OIMC News

Tash Smith’s: Capture These Indians for the Lord Available

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Tash Smith’s book is available on Amazon (click here to purchase). In 1844, on the heels of the final wave of the forced removal of thousands of Indians from the southern United States to what is now Oklahoma, the Southern Methodist Church created a separate organization known as the Indian Mission Conference to oversee its…

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Conference youth organize for 2014-2015

The CCYM (Conference Council on Youth Ministry) held their organization meeting Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Kaney Chapel UMC. The following officers were elected to lead the conference youth this program year: President – Nacona Williford, Hunting Horse UMC Vice-President – Victoria Reyes, Tohwali UMC Secretary – Freedom Coker, Kaney Chapel UMC Worship – Julia…

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Sager Brown Stories: Charlotte Johnson

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My experience at the 2014 Sager Brown Mission trip was amazing. Not only did I get the opportunity to bond with my fellow OIMC members but I was also given the chance to revisit an old homestead that I was raised on for a few years. The car ride up there and back was something…

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Sager Brown Stories: Brittany Cuevas

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We had the best time getting to know each other, I am so proud I have had the chance to participate. We all grew stronger physically, mentally, and spiritually. I enjoyed sharing a space with the ladies Charlotte Johnson and Kathryn Allen. I know that they will be successful in life’s pursuits they already show…

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Southeast Region Youth Organize for new program year

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The Southeast Region Youth held their organizational meeting for the program year 2014-2015 by electing officers and sitting calendar dates. Elected to lead the youth for the new program year are: President, Victoria Reyes, Tohwali UMC; Vice-President, Erika Taylor, Goodwater UMC; Secretary, Andrew Amos, Tohwali UMC; Worship, Mika Taylor, Goodwater UMC; CCYM Representative, Valentina Reyes,…

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Identity and Culture Key Part of Growing Native Ministries

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(Oklahoma City) — Oklahoma is home to 39 federally recognized tribes and holds the second greatest percentage of Native Americans in the country, according to the United States Census. Ministering to this unique population requires a great understanding of culture and history. “Our Native people long for community and fellowship,” said the Rev. David Wilson,…

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Northeast Region Youth Organize for 2014-2015

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The Northeast Region Youth held their organizational meeting for the program year 2014-2015 August 2nd at Fife Indian UMC. They elected their officers for the program year and chose the theme for each of the rallies. Officers elected were: President, Julia Spottedbird, D.D. Etchieson UMC; Vice President, Blue Haase, New Hope UMC; Secretary, Freedom Coker,…

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Weleetka Indian UMC Revival Planned

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The ministry team for Weleetka Indian UMC has scheduled a revival for October 19-21st. Speakers will be: Sunday: Reverend Clarence Yarholar Monday: Reverend Anna Stilwell Tuesday: Bishop Robert E. Hayes, Jr. Services will begin at 7:00 p.m. each night. Devotional leaders will: Little Cussetah UMC; Davis Chapel UMC; Concharty UMC, respectively. View Larger Map

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Sager Brown Stories: Rev. Samuel Battiest, Jr.

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The following is a personal reflection of a mission trip I was privileged to lead July 20th through July 25th, 2014 to UMCOR Sager Brown located in Baldwin Louisiana. With me were three Young Adults and three Youth. I can only give a summary of the trip because I cannot even come close to relating…

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2015 Benefit Gala and Silent Auction

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A benefit gala and silent auction benefitting an endowment for Pastoral Leadership for the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference of the United Methodist Church has been set for October 8, 2015 at The Reed Center, 5800 Will Rogers Road, Midwest City, OK. Silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed with dinner and…

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