UPDATE OFFICERS NOW — Churches elect new officers in the fall. Email addresses and cellphone numbers change frequently.
Now is the time to update your church’s leadership information for 2016 in the Conference database. Deadline to complete any changes is Dec. 15.
Having correct information helps assure effective communications at all levels—Conference, district, and locally. Make certain your group receives up-to-date news and event information. If you are designated to do this for your church and need help logging in, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAY SERVANT TRAINING — Two districts are preparing for Lay Servant Training.
- Wichitas District will hold the training Nov. 13-14 in Duncan at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Contact Christy Clark, email@example.com
- Lake Country District leaders will offer courses Nov. 20-21 at Cross Point Camp. RSVP by Oct. 26 to receive materials before the training. Contact Toni Hignight, firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED — Sign up online now to help during Disaster Volunteer Day on Nov. 14 in Oklahoma City, Moore, and Bridge Creek, where flooding and tornadoes damaged homes earlier this year. Work projects will range from interior demolition to painting and carpentry. Skilled labor is especially needed. Contact Oklahoma Disaster Response Ministry at www.okumc-dr.org or 405-802-0904.
SERIES ON RACISM — The General Commission on Religion & Race has created "Vital Conversations: An Interactive Video Series on Today’s Realities of Race and Racism." The series was scheduled to premiere Oct. 28. Go to http://gcorr.org/topics/racism
GUN VIOLENCE — The General Board of Church & Society has developed a three-session Bible study about the use of guns in committing violence. The free study, "Kingdom Dreams, Violent Realities," uses Micah 4:1-4 as its scriptural foundation. Download it at http://umc-gbcs.org/faith-in-action/kingdom-dreams-violent-realities