Briefly News

Save the date

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 ...

Save the date

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 ...

Save the date

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...

Passages

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 ...

Save the Date

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...

Save the Date

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. ...

Save the date

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, ...

Ministry in a Minute

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 ...

Save the Date

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 ...

Save the Date

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 ...

Save the Date

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...

Save the date

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 ...

Passages

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, ...

Save the Date

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...

Save the Date

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 ...

Passages

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...

Save the Date

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...

Save the Date

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 ...

Save the Date

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 ...

Save the Date

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 ...

Save the Date

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 ...

Save the Date

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.

Save the Date

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 ...

Save the Date

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, ...

Passages

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 ...

Save the Date

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 ...

Passages

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...

Save the Date

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 ...

Save the date

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 ...

Save the date

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 ...

Briefly

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...

Briefly

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 ...

Briefly

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 ...

Briefly

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. ...

Briefly

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. ...

Briefly

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 ...

Briefly

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. ...

Briefly

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 ...

Briefly

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 ...

Briefly

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 ...

Briefly

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. ...

Briefly

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 ...

Briefly

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 ...

Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World

Contact Us

1501 N.W. 24th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106-3635
Phone: 405-530-2000

Sign Up For the Contact

Connect With Us