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published 4/23/2010
Deadlines May 7—Deadline to reserve your room at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Tulsa. This is the primary hotel for the conference. Nearby hotels include the newly renovated Crown Plaza...

Oklahoma scores Bishop Bickerton as speaker

published 4/23/2010
Bishop Thomas Bickerton displays a mosquito net during his presentation in Greensboro, N.C., about the denomination’s campaign against malaria. UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Bishop Thomas ...

Platters tribute group to help Tulsa-Wesley mark 100 years

published 4/23/2010
The World Famous Platters On May 1 and 2 in Tulsa, Wesley UMC will mark its 100th anniversary by focusing forward. Many of the centennial activities will be centered on young people, ...

Seminary gets major grant for Native studies

published 4/23/2010
Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University has been awarded a $240,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support the first three years of a faculty position for a Native ...

Teach a man to fish

published 4/23/2010
Thank you to everyone who attended our Oklahoma City and Tulsa EQUIP trainings in March. Pastors and church leaders gained valuable information on how to implement EQUIP in their churches, how...

Youth Service Day bustles with volunteers

published 4/23/2010
During a pantomime of biblical stories, participants at Youth Service Day portray Daniel in the lion’s den. Many observers have noted that this generation of young persons finds great ...

'The Great Oklahomans'

published 4/2/2010
Notable speakers in leadership series Register online at: www.greatoklahomans.com,  or by phone: 580-237-2041. Clergy discount of $50 is available, all faith affiliations. Continuing Education ...

3 churches join to launch Tulsa worship service

published 4/2/2010
On Feb. 21, three churches in Tulsa combined efforts to launch a new evening worship experience called "Connexion." Instead of competing for members, Southern Hills, Trinity, and Christ ...

Bolivian folk musicians trumpet Christ's cause

published 4/2/2010
Pastor Robert Rose greets a member of Anyi, a folk-music group from Bolivia, when their tour stopped at his church, OKC-Chapel Hill UMC. By Aloise McCullough A concert-and-dinner series ...

Briefly

published 4/2/2010
Where’s Wesley? Ask here "Where’s Wesley Weekend" will be held 4-7 p.m. April 11 at Edmond-First UMC and is sponsored by the Wesley Foundation at the University of Central Oklahoma. ...

Clergy Family

published 4/2/2010
In memoriam Billy Cooke Rev. Dr. Bill Howard "Dusty" Cooke, 88, of Cramerton, N.C., died Feb. 6, 2010. He was ordained as an elder in 1986. Billy was born Jan. 20, 1922, in Kannapolis, N.C. He was...

For Denney, a Capitol opportunity to help others

published 4/2/2010
'The United Methodist Church leads with grace'—Rep. Lee Denney Editor’s note: Laywoman Lee Denney of Cushing talked with writer Cindy Mason about new routes her faith journey has taken. ...

Is God calling you?

published 4/2/2010
Leaders brainstorm big issues for clergy   "Commit yourselves to Christ as his servants. Give yourselves to him, that you may belong to him. Christ has many services to be done … It is ...

Legislator honored for child advocacy

published 4/2/2010
Attending the award presentation on March 4 at the Capitol are, from left, Carol and Harold Wright and Circle of Care officials Don Batson and Lissa Wright. Photo by Tod Bryant State ...

OIMC Youth Day tops all attendance records

published 4/2/2010
Participants work together during a scavenger hunt, one of the icebreakers for OIMC Youth Day. For many years, the University-Church Relations team at OCU has welcomed young persons ...

Specialist in Older Adult ministry will teach in Oklahoma City

published 4/2/2010
Registration fee is $15 if received by April 16. Saturday lunch is included. A group discount is available. Contact Ann Browning at the United Methodist Ministry Center, Oklahoma City, ...

Sunday-morning volunteers amass 100,000 meals

published 4/2/2010
Hungry to serve Working in shifts on a Sunday morning at OKC-Church of the Servant, more than 1,200 people pack more than 100,000 meals for a school feeding program in Africa. "Stop Hunger Now...

New Web site design for the Oklahoma Conference

published 3/16/2010
The Oklahoma Conference has a new online presence, with new and enhanced features, at www.okumc.org. One new, interactive feature is OKVideo. This is the place to upload videos from your church, ...

'Caring for Creation' returns in April

published 3/12/2010
The third annual Caring for Creation conference on April 16-18 will bring people of faith together to learn how they can become better caretakers of the earth. The conference will be held at Mount ...

'God has made me extra special'

published 3/12/2010
Playing a ukelele, Suzanne Carpenter leads hymn singing. Steve Duran participates in the Faith Class. Class at Stillwater-First reaches out to disabled adults By Dana Lawrence Joan ...

Briefly

published 3/12/2010
Moore-First groundbreaking set March 28 Moore-First UMC will break ground for its building project at 9 a.m. on Palm Sunday, March 28. A reception will follow the ceremony, and then Bishop Robert ...

Childhood friends reconnect for small-town witness

published 3/12/2010
The symbolism of a cross covered in broken pottery is explained by Sharen Hale, left, pastor at Gene Autry’s First United Methodist Church, and David Colaw, pastor at First Baptist. By ...

Clergy Family

published 3/12/2010
Appointment Doug Burr, retired, to supply OKC-Quail Springs UMC (North OKC District), effective Feb. 21. Birth Emrie Elise Bunn was born Feb. 10 in Enid. She is the daughter of Robin and the Rev. ...

Disaster Response Ministry

published 3/12/2010
Ron King and Richard Norman, inside trailer, direct tours of a shower trailer, on display Feb. 28 at the Lawton District Local Church Leaders Workshop, held at Centenary UMC in Lawton. Three ...

How can we help?

published 3/12/2010
By Richard Norman, Disaster Response Coordinator       At New Light UMC in Lawton, Steven Clay of Carnegie UMC maneuvers carefully while trimming a tree damaged by the late January ice storm....

Mexican bishop leads Tulsa celebration

published 3/12/2010
An ethnic meal draws a crowd at Nueva Esperanza church in Tulsa during a weekend of anniversary activities. A bishop of The Methodist Church in Mexico helped Tulsa’s Nueva Esperanza UMC ...

OCU-NYC workshop draws record participation

published 3/12/2010
OCU alumna Kelli O’Hara teaches a class during a previous workshop. Graduating from college, looking for a job, and moving to a new city can be daunting challenges, especially if they happen at ...

Oklahoma Area to host 'Sisterhood of Shoes'

published 3/12/2010
Wear your travelin’ shoes, sister. Wear your travelin’ shoes. Are your shoes for city streets, Or for dusty rural lanes?* All women in career church ministry across the South Central Jurisdiction are ...

Pottery is 'souper' mission project

published 3/12/2010
Presenting an oversized check is Pastor Norma Gravley-Quinn, while Debbie Langford and Aly Sutherlin applaud. At Centenary UMC in Lawton, creativity and cash combine in a campaign to...

Ridgecrest welcomes Hispanic congregation

published 3/12/2010
Joint worship set On March 21, Bishop Hayes will preach at OKC-Linwood, in a joint morning worship service combining congregations of four UM churches—Ridgecrest, St. John’s, Clark, and ...

Volunteers help neighbors in southwest Oklahoma

published 3/12/2010
Piles of broken tree limbs surround Tony Arnold of Carnegie UMC, helping clean up after a late January ice storm in southwestern Oklahoma. He was among several volunteers during a Lawton ...

2009 clergy tax information

published 2/19/2010

Bass School of Music invites you to performances

published 2/19/2010
Lenten Evensong OCU’s Chamber Choir will perform music for the season of Lent at Evensong in downtown Oklahoma City’s historic St. Paul’s Cathedral, at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. Works by Samuel ...

Briefly

published 2/19/2010
Starring roles From left, medical professionals Mary and Stanley Imunya of Kenya tour the United Methodist Ministry Center in late 2009 with Prudy Gorrell of OKC-Church of the Servant. Funds...

Churches report Christmas projects

published 2/19/2010
Above, Darla Carr sorts green and red Christmas stockings at Frederick UMC. A quilters group at the church made hundreds of them for elementary students. Below, gifts of sweatsuits are ...

Clergy Family

published 2/19/2010
Appointments Joe Robinson to retirement from Ponca City-Albright (Stillwater District), effective Feb. 1. Scott Spencer to Ponca City-Albright from Acts II (North OKC), effective Feb. 1. Nancy ...

Contest nets funds to fight malaria

published 2/19/2010
Wesley Center students raised about $3,000 for the Nothing But Nets campaign during basketball games Jan. 23 at Oklahoma City University. Fund-raising included a celebrity free-throw ...

EQUIP training set for March

published 2/19/2010
Mark your calendar March 11: Oklahoma City March 25: Tulsa Sponsored by the United Methodist Foundation Make plans to attend our EQUIP training event March 11 in Oklahoma City or ...

Funding OK'd for 5 new churches

published 2/19/2010
By Holly McCray The Council on Finance & Administration (CF&A) has voted to allocate money to help start five new churches in Oklahoma—and the sooner they launch, the better. The unexpected ...

Gambling opponent urges action

published 2/19/2010
Tom Grey, right, and an OCU student discuss the impact of predatory gambling. Retired clergyman Tom Grey of Illinois spoke harshly about predatory gambling during a recent visit in ...

Harker to lead women’s event

published 2/19/2010
Harker Linda Harker will lead a Spiritual Growth Retreat for all women on April 9-11 at Camp Egan. The annual weekend event is sponsored by United Methodist Women. Theme is "Let’s Get...

InfoServ will discontinue phone service

published 2/19/2010
On April 1, phone support through InfoServ will be discontinued. InfoServ is the official information support service of The United Methodist Church. Beginning April 1, the service will answer ...

Living the Plan - Churches fund 94% of Apportionment needs

published 2/19/2010
Living the Plan Extravagant generosity is a sign of people who are dynamic disciples, individually focused outward, according to the "Fruitful Congregations Grid" within the Oklahoma ...

Living the Plan --Adviser crusades to cut personal and church debt

published 2/19/2010
Mike Wiley of the Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation "Make all you can; save all you can; give all you can."—John Wesley By Holly McCray One of Mike Wiley’s recent success stories is ...

OCU announces Milhouse Award recipients

published 2/19/2010
Lu and Elliott Fenton Oklahoma City University presented the 2009 Bishop Paul W. Milhouse Award to Elliott and Ruby Lu Simpson Fenton at a campus dinner Dec. 11. The Fentons are members...

This little engine can -Children lead the way at Eldorado

published 2/19/2010
The Bernal family arrives for worship. When you see the colorful children’s train in Eldorado on Sunday mornings, follow it to the United Methodist church. Children are leading the church...

When the Body is broken

published 2/19/2010
VIM’s Kristin Terrell-Wilkes, left, and Mary Alice Young sort health kits for Haiti. "We thank you. You have kept us in your prayers, and we are grateful. You have sent donations through the ...

Workshop puts out welcome mat

published 2/19/2010
A welcome sign on the brochure signifies the value of a March 13 workshop for churches. "Radical Hospitality and Beyond," with six speakers, will be presented March 13 at Seminole UMC. Schedule is...

Briefly

published 1/29/2010
Shear joy A Bedlam competition at Skiatook-First collected 1,500 cans of food for Skiatook Emergency Assistance Center in November. Youth Director B.J. Danner promised youth members could ...

Clergy Family

published 1/29/2010
Appointments Bill Todd to retirement from Lawton-Centenary (Lawton District), effective Dec. 31, 2009. Philis Griffin to leave of absence from Lawton-Centenary, effective Jan. 1. Norma ...

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