Worship With Us
Oak Lawn UMC is a Reconciling Congregation: Loving, Compassionate, Inclusive. We welcome people of all ages, races, backgrounds, abilities, economic circumstances, sexual orientations, and gender identities into the life and leadership of our church. We commit to advocating for justice and full inclusion of all people in our congregation and in the community we serve.
Rev. Justin Hancock
"Christian Way of Salvation"
Services at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Childcare begins at 9:00 a.m.
Small Group/Sunday School time at 10:00 a.m.
Communion at 12:00 p.m.
What’s Happening at OLUMC
Pop Up Shelter Needs: Donations of bottled water, belts, and men's jeans are needed. Donations can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday. Financial donations can be sent via check (memo: Emergency Weather) Attn: Accounting, or online. If you want to be kept up to date on volunteer opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible Studies in Lent:
Wednesday 6 p.m. Soup Supper and Study in Room 209.
Thursday 7 p.m. 5609 SMU Blvd (patio above Twisted Root) email Ben David Hensley for more information.
Sunday 6 p.m. immediately following our Community Meal in Room 209.
News from the Corner: Check out our March 15 Newsletter! Sign up to get our news delivered to your inbox every week.
Church Office Hours: Office hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Please call ahead if there is a particular staff member you would like to meet.
Wednesday Communion: 12:00 p.m. communion service on Wednesdays in the Sanctuary.
Marriage Committee Recommendation:
On Sunday, February 18, the Church Council accepted the majority recommendation from the Marriage Committee and agreed to move the final congregational consensus scheduled for March 25 at 10 a.m. The recommendation is to allow same-sex marriages to be held at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, notwithstanding the prohibition stated in the United Methodist Church’s Book of Discipline.
The Marriage Committee was created by the Church Council in August 2017, and approved by the Church Conference at its meeting in November. The Committee consisted of six members — Louis Dorfman, Keith Head, John Horany, Gretchen Toler-Debus, Judy White, and Jim Parsons. Jim served as Chair. There were two non-voting members of the Committee, the Reverend Justin Hancock and Joan Wu.
The Committee met six times, plus three “Listening Sessions” to hear views of church members, from November through February. The full report of the Marriage Committee is available HERE.
Questions about the Marriage Committee, its process, discussions, deliberations, and recommendations, should be directed to Jim Parsons, 214-418-4113, email@example.com.