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Programming and Contact Information

OU Faith Programming and Contacts


   Church Relations                 Center for Faith and Church Vitality      Fredrikson Programming         University Chaplain

   (785) 248-2334                           (785) 248-2575                        (785) 248-2397                   (785) 248-2578

AB Regional Connections          Theology Action Understanding              Campus Ministries                  Pastors Cohorts

            ABC-USA                                 AiF/Faith Ambassadors                         Chapel Worship         Congregational/Pastor Support

   AB Home Missions                    Palmer Grant Programming                         Game Prayers             Pastor’s & Laity Conference

Pulpit Supply/Job Postings            Thiel Grant Programming                               F.C.A.                           Bemmels’ Broadcasts

Mission/Camp Teams                                OUTheater                                            Braving                                Host Families

     Alumni Relations                                 Fredrikson Clubs                                       Escape                      Barrier Reduction Services


Urgent messages for Chaplain John, during his travels, can be left with the

Assistant for University Advancement   (Susan @ 248-2331)


Chapel Scheduling should be routed to the

University Facilities Scheduling Manager  (Sydnee @ 248-2312)


Fundraising activities, related to faith, should be cleared with the

Annual Giving & Social Media Manager  (Garrett @ 248-2335)


Services Availible through the University Chaplain's Office

||| Please note: We are currently taking financial applications for December. |||

For Current Students:

  • Medical or prescription assistance (we will need a copy of your insurance to assist.)
  • Unlimited visits to the food pantry and clothing bank (all household members.)
  • Textbook and school supplies (for labs, choir, etc)
  • Rental Assistance (not to exceed $700 per household, per semester.)
  • Dental Care
  • Host family or Room Mate brokering
  • Car repairs, fuel assistance and vehicle insurance (not to exceed $500 per household, per semester.)
  • Emergency Assistance (TBD)
  • Work study or stipend placements to assist with cashflow (Students must find available time in their schedule for required hours or tasks)
  • Monetary  assistance is limited by what funds are available to spend each month.                                                                                              
  • A student committee helps to prioritize requests and we fund as much as we can.                                                                                                         
  • Additional funding for students impacted by the COVID crisis is exhausted...(applications closed 01/20/2021)    These were funds NOT related to the CARES Act, but raised through donations.     CARES reporting
  • Click here with questions, prayer requests or to get a assistance request form or email for a more immediate response from Chaplain John or his assistant, Keith Shrimpton.


The assistance fund for Current/past OU staff impacted by the COVID 19 crises is now closed,  (applications acceptance closed on 01/20/2021

Unfunded requests will carry over to the next month, in hopes that they will be funded then (but carry-over requests will still need to go through the next month's prioritization process and committee recommendation protocols.)

     Braves Support App vrzn41320.docx (Current and past staff members)

Video broadcasts...Thank you :>)


Scheduled Reader

Old Testament


Scheduled Reader



Wednesday, Nov 17th


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campus or from home

1 Kgs. 17:10-16

 Jesus Paid it All


Joyful, Joyful



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campus or from home


Mk. 12:38-44


or Mk. 12:41-44


Wednesday, Nov 24th
2021 (Thanksgiving)

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campus or from home

Ezek. 47:1-2, 8-9, 12

 Wayfaring Stranger


Greenblade Rises


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  Jn. 2:13-22


Wednesday, Dec 1st
2021 Launch of Advent


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campus or from home

Dan. 12:1-3


Jeremiah 33:14-16

 Oh Come Emanuel


Amazing Grace


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campus or from home


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        Listen to OU’s Praise Band--Uncontained                                                      


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Our Advent Journey 2021

Angel Tree 2021



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Thank you for your generous spirit!