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.

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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

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12/15

Greetings,Mark your calendars for 12 / 29, we are having a class brunch. Bring your best dish.
The Butterworths will be ready with the list of your auction items, bring your check book.
Birthdays: Jim Stinson (15), Susan Thomas (16) and Jeanie Payton (16)
Anniversary: Meredith and Richard Wansley
Prayer this week was Mary Bundren, next week is Suzy Morgan
Snacks this week: Chucoski and Sherri Griffin, next week Becky Morris, guilty and clean up and Nancy and Joey Manduano Healthy and setup.
Joe Morgan was are guest.
Mary Wiggs has joined our class.

Announcements: Service of the Bells, Sunday, this is an unity service. (No 9:00 am service)
Prayer request for John Sherman who is improving.

Next year’s President, Michael Dishman, presented our lesson. It was great to hear from next year’s president.
Remember , there are some offices that need to be filled.
Grace, Peace and Love,
Meredith and Carol

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Copy of “Joseph” PowerPoint

Several people requested a copy of my Joseph PPt presentation from last Sunday so I am sending it to all. Meredith

Christmas through the eyes of Joseph.pptx

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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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