Upper Room author will present in Norman
Spend an evening March 24 in Norman, Oklahoma, with Beth A. Richardson, who is director of creative content for The Upper Room and author of three books.
She will present at 7 p.m. at Norman-St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church.
She is a native Oklahoman and a United Methodist deacon.
For the program, she will reflect on Celtic Christianity and its value today, drawing from her book of Celtic blessings, "Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me."
To contact the church, call 405-321-4988.
OKC-Wickline event for kids and parents
On March 26, OKC-Wickline will host "Children’s Night of Praise and Worship," designed for children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and their parents or guardians.
Mark Jones will speak to adults on "Parenting the Seven Desires of Your Child’s Heart," and Christian musician Jami Smith will teach the children.
The event is 4-7:30 p.m. and includes a meal at the church in Midwest City. Contact Carol Bates, Wickline’s director of children’s ministry, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-732-0356.
General agencies create new resources
• "Roll Down, Justice!" The General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) created this new Lenten Bible study, aimed at reminding United Methodists of their commitment to be more Christ-like. Learn more at www.gcorr.org
• "A Faithful Witness." The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) designed this new online resource to help equip leaders on college campuses with tools to avoid apathy and create spaces for open and healthy dialogue amid the current U.S. social and political climate. Learn more at www.gbgm.org
• The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.