UMMen to hear TU coach at regional gathering
Coach Bill Blankenship talks with TU players during a game last fall.
Photo by Scott McGonagle
The head football coach for the University of Tulsa will headline a regional United Methodist Men program on April 20 at Asbury...
Santa letter spurs volunteers
Quail Springs UMMen assisted Santa by building this ramp last Christmas. Photo by Dave Ranek
Dave Ranek read the letter from a 9-year-old boy to Santa. The child’s first request: "My daddy is very sick and cannot walk very well. He could really use a...
'Rise up!' Muskogee District retreat inspires men for missions
"Catch the spirit now!" exclaimed Muskogee District President "Yankee" Bill Nygard as the United Methodist Men’s retreat got under way Feb. 22 at Camp Egan.
And the 41 participants agreed it was a spirit-filled time at the district’s fourth annual UMMen retreat. From the opening lines of "Rise Up, O Men of God" on Friday to the closing Communion service on Saturday, the Holy Spirit...
New leaders installed for Stillwater UMMen
From left are Bishop Hayes and UMMen officers Steve Norman, Floyd Hawk, and Norv Stunkel, at Stillwater-First UMC on Dec. 14.
On Dec. 14, Bishop Robert Hayes Jr. installed the officers of the United Methodist Men at Stillwater-First UMC.
Each Friday, 35 to 50 men meet for breakfast,...
PET vehicle provides new opportunities
Above, from left, attending the PET International conference in Bryan, Texas, are UMMen President Bill Chissoe, Don McCoy, Laura and Larry Hills (co-founders of PET), and David Battles. Below, Chissoe steers a PET vehicle at Annual Conference in Tulsa.
Chissoe leads Conference UMMen
Bill Chissoe of Norman is the new Conference president of United Methodist Men (UMMen). He began his term in January.
"I see men’s ministry in our United Methodist churches as very vital and important," said Chissoe. "I’ve grown to appreciate what can happen when men get together and have goals. A larger group can accomplish a lot."
In the 1990s, Chissoe was key in restarting UMMen at McFarlin...