Scenes from the “Workshop of Wonders” – VBS 2014

Jul 17, 2014 by

Here are just a few pictures from VBS 2014, “Workshop of Wonders.”

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The kids enjoyed a puppet show each night, featuring their leader “Sandy Paper” and the helpful ant Rivet.

puppet show Sandy and Rivet

There was dancing and singing, too!

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Welcome to Our New Members Glenn and Murl Wynn

Jul 15, 2014 by

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Murl and Glenn Wynn joined our church this past Sunday, July 13. The Wynns transferred from First Christian Church of Garden City, Kansas.

Murl is the sister of Jean Minton.

Welcome!

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Thoughts on Junior High CLEW Camp

Jul 3, 2014 by

Recently, some members of the FUMC youth groups attended Junior High CLEW camp. Most were campers, but a couple of the high schoolers and recent graduates served as leaders at the camp.  Here are some pictures from the week as well as a few thoughts from participants in their own words. (Click on the pictures to view them full-sized.)

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The reason I liked going to camp was learning more about God and meeting new friends and just hanging out there

Shayla McCraw

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As a camper, I grew from being a quiet and shy little seventh grader that was highly susceptible to homesickness, to a proud grad that couldn’t imagine leaving CLEW camp for the last time as a camper. CLEW camp became such a big part of my life throughout my middle and high school years because that’s what I believe helped me to become the woman I am today. I not only learned and understood God in ways I never expected when I was a camper, but I also learned something new about myself every time I was in the canyon. Small groups gave me friends that I know I can always count on to this day. Worship touched my heart in ways that freed me from my own burdens. I am forever grateful for the experience this camp gave me as a camper. My last year as a camper I came to realize what my calling in life was: counseling. So when I had the opportunity to come back as a leader, it was truly a blessing.  I was able to use what I had learned as a camper and incorporate those skills into small group, but I wasn’t the only one teaching. My kids taught me so much too. To see the Holy Spirit working in each one of my small group members was amazing. None of them knew each other before, but they left with ten new friends. This camp gives campers the same sense of safety and freedom to grow and learn that I experienced as a camper, and it was surreal to see everything play out on the other side. Being a leader, I was more attuned to the light shining in the kids around me instead of focusing on how to brighten my own like I did as a camper. I can only compare the experience to a game we played in small group.  We blindfolded one kid and led them through a maze that the group made. The one with the blindfold completed the course over and over until they could do it by themselves. As a camper, I didn’t know where I was headed but I could feel myself being led closer and closer to where I was meant to be, I was blindfolded. As a leader, my blindfold was taken off. I could see the path I took and that these kids were now on their own journey to the same destination. This camp has shaped so many people, and to have the opportunity to be a leader and witness and guide more of Oklahoma’s youth to Christ in the same way that lead me is a truly humbling and eye-opening experience that I am honored to have.

– Abby Craighead

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Welcome to Our New Members, the Hunsickers!

Jun 16, 2014 by

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Welcome Our Newest Members!  This past Sunday, Father’s Day June 15th, the church extended the Sacrament of Holy Baptism to CRUE MARSHALL HUNSICKER.  Crue is the son of CHASE MARSHALL HUNSICKER and JENNA RENEE HUNSICKER.  Chase joined the church by way of his Profession of Faith.  Jenna joined by transfer of her membership from the Granite United Methodist Church in Granite, OK.  Jenna’s sister is Rachel Harper (married to T. J. Harper), current members of our church.  Chase is the pharmacy manager at Walgreen’s, while Jenna is a stay-at-home-mom.

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FUMC Welcomes the Hamiltons as New Members

Jun 4, 2014 by

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Don Hertzler is shown presenting the official membership packet to ALI MARIE HAMILTON and her mother, LYNNE MARIE HAMILTON.  On Sunday, May 11, 2014, Ali received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism and made her Profession of Faith.  Her mother, Lynne, comes to us by way of transfer of her membership from the Village UMC in Oklahoma City.  Ali graduated from Hydro High School in May, and will be entering SWOSU in the fall.  She is also one of the recipients of our “F & G Memorial Scholarship” in the amount of $1000. 

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