Maranatha Newsletter – November 24-30, 2019

Dr. Don Hertzler completed his series of lessons for the month of November on "The Discernment in the Desert-the Exodus and Settlement of the Jews". This week we learned about Moses. Thanks to Many thanks for the interesting and informative lessons this month!

Visitors

Lorena Hodges and Linda Goodno visited our class on Sunday.

Class Celebrations

Birthdays this week include Sandi Gardner (25), Lynn Goodwin (26), Patti Smith (26) and Rex Donley (30). No class members celebrated their anniversaries this week.

Prayer
Becky Morris gave the prayer today. Next Sunday Richard Wansley will be giving the prayer.

Snacks
The Wansleys and the Russels provided snacks for the class on Sunday. The Grims and Mary Staat will be serving snacks next Sunday.

Class Announcements

  • The class approved the following fall donations:
  1. $2,000 Restore Hope (with GKFF matching)
  2. $2,000 "Project Carino" at McCurdy Ministries in Espinola, NM
  3. $1,500 OCCJ Camp Anytown Scholarships
  4. $ 500 Port Arthur, TX "Shepherd’s Inn"
  5. $ 500 Camp Egan District Arts Camp
  6. $ 400 Reimburse the Grims for class member assistance
  7. $ 300 Angel Tree
  8. $ 300 Quilting for Others

TOTAL $7,500

  • The Redemption dinner was on Sunday afternoon, November 24.
  • The Christmas Auction Party is Saturday, December 7. Please remember to donate something to the party so we can raise a lot of money this year for missions! If you are planning a party, here are the dates that are already set for our class parties next year: Superbowl Party – Feb. 2; Movie at Circle Cinema – March 6 or 7; Anniversary Party – May 1st; BABA – July ?; Dinners for 8 – September 11; Bunko – Nov. 6th. Also remember that Easter is April 12 and that the BAY Troupe will be the first weekend of April.
  • Don’t forget: There are still openings for officers who will serve the class next year.

Church Announcements

  • Advent will start next week.
  • The church needs greeters for Christmas events. Contact Karen Campbell if you can help.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Meredith and Carol

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Funeral food for Diane’s dad

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Diane Martin’s dad

Class… see Amy’s email below.

Dave

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Diane Martin’s dad

Class… an addition to the below email. Diane’s father’s funeral is 2:00 pm that same day.

Dave

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Diane Martin’s dad

Class… Diane Martin’s dad passed away. The funeral will be at Boston Avenue Tuesday, November 26 at 2:00 pm. She has asked for the class to prepare lunch for her family that day at noon. If you wish to bring a dish, please contact Sharon Chucoski (501-258-3055), she will be coordinating this effort.

Thanks,

Dave

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10 November, 2019 16:22

Dr. Don Hertzler continued his series of lessons for the month of November on "The Discernment in the Desert-the Exodus and Settlement of the Jews". Today he discussed issues involved with the Hebrews traveling across the desert.

Visitors

Tom and Sue Bennett visited our class on Sunday. We were also visited by Cynthia Burright, our new apartment M occupant.

Class Celebrations

Birthdays this week include Nancy Manduano (12), Sharon Chucoski (14), Carol Maus (16) and Walter Berg (16). No class members celebrated their anniversaries this week.

Prayer
Sarah Maldonaudo gave the prayer today. Next Sunday Mary Bundren will be giving the prayer.

Snacks
The Morgans and the Shermans provided snacks for the class on Sunday. The Evans and the Butterworths will be serving snacks on Sunday.

Class Announcements

  • Our class helped sign up over 80 families at Restore Hope for Thanksgiving baskets last week
  • Attendees had great fun at the Pizza and Bunco Party last night, Friday, November 8.
  • There will be an Exodus House Open House on Tuesday, November 12 from 4:30-7:00 pm. It’s a great opportunity to get to know our new apartment occupant, Cynthia.
  • The Redemption dinner will be November 24.
  • The Christmas Auction Party is Saturday, December 7. It’s time to decide what you want to auction for the classes’ mission money.
  • Rhona Barrett, a former occupant of apartment M at Exodus House who is currently Director of the "Stand in the Gap" organization was recently pardoned by Governor Stitt. She also serves on the states’ criminal justice committee. It’s great to hear that our work with Exodus House has borne such wonderful fruit for the community!
  • Don’t forget: We need officers who will serve the class next year.

Church Announcements

  • Senior Seekers will be having a movie on Tuesday, November 12 at the church.
  • The Volunteers in Missions (VIM) training will be on Saturday, November 23 from 9-4. Let Richard Wansley know if you are interested in attending.

Joys and Concerns

  • Lynn Jesse Russell’s sister who recently suffered a stroke is in need of our prayers.
  • Susan Day continues to recover from her knee surgery at Southern Hills rehabilitation center.
  • We appreciated the thoughtful prayer for our veterans which was written by Jimmie Berg. It was our closing prayer today. .

Peace and Love,

Meredith and Carol

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Maranatha Newsletter – November 3-9, 2019

Dr. Don Hertzler began his series of lessons for the month of November on "The Discernment in the Desert-the Exodus and Settlement of the Jews". He started with a discussion of the migration of the Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt. We look forward to this interesting series of lessons.

Visitors

Laura and Danny Darden visited our class on Sunday.

Class Celebrations

Birthdays this week include Rob Davis (6), Janet Purington (7), Judith Payton (7) and Bill and Bob Thomas (9). No class members celebrated their anniversaries this week.

Prayer
Rick Evans gave the prayer today. Next Sunday Sarah Maldonado will be giving the prayer.

Snacks
Bill and Susan Thomas provided snacks for the class on Sunday. The Sherman’s and the Morgan’s will be serving snacks on Sunday.

Class Announcements

  • Our class helped with the Restore Hope Thanksgiving enrollment last Tuesday, November 5.
  • The class social was the Pizza and Bunco Party last night, Friday, November 8.
  • There will be an Exodus House Open House on Tuesday, November 12 from 4:30-7:00 pm. It’s a great opportunity to meet our new occupant, Cynthia.
  • The Redemption dinner will be November 24.
  • The Christmas Auction Party is Saturday, December 7. It’s time to decide what you want to auction for the classes’ mission money.
  • Scott Morgan encouraged the class to sign up to give the prayer. It can be a spiritually rewarding experience for both you and the class.
  • Don’t forget: We need officers who will serve the class next year.

Church Announcements

  • We gave a Love Offering for the staff who had their cars broken into at the church.
  • The Volunteers in Missions (VIM) training will be on Saturday, November 23 from 9-4. Let Richard Wansley know if you are interested in attending.

Joys and Concerns

  • Susan Day is recovering from her knee surgery at Southern Hills rehabilitation center.

Peace and Love,

Meredith and Carol

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Auction Donation Form

Class… Scott Gardner forwarded me the attached Auction Donation Form. We have a significant goal ahead of us. Let’s put on our creative hats and come up with a number of fun items for our auction.

Thanks,

Dave

2019 Auction Donation Form (1).docx

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Maranatha Fall donations

Maranatha Class Donations Request Fall 2019.pdf

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Oct 27

Birthdays:Melanie Shepherd (30) and Cisco Maldonado (1)
Anniversaries:
Julee and Jim Embrey (30) and Jill and Bob Thomas (1)
Prayer: Michelle Place Next week: Rick Evans
Snacks Suzy Morgan and Angie Dale and Jim McCann
Next week: Susan and Bill Thomas.
Missions: Restore Hope Nov 5th, Redemption Nov 24, Neighbor for Neighbor is in December
Socials: Pizza and Bunco Nov 8, Christmas Auction Party is Dec 7th
Upcoming events: Dr. Don Hertzler is our speaker next month, Nov 10 & 17 Holy Conversation with AME church.
Next week there will be a love offering for the staff members who’s cars were vandalized.
Bill and Bob Thomas were honored at the TU football game as outstanding TU Graduates..
Due to the release of prisoners this coming week, we will be doubling up at Apt M. This will mean more food and more expenses these next few months.
Our new Apt. M resident, Cynthia needs a ride to church next Sunday. If you are available, please call Sharon Earley
Prayers and Concerns:
Christi Luks announced the birth of her first grandchild. Martha Blevens asked for prayers for her friend Vicky who is having cancer surgery.
Peace,
Meredith and Carol

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