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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Church and Literacy

In a local newspaper of 1922 reported on the message of a local church's Sunday evening sermon. In that sermon, the pastor Dr. Dean C. Dutton, expressed his belief  that "we are just as big as our hunger for knowledge."

"Books make us powerful in our service to humanity."

"A great church must be a reading church."

"Cut out the 'cokes' and put in the money saved on good literature..."

"Through books, lasting friendships with the greatest men of the ages are formed..."

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Become a Friend of Wesley

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.

Donations may be sent to:

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