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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 ...

High interest in sharing “Strength for Service” devotion

published 8/2/2018
By Meagan Ewton An overwhelming desire to bless local first responders has maximized the number of free copies available from the 2018 Oklahoma Annual Conference Special Offering. The special offering...

OKUMF: Rollover your IRA for Good

published 8/2/2018
By taking a distribution from your IRA this year, you will likely pay more in taxes and may even reach a higher tax bracket. Rolling over part of your IRA’s “required minimum distribution” or “RMD” to...

Passages

published 8/2/2018
Harold Swink, a former pastor and founding member of OKC-Mosaic, passed away on July 23. Harold served the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church as both a clergy member and a lay person ...

Save the date

published 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 ...

Final report released from the Commission on a Way Forward

published 7/31/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The final report of the Commission on a Way Forward has been released in all four official languages of the General Conference: English, French, Portuguese and Swahili.  The report ...

Diversity kits reflect diversity in faith

published 7/6/2018
Left to right: Pastors Twila Gibbens (retired), Valerie Steele, and Ruth Atterberry hold up items used in diversity kits that were given away during the 2018 Annual Conference. The items are meant to...

Langston’s Wesley Foundation to host 10th Anniversary Gala

published 7/6/2018
On August 4, 2018, at Church of the Servant, at 4 p.m., the Wesley Foundation at Langston University will have its 10th Anniversary Awards Gala. The purpose of this event is to celebrate those who ...

New coordinator named in OK-Bolivia partnership

published 7/6/2018
By Chris Schutz Susan Waite has been named the new partnership coordinator for the longtime Oklahoma-Bolivia partnership with the Oklahoma United Methodist Conference. Waite, a member of OKC-Chapel ...

OCU team builds tiny homes for the homeless

published 7/6/2018
"Alaska is Calling and I Must Go" reads the back of the official OCU mission team t-shirts. On June 1, a team of 12 students, faculty and family members flew from Oklahoma City to Fairbanks, Alaska ...

OIMC celebrates 176th annual conference

published 7/6/2018
The Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference held its 176th Annual Conference on June 7-9. Delegates and guests gathered at the OIMC’s Southwest Region Center a few miles west of Anadarko. The opening ...

OKUMF leaders encourage “hilarious” giving

published 7/6/2018
By Chris Schutz Putting money in the collection plate may not feel hilarious, but it should. That was the message of “Hilarious Giving,” one of the workshops at this year’s Annual Conference. The ...

OKUMF- Plan for lasting good

published 7/6/2018
A plan is important, but an estimated 60% of Americans don’t even have a will. The Planning Your Legacy guide from the Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation will help you by making the process easy and...

Preparing to go tell the world

published 7/6/2018
Seventeen candidates attended local pastor licensing school, held June 15-23. Back Row: Devaunjue Williams, Cody Robinson, Reece Player, Taylor Anderson. Middle Row: Nancy Johnson (Dean) Donn Turner,...

Until the work is finished

published 7/6/2018
By Meagan Ewton Adrian Holmes had only helped paint his little sister’s room before, but that wasn’t going to stop him from doing his best to paint a house. Holmes, a seventh-grade student from Moore,...

Church inspires community to support foster kids

published 7/5/2018
By Meagan Ewton Elizabeth Witt, who describes herself as a new believer, had only attended Antlers-First UMC a handful of times when she asked her pastor, David Mingus, how the church could support ...

Save the Date

published 7/5/2018
Saint Yootz Day Aug. 18, Frontier City, Oklahoma City Concert by Toby Mac www.okumc.org/youth Grand opening, Wesley Foundation at Oklahoma State University Sept. 1, Stillwater info@okstatewesley.org ...

Annual Conference votes to lower apportionments 6.3%

published 6/15/2018
2019 budget set up in two ministry tiers BY HOLLY MCCRAY OKLAHOMA CITY — The amount apportioned to each church in 2019 will be 6.36 percent lower than the individual church’s 2018 apportioned amount. ...

Meagan Ewton named editor in Communications Ministry

published 6/15/2018
Meagan Ewton has been named the new editor of publications for the Oklahoma Conference. Ewton fills the position held by Holly McCray, who retired June 15 and is moving closer to family. McCray had ...

Mission U 2018

published 6/15/2018
.well { background-color: #00AEEB; } .well2 { background-color: #FFF358; } Mission U July 20-22/22-23 at OCU Learning Together for the Transformation of the World SPIRITUAL GROWTH STUDY - ...

Oklahoma Conference clergy — Class of 2018

published 6/15/2018
NEWLY ORDAINED ELDERS — From left are (front row) Lory Fahle, Shannon Rodenberg, Bishop James Nunn, Patricia Johnson, and Jennifer Kellogg; (middle row) Mark Polson, Andrew Haire, Thomas Corrigan ...

OKUMF- Invest in Lasting Good

published 6/15/2018
Doing the kind of good we believe in takes sacrifice. There is a cost and we make sure it isn’t perceived as a loss but always manifests as thoughtful investment. You probably have a story of how ...

United Methodists take center stage at OCU

published 6/15/2018
During two ceremonies on May 5, Oklahoma City University conferred 543 undergraduate and 362 graduate degrees in its 113th annual commencement exercises. OCU President-Designate Martha Burger, ...

Workshops provide tools for ministry

published 6/15/2018
BY MEAGAN EWTON OKLAHOMA CITY — More than 20 workshops were offered at the 2018 Annual Conference to provide 1,200 delegates and other church leaders with practical tools to fulfill the mission of the...

Annual Conference thanks retirees

published 5/18/2018

Churches help out during walkout

published 5/18/2018
BY CHRIS SCHUTZ United Methodists across Oklahoma stepped up to help when public schools closed, some for 10 days, in early April during a teacher walkout and protests at the Capitol about education. ...

Conference offers internship program

published 5/18/2018
The Conference invites college students to apply by Aug. 1 for its new Collegiate Internship Program, set to launch as the fall academic semester begins. The young adults will work alongside staff of ...

Grant helps OCU law students help tenants at risk

published 5/18/2018
OKLAHOMA CITY — Tenants facing possible eviction in Oklahoma County can get help from Oklahoma City University’s Law School to remain in their homes. The law school recently received a “generous grant...

Hirsch headlines free program

published 5/18/2018
EDMOND — Where is Christianity and where is it headed? Those issues will be part of a free talk June 22 on missional movements and leadership, hosted at Edmond-Acts 2, about ways churches can increase...

Honorary doctorates for two UM leaders

published 5/18/2018
Bill Junk and Craig Stinson received honorary doctorates from United Methodist-related Oklahoma City University on May 6. Junk is president of Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation, and Rev. Stinson is...

Immersion punctuates Confirmation rituals

published 5/18/2018
BY KYLE WESTFALL TULSA — For several years, the modern service at Tulsa-First United Methodist Church has celebrated immersion baptisms with a soundtrack anchored by Phil Wickham’s song “This is ...

Naming and proclaiming grace

published 5/18/2018
New faith community seeks to fulfill prophecy BY HOLLY MCCRAY OKLAHOMA CITY — In the home of Victoria Lee, you’ll find the genesis of a United Methodist church. This newest faith community in the ...

OCU- Celebrations to mark Smith Chapel’s 50th anniversary

published 5/18/2018
Plans are under way for a year of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel on the Oklahoma City University campus. Consecrated on May 9, 1968, Smith Chapel has been ...

OCU- First fast-food restaurant opens on campus

published 5/18/2018
Students at Oklahoma City University have a new food option on campus. After months of construction in the lower level of the Tom and Brenda McDaniel Student Center, Chick-fil-A opened for business in...

OKUMF- Helping people invest in lasting good

published 5/18/2018
In 2019, the Foundation will be 75 years old!  The Foundation’s legacy is more than dates and events.  It’s a legacy of the heart. It’s a story about people who were compelled by grace, gratitude, and...

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