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8/2/2019
Rev. William Buttram passed away on July 3. Buttram served as a pastor in Oklahoma for more than 20 years in total, leading churches such as Westville, Gore, Muskogee-Trinity, Tulsa-Aldersgate, ...

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8/2/2019
St. Yootz Day | Aug. 10 Admission $25 per person; season pass holders and children ages 2 and younger admitted free Pick up or buy tickets at table by front gate between 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Parking...

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7/5/2019
Skyline Urban Ministry Gala An Evening with Ron Hall | Aug. 9 National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum VIP Meet and Greet at 5:30 p.m. Gala at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $125. Table sponsorships ...

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6/14/2019
David Jones, who retired in September 2018 after 20 years of service, died on June 1. David served as a licensed local pastor at Tipton, Manitou, Lawton-New Light and Hulen. Service was held on June 6...

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6/14/2019
Worship Design Studio Worship Planning Retreat | Aug. 18-21 OKC-St. Luke’s, 222 NW 15th St., Oklahoma City Single Ticket: $350 | Team of 2-4: $550 Team of 5-8: $750 Register online at wds.events/plann...

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5/3/2019
Native American Ministries Sunday | May 5 Leaders kit available online at www.umcgiving.org/resource-articles/native-american-ministries-sunday-pastor-and-leaders-kit Passing the Baton | May 18 For ...

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4/5/2019
Metro Retired Clergy and Spouses Luncheon | April 25 11:30 a.m. | Yukon-First, 400 Elm St. | Cost: $10 Rev. Charla Gwartney, Chair of the Conference Board of Pensions, to speak about changes to the ...

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3/7/2019
Lay Delegate Self-Nominations Deadline Extended to midnight on March 22 Nominate yourself at www.okumc.org/LayNominees2020. Council Oak Lay Servant Training Friday, April 5, 6-9 p.m. | Saturday, ...

Conference Announcements

2/1/2019
Worship resources for GC 2020 now available A writing team of OKUMC pastors have created outlines and suggestions for the Sundays before, of and after General Conference 2019 (Feb. 17 and 24, and ...

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2/1/2019
OSU Wesley Gala Celebration - February 22 823 W. University Ave, Stillwater Doors open at 7 p.m. | Seating begins at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $60. RSVP by Feb. 15 Visit okstatewesley.org/gala   COSROW 2019 ...

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1/11/2019
GBHEM Scholarships for Fall 2019 Open | Jan. 3 – March 7 www.gbhem.org/loans-and-scholarships/scholarships Ministry Center closed for Martin Luther King Day | Jan. 21 Metro Retired Clergy and Spouse...

Passages

12/7/2018
Rev. William (Bill) Moss passed away on November 10. Moss served as an OKUMC pastor for 35 years. A service was held at Claremore-First on Nov. 16.

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12/7/2018
Circle of Care Sunday- December 16 Ministry Center Closed for Christmas and New Year Holidays December 24-25 and January 1 Self-nominations open for 2020 General Conference January 14

Celebrating the holidays with Thanksgiving giving

12/6/2018
By Tabitha Beckman Oklahoma City In the fellowship hall at OKC-Wesley, a large group of current and former residents of Exodus House and their families gathered for a Thanksgiving meal. Exodus House ...

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11/2/2018
Youth Workers Training Day Nov. 3, $25 OCU Student Union. www.okumc.org/youthworkersacademy Annual Missions Dinner at The OU Wesley Foundation Nov. 16, 7 p.m. 428 W. Lindsey St., Norman Cost: $20, ...

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10/5/2018
Matthew Hoyt passed away on Aug. 30. Hoyt was the son of Ellen Scott, pastor of Altus-Highland Heights and Eldorado. Services were held at Ferguson Funeral Home on Sept. 5. Rob Gibson passed away on ...

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10/5/2018
Lay Servant Training Oct. 12 6-9 pm, Oct. 13 9-5 Tulsa-Will Rogers UMC $10 + book cost Contact glsteele4@cox.net or call 918-697-9575 NEO Wesley Foundation Golf Tournament Oct. 15, Peoria Ridge ...

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9/7/2018
Opal Mae (Hudson) Williams passed away at her home on Aug. 18. Services were held in Hobart on Aug. 25. Williams is survived by her husband Rev. Jim “Weegie” Williams, a retired United Methodist elder...

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9/7/2018
Lay Servant Training Basic and Advanced Courses Sept. 14, 6-9 pm, Sept. 15, 8-4 Anadarko FUMC $30 includes materials and meals Register by Sept. 9 at www.wichitasdistrictumc.org Equipping Pastors ...

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8/2/2018
Saint Yootz Day Aug. 18, Frontier City, Oklahoma City Concert by Toby Mac www.okumc.org/youth New People New Places Grant Applications Deadline Aug. 31, due by midnight Nominate yourself or another ...

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3/23/2018
Northern Prairie District Lay Servant Training April 6-7, Enid-New Hope UMC Led by Karen Mitchell and Jim Key District office: 580-382-4030 Hispanic Family Retreat April 20-21, Canyon Camp Sponsors: ...

Briefly: NSU Wesley, Health Talk series

2/8/2018
NSU Wesley feeds 200 TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — It’s not out of the ordinary to see the windows of the Wesley Foundation building fogged with steam from its kitchen, and Jan. 15 was no exception. Each year on...

Briefly: Restore Hope, NSO, Mobile Meals

1/19/2018
Tulsa agency sums up 2017 TULSA, Okla. —Restore Hope Ministries in Tulsa made Christmas merry for 161 kids and provided Thanksgiving baskets to 610 families, according to a year-end report from Jeff ...

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9/29/2017
Faith's families double the gifts for foster kids A project by Tulsa-Faith UMC to assist the Oklahoma Circle of Care will help twice as many foster children as expected, according to Tasha Atcity, the...

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9/8/2017
Scraper named new benefits director Kate Scraper of Oklahoma City has joined the United Methodist Ministry Center as the Oklahoma Conference’s director of personnel and health benefits, announced by ...

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7/28/2017
  COSROW awards funding The deadline is nearing to apply for scholarships awarded annually by the Conference’s Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW) to women pursuing education as ...

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4/7/2017
Northern Prairie to hold youth event Deadline is April 23 for Northern Prairie District youth to sign up for "Service Retreat 2017," which will be April 28-29 at Oak Park Retreat Center in Perkins. ...

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2/24/2017
Upper Room author will present in Norman Spend an evening March 24 in Norman, Oklahoma, with Beth A. Richardson, who is director of creative content for The Upper Room and author of three books. ...

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11/18/2016
Bishop to visit Cimarron District On Dec. 4, Bishop Jimmy Nunn will conclude a series of district conferences — his first such meetings as Oklahoma’s new bishop. He will meet with the people of ...

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7/22/2016
Domestic violence is focus of program An upcoming United Methodist Women’s workshop will teach a faith-based response to domestic violence. Titled "It Happens in Church," the program will be Aug. ...

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5/6/2016
President named honorary Kiowa member Oklahoma City University President Robert Henry was inducted as an honorary member of the Kiowa Tribe April 2 at the OCU Native American Society Powwow. Kiowa ...

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4/8/2016
Shook Memorial plate donated to Archives A commemorative plate from Shook Memorial United Methodist Church will become part of the Oklahoma United Methodist Archives housed at Oklahoma City ...

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12/11/2015
Songs from Native Americans compiled by GBGM "Singing the Sacred: Musical Gifts from Native American Communities" includes Native American Christian music from more than 15 communities, carefully ...

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11/20/2015
Orders meet Jan. 19 Tom Albin will present at the Jan. 19 meeting of the Orders of Elders and Deacons and the Fellowship of Local Pastors. Clergy will meet 10 a.m.-3 p.m. that Tuesday at OKC-St. ...

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10/9/2015
Pledge addresses environment The Environmental Coalition urges churches and individuals to sign the Paris Pledge about fossil fuels, announced UM deaconess Pat Hoerth. The Coalition, chaired by ...

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9/18/2015
Bishop of Peru reaches out to Oklahomans On Sept. 19, meet the bishop of Peru. You are invited to be part of a mission encounter that Saturday, joining Bishop Samuel Aguilar and other Methodist ...

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3/27/2015
New small-group study recommended The popular small-group study "A Disciple’s Path," by James Harnish, has been followed by a related resource. "A Disciple’s Heart" is also by Harnish. Both are ...

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2/13/2015
Nominate young adults for new award A brand-new award will honor a "Young Adult of the Year" in the Conference. You are encouraged to nominate any Oklahoma United Methodist, between ages 18 and ...

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1/23/2015
Thunder tickets benefit youth You support the Youth Service Fund (YSF) when you make a special ticket purchase to an OKC Thunder basketball game on Feb. 8 or 22. The fundraiser is a project of the ...

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12/12/2014
UMMen contest open Churches with chartered units of United Methodist Men may enter a competition to honor significant ministries to men and youth. The General Commission on UMMen will recognize 30...

Upcoming: events

12/12/2014
Roles of women to be discussed A workshop titled "Women in Leadership: Taking Our Place, Working Together," is set for Jan. 12 at Tulsa-Faith UMC. The event, from 7 to 9 p.m., is sponsored by the ...

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10/31/2014
Make mission possible Nov. 14-15 Sign up for a major mission learning event, packed with workshops and speakers. The Conference’s Office of Mission will host the program Nov. 14-15 at OKC-Church of...

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9/19/2014
Covenant Bible Study kits available for loan The newly published Covenant Bible Study is available for loan to your church through the Small Church Commission and Discipleship Ministries of the Small...

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8/29/2014
Course of Study complete Local Pastor Jerry Coldren graduated Aug. 1 from the Course of Study School administered by Saint Paul School of Theology. Rev. Coldren serves South Coffeyville and Lenapah...

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8/8/2014
Time to review statistics and Apportionments The Conference Treasurer’s Office in July began calculating local churches’ Apportionments for 2015. That task has spurred Treasurer Brian Bakeman to ...

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7/18/2014
District sets prayer training Prayer is the focus for an Ardmore District seminar on Aug. 16-17. On Aug. 16 at Sulphur UMC, “Encounter: A Blueprint for the House of Prayer” will be presented by Terry ...

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5/16/2014
Claremore church sponsors Marriage Encounter in Tulsa Registration is open for a Marriage Encounter United Methodist Weekend on July 18-20 in Tulsa. The event is sponsored by Claremore-First UMC. ...

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4/25/2014
Storyteller to headline Putnam City revival "Revival With the Master’s Storyteller" will be May 4-7 at OKC-Putnam City United Methodist Church, located at the northeast corner of 41st Street and ...

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2/21/2014
VBS workshop at Boston Avenue In Tulsa on Feb. 22, Boston Avenue Church will host a Vacation Bible School curriculum event. Using Cokesbury materials, the hands-on "Workshop of Wonders" will be from 9...

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1/24/2014
VBS curriculum to go on view Get a firsthand look at Vacation Bible School resources at an upcoming Cokesbury VBS showcase. Three events are scheduled. Feb. 8, OKC-New Hope UMC, 11600 N. Council ...

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