Maranatha Newsletter – Feb 16

Speaker

Rev. Susanna Weslie Southard began part 3 of the Apocryphal Narratives that she has been sharing with us these past few years. She is teaching on the book of Judith, a fictional story of a widow who becomes a savior for Israel. She will continue with her lesson next Sunday so make plans to be here.

Visitors

Welcome to repeat visitors Tom & Sue Bennett and to Deborah Robertson. Our speaker, Susanna, also brought a visitor to class. Tom & Sue have been here at least three times, so we now consider them members. Be sure to meet and welcome them the next chance you get.

Class Helpers and Announcements

Thank you to Bill & Karen Tankersley and Paula Scott for the snacks and greeting.

Thank you to Lynn Jessie for the prayer.

Next Sunday Becky Morris and Glenna Arnott will be providing snacks and Janet Purinton will bring us the prayer.

Please remember to sign in at the attendance table each Sunday.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Happy birthday to the following folks :

Sam Smith – 17th

Dean O. Todd – 18th

Happy Anniversary to Rob & Susie Morgan.

Upcoming Social Activities

The auction event "Got Wood: Axe Throwing" will be this coming Saturday, February 22nd, from 1:00 to 2:30pm. It is located at 103 E. Main St, Jenks. Please call Jim or Julie at 918-625-3373 if you have any questions.

Saturday, March 7, the class will enjoy a meal together at Calaveras Mexican Grill (next door to Circle Cinema) at 5:30 followed by the viewing of the Disney remake Wendy at 7:00 at Circle Cinema, 10 S Lewis Ave. Please sign up and pay for your $7 movie ticket in advance so the organizers can purchase a block of tickets. Contact Karen Campbell with questions.

Each Tuesday at 11:30, the Maranatha Men meet for lunch and conversation at Smitty’s Garage at 71st and Sheridan. Come join the fun whenever you are free.

Christmas Party/Auction – December 12 at Tulsa Country Club

Upcoming Mission Opportunities

Tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb 18, is the annual System fundraiser at 7:00 at Boston Avenue. Tickets for the concert are available at the door and proceeds will be matched by the Oklahoma Methodist Foundation. This year the concert features violinist Tessa Lark.

April 10 – Serving dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless

July 26 – Serving dinner at Redemption Church

September – Operation School Bell

Oct 9 – Serving dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless

Nov 22 – Serving dinner at Redemption Church

Joys and Concerns

Wanda Williams was back in class today.

Mary Bundren is recovering from hip replacement.

Martha Blevins is doing well after cataract surgery.

John Sherman is recovering from cochlear implant surgery.

We have about a dozen class members enjoying a trip to the Holy Land with David Wiggs and other Boston Avenue folks.

Karen Gillis-Tinlin is the Maranatha contact for February. Please to not hesitate to reach out to her.

If you miss announcing a prayer request in class, feel free to email me at earleysharon1 with your request.

Published in: on February 17, 2020 at 5:58 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha Newsletter – Feb 16  

Maranatha Newsletter – Feb 9

Good Morning Maranatha,

Last Sunday our class joined with other classes in Community Hall to hear about Boston Avenue’s new national mission partner, McCurdy Ministries, in New Mexico. It was very informative and interesting.

I was asked to pass on a few prayer requests:

Rob Reck’s brother is in ICU at St Johns.
John Sherman was scheduled to have his hearing implant surgery this week (Tuesday, I believe).
Pam Sherman’s daughter, Bethany, has been diagnosed with shingles.

Please keep these folks in your prayers.

See you Sunday and Happy Valentines Day.

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Maranatha Class Newsletter – February 2

Next Sunday

We will be attending the presentation about McCurdy Ministries in Community Hall at 9:45. McCurdy Ministries is Boston Avenue’s new national mission partner. We will not be having a normal Sunday school class.

Speaker

Philip Boone shared with us information about the Mid-High youth and their activities, including Mid-High Mosaic upcoming in October. He also told us about the Ascends Podcasts that the church does. Thank you, Philip.

Visitors

Welcome to repeat visitors Keith & Charlotte Montgomery and to Joe Morgan (Scott and Debra’s son). Keith & Charlotte also joined us Sunday evening at the Super Bowl party.

Class Helpers and Announcements

Thank you to Jim & Julee Embry and Dave & Melanie Shepherd for the snacks and greeting.

Thank you to Judith Payton for the prayer.

Please remember to sign in at the attendance table each Sunday.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Happy birthday to the following folks :

Paul Giessen – 2nd

Art Campbell – 7th

Laura Daniel – 8th

Karey Low – 8th

There are no anniversaries this week. Again!!

Upcoming Social Activities

Each Tuesday at 11:30, the Maranatha Men meet for lunch and conversation at Smitty’s Garage at 71st and Sheridan. Come join the fun whenever you are free.

Christmas Party/Auction – December 12 at Tulsa Country Club

Upcoming Mission Opportunities

Sunday, February 9th is the annual church chili cookoff. We would love to again have a winning entry from Maranatha. Jim Embry took that honor in 2019. If you have a tasty chili recipe, please considering contacting the church and entering the competition.

April 10 – Serving dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless

July 26 – Serving dinner at Redemption Church

September – Operation School Bell

Oct 9 – Serving dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless

Nov 22 – Serving dinner at Redemption Church

Joys and Concerns

Wanda Williams is bed-ridden with bronchitis/asthma.

Mary Bundren is recovering from hip replacement.

Martha Blevins was scheduled to have cataract surgery today (Monday).

Karen Gillis-Tinlin is the Maranatha contact for February. Please to not hesitate to reach out to her.

Other Announcements

Beth Green, CEO of Brief Media, was recently awarded the Feather in Her Cap Award. This award was established in 2017 by a group of women leaders in the animal health industry who formed the non-profit Feather in Her Cap Association, Inc. to honor women who have made outstanding contributions in animal health through scientific, industrial or commercial excellence and by demonstrating commitment to mentoring women. Congratulations, Beth!

You should expect to receive a survey soon to get your input regarding our annual Christmas party/auction. Your opinion matters to be sure to fill it out and return it. Thanks.

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Maranatha Newsletter – January 19th

Next Sunday

We will be attending the State of the Church presentation in Jubilee Hall at 9:45. Also, next Sunday is a Unity Service at 11:00 so there will be no 9:00 service. We will not be having a normal Sunday school class.

Speaker

Rev. Eva Marie Campbell shared with us from the book The God We Can Know – Exploring the “I Am” Statements of Jesus by Rob Fuquay encouraging us to trust in God one step at a time on life’s journey.

Visitors

Welcome to visitors Charlene Tallent (Karen Campbell’s mother) and Joe Morgan (Scott and Debra’s son) who blew through class for a brief visit.

Class Helpers and Announcements

Thank you to Sam & Sarah Smith and Roger & Charlotte Rowe for the snacks and greeting.

Thank you to Meredith Davison for the prayer.

In two weeks (Feb 2nd):

Jim & Julie Embry and Dave & Melanie Shepherd will provide snacks and greet us as we arrive.

Ed Payton will have the prayer.

Please remember to sign in at the attendance table each Sunday.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Happy birthday to the following folks (next two weeks):

Martha Blevins – 21st

Bill Tankersley – 21st

Thad Leonard – 25th

Wanda Williams – 26th

Rob Morgan – 26th

Judy Harkins – 28th

Susan Rose – 30th

Sarah Maldonado – 30th

There are no anniversaries this week.

Upcoming Social Activities

Super Bowl Party – 5:00pm on Feb 2nd at Jeff Allen’s home. Sign up to bring a food item. Coffee, tea and lemonade will be provided. If you prefer an adult beverage, please bring your own. Contact Karen Campbell or Paula Scott with questions or to sign up if you won’t be in class.

Christmas Party/Auction – December 12 at Tulsa Country Club

Upcoming Mission Opportunities

Pam Sherman alerted us to the Family and Children’s Services need of clothing (Sweaters sz L – XXL, mens pants sz 30-34, women pants sz 12 & larger, coats sz M – XXL and blankets of all sizes). Bring your items to Pam at church or take them directly to Family and Children’s Services.

April 10 – Serving dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless

July 26 – Serving dinner at Redemption Church

Oct 9 – Serving dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless

Nov 22 – Serving dinner at Redemption Church

Joys and Concerns

Sharon Chucoski asked for prayers for Bruce’s sister, Lisa, (who visited us recently) who has fluid around the heart.

Kate Staat unexpectedly lost her job and is searching for another. If you have any leads, please contact her.

Mary Staat was feeling blessed this morning as she was sitting next to the ladies who served as bridesmaids at her wedding.

We’ve just been notified that we are losing one of Exodus House Apt M residents, Cynthia Burright, due to noncompliance with the program requirements. Please pray for her.

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Maranatha Newsletter – January 12

Speaker

Rev Jen Logsden-Kellogg finished up her lesson on Evangelism and Welcoming ministries. Her lesson was both thought provoking and insightful. She taught us all how to be evangelists in a positive way.

Next week Eva Marie Campbell will be here to enlighten us.

Visitors

Welcome to visitors Tom & Sue Bennett

Class Helpers and Announcements

Thank you to Jeff Allen, Beth Green and Art & Karen Campbell for the snacks and greeting.

Thank you to Michelle Place for the prayer.

Next week:

Gary & Patti Smith and Roger & Charlotte Rowe will provide snacks and greet next week.

Ed Payton will have the prayer.

Please remember to sign in at the attendance table each Sunday.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Happy birthday to the following folks:

David Rose, 12th

Kristy Hayes, 14th

Jimmy Berg, 15th

David Worthington, 26th

There are no anniversaries this week.

Upcoming Social Activities

Super Bowl Party – 5:00pm on Feb 2nd at Jeff Allen’s home. Sign up to bring a food item. Coffee, tea and lemonade will be provided. If you prefer an adult beverage, please bring your own. Contact Karen Campbell with questions or to sign up if you won’t be in class.

Upcoming Mission Opportunities

July 26th – Serving dinner at Redemption Church

Nov 22nd – Serving dinner at Redemption Church

Joys and Concerns

Melanie Evans asked for prayers for their daughter who may face induced labor.

Paula Scott asked for prayers for a friend from Belize.

Class Business

During a meeting of the new 2020 Maranatha class officers this week, a motion was made, seconded and approved to formally establish the office of Past President with the following responsibilities:

  • Contact new church members who are referred to the class by church staff and/or the BAMC Welcoming Committee and invite them to visit the Maranatha class.
  • Contact Maranatha class visitors who may be prospective class members (excludes out of town visitors, other Sunday school class members, etc.) to thank them for coming, invite them back, and answer any questions they may have.
  • Recruit other Maranatha class members to assist in these efforts as needed.

Dave Grim will serve in this role for 2020. Thank you, Dave.

Published in: on January 14, 2020 at 5:07 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha Newsletter – January 12  

Maranatha Newsletter – Jan 5

Happy New Year Maranatha!

Speaker

Sunday morning we met and learned more about our new Rev. Jen Logsdon-Kellogg who shared her history, calling, and mission with us. She also shared about what evangelism means to her. Jen will be back with us next week to continue a discussion of evangelism.

Class Helpers and Announcements

Thank you to Scott & Debra Morgan and Rick & Melanie Evans for the snacks and greeting.

Thank you to Bruce Chucoski for the prayer.

Next week:

Jeff Allen has guilty snacks and set-up and Art & Karen Campbell have healthy snacks and clean-up.

Please remember to sign in at the attendance table each Sunday.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Happy birthday to the following folks:

Jim Seymour (3rd)

Suzanne Hood (5th)

Gary Smith (8th)

Ken Privett (10th)

There are no anniversaries this week.

Visitors

Welcome to the following visitors:

Ralph & Lisa Barras (Bruce Chucoski’s sister and brother-in-law)

Lorena Hodges (an Apt M resident at Exodus House)

Charlotte Montgomery

Tom & Sue Bennett

Upcoming Social Activities

Super Bowl Party – 5:00pm on Feb 2nd at Jeff Allen’s home. Sign up to bring a food item. Coffee, tea and lemonade will be provided. If you prefer an adult beverage, please bring your own. Contact Karen Campbell with questions or to sign up if you won’t be in class.

Yummy Yoga (an auction party) is next weekend, Jan 11, for those who purchased it.

Upcoming Mission Opportunities

July 26th – Serving dinner at Redemption Church

Nov 22nd – Serving dinner at Redemption Church

Joys and Concerns

We celebrated today with Pam Sherman whose granddaughter became engaged.

We also celebrated today with Bruce Chucoski whose father just had a wonderful 80th birthday celebration with family.

Keep the family of Jess Evans (Rick’s father), who passed recently, in your prayers.

We also lift up in prayer all the unspoken joys and concerns.

New Class Officers

With the coming of 2020 also comes a new slate of class officers. Please welcome:

President: Michael Dishman

VP-Curriculum: Mary Bundren & Shari Goodwin

VP-Finance: Kendall Carpenter & Dave Grim

VP-Missions: Bruce & Sharon Chucoski

Treasurer: Mark & Susie Butterworth

Social Chair: Karen Campbell and team

Auction Chair: Scott Gardner & Jim McCann

Attendance: Sarah Maldonado

Greeter/Refreshment Coordinator: Becky Morris and Scott & Debra Morgan

Reporter (for The Word): Pam Sherman

Maranatha Chair: Carol Maus and team

Historian: Pam Low

Webmaster: Barbara Meehan

Prayer Coordinator: Meredith Davison

Newsletter (email): Sharon Earley

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The Evan’s Family

Class… Rick Evans’ father has passed away. The funeral will be Saturday, January 4 at 2:00 pm at Boston Avenue. The family has asked for a lunch to be provided by our class before the service. If you are able to offer a dish, contact Carol Maus at 918-361-5392.

Dave

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Jerry’s mom

Class… please see Ginny LeDoux’s email below. Keep them in your prayers.

Dave

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12 / 22

This week is our Brunch with the Journey class. Bring your dish to share. Also bring your your check book to pay for auction items!Please keep Sarah Maldonado and her family in your prayers, her cousin died last week.
Kip Jones thanks everyone who sent him Christmas cards.
Michelle Place’s mother visited us as did Mrs Tallent (Karen Campbell’s mom)
Sunday will be Dave’s last week as President. Did you know he made it to class every week?
Good going Dave!

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Class Officer Openings

Class… We still have some Class Officer openings for next year. The are:1. Auction Leaders
2. News Reporter
3. Web Master

If anyone is interested, has questions, or would like to discuss feel free to contact me.

Dave
918-640-5388

Published in: on December 19, 2019 at 3:48 pm  Comments Off on Class Officer Openings