OLUMC will remain closed until further notice. As we adjust to this new normal, we will continue offering ways to connect digitally:
- Monday – Saturday at 7:00 AM
- Monday – Friday at 12:00 PM
- Tune in to our Daily Devotional via Facebook LIVE
- Tuesday at 7:00 PM
- Exodus Book Study over ZOOM
- See olumc.org/Exodus
- Wednesday at 10:00 AM
- Coffee with the Pastors over ZOOM
- See olumc.org/Coffee
- Thursday at 7:30 PM
- Night of Prayer over ZOOM.
- See olumc.org/Prayer
- Sunday at 9:30 AM
- Digital Grow Study over ZOOM.
- See olumc.org/GrowStudy
- Sunday at 11:00 AM
- Sunday at 5:00 PM
- Community meal will be served “to-go” style at the entrance off Oak Lawn Ave, nearest Dickason Ave.
- At ANY time:
- Submit a prayer request here.
- At ANY time:
- If you need someone to talk to, text us at 214-441-6647 and a pastor or lay leader will text and/or call you back!
We appreciate your understanding in this time and pray that you remain healthy and safe. Please check on one another via text, emails, Skype, Facetime and good old fashioned phone calls – remember your family in this time! We are at a distance physically, but let us not be far apart in heart! #LetLoveContinue #ChurchInTheWorld
Oak Lawn UMC is a hub of transformative Christian Community that is inclusive, expansive, and entrepreneurial. We are a Reconciling Congregation, welcoming 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.
OLUMC is led by an incredible group of staff, clergy and laity. We operate on a One Board model whereby our lay leaders collaborate with our staff and clergy on decisions regarding the function and future of the church.
Below you will find a list of all our lay leaders and staff. You can learn more about our lay leaders and additional ad hoc committees and teams at Oak Lawn UMC by visiting our LAY LEADERS page.
Rachel Griffin BaughmanSenior Pastor Rachel.Baughman@olumc.org
Gregg Alan SmithAssociate Pastor Gregg.Alan.Smith@olumc.org
Mara MorhouseAssociate Pastor of Pastoral Care and Communications Mara.Morhouse@olumc.org
Isabel MarquezPastor of Gracia Viva Isabel.Marquez@olumc.org
Cliff BohakerFinance and Operations Clifton.Bohaker@olumc.org
Pat JonesCommunity Relations Coordinator Pat.Jones@olumc.org
Curtis BakerFacilities Manager Curtis.Baker@olumc.org
Brenda CowleyAdministrative Assistant Brenda.Cowley@olumc.org
Your Gift Means
As we at Oak Lawn UMC work to fulfill our mission of creating an open and inclusive Christian Community, we ask for your contribution to support our efforts. By giving to Oak Lawn UMC, you’re sending a message of love and encouragement to those served, inspiring them to share and give forward in their own lives.
If you’re interested in taking an OLUMC class or joining a small group, here is a list of groups we have currently or are starting soon:
- Study on Exodus, led by John Horany. This will occur over Zoom at 7:00 PM, starting May 19th and lasting 6 weeks. See olumc.org/exodus
- Night of Prayer, led by Rev. Mara and Ryan Wager occurs every Thursday night via Zoom at 7:30 PM. See olumc.org/prayer for details on how to connect.
- Coffee with The Pastors, hosted by Rev. Rachel and Rev. Mara each Wednesday at 10:00 AM. See olumc.org/coffee for details on how to connect.
- Grow Study, led by Ryan Wager occurs every Sunday morning at 9:30 AM. See olumc.org/growstudy for details on how to connect.
*Temporarily taught digitally. Please contact Pastor Rachel or Pastor Mara directly if interested in the next round of classes.* Prior to becoming a member at Oak Lawn UMC, we require that you participate in our membership class wherein we discuss our holistic approach to Christian discipleship using the Oak Lawn Bento Box. Once you have completed the class, you will be matched with a member sponsor and will join the church in community with others!
*Temporarily cancelled until further notice.*
If you want stay up to date on news and events at OLUMC subscribe to our newsletter (below) or opt-in to receive texts from us by texting YES2TEXT to 214-441-6647. Additionally, please enjoy our monthly magazine entitled, “We Are Oak Lawn.” There you’ll find more stories about what’s happening in our community! See olumc.org/magazine for most current issue.
For when things go back to normal: We offer a study at 9:30 AM, followed by Traditional Worship at 11:00 AM. At 12:30 PM our Spanish-speaking congregation, Gracia Viva, offers a service. Attire is casual but plan to arrive a few minutes early, so you can grab a coffee at Union next door!
For now: we will be offering the following Sunday Worship services digitally for the time being due to COVID-19.
Have questions or prayer requests? Get in touch with us via the form below. Or, feel free to reach out to any of our staff directly via the contact information above.
Event Venue Rental
If you’re in need of a meeting space, fill out this form to inquire of room availability and rental rates at Oak Lawn UMC. Please provide date, time and number of people attending and we will respond with a quote.