Laity News

Passing the Baton seminars prepare laity and clergy for leadership changes

The Oklahoma Conference is hosting Passing the Baton seminars for the fifth year in a row. The seminars are designed to help both clergy and laity prepare for changes in pastoral leadership. There ...

Ministry in a Minute

Chuck Stewart, center, was named the recipient of the He Worked For Us Award at the 2020 Oklahoma Annual Conference. The award was presented by Herschel Beard, associate lay leader for the ...

Voices of Christmas

BY CHRIS SCHUTZ Among the gifts that come with Christmas are memories — of interactions with family and at church. As Christmas 2017 approaches, the Oklahoma Conference’s associate lay leaders shared ...

Clergy Family

Passages WHITE — Iva E. White, age 84, of Tulsa died Oct. 13, 2017. She was the wife of Rev. James Troy White of Tulsa, who retired in 1993. High school sweethearts, Iva and Jim had been married for ...

Older adults living strong

BY CHRIS SCHUTZ Blaine Jackson wants to make health and fitness a way of life for the older adults who call Epworth Villa their home. He’s on his way to that goal, with the recent completion of ...

Green Country to host 2 lay servant classes at Egan

Lay Servant Training in Green Country District is set for April 28-30 at Camp Egan. Basic and advanced classes will be offered. The advanced class will expand on the H.O.P.E. discipleship system ...

Regional training equips local officers

By HOLLY McCRAY Recent laity training targeted key officer roles in every church, such as finance chairpersons and local lay delegates to Annual Conference. Among the learning opportunities were ...

Ray Buckley to lead Lay Servants course

Native leader Ray Buckley will teach a course for Lay Servants on Sept. 26-27 in Oklahoma City. His book "Dancing With Words: Storytelling as Legacy, Culture, and Faith" will center the training, ...

Laity declare ‘It Worked for Us’!

The Conference Board of Laity recently saluted 13 churches for outstanding lay-led ministries. The board typically chooses one church in each district to receive "It Worked for Us" awards annually. ...

Farish remembered for speaking to Church

  Ruby Galloway Farish of Tulsa, who presented the Laity Address at the 1992 United Methodist General Conference in Louisville, Ky., died Feb. 26, 2014. She was born in 1926 in Delight, Ark. At a ...

Dale Waymire dies at age 82

Funeral service for outstanding Oklahoma United Methodist layman Joseph Dale Waymire, 82, was held Dec. 15 at Madill-First UMC, where he was a member. He died Dec. 6, 2012, in Ardmore Veterans ...

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