Think deeply. Grow spiritually. Love generously.
Welcome to Boston Avenue United Methodist Church! Each week, we come here to receive God’s love, then go beyond our walls to reflect that love to those around us. Known around town as the “thinker’s church,” our mission is to think deeply, grow spiritually and love generously. We’re also known as the “doer’s church,” and we are active in ministries that support education, social justice, mental health and those in crisis. If you are looking for a Bible study, thoughtful programming for children and youth, meaningful mission work or a place to use your gifts in service to others, there is a place for you here at Boston Avenue!
Please join us for worship at 8:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. Sundays at our downtown location, at 11 a.m. Sundays at our Oklahoma Methodist Manor campus or watch our live sermon broadcast at 11 a.m. on Channel 8. You can also stream sermons live via our website. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:40 a.m.Click to learn more about Boston Avenue!
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October 21, 2016: Pastor Wiggs' Phrase of the Week: BRING YOUR BEST CUP!
Your commitment makes a difference! Every year at Boston Avenue we ask all our members (and many friends that contribute) to estimate the amount they would like to commit to the life changing mission and ministries of Christ through our church. Over the last several years, the number of people willing to make a commitment has decreased. This year that trend is beginning to change. You can help us build on that positive trend by participating in our Commitment Campaign! In doing so, you can grow as a Christian and fulfill your membership vow to support Boston Avenue through your prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness.
You should receive a mailing this week with the campaign theme, “bring your best cup” on the envelope. Prayerfully fill out the enclosed estimate of giving card (sometimes called our pledge card), bring it with you to worship, then join in as we present them as an act of worship on Sunday, October 23. I encourage you to participate this year so that you might experience the great blessings of being a part of the work of God in this important way.
This week in our sermon series, More People Worth Knowing, we meet Joel. He is another of the minor prophets from the Hebrew Scriptures. In beautiful verse, he paints a portrait of God’s work among us. He writes with great hope because God’s spirit is being poured out on all people. It is the scripture Peter used, as recorded in the book of Acts, on the day of Pentecost. Join us as we explore Joel 2:23-29.
Love of God and love of neighbor are at the core of our Christian faith. We embody both when we attend worship. Join us at 8:30 and 11:00 and enliven your faith!
If you do not receive your stewardship materials in the mail by the middle of the week, call the church and we will send another one to you right away. 918-583-5181.
Get ready for the annual Downtown Hoedown, October 30!
It’s starting to feel like fall outside, which means the annual Downtown Hoedown is just around the corner!
On Sunday, October 30, the Downtown Hoedown will take place in the Boston Avenue Park, just north of the building, from noon to 2:00 p.m. This annual favorite is a fun, festive event for children and families to enjoy!
The hoedown will include DJ Entertainer, a Jupiter Jump, an inflatable maze, plus a costume parade at 12:45. Other activities include flag football, antique cars, fire, EMS and police cars, a petting zoo, pumpkin decorating (cost is $3), face painting, a dunk tank, carnival games, a photo booth, horse rides and a hayride!
In addition, for just $5.00, hoedown goers can enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs and the trimmings, and drinks, all prepared by Boy Scout Troop 20.
Invite your friends and neighbors, and join us for this fun fall event!
UMW women are collecting Christmas gifts for Cookson
Throughout the month of October, the United Methodist Women are collecting Christmas gifts for Cookson Hills United Methodist Mission Center. At Christmas time, gift items are donated, and families are allowed to shop for one gift per family member at a nominal cost. Each family also receives a food box and other assorted items.
Cookson Hills has been a very significant part of the mission work of the United Methodist Women in Oklahoma since 1948. The presence of the United Methodist among rural low-income people in Northeastern Oklahoma has shown an important aspect of the way we care for others.
The annual Christmas store collection will run from October 1-31. Suggested items include: coats, socks, underwear, hats and mittens of all sizes; pillows, blankets, sheets, and bedspreads; tools, jumper cables, and batteries; pots, pans, and dishes; toys, balls, stockings, and stocking stuffers; and gift wrapping items. Please visit Bishops’ Hall to deliver gifts or click anywhere in this article to see the full list.
We ask that all gifts be new, and that no candles be donated, please. Cash for food is always a welcomed option, as well. Thanks for all your help each year to ensure the children and families at Cookson Hills have the wonderful Christmas experiences they deserve!
There is something for everyone!
Whether it be through Sunday School classes, Bible study or extracurricular activities, there is a place for everyone at Boston Avenue!Learn more