Schedule shortened for Summer School
'Come if you want understanding of how our merciful God can love us even when we cannot love one another.' – David Gordon
A significant format change is planned for the 2013 Summer School on Chemical Dependency.
Dates will be June 16-22. The school will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday and conclude at noon Saturday in Oklahoma City.
This shorter, one-week program is a change from the previous 12-day...
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United Methodists pledge no alchohol during Lent
Several Oklahoma UM churches, small groups, and individuals are participating in the "Alcohol-Free for Lent" campaign, in which people pledge to abstain from drinking alcohol during Feb. 22-April 8.
The campaign is promoted here by the Conference’s Addiction Ministries. This global effort also has educational and fundraising goals.
Last year, 50 UM churches in 22 states, as well as other nations, accepted the...
Summer School on Chemical Dependency -- Format changes to accommodate participation
Month spotlights safe use of medicines
Education about prescription drug use is an emphasis for Addiction Ministries in October, which is National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month.
The ministry can make presentations and offers video resources for check-out.
Director Annette Harper noted...
Shorter sessions widen reach for addiction program
Two Conference groups—the Commission on Religion & Race (CORR) and Addiction Ministries—combined efforts to present an educational workshop about chemical dependency, held March 5 at OKC-Quayle church. Shown are some of the participants in "Back to God," designed to help groups begin outreach...
Gift to OCU establishes program on addiction
One-day seminar set for Stillwater
At Stillwater-First UMC, a one-day seminar on addiction is set April 4.
"Surviving the Addiction: Yours, Mine, and Ours" explores family issues. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and is offered through Addiction Ministries of the Oklahoma...
Addiction Ministries: Agency seeks answers for gambling problem
Problem gambling is growing in the state, according to members of the Addiction Ministries team for the Oklahoma Conference. Member Linda Mummey, of Tulsa-St. Paul’s UMC, writes here about insights she gained from recent training opportunities.
By Linda Mummey
As many as 105,000 Oklahomans have gambling addictions. Some of your friends and neighbors may be fighting this terrible compulsion that carries the highest suicide rate among...
Gambling opponent urges action
Tom Grey, right, and an OCU student discuss the impact of predatory gambling.
Retired clergyman Tom Grey of Illinois spoke harshly about predatory gambling during a recent visit in Oklahoma City.
Addiction Ministries: Name changing with needs
A name change is in process for the Chemical Dependency Ministries of the Oklahoma Conference. That will mean the agency will expand its work, too.
As Addiction Ministries, the agency will extend its help to people affected by behavioral addictions, such as gambling, as well as continue to battle substance abuse, such as drugs and alcohol.
"We have been asked by a number of churches to expand because we have rising...