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This Sunday, december 4

Rev. Jeannie Himes'  message will be "What We See Along the Road" based on Isaiah 35: 1-10.


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Services in the sanctuary begin at 8:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. Online services will continue at 11 a.m. on Facebook Live. Within an hour of the live broadcast, video will be available for viewing on our website and our YouTube channel.


9:40 a.m. adult Sunday school classes are in a hybrid format, in our building, as well as 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

These classes are every Sunday at 9:40am - 10:40am. Come check us out!

  • Roots and Wings Come help us choose our Advent study for the upcoming weeks. The two we are considering feature two of our favorite presenters: Dr. Amy-Jill Levine and Rev. Adam Hamilton. We'll do brief previews of the two curriculums with their videos. All are welcome to join us for these conversations in Community Hall. For more information, contact Dianne Peters: diannerpeters@gmail.com.


  • Listening for God We will discuss chapters 14 and 15 of Pema Chodron's book, The Places that Scare You. The practice of forgiveness will be discussed and its opportunities for a fresh start. The class will delve into the five strengths: "strong determination, familiarization, the seed of goodness, the practice of reproach, and the power of aspiration as they relate to the practice of bodhichitta. For more information, contact Lynne Cooper: lynneglistenct@gmail.com.
  • Challenges and Choices This week we move back to a more local issue, the Turnpike that impacts Norman residents. Loretta Bass has invited Dr. Tassie Hirschfeld, east Norman resident and member of Pike Off OTA citizen's group, to provide a local perspective on two new turnpikes proposed. For more information, contact Cheryl Frech: cfrech@cox.net. 


  • Seekers will begin "The Ten Commandments, Laws of the Heart," a FaithandReason.org publication featuring Joan Chittister. The series offers an honest and refreshing approach to the Ten Commandments. Sr. Joan asks, "What are the Ten Commandments and what do they mean to us now in a world where Jew, Christian, and Muslim all claim to embrace Moses and the Tablets of Sinai as the foundation of our law? For more information, contact Mary Lee: leefam77@cox.net.