Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Sam Dixon and Clint Rabb, Christian ministers with the General Board of Global Ministries (the United Methodist Church's mission and humanitarian organization), died of injuries received in the January 12 earthquake in Haiti.
Good friends, they were trapped with four other people, who survived, for 55 hours in the ruins of the Hotel Montana. Dixon headed the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and Rabb worked with mission volunteers. They were in Haiti in an effort to improve health services in the very poor country.
You can read more about these men at http://media.gbgm-umc.org/tribute-blog
Please remember their friends and family in your prayers.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
100% of your donation goes directly to the people in Haiti. UMCOR administrative costs are covered by local Methodist churches.
Indiahoma United Methodist Church and Indiahoma Public School are collecting items for UMCOR health kits. If you would like to donate any of the following items for the relief effort in Haiti, bring them to the school library. Students will package the items and then everything will end up at the Methodist Church for shipping to Haiti.
- hand towels (15" x 25" up to 17" x 27", No kitchen towels)
- combs (large and sturdy, not pocket-sized)
- nail files or fingernail clippers (no emery boards or toenail clippers)
- bath-size bars of soap (3 oz. and up)
- toothbrushes (single brushes only in original wrapper, No child-size brushes)
- adhesive plastic strip sterile bandages
Monday, January 18, 2010
Katherine added this picture on Sunday, January 17. She took it on the 11th when the wind was so bad! She commented, "I had to laugh when I saw how much their hair was blowin' in the Oklahoma Wind as it comes sweepin' down the plain..."
You can view all of Katherine's display photos at the WMWR Visitor Center now through the end of February, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. The Visitor Center is located at the junction of State Highways 115 and 49. From I-44, exit at the Medicine Park exit and go west 14 miles. From Lawton, take U.S. 62 west to the Cache exit and go north 6 miles.
Indiahoma United Methodist Church
Indiahoma, OK 73552
Friday, January 15, 2010
Sunday, January 31---The Lawton District Local Church Leader's Workshop (LCLW) will be held at Centenary UMC, 704 SW D Ave, Lawton, OK. There are two sessions of classes starting at 3:00 and 4:15 p.m. For details call 580-355-5660 or go to LCLE web site at www.okumc.org/LCLWregistration. I'm taking two classes: Web Ministry for Your Local Church and Your Church Newsletter. :~) SYD.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Katherine is one of our faithful church members. She loves and appreciates the beauty of God's nature and captures it in her photographs. Katherine says that a good photo is a happy accident. I say she has a talent for being where happy accidents happen. Make an effort to come see her show. You won't regret it.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
"I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship."
Friday, January 1, 2010
Prayer: God of new beginnings, guide me through the seasons of the coming year. Whatever joy or hardship I face, let me face it standing with you. Whatever building up or tearing down that I encounter, let me take action under your care. For you are the creator of every season. Amen.
Carry These Words in Your Heart Today: Loving God, journey with me this year.
Question: As you think of the coming year, what are the goals or changes you seek in your spiritual life?