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Marla Shepherd

NEO Team Update 7-2-20
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NEO Team Update 7-2-20

A Prayer of Lament for Racial Division in the Church By Mark Vroegop, lead pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis, Indiana I think most believers agree that biblical unity is something to pray for and work...

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July 02, 2020
NEO Team Update 6-25-20
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NEO Team Update 6-25-20

Dear NEO Family, Our District Advisory Council has called upon us to a year of focus on repentance, individually and corporately. One area which calls for our repentance is our failure to read, meditate on,...

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June 25, 2020
NEO Team Update 6-18-20
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NEO Team Update 6-18-20

NEO Report for 2019-20  –  Part 3 What One Thing Needs the Greatest Attention as a District? That question consumed your District Advisory Council for over an hour on Monday, June 1. Eight thoughtful  ideas...

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June 18, 2020
NEO Team Update 6-4-20
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NEO Team Update 6-4-20

Northeast Oklahoma Nazarene Family, Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere, I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you...

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June 08, 2020
NEO Team Update 5-18-20
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NEO Team Update 5-18-20

Congratulations 2020 Pastoral Family Graduates! Bladen Allen Son of Nathan & Kaylan Allen (Miami New Life) Homeschool Future Plans: NEO, Information Technology               Joshua Brown Son of Steve &...

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May 19, 2020
NEO Team Update 5-4-20
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NEO Team Update 5-4-20

Local Churches Can Lead the Way There’s a moment in the first book of The Lord of the Rings trilogy when Frodo laments that a great evil has erupted in his generation. “I wish it...

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May 06, 2020
NEO Team Update 4-8-20
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NEO Team Update 4-8-20

Communication from Dave McKellips, District Superintendent Dear NEO family, I want to commend you for the ways you are responding to the coronavirus outbreak and the adjustments you are making to continue body life in...

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April 09, 2020
NEO Team Update 3-12-20
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NEO Team Update 3-12-20

A Firm Foundation These are challenging days as our world is dealing with the pandemic of Covid–19. Our churches are considering changes in our worship services, social gatherings and even our sacraments out of concern...

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March 16, 2020
NEO Team Update 2-17-20
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NEO Team Update 2-17-20

What kind of legacy are we leaving? I had the privilege of leading the graveside service for Ben Riggins last week. Ben pastored a couple of churches in Northeast Oklahoma several decades ago. He and...

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February 17, 2020