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About Boston Avenue


Boston Avenue United Methodist Church is a 7,800-member congregation that began in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1893. Learn more about the United Methodist Church by visiting it's official website, http://www.umc.org. You can also learn more by completing a free "What It Means to Be United Methodist" course at https://www.umctraining.org/product?catalog=What-It-Means-to-be-United-Methodist. This online course is designed for new United Methodists and anyone wanting to learn more about what it means to be a United Methodist. Participants are awarded a certificate upon successful completion.

Our Mission Statement

Think deeply, Grow spiritually, Love generously ... so that we actively share God's blessing.

God blessed us with the ability to think for ourselves. We honor this gift by questioning, studying, and exploring His Word and the world he gave us. John Wesley, founder of Methodism and an Oxford professor, advised all Christians to "think and let think."

Our church supports spiritual growth - growing closer to God - through small groups, workshops, retreats, trips, and spiritual study for all ages.

People who feel loved want to return love. This church takes great pride in its 122-year commitment to serve both the Tulsa community and around the world. You'll find many opportunities to serve and share God's blessing.

All are welcome here!

Sunday Mornings

  • 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. - Traditional worship services in the sanctuary (The 11:00 service is televised live each week on KTUL-TV, Channel 8, and streamed live on our website.)
  • 9:40 a.m. - Sunday School for all ages, infants through senior adults
  • 9:40 a.m. & 12:10 p.m. - Communion services (the 12:10 service is also a service of healing)
  • 8:00 a.m. to noon - child care is available for young children. (Pagers are available for parents who want one.)

What to Expect

There is plenty of parking, and accessible spaces are marked. Ramped entrances are located on 13th Street and on the southeast side of the Jubilee Center. Elevators are located throughout the building.

Greeters at the main entrances will welcome you and help you find your way. Information is also available at welcome centers on the first and second floors. On weekdays, please stop by the Information Desk on the first floor of the main building.

You will find a wide variety of dress on Sunday mornings - from suits and ties to jeans and flip flops.

What is worship like?

Both worship services are traditional. View this Sunday's bulletin. The youth Chapel Choir sings at 8:30 and adult Chancel Choir sings at 11:00. Our senior minister, the Rev. David Wiggs, preaches at both. Hearing aids and large print bulletins are available. Recordings of Rev. Wiggs' sermons are available on CD for $5 and DVD for $10. Contact Blaire Hines, 918.699.0129.

Can I take communion as a visitor?

Yes. Holy Communion in the United Methodist Church is open to all. It is served the first Sunday of each month in the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services, and weekly on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in Rose Chapel, and at 12:10 p.m. in the sanctuary.

What is Sunday School like?

You'll find a wide range of adult classes. Some prefer theological discussions or lectures; others focus on current events and missions. Each has its own personality!

Office Hours

A receptionist is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Tours

Guided tours of the building begin every Sunday at 12:10 p.m. in the church library on the second floor. During the week, self guided tours are always available, and guided tours can be arranged by calling 918.583.5181 or emailing Becky Hailey. Flash photography is permitted except during worship services.

Child Care

Child care is provided for all worship services, and also for meetings and classes by advanced reservation. Contact Paula Gradney-Garner, 918.699.0128, for information or to make a reservation.

Prayer Requests

To request prayer, please complete a card from one of the pew backs and drop it into one of the boxes near the sanctuary exits, call 918.699.0158 to leave a message on our 24-hour prayer line, or email your request.

Changes of Address

Please notify the church any time you have a change of address, telephone number, employment, etc. Contact Blaire Hines at 918.699.0129. Contact Becky Hailey, 918.699.0133 to change your address for The Word.

Altar Flowers

Contact Belynda Clanton, 918.699.0134, two weeks in advance to place flowers in the sanctuary in honor or in memory of a special person. Watch The Word and Sunday bulletins for deadlines on providing Easter lilies or poinsettias during Advent.

Scheduling a Room

To place an event on the calendar and schedule a room, contact your staff representative or Belynda Clanton, 918.699.0134.

Columbarium Niches

Niches are available in the columbarium for church members and their immediate families on a first come, first served basis. Contact Brenda Reed at 918.699.0135.