Charis Alive hosts the inaugural Combined Christmas Celebration.

Charis Alive, an Asian-American multi-ethnic ministry led by Rev. Victoria Lee, held its inaugural Christmas Celebration on Dec. 15 at Church of the Servant. More than 10 nationalities were represented at the celebration.

“We are blessed to have Edmond Chinese International UMC, OU Wesley International Ministry, Axe Memorial UMC from Garland, TX, Filipino congregation from MWC, Rev. Chris Tiger from the New Faith Committee, Rev. Marla Lobo, Rev. Carlos Ramirez, and many other ministers and congregation members to join us in this special event. Bishop Nunn and President Tie King Tai of Sarawak Methodist Conference, Malaysia sent their video greetings along with pastors and missionaries from around the world.” Lee said. ” It is our sincere wish to promote unity and continue to facilitate events to impact and bless our community.”

Charis Alive will be hosting the Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 17, 3-5 pm. This free, family-friendly cultural event is opened to the public. There will be food and many fun hands-on activities to showcase the similarities between the Passover and the Lunar New Year.

Rev. Levy Laguardia of Axe Memorial UMC, Garland TX,
led the Christmas Medley in Filipino language.

Children of Charis Character Academy perform Christmas song and dance during the inaugural Christmas celebration.

Children of Charis Character Academy perform Christmas song and dance during the inaugural Christmas celebration.

Rev. Dr. Matthew Mitchell, senior pastor of Church of the Servant, along with Rev. Victoria Lee, Dr. Frank Wang (OSSM Principal), and Rev. Fuxia Wang (OU Wesley) opened the celebration with welcome and prayer.

OKC Mayor David Holt and children (George & Margaret) recite the Christmas Story from Luke 2:8-20.