Thank you all that attended the UMW luncheon. It was a fun day. Thank you for supporting Camp Erin through the raffle tickets and donations. Didn’t Lucretia do a wonderful presentation? So proud of our church gal!
Rummage Sale is only 11 weeks away! Isn’t that hard to believe! The Rummage Sale is such a wonderful mission for the UMW and the whole church. Do you know how the monies collected at the Rummage Sale goes to help? Not only does it go the Salvation Army, Angel Tree, Caring Community Friends, Kids Kloset, Blessing Box, Backpack program, NSO, Oklahoma Disaster, Cookson Hills and missions in the USA and International through UMW National, it also help John 3:16 with some clothing, Veterans with coats and anyone who needs help. Once we had a lady contact us who had a friend whose house had burned down and she had nothing. We told her to come and get what she needed. We hear so many stories too! A day near and dear to our hearts - we had a lady walking around with a little dog in her arms. She was taking him to be put to sleep, but she just needed to be at a church. We all gathered around her and prayed and she was able to go do what needed to be done.
Our Esther Circle and Joy Circles meet again in September. If you are not part of a Circle, you are missing out on Women’s fellowship, Bible lessons and good food. The Esther Circle meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 9:30 am in the Parlor. The Joy Circle meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm n the Parlor. The United Methodist Men meet in the Fellowship Hall at the same time as the Joy Circle. See you on September 5th at 6:30 for the Joy Circle and September 12th at 9:30 for the Esther Circle.
Have a blessed Summer. Stay safe and go out and do something good!
July and August are the months in which we invite the congregation to submit their favorite hymns. Typically this month has featured the older, “gospel style” hymns but really any hymn of yours that is a favorite will be considered. These hymns don’t have to come from the Methodist Hymnal. In the past we have received requests from the Cokesbury hymnal, as well as the Church of God and Baptist hymnals. If your request comes for a source we don’t have, however, you made need to help us by supply music. Please give your requests to either Pastor Schneider, Jim Gregory, or Teri Wadley.
As a result of recent storms and flood, our Missions team has been active in a number of different ways:
¨ Many thanks to those who helped assemble 50 cleaning buckets and to those who contributed financially! Some buckets have already been given out and the remainder will soon be given to others in need following the recent floods and tornadoes.
¨ *Our church has been asked to house mission teams from various locations as they come into the area to assist.
¨ *We hope to offer ERT (Early Response Team) training in the near future. This level of response involves anywhere from one to three days only for assistance at the Relief level.
¨ *We may have opportunities to help in Recovery in the future. We will keep everyone posted as these opportunities “to establish the caring presence of the church and to provide hope for survivors” present themselves. Please keep everyone in your prayers!
Thank You To All For Your Contributions And Assistance!
Cross & Flame Café will continue through July31. We will then be taking a break until after Labor day when both dinners and activities will resume. You are welcome to join us from 5:30—6:15 each Wednesday evening.
We have recently been visited by representatives of FEMA who informed us that FEMA assistance is now available to those who have been affected by recent storms. The assistance is not for tree limb removal or damage to fences but rather for damage done to inside of homes due to flooding or loss of roof and rain damage. Flyers with details have been placed throughout the church.
To register wit FEMA you can call: 1-800-621-3362
Our church office will be closed on Independence Day, July 4. Please note that our patriotic service of worship will be celebrated this year on Sunday, June 30th. That will also be the last choir performance for the summer.
Summer is in full swing! We have many opportunities for service coming up and summer camps! We are excited to began our Thursday service opportunities around the state of Oklahoma. We will be partnering with places in the OKC and Tulsa area! If you would like to serve with us, please reach out.
June 20: Skyline Urban Ministries in OKC
July 11: Pencil Box in Tulsa
July 18: Restore Hope in Tulsa
July 25: TBA
August 1: Tristeesee Grief Center in Tulsa
While summer is in full swing, we ask that you pray for our students! Summer is a tough time for most students because they are out of routine and are often spending a lot of time alone.
Praying everyone has a great summer!
June 8th, 11:00 AM
Please join us for the annual UMW Luncheon. This year our speaker is our own Lucretia Pardinas speaking about Camp Erin. Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives.
As always we will be support the Blessing Box, so please bring something to support that endeavor.
We will hold a raffle like we did last year. You will get a free ticket for coming, a free ticket for bringing an item for the Blessing Box, a ticket for bringing someone! Tickets can also be purchased. All proceeds will go to Camp Erin.
Please rsvp with the church office at 918-224-3006. (We will need to know how much food to make) We are taking RSVPs up until THIS Friday (6/7/19).
Circle are on summer break until September. Joy Circle will resume Thursday Sept. 5th at 6:00 PM in the Parlor. The United Methodist Men meet down stairs at the same time. Esther Circle will resume on Thursday Sept. 12th at 9:30 AM in the Parlor. Please join us.
On Father’s day, June 16, we will recognize the work of our United Methodist Men. Our guest speaker for this day will be Rev. Antonio Porter. Antonio has been with us before and always brings an inspiring message.
The missions trip to UMCOR Sager Brown was a great success! We are considering a return trip in December if anyone is interested, please let us know! Also, with the turn of events here in Oklahoma, please keep an eye out for any disaster relief after all the flooding and tornadoes. We will be looking for ways to help our congregation, city, state, and country! Please let us know where we can help!