Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Platters tribute group to help Tulsa-Wesley mark 100 years


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, Pastor Chris Beach explained.

Musical performances by The World Famous Platters top the schedule.

  • In a benefit concert Saturday night, the Platters tribute group will perform at Asbury UMC’s Venue 68, located at 6910 S. 101st East Ave. Tickets must be ordered in advance.

Proceeds will fund Wesley church’s new outreach efforts in the North Tulsa community. Among those are: KidsCare! Summer Leadership Academy, Wesley 10 Commandments Pizza Palace, a basketball program, Wesley Ice Cream Truck Outreach, a September community block party, a community garden, and Wesley Senior Salvation House.

Doris Colbert is the church’s youth outreach director, and Deborah Eastman chairs the anniversary committee. "The new outreaches developed for children will help instill in them positive attitudes, spiritual growth, a sense of unity, and leadership skills," Colbert said.

  • On Sunday, the musical group will perform gospel songs during the 11 a.m. worship at Wesley church, 2750 N. Cincinnati.

At both venues, Wesley church’s work with children and families of the community will be featured in video and brochure formats.

The church, informally known as Wesley Chapel Praise & Worship Center, was formed in 1910 and rebuilt after it burned in Tulsa’s 1921 race riots. For more information: www.wesleyministrycenter.org.


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