Tabs, Toggles & Accordions

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ENVIROMENTAL
In our effort to provide sound stewardship of the earth and environmentally friendly lifestyles that preserve creation for the benefit of present and future generations, McFarlin UMC is building a Creation Care Team.

“The earth is the LORD’S, and everything in it” (Psalm 24:1). The Bible says, we are entrusted to care for God’s beautiful creation (Genesis 2:15; Psalm 8) and to notice and praise God for its diversity of creatures (Psalm 148). Cosmic redemption includes all the created order (Colossians 1:19-20), which after all bears witness to God (Romans 1:20). So as United Methodists, we are committed to caring for creation.

All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it.  Water, air, soil, minerals, energy resources, plants, animal life, and space are to be valued and conserved because they are God’s creation and not solely because they are useful to human beings.  God has granted us stewardship of creation.  We should meet these stewardship duties through acts of loving care and respect. (Social Principles, ¶ 160)

Here are 3 ways everyone can join in Creation Care Team.

  1. Gather from recycling bins each week to add to your home recycle bin- There are paper, plastic and aluminum bins around the church. Claim one as yours!
  2. Norman’s Adopt-a -Street program allows us to clean up all along Acres (the south side of Andrews park) once a month. To sign up you, your family or small group please contact Mary Sallee at mksallee@cox.net.
  3. Stay up to date on environmental issues in the church and Norman. Visit http://www.umccreationcare.org/ for more information.

If you are interested in guiding our church as we continue to seek ways of caring for creation, please contact Rev. Shyloe O’Neal at soneal@mcfarlinumc.org.

HEALTH
In our effort to provide sound stewardship of health and promote healthy lifestyles by access to healthcare for all, McFarlin UMC is providing transportation to Variety Care’s Dental Clinic.

Health is a condition of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. John 10:10b says, “I came so that they could have life—indeed so they could live life to the fullest.” Stewardship of health is the responsibility of each person to whom health has been entrusted. Health is a basic human right. (Social Principles, ¶ 162)

Variety Care is a family-focused health center serving the needs of Norman citizens. They accept private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid and assist uninsured patients by offering a sliding fee scale based on family income. Currently Norman has 2 locations: Adult Care at 317 E. Himes and Pediatric center at 1124 N. Porter. However, at this time they do not have a dental facility in Norman.

Variety Care has set aside one provider at the Straka Center in Oklahoma City, exclusively for Norman patients. Dr. Tinsley can receive up to 12 patients twice a week. In addition, the Straka Center accepts patients on an emergent basis at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Call to Action:
Volunteer to be a driver once a week, month or quarter!
To sign up or for more information, please contact Judi Freyer at jfreyer@ou.edu.
All drivers must complete the McFarlin approval process.

SUSTAINABLE LIVING
In an effort to support the poor and challenge the rich, One Vision, One Voice seeks to end homelessness in Norman by 2016 and Veterans who are homeless by 2015. This is not a movement of agencies and organizations in Norman that know we must do something different to address the needs of our most vulnerable citizens. We have come together to set common goals and identify solutions that we can all believe in and implement.

In spite of general affluence in the industrialized nations, the majority of persons in the world live in poverty. As a church, we are called to support the poor and challenge the rich. In order to provide basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, education, health care and other necessities, ways must be found to share more equitably the resources of the world. (Social Principles, ¶163)

CALL TO ACTION:
Join the One Vision, One Voice movement to end homelessness in Norman.Food and Shelter for Friends is working to bring a new campus to life. In order to do that, we must receive a zoning approval from City Council. There has been a decent amount of protest from a few tenacious neighbors therefore, council is struggling with our approval.                                                                    

WE NEED HELP!
Please attend the public hearing and 2nd reading Tuesday, August 25th – 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.  Please wear yellow in support of a brighter future once we end homelessness.   If you cannot attend, please take time to call or email city councilpersons; give them your thoughts on this project and how it will positively affect our community for all of Norman’s neighbors.

 

Accordion

Health – Variety Care

HEALTH
In our effort to provide sound stewardship of health and promote healthy lifestyles by access to healthcare for all, McFarlin UMC is providing transportation to Variety Care’s Dental Clinic.

Health is a condition of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. John 10:10b says, “I came so that they could have life—indeed so they could live life to the fullest.” Stewardship of health is the responsibility of each person to whom health has been entrusted. Health is a basic human right. (Social Principles, ¶ 162)

Variety Care is a family-focused health center serving the needs of Norman citizens. They accept private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid and assist uninsured patients by offering a sliding fee scale based on family income. Currently Norman has 2 locations: Adult Care at 317 E. Himes and Pediatric center at 1124 N. Porter. However, at this time they do not have a dental facility in Norman.

Variety Care has set aside one provider at the Straka Center in Oklahoma City, exclusively for Norman patients. Dr. Tinsley can receive up to 12 patients twice a week. In addition, the Straka Center accepts patients on an emergent basis at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Call to Action:
Volunteer to be a driver once a week, month or quarter!
To sign up or for more information, please contact Judi Freyer at jfreyer@ou.edu.
All drivers must complete the McFarlin approval process.

Creation Care Team

ENVIROMENTAL
In our effort to provide sound stewardship of the earth and environmentally friendly lifestyles that preserve creation for the benefit of present and future generations, McFarlin UMC is building a Creation Care Team.

“The earth is the LORD’S, and everything in it” (Psalm 24:1). The Bible says, we are entrusted to care for God’s beautiful creation (Genesis 2:15; Psalm 8) and to notice and praise God for its diversity of creatures (Psalm 148). Cosmic redemption includes all the created order (Colossians 1:19-20), which after all bears witness to God (Romans 1:20). So as United Methodists, we are committed to caring for creation.

All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it.  Water, air, soil, minerals, energy resources, plants, animal life, and space are to be valued and conserved because they are God’s creation and not solely because they are useful to human beings.  God has granted us stewardship of creation.  We should meet these stewardship duties through acts of loving care and respect. (Social Principles, ¶ 160)

Here are 3 ways everyone can join in Creation Care Team.

  1. Gather from recycling bins each week to add to your home recycle bin- There are paper, plastic and aluminum bins around the church. Claim one as yours!
  2. Norman’s Adopt-a -Street program allows us to clean up all along Acres (the south side of Andrews park) once a month. To sign up you, your family or small group please contact Mary Sallee at mksallee@cox.net.
  3. Stay up to date on environmental issues in the church and Norman. Visit http://www.umccreationcare.org/ for more information.

If you are interested in guiding our church as we continue to seek ways of caring for creation, please contact Rev. Shyloe O’Neal at soneal@mcfarlinumc.org.

Sustainable Living – One Vision, One Voice

SUSTAINABLE LIVING
In an effort to support the poor and challenge the rich, One Vision, One Voice seeks to end homelessness in Norman by 2016 and Veterans who are homeless by 2015. This is not a movement of agencies and organizations in Norman that know we must do something different to address the needs of our most vulnerable citizens. We have come together to set common goals and identify solutions that we can all believe in and implement.

In spite of general affluence in the industrialized nations, the majority of persons in the world live in poverty. As a church, we are called to support the poor and challenge the rich. In order to provide basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, education, health care and other necessities, ways must be found to share more equitably the resources of the world. (Social Principles, ¶163)

CALL TO ACTION:
Join the One Vision, One Voice movement to end homelessness in Norman.Food and Shelter for Friends is working to bring a new campus to life. In order to do that, we must receive a zoning approval from City Council. There has been a decent amount of protest from a few tenacious neighbors therefore, council is struggling with our approval.                                                                    

WE NEED HELP!
Please attend the public hearing and 2nd reading Tuesday, August 25th – 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.  Please wear yellow in support of a brighter future once we end homelessness.   If you cannot attend, please take time to call or email city councilpersons; give them your thoughts on this project and how it will positively affect our community for all of Norman’s neighbors.

 

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Sustainable Living – One Vision, One Voice

SUSTAINABLE LIVING
In an effort to support the poor and challenge the rich, One Vision, One Voice seeks to end homelessness in Norman by 2016 and Veterans who are homeless by 2015. This is not a movement of agencies and organizations in Norman that know we must do something different to address the needs of our most vulnerable citizens. We have come together to set common goals and identify solutions that we can all believe in and implement.

In spite of general affluence in the industrialized nations, the majority of persons in the world live in poverty. As a church, we are called to support the poor and challenge the rich. In order to provide basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, education, health care and other necessities, ways must be found to share more equitably the resources of the world. (Social Principles, ¶163)

CALL TO ACTION:
Join the One Vision, One Voice movement to end homelessness in Norman.Food and Shelter for Friends is working to bring a new campus to life. In order to do that, we must receive a zoning approval from City Council. There has been a decent amount of protest from a few tenacious neighbors therefore, council is struggling with our approval.                                                                    

WE NEED HELP!
Please attend the public hearing and 2nd reading Tuesday, August 25th – 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.  Please wear yellow in support of a brighter future once we end homelessness.   If you cannot attend, please take time to call or email city councilpersons; give them your thoughts on this project and how it will positively affect our community for all of Norman’s neighbors.

 

Health – Variety Care

HEALTH
In our effort to provide sound stewardship of health and promote healthy lifestyles by access to healthcare for all, McFarlin UMC is providing transportation to Variety Care’s Dental Clinic.

Health is a condition of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. John 10:10b says, “I came so that they could have life—indeed so they could live life to the fullest.” Stewardship of health is the responsibility of each person to whom health has been entrusted. Health is a basic human right. (Social Principles, ¶ 162)

Variety Care is a family-focused health center serving the needs of Norman citizens. They accept private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid and assist uninsured patients by offering a sliding fee scale based on family income. Currently Norman has 2 locations: Adult Care at 317 E. Himes and Pediatric center at 1124 N. Porter. However, at this time they do not have a dental facility in Norman.

Variety Care has set aside one provider at the Straka Center in Oklahoma City, exclusively for Norman patients. Dr. Tinsley can receive up to 12 patients twice a week. In addition, the Straka Center accepts patients on an emergent basis at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Call to Action:
Volunteer to be a driver once a week, month or quarter!
To sign up or for more information, please contact Judi Freyer at jfreyer@ou.edu.
All drivers must complete the McFarlin approval process.

Creation Care Team

ENVIROMENTAL
In our effort to provide sound stewardship of the earth and environmentally friendly lifestyles that preserve creation for the benefit of present and future generations, McFarlin UMC is building a Creation Care Team.

“The earth is the LORD’S, and everything in it” (Psalm 24:1). The Bible says, we are entrusted to care for God’s beautiful creation (Genesis 2:15; Psalm 8) and to notice and praise God for its diversity of creatures (Psalm 148). Cosmic redemption includes all the created order (Colossians 1:19-20), which after all bears witness to God (Romans 1:20). So as United Methodists, we are committed to caring for creation.

All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it.  Water, air, soil, minerals, energy resources, plants, animal life, and space are to be valued and conserved because they are God’s creation and not solely because they are useful to human beings.  God has granted us stewardship of creation.  We should meet these stewardship duties through acts of loving care and respect. (Social Principles, ¶ 160)

Here are 3 ways everyone can join in Creation Care Team.

  1. Gather from recycling bins each week to add to your home recycle bin- There are paper, plastic and aluminum bins around the church. Claim one as yours!
  2. Norman’s Adopt-a -Street program allows us to clean up all along Acres (the south side of Andrews park) once a month. To sign up you, your family or small group please contact Mary Sallee at mksallee@cox.net.
  3. Stay up to date on environmental issues in the church and Norman. Visit http://www.umccreationcare.org/ for more information.

If you are interested in guiding our church as we continue to seek ways of caring for creation, please contact Rev. Shyloe O’Neal at soneal@mcfarlinumc.org.