All Star Church Awards
Congratulations, First Church congregation! We received the Oklahoma UM Conference “All Star Church” award again for both 2017 (63 stars) and 2018 (46 stars). The awards were presented at the Missions Breakfast at the OKUMC Annual Conference in June in Oklahoma City. Thank you for all your Missions activities – they make a Christian difference in our community, state and world!
The All Star Church awards recognizes churches who pay all of their apportionments, and support missions in these key areas:
- Star One – supporting a GBGM Missionary – First Church supports Rev. Marilyn Chan in Cambodia
- Star Two – having a “covenant relationship” with a GBGM Missionary – First Church has a continuing covenant with Rev. Fuxia Wang, serving at OU Wesley Foundation and in mainland China VIM’s
- Star Three – local mission – First Church hosts Project Transformation each summer!
- Start Four – supporting the “Six Special Sundays” of the UMC: Human Relations Day; UMCOR Sunday; Native American Ministries Sunday; Peace With Justice Sunday; World Communion Sunday; and United Methodist Student Day – First Church promotes each and provides special offerings and/or missions contributions to each.
- Additional Stars – each additional missions activity, VIM, contribution – First Church is very active in missions, supporting many areas of missions locally, in Oklahoma, the U.S. and the world, with financial donations, volunteers, and materials.