It’s about making a joyful noise. Our Adult Choir is a wonderful ministry and fellowship group at Willow View. We meet each Wednesday night from 7:30-8:30 in the choir room located behind the stage in the sanctuary. No prior musical experience is necessary: just a desire to worship and make a “joyful noise” to the Lord!
It’s about nurturing women in their relationships with God and one another. Our successful United Methodist Women’s group meets on the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. The Willow View UMW emphasizes local and worldwide missions including the Enid Crisis Center, Youth and Family Services, Holsinger Group Foster Home, Habitat for Humanity, assisting local schools in collecting school supplies, the international missions of the UMW, and Church Women United.
Other women’s ministries include our Prayer Shawl ministry, a women’s Bible study, a young women’s fellowship and Bible study that meets in a local coffee house, and a scrapbooking group, among other groups. All these groups are designed to meet the various spiritual and relational needs of women in our community.
First Friday Men’s Fellowship
It’s about nurturing men in their relationships with God and one another. On the first Friday of each month men in our church gather at Wee Too Restaurant for a time of sharing and a devotional.
Come and hear the men of Willow View share how they have yoked up with God and found rest for their souls by surrendering their problems to him. Come and fellowship with the other men who possibly share the same struggles you do. The ministry is about building relationships with other men, as God never intended you to fight your battles alone. “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another “ ( Proverbs 27:17)
It’s about learning more about the life of Jesus, the church, and prayer. Willow View offers various Bible study opportunities throughout the year. These studies are led by the pastor and range in length from 3 weeks to 8 weeks. Contact the church office to find out more about our current Bible studies being offered.
It’s about changing lives and making a difference. The emphasis of our mission ministry is to follow in the footsteps of Jesus by caring for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those in Enid, the United States, and throughout the world.
Our main mission emphasis is on the Shepherd’s Cupboard at Bethany United Methodist Church which is located in the heart of the neediest in Enid and runs the second largest food pantry in the state of Oklahoma, giving away almost 25,000 pounds of food each month. We provide more than 90% of the funding and bag almost 80% of the groceries given away at our sister church. We also head up many other special food and supply distributions at Bethany UMC. We distributed over 100,000 pounds of food and supplies to over 5,000 children and adults in special distributions in the summer of 2010. Since 2011 we have helped feed well over 100,000 people, including almost 50,000 children. We continue to seek to make our world a better place by providing school supplies and backpacks to needy children, by assisting with rent and utility bills through various community organizations, and by fully participating in the United Methodist apportionment system. We are indeed changing lives and making a Christian difference in our world.
It’s about people coming to know Jesus. The Evangelism Ministries Area seeks to reach new people for Jesus. Hospitality, developing friendships, and sharing our faith stories are important parts of others coming to know Jesus in a more dynamic way.
It’s about becoming closer to one another. We understand many in our world are lost and lonely. Through care and nurture we strive to share with others the love of God. The Nurture Ministry Area leads Willow View in the ministries of hospital visitation, homebound community, van ministry, funeral dinners, and various other congregational care ministries. Contact the church office if you would like to be involved in any of these important ministries.
Walk to Emmaus
It’s about experiencing God’s grace. On the Walk to Emmaus weekend you will experience God’s grace like never before. This spiritual retreat weekend for adults is held in Enid two times a year and is designed around 15 talks by clergy and laity teaching basic Christian theology, and more importantly, about God’s grace and love. If you are interested in the Walk to Emmaus experience contact the church office.
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts
It’s about growing into faithful men. Cub Scout Pack #1 has been meeting at Willow View since 2013. Pack #1 meets each Monday evening at 6:00 during the school year.
Boy Scout Troop #27 has been affiliated with Willow View since its inception in 1985. Since then there have been more than 60 boys attain the rank of Eagle Scout. Through the ministry of Troop #27 teenage boys will learn about faith, honor, and life. Troop #27 meets each Monday night at 7 p.m. during the school year.