Who We Are And What To Expect
Here are a few things you can expect when you come to OUMC:
1) A welcoming place for children: We have nursery for those 2 and under, Sunday school for children of all ages at 9:40am, and Children’s Worship during part of the 11am service. Children are welcome to be in the 8:30am and 11am worship services as we welcome the sounds of children. We also have a feeding/changing/rocking room available if you desire. On Wednesday nights during the school year we have classes for kids of all ages following the all church potluck at 5:30pm. Classes begin at 6:30pm. In the summer we have Vacation Bible School and special kids events such as a day at the Muskogee Water Park, Tulsa Zoo day, and church camps. Check the church calendar for details or contact our Children and Youth Director, Calley Gray, here at the church.
2) A welcoming place for youth: Youth are welcome in worship and also in leadership through music, speaking, and leading prayer. We have youth Sunday school classes at 9:40am and Wednesday night youth activities at 6:30pm following the church potluck at 5:30p during the school year. We have youth mission opportunities, church camps, lock-ins, and study groups. The youth are invited to serve on all committees that make the church run. We see the youth not only as the leaders of tomorrow but the leaders of today! Check our church callendar for details or contact our Children and Youth Director, Calley Gray, here at the church.
3) A welcoming place for adults of all ages: Yes, we love adults, too! We worship together, learn together, offer praise and prayer together, laugh and cry together. We serve together and share the Word through our lives together. Come for worship at 8:30am (traditional) or 11am (contemporary) with a special all church blended service at 11am on those special 5th Sundays of the month. Take your pick from a variety of Sunday school classes at 9:40am and Wednesday night classes during the school year. We also have United Methodist Men, United Methodist Women, Mission, Prayer, and Book groups to choose from. Check the church calendar for details.
4) YOU ARE WELCOME HERE! When we have Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month, you are welcome to take part in this sacrament. The table of the United Methodist Church is open to all people.
what we do
A Place To Worship
8:30am - Traditional
11:00am - Contemporary
A Place To Learn
Wednesdays @ 5:30pm
Children Are A Gift From God
News & Upcoming Events
WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLASS LINE UP
January 8 – February 19, 2020
“When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself” by: Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert – Led by: Kerry Banzet
Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good. But it also looks ahead. It encourages us to see the dignity in everyone and to empower the materially poor. When Helping Hurts provides proven strategies for effective poverty alleviation, catalyzing the idea that sustainable change comes not from the outside in, but from the inside out.
“Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times” by: Adam Hamilton – Led by: Jason Bush
Drawing on recent research, inspiring real-life examples, and fresh biblical insight, Hamilton shows how to untangle the knots we feel about disappointing others, failure, financial insecurity, loneliness, insignificance, and aging. Then he helps readers understand and counter fears related to such outside perils as terrorism, death and the apocalypse.
Writing with generosity and intelligence, Hamilton shows how believer and unbeliever alike can develop sustaining spiritual practices and embrace Jesus’s recurring counsel: “Do not be afraid.” For anyone struggling with fear or wondering how families and communities can thrive in troubled times. Unafraid offers an informed and inspiring message full of practical solutions.
February 26 – April 8, 2020 – Lenten Study – Open to all
February 26th – Ash Wednesday – Potluck from 5:30-6pm, Classes from 6-7pm & Ash Wednesday Service from 7-7:45pm
March 4th-April 8th, Regular schedule of Dinner from 5:30-6:30pm, Classes 6:30-7:30pm.
March 18th – NO Wednesday night classes due to Spring Break
“Our goal – to make an impact upon our community by sharing God’s love… one person at a time.”
– Reverend Dr. Jennifer Long