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  • Andy Nelms Created on Friday, 08 September 2017

    I’ve had the amazing privilege of participating in many different churches. I grew up in rural Oklahoma worshipping at the local United Methodist Church with total attendance each week of about 50. I’ve also had the privilege of worshipping at the largest United Methodist Church in Leawood, KS, at Church of the Resurrection. I’ve worshipped in schools, I’ve worshipped in homes, I’ve worshipped in churches. Of course, I’ve worshipped with Acts 2 UMC, as well! Now, I have the amazing opportunity with One Church to move from w...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 05 September 2017

    By Melissa Nelms you just have to be vulnerable enough to deal with your own stuff to really be there for someone in their time of need. This is difficult for many people. We’d like to separate what we are going through so we can live in the fantasy of “this would never happen to me because I would do this so differently.” That mentality is unhelpful. Here are some basic guidelines on providing empathy found in a Psychology Today article written by Kate Thieda: In “ I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn't)” (2008), Brown ref...

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  • Mark's Blog Created on Monday, 28 August 2017

    “Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you” (Colossians 3). People who have hurt each other have two options: They can approach one another to attempt reconciliation, or they can avoid each other. That’s it. Edmond is not that big of a town. The law of the family reunion is we can always count on seeing the one person we don’t want to see. As a church family, we trade “getting even” for “getting along.” Perhaps you have even seen this wisdom on a forgiveness meme: The first to apologize is the bravest. The...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Monday, 21 August 2017

    By Andy Nelms “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” -Proverbs 27:17 I remember the first time I received, what I would call, wise counsel from Mark. It was within my first couple of months on staff at Acts 2. Jeff Hedrick, the Business Administrator, and I were working on building and implementing the, then new, child check-in system. This system uses computers to help safely check-in our children who are in fifth grade and under. Anyway, Jeff and I had been working on this system for what seemed like a l...

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  • Mark's Blog Andy Nelms Created on Tuesday, 15 August 2017

    Tell us about the first time you met each other. Mark: The first time I ever heard of Andy was from my supervisor, Dr. Rockford Johnson. He told me of Andy's interest in church planting and I asked him if I could visit with Andy about his future plans. Chantelle and I met Andy and Melissa for dinner a few weeks later and have been blessed by their presence in our lives ever since. We feel like God brought us together at the perfect time. Andy: The first time I met Mark was at a pastor’s gathering in downtown Oklahoma City. ...

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  • Guest Blogger Creighton Blog Created on Thursday, 10 August 2017

    By Creighton Alexander One of my top 10 favorite movies is “The Breakfast Club” (1985), but not just because Molly Ringwald starred in it. Set on a Saturday in a detention hall, five high school students - the criminal, the athlete, the basket case, the princess and the brain - figure out that they are all looking to find their place in life. Five different strategies, but one common goal: to belong, to matter and to be seen for who they really are. In fact, I could argue that process of how those five strangers become “The...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Wednesday, 02 August 2017

    By Jenn Shaver The past year for the Shaver family has brought a few life changes. Last summer, I chose to leave my career as an administrator in public education and pursue an opportunity outside of the education realm. I enjoyed what I did and made great friendships with the people that I worked with, but there was something missing. I will never forget the day that my husband Jason and I were at church and a family got up and spoke about their experience in the school system and some struggles they had faced that school ...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 25 July 2017

    By John Hurd As my friend Jorge and I sat down to speak with a group of teachers from Caballo Blanco, there was one teacher that stood out to me. She was called Chiqui, which means “shorty” in Spanish. While her small stature was very true to the meaning of her name, Jorge and I both came to the conclusion that what she lacks in size, she more than makes up for with a generous and caring spirit. The school where Chiqui works is located 20 miles or so inland from the Pacific coast of Guatemala. She has been working there for...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Thursday, 20 July 2017

    By Morgan Wright DaySpring South is life changing for anyone who attends, especially teens. Teens today are constantly distracted from God. Cross Point Camp is the perfect place for teenagers to grow closer to God, have fun, learn more about the Bible and connect to friends. I have experienced God's love like never before during DaySpring activities, including communion, Bible study, workshop, BASIC, worship, walking among the trees and swimming in the lake. A typical day at camp starts off with communion at the cross overl...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Wednesday, 05 July 2017

    By Chad Hoffman Recreation has always been an important part of my life, and I believe that teamwork is a very important part of recreation, whether it be as a VBS leader, volunteer or participant. Sports ministry is a great way to reach all kids and adults, especially those that don’t feel comfortable in big groups. That’s why I think Hero Central VBS is going to be an awesome time. At Hero Central VBS, we will be learning about three Bible heroes and how God can give us strength when we feel weak. We have one game that al...

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  • Mark's Blog Created on Wednesday, 21 June 2017

    “It is better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife” (Proverbs 21:19). It is one thing to read this lighthearted admonition in a Bible study in the comfort of your living room. It is quite another to read it while standing here: Chantelle and I are fine! Really!! Even after leading a 12-day pilgrimage through the Holy Land of Israel and sharing a room and a bathroom with our 18-year-old son Noah. The point I am hoping to make is that “the land” really is the “fifth Gospel” as many have said befor...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Thursday, 15 June 2017

    By Jeff Hedrick As we approach Father’s Day, I am reminded of how blessed I am to be a father. Seeing my son Marc grow into a responsible adult has been one of my most fulfilling accomplishments in my life. That is not to say that it was all smooth sailing, because there were certainly waves in the ocean along the way. My son, for example, endured a father that gave too much attention to a career, was not as patient as he should have been and often expected him to be too much like I wished I were. At the age of 13, a divorc...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 06 June 2017

    By James Rose In 1986, Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tenn., launched Service Over Self (SOS). This organization’s goal and purpose is to build the Kingdom of God by serving some of the most vulnerable citizens in Memphis. SOS has repaired more than 1,000 homes primarily in the neighborhoods of Binghampton and Orange Mound. Their mission statement proclaims: SOS exists to glorify God by proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ in underserved neighborhoods through home repair and leadership development. SOS accompl...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Thursday, 01 June 2017

    By Joetta Myers Summer is here and it’s time for swimming, vacationing, staycationing and fun with family and friends! I love this time of year and one of my favorite parts of summer is VBS!!! This year is no different with Hero Central as our Vacation Bible School theme. We are excited to dig into heroes of the Bible and discover our strength in God. As we are approaching VBS, I have been pondering how my experiences as a former elementary school teacher can relate to my experience being on the Acts 2 staff during VBS. I t...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Thursday, 25 May 2017

    Acts 2 partnered up with Living Water International, an organization helping communities acquire clean water, to raise money for a piece of drilling equipment needed to drill in certain locations in Guatemala with difficult geographical barriers. Check out the video below to see how your missions offerings are supporting missions outside of Acts 2's walls, including providing funding for our friends at Living Water International. Please feel free to give online by clicking here.

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Thursday, 25 May 2017

    By Briana Tobey I first met Andy and Melissa in high school at a church conference. A few years later we were all in college together at OCU, even taking some of the same classes. So, when I heard that Andy was appointed to my church home, Acts 2, as our associate pastor I was excited. Then, Andy started talking about a new church within a church and I think my heart was already in it before I even really understood what it was. I had an opportunity to support my friend in his first attempt at church planting, and I knew I ...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Wednesday, 17 May 2017

    Here are the top 10 reasons why I’m crazy excited about One Church Worship at 6:30 p.m. on May 26 in the Acts 2 chapel. #LifeGoals. The goal of One Church is to move into the chapel on the Acts 2 campus. In order to realize this goal, additional space must be created for the children and youth that currently occupy that space. We have not realized this goal yet, which is why it is exciting to talk about Friday Night Worship on May 26. We’ll be sprucing up the chapel with all of the cool stuff from One Church like lights, up...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Wednesday, 10 May 2017

    By Chantelle Foster When I became a mom for the first time on August 2, 1996, my doctor, Susan Chambers, said something profound to me. I had just survived a difficult delivery with John Mark, when I looked up at Dr. Chambers and said, “That was the hardest thing I’ve ever done!” She replied, “No, the hardest thing you’ll ever do is raising this child!” Her profoundly wise statement has stuck with me these past 20 years. I recently reminded her of this statement and we both had a good laugh! She spoke that truth to me as sh...

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  • Mark's Blog Created on Thursday, 04 May 2017

    We have big God questions before us, “What is God calling us to do?” “Is it time for us to build?” “What kind of facility has the potential to release the most benefit to the most people in this season?” “What will honor God, draw others to Jesus and bless the world?” Why now? We are approaching our fourth year of not having enough space for children and youth on Wednesday nights and many Sunday mornings. In August of 2014, our attendance jumped with the addition of the new 500-seat sanctuary. The sanctuary space continues ...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Thursday, 27 April 2017

    Teresa Hedrick was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease at the age of 25. She was eventually placed on the transplant list and posted about it on her Facebook page. Misty Blankenship saw the post. Both women are members of Acts 2 but didn’t really know each other at the time. Two and a half years ago, Misty felt God leading her to see if she was a match to donate her kidney to Teresa, and it turned out that she was. Teresa and Misty shared their story about seeking God and being in community at Acts 2 in honor of Nation...

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WORSHIP TIMES
Friday Evening
 6:30 p.m. - One Church Worship

Sunday Morning
 9:15 a.m. - Worship at Acts 2
10:45 a.m. - Worship at Acts 2

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Edmond, OK 73012
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