2nd Annual Lenten 40-Hour Fast
When: March 19-25
Who: Oklahoman and Bolivian Methodists, covenanted in ministry
Where: In Bolivia, more than 1,000 Methodists will gather on a mountaintop and beside a lake. In Oklahoma, each participant designates a time during that week and is encouraged to seek financial support for the time spent fasting.
Watch worship services live online Saturday night and Sunday morning (March 24 and 25), with sermons by Bishop Hayes of Oklahoma and Bishop Rojas of Bolivia.
Why: To grow spiritually, display solidarity, and support the Bolivian Pastors Endowment Fund, with the Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation. (Advance Special No. 3021291) All donations will be matched.
Sponsor: Oklahoma-Bolivia Partnership Committee
Learn more: www.bokp.org/2012-fast
Volunteers In Mission Team Leader Training
March 3, OKC-Wesley UMC
April 28, Grove UMC
Sept. 15, OKC-Chapel Hill UMC
Nov. 3, Oklahoma City
Registration: www.okvim.org. Deadline is one week prior to event.
Youth Workers’ Gathering 2012
When: March 30
Where: OKC-Church of the Servant
Who: Mark DeVries of Nashville,
a leading youth/children’s ministry coach
Contact: Diana Northcutt, 405-530-2144,
LEAD III (Church leadership seminar for clergy)
When: March 9-10
Where: Oklahoma City University
Topics: Personal Practices and Accountability,
Leading Your Team of Volunteers or Staff
One Great Hour of Sharing (A Special Sunday of the Church)
When: March 18
Where: Your church
Why: The offering supports UMCOR (the United Methodist Committee on Relief), providing aid in global disasters
Senior Adult Summit
When: Sept. 10-12
Where: Egan Camp
Why: Fellowship, educational workshops, worship, and fun for senior adults. Opening worship led by Bishop Hayes. Theme meals representative of northern, southern, eastern, and western Oklahoma. Watch for more details in Contact.
Registration: $130-$145, based on room occupancy. Cost includes lodging for two nights, six meals, and insurance.
Contact: Janey Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 405-321-6266