Students imagine what's NEXT - Campus ministry
Oklahomans savor a moment at NEXT, a recent campus ministry event in St. Louis. In front are, from left, Elizabeth Horton-Ware, Katelyn Trobaugh, and Angela Smith. All are named in the story.
Fifteen college students and four campus ministers from Oklahoma were blessed with the opportunity Nov....
Tulsa church pioneers
network of peer support
Lights from inside Tulsa-University UMC illuminate Evensong.
A map created by the youth group at Tulsa-University UMC shows the wide representation at the University Church Network event.
OU students make marathon effort
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By Holly McCray
Two OU Wesley runners train....
30 Days of Prayer -OSU Wesley calls for spiritual help
As the fall semester begins at Oklahoma colleges and universities, the Board of Higher Education & Campus Ministry is asking United Methodists to pray for the students everywhere.
Endorsed by the board, a 30 Days of Prayer initiative began August 20, launched by the Wesley Foundation at OSU in Stillwater.
Campus Minister Michael Bartley said, "It is our hope that United Methodists would pray for Oklahoma students...
Spring break spent in service: Why?
A makeshift sign indicates where help may be found in Joplin, Mo. From left, the team of students and staff from OCU: (back row) Will Ruffin, Trey Witzel, Spencer Moore, Grace Karber, Leslie Long, Leigh Smith, Keith Bethell, Staci Tinsley; (middle) Sophia Kang, Sarah Poteet, Raquel Valadez; (at front) Stormy Vandeplas, Mary Beth Nelson, and Evangeline...
Campus ministries - 17 groups attend retreat
Leonard Sweet, standing, directed small groups to organize by birth months.
Leonard Sweet spoke in four worship services during a recent All-Wesley Retreat for college students, held at Cross Point Camp. The 165 young people sought still more insight...
Training event set for all campus boards
A campus ministry board training event will be held March 10, at Wickline UMC in Midwest City, directed by the Oklahoma Annual Conference Board of Higher Education & Campus Ministry (ACBHECM).
This special Saturday training, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., is specifically designed for all 18 campus ministers and the members of their boards. Anyone interested in knowing how to better serve college students also is invited.
"As we seek...
LAWTON COMMEMORATES DR. KING
Photos by Holly McCray
On Jan. 16, Cameron Campus Ministry (CCM) and Cameron University marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the 28th year. At 21 sites throughout Lawton, 400-plus volunteers performed service projects; one group worked at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. That evening,...
PREPARING TO BEGIN ANEW
The new year will bring a new start for the Wesley House at Northern Oklahoma College, Tonkawa. Members of Tonkawa-First UMC are dedicated to this UM campus ministry, as part of the understanding of their outreach to the community, through the church’s Strategic Plan, explained Pastor Janice Meese. Church members, along with Enid District Superintendent Donna Dodson and her husband, Bill, recently spent a day cleaning and repairing Wesley House to make...
New leaders hone skills for campus ministry
By Vicki Brown
A group of 46 new campus ministers and chaplains honed their skills, learned about caring for students and growing a faith community on campus, shared best practices, and more during training organized by the UM General Board of Higher Education & Ministry (GBHEM).
Among the participants at "Prepare" were six members of the Oklahoma Conference.
"Prepare" is designed for those who have...
Campus ministry updates
Wesley Foundation at OSU changes lives globally
May 6 was an emotional day for Wesley Foundation leaders and students at Oklahoma State University. That day, OSU graduate students received their degrees.
Among them were 15 students from Africa, all connected to the UM-related campus ministry.
Following the university ceremony, they made their way to the Wesley Foundation to celebrate their accomplishment. Patrick Saisi, a...
Fun day at White Water for Campus Ministry
On July 16, UM Campus Ministries is sponsoring a fun day at White Water Bay in Oklahoma City for all church youth groups.
The water park will open that Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Deadline to make reservations is July 1. Tickets, $25 each, cover admission, parking, and supper. (Lunch is on your own.) Purchase tickets online at www.wesleyosu.com, or mail registrations to: The Wesley Foundation at OSU, 823 W. University Ave., Stillwater, Okla. 74074. (Attn.: White Water...
Campus ministry connects to Haiti
Photo provided by Michael Bartley
Haitian artist Dominique Domercant, right, paints and talks with an OSU student.
Following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the Wesley Foundation at Oklahoma State...
18 Wesley Foundations retreat to Cross Point
Exercise opens the day for college students in a jurisdictional gathering at Cross Point Camp.
Photo by Rebecca Lupton
By Holly McCray
Although he earned a B.A....
Diverse tasks unite people on King holiday
Coordinated by Cameron Campus Ministry in Lawton
Clockwise from lower left, volunteers work at UM Redemption Church, the Boys and Girls Club, Salvation Army Thrift Store, and Lawton Food Bank.
Campus ministry event in Stillwater
United Methodist Game Day, on Jan. 29 in Stillwater, will be co-hosted by the campus ministries of OU and OSU.
The event, open to all ages, begins at 10 a.m. at the OSU Wesley Foundation, 823 W. University. The Bedlam women’s basketball game is the featured event.
Deadline to RSVP is Jan. 14.
Sign up online at: www.wesleyosu.com (Link through "Student Registration" and "Special...
UM Student Day set for Nov. 28
"Get wisdom—it’s worth more than money; choose insight over income every time." (Proverbs 16:16, The Message Bible)
United Methodist Student Day will be observed Nov. 28. The Scripture above appears in resource material available through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM).
Donations to this Special Sunday provide scholarships and loans to deserving UM students. Oklahomans are among those who...
Panhandle campus ministry makeover
Photos provided by Barry Bennett
The United Methodist Student Center (MSC) at Goodwell has been blessed by volunteers from several Woodward District churches. On Oct. 16, a workday drew 25 people to...
Campus ministry - District effort connects with Altus college students
Pastor George Lupton, at center, of Altus gathers United Methodist College Ministry participants for a group photo.
In Altus, leaders report a successful service year is concluding for the United Methodist College Ministry at Western Oklahoma State College.
Attendance has more than tripled this school year, according to Director George Lupton.
Living the Plan - At Durant, building up people
Gloria McGee-Denton, left, campus minister at SOSU, stands with Marcia and Jamie Craig, who professed faith during the "Common Ground" worship service Oct. 6. Jamie Craig was baptized.
By Gloria McGee-Denton