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  

Special Advent Edition Newsletter

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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.



This Sunday, Dec. 17

Join us at our 8:30 or 10:50 a.m. worship services. Rev. Jeannie Himes' will deliver the sermon, "Christmas Present: See Every One," based on Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11.  
         
Click here for a description of this week's Sunday School offerings, which begin at 9:40 a.m.  


Join Us for these Advent Activities!

Sunday, December 17:
Worship Service— “Christmas Present: See Every One!”
4-6 p.m. Church-wide Caroling

Sunday, December 24 , Christmas Eve:
10:00 a.m. Worship Service — “We Haven’t Missed It!”
Evening Candlelight and Communion Services
5 p.m. – Christmas Pageant, Family-Friendly
7 p.m. – “God Bless Us, Every One!”
11 p.m. – Candlelight contemplative service

Sunday, December 31:
10:00 a.m. — A Service of Peace


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.

Nov. 26 -- The Past is Past

Nov. 19 -- A Generous Crop

Nov. 12 -- What Goes Around

Nov. 5 -- Who Are We Now?

Oct. 29 -- Knocking

Oct. 22 -- What Belongs to God

Oct. 15 -- Love and Justice for Every Child

Oct. 8 -- Prosperity Preachers Vs. Christianity

Oct. 1 -- Who Goes Ahead


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.