Laity News

Older adults living strong

published 9/8/2017
BY CHRIS SCHUTZ Blaine Jackson wants to make health and fitness a way of life for the older adults who call Epworth Villa their home. He’s on his way to that goal, with the recent completion of ...

Green Country to host 2 lay servant classes at Egan

published 3/17/2017
Lay Servant Training in Green Country District is set for April 28-30 at Camp Egan. Basic and advanced classes will be offered. The advanced class will expand on the H.O.P.E. discipleship system ...

Regional training equips local officers

published 3/6/2015
By HOLLY McCRAY Recent laity training targeted key officer roles in every church, such as finance chairpersons and local lay delegates to Annual Conference. Among the learning opportunities were ...

Ray Buckley to lead Lay Servants course

published 8/29/2014
Native leader Ray Buckley will teach a course for Lay Servants on Sept. 26-27 in Oklahoma City. His book "Dancing With Words: Storytelling as Legacy, Culture, and Faith" will center the training, ...

Laity declare ‘It Worked for Us’!

published 7/18/2014
The Conference Board of Laity recently saluted 13 churches for outstanding lay-led ministries. The board typically chooses one church in each district to receive "It Worked for Us" awards annually. ...

Farish remembered for speaking to Church

published 3/7/2014
  Ruby Galloway Farish of Tulsa, who presented the Laity Address at the 1992 United Methodist General Conference in Louisville, Ky., died Feb. 26, 2014. She was born in 1926 in Delight, Ark. At a ...

Dale Waymire dies at age 82

published 1/4/2013
Funeral service for outstanding Oklahoma United Methodist layman Joseph Dale Waymire, 82, was held Dec. 15 at Madill-First UMC, where he was a member. He died Dec. 6, 2012, in Ardmore Veterans ...