Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Communications Ministry to produce TV special


In a time when bad news seems easy to locate and share, a group of private donors and conference entities are collaborating to share good news in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 

On Sunday, May 24, a 30-minute special called “Hope for the Heartland: Stories of Inspiration from the United Methodist Church” will come right into the homes or computers of Oklahomans.

"Everyone is having a hard time right now, in some way or another, and as a church, we are meeting the needs of the vulnerable as much as we can," said Derrek Belase, director of connectional ministry for the Oklahoma Conference. "Our goal with this special is to offer hope to folks who need it and to inspire viewers with the love of Christ."

Based on availability, the program will air at 12:30 p.m. in Lawton (ABC affiliate KSWO, channel 7), Oklahoma City (CBS affiliate KWTV, channel 9) and Tulsa (CBS affiliate KOTV, channel 6). The special will also be available on the conference website at www.okumc.org

The special will include a word of hope from Bishop Jimmy Nunn and musical specials from Oklahoma City University and award-winning Christian artist Nichole Nordeman. The special is being produced by the Oklahoma Conference Communications Ministry.


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