Our Church History

 

Lindsay United Methodist Church

 

Soon after the town of Lindsay was established in 1902, several churches had begun Sunday School classes.  On July 10, 1903 the Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church bought Lot 1 and Lot 2, Block 96 in Lindsay, which are now the Lots on the southwest of Second and Comanche Streets, and built our first church facility.  Rev. J.D. Salter was the first pastor.  On May 18, 1915 this property was sold to M.M. Smith for $525.00 by the Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South of Lindsay, Oklahoma. 

 

With the oil boom of the 1940s church attendance had grown to such an extent that more room was definitely needed.  Several barracks buildings were moved onto the church yard.  Growth continued so that in 1951 and 1952, the present Educational Building, containing our kitchen, Fellowship Hall (present Parlor), Pastor’s Study, Secretary’s Office, Nursery, Restrooms and 18 Classrooms, was built.

 

In 1959 all of the existing property of the church had been acquired.  The 1913 church building was removed from the property and a new Sanctuary was built at a cost of $97,000.00.  The area north of the Sanctuary was later bought and designated as a future parking area. The present parsonage on 204 Southwest 2nd Street was built in 1959. The parsonage has three bedrooms, a living room, den, kitchen and 1 ½ baths.

 

In the fall of 1990 the estates of Leona Percy and Leta Percy Blundell blessed our church with opportunity to expand facilities.  Percy Hall, a large all-purpose fellowship and recreational area (basketball court), new restrooms, a Choir Room (serving also a Sunday School classroom), storage room, an enlarged kitchen with new freezers, ice makers and added storage space was built and completed in the spring 1991. 

 

The year 2002 was designated as the Lindsay United Methodist Church Centennial Year in conjunction with the City of Lindsay Centennial Year.

                                               

Urel Lacy, Researcher.

 
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  • Worship

    Join us for worship on Sunday morning in the following ways.
    1.) wear a mask, bring a lawn chair, and join together in the Narthex.
    2.) Bring your lawn chair and sit outside under the porch (no mask required).
    3.) Watch our service on the Lindsay United Methodist Church Facebook page.
    4.) Listen to our service on KBLP 105.1 starting at 11:00am every Sunday morning.

     

  • Prayer Group

    Prayer group meets on Tuesday evenings. To request prayer, call the church office 756-2382. OR Submit a prayer request at the top right of this page. 
     

  • UMC Food Pantry

    Our Food Pantry is available for those in need. You must make an appointment to pick up food by calling the church office. 405-756-2382. This is available for families once a month. 

    For those wanting to donate items to the Food Pantry please call the church office. Suggested Items are included in the UMC Food Pantry tab on the left of the website.

  • Annual Conference Dates

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, changes to the format and schedule of the 2020 Oklahoma Annual Conference were necessary. Annual Conference will be held November 20-21 at OKC- Church of the Servant. 

  • Special Offering for Annual Conference

    This year’s Conference offering will go in support of our Disaster Response efforts currently working largely in the north-eastern quadrant of our state. The result of the extensive flooding events in 2019, plus a few tornadoes, Oklahoma is once again rising to the task of restoring some 1,200 families to dry and safe homes. UMCOR is supporting us as always, but the funding they are able to give is substantially down from previous disasters, due to many other events that require their assistance. Our staff is hard at work case managing the affected families and volunteers are already signing up to help. But, to help them all, they will need further assistance!

  • Teacher Appreciation Lunch

    As teachers and students prepare to begin the 2020-2021 school year, we (the Lindsay United Methodist Church) will be providing a catered lunch for the Lindsay Public School faculty on Tuesday, August 11th. We do this each year but this year it will be catered and take place at the Lindsay Public School Cafeteria. Lunch will include: a Croissant sandwich, individual bag of chips, pickle spear, cookie and a bottle of water. 
    If you would like to donate toward the cost of this meal, please mail your donation to the church. For more information call the church office. 

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