Maranatha news for November 11-17

Hello, Maranatha friends –

Many thanks to Paula Gradney Garner for updating us on our church’s security measures last Sunday. If you missed her lesson, you can hear it and any of our previous lessons at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

Rev, EvaMarie Campbell will teach us this Sunday, Novemer 18th, then we will enjoy a Thanksgiving brunch on the 25th. Our annual Advent series, taught by our own class members, will begin the first Sunday in December. Can you believe it’s almost time for Advent lessons already??

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to our guests, Maranatha offspring Derek Blankenship and Matthew Klein!

Happy belated birthday to Cisco Maldonado on November 2nd and Happy birthday to Nancy Manduano on November 12th; to Sharon Chucoski today, the 14th; and to Carol Maus and Walter Berg on Friday, the 16th.

Rick and Roger still need volunteers to serve as our class president, vice president-missions, and news email next year. Are you willing to fill one of these slots?

Our mission team and veterans were recognized in class. Thank you for your service!

Thanks to Susan Day for leading our prayer last Sunday, and to Suzy and Rob Morgan and the Butterworths for our snacks. Michael Dishman will have our prayer this Sunday, and Judith and Ed Payton (setup/healthy) and Carol and Mickey Maus (cleanup/guilty) will be our hosts.

MISSIONS:

Our annual Christmas Party and Auction on December 14 will be here before you know it. Cost to attend is $50 per person. Scott Gardner and Jim McCann, our stellar auctioneers, would like to have your auction items as soon as possible, and have as many as possible. The first entry has already come it! Please get your information sheets to them quickly so that all auction items can be published before the party. All proceeds go to missions!

Dave Grim passed a signup sheet for volunteers to serve dinner at Redemption Church on November 25. He also needs people to bring a pie or cake

Kendall Carpenter has received four requests for funding, and she will bring a recommendation for our $5,000 disbursement this Sunday.

Our Christmas party for Neighbor for Neighbor is December 6, and volunteers are needed for that. A signup sheet was passed Sunday in class, but more helpers are needed. It’s a great evening!

SOCIALS:

Remember the five class party dates for next year, and don’t plan any auction item parties on these dates. We want to avoid any conflicts! These dates are:

February 3, 2019 – Super Bowl Party April 6, 2019 – Progressive Dinner

June 14, 2019 – Potluck Dinner & Trivia Event

August 16, 2019 – Diner Dinner & Movie at B.A. – Hamburgers & Hot Dogs in the Diner & a movie in the Theater

November 8, 2019 – Pizza Dinner & Bunco

JOYS AND CONCERNS – Please keep these in your prayers:

Pam Sherman’s cousin lives in California where fires have been raging. Pam hasn’t heard from her, and is concerned.

Congratulations to Sarah and Sam Smith, whose daughter Keeley is due to have her baby very soon!

Congratulations to Mary and Clark Bundren, whose daughter Kara will be married this Saturday in Oklahoma City

Looking forward to seeing you Sunday – Thanks for all you mean to our class!

– Shari

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Donation Requests

Rick advises that the donation requests were forwarded to the class this week. Please note that these are not requests for the class to donate but rather for individual donations:

  1. Oklahoma Methodist Manor continues to provide care to those who are no longer able to pay for that care. Currently 22% of the residents of the long-term care households are benefiting from the OMM Supplemental Aid Fund. This need will exceed $250,000 in 2018. If you would like to assist these seniors in need, please note “supplemental aid fund” on your check and mail your donation to:

Oklahoma Methodist Manor

4134 East 31st St.

Tulsa 74135

  1. Restore Hope Ministries has been challenged to raise $100,000 above apportionments from U. M. churches by December 31. If successful, the George Kaiser Family Foundation will match those gifts. To qualify your donation for matching, send your donation to the church with a note on the memo line stating “for Restore Hope”. Our finance office will add your donation to others and send a qualifying check to Restore Hope.
  2. Restore Hope is also requesting sponsorships for Thanksgiving baskets ($35) and Christmas family sponsorships of varying denominations. Please send your donations to:

Restore Hope Ministries

2960 Charles Page Blvd.

Tulsa 74127-8318

Roger

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Sunday November 11

Please remember to bring a jar of peanut butter to church Sunday. There are tables set up in the north and south halls just outside the sanctuary.

Please come a few minutes early. Meredith is going to show pictures for five minutes from the mission trip to Texas.

Rick

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2018 Auction Form

All,

Please find enclosed this year’s auction form. Please complete and return to Jim McCann or Scott Gardner.

Roger

Maranatha Auction Donation Form 2018.docx

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Maranatha news for November 4-10

Dear Maranatha friends,

You’ll be happy to know that our Maranatha mission team has been working hard and accomplishing good things for people in Port Arthur, Texas (a suburb of Beaumont), in spite of challenging heat and humidity. They divided into two teams, and I hear that one has been painting and laying manufactured flooring in one house while the other has done sheetrock work and other improvements for a lady who has been keeping foster children, but who hasn’t been able to do that since the hurricane. Thanks to our team, she will hopefully get to resume that ministry soon. The team will finish working tomorrow, then will drive home on Friday. Let’s all them in our prayers.

We were out of town Sunday, and I hear we missed a great lesson by Ted Hinson! If you missed it too, you can hear it, and any of our previous lessons, at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

Paula Gradney-Garner will teach us this Sunday, Novemer 11th, which is also our church’s 125th Anniversary celebration. It promises to be a great day! Come enjoy a great worship service (and bring a new jar of peanut butter for Restore Hope, if you can); then after the service, see the newly remodeled parlor and enjoy anniversary cake in Community Hall. There will also be a special anthem that was purchased in memory of Larry Dean, our former Director of Music.

Rev. EvaMarie Campbell will teach us on the 18th, then we will enjoy a Thanksgiving brunch on the 25th. Our annual Advent series, taught by our own class members, will begin the first Sunday in December.

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to our new class members, Stefanie and Rick Kelly! We’re so happy to have you!

Welcome also to Maranatha alumni Ray and Mary Adams, and to our speaker, Ted Hinson, and his wife Pat.

Happy birthday to Rob Davis yesterday, the 6th; to Janet Purinton and Judith Payton today, the 7th; and to Bob and Bill Thomas on the 9th!

Rick and Roger are still working to fill the slate of class officers for next year. The only remaining openings are president, vice president-missions, and news email. Please consider how you might serve.

Thanks to Janet Purinton for leading our prayer and dedication of our mission team Sunday, and to the Shermans and Chucoskis for our snacks. Susan Day will have our prayer this Sunday, and Suzy Morgan (setup/guilty) and the Butterworths (cleanup/healthy) will be our hosts.

MISSIONS:

Scott Gardner talked about our annual Christmas Party and Auction on December 14. He and Jim McCann are hosting, and they would like to have as many auction items as possible. Please think about what you might donate and get your information sheets to him or Jim as soon as possible. All proceeds go to missions!

Dave Grim needs volunteers to serve dinner at Redemption Church on November 25. He also needs people to bring a pie or cake

Kendall Carpenter reminded everyone that we have another $5,000 to disburse. Please give her any suggestions as soon as possible, and she will bring a recommendation to class soon.

Our Christmas party for Neighbor for Neighbor is December 6.

SOCIALS:

Five dates have been set for class parties in 2019. Please put them on your calendar now, and don’t plan any auction item parties on these dates. We want to avoid any conflicts! These dates are:

February 3 – Super Bowl Party April 6 – Progressive Dinner

June 14 – Potluck Dinner & Trivia Event

August 16 – Diner Dinner & Movie at B.A. – Hamburgers & Hot Dogs in the Diner & a movie in the Theater

November 8 – Pizza Dinner & Bunco

JOYS AND CONCERNS – Please keep these in your prayers:

Amber Young, our Exodus House Apartment M resident, shared all the ways she has been helped and thanked our class.

Please remember the family in Beggs that was devastated after the mother killed her son and older daughter. A 14-year-old daughter survived.

Kraemer was to have an MRI on Monday.

The Chucoski’s son and daughter-in-law are expecting a baby girl.

Denzil Tallent’s four-year cancer checkup was all clear.

Gwen’s grandson will have a bone marrow biopsy next week in California for leukemia.

Kate Staat Barnes’ mother-in-law was admitted to rehab to recover from complications from a stroke.

Remember Debbie Jacoby as she recovers from her multiple health problems.

Jennifer Hall is still battling cancer.

Thanks for all you mean to our class!

– Shari

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Debbie Jacoby

Since Debbie Jacoby contacted me yesterday with news for the class and a prayer request, we have been working up the following wording:

While in Turks and Caicos at her daughter Shannon’s wedding through Oct. 28, she was taken to the emergency room because blood loss, due to a bowel blockage, had caused her to faint. She missed the wedding reception and does not, sadly, remember the wedding.

She also suffered a NEW head injury/concussion at the Miami airport on her trip back to Tulsa on Sunday. A woman in a hurry had pushed open a door strongly, with the handle of the door knocking into Debbie, seated. Debbie was even knocked “out” briefly.

Upon arrival back in Tulsa, Debbie went directly to St. Francis Hospital ER and was admitted to the Neuroscience floor. Her blockage was due to Crohn’s disease, which had only been discovered in August, with the colon blockage in her left lower quadrant and bleeding in her colon. She had two blood transfusions this past week. The colon blockage will likely require surgery in the near future, pending the resolution of conflicts with medication interactions, the stabilization of her head injury, and her gaining back some strength. After five days in the hospital she was moved to the Villages Skilled Nursing Subacute care for head trauma this weekend, where she can lay down with ice packs to her head enabling her body to heal and her brain to rest and heal from the concussion, but also have physical therapy. She is extremely weak and therefore not up to visitors. She hopes to be strong enough by Friday or Saturday to be released to go home to continue her recovery there.

She asks for your prayers for a speedy recovery so she can go home soon. She hopes to know more soon about when, or whether, to ask for help with meals from Caranatha.

Barbara Meehan

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Help Needed – Restore Hope

We had a glitch on gmail involving a previously-sent message regarding the need for help at Restore Hope. Apologies if you have previously received this information, but it appears most of you did not.

Brenda Worthington has advised that Restore Hope needs additional people to help with the registration of families for Thanksgiving baskets. Registration will take place from November 5th – 10th at the Main location and on November 13th at the south location.

If you can help, please call Brenda at bworth.

Roger

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2019 Social Calendar

The 2019 social committee has made progress! Here is the current schedule for events in 2019. Please block these dates on your calendars….. and when you are planning auction events, please exclude these dates from your proposed schedules.

Rick

February 3 (Sunday)
Super Bowl Party
Dana & Lisa, Coordinators
@Solomon Home

April 6 (Saturday)
Progressive Dinner
Melanie & Charlotte, Coordinators
Appetizers @Rowe Home;
Entrees @Allen; Evans; Martin Homes;
Dessert @Tallent Home

June 14 (Friday)
Potluck Dinner & Trivia Event
Karen & Barbara, Coordinators
Tentatively have CH & our classroom reserved – Technology issue?

August 16 (Friday)
Diner Dinner & Movie Event
Karen & Diane, Coordinators
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs in the Diner & Movie in the Theater

November 8 (Saturday)
Pizza Dinner & Bunco
Pam & Carol, Coordinators
Kitchen Concepts

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Maranatha email for October 28-November 3

Happy Halloween, Maranatha friends!

What a treat we had as Dr. Mouzon Biggs taught us throughout the month of October! If you missed any of his lessons, you can hear them at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

Great lessons continue through November, beginning this Sunday with Ted Hinson, author of Beyond the Blindness: My Story of Losing Sight and Living Life. In it, Ted shares how his faith helped him get through becoming blind at age 27 and the accidental death of his oldest son at age 22.

Paula Gradney-Garner will teach us on Novemer 11th, followed by Rev. EvaMarie Campbell on the 18th. We will enjoy a Thanksgiving brunch on the 25th, then our annual Advent series, taught by our own class members, will take place during December.

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to our visitors – the Harps, Gayle Biggs, and Janice Bowman.

Happy birthday to Melanie Shepherd yesterday, the 30th. Happy anniversary to Julee and Jim Embrey as well!

Rick and Roger are still working to fill the slate of officers for next year. Only four positions remain open! They include president, vice president of missions, news email, and Caranatha chair. Please consider where you can serve.

Kendall Carpenter announced that we have another $5,000 to disburse, and the class voted to do that now. Ed Payton suggested the Cookson Mission, which is having financial difficulties, and he said our help could make a real difference. Kendall will bring a recommendation to class soon.

Karen Campbell announced that next year’s social committee has already met and set five dates for class parties. Details can be found at the end of this email.

Dave Grim asked for volunteers for our meal at Redemption Church at St. Luke’s UMC on November 25. Our Christmas party at Neighbor for Neighbor is set for December 6.

Thanks to Bruce Chucoski for leading us in prayer Sunday, and to Bill and Susan Thomas for our snacks. Janet Purinton will have our prayer this week, recognizing our Maranatha mission team that will depart Monday, and Pam Sherman (setup/guilty) and the Chucoskis (cleanup/healthy) will be our hosts.

Many of our class members signed up to participate in prayer vigil tomorrow, November 1, All Saint’s Day. Thanks to all!

Our B.A. Care Ministry still needs volunteers to visit one of our over-200 homebound Boston Avenue members, many of whom have no family to care about them. A SilverLink volunteer training will be held this Sunday afternoon, November 4. Please consider taking part in this vital ministry.

JOYS AND CONCERNS – Please keep these in your prayers:

Remember our Maranatha Mission team as they serve in Texas next week – and continue to remember our church.

Our prayers are with the families and Jewish faith family of those who lost their lives in the shooting in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood in Pittsburgh. (Rabbi Sherman and his wife grew up in that neighborhood,) Maranatha was well represented at Tulsa’s memorial service last night at Congregation B’nai Emunah.

Pam Sherman’s grandson has moved in with them.

Charlotte Rowe’s sister Sandra needs our prayers.

Glenna Arnott has a friend who is in the last stages or cancer.

Roger asked for prayer that someone step forward – he and Rick will not be presidents next year.

Jennifer Hall is still battling cancer.

UPCOMING MISSION OPPORTUNITIES:

November 5-9 – Maranatha Mission Team will work in the Houston area

November 25 – serve dinner at St. Luke’s Redemption Church

December 6 – Neighbor for Neighbor Christmas event

SOCIAL EVENTS:

For those who purchased this auction item at last year’s Christmas party, the barbecue dinner with the Gardners and Dale/McCanns will take place on November 9.

Our Maranatha Christmas Party and Auction will be held on December 14.

Below is information about next year’s socials. Thanks for all you mean to our class!

– Shari

From Karen Campbell, 2019 Social Committee Chair:

Here is the 2019 Maranatha Social Calendar! First, please mark your calendars and plan to attend all five. Socializing is a very important part of community. It’s a time to meet folks and be a part of each other’s lives. Ten minutes of gathering time on Sunday mornings isn’t the true connection point, it’s the starting point.

Second, when you are planning auction items, look at the other 47 weekends in the year. We are asking that the five weekends planned for everyone in Maranatha be set apart. We don’t want folks to have to choose between two Maranatha events when prioritizing their weekend time commitments.

We truly appreciate your support and look forward to a very fun year. Now, let’s all get to planning our auction items!

February 3 (Sunday) Super Bowl Party

April 6 (Saturday) Progressive Dinner

June 14 (Friday) Potluck Dinner & Trivia Event

August 16 (Friday) Diner Dinner & Movie – Hamburgers & Hot Dogs in the Diner & Movie in the Theater

November 8 (Saturday) Pizza Dinner & Bunco

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TU Tickets

Charlotte and I have a pair of TU tickets for Saturday night’s football game against UConn. Kickoff is at 6pm. Free to first caller – (918) 496-0215.

Roger

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