Addiction Ministries offers training

Training for the Faith Partners program, for local-church leaders and teams, has been scheduled by the Conference’s Addiction Ministries.

  • On Aug. 24 in Oklahoma City, Leadership Training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Ministry Center, 1501 N.W. 24th St.

  • On Nov. 16-17, Team Training will be offered in Holliman Lodge at Camp Egan, near Tahlequah. Reservations are required for this location.

Using the Faith Partners model, congregations reach out through compassionate, lay-led teams to minister to individuals and families dealing with addictions. Teams are trained in prevention, early intervention, referral assistance, and recovery support and advocacy.Faith Partners helps a congregation develop a customized addiction ministry and create a safe, hospitable, and healing environment.

For more information and online registration:  Or call: 405-530-2010.


 COSROW to award book scholarships

Deadline is Sept. 15 for female ministry students to apply for book scholarships that will be awarded by the Oklahoma Conference Commission on the Status & Role of Women (COSROW). Those who apply also must be from the Oklahoma Conference. The online application is available on the Awards and Scholarships page at: The completed form can be emailed to Jeff Hiller, who chairs COSROW, at  Or mail it to Rev. Hiller at Healdton-First UMC, where he is pastor.


Save the date

  • Dr. Billy Abraham, Professor of Wesley Studies, Perkins School of Theology, SMU Preaching in worship services & speaking to Ardmore District pastors - Sept. 23-24, Ada-First UMC.

  • Seminary Lite (Theological education for laity) Sept. 15, Smith Chapel, OCU, 2 courses: "Preaching the Gospel" and"Introduction to the Old Testament" 

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