Pastor's Weekly Letter

A Note From Dr. Paul J. Kirbas

As we approach the week ahead, I would like to invite and encourage you to attend the Open House at the Graduate Theological Foundation, which will be held this Thursday, May 23, from 4 PM - 6 PM. The offices of GTF are located at 116 East Sheridan Avenue, suite 207. We are in the Bricktown area of Oklahoma City. A tour of the facilities, introduction to the mission and work of GTF, meeting with the President and other staff members from South Bend, Indiana, and some food and fellowship will all be provided.

I believe that there will be great synergy between the Foundation and Westminster Church in the future. GTF has connections with faculty and universities around the world. In a partnership between the Foundation and our church, we will be able to bring in internationally known speakers. Through the lay education and certificate programs of GTF, Westminster can have an active role in providing Christian education to the community around us. Through the diversity of faith traditions represented in GTF, Westminster can help build bridges between faith communities here in Oklahoma City. The list can go on and on.

I serve as the Board President of GTF, and my wife, Rev. Jennifer Kirbas, is the Provost of the Oklahoma City Offices. We would be delighted to see you at the Open House to answer any questions and tell you more about the Foundation and its work. I hope you will join us.

Notice, I used the word "hope" there? That is our subject for our services this week. But when I say "hope," and when the Bible speaks about "hope," are we saying the same thing? Let's discover the answer as we worship God!



Rev. Dr. Paul J. Kirbas
Pastor / Head of Staff