United Methodists plan annual Oklahoma gathering

The Oklahoma United Methodist Conference will hold its annual conference meeting Monday through Thursday at Oklahoma City University and St. Luke's United Methodist Church.
by Carla Hinton Modified: May 24, 2013 at 5:10 pm •  Published: May 25, 2013
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With the theme “Mission Possible,” delegates are preparing to gather for the Oklahoma United Methodist Conference's annual conference meeting set for Monday through Thursday in Oklahoma City.

Most daytime sessions of the meeting will be at the Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center, NW 27 and Florida, on the Oklahoma City University campus. Evening sessions will be at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 222 NW 15.

The meeting will be led by the Rev. Robert Hayes Jr., bishop of the Oklahoma United Methodist Conference and the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference.

The conference will begin with a concert by the Africa University Choir at 6:30 p.m. Monday at St. Luke's.

A Eucharistic Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance, with guest preacher Bishop Peter Weaver of the New England Annual Conference, will begin after the concert.

A laity session and clergy executive session will be held on Tuesday at OCU.

Hayes will speak to conference attendees during his annual Episcopal Address and Chuck Stewart, conference lay leader, will share the laity address.

The Rev. Jeremy Basset, this year's guest teacher, will lead delegates during a teaching segment of the conference.

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by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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