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  • Brandon Blog Created on Thursday, 18 October 2018

    By Rev. Brandon Blacksten When I was twelve, my dad bought what seemed to me an old, run-down car after selling the SUV he’d bought brand new just a few years earlier. At the time, I was embarrassed. Now, when I reflect on that decision, I realize that he was modeling love, sacrifice, and protecting his most important priorities. My dad and I served together on the team that moved and painted this chapel in Mexico. A few months earlier, my father had left his job to start working with another firm. The move was a great oppo...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Thursday, 11 October 2018

    By Janean Hazelwood Janean Hazelwood has been a member of Acts 2 since 2015. As part of our Grateful series, she is sharing how gratitude has made a difference in her life. The last ten years have brought some of the most daunting challenges of my life. They have also brought unexpected joy and taught me to trust God’s grace. Through it all, I have learned to live with a heart of gratitude. I believe we have choices throughout our lifetime, and these choices are guided by what we know about the situation at the time the cho...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Thursday, 04 October 2018

    By Jeff Hedrick I spent most of my life consumed by working hard to ensure I had enough for my future. Looking back, I don’t believe this was out of a sense of greed, but rather the fear that comes from relying solely on myself. So, five years ago, I left my job in the corporate world and began working for Acts 2 as the Business Administrator. At the age of fifty-four, my plan was to give back by working for a church or non-profit and earn enough to sustain myself until I was ready to retire. After spending some thirty-two ...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Thursday, 27 September 2018

    By Stacy Bozarth “Some women fear the fire. Others tend their God-given fire and use it to light up their hearts and the world. Let’s be THOSE women.” As I heard those words spoken in a video this week at MOPS, I literally cheered out loud. MOPS is our Mothers of Preschoolers group, and I am excited to be back in my role as a mentor mom. I am already feeling thankful to be in the room with a bunch of amazing younger (than me) women. As I heard those words I thought, “YES, not only do I want to be THAT woman, but I also want...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Thursday, 13 September 2018

    By Melissa Nelms Stifling heat. Long days. Hard work. A little blood, a little sweat, and a whole lot of Jesus. Sounds like the perfect way for a group of teenagers from Edmond, Okla. to spend a week of summer vacation. Well, maybe not, but Hailey Grimmett and her friends can’t wait to go back next summer. Why? Because working on a hot roo f in Memphis, Tenn. is where she experiences God. Last June, Hailey and a group of 17 high school youth and 7 adult leaders from Acts 2 spent a week partnering with Service Over Self (SOS...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Thursday, 06 September 2018

    By Melissa Nelms Confirmation is a journey. It’s an opportunity for students and their families to learn about their faith, the roots of Christianity, and how to profess and live out their faith in community. For some, it’s the next step in a journey they’ve been on since their baptism as an infant. For some, it’s the first step in their journey to follow Jesus. For others, it’s a return to the journey after a time of searching and wandering. For Kian Hickey and his family, the Confirmation journey fell into this third cate...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Thursday, 23 August 2018

    By Megan Engelhard Three months ago, I was on my way home from my job at a large corporate office when my phone rang. I didn’t recognize the number, so I let it go to voicemail. A few minutes later, a new message popped up on my phone from Melissa Nelms, the Director of Discipleship at Acts 2, asking me to interview for the position of Children’s Director. A few phone calls, interviews and many prayers later, I was hired and dove into the exciting life of children’s ministry. As the Children’s Director, I am responsible for...

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  • Brandon Blog Created on Wednesday, 15 August 2018

    By Rev. Brandon Blacksten The most powerful experiences in my spiritual life have, almost without fail, come when I’ve been part of a group. When I was a senior in high school, a good friend and I wanted to learn more about the Bible, so we joined the Disciple Bible study class in my local church. The makeup of the class was not like any we had previously attended. The group included a couple of young parents, the husband’s parents, a pair of retired women, and my friend’s father, who was the leader. Despite our differences...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Wednesday, 08 August 2018

    By Jerrod Baker Growing up, the thing I looked forward to the most during the summer was going to church camp. I grew up attending Muskogee District Camp at Camp Egan in Tahlequah, Okla. Whenever I was younger, I thought it would be cool to be able to continue attending church camp as an adult. I would have never imagined that I would be given that opportunity as the youth director at Acts 2 United Methodist Church, a church I did not even know existed. This summer, I was able to attend two camps with the students of Acts 2...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 24 July 2018

    By Melissa Nelms I grew up going to church camp every summer as a child and youth. Camp played a formative role in my walk to follow Jesus and in my call to ministry. It’s one of those experiences where you can’t help but see God around every turn – surrounded by creation, no cell signal, fewer distractions, encouraged by friends and leaders all seeking one thing – to grow closer to God. I’m grateful to be part of a church family who places such a high value on the camping experience for our children and youth and gives tim...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Wednesday, 18 July 2018

    by Andy Nelms I’ve served at several churches prior to Acts 2 in capacities ranging from youth director to pastor. During that time, I’ve heard members of other churches complain that no one from the community ever comes to worship or a program that the particular church is hosting. I’ve heard a drastically different type of conversation since coming on staff at Acts 2 more than four years ago. One of my favorite things that One Church has done this summer is what we’ve called “Hang Out at Heard on Hurd.” This is as simple ...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Monday, 09 July 2018

    Vacation Bible School. Crafts, cookies with the orange drink, songs you can still sing (Deep & Wide) and stories you can still fully animate (Zacchaeus was a Wee Little Man) all rush back when you hear those words. VBS is the event of the summer, and at Acts 2, we hope it’s the week your kids just can’t miss. Bible School dates back to the 1870s when a Methodist Episcopal Church in New York began a Summer Sunday School Institute open to the public regardless of denomination. Many of these were aimed at adults, but programmi...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Monday, 02 July 2018

    by Melissa Brake When our family first began attending Acts 2, I was so excited to learn that they had a Vacation Bible School program. As a child, I had so many wonderful memories of VBS and could not wait for our boys to get to make some for themselves. I also knew I wanted to sign up to help, for many reasons, but the best was to share the love of Jesus. Then the time came, opening day of Vacation Bible School! There were so many children, volunteers, new faces, familiar faces…people everywhere! The saying “the more the ...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 19 June 2018

    by Jerrod Baker I heard about Project Transformation from the Wesley Foundation at OSU when I was a sophomore in college. I was an active member at the Wesley Foundation and they informed us one Sunday that Charlie Ludden from Project Transformation was going to come by one Sunday to preach. I remember not being too excited because I did not know who he was. What I do remember getting excited about was the opportunity to eat free Hideaway pizza. After the service, I attended the meeting there at Hideaway and my life took a ...

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  • Brandon Blog Created on Thursday, 14 June 2018

    By Rev. Brandon Blacksten When I was young, my dad was the strongest person I knew. After he got home from work, he would pick me up and throw me in the air before catching me and wrapping me in a hug. We would go to the soccer field to practice, and when he would punt the ball, it went so high it seemed to nearly touch the clouds. A college wrestler, my dad loved “teaching” me and my siblings wrestling moves by using them on us—and even when I was in high school, I was never strong enough to break free. I was in awe of my ...

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  • Mark's Blog Created on Wednesday, 06 June 2018

    by Dr. Mark Foster Would you be my neighbor? Neighbor is a powerful word. It is a wonderful word - neighbor. It comes from the old word nigh. To be nigh or draw nigh is to be close to someone. The second part of neighbor is from the old German or Dutch word, bur. Bur means to dwell. So, Nigh – bur is to draw near, be close to and dwell with another. That’s what neighboring is about – simply being with people. It’s actually getting harder in our day. The world around us is lonelier than we know and it is harming the children...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Wednesday, 30 May 2018

    by Jorge Moreira My father used to say that simply being concerned about a situation or about someone doesn’t make a difference. You can either act or don’t. If you act, you will make a difference, especially for those that can’t do it on their own. These words have always stuck with me when confronted with life situations, and today I use them to guide my life. By nature, I am not a person who openly talks about my feelings or emotions; however, I am going to share with you some thoughts with the hope that I can inspire so...

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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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13Nov
Women's Book Study: Girl Wash Your Face Tuesday, Nov 13 @ 9:30 AM
14Nov
Women's Bible Study: Isaiah Wednesday, Nov 14 @ 9:30 AM
14Nov
Family Dinner Wednesday, Nov 14 @ 5:50 PM
14Nov
Crew 2:42 and Club 45 Wednesday, Nov 14 @ 6:20 PM
14Nov
Disciple Fast Track Wednesday, Nov 14 @ 6:25 PM

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

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