Workday at Leland Clegg UMC
On Oct. 9, the American Indian Scholars and the Clara Luper Scholars from Oklahoma City University volunteered at Leland Clegg UMC in northern Oklahoma City. (Photo at right)
More than 120 OCU students worked at the church and also at the Mustard Seed program site. They painted classrooms, did landscaping, worked in the garden, cleaned the church, washed and sanitized children’s toys and church furniture, and completed other tasks.
Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference Superintendent David Wilson said the people at Leland Clegg UMC were excited to be blessed by so many students working at their church. OIMC and Oklahoma Conference congregations share the building.
Both conferences are united as the Oklahoma Area, with episcopal leadership by Bishop Robert Hayes Jr. They have cooperated in leadership training, mission service projects, and collecting emergency supplies for UMCOR, among other ministries. Apportionment giving nurtures the smaller missionary conference, about 90 churches.