Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

 

Mission and Ministry

 

Welcome to the Oklahoma United Methodist Church Mission and Ministry, formerly Connectional Opportunities! The generous financial support of OKUMC churches like yours keeps these ministries funded, offering the tangible love of Jesus Christ to those most in need. Please follow the links in the left column to find out more about these wonderful ministries that you are helping to support!

Additionally, you can find resources here to use in your local church. Whether you use these resources to collect a special offering, help a discipleship group get involved, or inform your congregation how their financial giving to Mission and Ministry changes lives in Oklahoma, we hope you’ll use these tools to share about the important work of these ministries.

 

News About Mission and Ministry

 

Below, you will find news stories from the OKUMC Communications Ministry about Mission and Ministry

Mission and Ministry: Office of Mission

4/5/2019
The Oklahoma Conference has been working on formalizing covenant partnerships in ministry and mission with FIVE conferences within our Methodist family: Bolivia, Eastern Mexico, Chile, Colombia and...

Mission & Ministry: Criminal Justice & Mercy Ministries

3/7/2019
“I was in prison, and you visited me.” (Matt 25:37)   These are words that Criminal Justice & Mercy Ministries takes to heart. With Oklahoma being the state with the highest incarceration rate in the ...

Confirmation Camp heads to Canyon Camp on Feb. 22-23

2/1/2019
By Meagan Ewton What does it mean to be a United Methodist? Allen Carson, pastor of El Reno-Wesley, hopes to help youth answer that and other faith-related questions during a special 24-hour camp. ...

Connectional Opportunities now called Mission and Ministry

2/1/2019
During Annual Conference in May 2018, 14 ministries were removed from apportionment giving and given their own designation: Connectional Opportunities. Nearly nine months later, this collection of ...

Mission and Ministry: Camps & Conference Programming

2/1/2019
Camping ministry provides Oklahoma United Methodist churches the opportunity to engage in meaningful experiences, relationships, and ministry.   Three campsites around the state provide a ...

Avedis Foundation awards grant to Circle of Care to build foster homes

1/11/2019
The Avedis Foundation and Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care, a statewide foster care agency, have announced plans to collaborate on a building project to provide homes for sibling sets in ...

Connectional Opportunity: Project Transformation

1/11/2019
Project Transformation is one of the Connectional Opportunity ministries supported through the generous giving of churches in the Oklahoma Conference. Based on a model founded in 1998 in the North ...

Canyon Camp raising funds for nurse’s station

12/7/2018
By Meagan Ewton Canyon Camp is raising $40,000 for a new nurse’s station that they hope to build in time for the summer season, according to Director David Combs. The camp began to focus on ...

Challenge grant matches up to $25,000 for independent living program

12/7/2018
Circle of Care is raising $25,000 to match a $25,000 challenge grant from the Paul Milburn Gift Fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.This grant will benefit the Preparation for Adult Living ...

OCU holiday shows make the season bright

12/7/2018
The fall semester at OCU will come to a close with some fun holiday performances. The American Spirit Dance Company’s annual “Home for the Holidays” showcases the school’s world-renown program with a ...

OCU: Bishop Scholar Application Now Open

12/7/2018
High school seniors who feel called to ministry and who are interested in studying in the Oklahoma City University Wimberly School of Religion are encouraged to apply for the prestigious Bishop ...

OU Wesley Foundation holds open house

12/7/2018
The Wesley Foundation at the University of Oklahoma held an open house and dedication on Nov. 10 to celebrate the completion of a $700,000 rennovation. Updates include asbestos abatement, a redesigned...

Challenge grant matches up to $25,000 for transitional living program

11/2/2018
Circle of Care is raising $25,000 to match a $25,000 challenge grant from the Paul Milburn Gift Fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.This grant will benefit the Preparation for Adult Living ...

Counting on connection

11/2/2018
By Meagan Ewton   Andre Contino wears a clergy collar to his downtown office in Oklahoma City every Wednesday, where he offers prayer and communion to more than 100 people gathered in the parking lot ...

New nonprofit turns coffee into employment

11/2/2018
By Meagan Ewton   In a small basement office in Oklahoma City, a new non-profit is hoping coffee can address a societal problem: employment after incarceration. Red River Roasters is dreaming big and ...

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