At McFarlin we believe we grow in God’s grace and in our faith through participation in the larger community of Sunday morning worship… and in the smaller connectional community of small groups.
Why small groups? Small groups provide fellowship, Bible study, prayer, and loving accountability. Small groups provide the right type of environment to grow in your relationship with God and with others. Jesus invited a small group of twelve disciples to join him in changing the world. He understood that meaningful change takes place in the context of small group relationships.
McFarlin’s Adult Sunday School classes provide care, fellowship, and spiritual growth Sunday mornings from 9:40 – 10:40.
These community groups have formed by age group, study format, or area of emphasis, but each is integral to the life and ministry of McFarlin UMC.
Bible Studies, Growth Groups, or Sunday School
Eve Hawley, Director of Connections, firstname.lastname@example.org
United Methodist Men is a creative, supportive fellowship of men who seek to know Jesus Christ, to grow spiritually, and to see His will daily.
Our Goal is to serve the McFarlin Family and Norman community by:
- Making UMM a ministry to men as well as a ministry BY men in developing opportunities for spiritual growth.
- Assist elderly with home repairs and yard work.
- Continuing support of Habitat for Humanity, Cleveland County Aging Services, Norman Kitchens, Food Pantries, and other community agencies.
- Providing greater service to the McFarlin ministry through care and up keep of church facilities.
- Furthering awareness of UMM.
Our Meeting we hold a monthly breakfast meeting in Fenn Hall.
Outreach: For many years (over 10, I believe) the McFarlin UMM have been sponsoring residents of the United Methodist Boy’s Ranch in Gore to come to an OU Basketball and/or Baseball game. It usually includes a visit with the coach and a tour of the facilities. We had them scheduled to come to a basketball game earlier this year, but the threat of snow caused us to cancel. They finally got to come to a baseball game (Sam Houston St.) on April 25. They got to tour the facilities, including the team’s locker room, training room, etc. We always treat them to CiCi’s Pizza after the game. As you would expect, the boys can put away some pizza!! Six guys, two chaperones, and one chaperone’s daughter came. Bob Staples, Roy Hickman, and Joe Sanders met the group at the stadium. I managed to meet Bob, Roy and the group at Ci Ci’s before they departed for home. Everybody had a great time, even though OU lost the game in extra innings. Grace and Peace, Bill Chissoe.