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9/10/2021
Rural and Smaller Membership Church Sunday Sept. 19 | Theme: Disaster Response Celebrating how rural and smaller membership churches impact disaster response in Oklahoma Rural and Smaller Membership ...

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8/9/2021
St Yootz Day featuring Toby Mac 2021 Event Cancelled 2021 National Men’s Gathering | A Virtual Event General Commission on United Methodist Men Aug. 28 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Central time zone) Keynote...

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7/12/2021
2021 UMVIM Mission Academy Classes offered July 26 to Aug. 7 All sessions begin at 5:30 p.m. Register at https://forms.gle/LrEfyU2boLDjUQop8    “A Night of Health and Hope with Skyline” Aug. 6 | 6 ...

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5/24/2021
Passing the Baton Seminar May 27 | 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is free; registration is required https://okumc-reg.brtapp.com/PassingBatonWebinars2021 Youthforce 2021 Frederick: June 6-11 Vinita: June 20-25 ...

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4/26/2021
Mission Pastor Cohort Kick Off April 29 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST | Zoom For mission and outreach leaders looking for ongoing community and training Sponsored by United Methodist Volunteers in Mission ...

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3/8/2021
The Art of Hospitality | Online Training | Church of the Resurrection April 22 | 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Featured Speakers: Yvonne Gentile and Debi Nixon Cost: $49 (includes a copy of The Art of ...

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2/8/2021
The McLoud Methodist Quilters delivered 17 quilts and eight stuffed toys to Project Gabriel in Shawnee, a confidential ministry that supports women struggling with unplanned pregnancies. Project ...

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2/8/2021
De-Colonizing the Church: A Commitment to Anti-Racism 5-week course begins Feb. 18 | 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. per session | Held over Zoom Cost: $125/person | Names and emails for participants required ...

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1/11/2021
Primer on Nonviolent Communication: Online Jan. 10 | 1-2:30 p.m.  Sponsored by the Norman Rapid Response Team and the DC Peace Team. Suggested donation $15-$25. Register online here    Cultivating ...

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12/11/2020
Second Annual Women’s Retreat Feb. 19-20, 2021 | Cross Point Camp Cost: $65/person until Dec. 18; $75/person after $25 deposit may be required Deadline to register is Feb. 5, 2021 Register online ...

OKUMC Update

10/2/2020
AC 2020 plans to be finalized Plans are still being finalized for the 2020 virtual Annual Conference session which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21. The clergy session will take place at 3 p.m. on ...

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10/2/2020
OIMC Virtual Mission | Oct. 5, 7 & 9 Register here online Family Home Church Webinar A partnership between the Matthew Institute and the Pohly Center Oct. 23 | 10 a.m. | Cost: $12; $10 United ...

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9/4/2020
Rural Life Sunday | Sept. 13 Theme: The Gifts of the Rural and Small Membership Church Learn more and find resources at www.okumc.org/rural2020 Restore Hope Ministries 14th Annual Golf Tournament ...

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8/6/2020
GBHEM E-Panel Series | Aug. 12 “Leading in Crisis: Keeping the mission alive” Rev. Dr. Doug Powe of Wesley Theological Seminary and COB President Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey www.gbhem.org/e-resources...

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7/3/2020
GBHEM E-Panel Series July 15: “Leading in Crisis: Setting next steps when your feet are weary,” featuring Bishop LaTrelle Easterling of the Baltimore-Washington Conference, author Susan Beaumont and ...

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6/12/2020
Project Transformation Oklahoma Summer 2020 | Online Reading Program Cost: Free | Open to all K-12 students in Oklahoma Registration required online here. Contact Kelsey Ricks at kricks@okumc.org ...

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5/1/2020
Passing the Baton Webinar Created by Jim Ozier May 5, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. | May 7, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. No cost for the webinar. Registration required for Zoom inviation. https://okumc-reg.brtapp.com/Passing...

Events cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19

4/4/2020
In light of health concerns due to COVID-19, the Oklahoma Conference and affiliated ministries have also cancelled or postponed several public events. A short list is available here. If you do not see...

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4/3/2020
Rev. Dana Wood passed away on March 7. She lived in Burkburnett, Texas and served as the pastor of Randlett, Oklahoma from June 2018 until her death. Her work in the State of Oklahoma Office of ...

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3/6/2020
2020 Friends of Children Banquet & Silent Auction April 4 | 5 p.m. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Guest speaker: Christina Meredith Tickets: $85 | Sponsorships available www.circleofcare.or...

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2/7/2020
Frances E. Willard Award Nominations Deadline | Feb. 17 Download form at www.okumc.org/WillardAward. Contact Rev. Emily Robnett at pastoremrob@gmail.com. Neustadt Lectures | Feb. 20 Featured ...

Ministry in a Minute

1/10/2020
Churches in the Oklahoma Conference celebrated Christmas in a variety of traditions. From pageants and candles to parades and dancing, here are how some congregations celebrated the holiday season. ...

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1/10/2020
Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Jan. 20 Oklahoma Conference Ministry Center Closed Meeting of the Orders | Jan. 21 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Edmond-Acts 2 | 4848 W. Covell Guest preacher: Dr. Tish Malloy, ...

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12/13/2019
Members of the Minority Local Church Concerns committee met with ministry coach Rev. William Chaney on Nov. 18 to develop a proposal for the standing rules committee. Front row, from left: Trey ...

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12/13/2019
Christmas Holiday | Dec. 24-25 Oklahoma Conference Ministry Center Closed New Year’s Day | Jan. 1, 2020 Oklahoma Conference Ministry Center Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Jan. 20, 2020 ...

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11/1/2019
Saint Paul Listening Sessions Nov. 13 | Tulsa-Boston Avenue- Register here Jan. 30 | OKC-Wesley- Register here 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Free to attend GROW: Intentional, Intergenerational Discipleship ...

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10/5/2019
Holy Spirit Seminar (One seminar, two locations) Oct. 26 | McAlester-First | 1 p.m. Oct. 27 | Ardmore-First | 2 p.m. Featured speaker: Dr. Luther Oconer Free to attend; registration requested okumc-re...

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9/6/2019
Lay Servant Training Northern Prairie | Sept. 13-14 Hennessey-First, 201 S. Cherokee St., Hennessey. Basic and Advanced Courses available. Cost: $50 (non-refundable). Includes all materials, Friday ...

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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...

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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...

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