Maranatha Newsletter – July 14-20

Our class was taught by Delene Tegeler on a new version of the 10 commandments. This week she focused on commandments 2 (Thou shall not front.) and 3 (Thou shall not trip.). She will be continuing her discussion of the book "Not Safe for Church: Ten Commandments for Reaching New Generations" by Jasmine Smothers and F. Douglas Jr. Powe during the next two weeks.

Class Celebrations

Birthdays this week include: Darlene Lorenz (16), Steve Schnitzer (20), Mark Butterworth (20) and Rosa Castellanos (20). Ed and Judith Payton (17) and Carol and Mickey Maus (19).

Jerry LeDoux gave the prayer today. Janet Purinton will have our prayer next week.

Becky Morris and Glenna Arnott provided delicious snacks for the class today. The Shepherds and Becky Morris will be serving snacks next week.


Evelyn Painter visited our class today. We hope she comes back soon!


  • Senior Seekers have a walking group, the Sneaker Club, on Tuesdays at 9:30 am and Yoga on 10:45 am on Fridays.
  • Numerous Maranatha class members volunteered at BASE camp on Sunday afternoon. Over 25,000 pounds of food was packaged for Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable.
  • Next Sunday, July 21, we will have lunch before attending BABA as a class.
  • There are still a few volunteer opportunities for Family Promise during the next two weeks.
  • Redemption Dinner will be July 28.

Joys and Concerns

  • Pam Sherman reported that her son-in-law, Michael Caballero, is going to have back surgery due to a work injury.
  • The Paytons announced that their daughter, JoAnna is pregnant!

Enjoy your week and we’ll look forward to seeing you next Sunday.

Carol and Meredith

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Wine dinner on July 18

Class… see pam"s email below.


On Sat, Jul 13, 2019 at 4:55 PM David Grim <david> wrote:

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Cisco’s Video

Class… since Cisco can not have visitors, Debbie Morgan asked if we could do a short video of the class wishing him well and send it to him. I think it is a great idea. This Sunday after the prayer and guest segment; we will gather in front of the class and take a video of us wishing him well. It should only take a few minutes.


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July 6

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Maranatha Class News – June 30-July 6

Our class was taught by Mark Swiney, the Senior Asst. City Attorney and TCC professor, who talked about the historical context around the time of Jesus’ life. It was an informative and interesting discussion.

Darlene Tegeler will be teaching our class for the next month (July 7 through July 28).

Dave Grim shared information about the areas of theological agreement among progressives, moderates, and conservatives from the United Methodist Survey.

Class Celebrations
Jane and Alan Smith were celebrating their anniversary of June 30.

Pam Sherman gave the prayer today. Susan Hamilton will have our prayer next week.

The LeDouxs and the Russells provided delicious snacks for the class today. The Embreys will be serving snacks next week.

Joys and Concerns

  • Our class member, Jim Griffin passed away on June 28, 2019. His services will be on Tuesday, July 9 at 11:00 am at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church. Our sympathy to his wife, Sherry.
  • Pam Sherman’s daughter-in-law received her "WINGS" and will soon be flying C-17 aircraft.
  • Bruce Chucoski’s father is in the hospital.
  • Rick Evans had knee surgery.
  • The LeDoux’s celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past week.

We hope you are having a wonderful, and safe, 4th of July celebration today!

Carol and Meredith

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Project Transformation

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Jim Griffin’s Service

Class… Jim’s service is scheduled for 11:00 am Tuesday, July 9th at Boston Avenue. Carol Maus is organizing the luncheon following Jim’s service. We are in need of side dishes. We need them delivered to the main kitchen by 10:45 am the day of the service. Call Carol at 918-361-5392 to discuss.


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Jim Griffin

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Sunday June 23

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Maranatha Newsletter – June 9-15

We were happy to have one of our own members, Dr. Kristi Luks, teach our class today. She provided a very interesting discussion of the organization, Engineers Without Borders, and her work with it.

Next week’s class will be a panel discussion with four of our class members (Michelle Place, Bill Tankersley, Melanie Evans and Art Campbell) talking about how their fathers influenced their spiritual journeys.

Class Announcements

Happy Birthdays for the past two weeks include: Debra Morgan and Sharon Bookout (2), Diane Martin and Lisa Tallent (6), and June Kooker (15)

Anniversary Celebrations include: Mary and Clark Bundreen (2), Andrea and Rob Davis (6), Sharon and Bruce Chucoski (8), and Claudia and Larry Altshuler (10)

Thanks to Scott Morgan for our prayer. Next week Melanie Linsky will have our prayer. Snacks were provided by Rick and Melanie Evans and Jeff Allen. Next week Debbie and Scott Morgan will bring the snacks.

Our next class social, a Trivia Fun and Pot-Luck Dinner, will be held this Friday, June 14th at 6:00 pm.

The class will have an ad in the BABA program this year.

Janet Purrington is moving three rose bushes from the Venable’s property to her yard on Wednesday morning at 10:00 am.

Dave Grim shared an interesting article that he had read on the UMC website: "What Do Methodists Really Believe?". You can find the article at:

Thank yous to everyone who helped with Family Promise this past week.

Joys and Concerns

Walter and Jimmie Berg’s home was burglarized this past week and unfortunately they lost some things important to them. Rev. Amy Venable and Richard Wansley have visited them recently.

Rick Evans will be having a knee replacement this week.

Hope you are having a wonderful week and enjoying the sunshine!

Carol and Meredith

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