Where All Are Welcome

St. Stephen's United Methodist Church is a progressive Christian church that is open and affirming of all ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, economic brackets and walks of life. We celebrate the diversity within our congregation, and see ours as a safe church for open thought. We also hold fast to the beauty and tradition of the United Methodist Church, and embrace the richness of its history and the depth of its theology and intellectual focus. We invite you to join us!

We welcome you to come visit! St. Stephen's is located at 1801 W. Brooks St., at the intersection of Brooks and McGee Avenue in Norman. Sunday worship services are offered at 8:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m., and Sunday school classes are scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Before and after services, join us for organic, fair-trade coffee in the church loggia. For information, contact the church office at (405) 321-4988.


 This Week's Shield Newsletter

If you would like to receive the Shield Newsletter by email, please contact Sally at ststephensumc@coxinet.net or phone the church office at (405) 321-4988.

                                                                                             Support St. Stephen's
Together we can make St. Stephen's a strong church for today and the future. Your gift helps provide for all the things that make our church thrive, from a talented, caring church staff to a our beautiful building, educational materials, church utilities, equipment and more. If you would like make your church contribution online, click below:  

Check out St. Stephen's "It Gets Better" video series with messages that offer hope and inclusion for all people and share what makes St. Stephen's a welcoming congregation.

This Sunday, July 23

Join us at our 8:30 or 10:50 a.m. worship services for Youth Sunday. Members of our Youth Group will share their experiences from their summer mission trip to Sunflower, Miss.        

Click here for a description of this week's Sunday School offerings, which begin at 9:40 a.m.  

VBS Begins this Sunday, July 23

VBS begins this Sunday at 5:30 PM. Please have your child here by 5:15, since it will take a little extra time to have everyone check-in the first day. Please come in with your child each day, make sure that they connect with volunteers, and pick-up any information that we have for you. If your child has occasional accidents, please bring an extra set of clothes. Preschool/Pre-K children will also experience rotations, but will operate on a schedule that is more age appropriate. Our charity for VBS this year is the Regional Food Bank. We ask each child to bring one or more cans of nonperishable food to donate each night, if possible. This is one way that we can make difference! We are looking forward to a fun experience!

Here's what else is happening this week at St. Stephen's. For more information about upcoming events, contact the church office at 321-4988.

Rev. Jeannie Himes is the senior minister of St. Stephen's. You can listen to Jeannie's recorded sermons below and also view her weekly Shield Messages below.

Listen to Sermons

Follow the links below to listen to past sermons, including opening scripture readings, via SoundCloud.

July 16 -- Brother Vs. Brother

July 2 -- A Cup of Cold Water

June 18 -- Welcome the Stranger

June 11 -- Love and Peace Are In Order

June 4 -- We Hear Each in Our Own Language

May 28 -- Surprised by Suffering by guest minister Emily Robnett

May 14 -- Refuge

May 7 -- Restores Our Souls

Rev. Himes' Shield Columns

RSS Feed

Marketing and Social Media Policy

Anyone wishing to market* St. Stephen’s name or information on social media, external websites or print marketing materials is asked to receive approval through the church Outreach committee and the Pastor to ensure that the proposed marketing opportunity meets St. Stephen’s mission and the Outreach objectives. 

*Marketing includes using St. Stephen's name in such a way as to imply official endorsement or approval of a particular statement, activity, or product by St Stephen's or its affiliated committees, organizations, or groups.