OIMC News

Native American creates an oasis for troubled teens

By Ginny Underwood Nov. 14, 2017 | MUSKOGEE, Okla. (UMNS) By the time students end up at Rougher Alternative Academy in Muskogee, Oklahoma, they are near the end of their academic rope. That was true for Bailee Allen who ran away from home and participated in gang activities in high school. Helping Bailee and her…

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OIMC Immersion Experience

The Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference (OIMC) extends an invitation to United Methodist Annual Conference members to participate in an OIMC Immersion Event.  During this Immersion event you will have a chance to visit some of the historical sites that lend their existence toward the church.  You will be able to visit OIMC churches and experience…

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Native leaders ask United Methodists to support Standing Rock march in D.C.

(Oklahoma City) — The Trump administration may have given the green light to the Dakota Access Pipeline, but the fight to preserve the water for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues. Native leaders in The United Methodist Church are urging members and advocates of the denomination to join them and others in a peaceful protest…

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Standing Rock Sioux to fight Trump’s pipeline order

Dallas Parker, left, the Rev. David Wilson and Tim Byington, right, present thermal coats to a camp volunteer at the Oceti Sakawin Camp at Standing Rock. The coats were donated by the Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas.

By Ginny Underwood Jan. 26, 2017 | CANNON BALL, N.D. (UMNS) The Rev. David Wilson, Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference superintendent, had just arrived home from visiting the Oceti Sakawin Camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, this week when he heard that President Donald Trump had signed a series of executive orders that included the advancement…

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United Methodists bring Christmas to Standing Rock

Members of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference, including the Rev. David Wilson (left, in truck) and Justin Phillips, deliver supplies to water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux base camp near Cannon Ball, N.D.

(UMNS) | Members of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference braved subfreezing temperatures Dec. 15 to deliver 700 Christmas stockings to water protectors still camped near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. Even though the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied a construction easement under a dammed section of the Missouri River, temporarily halting the…

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November-December Advocate

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Our Response to Standing Rock

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Click here to support our work at Standing Rock via PayPal OIMC Responds to Standing Rock I have just returned home from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and in particular to the site where thousands of Native and non- native persons have come to stand in support and solidarity against a four state oil pipeline…

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OIMC Responds to Standing Rock

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Click here to support our work at Standing Rock via PayPal OIMC Responds to Standing Rock I have just returned home from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and in particular to the site where thousands of Native and non- native persons have come to stand in support and solidarity against a four state oil pipeline…

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May Worship Service planned by OIMC Young Adults

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Two events aimed at talking about the presence of young adults in OIMC Churches were held last month. Young adults from various churches in OIMC gathered near Lake Tenkiller and the Chickasaw Retreat and Cultural Center to share their ideas and thoughts with each other. Conversations were centered on the need of our churches to…

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Winning at Work and Home Workplace Skills Event

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Come and spend the day to focus on the importance and quality of relationships in your life! The OIMC Board of Laity is sponsoring the workshop, “Workplace Skills; Building Better Work Relationships,” on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Henryetta, located at 1212 S. Lake Road. The Center for Healthy Relationships…

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