About the OKC/BRT Dinner Event

OKC/BRT Dinner Event

Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.

Doors open at 4:00 p.m. for the silent auction.
Embassy Suites, Norman map/directions

About the Event

Our first style show was in 2000 and was held at Village Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Our style show has grown over the years and now we host a dinner event at the Embassy Suites in Norman with more than 1,000 in attendance every year. Our theme this year is "His Great Love."

Purpose

The purpose of our Back-to-School Dinner Event is to create awareness for Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children and the children in care. With the money raised, a special fund is set up to provide yearly clothing and other basic needs for the children at the campuses located in Oklahoma City and Edmond. This event creates revenue through individual sponsorships, business sponsorships, reserved tables and group fundraising through our goal sheets program. At the event, men and women will be able to participate in the silent auction starting at 4:00 p.m., enjoy a fabulous meal at 5:30 p.m. and be entertained by our witty emcee, Ed Murray, as we watch awesome children beam with excitement, modeling their favorite outfit for school or church.

How You Can Get Involved

  • Purchase a ticket for only $20, or reserved tables for 10 are available. Individual tickets may be purchased for $20 by calling our office at (405) 735-8343.
  • To get information about sponsoring us please contact Shonda at (405) 735-8343.
  • Ask about starting a goal sheet at your church or Sunday school class.

A note from Shonda...

“Love.” This one word is a feeling, action and it makes us feel important. It also makes us feel wanted and we experience it daily. However, children come to Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC) during a period of crisis in their lives, feeling unwanted and unloved. They come seeking assurance, an identity, but most importantly, their hearts long to be loved.

The 2019 Back-to-School Dinner Event, “His Great Love,” is a reminder of our need for Jesus Christ and how He loves us despite our circumstances. It is OBHC’s goal to help these children experience the unconditional love of God. Ephesians 2:4-5 says, “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved.” OBHC’s desire is that during the children’s trials when they are searching for hope and feel like they are not loved, they will know they are loved and have an identity in Christ.

All believers are called to love others as Christ loves us, and to show His love by helping people who cannot help themselves. Many of you answered that call 20 years ago. You decided to help children not only feel like they are loved, but also help them experience the great love of our heavenly Father. Because you decided to answer this call, you have created, through the Children’s Home, a safe place for children to grow, learn and experience the love of our Savior. I hope you are able to attend this year’s Back-to-School Dinner Event and hear some of the children tell us of what God’s love means to them.

God bless you,

Shonda Flowers
Event Coordinator