Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

OIMC celebrates 176th annual conference


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 worship service started with a flag ceremony featuring the flags of represented Native tribes. The service also featured Native hymns, a drum circle, worship and communion. Bishop James Nunn preached.

Mary Noah of OKC-Angie Smith Memorial and Kendell Allen of Welty-Grant Chapel prepare to carry in flags representing Native tribes during the OIMC opening flag ceremony
David Wilson and Josephine Deere offer communion to Son McHenry of Broken Arrow Indian UMC
(from left) Jarvis Poahway, Kevin Sovo, Justin Sovo and June Sovo sing native hymns while leading a drum circle during the OIMC’s opening ceremony on June 7.
Bishop James Nunn prays over Martin Fleming from Muskogee-Fife Indian during communion


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