Our Beliefs

Our Doctrinal Heritage

United Methodists profess the historic Christian faith in God, incarnate in Jesus Christ for our salvation and ever at work in human history in the Holy Spirit.

Our preaching and teaching is grounded in Scripture, informed by Christian tradition, enlivened in experience, and tested by reason.

Our Doctrinal History

The pioneers in the traditions that flowed together into The United Methodist Church understood themselves as standing in the central stream of Christian spirituality and doctrine, loyal heirs of the authentic Christian tradition. In John Wesley's words, theirs was "the old religion, the religion of the Bible, the religion . . .of the whole church in the purest ages." Their gospel was grounded in the biblical message of God's self-giving love revealed in Jesus Christ.

Wesley's portrayal of the spiritual pilgrimage in terms of "the scripture way of salvation" provided their model for experiential Christianity. They assumed and insisted upon the integrity of basic Christian truth and emphasized its practical application in the lives of believers.

Beyond the essentials of vital religion, United Methodists respect the diversity of opinions held by conscientious persons of faith. Wesley followed a time-tested approach: "In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; and in all things, charity."

From The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church - 2004. Copyright 2004 by The United Methodist Publishing House. Used by permission.

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Upcoming Events
FEB

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SAT
Special UM General Conference
Beginning Saturday, February 23 thru Tuesday, February 26, 2019
10th Annual Crystal 1K & 5K Run
11:00 AM
Saturday in downtown Okemah.
FEB

24

SUN
Sunday School
9:50 AM to 10:50 AM
FEB

26

TUE
Okfuskee County Community Cupboard
Tuesdays from 9am - 11:30am, 1pm -3:30pm
FEB

27

WED
WOW
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Wednesdays - Pre-k thru 3rd grade
Tweenz
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Wednesdays, 4th - 6th grade
Youth
4:30 PM
Wednesdays - 7th - 12th grade
Wednesday Classes
4:30 PM
WOW/Tweenz/Youth begin at 4:30pm
MAR

01

FRI
Indian Taco Fundraiser Dinner
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Friday in the church fellowship hall. Sponsored by the Springfield UMC. Cost is $6.00.
MAR

03

SUN
Sunday School
9:50 AM to 10:50 AM
Communion Service
10:50 AM
Sunday during morning worship.
MAR

05

TUE
Okfuskee County Community Cupboard
Tuesdays from 9am - 11:30am, 1pm -3:30pm
MAR

06

WED
WOW
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Wednesdays - Pre-k thru 3rd grade
Tweenz
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Wednesdays, 4th - 6th grade
Youth
4:30 PM
Wednesdays - 7th - 12th grade
Wednesday Classes
4:30 PM
WOW/Tweenz/Youth begin at 4:30pm
Ash Wednesday Service
7:00 PM
Wednesday in the sanctuary.
MAR

07

THU
UMW Ladies Luncheon and Meeting
12:00 PM
Thursday in the fellowship hall. Please bring a dish of food.
MAR

10

SUN
Daylight Savings Time Begins
on Sunday. Set your clocks 1 hour forward the night before.
Sunday School
9:50 AM to 10:50 AM
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