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

published 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 ...

Contact to go digital in 2019

published 11/2/2018
Communications Ministry to introduce new digital publication and quarterly magazine By Rev. Dr. Joe Harris, Director of Communications Ministry The Contact newspaper has been a mainstay of the ...

Counting on connection

published 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 ...

Disaster response transitions to “blue sky time”

published 11/2/2018
By Jeremy Bassett, Director of Office of Mission   Some five years ago, together with multiple partners, our Annual Conference’s Disaster Response ministry geared up for the work needed following ...

New nonprofit turns coffee into employment

published 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 ...

OCU student named “Champion of Character”

published 11/2/2018
Devaunjue “Jay” Williams has been named as the recipient of the 2018 Sooner Athletic Conference’s Champions of Character Award. The award recognizes a junior or senior student-athlete who demonstrates...

OCU: Musical and Bible study join the national conversation

published 11/2/2018
The OCU Musical Theatre Department is bringing the American opera “Susannah” to the main stage Nov. 16-18. Based on the biblical story of “Susanna and the Elders” from the Apocrypha, this modern ...

OCU: UCR dinner recognizes outstanding service

published 11/2/2018
Each year OCU’s University-Church Relations department teams up with the Wimberly School of Religion to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the vitality of their community...

OKC-St. Luke’s Asbury hosts fiesta during Hispanic Heritage Month

published 11/2/2018
By Tabitha Beckman   In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, OKC-St. Luke’s Asbury threw a fiesta for their community with crafts, games, food and music. The children painted maracas and Mexican flags, ...

OKUMF- How is your Legacy Giving program?

published 11/2/2018
The Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation encourages you to evaluate your legacy giving program on a regular basis. Frequency may depend on where you are in the process, but once the program is up ...

Passages

published 11/2/2018
Rev. Charles Hubbard Stewart passed away on Oct. 11. Stewart, a retired elder, served in the Oklahoma Conference for more than 20 years. Services were held on Oct. 16 at OKC-Sunny Lane.

Save the Date

published 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, ...

Court: One Church Plan largely constitutional

published 10/26/2018
From United Methodist News Service: "A review of possible plans for the future direction of The United Methodist Church found the One Church Plan to be largely constitutional, said a decision ...

CJAMM honors OCU program director with Stan Basler Award

published 10/5/2018
By Tabitha Beckman On Tuesday, Sept. 11 the Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries (CJAMM) hosted a Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction to help support the continuing work of CJAMM and to present the ...

Employment

published 10/5/2018
Updated November 5, 2018 IT Assistant. United Methodist Ministry Center. Full-time. Full job description here. Send resume to Mary Myers at mmyers@okumc.org. Director of Preschool Ministry and ...

Facing racism with grace and truth

published 10/5/2018
Get on the Bus examines how racism shaped American history and culture today By Meagan Ewton What started as a civil rights tour on Thursday had by Sunday become something much more personal to the 44...

Lasting Good Is Home Together

published 10/5/2018
The Vera Mae Home in Alva, OK will be a place of hope, keeping large sibling sets together that are often split up when being placed in a foster home.   Ribbon Cutting Ceremony On September 12th, 2018...

Moving Forward

published 10/5/2018
By Meagan Ewton The General Conference taking place in February 2019 will determine how the United Methodist Church will approach human sexuality. Simply put, the General Conference will decide ...

New home offers shelter, hope for foster children

published 10/5/2018
By Meagan Ewton Foster siblings living in northcentral Oklahoma have a better chance of being placed together thanks to a spacious new home built by Circle of Care. The Vera Mae Home in Alva held a ...

NSO CEO honored for making a difference

published 10/5/2018
By Meagan Ewton Stacey Ninness, president and CEO of Neighborhood Services Organization, will be honored as one of 50 Making a Difference during the Journal Record’s Woman of the Year Awards Gala on ...

OCU: Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel celebrates golden anniversary

published 10/5/2018
In the fall of 1967, massive steel I-beams began to rise in pyramid-shaped sections above Historic Route 66 on the campus of Oklahoma City University. Ground for the campus’ new chapel had been broken...

Passages

published 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

published 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 ...

Youth Force welcomes new director

published 10/5/2018
The Office of Mission is excited to announce that BJ Danner, youth director at Claremore-First, has accepted the volunteer position of Director of Youth Force in the Office of Mission. Following years...

Youth Workers Academy hosts training day

published 10/5/2018
Youth Workers Academy will host its first weekend session of 2018-19 on Nov. 2-4. The Academy will also host a one-day training for youth workers on Nov. 3 who are interested in learning more about ...

GBGM, Hispanic/Latino Ministries expand focus

published 9/8/2018
Community initiatives to be included in outreach efforts Hispanic/Latino Ministries is expanding its focus to include community initiatives, said Carlos Ramirez, pastor of Putnam City UMC. The ...

Communications Ministry offers Advent resources

published 9/7/2018
A Different kind of Christmas Published Nov. 28, 2017 Mike Slaughter inspires viewers to approach Christmas differently and be transformed in the process. About 69 minutes, with guides for children, ...

Continuing education together

published 9/7/2018
Oklahoma pastors and laity traveled to Dallas, Texas for course of study at Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology in Dallas. From left to right: Daniel Ramey of Atoka and New ...

CVLI survey required to receive CVLI coverage

published 9/7/2018
Churches who wish for CVLI coverage for the upcoming 2018-2019 year must complete the “2019 CVLI ministry with children” survey. It is included in the digital Charge Conference packet. Submission is ...

Devotion series focuses on spiritual preparation for GC2019

published 9/7/2018
By Meagan Ewton Delegates and conference leaders, both clergy and laity, have joined together to create 28 Acts Devotion. The digital devotion series is designed to prepare United Methodists in ...

Disaster Repsonse announces completion of “Let’s Finish This”

published 9/7/2018
Oklahoma’s Disaster Response ministry has announced the completion of the “Let’s Finish This” initiative.   The initiative called for United Methodists in Oklahoma to help complete work on many homes ...

Ministry in a minute

published 9/7/2018
Top left: Callie Duncan, Sara Martin, Jay Williams and Katelynn Trobaugh represented the South-Central Jurisdiction at the 2018 Global Young People Convocation (GYPC). GYPC is a quadrennial gathering...

Mobile day camps see growth in second year

published 9/7/2018
Voyage Mobile Day Camps saw a 56 percent increase in the number of campers this year, according to Neil Tate, program director for Camp and Retreat Ministries. Eight week-long day camps were held in ...

Moving into the next 100 years of history

published 9/7/2018
By Meagan Ewton Kingfisher United Methodist Church has been a family church for more than 100 years. It’s the kind of church where parents have witnessed their children get married in the place where ...

OKUMC invites all to witness delegation discussion for GC2019

published 9/7/2018
Dear Oklahoma United Methodist Family,   Resource Links for General Conference 2019: Weekly Devotion Sign-up Weekly Devotion Archive Registration for October 5 Discussion As many of you know, we ...

OKUMF- 30 years of Bill Junk

published 9/7/2018
Helping People Invest in Lasting Good

Passages

published 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...

Rising stars - OCU welcomes Class of 2022

published 9/7/2018
In August, Oklahoma City University welcomed the largest freshmen class in almost a decade. The fall semester officially began with the Matriculation Convocation service on August 15, where Dr. Martha...

Save the Date

published 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 ...

Theologian Matthew Fox headlines OCU Willson Lectures

published 9/7/2018
World renowned theologian Matthew Fox is slated as the featured speaker at this year’s annual Willson Lecture Series on the campus of Oklahoma City University. Father Fox, an Episcopal priest and ...

Church furnishes home for refugee family of three

published 9/6/2018
By Meagan Ewton The email came on a Friday. Catholic Charities was helping a refugee family from Honduras complete the immigration process, and they would arrive in 10 days. The mother and children ...

Council Oak DS receives Frances E. Willard Award

published 9/6/2018
By Jennifer Ahrens-Sims What do 19th century suffragists and 21st century women in ministry have in common? A shared common value that wherever they are, whatever they are doing and whatever gifts ...

Missions, camps and more: a recap of summer 2018

published 8/3/2018
Where did the summer go? Between annual conference, mission trips, family vacations, mobile camps, special projects, volunteer activities and everything in between, summer can feel like it’s gone in a...

OCU announces 2018 Bishop Scholars

published 8/3/2018
Madison Day Allison McMurry The Wimberly School of Religion at Oklahoma City University has announced its selection of two incoming freshmen as recipients of the prestigious Bishop Scholar ...

Passion and profession collide for camp nurses

published 8/3/2018
By Meagan Ewton If it takes a special kind of person to volunteer for camp, it must take a little something extra to volunteer for camp nurse. Waking up early, caring for more than 100 patients, ...

Wesley Foundations host watch party for racial justice documentary

published 8/3/2018
By Tabitha Beckman and Meagan Ewton What does a collaboration between two Wesley Foundations to examine racial justice look like? A new documentary exploring this question debuted at Edmond-First UMC ...

Young People’s Ministry seeks cohort and conference applicants

published 8/3/2018
By Tabitha Beckman There are many opportunities for college-aged young people in the Oklahoma United Methodist Conference to engage their faith in the world around them through the work of Young ...

600 foster children prepare for Back2School

published 8/2/2018
Citizens Caring for Children and Circle of Care help foster children get ready for new school year OKLAHOMA CITY – Supply lists are out and preparations for the new school year are in full swing. That...

Davis church ready to rebuild

published 8/2/2018
By Meagan Ewton Two years after a wind storm destroyed their sanctuary, Davis United Methodist Church has broken ground on a new building in a better location. The groundbreaking on the new 10,500 ...

Harrah church members hope to grow free community meal

published 8/2/2018
By Lin Archer Every Wednesday night, around 60 people come to eat a free meal at Harrah United Methodist Church. Volunteers say their goal is 100. Marty Fry, a HUMC member since 2000, started the ...

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