Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church



New small-group study recommended

The popular small-group study "A Disciple’s Path," by James Harnish, has been followed by a related resource.

"A Disciple’s Heart" is also by Harnish. Both are available through Cokesbury.

Diana Northcutt, Conference director of Discipleship Ministries, said the first study invited participants to practice the spiritual disciplines by which we were formed into people who love God and love others.

"A Disciple’s Heart" builds on the foundation of those disciplines to lead Christians into a deeper experience of love and grace, she described.

"As in the first resource, we draw on the example of Benjamin Ingham, who joined a small group of fellow students at Oxford University in 1729 with John Wesley as their mentor. Ingham’s journal provides an intimate look at the life of the first Methodists and will be a guide for us along the way."

Rev. Northcutt recommended, "This is a great resource to follow up for churches that have completed ‘A Disciple’s Path.’"

OCU won’t raise tuition

Tuition and fees at Oklahoma City University will not increase for the 2015-16 academic year, President Robert Henry announced Feb. 5.

Undergraduate, graduate, and law school tuition and fees will remain flat.

Many financial aid opportunities exist at the United Methodist-related, private university. More than 90 percent of undergraduate students receive such assistance.

Funds go to OIMC

The Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference (OIMC) has received a $3,300 Human Relations Day grant for a project titled "Honoring Us for Who We Are: Created by God."

The OIMC advocacy project focuses on Native American mascot issues and the history of state-sponsored violence against Native Americans, according to information from the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS). Education on the United Methodist Social Principles will be one aspect of the work.

At its spring meeting, GBCS approved almost $120,000 in grants to UM ministries around the world.

Human Relations Day is one of six churchwide Special Sundays.


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