot of the Devon Tower (the tallest skyscraper in OKC). We prayer walk a 30 to 40 minute loop from Myriad Gardens around the Bricktown ballpark and back.

PRAYER FOCUS – Read Our Tomorrow to grasp the goal and focus of our prayers. We are also praying for God-sized success in the many other efforts taking place to reach our city for Christ.

FUN AND FELLOWSHIP – After the prayer walk, we welcome you to enjoy fellowship and a time to mingle with others at Myriad Gardens. Feel free to bring lawn chairs, food, and games.

CHILDREN ARE WELCOME – “Let the little children come.” We push strollers, young people sing, and the boys and girls like to play as we prayer walk. This is an opportunity for your children to see you engaged in praying for the restoration of marriages and families in our city.

CAN’T MAKE IT? – You may already attend a Sunday evening service or have prior engagements. We understand and we encourage you to consider finding a different time during the week to bring your friends, family, or small group to do the prayer route.

NEEDS – Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Umbrellas are welcomed to block the heat. Bring plenty of cold water. (Optional) Bring food, snacks, a blanket, and lawn chairs if you would like to hang out afterwards. There is a great park for children and plenty of places to be comfortable.

ROUTE – Go east on Sheridan from Myriad Gardens, south on Joe Carter (behind the Bricktown Ballpark), and back west on Johnny Bench/Reno, looping around Myriad Gardens.

CONTACT US – For questions, email us at info@celebratemarriageok.org or call us at (405) 288-1393.

National Marriage Week - February 7-14, 2016

Plan to renew your vows with us on a special day during National Marriage Week. More info coming. Join the Stronger Together OKC Movement to stay informed.


 
Most of us have felt the sting of broken or damaged relationships, but we will not allow our pain to define our future. Our tomorrow will be a result of our Hope. Our Hope has a name. His name is Jesus.”
— CLARENCE HILL JR.
 

STRONGER TOGETHER OKC MOVEMENT

UNITY. CELEBRATION. LOVE.

Unifying the Church, Celebrating together, and Loving one another well is the heart of the Stronger Together OKC movement.

A BRIEF HISTORY

In 2001, the Eye to Eye Marriage Enrichment Community was born, through a variety of creative, monthly marriage enriching activities, the community did not experience one divorce in over ten years of service. On a small scale, we created a healthy marriage culture. For many years, we considered the idea of reproducing this successful model, of Christ-centered community and the resulting church unity, on a larger scale. These ideas soon blossomed into Celebrate Marriage Oklahoma, OKC Unity, and the Stronger Together OKC movement.

Here is the short version. In 2014, a team of seven leaders came together to consider a vision of promoting the things that God loves, specifically marriage. Marriage and family wholeness was identified as a foundational institution that would produce change in several areas if it were properly esteemed in our city.

The following principles became our guidelines:

  • To give the world an opportunity to see what followers of Jesus celebrate, moreso than what we condemn.
  • To give hope to the many couples and singles who are losing faith in the very idea of marriage.
  • To practice what we promote by engaging in Biblical friendship, encouraging one another, and being accountable to one another.

The idea of hosting the Celebrate Marriage Oklahoma event quickly became a reality. The plan was to walk from downtown to the Capitol, a 2.5 mile route, as a symbol of our commitment to honor marriage and (for singles) to walk in purity. In the months leading up to the event, we would walk and pray along this route every week. Soon, this 2.5 mile prayer route became a spiritual trek for us and our families (children included).

At the first event, on October 13th of 2014, rain and cold wind fell all along the route. Undeterred, a group of over 70 individuals completed the 2.5 mile Covenant Walk at the first annual Celebrate Marriage Oklahoma event. Everyone carried a balloon as a symbol of their commitment to covenant-keeping (red balloons for couples), purity (white balloons for singles), and our future (blue balloons for children). We released the balloons at the Capitol as a symbol of our commitment and as an act of intercession for the lives, the marriages, and the families of those in our city. The remaining activities were taken indoors.

On the fourth floor of the Capitol, we worshiped, held a mass renewal of vows, and heard words of encouragement from Timothy Tardibono (President of the Family Policy Institute of Oklahoma), Senator James Lankford, and Clarence Hill Jr. (Executive Director of Eye to Eye).

Year one was a success and was the beginning of what is now the Stronger Together OKC movement. This vision of facilitating the expression of the unified Church of the City is quickly becoming a reality and many are discovering the riches of working together to further the kingdom of God. Learn more at StrongerTogetherOKC.com

Eye to Eye, P.O. Box 42531, OKC, OK 73123 - (405) 288-1393