Virtual Turkey Trot

It’s time for our 11th Annual Edmond Turkey Trot! Thanks to all of you who have supported us over the past 10 years!! Because of you, we have been able to continue to provide quality, affordable housing for qualified individuals or families in Edmond. Our families come from all walks of life, from teachers to single moms to missionaries – but no matter what they all have one thing in common – they are in need of an opportunity to own an affordable home in Edmond.
We especially need your help now! Due to the economy taking such a hard hit during this time of Covid-19, our applications have steadily increased. We are trying to keep up with the need but any help that you can provide during this season is greatly appreciated. Our thoughts are with all of you during this time; due to the upswing in Covid-19 cases locally, we have decided to CONTINUE with our race this year, but to host it ‘virtually’. This means, you still run or bike the race of your choice, but you will do it on your own on Thanksgiving morning. We will be following along on social media and watching for your posts and sharing them with everyone else!
REGISTER HERE!!

HOW IT WORKS

  • Register by November 20th to receive a t-shirt
  • Run a 5K or Bike a 10K: 
  • Anytime on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26th
  • Anyplace 
  • Submit your finish time on the turkey trot website
  • Dress up – make this fun for the whole family – make signs and cheer each other on!
  • Upload your photos, crop and add filters and tag Edmond Turkey Trot and Turning Point Ministries – Edmond then share on social media!
  • If you’re business in interested in sponsoring the turkey trot, please email Michelle Gregory or Josh Moore.

DRIVE THRU T-SHIRT PICKUP WILL TAKE PLACE AT 28 E. MAIN STREET IN THE DOWNTOWN EDMOND COMMUNITY CENTER PARKING LOT ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25TH FROM 3-7 PM.

October 2 Was a Great Day!

October 2, 2020 was a great day for Duncan Fugitt! Not only did Duncan close on his Turning Point home, but he also found out he had been selected as the Teacher of the Year for Edmond North High School. Turning Point Ministries was founded to provide a hand up to homeownership for people like Duncan who work and serve in the Edmond community. The median home price in Edmond can be a barrier to homeownership for people who play vital roles in Edmond like teachers, municipal workers and first responders. We also make homeownership a reality for other modest-income families who need to live in Edmond. As a faith-based organization, our work is guided by the fundamental principle of sharing the love of Jesus Christ with the people we work with in every area of Turning Point. We would love for you to join us in our mission.

A few weeks before Duncan became a homeowner. We celebrated with him and his family at our traditional home dedication event. At this event, the new homeowner and their family join Turning Point staff, board members, future/current homeowners, and other supporters of Turning Point in a home blessing ceremony. Home dedications are one of our favorite events!

OKC Area Parade of Homes Fall 2020

It’s almost time to come and see our Victory Cottage during the Parade of Homes!!!! We can hardly contain our excitement!!

Cozy Home Fundraiser to Benefit Turning Point Ministries

Victory Cottage

For a while now, Turning Point Ministries has had a very small parcel of land next to our first neighborhood, Legacy Station. It was too small to build the type of homes we normally do for our clients. The board discussed various ideas for what to do with the land, one of which was to build a Cozy Home and sell it as a fundraiser. The popular term Tiny Home refers to an even smaller home, less than 500 square feet, and the plans we discussed were for something a little bigger based on the size of the lot. Last year, we began to seriously consider this plan and evaluated some floor plan options that might be possible.

About that same time, Caleb McCaleb met one of our board members. Immediately after learning about our mission, he expressed an interest in helping Turning Point somehow. Several months and conversations later, we partnered with McCaleb Homes to build the Cozy Home. McCaleb Homes had the resources to build the home for us and allow Turning Point to stay on mission to build homes for our clients. McCaleb Homes also has enthusiasm and a heart for missions themselves. Nearly every year they take on a project to use their construction talents and resources to help others. We are thrilled to be partnered with them on this project, now referred to as Victory Cottage.  We hope that you will come see us as it will be featured in the Parade of Homes September 19th through the 27th

Exciting News!

Our neighborhood, Heritage Village is growing at a steady pace as we near the half-way mark of the 35 homes it will have upon completion. Like Heritage Village, Turning Point Ministries continues to grow. Since our founding in 2008, we have operated with an all-volunteer board. In 2015 we decided to hire a construction superintendent position to manage the construction of our homes. With continued growth, however, daily operations of Turning Point Ministries required more work than volunteer-board members could contribute. “We needed someone who could keep all of the balls in the air,” according to former board president, Kari Galliart. 2019 board president, Jenny Landes, echoed that sentiment, but also added the need for “someone who could focus more on fundraising.” So in December we prayerfully began the search for a part-time Executive director.

Our search was successful we are excited to announce that in February Turning Point hired Michelle Gregory as our Executive Director. Michelle has lived in Edmond for the last 10 years. She and her husband Patrick, have a son and a daughter and attend Edmond’s New Covenant United Methodist Church. Michelle has a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and an MBA from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to her non-profit experience, Michelle worked in pharmaceutical sales. After staying home for a time to raise her children, Michelle pivoted to non-profit work for the last 6 years where she served as a Development and Marketing Director and a Deputy Director.

Turning Point Ministries is thrilled to have Michelle’s leadership and passion to help others. Welcome, Michelle!