On Tuesday, February 18, Highland Park UMC will begin its sixth annual session of “Living Faith,” a four week series of special presentations for those who have questions and desire to grow deeper in their faith
Our program for February 18th will be Tyler Zander, Oklahoma State University Student and motivational speaker. As a 17 year old high school student, Tyler and a friend were spending the summer before their senior year working at a grain elevator in Kremlin, Oklahoma when tragedy struck. As the two were working on the granary floor, Tyler's friend either fell or was sucked into the giant auger that moves the wheat. Without thinking, Tyler jumped in to help his friend and that is when the unimaginable happened.. Both of them where stuck in the auger and emergency crews had to be called to free them. Unfortunately, both of them lost a leg.
Tyler will share his journey of faith including the questions that he had such as why this happened. He will talk about the low moments as well as the bright spots that have come. Through it all, his faith is what has helped him make sense of the tragedy and at the same time has helped him see into the future.
The public is invited to this program which will begin at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. for $8 per person. It is being catered by Joseppi's. The menu includes lasagna, spaghetti, pasta shells baked with cheese, italian bread, salad and drinks.
February 25th - Dr. Hall Duncan, PhD Dr. D” as his students call him, was born in Oklahoma but is a citizen of the world. He has written children’s books based on his life’s experiences and his most recent book is “Escape to Macaya” which is set in Haiti and is about child slavery around the world. He is the recipient of the Governor’s “Special Recognition Arts Award” in 2008 as well as the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service during WWII. In this latest book, Dr. D takes what was a tragic event in his life and turns it into a way to help others.
March 4th - Adam Stroud Today, you will find Adam Stroud working with young adults at the OSU Wesley Foundation. A few years ago, you would have found him living in China, the world’s most populous country. Mainland China has roughly 67 million Christians, representing about 5% of the country’s total population. Come hear his reflections about living with a minority faith and engage him in conversation.
March 11th - Rev. Tish Malloy Before being appointed to this present position, Tish was the pastor at First United Methodist Church in Moore, Oklahoma when the storms hit in 2013. She was well qualified to reach out to a grieving and hurting community through her own experience of loss. Her son, Shawn, passed away in 2011 after a lengthy battle with drug addiction.