Let's face it: no parent looks forward to the weekly battle of getting their kids to church. None of us wants church to be a place our kids dread going. And the good news is, we don't think it has to be! It's our hope that by creating fun, exciting environments where kids can experience God in new ways, we'll help you avoid the Sunday morning struggle and make church a place your kids can't wait to get to each week!
If you spend any time around our church at all, you'll quickly learn one thing: we love students. They're smart. They're funny. They're bold. And they're bursting with potential.
We truly believe that the middle and high school students in our midst are world changers in the making. We know that the middle and high schools years are a time where students are most in need of kindness and community and someone to walk alongside them as they grow. Our student ministry provides just that, connecting students with one another as well as with leaders who want to support them in their journeys. Both middle and high school groups meet weekly, each focusing on worship, teaching, and small groups to encourage students in their faith.
All women are welcome to participate in Hope’s United Methodist Women’s group (UMW). The UMW offers all women opportunities for fellowship, spiritual growth, leadership development, transformative education, service and advocacy for others. We do this through monthly gatherings at the church and periodic gatherings with women across the state and nation. We come together as The Piecemakers to make Prayer Quilts for others. We hold discussion groups about books that can help transform both the soul and the neighborhood. We provide meals to the Ronald McDonald House and the Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry at the University of Tulsa. We support community assistance groups such as Neighborhood Services Organization in Tulsa and Cookson Hills Ministry in eastern Oklahoma. We respond to the annual call to prayer and self-denial. And, we raise a lot of money for missions. Harriet Jane Olson, former global Chief Executive of UMW, once said, “Our work is not just about service, it’s about worship, it’s about standing up, stepping up making our voices heard.” We want your voice to be heard, too.
By meeting together, sharing meals, walking through curriculum, studying the Word, and simply doing life with another, the men in our congregation have a safe place where they can get connected with the resources, support, and friendships to help them live fuller lives in Christ.
No matter your stage or season of life, we want you to join us! Take a look at all the options we have for adult ministries to find what best suits you. We can't wait to help you connect with others in our church.
Spot 31, Inc., is Hope UMC’s amazing, non-profit corporation which is committed to helping every child and youth grow into a healthy adult. We believe this can best be done by bridging the developmental gaps of children and youth through partnerships with east Tulsa schools and selected organizations.
With the help of grants, private donations, and partnerships with local businesses, we organize, facilitate, execute, and finance several positive asset-building after-school clubs, and a robust educational tutoring program--both growing faster than we ever imagined. We also offer a six-week summer Vacation Bible Study STEAM (Science – Technology - Engineering – Art -Mathematics) Camp. Spot 31 also sponsors a free Community Meal every Wednesday evening. Because of the generosity of our sponsors and volunteers, all of our programs require only a minimal charge or usually no cost at all to the families or schools involved.
With the support of the community, Spot 31’s outreach is growing and expanding, and new programs and partnerships are in the works. Our intention is to continue to meet the needs of the children and youth of eastside Tulsa for years to come. Our website at http://spot31.org
will give you more information and many ways to get involved.
The People of Hope UMC love to serve others. We love to serve the smallest child next door and support the missionary working in faraway Brazil. We love to serve through prayer and home visits and through refurbishing hurricane-damaged houses on the Gulf. And the list goes on. In 2017 alone, our modest faith community spent more than 50,000 hours in service to others.
“Volunteers In Mission” or “VIM” is often the umbrella under which we serve others. VIM allows us to join with other like-minded folk from all over the state to accomplish larger projects we could never do just by ourselves. But you can also join our youth in mission at the Eastern Oklahoma Food Bank or on a week-long summer project. Or you can serve a meal to someone who’s hungry at our weekly Community Dinner. You can help run a booth during welcoming events such as our Spring Festival or Trunk-or-Treat, where we get to know our neighbors so much better. You can eat a hearty breakfast and then spend time praying for the needs of others at The Fishermen--our Saturday morning men’s ministry.
And if you find out about a need that’s not already being served, then find two or three others and start serving! Hope UMC will support you, because we know that you are the only Jesus that some people will ever meet. And we’re all about introducing Jesus to others.