Oklahoma Conference Communications

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3 finish doctoral program

<b>BY CHRIS SCHUTZ</b><p>Saint Paul School of Theology celebrated a first for its campus at Oklahoma City University on May 19: three people were conferred the …

Bishop urges churches to tell people 'why'

<b>BY HOLLY MCCRAY</b><p>A‌cross the days of the 2017 ‌Oklahoma Annual Conference, United Methodists made a virtual journey with Bishop Jimmy Nunn — from where …

Retiring clergy

The ministry careers of 24 retiring clergy will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, in OCU’s Freede Center during the 2017 Annual Conference. …

Praying our way forward

For seven days, May 28—June 3, every person in the Oklahoma Conference is called to pray intentionally for the mission of the Church and the work of …

Newest superintendent shares her story

<b>BY CINDY HAVLIK</b><p>I’ve always found the passage in Matthew 4:19 a pretty amazing call story. "Follow me, and I will make you fish for people." I wish …

New room to have a ball

<b>Basketball, badminton, and volleyball beckon youngsters and college students to enjoy and engage at Edmond Chinese International Church’s new</b> …

New People New Places 2017 Grants

The grant committee chose 20 projects across the state, from Altus to Guymon to Tahlequah, to help Church entities reach more, younger, and more …

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Campus ministries pair up

<b>BY HOLLY MCCRAY</b><p>Football star James Houchin of Lone Grove High School signed to play for East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma, and resolved to find …

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Meeting the neighbors - Moore church helps people camping out

<b>BY CHRIS SCHUTZ</b><p>Members of Moore-New Life UMC have joined hands to help feed homeless people camping not far from the small church in the southern …

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Summer camp plans are gaining speed

<b>FAITH IN MOTION</b> — Mobile day camps this summer in as many as eight towns will benefit from a 2017 New People New Places grant of $121,247. Directed …

Summer Camp

Apportionments drop $1.6 million

<b>BY HOLLY MCCRAY</b><p>A‌pportionment giving fell by $1.6 million (3.2 percent) in ‌the Oklahoma Conference in 2016, compared to the previous year.<p>Churches …

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Stillwater couple gets CJAMM award for service

<b>BY HOLLY MCCRAY</b><p>Volunteer Jim Key made his first trip inside prison walls in 1994, at McAlester. He took with him food that Jean Key had helped …

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Market helps OKC teen students

<b>BY CHRIS SCHUTZ</b><p>‌A package of donated laundry detergent clearly pleased the high school student — which ‌surprised the United Methodist volunteer at …

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Father’s mission legacy continues

<b>From left: sisters Karen Distefano and Katherine Yancey and their dad, Ed Ririe, serve together on a United Methodist volunteer mission team in</b> …

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Church sees growth in scouting programs

<i>Photos by Kaylyn Taylor</i> <b><br>SCOUTING SALUTE</b> — More than 50 boys, girls, and adult leaders from various scouting programs helped lead in all the facets of …

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Norma Gravley-Quinn named new Conference treasurer

<b>BY HOLLY MCCRAY</b><p>Bishop Jimmy Nunn has named Norma Gravley-Quinn of Lawton as new Conference treasurer, effective Dec. 1.<p>She brings to the post decades …

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Oklahoma flock welcomes shepherd

<b>New shepherd in the field — At his installation service, Bishop Jimmy Nunn accepts the episcopal staff carved for him by Jim Hoover of Muskogee. Its</b> …

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OSU campus ministry clears ground for transformation

<b>A girl rides 4-year-old Popcorn, led by Taylor Reed, on the Wesley Foundation property in Stillwater. The miniature horse also posed for selfies with</b> …

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St. Luke’s Edmond completes its building

<b>Consecration Sunday at St. Luke’s Edmond UMC is commemorated Oct. 9 with a group photo taken by a drone-mounted camera.</b> <i>Photo by Brian Morgan</i><p><b>BY HOLLY</b> …

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UMW valued: ‘People in this state need you’

United Methodist Women elected Glenda Gilpin of Hooker as their new Conference president during the group’s Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City.<p>She …

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Strong IMPACT -- Muskogee church and Langston campus ministry work to educate children

<b>BY CHRIS SCHUTZ</b><p>The Wesley Foundation at Langston University hopes to repeat its summer program that focused on teaching school-age children about …

CJAMM’S New Day Camp

Volunteer: ‘I can’t wait to go again’<p><b>BY ELLEN LYONS</b><p>I hear stories that often include the phrase "I felt God’s call" or "God spoke to me" so often …

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Bishop Nunn arrives in OK

<b>By Holly McCray</b><p>Day two for Oklahoma’s new bishop, Jimmy Nunn, matches the publication date of this newspaper issue: Sept. 2.<p>But Bishop Nunn went to …

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First cabinet session with new Bishop

9/16/2016<p><b>From left are Charlie Graves, Tish Malloy, Rockford Johnson, Greg Tener, Bishop Jimmy Nunn, Larry Bauman, Emery Mason, Joe Harris, Connie</b> …

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