Volume 4, Number 16, November 25, 2016
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In this edition


Bishop's Corner

Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation insights

Save the date

Check the Conference Calendar for details and more events.
  • Thanksgiving Holiday — Nov. 24-25, Ministry Center Closed
  • United Methodist Student Day — Nov. 27, Special Sundays
  • UMW Santa Operation, Neighborhood Services Organization, Dec. 3
  • Deadline for entering 2017 local church lay leadership information, Dec 15
  • VanSickle Grant for 2017 deadline, Dec 15

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Building connections
in Edmond

The new church building emerges suddenly amid the woods in far north Edmond. Sleek bands of cedar wrap around the gray concrete structure. Even the architecture is unconventional at Connect United Methodist Church, an undeniably modern outpost in God's mission field.

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Sacred artifact illuminates
study for OCU team

With college peers, Katy Hirsch got to see and study a fragment of Psalm 11 from one of the oldest existing biblical manuscripts: the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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OIMC honors
Nunns' arrival

More than 200 people worshipped and feasted as the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference (OIMC) celebrated the assignment of Bishop Jimmy and Mary Nunn, on Nov. 6 at Oklahoma City University.

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Wow! They came! I invited someone to my church's Christmas event, and they're here. WHAT NOW?

New folks in our churches need extra consideration and kindness to help them experience the fullness of warmth in Christ when they come among our church family.

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Matching gift will help fulfill
Hayes endowment for Africa University

A promise to match donations moves the Conference closer to its Dec. 31 goal to endow ‌a scholarship, in honor of Bishop Robert Hayes and Mrs. Dee Hayes, for Africa University (AU).

The Woodworth Trust has offered to match additional gifts, up to the amount needed, to complete the endowment for AU, which is the first fully accredited United Methodist-related university on the African continent.

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