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Sentenced to death?


BY BISHOP JIMMY NUNN Three sentences that can basically destroy you" was the title. The article continued, "When these utterances start to become commonplace around the office, it just might be the beginning of the end." The story originally appeared in Inc. Magazine and was reprinted in Time in 2014. The article presented three sentences about organizations that may indicate "you may be heading down a dead-end path." Reading the article, I asked myself if I had heard those sentences in ...

Appointments for the week of July 16


Nathan Mills, from Elgin First to Elgin First/Community-Elgin; effective August 1, 2017.  

Thrown out by a curveball


BY BISHOP JIMMY NUNN The bishop recommends An enthusiastic reader, Bishop Jimmy Nunn suggests books he finds influential. Among titles he selected for the Cokesbury display at Annual Conference: “The Anatomy of Peace – resolving the heart of conflict,” “Jim & Casper Go to Church,” and “Back to Zero — the search to rediscover the Methodist movement.” Fred lay in his bed, nearing the end of his life, in 1939. He held a faded newspaper clipping from the Brooklyn Eagle. Fred read the article ...

Appointments for the week of June 25th


Jeremy Sanders, from OKC-St. Luke’s associate pastor to CEO, Upward Transitions, Oklahoma City; effective July 1. Mary Irby, from Fort Cobb/Highland to Highland and 2 OIMC churches; effective July 1. Andre Contino, from OKC-Quail Springs associate to Moore-First associate; effective June 15.

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 ...

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