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.


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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, Jan. 21

Join us at our 8:30 or 10:50 a.m. worship services. Rev. Jeannie Himes' sermon is titled “See All the People” and is based on Psalms 137.       

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

Borders Don't Stop Dreams

This Sunday continues our Peace Roundtable events focusing on Immigration. The topic will be the focus of churchwide adult Sunday class at 9:45 a.m. as well as a Roundtable Potluck Dinner and Discussion from 5 to 7 p.m.  

This Sunday morning, our own Robyn Hopkins, immigration attorney, will present over current immigration law and issues she has seen. Sunday evening at 5, we will hearing Hopkins and DAOK representatives to start developing action items to take as a community of faith. We need your support and voice as St. Stephen’s works toward helping our immigrant neighbors.

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.

Dec. 17 -- Christmas Present: See Every One

Dec. 3 -- Remembrance of Christmas Past

Nov. 26 -- The Past is Past

Nov. 19 -- A Generous Crop

Nov. 12 -- What Goes Around

Nov. 5 -- Who Are We Now?

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.