Hello friend, and thanks for stopping by. My name is Mike Winchell, and I'm happy to be the new pastor at Noble United Methodist Church, starting June 13, 2016. This web page is one of my first efforts to freshen the church's outreach to the people in our area. My mission as a pastor is to partner with the Holy Spirit to transform people from unbelievers to fully devoted disciples of Christ for the glory of God.
I truly believe that we find joyful, fulfilled lives on that journey, but sometimes we face difficult times, deep valleys, and rocky paths. We seek to find the right way through the good times and not so good times so that our joy may be made complete, because "the Joy of the Lord is our strength." Nehemiah 8:10
You will find us a friendly, welcoming congregation. Our facilities are nice, we are conveniently located, and we have an active ministry in our community. As an example, we have housed the Noble Head Start program for a decade.
I accepted Christ as my saviour by a basketball court when I was about 10. Heaven only knows what a mess I would have been but for that--I'm still a "saint under construction," but I understand a lot about the challenges of life today. We are very convenient to the Noble, Norman & Slaughtersville area. Please stop on by, "you'll be glad you did."
Grace and Peace, Pastor Mike
The Noble United Methodist Church is part of the largest American mainline denomination, with nearly 12 million members in 42,000 congregations worldwide. The Methodist Church is a participating member of the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches and is one of the leading churches seeking to make faith relevant to today’s life. The church was formed in 1968 with a merger of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Methodist Church, but its roots go back to England in the 1730s.
As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time here in the Noble Oklahoma & Norman area.
United Methodists share a common heritage with all Christians. We know God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons. We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrates God's redeeming love. The Holy Spirit is God's present activity in our midst. When we sense God's leading, God's challenge, or God's support or comfort, it's the Holy Spirit at work. Genesis 1:27 asserts that we've been made in the image of the Creator. Like God we have the capacity to love and care, to communicate, and to create. The church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today. We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and is the primary authority for our faith and practice.