Registration now open for Annual Conference


SIGN UP ONLINE — Registration now is open for the 2016 Annual Conference, set for May 30-June 2 in Oklahoma City.

Go to to sign up. That’s the central information hub for all Annual Conference-related topics, from housing and tickets for special meals — including the Area Night celebration of Bishop Robert and Dee Hayes’ leadership — to downloading the digital Pre-Conference Workbook when it’s available.

SMILE, CLERGY! —Photos of all clergy will be taken at the Freede Center during Annual Conference sessions at Oklahoma City University.

The location will make access more convenient during the business meetings May 31-June 2.

At the Freede Center, the portrait sittings will be upstairs, in the space previously used for displays and book sales. (Those will be housed at the Kramer School of Nursing.)

The Lifetouch company has been selected to produce the pictorial Oklahoma Conference clergy directory.

Sign up online now for a specific appointment time. Click the link at


OFFERING — The Annual Conference Offering will go toward creating an endowed scholarship at Africa University, in Zimbabwe, in the names of Robert and Dee Hayes.

This scholarship is being established in recognition of their devotion to worldwide missions and their love for Africa University. The minimum amount needed to endow the scholarship is $130,000.

DISTRICT MEETINGS — Here is the schedule of pre-conference meetings to discuss proposals for the 2015 Annual Conference.

April 10 — Northern Prairie District — Perry UMC, 3 p.m.

April 17 — Cimarron District — Woodward-First UMC, 4 p.m.

April 21 — Crossroads and Heartland Districts — OKC-St Luke’s, 7 p.m.

April 23 — Lake Country District — Coalgate UMC, 3 p.m.

April 24 — Wichitas District — Anadarko-First, 3 p.m.

May 1 — Council Oak and Green Country Districts — Asbury UMC- Tulsa, 3 p.m.


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