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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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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 02 January 2018

    By Jim & Tracy Hill Jim Hill: I grew up in Healdton, Oklahoma. It is a small town where everyone knows each other. We went to the Baptist church where I attended Sunday school and VBS. My family attended Sunday mornings and nights, as well as classes on Wednesday nights. One of my biggest memories of church was the Sunday my brother and I were baptized. The pastor could break out in prayer at any time and he chose to break into prayer when he immersed me. The prayer was almost longer than I could hold my breath. I thought I...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 19 December 2017

    by April Yarholar People say there is no love like a mother’s love. And since becoming a mother myself, I now have a better understanding of the raw nature of love that is between a parent and child. I understand the words my mom used to say to me, “Maybe you’ll understand when you become a mother.” A lot of the things she used to say to me make more sense now. I wish I could tell her that along with about a million other things. I lost my mom back in 2011. She lived 8 years with the aftermath of a massive stroke which took...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Monday, 04 December 2017

    By Melissa Nelms “The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.” -Luke 1:30 When I read Mary’s story in the Gospel of Luke a painful image comes to mind. Now when most people read this story, or at least the commentaries I’ve read, Mary is seen as the ever-humble, ever-obedient, overjoyed expectant teen mother of our Lord and Savior. No questions. No doubts. No fears. Really?! An angel of the Lord appears to this 14-year-old girl, who is engaged but not yet married, and tells her she is ...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 28 November 2017

    By Joetta Myers I remember my daughter asking me about Advent when she was a little girl. I told her Advent is the time when we prepare ourselves to celebrate the birth of Jesus and thank God for this great blessing. I went on to tell her that a blessing is something given to us for which we can be thankful. Recently, I was listening to the K-Love radio station and they said being grateful for your blessings was actually good for your well-being and health. Then, as Pastor Mark was preaching during the “Taking the Next Step...

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  • Creighton Blog Created on Monday, 20 November 2017

    By Creighton Alexander At the end of October, my oldest son Canon earned his Eagle Scout rank with 10 other boys in our troop back in Ada. It was a big day that we got to celebrate with two of his grandparents and our family and friends. He also received a lot of cards and gifts from family and friends who wanted to celebrate his accomplishment. Three weeks in, his mom and I are on him to write thank you notes to everyone who helped him either earn his Eagle or celebrated with him. While gratitude is not explicitly mentione...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Monday, 13 November 2017

    By Michael Dukes For as far back as I can remember, I loved money and hated parting ways with my money. Whether it was the $3 allowance I received every other week as a child or the money I earned doing yard work, I only had interest in stashing the money away and collecting as much as I could. I did this so that one day I could live like Uncle Scrooge, complete with afternoon swims in a swimming pool full of gold coins. It was not until I got married that I first realized that the money I coveted might not be entirely mine...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Monday, 06 November 2017

    By Kyle Kaneaster My name is Kyle Kaneaster, and I serve as the Finance Committee Chairperson here at Acts 2. I was raised in the church but had an event in my teenage years that caused me to distance myself from God. I stopped going to church until I was married. My wife, Shannon, was raised in the Methodist church. We found Acts 2 in 2003, and after attending for about a year, participating in Disciple Bible Study and many discussions with Mark, I opened my heart and mind to God's plan once again. When Shannon and I joine...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 31 October 2017

    By Mike Crandall Most people never truly think about their thoughts. They don’t think about where those thoughts come from; how they were formulated; or if they are correct, healthy, helpful to us (or not). The thoughts we have are driven by our beliefs, and we cannot understand our thoughts if we do not understand our beliefs. When we are young, we see, hear and experience all sorts of things that formulate our beliefs. The way we think about generosity and giving is no exception to this. As young children, we watch and li...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Monday, 23 October 2017

    By Kathy Wallis Giving is really quite simple. You see a cause, a charity, a person or an organization that stirs something inside you and you give. Simple on an island, at least. But, when giving involves the consent or agreement of another or when your giving takes away from another, it is not simple at all. My husband, Dennis, and I both enjoy giving. I would even go so far as to say we are both very generous people. But at times, our giving commitments have been (and occasionally, may still be) very complicated and a so...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Wednesday, 18 October 2017

    October 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Trunk or Treat 6:30 p.m. One Church Worship in the Sanctuary By Andy Nelms Once upon a midday dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, I read my Bible some more. While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of someone gently rapping at my chamber door. “Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my door.” It was the Raven, all black and slender, arrived this time to deliver A message cheerier than the last, although who could forget the past? Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore” arriv...

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  • Mark's Blog Created on Thursday, 12 October 2017

    by Dr. Mark Foster When I was a child, I thought like a child. I spoke like a child and I spent the money I earned like a child...on myself. Yes, I gave my 10 cents of my dollar to the Sunday School offering (my dad was the preacher and my mom was the Sunday School Superintendent), but what I really cared about was the other 90 cents I was about to spend. Wait for it…on Star Wars cards! I would mow lawns, rake leaves, gather, crush, crack, peel and sell pecans and go door to door selling Christmas cards or magazines to buy ...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 03 October 2017

    By Melissa Nelms It is an exciting time in the life of our youth. There is always an amazing energy as the students return from summer church camps and mission trips that feeds into the spirit of our fall programming. This year has been no different. After a summer of learning and practicing how to lead like Jesus, our youth returned to programming this fall with a heart to serve and mentor those younger than them in our very own congregation. We have senior high students teaching and mentoring 38 Confirmation students each...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Monday, 25 September 2017

    by Lisa Rodin I never thought I would live in Oklahoma. Just over two years ago, my family moved from Spokane, Wash., to Edmond, Okla. I was in my first trimester of pregnancy with our second child, when we packed up our 2-year-old son and three cats to make the almost 2,000-mile move to a new city where we had no friends or family. On top of that, we were leaving behind BOTH sets of our parents. All that being said, we were determined to make this move our last for the foreseeable future. We were ready to settle down and r...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Wednesday, 20 September 2017

    By Mandy Horneber This is Wikipedia’s definition of a spiritual gift: “In Christianity, a spiritual gift is an endowment which may be given by the Holy Spirit. These are the supernatural graces which individual Christians need to fulfill the mission of the Church. In the narrowest sense, it is a theological term for the extraordinary graces given to individual Christians for the good of others.” Do you know your spiritual gift? When I started working here at Acts 2 almost nine years ago, I began a new journey with my family...

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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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