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Appointments for the week of June 4th


Andre Contino: appointed as associate pastor to Moore-First UMC, effective 6/15.

Appointments for the week of May 21st


Jessica Maynard to Crescent-First UMC, effective June 1.   

Core question surpasses who-what-when-where for every Christian


"Ask the Lord in charge of the harvest to send out workers to bring it in." (Matthew 9:38) BY BISHOP JIMMY NUNN It is time to revisit our underlying assumptions and expectations as people of faith. Let’s begin with a one-word question: WHY? That seemingly simple question is the theme for Oklahoma’s Annual Conference. I hope each of you will be challenged by it to reflect on your personal reasons for being a Christian and a United Methodist. I put the question before all of us, not only the...

Appointments for the week of May 7th


Michelle Daigle to Avant, effective June 1, 2017 Greg Boyd to Kellyville, effective June 1, 2017 Dianna Pruitt to Minco/Friendship, effective June 1, 2017  

Appointments for the week of April 30th


Dawn Richards to Fort Gibson UMC from Covington/Lucien effective June 1, 2017 Michael Enright to Okemah UMC from Goodwell/Texhoma effective June 1, 2017 Don Baker to Otterbein UMC from Talihina/Tuskahoma effective June 1, 2017 Judy Conner to St. Andrews UMC, Claremore effective May 1, 2017 Colleen Runty to Bartlesvill- Oak Park UMC effective June 1, 2017 Jack Terrell-Wilkes to Lawton-Heights/Lawton Wesley Chapel, effective June 1, 2017 Matt Morgan to Tulsa-First Associate, effective June 1, 2017...

Foster hope in children


BY BISHOP JIMMY NUNN Many years ago, I discovered an affirmation from John Killinger’s book "Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise." Reading it, I was filled with gratitude for my mother and thankful for the memories I have of both my grandmothers. I have consistently admired my wife as she has lived out her love for our children. Now my daughter is a new mother, and I have returned to that statement once again. I feel such deep gratitude for the mothers in my life. Killinger wrote: "I believe in ...

Appointments for the week of April 23rd


Ben Pascoe to Elk City UMC associate from Otterbein UMC, effective June 1, 2017 Linda Grounds to Aline/Cleo Springs UMCs from Avant UMC, effective June 1, 2017 Donald Jones to Carmen/Dacoma UMCs from  Bartlesville Oak Park UMC, effective June 1, 2017 Paul McDowell to Freedom/Quinlan UMCs from Kingston UMC, effective June 1, 2017 Sharon Cochran to Sharon/Mutual UMCs from Prairie Chapel UMC, effective June 1, 2017 Darrel Maddox to Vici/Lenora UMCs from Lawton Heights UMC, effective June 1, 2017 ...

Appointments for the week of April 16th


Jim Shepherd to Sulphur, effective 6/1 Desi Sharp to Norman Goodrich, effective 6/1 Joel Thompson to Madill from Hobart, effective 6/1 David Jenkins to Texhoma / Goodwell UMC(s) from Nardin UMC, effective 6/1  

Appointments for the week of April 9th


Charles King to Hobart, effective June 1, 2017 David Gardner to Duncan St. Paul’s, effective June 1, 2017 Felecia Hensley to Anadarko First/Verden, effective June 1, 2017 Brett Thomason - effective 6/1 - Pawhuska Emily Robnett - effective 6/1 - Enid New Hope Michael Bramble - effective 6/1 - Enid Christ Pam Cottrill - effective 6/1 - Pawnee/Skedee  Rob Harris - effective 6/1 - Tonkawa/Prairie Chapel April Coates - effective 6/1 - Albright/Asbury Steve Davis - effective 6/1 - Nardin Kathy Morris,...

Dead leaves in springtime


BY JIMMY NUNN There are varieties of trees that hold their leaves throughout the winter and early spring. The crusty, paper-thin, pale brown leaves maintain their grip in the same manner that old ways cling to us. But even those stubborn, dead leaves must give way to the new buds. In late spring, the emergence of new life in those trees is a parable of resurrection. Jesus’ lakeshore encounter with Peter is one of the Gospels’ stories about what happened after the resurrection. Peter had ...

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