Maranatha news for May 20-26

Dear Maranatha friends,

What a great morning we had with Dr. Mouzon Biggs as our teacher! I hope you all enjoyed hearing him as much as I did. You can hear recordings of his presentation, and all of our lessons, at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Because we met in the sanctuary, we didn’t have snacks or a prayer by one of our members last week. We also didn’t hear class announcements or joys and concerns, so this week’s email will be short and sweet.

This Sunday we are meeting with Wesley Fellowship Class and hosting a brunch for them at 9:45 in the Asbury Room. We hope you can come help honor them before they join the Homebuilders Class on July 1. Many signed up to bring a particular dish but feel free to come and bring something of your choice even if you didn’t get to sign up.

Happy birthday to Clark Bundren last Sunday, to Angie Dale and Bill Gertson on the 22nd and to Jane Smith on the 25th! Congratulations to Rick and Melanie Evans and to Rex and Allene Donley, who are celebrating anniversaries this week.

UPCOMING CLASS EVENTS:

Thursday, May 24 – Our class will help with the Compassion Dinner again.

Thursday, May 31 – Class social with live music at Tulsa Botanical Garden

Thursday, June 7 – Utica Square Fifth Night Party, 6:30 (auction item)

June 24, 3:00-7:00 p.m. – Class potluck picnic at Keystone State Park with fried chicken provided. Dave Shepherd’s bluegrass band will play and there will be games and great fellowship.

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

Please continue to keep Jennifer Hall in your prayers. Her cancer has spread to her brain. If you would like to send a card, she is staying with her daughter, Samantha Slater, at 120 W Sequoyah Avenue, Oologah OK 74053. You can also email her at nannyhall.

Thanks for all you mean to our class! We’ll look forward to seeing you Sunday in the Asbury Room.

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Published in: on May 23, 2018 at 10:15 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha news for May 20-26  

Maranatha news for May 13-19

Dear Maranatha friends,

CHANGE OF PLANS FOR THIS SUNDAY! Rabbi Charles Sherman was to be our teacher, but he has had an emergency that requires him to be out of town. Instead, we have a wonderful opportunity to hear our own Dr. Mouzon Biggs! Please keep Rabbi Sherman in your prayers – he promises to reschedule after the summer.

We will still join Pilgrimage, Journey and Amy Venable’s Bible Study Class in the sanctuary Sunday, and will not have refreshments or class business. Please plan to check in at the back of the sanctuary when you arrive, then sit in one of the two south sections, as close to the front as possible. Rick will introduce Dr. Biggs promptly at 9:45, then he will have most of the hour to teach. It will be a great morning!

Many thanks to Dr. Ruth Weston for her thought-provoking series on Mary the past two weeks. You can hear recordings of her presentations, and all of our lessons, at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thanks to William Meyer for leading us in prayer, and to the Griffins and Roses for our snacks last week.

Happy birthday to Jim Embrey! Congratulations to Debra and Scott Morgan, who are celebrating an anniversary this week!

Welcome to our guest, Matthew Klein.

Be sure to mark your calendar for our Christmas party and auction on December 14.

Our class will host a brunch honoring Wesley Fellowship Class in the Asbury Room on Sunday, May 27. Wesley Fellowship will officially join the Homebuilders Class on July 1.

Thanks to all who helped with lunch for the family after the memorial service for Angie’s mom, Lou Ann Dale, yesterday.

UPCOMING CLASS EVENTS:

Thursday, May 24 – Our class will help with the Compassion Dinner again

Saturday, May 19 – Downtown Dwellers’ Progressive Dinner (auction item)

Thursday, May 31 – Class social with live music at Tulsa Botanical Garden

Thursday, June 7 – Utica Square Fifth Night Party, 6:30 (auction item)

June 24, 3:00-7:00 p.m. – Potluck picnic at Keystone State Park with fried chicken provided. Dave Shepherd’s bluegrass band will play and there will be games and great fellowship.

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

Bob Russell had surgery yesterday and is now recovering.

Our prayers go out to Jennifer Hall, whose cancer has now spread to her brain, and whose mother, Margaret Rose Lamb, passed away this week. Margaret’s service will be held tomorrow morning at 10:00 in the sanctuary. If you would like to send a card, she is staying with her daughter, Samantha Slater, at 120 W Sequoyah Avenue, Oologah OK 74053. You can also email her at nannyhall.

Bethany Willyard is really in need of a job.

Bruce Chucoski’s sister in Oklahoma City is dealing with blood clot issues.

Paul Giessen shared a concern that his wife’s friend lost her battle against cancer Sunday, and a joy that his daughter has graduated from college and will work at Saint Francis, and his son is starting an internship.

Congratulations to Debra Morgan, who was honored as Teacher of the Year at the Sistema Tulsa concert last Friday evening. It was a wonderful event!

OTHER REQUESTS:

The 2018 Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma’s Rally Walk and 5K is this Sunday, May 20th, at the ORU Mabee Center. Doors open at 1:00 p.m., the 5K starts at 2:00 and the walk begins at 2:05 p.m.

If you would like to join Jeff and Julie Allen and other class members in the fight against Parkinson’s, click on the link below, register as a new participant and join “TEAM JULES.” Then fill out your information and make any donation that you might want to give. https://secure2.convio.net/pfo/site/TRR/RallyWalk/General/708875199?pg=utype&fr_id=1110

Thanks for all you mean to our class! We’ll look forward to seeing you Sunday in the sanctuary –

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Update – Margaret Rose Lamb

Services for Jennifer Hall’s mother, Margaret Rose Lamb, have been moved to the sanctuary and will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 17, 2018. More information can be found here: http://www.collinsvillefh.com/obituary/margaret-lamb?fh_id=10696.

Roger and Rick

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Jennifer Hall’s Mother

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Jennifer Hall’s mother Margaret Rose Lamb, who passed away this week. Her service is tomorrow – Thursday, May 17th – at Boston Avenue in Rose Chapel and will be a small service without a reception. The only thing the family has asked is prayers for the loss of Margaret as well as for Jennifer.
Jennifer’s cancer has spread to tumors on the brain. They are now treating her with cyber knife. Because of the care that Jennifer needs at this time, since she cannot drive or stay by herself during treatment, her daughter Samantha Slater has moved her into her home.

If you would like to send a card to Jennifer, please send it to Samantha Slater’s address 120 West Sequoyah Ave, Oologah, OK 74053-3018. Jennifer can also be reached via e-mail at nannyhall.

Please join us in keeping Jennifer and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Roger and Rick

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Maranatha newsletter for May 6

Dear Maranatha friends,

Many thanks to Dr. Ruth Weston for the first lesson in her two-week series entitled, “Protestant Perspectives on Mary.” You can hear a recording of her presentation at http://www.bostonavenue.org/uploads/media/audio/180506maranatha.mp3.

Dr. Weston will conclude her series this Sunday, then Rabbi Charles Sherman will teach us the following week, May 20. We will join Pilgrimage, Journey and Amy Venable’s Bible Study Class in the sanctuary that day. There will be no refreshments or class business – just a brief introduction at 9:45 so that Rabbi Sherman can have most of the hour to teach.

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thanks to Richard Wansley for leading us in prayer, and to the Wansleys and Solomons for our snacks. William Meyer will lead us in prayer this Sunday and the Griffins and Roses will be our hosts.

Happy Anniversary to Mike and Laura Daniel and Roger and Charlotte Rowe! We had no birthdays this week.

A love offering was taken Sunday for Clarkie Williams’ brother Freddie, who is having a benefit for his Alzheimer’s treatment in Pine Bluff AR on May 19. She hopes to attend the event with her son, and we would like to help her with expenses for the trip. If you were not in class Sunday and would like to help, talk to Rick Evans.

The Drillers’ party, an auction item, has been rescheduled for Friday, July 6. If you bought that party and are unable to attend, be sure to invite someone else to attend in your place. Please don’t discard your old tickets until you hear from Mickey Maus.

Our Christmas party and auction is set for December 14.

Karen Campbell reported that our class will honor Wesley Fellowship Class with a brunch in the Asbury Room on Sunday, May 27. Wesley Fellowship will officially join the Homebuilders Class on July 1. Sign up Sunday if you can bring something that day.

A memorial service for Angie’s mom, Lou Ann Dale, will be held this Tuesday May 15, at 11:00 a.m. Pour class will provide a luncheon for the family after the service, at about 1:00 p.m. Please contact Allene Donley or Sharon Earley if you are interested in helping provide food.

Rick and Roger praised Angie for the excellent work she is doing on the Strategic Process Review for our church.

UPCOMING CLASS EVENTS:

Thursdays, May 10 & 24 – Our class will help with the Compassion Dinner

Friday, May 11 – Sistema Tulsa’s final spring concert at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 19 – Downtown Dwellers’ Progressive Dinner (auction item)

Thursday, May 31 – Class social with live music at Tulsa Botanical Garden

June 24, 3:00-7:00 p.m. – Class social at Keystone State Park – a potluck dinner with fried chicken provided. Dave Shepherd’s band will play and there will be games and lots of great fellowship.

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

Charlotte Rowe’s sister and brother are struggling with health concerns.

Ginny and Jerry LeDoux are celebrating their grandson’s 21st birthday.

Pam Sherman’s daughter Bethany has returned to class after struggling with health issues.

Amber Young shared that she had three granddaughters and is now officially known as “Nana.”

OTHER REQUESTS:

The 2018 Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma’s Rally Walk and 5K is May 20th at the ORU Mabee Center. Doors open at 1:00 p.m., the 5K starts at 2:00 and the walk begins at 2:05 p.m.

If you would like to join Jeff and Julie Allen and other class members in the fight against Parkinson’s, click on the link below, register as a new participant and join “TEAM JULES.” Then fill out your information and make any donation that you might want to give. https://secure2.convio.net/pfo/site/TRR/RallyWalk/General/708875199?pg=utype&fr_id=1110

Thanks for all you mean to our class! We’ll look forward to seeing you Sunday –

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Love Offering Basket this Sunday

The love offering basket will be out on Sunday, and the purpose of the offering requires some explanation. If you are so inclined, please place your gift in the basket.

Clarkie Williams’ brother Freddie is having a benefit for his Alzheimer’s treatment in Pine Bluff AR on May 19. She is hopeful of attending the event with her son but is not financially capable of making the trip. Clarkie wrote a letter to Rev. Wiggs regarding the event, and he appropriately forwarded it to Roger and me.

We won’t make any comments about this in class Sunday but will have the basket near the coffee pot. Comments would be awkward if Clarkie is present.

See you Sunday! Invite a friend!

Rick Evans

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Maranatha newsletter for the week of April 29

Dear Maranatha friends,

Marita Morgan completed her thought-provoking lesson last Sunday (Thanks, Marita!), and this Sunday Dr. Ruth Weston will begin a two-week series entitled, “Protestant Perspectives on Mary.” You can hear a recording of last Sunday’s lesson at http://www.bostonavenue.org/uploads/media/audio/180429maranatha.mp3.

Rabbi Charles Sherman will teach us on May 20, and we will join Pilgrimage, Journey and the Pastor’s Bible Study Class in the sanctuary. We will not have refreshments or class business that day, just a brief introduction at 9:45 so that Rabbi Sherman can have most of the hour to teach us.

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to our guest, Larkin McCann.

Thanks to Jerry LeDoux for leading us in prayer, and to Barbara Meehan and Mickey and Carol Maus for our snacks. Richard Wansley will have our prayer this Sunday and the Wansleys and Solomons will be our hosts.

Happy birthday to Brenda Worthington, Susie Butterworth and Kirk Place this week!

Mickey Maus announced that the Drillers’ party that was rained out has been rescheduled for Friday, July 6. If you bought that party and are unable to attend, be sure to invite someone else to take your place. Also, don’t discard your old tickets yet – Mickey is checking to see if new ones will be issued.

UPCOMING CLASS EVENTS:

Thursdays, May 10 & 24 – Our class will help with the Compassion Dinner

Friday, May 11 – Sistema Tulsa’s final spring concert.

Saturday, May 19 – Downtown Dwellers’ Progressive Dinner (auction item)

Thursday, May 31 – Class social with live music at Tulsa Botanical Garden

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

Please keep Janet Purinton in your prayers as she continues to improve. She hopes to be back soon.

Our hearts go out to Angie Dale, Jim McCann, and all their family after the death of Angie’s mom, Lou Ann Dale. Her service will be held on Tuesday morning, May 15.

CHURCH NEWS:

All are invited to the third floor this Sunday after the 11:00 service to thank Debbie Peterson, our Director of Mid High Youth, for her wonderful ministry. She will retire this month.

United Methodist Women will host Mighty! Guidance to Personal Empowerment and Self Esteem this Sunday May 6, 12:15-2:00 p.m. in room J221. All are welcome. Linda Alegria will present “Internal Mindfulness” and Rodney Garner will speak on “Personal Safety.” There is no cost to attend, and a box lunch may be purchased in advance for $10.

OTHER REQUESTS:

The 2018 Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma’s Rally Walk and 5K is May 20th at the ORU Mabee Center. Doors open at 1:00 p.m., the 5K starts at 2:00 and the walk begins at 2:05 p.m.

If you would like to join Jeff and Julie Allen and other class members in the fight against Parkinson’s, click on the link below, register as a new participant and join “TEAM JULES.” Then fill out your information and make any donation that you might want to give. https://secure2.convio.net/pfo/site/TRR/RallyWalk/General/708875199?pg=utype&fr_id=1110

Thanks for all you mean to our class! We’ll look forward to seeing you Sunday –

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Lou Ann Dale

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Angie’s mother, Lou Ann Dale earlier this morning. Angie has indicated that only our continued prayers and friendship are needed at this time. Services will be delayed until after Molleigh can complete her finals next week and graduate.

Please join us in keeping Angie, Jim and their family in our thoughts and prayers.

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Maranatha newsletter for Sunday, April 22

Dear Maranatha friends,

Thanks to Marita Morgan for her interesting lesson, “The Kingdom of God.” She gave us some good thoughts to ponder, and a homework assignment. If you want a good grade when she teaches again this Sunday, be sure to read Matthew 13 before class. You can find a recording of last Sunday’s lesson at http://www.bostonavenue.org/uploads/media/audio/180422maranatha.mp3.

Dr. Ruth Weston will teach May 6 and 13. Her series is entitled, “Protestant Perspectives on Mary.” Then Rabbi Charles Sherman will teach us on May 20. We will join Pilgrimage, Journey and the Pastor’s Bible Study Class in the sanctuary that day – and we’ll tell you more about that soon!

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thanks to Sarah Maldonado for leading us in an Earth Day prayer, complete with recyclable bags given to a few lucky class members. Thanks to Glenna Arnott and Karen Campbell for our snacks. Jerry LeDoux will lead us in prayer this Sunday and Barbara Meehan and Mickey and Carol Maus will be our hosts.

Happy birthday to Sarah Smith today, the 23rd!

Mickey Maus announced that the Drillers’ party that was rained out will be rescheduled soon. In the meantime, the sponsors of that party are willing to hire out as rainmakers, as this is the second year their party plans have brought rain to T-town.

Sharon Earley asked for volunteers to drive the church van or be a “ride along” to pick up guests for our Compassion Dinners, which are usually held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Drivers must be checked out on the vans. Maranatha is scheduled to help with those dinners in May, then Compassion takes a break during the summer.

Upcoming class events:

April 28 – Hot Diggety Dog Party (auction item)

May 19 – Downtown Dwellers’ Progressive Dinner (auction item)

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

Janet Purinton is home from the hospital and is doing much better. She hopes to be back in class soon.

Remember Angie’s mom, LouAnn Dale, and her doctors on Wednesday as she undergoes surgery to replace a heart valve.

Pam Sherman’s foot surgery went very well. She may need help with transportation for a while.

Clarkie Williams announced that there will be a benefit for her brother on May 19 at his church.

Melanie and Dave Shepherd are grieving the death of their 18-year-old pet cat.

The Wansleys just enjoyed a trip to Korea and Thailand to see their children and grandchildren.

Barbara Meehan is celebrating that her daughter Lisa, son-in-law Boone, and (most importantly) little granddaughter Charlotte are moving back to Tulsa.

CHURCH NEWS:

United Methodist Women will host Mighty! Guidance to Personal Empowerment and Self Esteem on Sunday May 6, from 12:15-2:00 p.m. in room J221. All are welcome. Linda Alegria will present “Internal Mindfulness” and Rodney Garner will speak on “Personal Safety.” There is no cost to attend, and a box lunch may be purchased in advance for $10.

OTHER REQUESTS:

Neighbor for Neighbor’s fundraiser, an Exhibition of Racin’ & Ropin’ with a humorist relative of Will Rogers as a special guest, will be held April 28, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Tom and Courtney O’Brien’s estate, 6655 Riva Ridge Road. It will include a live auction and “lots of BBQ and eats.” Call 918-425-5578, ext. 101 for more information or to RSVP.

The 2018 Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma’s Rally Walk and 5K is May 20th at the ORU Mabee Center. Doors open at 1:00 p.m., the 5K starts at 2:00 and the walk begins at 2:05 p.m.

If you would like to join Jeff and Julie Allen and other class members in the fight against Parkinson’s, click on the link below, register as a new participant and join “TEAM JULES”. Then fill out your information and make any donation that you might want to give. https://secure2.convio.net/pfo/site/TRR/RallyWalk/General/708875199?pg=utype&fr_id=1110

Thanks for all you add to our class! We’ll look forward to seeing you Sunday –

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Newsletter for April 15

Dear Maranatha friends,

We thank Dr. Sarah Morice Brubaker, soon-to-be Associate Professor of Theology at Phillips Theological Seminary, for her second lesson on truthfulness. You can hear it at http://www.bostonavenue.org/uploads/media/audio/180415maranatha.mp3.

Marita Morgan will teach "The Kingdom of God" the next two Sundays, then Dr. Ruth Weston will teach “Protestant Perspectives on Mary” on May 6 and 13.

Be sure to mark your calendar for May 20, when Rabbi Sherman will be our teacher. We will join Pilgrimage, Journey and the Pastor’s Bible Study Class in the sanctuary that day. More details as we get closer!

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thanks to Sharon Chucoski for leading us in prayer and to the Rowes and LeDouxs for our snacks. Sarah Maldonado will give our prayer this Sunday and Glenna Arnott and Karen Campbell will be our hosts.

Happy birthday to Ed Vierheller, Joey Manduano and Mickey Maus this week. Congratulations to the Manduanos and Linskys, who are celebrating anniversaries.

Upcoming class events:

April 21 – Drillers Baseball Party (auction item)

April 21 and 22 – Work team goes to the Boys’ Ranch

April 28 – Hot Diggety Dog Party (auction item)

May 19 – Downtown Progressive Dinner (auction item)

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

Janet Purinton is now fighting cellulitis, in addition to injuries from her recent fall, and is on IV antibiotics.

LouAnn Dale, Angie’s mom, is hospitalized and undergoing tests for significant lung and heart issues.

Pam Sherman will have foot surgery on the 19h. She may need help with transportation for a while.

Jim Embrey’s friend Ashley is working to overcome a meth addiction.

The Staat Family is dealing with multiple challenges.

Jeannie Payton’s friend Valerie is having a hard time.

Wanda Williams thanked the class for our prayers. Her son-in-law is slowly recovering and is now in physical therapy.

CHURCH NEWS:

The Senior Seekers trip to Gilcrease Museum to tour the Norman Rockwell exhibit is this Thursday, April 19, at 11:30. Call Melanie Linsky at the church, 918-583-5181, for information or to make a reservation.

United Methodist Women will host Mighty! Guidance to Personal Empowerment and Self Esteem on Sunday May 6, from 12:15-2:00 p.m. in room J221. All are welcome. Presenters are Linda Alegria (Internal Mindfulness) and Rodney Garner (Personal Safety). There is no cost to attend, but a box lunch may be purchased in advance for $10.

OTHER REQUESTS:

Ann Smith, Director of Neighbor for Neighbor, came to class to invite everyone to their fundraiser, an Exhibition of Racin’ & Ropin’ with a humorist relative of Will Rogers as a special guest. It will take place on April 28 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Tom and Courtney O’Brien’s estate, 6655 Riva Ridge Road, and will include a live auction and “lots of delicious BBQ and eats.” Call 918-425-5578, ext. 101 for more information or to RSVP.

Julie and Jeff Allen invite you to participate in the 2018 Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma’s Rally Walk and 5K on May 20th at the ORU Mabee Center. Doors open at 1:00 p.m., 5K starts at 2:00 and the walk begins at 2:05 p.m.

Jeff writes, “This fundraiser is an opportunity for Tulsans to come together to raise awareness and celebrate the lives of more than 15,000 Oklahomans living with Parkinson’s Disease. There will be lots of fun activities for kids…and grandkids! If you would like to join us, please click on the link below, register as a new participant and join “TEAM JULES”. Then fill out your information and make any donation that you might want to give. https://secure2.convio.net/pfo/site/TRR/RallyWalk/General/708875199?pg=utype&fr_id=1110

We so very much appreciate our Maranatha Class and the love and support that we have always received.”

Thanks so much for all you mean to our class! We’ll see you Sunday –

Published in: on April 17, 2018 at 10:32 pm  Comments Off on Newsletter for April 15