Sunday, July 29, 2012





and learning that it can be fun to serve the Lord.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

July 2012 Birthdays

We collected a lot of birthday money this Sunday in July.
Patsy, Fred the Moderator, Beth, Harold, Herwannah for Maurice,
and not present but not forgotten: Hayden.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Landscape Project

Diego and Owen enjoying the garden and seating area outside Fellowship Hall. (Actually, they are posing for the picture and ready to run off and play.)

Friday, July 13, 2012

South Central Jurisdictional Conference returns to Oklahoma

Watch for “breaking news” online next week!
• Who will be the new bishops in the South Central Jurisdiction?
• Will Bishop Hayes be reassigned to lead the Oklahoma Area four more years?
• Watch live as our bishop preaches Wednesday evening, July 18!

After 44 years, the South Central Jurisdictional Conference returns to Oklahoma on July 18-21 (Wednesday evening – Saturday morning). This conference meets once every four years. More than 600 United Methodists, from eight states, will meet in Oklahoma City at the Cox Convention Center and St. Luke’s UMC. 

Key on the business agenda: election and assignment of bishops in this jurisdiction (geographic region). And the Consecration of Bishops is one of the most powerful, worship-filled moments in the life of the Church.

With a high-speed Internet connection, YOU can follow it all --- worship and business --- from wherever you may be, and join in with your online posts. Click the links at

More specifically:
1. Watch the LIVE STREAM on the Web:
2. Facebook: Oklahoma United Methodist Communications
3. Twitter: #SCJ12

As the Oklahoma Area prepares to host this major event, remember the Church in your prayer petitions. The conference theme is “Woven Together for Transformation.” May God’s power entwine our hearts and actions in ways that glorify God!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sight Psalms

Experiencing God through images

Sight Psalms is a ministry of the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church and is the work of photographers who seek to express the divine through images.

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Let Freedom Ring

This is a devotional worth reading in celebration of Independence Day.

by Kelly McFadden
for HomeWord Center for Youth and Family

Click HERE to read the devotional.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Board Meeting Highlights

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pastor Jim opened with prayer.

The minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved.

Treasurers Report:
Balance, June 2012
Building Fund - 1070.27
General Fund -  4531.43
Total -              5601.70

Old Business:
  1. VBS was a huge success.
  2. Ice Maker: Angie the Repairman said he would take the old ice maker in exchange for parts and labor when he tried to fix it.  Motion made, seconded and carried to accept Angie's offer.
  3. The landscape project north of Fellowship Hall is completed.  Pictures to follow.
  4. When it cools down, landscape work at the front of the church will begin.
  5. Al Bennett offered to put a trickle water system in the "tree yard" when it cools down. He will also remove the dead, dying trees.
New Business:
  1. Fred Suggested we introduce our new pastor at the School Ice Cream Social. Great idea.
  2. Herwannah asked that people start thinking about the Christmas program and share any ideas they have.  The program will be on Sunday, DEC 16, 2012.
  3. Harold has already ordered the Christmas candy.
Pastor's Report:
The Perkins are glad to be here and excited about our journey together.

Our new District Superintendent, Chris Tiger, will be at our church on Sunday, August 5, at 2:00 p.m. Jim hopes he can come earlier to eat with us as this will be our next church dinner and board meeting day.

The 2011 audit was due on July 1st.  We are one of many naughty congregations who did not get this done. Because we always pay 100% of our apportionments and we have already paid 100% of district apportionments and 50% of conference apportionments this year, we aren't in too much trouble over the late audit report.  But we do need to get it done.

Jim is going to spend the entire day at our church 2 to 3 times a year and will do the same at Snyder.  That way he can be a part of the whole church experience, not just the sermon portion.

Another great idea is a "Welcome Home Service."  This is something Jim did at Nowata, in the fall around Thanksgiving, when he was pastor there.  It was a special service for people who used to attend church there.  It wasn't a gimmick to get them to come back, just a celebration time to see them again. Of course there was a special meal after this service.  Start thinking of people we can invite to our Welcome Home Service.

Jim would like to have a church directory with pictures.  He thinks we can do it ourselves.

Daryl said Colleta winked at him. Patsy seconded the wink. Daryl said good-bye.

Meeting adjourned.