UMW giving tops 2014 Pledge
A large toy frog is mascot this year for Oklahoma Conference United Methodist Women, rallying them to "Fully Rely On God (FROG): Leaping into UMW’s Future!"
The women already are jumping with joy (pun intended): total mission giving in 2014 reached $333,720.25.
That exceeded the year’s Pledge to Mission of $295,000. The financial feat was announced when the Conference Leadership Team met March 7, at OKC-Cornerstone UMC.
Cindy Hull, Conference UMW president, provided this update.
District UMW teams are working to make the transition from 12 to eight districts as of 2016. Each new district will organize at the Conference Annual Meeting, Oct. 2-3 at Woodward-First UMC. All local units are asked to send at least two women to the meeting.
District Officer Training will be Oct. 24 at Sunny Lane UMC in Del City.
Canyon Camp will be the setting April 24-26 for the Spiritual Growth Retreat, with the theme "Continuing On … Growing Up in God’s Freedom."
Judy Horne, Conference UMW musician, is the leader for this weekend. A member of OKC-Village UMC, she is a certified spiritual director, offering both group and individual sessions.
All participants are asked to bring with them pictures or tokens representing impacts on their lives. The retreat will be three days of sharing, praying, singing, and worshipping together.
United Methodist Women of both the Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conferences will co-host the South Central Jurisdiction UMW Quadrennial Meeting on April 15-17, 2016, at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
Theme will be "A Fresh Wind Blowing." The program will offer Bible study, worship, break-out sessions, and hands-on mission projects. Directors and Program Advisory Group members for the next quadrennium will be elected.
Info and registration for UMW events are on the website www.okumc.org/umw.