Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Registration open for Big Tent Festival


A group of clergy and laity have come together to create an event tailored to bring healing and harmony to United Methodists after a year of divisiveness, disinformation, and disaffiliations. The event is scheduled for November 10 and 11, at Canyon Camp.

The grass-roots group is committed to building up United Methodists by “creating a space for folks who want to do that kind of work,” said Stephen Lashley, one of the clergy organizers.

“After so many negative things have been going on,” said Lashley, “we want to celebrate being United Methodist.”

Families are encouraged to attend. Special programming is available exclusively for children and youth.

Two options are available for those who plan to attend. First, attendees -- especially those who have a long drive -- may check in Friday and stay overnight. Worship and campfire gathering will be the highlight of the evening.

The second option is to come in on Saturday morning and spend the day. Among topics to be discussed are next steps, connections and a spirit and initiation of revival.

Cost of the event includes meals. For both days, the cost plus lodging is $63 for adults and $55 for children over two years old.

For Saturday attendance, which includes lunch and programming, the price is $11 for adults and $6 for children over two. For all events, children under two receive free admission.

T-shirts will be available for $15.

Registration is available here.




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