Council of Bishops Info

From the Oklahoma Conference Department of Communications,

For the first time, the annual presidential address to the denomination’s Council of Bishops will be streamed on the Internet during the Council’s meeting next week, Nov. 2-7, at the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City.

Go to umc.org/cobaddress to watch live on Monday morning, Nov. 3.

At 10:45 a.m., the first plenary business session will be opened with a ceremony, immediately followed by the speech, to be given by Bishop Warner Brown Jr. of the San Francisco Area.

You are encouraged to share this news and the Internet link with your congregation.

The Council of Bishops has announced its plenary business sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings as well as those on Monday-Friday afternoons are open to the public. Starting times vary.

The week begins with worship at 4 p.m. Sunday, open to the public, at OKC-St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. This will be a memorial service, remembering bishops and their spouses who have died during the last year.

Time for spiritual reflection also is part of the Council’s agenda, including daily worship and Communion, and small-group meetings. During late afternoon Thursday, an ‘act of repentance’ service will be held for members of the Council and special guests.

UMC Market

Your Giving Matters

New Donation Program!
The General Council on Finance and Administration of the United Methodist Church is pleased to present UMCmarket, a tremendously rewarding opportunity to earn money for our church. UMCmarket makes it possible for our church to receive donations from retailers every time you make an online purchase. The best thing is that you don’t need to change anything from how you shop today, and every small donation makes a difference. This allows our church family to do together what we cannot do alone.

How it Works.
Every store at UMCmarket is happy to pay a percentage of the purchased amount as a donation. There is no additional cost or charge for either you or our church. The stores send UMCmarket the contributions within a variable time frame of 30-90 days. Once our church reaches $100 in total donations, a check will be mailed.

Signing Up is Free!
You can easily sign up for free. When you go to UMCmarket, you will click on the“Get Started” button. You will have the option to sign up with your Facebook account or enter your email and create a password. You will then be prompted to download the Easy Give Button and find our church. With these three simple steps, you are ready to shop and donate!

Easy Give Button.
Using the Easy Give Button App is the easiest way for you to shop and donate. Once it’s downloaded, you will see the UMC Cross and Flame icon in your browser toolbar. This Easy Give Button will allow you to shop directly at store websites and let you know that you are connected.

Research shows that members who download the Easy Give Button generate more than double the amount of donations to their church. You don’t have to remember to visit UMCmarket.org before you start shopping!

Share UMCmarket with your friends!
We hope you will sign up, try UMCmarket out, and share with our church family and friends. It’s easy and free, so why not rally your fellow members to do the same? See how fast your donations will make a difference! For help or any questions, UMCmarket’s customer service team is ready to help.  Just email them at info@umcmarket.org.

We live in a global village, and the world is our parish. When we give generously, our gifts do wonderful, life-changing things in the name of Jesus Christ.

Click here to connect with the program. 

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