Monday, November 7, 2011

For You OU Basketball Fans

United Methodist Day at OU
Saturday, Dec. 10
Time: noon

428 W. Lindsey St, Norman, OK

Cost: $18 for lunch, t-shirt and a ticket to the Arkansas/OU Men's Basketball game.
Open to all ages
Registration deadline: Monday, Nov. 28 by noon.

Janey Wilson
OU Wesley Foundation

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Owen and Diego

helping Erica light the candles.

Watch and learn.

Birthday Celebration

October 30, 2011

Happy Birthday
Alba and Twyla!

Many Happy Returns
on the day of thy birth,
may sunshine and gladness be given
and may the dear Father
prepare thee on earth
for a beautiful birthday in heaven.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Autumn at Church

The Dissingers decorated the church for fall.

The choir singing on an Autumn Sunday.

As the temperatures finally get cooler, it's time to get sleeping mats for the homeless made and delivered to Salvation Army for distribution. Katherine made a hat and a mat for a homeless lady as part of our school/church/community sleeping mats for the homeless project.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Past Pictures to Post

I've been taking pictures but not taking the time to post them.

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

First, Patsy does her traditional Easter children's sermon.

Next, we see the treasurers happy about something.

Maybe they knew that Jonathon was going to join the church.

Our journey ends with the flowers that marked the end of Ann Powell's journey. We had a memorial service for her during a Sunday morning worship service. Alba made the bouquet that sat in Ann's place.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Board Meeting Minutes

August 7, 2011

Treasurer’s Report:
  • Building Fund – 3072.82,
  • General Fund - $2261.59,
  • Total - $5334.41
We have only paid 25% of our apportionments
We will have a new church insurance company as of OCT 1, 2011. Patrick will explore options.
Harold has already order Christmas candy to be delivered in December.
We will sack candy on DEC 18, 2011.

Programming Reports:
Conference will always be in Oklahoma City at St. Luke’s UMC and OCU.
Patrick told about the District Mission Trip to Tennessee that he and Mattie attended.

Pastor’s Report:
  • St. Yootz Day, August 13th was a fabulous albeit exhausting time with teenagers.
  • Finance Committee Meeting - Monday, Aug. 22, 5:00 p.m. --- Patsy Stoll, Harold Hunt, Alba Dissinger, Fred Dissinger, Heidi Dissinger, Ken Welhouse, Daryl Perry, Betty Bigbow, Donna Carothers, Deloris Arnett, Don Chancellor, Judy Macfadzean,
  • UMM Workday - Saturday, Sept. 10, Lawton District Men’s Workday at Aldersgate/Redemption UMC, 8:00 a.m. --- Breakfast provided by St. Paul’s UMC, Lunch provided by Sterling UMC, 12-15 men from Lawton Community Correctional Center will be helping. Work to be done: cleaning and painting the outside of the building. For more Information contact Patrick McPherson at 569-2734.
  • Patrick will be going to Kansas City, Mo. Sept 28-30.
  • Charge Conference – October 17 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Indiahoma High School Outreach Lunch – 0ctober 26 at 12:00 noon.
  • Patrick went over the Safe Sanctuaries Policy. A motion to adopt the policy passed unanimously.

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Hebrews 13:16

Monday, May 30, 2011

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

April 2011 Board Meeting

April 3, 2011
Patrick opened the meeting with prayer.
Minutes from the March meeting were read and approved.
Treasurers' Report:
Balance at the end of March:
Building Fund - $4298.35
General Fund - $3839.42
Total - $8137.77
There has been no progress on paying apportionments.
The insurance on the building has not been paid because we have not received a bill. All of the churches are in the same situation.

Alba shared the revisions to the Safe Sanctuaries Policy. Things that need to be done are getting a strap for the TV, making a locked area for toxic materials and put windows in the doors. Ken Wellhouse offered to put the windows in the door. Patrick will type up the revisions to the policy so it can be presented for approval at the May meeting.

Jeannie and Shorty Davis offered to remove the dead trees and plant new ones.

Al and Ann Bennett were thanked for the thermostats. Johnny Belcher installed them at no cost. Al said the thermostats will be set at 73 degrees in the summer.

Upcoming Events:
Bible study will finish up with the last two meetings being on April 10 (Monday) and April 11 (Tuesday).

Trash Off and church breakfast, April 16, cooking at 7:00 a.m., eating at 8:00 a.m.

Palm Sunday and Snyder Ministerial Alliance Holy Week Service at Snyder UMC, April 17, 6:00 p.m.

Maundy Thursday service at Snyder UMC, April 21, 6:30 p.m.

Good Friday Service at Indiahoma UMC, April 22, 6:30 p.m.

Easter, April 24

Outreach Lunch to Indiahoma High School students, April 27 at noon.

Lawton District Youth Paintball Rally, May 1 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lawton Paintball Arena. Cost is $25.

Annual Conference in OKC, May 29-June 1. If no one goes from our church, June Tucker will present Conference information at an Indiahoma church service.

Lakeside service with Snyder UMC, moved to June 12th, Indiahoma providing paper plates, plastic cups, napkins and plasticware.

Vacation Bible School-Jungle Safari Adventure, June 13-17. We will set up the church on Sunday, June 5.

Herwannah closed the meeting with prayer.

Monday, March 14, 2011

March 2011 Board Meeting

March 6, 2011
Treasurers' Report
  • Not a good month, our gas bill was $1563.50
    Al Bennett suggested installing programmable thermostats.
    Al will look into the cost of buying and installing the thermostats.
  • Balance at the end of FEB:
    Building Fund - $4452.47
    General Fund - $3407.61
    Total ---------- $7860.08
High School lunch is scheduled for April 27th, serving Brisket sandwiches.

Ash Wednesday services are canceled this year due to Patrick's surgery.

OSU Wesley Foundation First Regional Pep Rally will be held at Frederick UMC on March 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

VBS is happening June 13-17, 9:00-11:30 a.m. It will be a jungle expedition theme.

Trash Off with breakfast and Lakeside service at Snyder are coming up soon.

Holy Week:
  • April 17 --- Palm Sunday
  • Ministerial Alliance at Snyder UMC
  • Maundy Thursday at Snyder
  • Good Friday at Indiahoma
  • April 24 --- Easter Service
Alba, Patsy, Syd and Patrick will work on revamping the Safe Sanctuary Policy for our church.

Harold suggested a cook book fund raiser. We put that one on the back burner and will revisit it next month.

Meeting adjourned.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Purple is for Lent

The church dressed up in purple
celebrating the season of Lent

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Church Canceled Today

There will be no church services today due to the reports of bad weather. I think we need a new weather man.

February 6 church activities are postponed until next Sunday, February 13, including worship, communion, Sunday school, church dinner, board meeting and evening Bible Study

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Local Church Leaders Workshop

Click HERE if you are interested in more information about the Lawton District Local Church Leaders Workshop that is scheduled for Sunday, January 30, 2011, 2:30-5:15 p.m. at Centenary UMC, 704 S.W. "D" Ave, Lawton, OK.

Collecting Donations for Cancer Research

Diego Ramirez collects money for cancer research
from an anonymous congregation member.

Children's Sermon, January 16, 2011

Patrick started out with all the balloons together, each balloon a different color representing people of all different kinds. People don't always get along. Patrick asked the kids if they ever fight with anyone. They answered no. We know better than that!

Patrick talked about how fighting separates people and he gave two balloons to each child.

Before Patrick could reunite the balloons as an example of how God's love can reunite people, the balloons began to escape.

It was a very colorful, instructive and humorous children's sermon.

And the kids got to take their balloons home!

Happy New Year!

January catch up:

We had our annual New Years Eve party with card games, puzzles and food. We were able to stay awake long enough to ring in the new year (literally rang our church bell) after which most of us went home because it was way past our bed times.

We didn't have a church dinner and board meeting as it fell on the New Year's weekend and there wasn't any pressing business.

Patsy Stoll did a wonderful children's sermon on January 2nd. It was a birthday party for Jesus with balloons, cupcakes and a card to sign for Him. My camera batteries were dead and by the time I got replacements put in, the party was over. So, no pictures.

Joys so far this year include
  • Micah and Abby Moeller are expecting a baby and Trey and Heather Carothers are expecting twins, all babies due in July.
  • Indiahoma High School made national news when USA Today (JAN 3, 2011) picked up the story in the Lawton Constitution (DEC 28, 2010) about making sleeping mats for homeless people out of "WalMart" bags. (Bags from all stores are used.)
  • Our church won a landscape makeover from our local FFA because we contributed the most food to their food drive.
We started a new Bible Study on January 16 that will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Sundays called Invitation to the Old Testament. More information about this as we delve into it.