Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church



Dean Amy Oden will lecture at Boston Avenue

Amy Oden, dean and professor of History of Christianity at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., will present the 2013 Barton Clinton Gordey Series on Feb. 10-12 at Tulsa’s Boston Avenue UMC.

She will speak at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Feb. 10, and also at 7 p.m. on Feb. 10 through 12.

Her series is titled "Spiritual or Religious? YES!"

Originally from southwestern Oklahoma, Dr. Oden earned her Ph.D. at Southern Methodist University, writing her dissertation on Augustine. She previously served on the faculties of Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City and Oklahoma City University.

Most of her work has been an effort to make ancient voices, especially women’s voices, accessible to current audiences. Her recent scholarship has focused on the radical practice of hospitality in early Christianity, and its challenge for communities today.

Her recent book, "God’s Welcome: Hospitality for a Gospel-Hungry World," was written for congregations.

Guthrie cooks up Groundhog Dinner

Guthrie-First UMC will offer homemade sausage as the main dish on Feb. 7 at its 2013 Groundhog Dinner fundraiser.

The meal will be held at the Fairgrounds Building in Guthrie, with two serving times, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.

The day will include a silent auction.

To purchase tickets in advance, call the church, 405-282-0926.


Young adults signing up for mission field

Young adults, ages 20 to 30, are encouraged to prayerfully consider applying for the 2013 class of UM mission interns and US-2s, announced Karen Distefano of Bartlesville, the Oklahoma Conference Mission secretary.

Feb. 15 is the deadline to apply for these posts through the General Board of Global Ministries.

Interested Oklahomans may contact Distefano at kririe@aol.com  or 918-336-0351.

The assignments extend about two years.

Find materials at: www.umcmission.org/Get-Involved/Young-People/Serve/Long-Term-Programs/Preparing-to-Apply.


Save the date Bolivia/Oklahoma Methodist Ayllu Reunion

  • April 13
  • OKC-St. Andrew’s
  • Keynotes: Edwin Corr, former U.S. ambassador to Bolivia, and Bishop Hayes
  • Contact: tulsadstephenson@yahoo.com


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