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 Street and McGee Drive 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, call us at (405) 321-4988.

   This Week's Shield Newsletter 

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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, October 13

Join us at our 8:30 or 10:50 a.m. worship services. Rev. Jeannie Himes' sermon is titled "A Future, Even in Exile" and is based on Jeremiah 29: 1, 4-7. If you are unable to attend, the second service sermon will be available on Facebook Live.

Watch last week's sermon, "By the Waters of Babylon," here

Click here for a schedule of this week's Sunday school offerings. 

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Register here for a date/time November 6-9 that works for you and your family!

Join Our CROP Hunger Walk Team
St. Stephen's has set a goal of raising $5,000 for the CROP Walk to Stop Hunger, scheduled Sunday, Oct. 20, at Andrews Park in Norman. Click here to join our team online or sign up in the loggia. CROP Walk festivities begin with a sidewalk chalk art contest for kids at 1 p.m., walk registration at 1:30 and step-off at 2 p.m. For information contact Brenda at 620-1305.

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 and view her weekly Shield Messages below.

Listen to Sermons

Follow the links below to listen to past sermons via SoundCloud.

July 21 - Who's Hungry by Rev. Jennifer Ahrens-Sims

July 14 - Go and Do Likewise, by guest minister Guy Langston.

June 23 - All God's Children, Rev. Dianne Peters

June 16 - From the Start

June 9 - Visions and Dreams

June 2 - Freedom

Visit our St. Stephen's Soundcloud page to for more sermons. 

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.