Christmas Memories

For those that plan on coming to Sunday School and the 11AM Service on Christmas Day, we will have Brunch and Share Christmas Memories. If anyone would like to organizes the Christmas Memories please let me know?

Sincerely

William

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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Happy Halloween.

We had a wonderful Brunch on Sunday. For those that missed, you not only missed the great food, you also missed the wonderful fellowship.

Thank you to Lynn Russell for a wonderful prayer.

Visitors:
Barbara MeMahon – Dallas TX

October Birthdays:
31 Suzy Meredith-Orr

October Anniversaries:
31 Ralph and Lydia Jackson

November Birthdays
2 Francisco Maldonado

November Anniversaries:
2 Bob and Jill Thomas
Jim and Julee Embrey

Announcements:
ELECTIONS for 2012 Officers continues.
Planning for 2012 continues – What class activities and speakers do you want to see in 2012?

Our Speaker of Sunday 6 November and Sunday 13 November is Janet Purinton

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 6 November
Set up ?
Clean up: Leanne Nichols

We are needing people to pray during class. If interested please contact Sharon Earley

We are still needing Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 6 November
If you are able to provided on a Sunday listed please contact Beverly North.

Wednesday 9 November, Balance and Fall Prevention Seminar and Screening in Community Hall.
Join Holly Thompson, physical therapist, for an informative session on balance, preventing falls, safety in the home, and exercise to decrease the risk of falling. Participants will receive a balance and fall risk screening at the end of the session. Holly has over 13 years of experience as a physical therapist at ST John’s Medical Center, in all areas of rehabilitation. Certified as an NDT Therapist. For more information and registration for this School of Continuing Education Bonus Presentation, contact Paula Gradney at 918-699-0129 or paulagradney(at)bostonavenue.org.

19 November, Gourmet Dinner 6:30PM, Address: 2133 E 69th Street. For those that bought into this at our 2010 Christmas Party Bob and Lynn Russell will be contacting you.

Boston Avenue United Methodist Church and John Burroughs Elementary School Partner’s In Education since 1999.
Burroughs Elementary 1924 North Cincinnati Ave Tulsa OK. Student population is approximately 363 with the school at 99% poverty. In 2007, was name the Title 1 Distinguished School. This school year Burroughs has added 6th Grade and ED class. Ways you can support Burroughs Elementary:
1. Be a mentor through the Big Brother and Big Sisters School Based Program
2. Pick an apple from the Apple Tree and fill the request.
3. Provide funding for special projects through our Boston Avenue and Burroughs Together Account
4. Provide any of the following items:
Ongoing Needs of Burroughs Elementary
Copy Paper, Kleenex, Hand Sanitizers, Box tops for Education
child size socks, Gloves, Belts, Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap
Children’s games and puzzles, Prize items for Incentive Store
Children’s uniform pants and shirts: Khakis or Navy Pants, Red, Yellow or White collared shirts (in size extra small, 3T, 4T, 5T)
Upcoming Events:
Apple Tree for the Teachers – Fall 2011
Mid Year School Supply Drive – January 2012
Snacks for Spring Testing – April 2012
Test Monitors – April 2012
Teachers Appreciation – May 2012
For more information please contact: Reverend Eva Marie Campbell, 918-699-0120 evamariecampbell(at)bostonavenue.org or Principle Michell Cullom, 918-833-8780 cullomi(at)tulsaschools.org

Discover Islam: Come and learn about Islam and help dispel the many myths about Islam in America.
November 1 Islam: An American Faith
November 8 Women in Islam
One hour session begins at 6:30PM. For more information please call 918-583-5181 or billcrowell(at)bostonavenue.org for free reservations. Respected members of the Tulsa Islamic Community will be present to hear comments and answer questions.

Ugandan Orphan Choir , November 18, 19 and 20th
Anyone who is willing to open there house and provide Choir members and their Families a place to stay please contact Dr Joel Panciera.

Maranatha Christmas Party is Saturday December 10 at 6PM at the Tulsa Country Club. Cost is $29.95 per person

Maranatha Auction, 10 December – Be thinking about what to enter into the Auction this year. Our goal is to raise $10,000. More details to come.

Sunday 25 December: Current plans are for the 11AM Service only. As of right now we will be having class on Christmas Day

Joys and Concerns:
Bethany Willyard – Doing well
Sharon Bookout – Recovering from Hip Replacement Surgery
Paul Staat – Gall Bladder problems, otherwise doing well, has lost 90 pounds

Have a great week.
I hope to see all on Sunday

William

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Fifth Sunday Brunch

Remember, this Sunday 30 October is our Fifth Sunday Brunch. So, bring your appetite and your favorite Brunch dish. I still have not received any Theme suggestions, therefore we will use the decorations in the
room.

We will have a short 10 to 15 minute presentation after everyone is seated.

William

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Cisco and Sarah Maldonado

I am in AR with my sister-in-law as she is now in end stages of cancer.
If you would be kind enough to share with Maranatha to keep our family in prayers in the days ahead.  No other needs at this time.
Sarah Maldonado

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Sunday 23 October 2011

Thank you to Sarah Morice Brubaker for a wonderful presentation on Theology and St. Augustine of Hippo.

Thank you to Scott Morgan for an wonderful prayer.

Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed:
Michael Lane
Scott and Debbie Morgan

October Birthdays:
24 Ed Payton

October Anniversaries:
23 John and Linda Nicks

Visitors:
Tom and Sharron Cox

Announcements:
ELECTIONS for 2012 Officers continues.

Gene Martin’s mom, Betty Martin, passed away 12 October with family at her side, following a fall she suffered in her home 10 days ago.  Services are scheduled for Saturday, October 29 at her home church (The Landing) in Glenpool.

Sunday 30 October is our Fifth Sunday Brunch. Bring your favorite dish. Any theme suggestions for  our Brunch, please email me.

We are needing people to pray during class. If interested please contact Sharon Earley

We are still needing Greeters and Refreshments.
If you are able to provided on a Sunday listed please contact Beverly North.

Intergenerational Flag Football Game During the Downtown Hoedown
Sunday October 30 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Questions?  Call Audra Fogle 918-699-0130

Wednesday 9 November, Balance and Fall Prevention Seminar and Screening in Community Hall.
Join Holly Thompson, physical therapist, for an informative session on balance, preventing falls, safety in the home, and exercise to decrease the risk of falling. Participants will receive a balance and fall risk screening at the end of the session. Holly has over 13 years of experience as a physical therapist at ST John’s Medical Center, in all areas of rehabilitation. Certified as an NDT Therapist. For more information and registration for this School of Continuing Education Bonus Presentation, contact Paula Gradney at 918-699-0129 or paulagradney(at)bostonavenue.org.

19 November, Gourmet Dinner 6:30PM, Address: 2133 E 69th Street. For those that bought into this at our 2010 Christmas Party Bob and Lynn Russell will be contacting you.

Boston Avenue United Methodist Church and John Burroughs Elementary School Partner’s In Education since 1999.
Burroughs Elementary, 1924 North Cincinnati Ave Tulsa OK. Student population is approximately 363 with the school at 99% poverty. In 2007, was name the Title 1 Distinguished School. This school year Burroughs has added 6th Grade and ED class.
Ways you can support Burroughs Elementary:
1. Be a  mentor through the Big Brother and Big Sisters School Based Program
2. Pick an apple from the Apple Tree and fill the request.
3. Provide funding for special projects through our Boston Avenue and Burroughs Together Account
4. Provide any of the following items:
Ongoing Needs of Burroughs Elementary
Copy Paper, Kleenex, Hand Sanitizers, Box tops for Education
child size socks, Gloves, Belts, Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap
Children’s games and puzzles, Prize items for Incentive Store
Children’s uniform pants and shirts:  Khakis or Navy Pants, Red, Yellow or White collared shirts (in size extra small, 3T, 4T, 5T)
Upcoming Events:
Apple Tree for the Teachers – Fall 2011
Mid Year School Supply Drive – January 2012
Snacks for Spring Testing – April 2012
Test Monitors – April 2012
Teachers Appreciation – May 2012
For more information please contact:  Reverend Eva Marie Campbell, 918-699-0120 evamariecampbell(at)bostonavenue.org  or Principle Michell Cullom,  918-833-8780  cullomi(at)tulsaschools.org

Cookson Hills Christmas Giving October 1 through 31
It is time once again to collect gifts for our United Methodist Mission at Cookson. Tables will be in Bishops’ Hall each Sunday in October to receive these gifts. All gifts must be NEW and UNWRAPPED. They will be taken to the Cookson Center for their Christmas store shopping. Gift list are available in Bishops Hall, Information Desk Window and in the church Paper (The Word)

Discover Islam:  Come and learn about Islam and help dispel the many myths about Islam in America.
October 25 African Americans 7 Islam
November 1 Islam: An American Faith
November 8  Women in Islam
One hour session begins at 6:30PM. For more information please call 918-583-5181 or billcrowell(at)bostonavenue.org for free reservations. Respected members of the Tulsa Islamic Community will be present to hear comments and answer questions.

Ugandan Orphan Choir , November 18, 19 and 20th.
Anyone who is willing to open there house and provide Choir members and there Families a place to stay please contact Dr Joel Panciera

Maranatha Christmas Party is Saturday December 10 at 6PM at the Tulsa Country Club. Cost is $29.95 per person

Sunday 25 December: Current plans are for the 11AM Service only. As of right now we will be having class on Christmas Day

Joys and Concerns:
Susan Carr  –  Passed away
Miranda – Knees
Jay North –  Recovered
Sharron Bookout – Hip Replacement
Rex Donely
Eric – Recovering from cancer
Lynn Russell’s Grandson
Rob Rex’s Mother
Trisha
Ross
Betty
Randy’s mother turned 90 – Congratulations
Sam Smith’s Mother

Have a great week.
I hope to see all on Sunday

William

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Our speaker was Susanna Southard from Phillips Theological Seminary who spoke on Deuteronomy 34. It is amazing how much we can learn from the Bible.

October Anniversaries:
16 Ray and Shannon Latchem
19 Sam and Sarah Smith

Greeters and Refreshments:
Set up: Ray and Sharon Earley
Clean up: Karey and Pam Low

Visitors:
Tom and Sharon Cox
George and Robin Carstens

Announcements:
ELECTIONS for 2012 Officers begin Sunday 23 October at 9:30AM.
Are you not satisfied with how things are going this year or in years past? Remember, the Officers do have an impact on what happens Sunday Morning, in Missions, in Social Event, Attendence and Church Events. So, don’t stand in the corner, GET INVOLVED, or forever hold your peace. Here is your chance to WOW the class and possibly set a standard for future officers.

Our speaker for Sunday 23 October is Sarah Morice Brubaker, Phillips Theological Seminary
Something from Hebrew Scriptures

Our Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 23 October:
Set up: Michael Lane
Clean up: Scott and Debbie Morgan

Sunday 30 October is our Fifth Sunday Brunch

We are needing people to pray during class. If interested please contact Sharon Earley.

We are still needing Greeters and Refreshment providers for:
Sunday 6 November
Sunday 27 November
Sunday 11 December
Sunday 25 December
If you are able to provided on a Sunday listed please contact Beverly North.

Last Call:
This is the last week that the photographers will be working at the church to take pictures for the new picture directory. If you have not had yours made, please stop by the church office to make an appointment.

Intergenerational Flag Football Game During the Downtown Hoedown, Sunday October 30 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Questions? Call Audra Fogle 918-699-0130

Boston Avenue United Methodist Church and John Burroughs Elementary School Partner’s In Education since 1999. Burroughs Elementary, 1924 North Cincinnati Ave Tulsa OK. Student population is approximately 363 with the school at 99% poverty. In 2007, was named the Title 1 Distinguished School. This school year Burroughs has added 6th Grade and ED class.
Ways you can support Burroughs Elementary:
1. Be a mentor through the Big Brother and Big Sisters School Based Program
2. Pick an apple from the Apple Tree and fill the request.
3. Provide funding for special projects through our Boston Avenue and Burroughs Together Account
4. Provide any of the following items:
Ongoing Needs of Burroughs Elementary
Copy Paper, Kleenex, Hand Sanitizers, Box tops for Education
child size socks, Gloves, Belts, Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap
Children’s games and puzzles, Prize items for Incentive Store
Children’s uniform pants and shirts: Khakis or Navy Pants, Red, Yellow or White collared shirts (in size extra small, 3T, 4T, 5T)
Upcoming Events:
Apple Tree for the Teachers – Fall 2011
Mid Year School Supply Drive – January 2012
Snacks for Spring Testing – April 2012
Test Monitors – April 2012
Teachers Appreciation – May 2012
For more information please contact: Reverend Eva Marie Campbell, 918-699-0120 evamariecampbell(at)bostonavenue.org or Principle Michell Cullom, 918-833-8780 cullomi(at)tulsaschools.org

Cookson Hills Christmas Giving October 1 through 31
It is time once again to collect gifts for our United Methodist Mission at Cookson. Tables will be in Bishops’ Hall each Sunday in October to receive these gifts. All gifts must be NEW and UNWRAPPED. They will be taken to the Cookson Center for their Christmas store shopping. Gift list are available in Bishops Hall, Information Desk Window and in the church Paper (The Word).

Discover Islam: Come and learn about Islam and help dispel the many myths about Islam in America.
October 18 Christians & Islam
October 25 African Americans 7 Islam
November 1 Islam: An American Faith
November 8 Women in Islam
One hour session begins at 6:30PM. For more information please call 918-583-5181 or billcrowell(at)bostonavenue.org for free reservations. Respected members of the Tulsa Islamic Community will be present to hear comments and answer questions.

The Front Porch Project of Tulsa, 2 day Community Training Sunday Sunday October 23 12PM to 5:30PM at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church. Lunch and Refreshments will be provided. The Front Porch Project is aimed at training people from all walks of life on how to safely and appropriately intervene in such circumstances and this past year became the latest Primary Prevention Program of The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, a child abuse prevention agency.

Ugandan Orphan Choir, November 18, 19 and 20th. Anyone who is willing to open their house and provide Choir members and their Families a place to stay please contact Dr Joel Panciera.

Maranatha Christmas Party is Saturday December 10 at 6PM at the Tulsa Country Club. Cost is $29.95 per person

Have a great week.
I hope to see all on Sunday

William

Gene Martin’s Mom, Betty Martin

Gene Martin’s mom, Betty Martin, passed away yesterday afternoon with family at her side, following a fall she suffered in her home 10 days ago. Services are scheduled for Saturday, October 29 at her home church (The Landing) in Glenpool.

At this time, Gene and Diane don’t need anything. As you may recall, Diane’s mom passed away three weeks ago. Prayers for comfort and strength and cards during this difficult time would be appreciated.

Maranatha may be called upon to help with a family meal when the family gathers for the weekend of the 29th. We will keep you informed.

Karen Brownlee Campbell & Barbara Meehan
Care-anatha

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Election for 2012 Officers

Here is a list of our current Class Officers for 2011L

President: William Meyer

Curriculum Coordinator: Michelle Place

Vice Presidents for Funds: Bob Russell, Sharon Earley, Bill Gertsen, Lynn Goodwin, Jim Embrey, Mary Elliott

Secretary: Barbara Loyd

Treasurer: Kevin Meehan

Reporter: Bethany Willyard

Chairs-Caranatha: Karen Campbell, Barbara Meehan

Chairs-Social Events: Paula and Skip Scott

Chairs-Food and Greeter: Johnnie Romo, Beverly North

Chairs- Auction: Michelle Place, Lynn Russell, Pam Sherman, Gabriele Blankenship

Chairs-Chili Supper: Suzy and Denny Meredith-Orr

Historian: Pam Low

Elections for 2012 Class Officers will begin October 23 at 9:30AM and conclude December 18 at 10:45AM.

For those who are unhappy with that, let us keep in mind that Christmas is on a Sunday this year. Whether we have Sunday School and Church on Christmas or not, I don’t think we will make much progress Christmas Day, aka: low attendance. As I said in class and will now say again, for those who are unhappy with the current officers (We know you’re out there) here is your chance to sign up for Office and show us how, and possibly set a standard for future Officers.

In short make your voice and presence known during the Election!

I will not be running for Office in 2012. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity, I’m very grateful.

Sincerely

William

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Sunday 9 October 2011

Thank you to Pam Sherman for a wonderful presentation on Historical Conflicts Between Islam and the West. It was surprising to me on how much I really do not understand about Islam.
Thank you to Denny Meredith-Orr for the prayer.
Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Shannon Latchem
Elaine Wilson

October Birthdays:
11 Jennifer Hall
12 Karen Campbell
12 Mark Jennings

Visitors:
Andrea Davis’s Mother

Announcements:
Our speaker for Sunday 16 October is Susan Southard from Phillips Theological Seminary

Greeters and Refreshment for Sunday 16 October:
Set up  Ray and Sharon Earley
Clean up: Karey and Pam Low

We are needing people to pray during class. If interested please contact Sharon Earley

We are still needing Greeters and Refreshment providers for:
Sunday 6 November
Sunday 27 November
Sunday 11 December
Sunday 25 December
If you are able to provided on a Sunday listed please contact Beverly North.

Boston Avenue United Methodist Church and John Burroughs Elementary School Partner’s In Education since 1999. Burroughs Elementary  1924 North Cincinnati Ave Tulsa OK. Student population is approximately 363 with the school at 99% poverty. In 2007, was name the Title 1 Distinguished School. This school year Burroughs has added 6th Grade and ED class.
Ways you can support Burroughs Elementary:
1. Be a  mentor through the Big Brother and Big Sisters School Based Program
2. Pick an apple from the Apple Tree and fill the request.
3. Provide funding for special projects through our Boston Avenue and Burroughs Together Account
4. Provide any of the following items:
Ongoing Needs of Burroughs Elementary
Copy Paper, Kleenex, Hand Sanitizers, Box tops for Education
child size socks, Gloves, Belts, Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap
Children’s games and puzzles, Prize items for Incentive Store
Children’s uniform pants and shirts:  Khakis or Navy Pants, Red, Yellow or White collared shirts (in size extra small, 3T, 4T, 5T)

Upcoming Events:
Downtown for Good  October 15, 2011
Apple Tree for the Teachers – Fall 2011
Mid Year School Supply Drive – January 2012
Snacks for Spring Testing – April 2012
Test Monitors – April 2012
Teachers Appreciation – May 2012
For more information please contact:  Reverend Eva Marie Campbell, 918-699-0120 evamariecampbell@bostonavenue.org  or Principle Michell Cullom,  918-833-8780  cullomi(at)tulsaschools.org

Cookson Hills Christmas Giving October 1 through 31
It is time once again to collect gifts for our United Methodist Mission at Cookson. Tables will be in Bishops’ Hall each Sunday in October to receive these gifts.
All gifts must be NEW and UNWRAPPED. They will be taken to the Cookson Center for their Christmas store shopping. Gift list are available in Bishops Hall, Information Desk Window and in the church Paper (The Word)

Discover Islam:  Come and learn about Islam and help dispel the many myths about Islam in America.
October 11 Islam: A Faith Hijacked
October 18 Christians & Islam
October 25 African Americans & Islam
November 1 Islam: An American Faith
November 8  Women in Islam
One hour session begins at 6:30PM. For more information please call 918-583-5181 or billcrowell(at)bostonavenue.org for free reservations.
Respected members of the Tulsa Islamic Community will be present to hear comments and answer questions.

Thursday October 13 2011 at 1:00PM:  TU Wesley Foundation The 18th Annual Golf for Student Missions Tournament
Location:  White Hawk Golf Club 14515 South Yale Avenue Bixby OK 74008
Phone: 918-366-4653
Cost: $100 per player (Sorry for the mistake in class).  $50 for Golf and Meal and a $50 tax deductible donation to campus ministry at TU. Come at 11:30AM to sign up, buy some mulligans and hit a bucket of balls. The $100 player fee includes range balls, cart, green fee, door prizes, meal and great fellowship. Sponsors who sponsor a hole get a color sign courtesy of Dunbar Signs, recognized in our tournament program and in our newsletter. Par-$150, Birdie-$200, Eagle-$250, Hole-In-One-Sponsor $500. Additional we are looking for gifts/merchandise we can offer as gifts or prizes to our players. AKA: golf clubs, gift certificate, sport blankets, Cd’s, umbrellas, craft items. Please contact wesley(at)wesleytu.org or 918-592-5778 if you can provide gifts or merchandise.

15 Oct is Downtown for Good: Projects have been assigned. For those who signed up you should receive a call from your project coordinator this week. It appears Maranatha will be working at Burroughs Elementary. However there will be Maranatha members working on other projects.

Mid High Mosaic, October 16, 2011 at 2PM in Community Hall
Tickets $6, Buy tickets on Sunday in Bishops Hall or at the information Desk

Please sign up for picture directory appointment at
http://www.bostonavenue.org. All who participate will receive a free 8X10
portrait and pets are welcome.

The Front Porch Project of Tulsa, 2 day Community Training Sunday
Sunday October 23 12PM to 5:30PM at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church. Lunch and Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by September 26.
Kathleen Benfield 918-699-0503 or kbenfield(at)parentchildcenter.org. The Front Porch Project is aimed at training people from all walks of life on how to safely and appropriately intervene in such circumstances and this past year became the latest Primary Prevention Program of The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, a child abuse prevention agency.

Ugandan Orphan Choir , November 18, 19 and 20th
Anyone who is willing to open their house and provide Choir members and their families a place to stay please contact Dr Joel Panciera

Maranatha Christmas Party is Saturday December 10 at 6PM. More details to come.

Have a great week.
I hope to see all on Sunday

William

Nancy Morgan surgery recovery

Dear Maranatha Class Members,

Classmate, Nancy Morgan, has to undergo corrective surgery this week, due to issues from her surgery last spring. Although she is not looking forward to the recovery period, she has been told it will not be as difficult as her previous experience.

Nancy has asked Maranatha classmates to provide help during the first week of her recovery and hopes to be up and around by the following week. If you are able to provide a meal for Nancy anytime between Saturday, 10/8 through Sunday, 10/16, please email me at k.brownlee(at)sbcglobal.net [substitute an “@” for the “(at)”].

I will reply to everyone with a confirmed schedule and Nancy’s address and phone number.

Thanks so much,
Karen Brownlee Campbell

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