Our congregation reaches out to others with the love of Christ through our giving and our service. We support a number of United Methodist mission agencies throughout the year, with special offerings during Lent and Advent. We are a small congregation with a BIG heart for missions!
Sept 15— Bake Sale for Ari We had a bake Sale in support of one of our youth, Ari. After volunteering for VBS, Ari left CHUMC and was in a car accident on her way home. Her car was totaled. Although Ari got money from the other car’s insurance, we added to her fund and helped her buy a safe, dependable car to get her to/from her senior year of high school and, very soon, college. Thank you for baking, buying, and supporting this fabulous youth!
Oct 26— Workday UCO Little Event Our church is blessed by the team who came to work from UCO. Thank you to our members who helped supervise their work projects, and special thanks to Lane Neal for organizing the day.
Nov 24— Thanksgiving Bags Again this year we are asking our members to shop for a Thanksgiving meal. Please bring a bag (or a couple bags) with all the listed items to church by Nov 24. If you would like us to shop for you, please donate money in the offering plate by Nov 17. One complete meal bag is $18.
Dec 8— Christmas Candy Bags Our youth will put together Christmas candy bags for each of the students at Putnam Heights Academy to be distributed before the students head out for Winter Break.
Jan 19—NSO Care Bags In January we will be collecting items for care bags for the 35 residents of NSO’s Palo Duro 1 and 2. They are apartments for adults living on disability. We will be needing these items:
Macaroni & cheese/ instant mashed potatoes, Canned protein, Socks (men or women, size Large), Kitchen sized trash bags, Matching set of shampoo/ conditioners, Men’s deodorant, Pop Tarts (a favorite!), Bags of individually wrapped candies, and Clorox Wipes
Save the Date- Mission Trip late July 2020 We are looking for a construction project within driving distance of OKC. There will be work for everyone— from construction work to errands to meal prep to morale boosting! If you are interested, talk to Trina about attending.
Our church hosts a Whiz Kids after-school reading program, in conjunction with Mayflower Congregational Church, working with students from Putnam Heights Elementary. They gather every Thursday during the school year, beginning at 3:00 pm, to share a substantial snack before one-on-one time with their assigned tutors. We are always looking for more caring adults who like to read and are willing to make a difference in the life of an elementary-age student. Putnam Heights’ reading specialist meets with the tutors each week to answer questions and encourage them in their important work. Crown Heights also hosts a Holiday dinner for the Whiz Kids Program participants and their families.
Since 2009, the Arts Academy at Crown Heights United Methodist Church has offered piano, violin, guitar, clarinet, drum, drawing, sculpting, and drama lessons to the students from nearby Putnam Heights Elementary School. Art and music students from area high schools and colleges, as well as a few adults, are the volunteer teachers for these students.
The Arts Academy meets each Tuesday evening, providing practice instruments for the students either at the school or to take home through a grant from the Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation, and collaboration with Inner-City Violin. The Oklahoma City University Community Dance Center offers scholarships for dance lessons for our students.
Attendance in this program varies; though we often have 60 students receiving instruction at the Arts Academy from 25 teachers. Volunteers are always needed to help with transportation each week, to provide a Bible story, and to help with supervision in the building during the lessons. Each year the students participate in a recital/showcase of their talent hosted by Crown Heights.
We cook and deliver meals to about 20 people every Monday morning. We can always use help with cooking, driving or helping deliver the meals. Contact Susan in the church office, 524-8428.