To demonstrate its concern for individuals and families throughout Oklahoma, the Progressive Oklahoma Baptist State Convention (POBSC) is hosting the 1st Annual POBSC Family Reunion: A Community Fellowship on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 9am to 2pm at Edwards Park, 1515 N. Bryant Avenue, Oklahoma City.
This event will be free to enter with plenty of festivities to enjoy including music, live gospel entertainment, a drumline, and outdoor sports activities (such as baseball, horseshoes, volleyball, kite flying and basketball) for families. There will also be free food and giveaways, with opportunities to make purchases from a bake sale, yard sale and vendor booths. The public is invited for an opportunity to have fun, fellowship, and enjoy the experience of family. Community resource materials will also be available. With the Affordable Healthcare enrollment period beginning October 1st, information on signing up for the private plans for the uninsured will be on hand, as well as other valuable material.
When clarifying the goal of the POBSC Reunion Fellowship, President James Dorn, Jr. commented, “No one has to face the issues of life alone. Through the members of the POBSC, we want to motivate the community to look toward the ministry of Jesus as a source of strength. God’s people and the work of the church are required to make a difference.”
The POBSC Reunion Fellowship is a coordinated effort of the ministry departments of the convention. POBSC Laymen’s President Melvin Wallace, Women’s President DesJean Jones, Usher President Glenda Love, and Statewide Youth President Dee Miller have worked to rally the involvement of ministries throughout the convention. According to Jones, “The impact of one church on a community can be profound. The impact is so much greater on the lives of all our citizens when we work together.”
Established in 1961, the POBSC is a member of the southwest region of the Progressive National Baptist Convention. Its 2013 theme is “Securing Our Future: Seeking – A People of Service.”