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Appointments for the week of June 28, 2021


Greg Boyd from Kellyville UMC to Kellyville UMC/Bristow UMC, effective July 1, 2021


Appointments for the week of January 17, 2022


Emily Robnett from Bartlesville First Associate to Tulsa St. Paul's Associate, effective February 1, 2022.

Appointments for the week of January 3, 2022


Toni Hignight from Kingston to Lighthouse effective January 1, 2022 Joel Thompson from Tishomingo/ Elara Caring Hospice to Kingston/ Elara Caring Hospice effective February 1, 2022 Michelle McCartney from Tulsa St. Mark’s/ Tulsa Aldersgate to Konawa/ Wanette effective January 1, 2022 Lisa Miller from Konawa to Wilson effective December 1, 2021 Michael Dye from Broken Bow/ Eagletown to retired/ supply Broken Bow/ Eagletown effective January 1, 2022

Appointments for the week of December 27, 2021


  David Burris from Retired to Tulsa St. Marks, effective January 1, 2022. 

Appointments for the week of December 20, 2021


Janice Sharp from Lawton Heights to Retirement effective November 30, 2021 Christy Clark from Ryan/ Temple to Lawton Heights/ Temple effective December 1, 2021 Adam Brinson from Waurika to Ryan/ Waurika effective December 1, 2021 Les Bussell from Indiahoma/ Snyder to Retirement effective December 31, 2021 Matthew Hester Not Appointed to Snyder effective January 1, 2022 Daryl Perry Grandfield to Grandfield/ Indiahoma effective January 1, 2022 Seungrok Kim from OKC Korean First to Tulsa Faith ...

Information on UMCOR donations


Greetings all!   The following information concerns donations to UMCOR that will surely be on the uptick in the near future, considering the horrible damage and loss caused by tornadoes this past weekend through a large swath of the United States. I offer here some guidelines for churches and individuals who may inquire:   If a church makes an appeal to their congregation for an offering to assist with this disaster, they should instruct congregants to make payment TO THEIR CHURCH. The Church...

Appointments for the week of December 6, 2021


Charla Gwartney from Tulsa Faith UMC to Personal Leave of Absence, effective January 1, 2022 Heather Scherer from Tulsa Faith Associate/Glenpool Living Water to Tulsa Faith Senior Pastor, effective January 1, 2022

OKUMC Statement on capital punishment


Since the State of Oklahoma has recently resumed implementing the death penalty, we think it’s is important to remind everyone where the United Methodist Church stands on the death penalty (capital punishment).     The United Methodist Church opposes the death penalty.  The United Methodist Church in its Book of Discipline has made the following declaration on the implementation of the death penalty at any time:   We believe the death penalty denies the power of Christ to redeem, restore, and...

Statement Regarding Penn Avenue Redemption Church Video


Redemption Mission provides faith-based services for inmates through an arrangement with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) and has been hosting services since 1994. Family members, visitors and guests are welcome to attend the services and were previously allowed to bring food to be consumed on-site, but could not give food items to inmates to take back to correctional facilities. On November 12, 2021, the DOC requested a change in this practice so that no food items of any sort ...

Q&A: How will Bishop’s appointment to three conferences impact the OKUMC?


Beginning on Jan. 1, 2022, Bishop James Nunn will be appointed to three conferences: the Oklahoma Conference, the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference and the Northwest Texas Conference. The appointment was announced by the South Central Jurisdiction on June 3. In order to increase transparency and clear communication regarding the new appointment, the Contact has curated a list of questions and answers to address potential uncertainties and concerns. Additional questions regarding the ...

State of the Conference Address


  Editor’s note: this address has been edited for length and clarity. I’m so excited about this year’s Annual Conference. Our theme, “Sowing Seeds, Reaping Harvest, and Transforming the World,” is one that permeates our entire system. It’s something that is inspiring. And the stories (of our conference) are going to inspire you and uplift your hearts. I think they’re all grounded in just some basic concepts. One concept is identity: who are we today. I know that questions been asked many ...

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