Missions

Mission programs are not an option in the church; they are the foundation for spreading the good news of Jesus Christ! Mission is a natural aspect of any Christian lifestyle and is at the core of our mission of Changing Lives that Change the World.

We believe in putting hands and feet to our faith by serving here at McFarlin, in the Norman community, and around the world. There is always more work to be done, more lives to be changed, and more people who need to tangibly experience the love and grace of Jesus Christ. We’d love the opportunity to help you put your faith to work through the missions of McFarlin!

If you want to know how you can engage in missions, either close to home or on the other side of the world, please contact Scott Meier, director of missions and community outreach, at smeier@mfarlinumc.org or 405-321-3484, ext. 109.

 

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Testing Proctors Needed at Irving Middle School:
Irving Middle School, one of McFarlin’s Partner Schools, is in need of monitors for state testing.  Opportunities begin April 6, 2021 and run through May 10, 2021.  Volunteers would be monitors only; there will be no reading of instructions or needing to address groups of students.  Shifts are 3 hour blocks, but it is possible testing will run shorter.  You can sign up  HERE


Vacation Bible School
July 12 – 14, 2021 at McFarlin
Volunteers needed for various roles!
Contact Sandy Minty, director of children’s ministries, at 405-321-3484, ext. 173 or sminty@mcfarlinumc.org


Habitat for Humanity House:
Join us in the construction of a Habitat for Humanity House in Noble, Oklahoma.  To see ways you can be involved, go to www.mcfarlinumc.org/HabitatHouse


Boxing Up Clothes and Shoes to Send to Soles4Souls:

As our donations of clothing and shoes continue to grow, we are looking for people who are willing to box these items up for shipping.  Boxes and tape provided…and UPS comes to the church to get them.  Donations are easily accessible in the building.  If you have an hour a week, or time once in awhile…we would love to have your help.


Help McFarlin Students Side the Billy Hooton UMC Building in OKC…Saturday, May 1
The youth of McFarlin are finishing up siding part of a church in OKC.  This will take place on Saturday, May 1.  For more details or to sign up, contact Scott Meier, smeier@mcfarlinumc.org or 405-321-3484, ext. 109.


Prayer Shawl Ministry:
he shawls, scarves and lap blankets created by McFarlin’s knitters and crocheters are reminders of God’s love for each of us and “his promise that nothing in all of life can ever separate us from Him.”  Our prayer shawl volunteers knit and crochet beautiful shawls, lap blankets, and scarves and as they do, they weave into each prayers of hope, peace, healing and love for those who will receive them.  You can knit on your own, or join in on one of the groups where knitters join together for a time of fellowship and knitting.  Please contact Jane Cook at jcook@mcfarlinumc.org or 405-321-3484, ext. 115.

The Prayer Shawl Ministry volunteers meet on the second Sunday of each month to share stories of the giving of these shawls and thank you notes received, and to bless those shawls and scarves completed during the month.  Knitting/crochet circles meet bi-monthly on the first and third Mondays for fellowship but attendance is not required to be a participant in this ministry.


The Giving Tree:
McFarlin partners with a variety of agencies to help Change Lives That Change The World.  If you would like to provide needed items for one of our partner agencies click HERE  for our virtual Giving Tree.  You can also see our Amazon Wish List for easy ordering…see it HERE


McFarlin Food Pantry & Mobile Food Pantry:
There are lots of ways to help with our Food Pantry and Mobile Food Pantry.  We have opportunities to deal directly with our clients as well as those behind the scenes.  You can volunteer once a week, or as your schedule is available.  Contact Scott Meier for more details, smeier@mcfarlinumc.org or 405-321-3484, ext. 109.


Prayer Chain
We depend on the power of prayer to help us with the trials, struggles, illness, joys, and important decisions we encounter throughout our lives.  If you would like to join in prayer for those in our community, consider being part of our Prayer Chain.  Contact Jane Cook, jcook@mcfarlinumc.org or 405-321-3484, ext. 115.


Furniture Ministry
There are many in our community who have need for furniture, and many in our community who have furniture to give.  Would you be wiling to help move furniture (collect and/or distribute) or keep our storage unit oganized? If you have furniture to donate, we are looking for gently used items that do not need to be repaired. We can take mattresses, in some cases, as long as they are clean and bug free! If we can’t use the furniture, we donate it to the Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity Re-Store. Contact Scott Meier if interested, smeier@mcfarlinumc.org or 405-321-3484, ext. 109


Adopt-A-Street
McFarlin has a adopted a portion of A
cres Street (from Berry to Ponca), near Andrews Park in downtown Norman, to keep clean.  If you or your group would be willing to volunteer a couple of hours, either once or on an on-going basis, please contact Mary Sallee at mksallee@icloud.com