The Norman Transcript

Religion

May 24, 2013

Journey mobilizes volunteers

NORMAN — JourneyChurch.tv Norman Campus, 3801 Journey Parkway is a tornado relief headquarters and donation hub for Moore tornado victims.

The church began mobilizing its congregation via Facebook, Twitter and email immediately following Monday’s tornado, and the first supplies began arriving within 20 minutes of the word getting out.

The building has been open 24 hours a day since, allowing for an army of hundreds of volunteers to prepare and distribute truckload after truckload of supplies to disaster areas in Moore, Newcastle, Shawnee, Carney and many other communities affected by the May 19 and 20 storms. JourneyChurch has also been distributing food, water, toiletries and clean-up supplies to relief centers at the Moore Community Center, First Baptist Moore, the Salvation Army and the Police Command Center in Moore.

Semi-trucks, trailers and vans are arriving at the Journey Church campus in Norman from all over the country, loaded with supplies from other churches and organizations who’ve heard about the efforts at the church and wanted to contribute, as well as a Disaster Response Mobile Kitchen that arrived earlier this week. The kitchen came from Orlando, Fla., to set up in the heart of Moore and prepare 5,000 hot meals daily for victims, EMS workers and volunteers.

An updated list of immediate needs is available at journeychurch.tv/relief.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Religion
  • Hnsen Luger Kate Hansen still riding the Olympic cloud

    Not many people can say they actually accomplished their lifetime dreams. Even less can say they did it before turning 22....

    March 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Church hosts conference

    Following a diocesan-sponsored national conference on violence, “Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace,” the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. John’s Norman will host an Oklahoma diocesan-wide women’s conference and Bishop’s day on April 25-26....

    April 17, 2014

  • This is ... Friday ...

    It’s Good Friday. Good Friday? What could possibly be “good” about Good Friday? Think about it … this is the day in which the Lord Jesus was beaten and crucified. He hung on a cross between two thieves. Abandoned, betrayed and denied, by ...

    April 17, 2014

  • Why do we always test God?

    ‘Do not put the Lord God to the test,’ Jesus said, but don’t we do this all the time? Human nature The Rev. Holly McKissick, Peace Christian Church UCC: It’s human nature: testing the limits of God’s peaceful creation....

    April 17, 2014

  • Girl told not to say prayer

    OVIEDO, Fla. — The 5-year-old who said she was told not to pray over her lunch visited the school Monday and identified the staffer in a line-up, her family’s lawyer said....

    April 11, 2014

  • CrossPointe chooses Butler as lead pastor

    One of Norman’s largest churches has chosen a new lead pastor for its congregation. Mike Butler, 38, was voted lead pastor by the congregation of CrossPointe Church on March 23. Butler succeeds Glenn Quirk, who served as lead pastor for ...

    April 11, 2014

  • A divine drama

    All of us love drama. We experience drama in many ways. We watch a play on a stage or a show on TV. We have lives filled with drama every day through interactions with other people....

    April 11, 2014

  • What should we think of original sin?

    The Rev. Joe Nassal, Precious Blood Center: Watching the evening news recently, there was one disaster story after another, from the Malaysian airline that disappeared to the mudslide where one minute people are going about their daily ...

    April 11, 2014

  • Lenten lunch set

    The next Norman Ministerial Fellowship Lenten lunch will be Wednesday at NorthHaven Church, 4600 36th Ave. NW. Guest pastor will be the Rev. Joseph Summerville, University Lutheran Church. The sermon theme will be “The Thursday of Holy ...

    April 4, 2014

  • ‘Conversation Sunday’ to feature Dear

    “Conversation Sunday” will be observed this Sunday at United Church of Norman — UCC, 1017 Elm Ave. Brian Hustead will lead the discussion, which will feature the learnings from the Rev. John Dear’s presentations.  A brunch will begin the ...

    April 4, 2014