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Welcome to Boston Avenue United Methodist Church! Our mission is to think deeply, grow spiritually and love generously.
We live out that mission through thought-provoking sermons and small groups, fellowship with others, and active volunteering in ministries that support education, social justice and mental health. If you are looking for a faith community, 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!
Join us for worship at 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. on Sundays at our downtown location, or watch live at 11:00 on KTUL Channel 8. You can also live stream here on our website.
We also offer Sunday School for all ages beginning at 9:40 a.m., and worship at Oklahoma Methodist Manor at 11:00 a.m.
If you're looking for a more contemporary worship experience, don't miss our Second Sunday service, held monthly at 6:06 p.m. in the Jubilee Hall.Click to learn more about Boston Avenue!
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September 22, 2017: Rev. Wiggs' Word of the Week: LIGHT
You have been giving me very positive feedback on our current sermon series – thank you! Many of you have shared prayer cards with others – thank you! More of you have been praying this prayer of peace with me for a month now – thank you! Let’s endeavor to continue to be instruments in God’s hands.
Exodus 16:2-15 is our next stop in this saga of God leading the Israelite people from slavery to freedom, from stability to mobility, and from longing for the past to looking toward the future. Last week we considered God’s presence through protection. This Sunday we encounter God’s leading via provision. Our prayer phrase this week will be, “where there is darkness, light.” Join us Sunday at 8:30 or 11:00 as we worship God and open ourselves evermore to God utilizing us as an instrument of divine purpose in the world.
I have prepared another prayer card for you to stimulate your thinking about your relationship with God. Specifically, it will address this idea in terms of giving a portion of your resources from God back to God through the church. I hope this will help connect our current prayer, “Lord, make me an instrument of yours,” in a practical way as we consider Christian stewardship and move toward our annual campaign.
Take a step toward ending hunger at Sunday’s CROP Walk!
Tulsans and residents of more than 2,000 cities nationwide are joining together in community CROP Walks with the goal of “ending hunger one step at a time.” CROP walkers will be walking in solidarity with millions around the world to represent the members in our community who have to walk to live - as well as the millions served by local food pantries and meal sites in the United States.
The Tulsa CROP Walk will be held this Sunday, September 24, at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the walk follows at 2.
“This effort is needed now more than ever,” said Phyllis Holdsclaw, chair for this year’s CROP Walk. “The impact of falling oil prices the last few years has hurt local anti-hunger organizations that are seeing lower donations coming in. Those donations are crucial to buy food for families in need—especially as prices continue to rise. That’s why we’re walking and we hope you’ll join us.”
Looking to make a difference and combat hunger, the Tulsa CROP Walk has set a goal of 200 walkers and $20,000 raised to help stop hunger and poverty in our local community. A portion of the funds raised here will go to three local agencies fighting hunger every day: Manna Meals at St. Paul’s United Methodist, Restore Hope Ministries, and Western Neighbors. Other portion will be used to help individuals and families around the nation and world, including those who have been impacted by natural disasters such as tornadoes in Moore, wildfires in Western Oklahoma, and recent hurricanes.
Last year, over 100 Walkers raised more than $13,000 in the Tulsa CROP Walk. In the last 20 years, nearly $100,000 has been given to local agencies to fight hunger in our community.
The walk will follow a three mile path around downtown, with a shorter one mile route option. Pets, strollers, and wagons are all welcome and there will be water stops along the way. For more information or to participate, visit cropwalk.org.
Holy Conversations series to explore controversial topics
Join us on Sunday evenings in October for a series titled, “Holy Conversations,” which will be a follow-up to Rev. Wiggs’ article series in exploring controversial topics in our church and in our society.
Inspired by John Wesley’s idea of holy conferencing, the Holy Conversation format emphasizes listening, respecting those who disagree with us, and seeking first to understand before being understood ourselves.
The Holy Conversations will be held from 6:00-7:30 p.m. each week in Community Hall. Experts from the Tulsa area will be brought in to lead and enhance our conversations. The topics are as follows:
October 1: “Biblical Material Relating to Human Sexuality” with Dr. Lisa Davison, Phillips Theological Seminary
October 8: “Panel Presentation on the Transgender Experience” with Alyssa Bryant, J.D., Taylor Burns, LCSW, Laura Arrowsmith, DO, Rev. Erma Pregler, Faith UMC
October 15: “Where We Stand: LGBTQ in the United Methodist Church” with Rev. David Wiggs
October 22: “Cultural Competency” with Moises Echeverria, President and CEO of the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice
All are welcome and encouraged to bring an open mind and join us for this time together!
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