Reverend Tish Malloy assumed the superintendency in our district last year. Tish came after completing the last seven years as the Senior Pastor at Moore FUMC. She did stellar work there and previous to that you may have met her when she served as our Oklahoma Conference Director of VIM and visited and spoke and preached in many of our Stillwater District churches. Please click on the link below for more information about our District Superintendent. http://s3.amazonaws.com/mychurchwebsite/c2547/bio_-_tish_malloy_02-19-13_1.doc
Please click on the link below to find our District Superintendent's most recent letter regarding our district and important upcoming events and our District Grant Application Form link:
The next Shepherds Retreat will be Dec. 1/2 (Monday/Tuesday) at Turtle Rock Farm Retreat near Billings. We begin with Eucharist at 5:30 on Monday and end with lunch on Tuesday. The cost is $80, which includes linens and wonderful locally grown meals. We are, starting with our December retreat, reading and reflecting together on Barbara Brown Taylor's book Learning to Walk in the Dark. So we'll be looking this time at Chapter 1.
The Shepherds Retreats are modeled on the Academy for Spiritual Formation structure (adapted for a shorter time period), with times of worship, times of silence and solitude, times of group reflection, meal times, and some free time. To attend, please send an e-mail to Susan Ross, firstname.lastname@example.org, or to Pat Hoerth, email@example.com. We will send you directions if you need them. We need to know by Wed., Nov. 26 (the day before Thanksgiving) if you will be attending.
Seminary Lite is a program at Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University focusing on learning for the laity. It will provide
you (as laity) with a deeper knowledge base in subjects pertaining to Christian faith and life, and will allow you to sample the seminary experience. There have been a number of articles regarding the program and courses since the Fall of 2011. Click on the link below to read about it from the original brochure. http://s3.amazonaws.com/mychurchwebsite/c2547/seminarylitebrochuresm.pdf To keep track of ongoing articles, please go to the home page search box of the conference website at www.okumc.org and type in "Seminary Lite for Laity". It will pull up articles regarding the seminary offering and will have updated articles as new courses come up. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the district office or contact the person listed in each article for more details.
Please place on your calendar a future event coming to Stillwater District in October of 2014. It will be hosted by the Prague United Methodist Church on Tuesday, October 28th from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm. Click on the link below to pull up a brochure about the event and what it entails.