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2022 OIMC Annual Conference to include race dialogues

published 6/8/2022
The 2022 Annual Conference Session of The Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference will be held Friday through Sunday, June 10-12, at the Southwest Region Center located outside of Anadarko, Oklahoma. ...

2022 OKUMC Clergy and Cabinet

published 6/8/2022
Ordained Elders Left to right: Rev. Greg Tener, chair of the Board of Ordained Ministry Chair; Bishop Jimmy Nunn, Rev. Steve Littrell Photo by Tabitha Beckman   Commissioned Elders Left to right:...

Applications open for second Testimony HQ cohort

published 6/8/2022
Applications opened May 1 for congregations interested in joining the second cohort of Perkins School of Theology’s Testimony HQ grant-funded initiative. Ten churches will be selected for the second ...

Oklahoma Conference Graduates from Saint Paul School of Theology

published 6/8/2022
News Release | St. Paul School of Theology Oklahoma City, OK – Saint Paul School of Theology held its first hybrid Commencement at 11:00 am on Friday, May 13, 2022. Graduates came together for one ...

Passages

published 6/8/2022
Mary Hanes, surviving spouse of Rev. James Willard Hanes passed away on April 13. James served as an associate member in the Oklahoma Conference between 1981 and 1995, pastoring the Marshall, ...

Save the date

published 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...

Youth and young people a major theme at annual conference

published 6/8/2022
By Meagan Ewton Among the ministry reports and district celebrations, an unplanned theme emerged: the Oklahoma Conference needs to improve its ministry to youth and young people. “Even our big ...

2022 Annual Conference Award Recipients and Photos

published 6/7/2022
Note: Images will cycle Clergy Denman Award The Harry Denman Evangelism Award for clergy was presented to Rev. David Guajardo (center), pastor at Vida de Abundancia in Laverne, on May 25 during the...

Oklahoma Annual Conference Council announces new leaders

published 5/23/2022
After serving as Director of Congregational Development and Conference Resources since 2016, Rev. Chris Tiger will be entering retired relationship with the conference. “Chris has done tremendous work...

Anticipated Retirees 2022

published 5/10/2022

Author Stephen Gunter to speak at AC 2022

published 5/10/2022
Professor Stephen Gunter is a retired clergy member of the Oklahoma Annual Conference. His ministry began as a church planter in Waco, Texas, and while he was completing his seminary education at The ...

Conference leaders offer important reminders for AC 2022

published 5/10/2022
OKUMC Announcement Greetings in the name of Christ. The May session of the Oklahoma Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church is scheduled for May 23-26. Registration for AC 2022 closes May 10....

El Reno-Wesley celebrates Historic Site Designation

published 5/10/2022
Amy Neathery, El Reno-Wesley Press Release On Sunday April 24, Wesley United Methodist Church El Reno, Oklahoma celebrated and dedicated its designation as a Historic Site with significance to the ...

Ministry in a Minute

published 5/10/2022
Clergy and staff employed at the Oklahoma Conference Ministry Center spent the afternoon on Holy Thursday volunteering at various conference ministries. Ministries included Circle of Care, the NSO ...

Oklahoma Conference updates safe sanctuary training

published 5/10/2022
By Rev. Derrek Belase, Director of Connectional Ministry In 1994, the Oklahoma Annual Conference made a significant decision when the first conference Safe Sanctuary policy was approved. It was ...

OKUMC helps complete work on disaster recovery sites

published 5/10/2022
The Oklahoma Conference helped complete work still needed to address recovery efforts due to a May 2019 flooding event. Dana Parker, the Oklahoma Conference disaster response coordinator, said she was...

Passages

published 5/10/2022
Rev. Duane F. Roever passed away on April 10, 2022 at 90 years old. Roever pastored churches in the Oklahoma Conference between 1976 and 1997. He served six churches during that time: Hitchcock, Fay, ...

Retired Clergy Book Sale returns to Anual Conference

published 5/10/2022
The UCO Wesley Campus Ministry will spearhead the Retired Clergy Book Sale at Annual Conference this year. Clergy that would like to contribute books can drop them off before Annual Conference at ...

Save the date

published 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

United Methodist Men announces new resources, brand

published 5/10/2022
UMM Press Release The General Commission on United Methodist Men (GCUMM) is introducing a “modern way” of doing men’s ministry. Launching a new program and brand, “United Men’s Ministry”, along with ...

Updates to student loan repayments may affect conference clergy and staff

published 5/10/2022
News Release Recent changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) may impact clergy members and other employees of not-for-profit organizations engaged in faith-based works Wespath will host a...

ImpactOK2 seeks young adults for new program

published 4/10/2022
News Release | OKUMC Connectional Ministry A few years ago, the Barna Research Group unveiled a revealing study on what young adults said was missing from the church. They concluded that members of ...

AC 2022 will be held in person

published 4/6/2022
Registration for the 2022 Oklahoma Annual Conference is open. The annual conference will be held at Oklahoma City University and OKC-St. Luke’s from May 23-26. It will be the first in-person annual ...

General agency seeks participants for environmental ministry

published 4/6/2022
Global Ministries, the mission arm of the United Methodist Church, is inviting U.S.-based United Methodists to participate in EarthKeepers, a training program to help people launch and grow ...

LEAD Camp changes format

published 4/6/2022
What do people do and say that leads others to believe they’re a good leader? This is the question that led OK Camps to completely redesign the format of LEAD Camp, a week-long camp to develop ...

Lydia Patterson Institute Welcomes New President

published 4/6/2022
News Release | Lydia Patterson Institute EL PASO, TEXAS – The Lydia Patterson Institute (LPI) Board of Directors has named Carla Cardoza as President. Cardoza began her new role at LPI March 21. An ...

Ministry in a Minute

published 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 ...

OIMC Gala to be held at First Americans Museum

published 4/6/2022
The Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference Gala and Silent Auction will be held at the First Americans Museum on April 21, six months after the museum’s grand opening. “We wanted to highlight the FAM ...

Passages

published 4/6/2022
Earl Minter, spouse of Rev. Carole Minter, passed away on March 4. Carole served in pastoral roles at Tulsa-University and Fairland between 1997 and 2013; she retired in 2008. A service for Earl was ...

Save the date

published 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.—...

Archives & history makes space for memory

published 3/7/2022
Not all ministry is focused on meeting tangible needs in the present or shaping the making of disciples for the future. In the case of Archives and History, ministry is focused on the collection of ...

Breon announced as new Lake Country District Superintendent

published 3/7/2022
Rev. John Breon, pastor of the Durant-First and Caddo churches in Durant, will be the new Lake Country Superintendent. He will take the place of Rev. Larry Bauman who has served as the district ...

Ministry in a Minute

published 3/7/2022
Clergy and staff from the Oklahoma Conference Office of Connectional Ministries volunteered at Skyline Urban Ministry on Feb. 15. The Food Resource Center distributed more than 90,000 lbs of food ...

OIMC, MLCC partner to learn from one another

published 3/7/2022
Issues of race and racism have taken the forefront in recent years when it comes to social awareness. However, much of that discussion has ignored the experience of indigenous persons according to ...

Passages

published 3/7/2022
Janice Bryan passed away on Feb. 2 at the age of 58. Her husband, Rev. Cleo Bryan, was a former pastor at Bowman Chapel UMC. A service was held at The Christ Experience in Oklahoma City on Feb. 14. ...

Save the date

published 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.,...

#BeUMC campaign provides strategy, resources for outreach

published 2/7/2022
Nashville, Tennessee – A new #BeUMC online toolkit has launched to assist church leaders in creating engagement in their church communities focused on the work of the Holy Spirit being done through ...

Author hosts event for youth ministry workers, volunteers

published 2/7/2022
Author and educator Andrew Root will be at Oklahoma City University to lead a free event focused on the challenges and realities of modern youth ministry. The event will be held on Feb. 21 in Room 100...

Conference leaders pass BSA plan with unanimous vote

published 2/7/2022
Leaders of the Oklahoma Conference met on Jan. 13 to discuss and vote on a response to the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy plan for reorganization. The plan includes a $30 million contribution from ...

Ministry in a Minute

published 2/7/2022
Rev. Vance Ross, senior pastor of Central United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, preached during the MLK Worship Service at OKC-Quayle on Jan. 17. Ross has led local churches and general ...

OK Camps seeks new site directors for Cross Point, Egan

published 2/7/2022
News release | OK Camps Oklahoma United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries is seeking site director to oversee all operational aspects at Cross Point Camp on Lake Texoma and at Egan Camp & Retreat ...

Oklahoma pastor chosen for Council of Bishops initiative

published 2/7/2022
The Council of Bishop has announced the names of 10 young adults selected as the next cohort of United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training: Young Adult Network (UMEIT: YAN). Rev. Katie ...

Passages

published 2/7/2022
Rev. Mary Ewing, a retired associate member, passed away on Jan. 16. Her spouse Rev. Ben Ewing is a retired pastor in the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference. A memorial service was held at Geary on...

Save the Date

published 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 ...

Special Sunday offerings support local student scholarships

published 2/7/2022
News Release | Annual Conference Council JD Tatarian can be found leading worship on Mondays and Thursdays at Oklahoma City University. He can be found at various church camps throughout the summer ...

Tulsa-Faith recognized for contributions to non-profit

published 2/7/2022
Tulsa-Faith received an award from CarePortal, a national non-profit that benefits hurting children and their families, for making the most contributions toward the program in Oklahoma. The church ...

Church donates excess offerings to partner congregation

published 1/10/2022
Like many local churches, the United Methodist church in Lindsay had struggles with church attendance because of the ongoing pandemic. Despite the challenges, the church also had one of its most ...

Conference offers guidelines for church donations to UMCOR

published 1/10/2022
By Wayne Wilczek OKUMC Director of Accounting Prompted by late season tornadoes in December 2021, the Oklahoma Conference released suggested guidelines for church donations to the United Methodist ...

Ministry in a Minute

published 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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