Oologah United Methodist hosts international speaker, author, and Pulitzer nominee

Clifton Taulbert, author of fourteen books and renown speaker from South Africa to Australia, will be speaking at the Learning to Love Your Neighbor Event at Oologah United Methodist Church on Sunday, February 3rd at 4pm. Taulbert’s first book, Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored, became an international best seller and a requested gift for Nelson Mandela upon his release from prison.

“We are so excited to welcome Mr. Taulbert to Oologah as we kick off our Learning to Love Your Neighbor Series,” said Rev. Dr. Jennifer Long, pastor at Oologah United Methodist Church. “His books, such as Eight Habits of the Heart, have been used in numerous settings, including our own school system as they work to build strong families and communities.”

In a world that is torn apart by division, Taulbert will speak on the topic “Good People Ought Not be Strangers” in honor of Black History Month. Taulbert will share excerpts from his writings as well as wisdom from his travels. This event is free and open to the public. A love offering will be accepted as Mr. Taulbert has waived his normal speaking fee for this event. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Oologah United Methodist Church is located off of Highway 169 at 5834 East 410 Road in Oologah, Oklahoma. More information is available by calling 918-443-2457, going to the website at oologahumc.org, or clicking on the event on the Oologah United Methodist Church Facebook page. For those concerned that they might miss some of the Super Bowl, the lecture and question and answer time should be completed by kick off.