The Oklahoma United Methodist Conference Contact Digest
Volume 6, Number 1, January 19, 2018

Regional leader training day will launch in Lawton
Churches’ leaders in the southwest part of the state will be first to experience a newly developed leadership and discipleship program, according to Carlos Ramirez, who is the Conference’s associate director of Leadership and Innovation.
Domestic violence in spotlight
The Oklahoma Conference is partnering to present “Safe Town,” a program on domestic violence awareness, on Feb. 27 at OKC-Church of the Servant.
Moore-First devoted to helping girls in India
Girls who live in a dormitory and attend a school in Vadodara, India, can bathe with sun-warmed water now, thanks to the generosity of First United Methodist Church in Moore, Oklahoma, 8,406 miles away.
Oklahoman finds home parallels while on mission in Ukraine
In Perechyn, Ukraine, a weekly small group for women of Roma ethnicity reminded Sarah Nichols of her own church small group in Oklahoma. She teamed with young adults of the Ukrainian Methodist Church last year to plan and implement two literacy camps.
See all the people: Ruby Payne brings insight on poverty
On March 15 in Moore, Ruby Payne herself will lead a free workshop about understanding poverty, following her company’s presentation last fall of “What Every Church Member Should Know About Poverty” that was well attended by Oklahoma United Methodists.

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