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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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December 15, 2017: Rev. Wiggs' Word of the Week: TESTIFY
We have recently received notice of two gifts left by faithful members of Boston Avenue to us as their church family. They remembered us in their will, and now their generous gift will support the ongoing work of mission and ministry through us. We will invest those funds, and it will be like they are still faithfully pledging $6,000 every year to Boston Avenue. Let us give thanks to God for the faithfulness of the Dub and Georgiann Lovell family and the John Hall family.
Mid-December is an exciting time of the year because Christmas is just around the corner! We only have one more Sunday before Christmas Eve, which lands on Sunday this year. This Sunday will find us lighting the third candle on our Advent Wreath at 9:30 in Bishops’ Hall. Join us for this brief but wonderfully uplifting part of our preparation for Christmas.
Our sermon this week will come from John 1:6-8, 19-28, which is an encounter in which people are trying to figure out who John the Baptist is, and whether or not he might be the Messiah. “Who are you?” is the question John is asked, and it is where we will start Sunday in our sermon, “Testify to the Light.” I hope you will be with us at either 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.
You are also invited to be with us for The Messiah, The Longest Night service and then of course, the Christmas Eve celebration!
Advent continues - invite friends and come experience the season with us
Advent continues...come experience the season with us!
Each Sunday at 9:30 a.m., gather with the entire church in Bishops’ Hall to experience the joy and festivity of Christmas as we light the candles on the Advent wreath. This week, the Gaddis family - Blaine, Michelle, Olivia, Connor, and Ben - will lead the lighting of the third candle. Music will be provided by the Boston Avenue brass ensemble.
On December 17 at 5:00 p.m., join us in the sanctuary for the 22nd annual Natalie O. Warren presentation of Messiah, by George Frideric Handel, featuring the Chancel Choir, soloists, members of the Tulsa Symphony, and special this year - our own Sistema Tulsa orchestra. Be sure to come early for a good seat! This service will be live-streamed at bostonavenue.org and will be re-broadcast on KTUL-Channel 8 on December 24 at 4:00 p.m.
The Longest Night Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, in the sanctuary. This service features music, prayer and reflection for those grieving the loss of loved ones this season.
On Christmas Eve, enjoy a pancake breakfast at 9:00 a.m. in Community Hall. All proceeds will go toward the senior high youth’s spring break mission trip to Nicaragua. At 11:00 a.m., our children and youth will lead the annual Service of the Bells. A candlelight worship service will be held at 5:00 p.m., and the candlelight communion service will end the day, beginning at 11:00 p.m..
All Christmas Eve services will be live-streamed at bostonavenue.org. The 11:00 a.m. service will broadcast live on KTUL-Channel 8, and the 5:00 p.m. service will re-broadcast Christmas Day at 5:00 a.m.
Special this year, individuals and families can pick up and enjoy an Advent Service Calendar, created by our Second Sunday worship team. Calendars are geared toward families and can be found on the counter tops outside the Sanctuary.
There are so many ways to experience the wonder of the Advent season this year. We hope you’ll invite friends and neighbors and join us as we prepare for Christ’s birth!
Don’t miss Messiah this Sunday
Join us this Sunday for the 22nd annual Natalie O. Warren presentation of Messiah, by George Frideric Handel, featuring the Chancel Choir, soloists and members of the Tulsa Symphony.
The program begins at 5:00 p.m. in a special way this year, with an overture by members of the Sistema Tulsa Community Youth Orchestra.
“Our Community Youth Orchestra will feature the music of Tchaikovsky to evoke the mood of winter and the joy of the Christmas season,” says Jose Luis Hernandez. Director of Sistema Tulsa. “On the stage will be several middle school students who perform alongside their older peers in a rendition of “Trepak” from the famed ballet, The Nutcracker.”
Following the overture, the performance will begin.
“The entire work includes 53 movements. We will perform 26,”says Dr. Joel Panciera, Director of Music Ministries. “We will experience the following progression of scenes: God’s Promise of Comfort to His People, The Coming of the Messiah, God’s Glory will be Revealed, The Messiah Is Born, All Earth Proclaims His Glory, and The Messiah has Opened the Gates of Heaven.”
“In every respect, Handel’s music is designed to bring to life a drama of eternal scope - the story of a simple child born in a tiny, out of the way village that grows into the Messiah, the Son of God,” Dr. Panciera adds.
This performance has been a tradition at Boston Avenue since 1973. This will be the church’s 45th annual performance, and the 22nd annual performance supported by Natalie O. Warren. We are so grateful for the Warren family’s generosity!
Join us Sunday evening in the sanctuary - you won’t want to miss this beautiful performance! Be sure to come early for a good seat. This service will also be live-streamed at bostonavenue.org, and will be re-broadcast on KTUL-Channel 8 at 4:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
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