VBS curriculum to go on view

Get a firsthand look at Vacation Bible School resources at an upcoming Cokesbury VBS showcase. Three events are scheduled.

  • Feb. 8, OKC-New Hope UMC, 11600 N. Council Rd., 10 a.m.-noon

  • Feb 22, Owasso-First UMC, 13800 E. 106th St. N., 10 a.m.- noon

  • Feb 22, Boston Ave UMC, 1301 South Boston Avenue, Tulsa, 9 a.m.- noon (Contact EvaMarie Campbell 918-699-0120 for more information)

  • March 8, OKC-First UMC, 131 N.W. Fourth St., 10 a.m.-noon

Workshop of Wonders, theme of Cokesbury’s 2014 VBS curriculum, encourages children to "imagine and build with God."

At each free showcase, VBS kits featuring different themes will be available for you to examine, including the music.

The Workshop of Wonders material will be highlighted with a Bible story and activities in craft, science, and music rooms.

"Grab a hammer, find a paintbrush, and put on your creative-thinking cap!" declared Julie Wise, Cokesbury consultant.

RSVP to Wise, 405-481-1997,; or Heather Tiger, 918-240-4942,

Golf tourney to benefit camp

At 11 a.m. April 7, players tee up for the start of the Egan Golf Tournament at Emerald Falls Golf Course in Broken Arrow.

The event is for teams and individual golfers. All proceeds will support the operations budget of Camp Egan, where more than 5,000 campers of all ages experience spiritual and personal growth each year.

Near Tahlequah, the camp was established alongside Baron Fork Creek in 1945.

Campers whose lives have been changed at Egan will speak during an awards dinner following the tournament.

Register to play or as a sponsor by March 31. Download the brochure with registration form at

Capitol event set Feb. 10

The Day at the Legislature, Feb. 10, will focus on healthcare and education in Oklahoma.

Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. on the second floor of the state Capitol. Find out more at

The Oklahoma Conference of Churches annually sponsors the Day at the Legislature.


The Wesley Foundation Bedlam Bash at OU in Norman has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.

However, the Bedlam Bash in Stillwater, at the OSU Wesley Foundation, is confirmed for Feb. 16.


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Photos by Donna Magruder

GROWING DISCIPLES — below, this picture from 2007 hangs in Seminole-First UMC. The children who posed then had become youth group members in 2013. That’s when the photo at top was taken; Vacation Bible School leaders realized the same young people were involved in that program. Recreating the scene was "great fun for our children and youth — and all of us adults who have watched them grow all these years," said Donna Magruder, church secretary. In 2014, Seminole’s VBS will be during the last week of July. Standing: Ruth Whitt. Sitting on the sign: Mallory Magruder, Rachel Hallum, Taylor Peters, Brittney Stevens, Mackenzie Stevens, and Gabby Peters.

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