Our Annual Youth Interfaith Trialogue Series brings together teens from the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faith traditions for focused discussions on religion. Typically held in late February through early March, the Teen Trialogue Series provides an opportunity for high school students from the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faith traditions to meet in consecutive sessions to learn about other religions. In the process, participants strengthen their own faiths and develop new friendships. Each of the sessions focuses on a specific topic. For more information, please contact our Senior High Youth Director, Jennifer Solis, at 918.699.0132, or visit OCCJ's website for more information. The Teen Trialogue for 2017, "Sacred Journeys: Don't Stop Believing," took place Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Islamic Society of Tulsa, Boston Avenue Church, Temple Israel, & an interfaith teen service project, respectively.
OCCJ's Annual Youth Interfaith Tour
OCCJ's Youth Interfaith Tour brings together middle and high school students and others to visit various houses of worship and learn about faith traditions. This event takes place each year in the fall. Please contact our Senior High Youth Director, Jennifer Solis, at 918.699.0132, or visit OCCJ's website for more information. The Youth Interfaith Tour for 2016 took place Sunday, November 20.
MLK Vigil, Service and Parade
Many Senior High Youth participate in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and parade in Tulsa. We are proud to stand up and walk with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Boston Avenue always has a float in the parade, and we like to walk along and hand out candy to those along the parade route. In 2017, the MLK vigil and service took place Sunday, January 15, and the parade on Monday, January 16.
Each fall, we gather on a Sunday afternoon for a CROP Hunger Walk. These are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local volunteers to raise funds to end hunger. The Crop Walk for 2017 takes place Sunday, September 24. Click here to watch a video from our 2013 walk.