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Appointments for the week of April 16, 2018


Kaela Burdge from Jet/Prairie Valley to Tulsa Memorial Drive UMC effective June 1, 2018 Ralph Wangler from Glencoe UMC to Lenora/Vici effective June 1, 2018 Alex Costea from Cheyenne UMC to Cheyenne/Sayre effective June 1, 2018 Marvin Stuckey from Sayre UMC to Retired, effective June 1, 2018 Anna Marie George from Sentinel UMC to Apache UMC, effective June 1, 2018 Chris Stinnett from Apache UMC to Sterling/Rush Springs, effective June 1, 2018 Matt Hester from Sterling/Rush Springs to ...

Announcement of Heartland District Superintendent


The Heartland District is a region of strategic importance in the Oklahoma Conference.  For the past six years, Rev. Greg Tener has effectively served the district.  Greg is excited as he looks forward to his new appointment at First United Methodist Church, Bartlesville.  I express deep gratitude to Greg for his leadership, as both cabinet member and dean, and count it a blessing to have served with him this past year and a half.  It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Rev. Victor ...

Do we live in the shadows?


BY BISHOP JIMMY NUNN As a church, are we in a penumbra? What is that?   The word comes from the Latin and combines two words meaning almost and shadow. Are we shadows of what God is calling us to be? Are we almost what God intends us to be? A similar word, from the field of science, is eclipse. We enjoy seeing these astronomical events — the solar or lunar eclipses that occur when the earth, sun, and moon are in special celestial alignment. In medical terms, a penumbra is an event that occurs ...

Appointments for the week of April 9, 2018


David Gordon from Broken Bow/Eagletown to Mangum UMC, effective June 1, 2018. Lisa Beavers from Lawton-St. Paul’s UMC to Frederick UMC, effective June 1, 2018. Sonja Tobey from Prague/Arlington to Lawton-St. Paul’s UMC, effective June 1, 2018. Michael Dye from Tishomingo UMC to Broken Bow/ Eagletown effective June 1, 2018. Marsha Purtell from Mangum UMC to Tishomingo UMC effective June 1, 2018. Tasha Hollopeter from Chelsea Epworth to Bartlesville Oak Park, effective June 1, 2018. Stephanie ...

Appointments for the week of April 2, 2018


Kevin Tully from Bartlesville First UMC to First UMC Waxahachie, Texas effective June 1, 2018. Greg Tener Heartland District Superintendent to Bartlesville First UMC, effective June 1, 2018. Jennifer Ahrens-Sims from OKC- Chapel Hill Associate to Norman St. Stephens Associate effective April 1, 2018.  

Appointments for the week of March 26, 2018


Ben William from Shawnee Wesley UMC to retired, effective June 1, 2018. Chris Dodson to Shawnee Wesley UMC effective June 1, 2018.

Be a great disciple


BY BISHOP JIMMY NUNN The mission of The United Methodist Church is to make disciples for the transformation of the world. But how do we know that a disciple has been formed? John Wesley wrote that the marks of discipleship are faith, hope, and love. Those are insights that define discipleship. In addition to these, I believe there are four concepts that shape the pathway of discipleship. The first mark of discipleship that I list is found in what has been called the Great Commandment. This ...

Appointments for the week of March 19, 2018


Shelly Daigle from Avant UMC to Tulsa-Grace UMC effective June 1, 2018.

Appointments for the week of March 12, 2018


Kathy Brown from Moore New Life UMC to Tulsa-St. Paul’s UMC effective June 1, 2018. Temple Diehl to Cushing UMC, effective June 1, 2018.

Appointments for the week of March 5, 2018


Daniel Dennison from OU Wesley Foundation to Tulsa-Asbury Associate effective 6/1/18. Chuck Horton from Owasso First UMC Senior Pastor to Tulsa-First UMC Associate effective 4/17/18. Jim Cinocca from Owasso First UMC Associate to Owasso First Senior Pastor effective 4/17/18. Sam Tucker from Chaplain to OKC Wickline Sr. Pastor effective 06/01/2018 Lawrence Holder from OKC Putnam City Sr. Pastor to Chandler Sr. Pastor effective 06/01/2018 C. Allen Carson from Chandler Sr. Pastor to El Reno Wesley ...

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