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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 ...



BY BISHOP JIMMY NUNN He held the aerosol can upright and pressed its button. I heard the hiss of contents spewing through the tiny hole. He had carefully wrapped the can with a homemade sign that read “PALE GAS.” As he sprayed the can intermittently during his presentation, this Catholic deacon talked about the “seven deadly sins,” behaviors long identified by Christians as the worst vices. Historically, the Church has referred to them as deadly because they are the taproots of sin. The seven ...

Appointments for the week of February 26, 2018


James Hunt to OSU Wesley Foundation, effective 6-1-2018. Bill Welch from Tulsa-Grace UMC/West Tulsa UMC to West Tulsa UMC, effective 6-1-2018. Daryl Perry, from not appointed to Cement UMC, effective Feb. 15. Troy Big Eagle, from not appointed to Foraker UMC, Feb. 1. Del Watkins, from not appointed to Fort Cobb UMC, Feb. 1. Duane Baker, from Pontotoc UMC to Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference, Feb. 1. Lisa Crone, from First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Morgantown, W.Va., to personal...

Appointments for the week of February 19, 2018


Taud Boatman to Miami FUMC from El Reno Wesley, effective June 1, 2018 Jane Vaughan, from New Mexico Conference to Altus First UMC, effective June 1, 2018. Del Watkins, from retired to Fort Cobb UMC, effective February 1, 2018.

Content or discontent?


BY: BISHOP JIMMY NUNN- The 2018 Winter Olympics are here. I am convinced that television ratings are higher for these games because of the personal stories the reporters tell about the commitment, struggles, and dedication of the athletes. Most stories include an awakening, where an athlete realizes a love for a sport and resolves to excel in that sport. Their zeal drives them to train and practice long hours each day. They forsake everything else for the cause. Malcom Gladwell called such ...

Appointments for the week of January 29, 2018


Paul McDowell, from Freedom/Quinlan to medical leave, effective Feb. 1. Creighton Alexander, from Edmond-Acts 2 associate to not appointed, Jan. 28. Tom Combs-Francis, from not appointed to Kaw City, Jan. 15. Castulo Garcia, from Heavener-Faithbridge to not appointed, Jan. 15. Erma Pregler, from Tulsa-Faith associate to retired, Jan. 1. Dan Peil, retired, to Norman-Pathways Micro Community, Dec. 31, 2017.

Soul Searching


BY JIMMY NUNN During the holiday break, I spent more time reflecting on my personal goals, looking inside myself to see where I am in relationship to where God wants me to be. I realized some things that I had thought important were merely passing interests. And I resolved to realign my living with what God desires that I do. I recommend you, too, practice sincere self-evaluation about your Christian journey. Where are you spiritually in your life? It was easy to deceive myself into thinking ...

Appointments for the week of January 8, 2018


Dan Peil, from Norman-Pathways Micro Community to retired, effective Dec. 31, 2017. Gary Holdeman, from Guymon to retired, Dec. 31. Aaron Finney, from Gerty to not appointed, Dec. 31. Dennis Yates, from Whitebead to discontinued, Dec. 31.

Appointments for the week of January 1, 2018


Al Potts- from Sallisaw First UMC to Retired, effective January 1, 2018. Jim Hollifield- from Wagoner First UMC to Sallisaw First UMC, effective February 15th, 2018. Gloria McGee-Denton- from Tulsa Asbury First UMC to Wagoner First UMC effective March 1st 2018.  

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