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 28, 2016: Pastor Wiggs' Word of the Week: SUPPORT!
You may have already offered your pledge card back to God in church Sunday, but if not, I hope you are praying and will soon join us in this important act of spiritual growth. Each year we ask all Boston Avenue supporters to consider making a pledge (i.e., to estimate your giving for the coming year). Your giving represents the core of our financial base for all of our missions and ministries throughout the year. It helps our finance and budget leaders to make accurate decisions. Plus, it is a step in our faith toward greater trust in God.
I hope if you still have your card, you will fill it out and “bring your best cup” (our theme this year) with you Sunday. Join the hundreds of folks who brought their cards last Sunday! Your gifts will make a positive impact on our ministries in 2017!
Our sermon series, More People Worth Knowing, is leading us into a variety of Bible stories that are not particularly familiar to many, but that have something significant to say to us, as we strive to live faithful lives as followers of Christ. This week we will read from Exodus 1:22-2:10. We talked about Moses two weeks ago, but do you remember that he has a sister named Miriam? We will look to Miriam this week to find a key lesson for our own lives.
This week in worship, we will experience special musical offerings from Jose Luis Hernandez, Director of Sistema Tulsa, again. Last week he shared his personal piano talents with us in a powerful and beautiful fashion. This week he will be bringing our Community Children’s Orchestra and our Community Youth Orchestra to play for the very first time in worship at Boston Avenue since Sistema Tulsa’s inception last fall. It will be an inspiring sight to witness these young people sharing their newly developed talents with us as an offering to God in the 11:00 a.m. service.
I encourage you to join us at 8:30 or 11:00!
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