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

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.


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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, April 2

Join us at our 8:30 or 10:50 a.m. communion Sunday services. Rev. Jeannie Himes' sermon will deliver the sermon titled ““Death Valley” based on Ezekiel 37:1-14.        

Click here for descriptions of Adult Sunday School classes.


Lenten Schedule

The Labyrinth will be available in Community Hall from March 18th through April 3rd.  
 
Taize Services will be held at 6 p.m. each Sunday Palm Sunday, April 9, with the EXCEPTION of March 26th.  
 
Maundy Thursday, April 13, will begin with our traditional dinner in Community Hall at 6 p.m.


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.

March 26 -- I Choose Love by Beth Richardson, creative content director for the Upper Room

March 19 -- Nevertheless, She Persisted

March 12 -- Is Anybody There? by ministerial intern Emily Robnett

March 5 -- Temptation

Feb. 26 -- Dazzling

Feb. 19 -- History Has Its Eyes on You

Feb. 11 -- Reconciling With One Another


Rev. Himes' Shield Columns

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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.