Former prisoner keeps promise to Quayle - Commission on Religion & Race
Donald Gilliard, center, speaks with friends at OKC-Quayle. Photo by Cedric Barnes
On July 22 in Oklahoma City, a promise decades in the making was fulfilled. Donald Gilliard came to worship at Quayle UMC.
Gilliard, a skilled stage...
CORR leads advocacy event
Study book: ‘The New Jim Crow’ Brochure
On July 21-22, the Commission on Religion & Race will present a jurisdiction-wide workshop in Oklahoma City to mobilize United Methodists to challenge discriminatory mass incarceration in the nation.
Guest speaker will be Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow." Workshop participants are strongly urged to read the book before attending the...
Awards confirm ministries bear fruit
<<< Elaine Robinson, right, accepts the second annual Bishop Robert E. Hayes Jr. Racial Unity Award from Glenn Harris, who chairs the Commission on Religion & Race. Rev. Dr. Robinson is dean of Saint Paul seminary at OCU and attends OKC-Quayle UMC.
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...
CORR offers diverse events on March weekend
Save these dates: March 5-6 brings two special programs by the Oklahoma Conference Commission on Religion & Race (CORR).
Both a training event and a free multicultural concert are scheduled for the CORR weekend. Events take place at OKC-Quayle United Methodist Church, 5001 N. Everest. Both clergy and laity are encouraged to attend.
Class to battle addictions
Churches that want to start chemical dependency...
New Light for Christ in Lawton
A luncheon follows worship each Sunday at Lawton New Light. On Oct. 24, the menu featured both hot dogs and kimchi with noodles. Pastor Kiyoung Jeong is greeting one of the four youngest churchgoers.
Green study gets thumbs up from 4 churches
OIMC members recycled cardboard to display their green ideas.
"Go green" has become more than an environmental statement for four Tulsa-area churches.
They agreed to jointly...
Workday at Leland Clegg UMC
On Oct. 9, the American Indian Scholars and the Clara Luper Scholars from Oklahoma City University volunteered at Leland Clegg UMC in northern Oklahoma City. (Photo at right)
More than 120 OCU...
OIMC charters church at Durant
On July 18, Chihowa Okla UMC in Durant officially welcomed 20 charter members and three constituent members. Nine children and youths were baptized on that special day, according to The Advocate, the OIMC newspaper.
The church’s name means "God’s people" in the Choctaw language. The congregation will continue to meet at the Choctaw Nation Community Center. Lay Missioner Diana LaRocque is newly appointed as pastor. The church had been meeting as Durant Indian Fellowship...
During a workshop titled "In Our Own Voices," sisters Chelsea Riley of Cushing and Briana Tobey of Oklahoma City begin to fill a banner with figures representing diverse people, while Gary Holdeman of Enid tells a story about racial justice to Myungim Kim of the General Commission on Religion...
CORR retreat filled with workshops
On Sept. 10-11, the Commission on Religion and Race (CORR) invites you to join its 24-hour retreat at Canyon Camp.
Theme is "Celebrating Diversity in the Body of Christ," with six workshops, devotions, and fellowship supporting that purpose. Spanish translation will be provided. Scholarships are available for youth participants.
The event begins at 5 p.m. Friday and concludes at 5 p.m. Saturday. Here are workshop titles.