Workshop puts out welcome mat


A welcome sign on the brochure signifies the value of a March 13 workshop for churches.

"Radical Hospitality and Beyond," with six speakers, will be presented March 13 at Seminole UMC. Schedule is 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Topics are: So You’re Thinking About Fishing, When Clergy and Laity Work Together … the Kingdom Comes, and Now That They’re Here: Newcomer Assimilation.

Presenters will be: Bishop Robert Hayes Jr.; Judy Benson of Frederick, Oklahoma Conference lay leader; D.A. Bennett, pastor of OKC-St. Andrew’s; Dwayne Conner, pastor at Adair; Sheri Lashley, pastor at Carter and Erick; and Amanda Lockwood, pastor at Wewoka and Bowlegs.

The training is sponsored by the Small-Membership Commission.

Register at Deadline is March 1.

District superintendents have scholarship information, or contact: Mike Mahaffey, 580-549-6335,; Marsha Purtell, 918-520-8187,