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Oklahoma contingent attends Youth 2023 in Daytona Beach, Florida

What does it mean to be Bold? Showing or requiring a fearless daring spirit. Sometimes we are called by God to do something, and we feel too scared to do it. Being bold is hearing that call and ...

Ministry in a Minute

CCYM Fall Summit was held Saturday, August 20 at OKC-Wesley UMC. It’s a time for youth across the state to come together, worship, play games, fellowship and elect new Exec Team members. Top Left: ...

Oklahoma churches selected for new youth ministry cohort

Two churches in Oklahoma are participating in a new initiative centered on youth ministry. Tulsa-Hope in the Oklahoma Conference and Talihina-St. Paul in the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference were...

OKUMC and OIMC youth participate in Youth 2019

By Courtney Blacksten Youth 2019 was the national gathering of United Methodist Youth put on by Discipleship Ministries. The quadrennial event was held in Kansas City, Missouri from July 10-13. Youth ...

Youth Force welcomes new director

The Office of Mission is excited to announce that BJ Danner, youth director at Claremore-First, has accepted the volunteer position of Director of Youth Force in the Office of Mission. Following years...

Youth Workers Academy hosts training day

Youth Workers Academy will host its first weekend session of 2018-19 on Nov. 2-4. The Academy will also host a one-day training for youth workers on Nov. 3 who are interested in learning more about ...

Youths in Seminole reach out to homeless neighbors

BY CHRIS SCHUTZ SEMINOLE, Okla. — The youth of Seminole-First United Methodist Church were alarmed to realize some people in their town lived outside, in the cold, with nothing to eat. In November, ...

Lean On Me- Retirees help Youth Force make it work in Ada

BY HOLLY MCCRAY Keith King met the “tech angels” when Youth Force volunteers tackled a crumbling home that didn’t even have window glass. Sometimes home work exceeds the capacity of the mighty teen ...

Youthful delegation

Catesby UMC hosted Laverne Future Farmers of America members on Feb. 19 as the club kicked off National FFA Week. The rural church, which averages 25 in worship, welcomed about 40 FFA’ers and also ...

Quammen serves in U.S. capital

Through Generation Transformation, Stephanie Quammen of Oklahoma is serving as a Global Mission Fellow for two years with Metropolitan Memorial UMC, Washington, D.C. She is the daughter of Pastor ...

Pastor shares confirmation class experiences

BY SAM POWERS When I became a United Methodist minister, the bishop asked me, “Will you diligently instruct the children in every place?” I take this seriously and have offered confirmation classes ...

Youths in new district determined to connect

Youths in the Green Country District began networking quickly after Oklahoma’s new eight-district structure became official in May. They want to grow genuine peer friendships within this larger ...

Family sees the power of Youth Force

By CHRIS SCHUTZ Vacations for the Lee Shouse family have consisted of going to sometimes remote locations in Oklahoma to help with Youth Force projects during the past eight or nine summers. Along ...

Young people confront human exploitation

By HOLLY McCRAY A group of young United Methodists took up a heavy subject: human trafficking. They did their homework, and now they’re equipping more people of faith to take action on the global ...

Youths mix mission and CYME biz

To help pack meals for Oklahomans in need, United Methodist teens reported to the Regional Food Bank on Aug. 29 in Oklahoma City. Their service was part of CCYM Mission Day/Youth Summit. After lunch ...

Youths sponsor Oct. 6 seminar on suicide issues

‘It’s Time To Talk’ Workshop on suicide and depression Oct. 6, Moore-First UMC "My sweet baby girl loved God, she loved her family, and she loved her students. She was so kind and helpful to ...

‘Young people are going out and trying to change things’

Youths will lead summit on human trafficking By CHRIS SCHUTZ Human trafficking does not only occur in other countries – the exploitation of people happens here, too. That’s the message that youth ...

District realignment work - Youth coordinators discuss transitioning

District youth coordinators recently met together about their roles as Oklahoma shifts from 12 to eight districts, to become effective June 1. The realignment plan was approved by Annual Conference ...

Philippines journey - Young delegates weather storm and debates

Oklahomans said their experience was eye-opening when they attended the Global Young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly in the Philippines in July. Enduring a typhoon was not the sole ...

Youth Force wields its power

Reprinted with permission,The Oklahoman, July 12. Copyright 2014. read story here Return to contact digest div class="span10 "> Seth Love of Muldrow’s Trinity UMC wrestles a section of fence. ...

Youth delegation examines issues

Some proposals generated extensive discussion at the 2014 Annual Conference, including the 2015 budget and its NPNP line item. Here is a speech given May 29 by a youth delegate. The Conference’s ...

Academy to educate children’s workers

Academy for children’s ministry workers Location: Canyon Camp FIRST YEAR Aug. 1-3 and Dec. 5-7 (2014) Feb. 27-March 1 and April 17-19 (2015) SECOND YEAR Feb. 27-March 1 and April 17-19 (2015) TBA ...

District youth rally in Panhandle

Youths get acquainted through a game at Hooker UMC. A young man giant in character as well as stature shared his powerful message at the recent Woodward District Youth Rally at Hooker ...

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