Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church



Domestic violence is focus of program

An upcoming United Methodist Women’s workshop will teach a faith-based response to domestic violence.

Titled "It Happens in Church," the program will be Aug. 13, hosted at Sunny Lane UMC in Del City.

Publicizing the social justice event, a UMW flier gave statistics from the National Domestic Violence Resource Center.

• One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

• More than three women and one man are murdered by their intimate partners in the United States every day.

What can we do? The program will offer several education and advocacy sessions, a mission opportunity, and worship. Cost is $20.

Registrar is Marilyn Quinn, phone 580-622-6905, address 918 W. Wyandotte, Sulphur, OK 73086.

Grant deadlines noted

Application deadlines have been announced for two grant programs.

• Women who are ministry students in this Conference may qualify for scholarships awarded annually by the Commission on the Status & Role of Women (COSROW). Sept. 1 is the deadline to apply.

• Rural churches with 50 or fewer people in worship can apply for grants through the Marjorie Van Sickle Small Rural Church Fund. Deadline is Dec. 15 to submit requests for the 2017 grant year.

Forms and instructions are available online at www.okumc.org/awards.


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