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Appointments for the week of March 18, 2019


Peter White, from OSU Wesley Foundation/Tulsa Centenary to withdrawal effective February 14, 2019. Jack E Kemper from Muskogee FUMC to No Longer Clergy, effective March 31, 2019. Shelly Daigle, from Tulsa-Grace UMC to personal leave effective June 1, 2019. Frank Slager from Tulsa-St. Mark's UMC to not appointed, effective July 6, 2018 Laura Glover from Medford Area Cooperative Parish to Parish on the Prairie, effective February 24, 2019  

Appointments for the week of March 11, 2019


Angela Bauer, from supply to part-time local pastor at Calera, effective March 15. Teri Carbaugh, from associate at Bartlesville-First to leave of absence, effective Feb. 15. Kathy Gibson, from associate at Duncan-First to no longer clergy, effective June 1. Kathryn Leithner, from sabbatical leave to retirement, effective June 1. David Monk, from Hugo Paul’s Chapel to discontinued, effective Jan. 1. Robert Rose, from Lawton-First to retirement, effective May 1. Dora Spann, to Pontotoc, ...

Appointments for the week of March 4, 2019


Terry Koehn, from pastor at Elk City to District Superintendent for the Green Country District, effective July 1, 2019. Sharon Betsworth, from Heartland to Crossroads, appointed at OCU, effective Jan. 1. Michael Caro, from full-time to part-time at El Reno-Ellison Ave., effective Feb. 1. Doyle Carroll, from the Great Plains Conference to Ochelata, effective Feb. 1. Robert Duran, from Cherokee/Prairie Valley to associate pastor at Tulsa-Asbury, effective July 1. Christy Germany, from OKC-Chapel ...

A Pastoral Letter to Everyone Who is Hurting


    Coming to General Conference, I had no idea what would happen. Expectations at the gathering were high, but the preferred outcomes were very different among the delegates. The last thing I expected was to experience feelings like the ones I had experienced upon my brother’s death. Yet, as General Conference closed and the Council of Bishops meeting ended the next day, I recognized that I had indeed felt like this before.       Numb. Shock. Deep grief. Loss.      My role as your Bishop and ...

28 Weeks Acts Devotion Week 28


WEEK 28 - ACTS 28 - February 18, 2019 Written by Dr. Amy Oden, Visiting Professor of Early Church History and Spirituality, Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University God does a new thing      The last chapter of Acts has lots of action – rough sailing on choppy seas, shipwreck, foreign lands, strange people, snakebite, healings, more stops in foreign ports, new adventures. And, if we followed the next 2,000 years after the birth of the church in Acts, we would see the action ...

Appointments for the week of February 18, 2019


Hal Hamilton, from associate at Tulsa First to Cornerstone International, effective Feb. 15. John Vick to Associate Edmond Acts 2 effective March 1, 2019. Robert Duran, from Cherokee/Prairie Valley to Associate Pastor at Tulsa-Asbury, effective July 1, 2019. Kurt Glassco to Turley effective January 1, 2019.  

28 Weeks Acts Devotion Week 27


WEEK 27 - ACTS 27 - February 11, 2019 Written by Rev. Dr. Matt Judkins, Pastor, McAlester First UMC; Jurisdictional Conference Delegate     Travel is always fraught with risks, but Paul’s journey to Rome by ship was particularly difficult. During Paul’s life, travel by sea was incredibly dangerous. Without the benefit of modern meteorology, ships and crews faced unpredictable weather which led to poor visibility as well as danger of capsizing if the ship took aboard too much water.     Against ...

28 Weeks Acts Devotion Week 26


WEEK 26 - ACTS 26 - February 4, 2019 Written by Cindy Hull, member - Waynoka UMC; former conference United Methodist Women's president.          This week we find Paul pleading his case before King Agrippa and Governor Festus in Jerusalem. He tells of his being transformed from the strictest of Jews to a champion of Christ, his Lord and Savior. He makes his case that Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of what “the prophets and Moses said would take place.”       Trying to make persons understand ...

Only the humble


By Bishop Jimmy Nunn Jimmy, a guide, gives instructions on how to enter the “eye of the needle.” Photo by Bishop Jimmy Nunn. A bus load of Oklahoma Conference clergy and spouses joined me on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in January. Many of the clergy had been ordained in recent years. About half of the group had never been to the land of the Bible prior to this trip. It was a great trip. I want to express my appreciation to Educational Opportunities, our guide for their service and financial ...

Focus on Discipleship


What will you do with this Epiphany Season? Focus on Discipleship!   With Ash Wednesday not until March 5, the season of Epiphany is 8 weeks long this year. What will you do with all that time? I suggest something very simple – focus on discipleship! For those who plan and lead worship, the lectionary provides a wonderful journey through the beginning of Luke’s gospel following a brief sojourn over to John on Human Relations Day where we will remember Jesus turning water into wine. Talk ...

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