Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Upcoming: events


Roles of women to be discussed

A workshop titled "Women in Leadership: Taking Our Place, Working Together," is set for Jan. 12 at Tulsa-Faith UMC.

The event, from 7 to 9 p.m., is sponsored by the Conference’s Commission on the Status & Role of Women (COSROW).

Presenter Audrey Krumbach, director of Gender Justice and Education for the General COSROW, will address:

• Upcoming opportunities for participation in Church life through General and Jurisdictional Conferences; and

• How lay and clergy women can work together to support one another, elect delegates, and set an agenda that supports gender equality.

The free event is open to all, but participants are asked to register with Pam Cottrill, 405-842-1486, revpcottrill@gmail.com.

Orders Meeting is Jan. 20

Joy Melton will teach from her new book, "Safe Sanctuaries in a Virtual World," on Jan. 20 at OKC-St. Luke’s during the Orders Meeting for clergy.

The day will start with a Wesleyan Covenant Renewal Service. Bishop Robert Hayes will preach. Lunch will be provided by the Board of Ordained Ministry.

All clergy under appointment are expected to attend.

Mark the milestone moments

Preserving your church’s records and history is the topic of a workshop set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at OKC-Wesley UMC.

Christina Wolf, who is archivist for both Oklahoma and Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conferences and special collections librarian at Oklahoma City University, will discuss archiving, how to preserve records, and how to use records to celebrate church history.

Cost is $10 per person, payable at the door with RSVP. To RSVP or for questions, contact Wolf, 405-208-5919, cwolf@okcu.edu.

‘I Am Laity’ classes set Feb. 7

A workshop titled "I Am Laity" is scheduled Feb. 7 at OKC-St. Luke’s.

Sponsored by the Conference Board of Laity, the event will cover multiple topics: "Uncovering the Leader in You," "Being a Lay Delegate to Annual Conference," "Church Council Ministry and Administration," "Missional Area 1," "An Exploration Into God’s Calling," and sessions on trustees, finance, how to find grants, and other resources for your church.

Bishop Robert Hayes will preach at 9:30 a.m. Two 1½-hour classes will follow, with lunch provided.

Registration is $15 per person. Watch for more details on Facebook (Oklahoma United Methodist Laity) or Twitter, #okumcbol.

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