On the Way to Easter, Add Something Special

Join the community of Holdenville and Barnard Memorial United Methodist Church for a special 'Multisensory Stations of the Cross', Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  This inspirational journey will follow Jesus Christ on the way to his crucifixion and his resurrection through a series of paintings and items to touch.  

Each "station" will feature an image and opportunity to appreciate the art, learn about the scriptures related to the image, and experience the story in a new and intimate manner. Plans are to include opportunity for guests to contribute to creating a unique piece of art collaborative art.

The art featured was originally created by members of Barnard Memorial UMC in the 1980's and is augmented by other visual, auditory or tactile items to aid this inspirational journey to the Cross and the Tomb.
One of the Lenten Paintings


Lenten Study Coming Sundays Feb.-March

A special Lenten study will be held on Sunday afternoons, 4 p.m. in the Chapel at Barnard Memorial UMC in Holdenville, Oklahoma beginning Feb. 14 and ending Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016. 

(Note dates and times subject to change, call church office during the week (Monday-Thursday 10 am to 2 pm).

The study will be on John and based on the book by Adam Hamilton and will be lead by Carol Reich.


The ministry work of the church is carried out by committed and passionate laity.  The United Methodist  Church beliefs every member is a ministry and is tasked with a mission to 'make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.'

With the new year, new local leadership steps into place to dream and act in the church and in its community. Volunteers are needed to support specific projects and ongoing needs.

WITNESS is the ministry area that is concerned with communications (webpage, Facebook, newsletter, press releases) about events and programs, as well as spreading the story of the Gospel shared locally and its work in local lives. Coordinator: Marilyn A. Hudson

OUTREACH is the ministry area that is tasked with locating, planning, and implementing ways to meet needs in the church and in the community to share God's love in tangible ways.Coordinator: JoDawna Smith

NURTURE is the ministry area focused on building Christian lives that are learning, serving, praying and living the Gospel.  Coordinator: Carol Reich

The UMC believes that we are to be the hands, feet, and heart of Jesus Christ in the lives of our church members, our local community, our nation and our world.

Let these lay leaders know you want to make a difference! The group will meet to plan Monday, Feb. 29 at 10 a.m at Barnard Memorial UMC, 8th and Gulf, Holdenville, Ok.

Happy New Year from BMUMC

It is our prayer that your year be filled with blessings, happiness, hope, and contentment. That you enrich your world with smiles, kindness, and peace. That you share food, warmth, life, and hope with all those you meet. That you come together with others to build bridges of love, opportunity, life and goodness.