United Methodist Women will gather at Tulsa-Asbury


United Methodist Women from across the state will gather in Tulsa at the largest UM church in the state for their annual meeting on Oct. 1-2.

Tulsa’s Asbury UMC will host the 37th UMW Annual Meeting. Theme is "Let’s Get Together!" Guest speaker will be Yvette Richards of Kansas City, Mo., an elected director in the Women’s Division.

On Friday evening, sign-in opens at 5:30, with food and entertainment planned.

For Saturday’s program, Asbury’s Hands of Love Choir will perform, and Richards will speak. Also on the agenda are presentations about two missions in Oklahoma, Neighborhood Services Organization and Cookson Hills Center, and special guest Bishop Robert Hayes Jr.

Gift cards to support the two missions are being collected by UMW chapters.

Richards’ 20-year career in the insurance industry includes work as a catastrophe claim representative. She has a communications degree.

She is highly involved in church and civic endeavors. She joined UMW in 1987, and her leadership includes offices in the Missouri West Conference UMW, dean of that conference’s School of Mission, and regional Schools of Mission study leader. She served on the Teen and College/University Women Adult Consultative Team.

Richards also has volunteered with Ronald McDonald House, Alpha Kappa Alpha, and Girl Scouts.

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