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!

Come discover for yourself what makes St. Stephen's a special place!

Sunday worship services are held at 8:30 and 10:50 a.m in the sanctuary. Sunday School for all ages is held at 9:40 a.m.

1801 W. Brooks St. (N.W. corner of Brooks and McGee), Norman, OK 73069

Phone: 405-321-4988; Fax: 405-321-4731

Email: ststephensumc@coxinet.net

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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.



Reconciling Sunday, Sept. 14

Combined Adult Sunday School Class on Marriage (9:40‐10:40 a.m.)This class will look at the theological implications of covenant relationship and marriage. We will hear from several special speakers sharing their stories about marriage. We will gather in the community hall. All are welcome.

Reconciling Sunday Worship Services, "Draw the Circle Wide," (8:30 or 10:50 a.m.) – We will celebrate our sixth anniversary as a reconciling congregation. This will be a service reaffirming our commitment to support the full participation of all people in the United Methodist Church, and to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love. Special speakers include, Megan Straughan and Steve Davis.

Marriage Equality Roundtable, Sunday evening (5:00‐7:00 p.m.) ‐ We will continue our time of celebration with a roundtable discussion on marriage equality in Oklahoma and in The United Methodist Church. Presenters Don Holladay and Rev. Mark Davies will guide the conversation. Signups for the roundtable are in the loggia under the marriage equality bulletin board. We ask that you bring a dish to share and childcare is available.

For more information about upcoming events, contact the church office at 321-4988. 

 

Welcome Rev. Jeannie Himes, the new senior minister of St. Stephen's. You can listen to Jeannie's recorded sermons below and also view her weekly Shield Messages below. For more info about Jeannie, visit her staff bio.


Listen to Sermons

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

Sept. 7 -- Community Service

Aug. 31 --  Barefoot Sunday

Aug. 24 -- A Basket Case

Aug. 3 -- Resourcing

July 27 -- Did You Get That?

July 20 -- Holy Places

July 6 -- Didn't Mean to Do That

June 29 -- Plenty of Welcome

June 22 -- A Long time ago in a land far, far away


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.