OPENING DOORS -- UM Circle of Care
On March 26, the UM Circle of Care officially opened Lyons Cottage, to house homeless women and their children in Tulsa. After a complete renovation, the cottage will serve up to four families, with seven bedrooms and six bathrooms. Three cottages on the campus of Frances Willard Center now are dedicated to the COC Pearl’s Hope transitional housing program. Cutting the ribbon are, from left, Andy Oden,...
Caring for kids connects cultures
Missionary Donna Pewo plays with children at Clinton. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, GBGM
By Holly McCray
On Sept. 27, a small group dreamed of big actions to make life better for Native American foster children in Oklahoma.
Circle of Care honors two outstanding laity
From left, Lynn Brack presents the Heart of Ministry Award to state Rep. Harold Wright, former chairman of the board of Circle of Care, during the agency’s annual Friends of Children banquet in April at OKC-Church of the Servant.
Also honored with the Heart of...
HELPING OKLAHOMA'S KIDS
HELPING OKLAHOMA’S KIDS
—On Feb. 12, Oklahoma churches will observe Circle of Care Sunday. This special offering supports this ministry with children, youths, and families in Oklahoma. In November, the Tulsa site (above) was blessed on Lowe’s Home Improvement Annual Heroes Day. Nearly 100 employees from six Lowe’s stores in the Tulsa metro offered their time, skills, and strength to renovate and...
Circle of Care adapts model for homes
Photo by Tod Bryant
Through the Circle of Care’s Independent Living Program, Mikeal has housing at Boys Ranch and is able to attend college.
By Holly McCray
The mission of Circle of...
Friends of Children
Circle of Care honored two individuals with the Burrel & JoAnn McNaught Heart of Ministry Award, presented at the organization’s recent Friends of Children banquets in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
Left photo: Dwight Maulding of Tulsa, right, accepts his recognition from...
Circle of Care recognized nationally
Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care has been named Organization of the Year by the United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries (UMA).
Barrel racing is a highlight at the Boys Ranch Rodeo on Oct. 16.
United Methodists open doors for families without homes
From left, Jennifer, Norma, Elizabeth, Janet, and Amanda are moving their families into private homes and apartments after their stay at Pearl’s Hope, a Circle of Care transitional housing program for women with minor children. At center back is Julia McDonald, director of the program...
Ponca City churches assisting foster families
Cutting the ribbon to open the Child SHARE co-op in Ponca City are, from left, Becky Hightower, Kay Grimme, and Mary Buresh.
By Kay Grimme, Child SHARE Co-op Coordinator
Like a puzzle, God put us together in Ponca City and, when...
Legislator honored for child advocacy
Attending the award presentation on March 4 at the Capitol are, from left, Carol and Harold Wright and Circle of Care officials Don Batson and Lissa Wright. Photo by Tod Bryant
State Rep. Harold Wright of Weatherford was honored March 4 at the State...