All Are Welcome!

This Sunday, May 31

Join us at our 11 a.m. online worship service on Facebook Live.  Rev. Jeannie Himes' sermon will be “A Howling Wind,” based on Acts 2: 1-21, in observance of Pentecost. 


Due to COVID 19 precautions, in-person services are temporarily suspended. Within an hour of the live broadcast, video will be available for viewing on our website and our YouTube channel.


This week's 9:30 a.m. Sunday school classes will be online using Zoom video conferencing. (See descriptions below.) If you would like to visit a virtual adult Sunday School class, email the church office at ststephensumc@coxinet.net or Rev. Dianne Peters at diannerpeters@gmail.com

this week's adult education offerings

  • Challenges and Choices participants are looking forward to hearing Part 2 of Andy Peters' musings and reflections on his life journey here in Norman, including of course his many years as a librarian and his wonderful days of singing in St. Stephen's choir!

  • Listening for God class is doing the daily meditations by Richard Rohr on their own, plus the Saturday summary, which they discuss as they gather each week. This week's theme is Solidarity with the marginalized and the different kinds of conversions.

  • Seekers members (who volunteer) are writing their individual "This I Believe" essays and sharing them with the class. This week Margarita Banos-Milton will do a "brain dance" with us. It is a movement and mindfulness activity. Our Sunday morning gatherings include sharing and discussing the stories told, values expressed, humor involved, and ongoing journeys.

  • Roots and Wings has just started a new series called "Doubt: A Sign of Faith and Life" from Work of the People. The video for May 31 is titled "Are You Afraid of Doubt?" with Peter Rollins. He points out that Jesus wept, questioned God, and doubted! What are we to make of that?