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!
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 deliver the bags on Wednesday January 29th at 6pm. 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!), and Clorox Wipes
February 2 in worship, we will sign Valentine’s cards for our homebound and college members.
March 28– we will prepare serve breakfast at Skyline Urban Ministry. We need to bring 6 casseroles and fruit. Meet at 8:15am until 11am at 500 SE 15th St.
April 18– Join us for a Church Workday with OU’s Big Event. Times: 9:30 to 1pm
May– We are looking for a Wednesday evening from 6-8pm to volunteer at the Regional Food.
Mission Trip– July 26 to August 1, 2020 we will send a work group to Henderson Settlement in Kentucky. Leaving after church, we will drive Sunday & Monday. Tuesday-Friday morning, we will do a construction project or volunteer at the food pantry/ thrift store. We will arrive back in OKC on Saturday evening. Henderson Settlement is a United Methodist mission center in the Appalachian Mountains. Their webpage is www.hendersonsettlement.com.
Cost is $525. Scholarship money is available. To sign up, please add your name to the signup sheet in the back of the Sanctuary and turn a $200 deposit (as soon as possible). Final payment of $325 will be due on June 1, 2020.
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.