Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

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, hosted by OKC-Wesley Church, 1401 N.W. 25th.

The event begins Friday evening, includes five sessions, and concludes at 6 p.m. Saturday with a commissioning service.

This is the Fall Advanced Course offered by the North/South Oklahoma City Bi-District Committee on Lay Servant Ministries (formerly Lay Speaking Ministries).

Author/illustrator Buckley is of Lakota/Tlingit/Scots descent. His stories, poetry, and art are widely respected. Most recently he wrote "Hard To Dance With the Devil on Your Back." He is interim director of the Center for Native American Spirituality and Christian Study.

Registration, $35, includes meals. Fee rises to $40 after Sept. 9. Buckley’s book for the course is available from Cokesbury.

Find the brochure at www.okumc.org/LayServantTrainingDates.  Registrar is Jim Scott of Midwest City, jaswscott@cox.net.

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