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City’s Skyline Receives Aid

published 11/10/2022
Skyline Urban Ministry started in 1968 to bring churches and other agencies together to serve the poor and needy in Oklahoma County and beyond. The nonprofit organization serves by offering a free eye...

Disaster Response in Idabel Area

published 11/10/2022
Idabel United Methodist Church is the center of a disaster response after severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds swepth through Bryan, LeFlore, and McCurtain counties. Mark Jardine and ...

In Their Own Words

published 11/10/2022
Delegates from the Oklahoma Conference stepped up to be part of the historic votes at the South Central Jurisdictional Conference in Houston. Front Left: Charla Gwartney’ clergy delegate; Piper ...

Jurisdictional History Made

published 11/10/2022
Three Bishops Elected and Three Historic Firsts The South Central Jurisdictional 2022 Conference met November 2-5 in Houston, TX. to elect three new bishops, to deal with the conference budget and ...

Ministry in a Minute

published 11/10/2022

Passages

published 11/10/2022
Rev. Dr. Jerry Perryman passed away peacefully at his home in Oklahoma City on November 4. A retired elder, Perryman was first appointed to Ninnekah in 1955. He served numerous churches, including ...

Save the Date

published 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 ...

Saying Goodbye

published 11/10/2022
Church Closing Leaves Big Legacy By Rev. Derrek Belase The church I grew up in is closing, and I am responsible for selling it. To be honest, I never thought I would write those words. I am a fourth...

Special Called Conference Ushers Change

published 11/10/2022
The Oklahoma Annual Conference held a Special Called Conference October 20 and 21. The gathering’s theme was Rekindle the Gifts of God: Love, Power, and Self-Discipline. Bishop James Nunn officiated ...

Apprentice Project fosters cross-cultural ministry

published 10/6/2022
The Apprentice Project honored the work of its first cohort on July 31, celebrating the diverse ministry accomplished by three college students at three ethnic churches in the Oklahoma City area. Over...

CJAMM welcomes new site director

published 10/6/2022
Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries (CJAMM) has announced David Reffner as new site director and case manager for Exodus House Tulsa and The Parsonage House in Tulsa. Reffner has trained at Exodus ...

Conference letter about Hurricane Ian

published 10/6/2022
As you are aware, the state of Florida has been devastated by Hurricane Ian. We want to provide you with some updates from our partners at UMCOR. While authorities have not yet given the all-clear to ...

Ministry in a Minute

published 10/6/2022
El Reno-Wesley celebrated 100 years in their sanctuary on Oct. 1. The celebration included a display of memorabilia, a brief service led by Rev. Dylan Ward, a homecoming cookout, sanctuary tours,...

OIMC hosts service for National Day of Remembrance

published 10/6/2022
The Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference hosted a service in honor of the National Day of Remembrance for Indian Boarding Schools at JJ Methvin Memorial UMC in Andarko on Sept. 30. The service ...

OK Camps hires two site directors

published 10/6/2022
OK Camps has hired two new site directors. Tony Thomas is the new site director for Cross Point Camp, and Penn Henthorn is the new site director for Egan Camp and Retreat Center. Thomas, who spent 29 ...

Passages

published 10/6/2022
Lillie Mae Hobbs passed away on Sept. 7. She was the surviving spouse of Rev. Joseph W. Hobbs who passed away twenty-two years ago. A service was held on Sept 14th at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in ...

Save the date

published 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...

To Restore and Redeem

published 10/1/2022
There’s no denying the joy and laughter around a close community around a common meal at church. Friends and families gather together in faith and fellowship, enjoying one another’s company and ...

David Wilson endorsed for episcopacy by Oklahoma Conference

published 9/14/2022
Rev. David Wilson has been endorsed as a candidate for the episcopacy by the Oklahoma Conference. If elected, Wilson would be the first Native American bishop in the United Methodist Church. “Many ...

Jurisdictional Conference November 2-4

published 9/14/2022
On Nov. 2-4 elections will be held in the United Methodist Church for new bishops. Also, current bishops, along with those newly elected, will be assigned to provide episcopal supervision of annual ...

Ministry in a Minute

published 9/14/2022
CCYM Fall Summit was held Saturday, August 20 at OKC-Wesley UMC. It’s a time for youth across the state to come together, worship, play games, fellowship and elect new Exec Team members. Top Left: ...

Older adult ministry expert addresses Oklahoma Conference leaders

published 9/14/2022
Over the next ten years, those 65 years and older will grow by the largest percentage of all age groups in the state of Oklahoma and it is one of only three groups which will grow. More people. More ...

Passages

published 9/14/2022
Bishop John Russell died Sept. 2. Russell spent twenty years leading churches in the Oklahoma Conference such as OKC-Village, Enid-First, and Tulsa-Boston Avenue. He also served an interim appointment...

Resources help rural and small churches tell their story

published 9/14/2022
Rural Life Sunday calls the church to celebrate the rural heritage of The United Methodist Church. In light of celebrating this heritage, the Rural and Small Membership Church Commission has compiled ...

Save the date

published 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...

What you need to know for the Special Called Annual Conference

published 9/14/2022
When and Where Oklahoma City Community College Visual and Performing Arts Center 7777 S. May Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73159-4444 October 21-22, 2022 Special Offering Benefits the Youth Service Fund for ...

Conference continues commitment to connect with young people

published 8/17/2022
As one cohort of young leaders completed their service in local churches, another celebrated its beginning. The Apprentice Project, a partnership to train young adults to serve in ethnic churches ...

Grant expands opportunities to learn English in Southeast Asia

published 8/17/2022
One of the best avenues for better jobs and job security in Southeast Asia is knowing how to speak English. However, learning English can be expensive, and the school most people would attend is too ...

Ministry in a Minute

published 8/17/2022
The Wesley Foundation at East Central University in Ada founded a Tiger Victory Garden on the grounds of the university. The garden is intended to support the community in and around ECU. Victory ...

Mission u returns after two-year hiatus

published 8/17/2022
United Women of Faith (UWF), formerly United Methodist Women, held its first Mission u program in two years on July 21-23 at Oklahoma City University. The program is sponsored by Oklahoma UMF and the ...

Project Transformation continues post-pandemic growth

published 8/17/2022
By Roxie Hacker Project Transformation held its 21st summer program this year. Four churches, 138 campers and 18 young adults came together in purposeful relationships. This is one additional site and...

Save the date

published 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 ...

Workshop to focus on rural and small membership ministry

published 8/17/2022
The Oklahoma Annual Conference will host a rural and smaller membership focused workshop to address how to use the togetherness, experience, and resources a congregation has in order to achieve more ...

Conferences coming to OKUMC

published 7/13/2022
Multiple conferences will be held in the Oklahoma Conference in August and September. One will be held by the Oklahoma Conference, one will be hosted by an extension ministry, and one held at a local ...

Lazarus Community grows from ministry pitch to ministry plant

published 7/13/2022
By Alanna Ireland A church in Northwest Oklahoma City is finding new life with Christians wanting to live out their faith in their daily lives alongside those recovering from homelessness. The Lazarus...

Ministry in a Minute

published 7/13/2022

MLCC cultivates multicultural ministry with the Summer Internship Project

published 7/13/2022
A summer program is helping ethnic students develop leadership skills in a multi-ethnic setting. The Summer Internship Program pairs a Wesley Foundation student with a mentor of the same ethnicity and...

New ministries focus on alternate funding

published 7/13/2022
Tulsa-University has established two ministries that focus on alternate methods of funding the mission of the church. Co-pastors Rev. Matt Patrick and Rev. Matt Austin became passionate about ...

NSO celebrates designation as a UMC historical site

published 7/13/2022
Neighborhood Services Organization has been recognized as United Methodist Historic 567. NSO is one of eight ministries in Oklahoma and the second non-church organization in the state to receive the ...

Passages

published 7/13/2022
Rev. James T. (Jim) White, who passed away on June 28, 2022. White’s first appointment in the Oklahoma Conference was in 1951; he retired in 1993. In all, he 13 congregations: Arcadia, Bennington, ...

Save the Date

published 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 ...

UMC releases 2021 State of the Church Report

published 7/13/2022
UM Communications News Release Nashville, Tenn.: The United Methodist Church has released the 2021 State of the Church Report, which centers around the theme of claiming our identity. Beginning with ...

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...

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