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11/10/2022
GCORR CAF Grant Deadline | Nov. 15 Seed money for diversity initiatives Up to $10,000 for up to 12 months Download application at https://www.gcorr.org/caf Thanksgiving | Nov. 24 Ministry Center ...

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10/6/2022
Indigenous People’s Day | Oct. 10 Ministry Center Offices Closed Lay Servant Training | Lake Country District Oct. 14-15 | Cross Point Camp, Kingston Deadline to register is Sept. 30 https://okumc-re...

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9/14/2022
Rural Life Sunday | Sept. 18 Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Cvu2-fwYBI Resources at www.okumc.org/tellingourstory Stir Up the Fire! | Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 Weatherford High School Performing...

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8/17/2022
Council Oak District Lay Servant Training Sept. 9: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 10: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bixby-First | 15502 W. Memorial Drive, Bixby Cost: $10 plus book | Requires both days for credit Contact ...

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7/13/2022
Re-Shape Worship Planning Retreat | Aug. 14-17 Livestream at OCU Cost: $200 | Space is limited at this time Learn more or register at https://prr6w7cr.pages.infusionsoft.net CCYM Fall Summit Aug. 20 ...

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6/8/2022
ImpactOK2! Deadline to Apply | June 15 Resident Application: https://okumc-reg.brtapp.com/ImpactOK2ResidentApplication Site Application: https://okumc-reg.brtapp.com/ImpactOK2 Announcement: https://ww...

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5/10/2022
Oklahoma Annual Conference 2022 May 23 – May 26 https://www.okumc.org/annual_conference ImpactOK2 Site Application Deadline June 15 Register at https://okumc-reg.brtapp.com/ImpactOK2

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4/6/2022
Several United Methodist churches in and around Muskogee for a multi-church worship event held at Muskogee-First on March 26. Vocalists from each church were invited to join together, and together ...

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4/6/2022
Easter Sunday | April 17 Easter Monday | April 18 Ministry Center Closed OIMC Benefit Gala & Silent Auction | April 21 First Americans Museum | 659 First Americans Blvd, OKC, OK 73129 5:30 p.m.—...

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3/7/2022
Lay Servant Training | March 18-19 Basic Course. Led by District Superintendent Larry Bauman Advanced Course: Shaping the Prayers of the People. Led by Ron Shepard Poteau First UMC | 109 S Harper St.,...

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2/7/2022
Mission Leadership Training | Feb. 26, 2022 OKC-New Hope | 11600 N Council Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73162 Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. https://okumc-reg.brtapp.com/2022MissionLeadership United ...

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1/10/2022
Clergy and staff in the Oklahoma Conference Ministry Center visited the First Americans Museum on Dec. 16, 2021. The visit was part of the conference’s ongoing work to confront and address issues ...

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1/10/2022
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day | Jan. 17 Conference office closed Human Relations Day | Jan. 16 Pastor and leader kit available at https://www.resourceumc.org/en/churchwide/umcgiving/special-sundays/hum...

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12/13/2021
Conference office closed for Christmas- Dec. 23-27 MLK Day Worship Service | Embodying the Dream Jan. 17, 2022 | 4 p.m. OKC-Quayle | 5001 N Everest Ave. Guest speaker: Rev. Vance Ross, senior pastor...

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11/10/2021
Thanksgiving Holiday | Nov. 25-26 Ministry Center Closed Global Mission Fellow Applications Open Deadline to apply for US-2 track is Nov. 30 https://umcmission.org/become-a-fellow Rural and Small ...

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10/12/2021
After at least two years, the Conference Council on Youth Ministry met Oct. 2 for their Fall Summit at OKC-Village. Youth from nearly every district came to participate in group building, officer ...

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10/12/2021
UMVIM Awareness Sunday - October 17, 2021 Resources available, including a list of suggestions, poster, mission moment, fact sheet and sermon starter. https://www.umvim.org/umvim-sunday Global ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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