Letter from the Director
To the readers of the Contact:
Welcome to the new digital edition of the Contact. This format is designed to bring you all the United Methodist news and information that our readers have come to expect. In addition, we will frequently include links, videos, special features and other tools designed to help you and your local church fulfill the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
For those of you who may not have been familiar with the Contact, it has been the newspaper of the Oklahoma Annual Conference for the last 40 years. We have sought to inform, inspire and tell the stories of what God is doing among the people called Methodists, both in Oklahoma and throughout the world. We have and will continue to focus on local churches, individual witnesses, denominational issues, missional outreaches and the ministries of our Connectional Opportunities.
Your conference Communications Ministry’s vision through this platform is to inform, resource, train and educate. We intend to do this by being in dynamic relationship with all conference and related entities, local churches, individuals, and all those on the mission fields of our communities, state and world.
We recognize that there are some readers who may prefer or require a paper copy of the Contact, which is why this digital copy may be downloaded and printed on any printer. We encourage readers who desire a physical copy to print the Contact at their home, office, local library or any other print service.
We also recognize that there may be people who want to subscribe but don’t know how. To address this, we encourage our readers to share the Contact with their friends and family. We also invite all United Methodists in Oklahoma to subscribe to the Contact for free on the OKUMC website (anyone can unsubscribe at any time).
Our digital presence extends far beyond the Contact. Stay updated on what is happening in the conference through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Conference website. Find stories and videos about conference and connectional ministries to share with your church on our website (www.okumc.org/COresource). Finally, be the first to know about important events and announcements by downloading the free Oklahoma Conference app on iTunes or the Google Play Store (just search OKUMC).
It is our hope and prayer that you will find the new digital format of the Contact convenient, informative, inspirational and useful for your work in spreading the good news of Christ throughout your mission field. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any help in equipping your communications ministry.
With blessings as we journey together in Christ,
Rev. Dr. Joseph Harris
Director Communications Ministry