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Monday, August 19, 2013

Dreams and Plans: The Early 1950's

The church was bursting at the seams by 1952 and a new generation was filling the pews and faced with a challenge.  In the 1952 overview book, the pioneer achievements and story were held up as the standard and the congregation challenged to press onward to keep the momentum of growth and ministry alive.  An archictect's drawing envisioned expanded education wing, a second chapel and covered cloisters linking the two.  The primary need was for education space for adults and children.  The classes were packed, shoulder to shoulder with strong, dynamic adults who reflected the "can do" attitude that  had set to work changing the world.

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A special "Friends of Wesley" group is made of individuals, organizations, and businesses who wish to support the historic preservation of the century old and historically significant Wesley Methodist Church (Wesley United Methodist Church) founded in 1910.

The inspiring windows dating to 1928 honored people significant to local Oklahoma City history but also to the history of Oklahoma Methodism.

The church founding and development was guided by lay people who were leaders in Oklahoma City development in real estate, banking, business, and education.

It stands as a rare remaining example of Methodist Churches in the English Gothic style and as work by a significant early architectural firm.

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Wesley United Methodist Church
1401 NW 25th
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma