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  • Mark's Blog Created on Tuesday, 22 May 2018

    By Dr. Mark Foster Jim Collins, author of “Good to Great,” says leaders who have the greatest impact share two qualities: humility and fierce resolve. They have a kind of tenacity and strength of character to hang in when others give up. You just can’t wear them down. I want to be that kind of person. Don’t you? If you were to rate yourself on a scale with “fierce resolve” on one end and “being easily discouraged” on the other, where would you place yourself? I have lost the same two pounds forty times overnight and so I gi...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 15 May 2018

    by Nicole Mourning Adam and I both grew up in church, but we had never been members of a church as a married couple. When our son Will was 2-years-old and I was pregnant with Jake, we decided it was time to find a church home in Edmond. After googling "United Methodist churches near me,” we visited several churches in the area and finally came to a service at Acts 2. We felt comfortable with the childcare the moment we arrived, and it seemed like Mark was speaking directly to us through his sermons. The fact that we left ch...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Monday, 07 May 2018

    By Carolyn Smith Watch Carolyn's Spotlight video More than 19 years ago (Yikes! That went fast!), I was looking through the newspaper when something odd caught my eye. It was an article about a new United Methodist Church NOT meeting on Sunday and NOT ensconced in their own building. My curiosity got the best of me… kind of like my cat who shot out the door last night, looking for a better land…but I digress. So I decided to go and check it out. There was NO choir, NO organ, NO padded pews. What was there was much more impo...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 01 May 2018

    by Bryan Heathcock Choices. Life’s full of them. Left or right? Heels or flats? Go for the green in two or layup? Most choices don’t carry much significance when you think about it, but where to go to church…that seems to be a choice that carries a little more weight. That’s where my family was in the spring of 2007. We were new to Edmond but not new to church. My wife and I both grew up in church and the desire to find a church family for ourselves and our young daughters was a choice we both agreed on. I came from a non-d...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Monday, 30 April 2018

    By Kyle Kaneaster Capital Campaign Chair On Tuesday, Feb. 20, we began a discussion about future plans for our church. Our initial discussion gathering included church leadership and those serving weekly in ministry areas. We’ve compiled some details from that initial discussion that we are excited to begin sharing with our entire worshipping community. Our goal at the gathering was not to determine the exact details, size or scope of a building project. Instead, we were collecting information regarding the concerns and des...

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  • Mark's Blog Created on Wednesday, 25 April 2018

    By Dr. Mark Foster According to the Barna Group, 6% of adult Christians made their decision to follow God after the age of 18. That means 94% made decisions as children that follow with them throughout their life. Wow! That is encouraging... and scary... and exciting. The time is now to be shepherding little hearts. It is my joy to be the pastor of a church with hundreds of “little hearts.” Equally important, by God’s good design, plan, and foreknowledge, our church facilities are located with 29,792 children (0-18 years) w...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 17 April 2018

    When my wife, Jonalyn, and I first moved back to Oklahoma after 16 years in Colorado, it seemed logical that we would go back to the church we had left. After 3 years, it finally dawned on us that something was missing. Had we changed or had the church changed? Anyway, we began looking for a new experience that was more in keeping with our newly found spiritual goals. We wanted some of the traditional worship but with a more contemporary feel. After visiting several churches, we came to Acts 2. It was as though our spiritua...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 10 April 2018

    by Elizabeth Nowlin Do you ever let fear stand in the way of getting involved? In our Sunday youth class, we are learning how to live unafraid. Participating in service projects has been my favorite part of being in Acts 2 youth and has made me more confident in my faith. One of my favorite service projects was spending a weekend volunteering at Cookson Hills Center United Methodist Mission in northeastern Oklahoma. First, our group installed a French drainage system to fix an area of flooding. We dug a large trench, hauled...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 03 April 2018

    By Melissa Nelms As a community at Acts 2, we remember our strategy together in worship every week found in Acts 2:42 where it reads, “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” This perfectly describes our worship experience each weekend as we gather to connect with God through Scripture, preaching, prayer and Communion. It’s through the connection with God in worship that we receive our holy fuel, our Holy Spirit power, to go out and then connect with ...

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  • Mark's Blog Created on Wednesday, 28 March 2018

    By Mark Foster Easter is this Sunday, April 1. April 1 in some European and Western countries is known as April Fools’ Day or All Fools’ Day where people play practical jokes or spread hoaxes and often shout, “April Fool” at the victim of the joke or ruse. Perhaps the greatest surprise, turn of events, joke on Satan and the world is the Easter story. The early church took great joy in what is termed the “fishhook theory of the atonement.” The idea goes roughly like this: Satan would free the world from his control (sin and ...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Monday, 19 March 2018

    By Andy Nelms The morning our son, Elijah, was to be born, Melissa and I went to eat breakfast at IHOP. We were scheduled to induce labor at Lakeside Women’s Health Hospital early that morning so we rose even earlier to sneak in a hearty breakfast before the induction. It was a strange and eerie meal. We had a booth near the window and watched the sunrise and the steady stream of cars increase on the highway. We listened to the familiar conversations between the regulars and the wait staff. Everything around us was normal, ...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Monday, 12 March 2018

    By Joetta Myers On your mark, get set, go!!!! It’s a grand time watching the little ones waiting for the signal and then racing to see if they can find the perfect amount of eggs to fill their baskets. Watching them open their eggs to see the treat that awaits is a reminder to me to remain joyfully expectant in this Easter season. With all this on my mind, I know it’s almost time for our annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza here at Acts 2. The event is from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, March 25. We’ve been preparing for this day for severa...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 06 March 2018

    By Melissa Nelms Every Confirmation class takes on its own unique personality because of the unique giftedness of the mentors and the unique personalities and perspectives of the students. This year is no different. This year’s Confirmation class has been a joy and a blessing to work with. My gratitude for the adult and youth mentors who have sacrificed and invested their time in guiding our confirmands through this journey of faith and discernment is without measure. For the third year in a row James Rose, Cathy Rose and B...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Wednesday, 21 February 2018

    By Chantelle Foster Our business at Acts 2 UMC isn’t about making insiders comfortable, it’s about making room for more people to be about God’s mission. Someone who doesn’t have a church home. Someone who is in need of God’s love. Someone who is hurting or lonely. Someone in need of forgiveness and truth. Someone who longs to follow Jesus. Someone who is unsure but knows their life isn’t working as it is. Someone like you! Acts 2 Exploration is an event held about every 6 weeks designed specifically for our guests! I think...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Tuesday, 13 February 2018

    By Andy Nelms “Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.” 1 John 4:7-8 Growing up in the country, I never had any experience with fire hydrants. From what I could tell on TV and movies, neighborhood kids would gather around fire hydrants on hot summer days. There would just be a trickle of water that would flow from the top of the apparatus. At some point in the program, a car would hit the fire hydra...

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  • Mark's Blog Created on Monday, 05 February 2018

    by Mark Foster For the first time in my lifetime, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day are on the same day. It hasn’t happened since 1945. What’s the big deal? In some ways, both days are a reminder to recommit to the God we love and the people we love. We will try to do just that this year with our “Say Yes Again!” service. In the service, we will have a liturgy designed for husbands and wives to reaffirm their marriage vows: “ In the name of God, I (name), take you, (name), to be my (relationship), To have and to hold From t...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Friday, 26 January 2018

    By Cayla Charles Confirmation is a truly life-changing experience. It helps you become closer to God and build a stronger relationship with Him and the amazing people around you that are on a similar journey. I have experienced something that I never have before - something amazing – through Confirmation events including Camp Canyon, new worship experiences and class every Sunday. Confirmation is a wonderful way to grow closer to God and build your faith. With Confirmation being such a great experience, I have so many favor...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Monday, 22 January 2018

    By Melissa Nelms “He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner… giving them food and clothing.” -Deuteronomy 10:18 If you ask any youth-age student what their favorite thing is about youth group and what they wish their youth group could do more often, I guarantee you that 99% of the time they will say lock-ins. Lock-ins! As adults, the luster of lock-ins has worn off. Minimal sleep on a hard floor in a Sunday school classroom isn’t necessarily our idea of a fun time. So when you add a 30-ho...

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  • Mark's Blog Created on Thursday, 18 January 2018

    By Mark Foster This article is featured in the Jan. 20 edition of the Edmond Sun. When I was a kid, my dad was a pastor in traditional churches. I was an acolyte. I met the choir in the narthex dressed in my alb and armed with my candlelighter. I had the pre-service checklist including checking the taper to make sure I had enough wick so the flame would not go out. I was ready to lead the choir processional from the nave to the chancel. I sat on the lectern side of the altar. I participated in the anthem and led the recessi...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Friday, 05 January 2018

    By Russell and Maree Jones We move around a lot due to Russell's job, and when we relocated from Florida to Oklahoma, our family was pretty lonely. Oklahoma is the furthest we’ve ever lived from “home,” and we knew we needed to establish some kind of community here. But how do you even begin connecting with total strangers? After we began attending Acts 2, we knew we wanted to get more involved, as well as become members and hopefully make some friends along the way. That’s when we saw something called Dinner For Eight (D48...

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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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4848 W. Covell
Edmond, OK 73012
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Phone: 405-359-2287

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