Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Our District Conference was everything we'd been promised and more. It was a youthful worship with music led by a band from Duncan, I think. The leader of the band introduced the choir as being made up of choir members from your church and from a bunch of others too. Herwannah and Elsie represented Indiahoma. Bishop Hays was energetic and inspiring as always.

Thanks to Herwannah and Mattie for providing the photos that will tell the story of the youth gathering.

After the worship service, people gathered in the Christian Life Center of 1st Methodist, Lawton for supper.

After the meal, Patrick Introduced the band.

The Copeland Brothers rock!

Keith (Herwannah's grandson) on the drums.

Seth on the table.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Tomorrow's the day---Sunday, October 25: CROSSFIRE, the Lawton District Conference event.

Gather at 3:00 p.m. for food and fellowship.

CROSSFIRE worship begins at 4:00 p.m. with Bishop Robert E. Hays delivering the message.

Afterglow after worship:
Youth gather in the Christian Life Center for a Crosswire concert
Young Adults gather in Currell Hall
All others go to Pusan's Restaurant

Have Questions or Need Information? Call Patrick at (580) 569-2734 or 591-0513.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


5:00 p.m.---Prayer Group

6:00 p.m.---Choir Practice

Sunday, October 11, 2009

This Week

TUE, OCT 13---NO Back Porch Theologians

5:00 p.m.---Prayer Group
6:00 p.m.---Choir Practice

THU, OCT 15---NO After School Tutoring & Homework Help because there is no school: FALL BREAK!

SUN, OCT 18th---Cookout at Pastor Patrick's is postponed until December.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Tomorrow is Sunday

Don't miss church tomorrow. Morning worship begins at 9:30 (or there about) with Sunday School following at 10:45ish. Pastor Patrick has to be in Snyder to preach at 11:00 (or whenever he gets there) so our sermons are never too long! :~)

Youth meeting begins at 4:30 on Sunday afternoon.

Coming up...

Sunday, October 18th
12:00 noon - Cookout at Pastor Patrick's home

Sunday, October 25th
3:00 - District Conference: Crossfire Worship
Our favorite local band, Crosswire, will be playing and our favorite Bishop, Robert E. Hays, Jr., preaching.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

No Kids Today

We had no kids today for after school tutoring. One was sick with strep throat, three were playing in an elementary basketball tournament, two younger siblings went to watch the basketball games and one was too shy to be the only kid at tutoring.

There's always next week!

Monday, October 5, 2009

UMW---NOTE Time Change

Wednesday, October 7th
12:30 - United Methodist Women meeting in the Fellowship Hall.

UMW is meeting 1/2 hour early this month.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Administrative Council Meeting

October 4, 2009

Patrick opened the meeting with prayer.

Treasurers' Report:
On October 1 the third apportionment payment was made.
Building Fund---$5,159.89
General Fund---$6,909.14
Harold asked how he should pay the $667.97 for the new refrigerator. Daryl said, "Pay it all at once." Everyone agreed. Harold will write the check out of the building fund.

The United Methodist Women (UMW) are doing great. Daryl thanked them for helping a family pay their water bill. Herwannah answered, "What else would we do with our money if we didn't help people?"

Trustees said we need to act quickly on getting the stained glass window fixed. Patrick will get a hold of Bob Warren this week and see if he can get started soon. They also thanked Harold for purchasing the new refrigerator and getting it installed.

Pastor's report:
  • Charge Conference went very well. The District Superintendent told Patrick that he always enjoys being with us and feels quite at home in Indiahoma.
  • Ooze Fest at Cache UMC was a really good time. Three from our church went with a total of 142 youth from around the district and 165 total people enjoying good music, good fellowship, good devotion, good food and MUD.
  • Two youth from Indiahoma will go on the Lawton District Youth Mission Trip in June. They will fix a church, work at a soup kitchen and maybe a homeless shelter in Espanola, New Mexico. Fifty youth from the Lawton District will go on the mission trip June 20-26, 2010. Each participant has to pay $100 deposit to go. Patrick asked if the church would pay the deposit for our two participants. Daryl entertained a motion to pay the $200 deposit, Virginia made the motion, Hewannah 2nded, motion carried.
  • The after school program started with three kids and nine adults. It went well. We look forward to seeing it grow.
  • Crossfire Lawton District Conference---1st UMC Lawton, October 25, 3:00 p.m. Worship begins at 4:00 with Bishop Hayes speaking. He's a phenomenal speaker. After the worship service are afterglow breakout sessions for youth, young adults, and adults.
Old Business: The ice cream toppings at The Indiahoma School Ice Cream Social and Open House were a big success.

New Business: Alba asked if anyone is interested in having a church garage sale. She has three truck loads of stuff to get rid of. I guess she'll be going to the Goodwill as there was no interest expressed.

Fred made a motion that was 2nded by Betty to adjourn. Fred closed the meeting with prayer.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Lunch and Board Meeting Reminder

12:30 p.m.---Lunch, followed by an Administrative Board Meeting.

Friday, October 2, 2009

October Happenings

Special Events:

Sunday, October 4th
12:30 - Church Potluck Meal in the Fellowship Hall. Jim & Billye Lien are providing all the meat. Everyone else bring a side dish or two.
There is an Administrative Board meeting following lunch. Everyone's invited.

Wednesday, October 7th
1:00 - United Methodist Women meeting in the Fellowship Hall.

Sunday, October 18th
12:00 noon - Cookout at Pastor Patrick's home

Sunday, October 25th
3:00 - District Conference: Crossfire Worship

Weekly Events:

9:30 - Worship
10:45 - Sunday School
4:30 - United Methodist Youth

7:00 - Back Porch Theologians

5:00 - Prayer Group
6:00 - Choir

3:00 - After School Tutoring & Homework Help

Thursday, October 1, 2009

After School Tutoring, Day 1

We had three kids, nine adults and a good time. The school superintendent stopped by near the end. It was good for her to meet everyone and them her. We hope she will join us for church on Sunday.

Today's the Day!

Thursday, October 1, 2009
After School Homework Help and Tutoring
3:00-4:15 p.m.