Maranatha Auction

Our Annual Christmas Party and auction are quickly approaching.   If you have put this creative and organizational task off, please take some time to move it up on your to do list.  Kirk and I leave town on Saturday and will be gone all the week before the auction.  If I could get this organized before I leave, my committee members would be less stressed about their own to do lists.  Use these links for the auction form – in PDF and in Microsoft Word.
Please email to mplacetul(at)sbcglobal.net.

We will auction all parties or gatherings in the live auction and “things” will be silent.

So far we have the following items to auction:

1.        Super Bowl Party in February
2.       Witching for Unmarked Graves at the Perryman Cemetery followed by beverages & appetizers on El Guapo’s rooftop in April
3.       Chili & Blues party

Silent Auction – I didn’t look closely at the items
1.        2 handmade items by Beverly North
2.       Something rolled up like a print or poster

Thanks,
Michelle Place, Lynn Russell, Pam Sherman & Nancy Morgan

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Roster and email update request

Please look over your information in the class roster and email list for 2012. Let me know if there are additions, deletions, corrections, etc.  Also, if everything is okay, please let me know.
If you can’t open the files, give me a call. Please respond to my home email address pglow(at)sbcglobal.net or call 918-749-3166.

Thanks,
Pam Low

From Barbara (who posted this on our blog) – To access these pdf files that Pam sent out as attachments to the class email last week, go to our password-protected Class Member Page. If you need help with the password, check with one of the class officers, Pam, or me.

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Sunday 20 November 2011

Thank you to Michelle Place for a wonderful presentation Sunday. We also want to thank Michelle for the wonderful job she has done as Curriculum Coordinator.

Thank you to Denny Meredith-Orr for a wonderful prayer.

Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Mick and Carol Maus
Keith and Sue Madden
Beverley North

November Birthdays:
20 Brenda Miller
25 Sandi Gardner
26 Lynn Goodwin
26 Patti Smith

Visitors:
Susan Brown
Jake Mitchell
Brenda

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

Our Speaker for Sunday 27 November is Rev Paul Staat.
Richard Wansely will be running the class.

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 27 November
Set up:  Janet Purinton
Clean up: Cisco and Sarah Maldonado

Tuska Mission Sign up available in class.

Five Faith Sharing Questions:
1. How have you seen Good at work this past week?
2 What song or hymn best expresses you faith? In what way?
3. How has your faith been strengthened lately?
4. Who do you share your faith journey with?
5. What scripture is particularly helpful to you?  Why?

Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless
Family Room & Playground Holiday Wish List
inside small cars, big trucks-indoor or out door
small baby dolls, 5X8 indoor-outdoor rugs
chunky Fisher Price Little People
building toys, outdoor riding toys, outdoor playground items
See: http://www.walmart.com/giftregistry/gr_detail.do?registry_id=80522610073
or search by name first-Tulsa Day Center

Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless
Men’s & Women’s Community Wish List
jackets & coats, shoes, scarves, hat & gloves, socks, & underwear, warm shirts, sweaters, jeans, warm pants, towels, snack food, cereal, drink mixes, toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, paperback books

For More information or to set a date to celebrate with Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless
Please contact:  Debra Dester, Volunteer Coordinator, Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless, 415 W Archer Tulsa OK 74103
Phone: 918-583-5588×218

There are residents at Methodist Manor who do not have family to spend the holidays with. If anyone is willing to buy a small gift and visit with these residents please contact Denny and Suzy Meredith-Orr.

Redemption Church is collecting gifts for children whose parent a incarcerated. Each child is provide a number which should be appended to the gift. Gift must be $25 or less.

Meals on Wheels:  There is an emergency need for volunteers to work in the kitchen at Centenary United Methodist during the month of December. Deliveries to the homebound are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Food Handlers work from 8AM to 10AM and may choose to work only one day in the month or once each week. People are also needed to assist the site coordinator with the overall running of the kitchen. The site coordinator works from 8AM to 12PM. For more information please contact Cathy Perlingiere  Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa Director of Volunteer Services 2620 E 31st Street Tulsa, OK 74146
Office  918-627-4103
Fax: 918-663-8914
Email: cperlingiere(at)atlasok.com
http://www.mealsonwheeltulsa.org
http://www.facebook.com/MOWTulsa

Restore Hope 2011 Thanksgiving Basket Drive: Each Thanksgiving, Restore Hope Ministries expands its food assistance program to include a Thanksgiving Basket. The basket includes a whole turkey and other items to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving Feast. The goal for 2011 is to provide 600 Thanksgiving Baskets. A $30 gift will provide a basket for a family of four.  Please make checks payable to: Restore Hope Ministries for: Thanksgiving Baskets or Donate Online at http://www.restorehope.org click “Thanksgiving Basket.” Restore Hope Ministries 2960 Charles Page Blvd Tulsa OK 74127-8318
http://www.restorehope.org

Restore Hope 2011 Christmas Sponsors: Restore Hope Ministries is looking for “Family Sponsors”. Sponsors will be matched with an RHM client family. Sponsors will have the opportunity to meet and personally express God’s love with Christmas gifts and food. Individuals, families, work or church groups may request one or more families to sponsor. Please call 918-582-5766 to be matched with a family or become a family sponsor before 16 December.
Restore Hope Ministries 2960 Charles Page Blvd Tulsa OK 74127-8318
http://www.restorehope.org

Restore Hope Family Sponsorship Offering:  Restore Hope’s “Family Sponsorship Fund” provides direct assistance to families in financial crisis. Our troubled economy is forcing record numbers of families to seek rent and food assistance from Restore Hope. A gift to the “Family Sponsorship Fund” will feed and house our neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet. The average aid per family is currently $450. Please prayerfully consider supporting this vital mission opportunity.  Make your gift payable to Restore Hope Ministries for: “Family Sponsorship Fund” or Donate Online at http://www.restorehope.org, click “Christmas Family Sponsorship”.
Restore Hope Ministries 2960 Charles Page Blvd Tulsa OK 74127-8318
http://www.restorehope.org

Food, Faith & Sharing, November 27 2011 5:30PM to 7:00PM. An old Fashion covered dish supper in Community Hall for the Sunday evening after Thanksgiving will be our monthly Vesper Service. We will gather around tables of eight, share a meal and share experiences of memorable and meaningful Thanksgiving and Advent Season times in our lives. This is intergenerational, all ages included. We will have facilitators at each table to help the discussion and then we will conclude with communion at each table. We will design the discussion as a way to make the transition from Thanksgiving  Weekend into the beginning of Advent, preparing for a more meaningful Christmas. So, if you will be in town, join us for an old fashioned potluck supper, table fellowship, informal devotion and communion. For more information, please contact Dr Bill Tankersley or Sheri Nellis at sherinellis(at)bostonavenue.org

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 Principal Michell Cullom,  918-833-8780  cullomi(at)tulsaschools.org

Maranatha Christmas Party is Saturday December 10 at 6PM at the Tulsa Country Club. Cost is $25.00 per person. The price change is due to a class voted to remove ordure’s from the menu.

Maranatha Auction, 10 December – We are needing people to Submit Auction Forms.
Our goal is to raise $10,000. We are needing Bid Takers and a laptop.

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

William

Neighbor for Neighbor

Neighbor for Neighbor is having their Santa night again this year. For those who went last year, you know it is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship and sharing. If you have never been to Santa night at Neighbor For Neighbor I strongly encourage you to attend this year. See email and attachment below.

William

— Forwarded Message —
From: Ann Smith
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 8:43 AM
Subject: Maranatha – Neighbor for Neighbor

NFN was having its Children’s “Night with Santa” event again this year.  I have attached a flyer.   NFN would love for your Sunday School Class to participate again.   A “Night with Santa” is going to be December 5th-8th.  Please let me know if your class might be interested again this year.  They really were great last year.

Thanks!

Ann Nicholson Smith
Executive Director – Neighbor for Neighbor
505 East 36th Street North
Tulsa , Oklahoma 74106-1812
(918) 425-5578 #101

<a href="2011 Santa Days Poster“>Click here to download the pdf file that William sent as an attachment.

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Upcoming Speakers

Wonderful news from Paul Staat.

William

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Paul Staat
Date: Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 3:27 PM
Subject: RE: Upcoming Speakers

I will do November 27th. Topic: God’s grace.

Rev. Paul D. Staat,  M.A.M.C.
The Boston Avenue Church – United Methodist
1301 South Boston Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma  74119
(918) 583-5181 Ext. 133

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Michelle Place
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2011 1:10 PM
Subject: RE: Next Sundays Speaker and December Speakers

William,

I had a cancellation for Nov 20 & 27.  I will take the 20th .  I’m still working on the 27th and will let you know.
Michelle

11/20/11      Michelle Place – Parable of the Wheat & the Tares
11/27/11      ?
12/04/11      Richard Wansley
12/11/11        Martha Blevins
12/18/11       Carol Maus
12/25/11       No Class
01/01/12      Brunch
01/08/12      Sheila Parr – Spirituality
01/15/12       Sheila Parr – Spirituality
01/22/12      Sue Venable – King James
01/29/12      Sue Venable – King James

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Sunday 13 November 2011

Wow, what a wonderful presentation by Janet Purinton. If my memory serves correctly, Janet has given 3 or 4 presentations to the class this year, all of which have been fantastic. Congratulations to Janet Purinton.

Thank you to Carol Maus for a wonderful prayer.

Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Lynn Russell
Dana Solomon

Visitors:
Leta Preston
Kathy Schillinger

November Birthdays:
14 Johnnie Romo
16 Carol Maus
20 Brenda Miller

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

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 20 November
Set up: Keith and Sue Madden
Clean up:  Mick and Carol Maus

There are residents at Methodist Manor who do not have family to spend the holidays with. If anyone is willing to buy a small gift and visit with these residents please contact Denny and Suzy Meredith-Orr.

Redemption Church is collecting gifts for children whose parent a incarcerated. Each child is provide a number which should be appended to the gift. Gift must be $25 or less.

Meals on Wheels:  There is an emergency need for volunteers to work in the kitchen at Centenary United Methodist during the month of December. Deliveries to the homebound are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Food Handlers work from 8AM to 10AM and may choose to work only one day in the month or once each week. People are also needed to assist the site coordinator with the overall running of the kitchen. The site coordinator works from 8AM to 12PM. For more information please contact Cathy Perlingiere  Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa Director of Volunteer Services 2620 E 31st Street Tulsa, OK 74146
Office  918-627-4103
Fax: 918-663-8914
Email: cperlingiere(at)atlasok.com
http://www.mealsonwheeltulsa.org
http://www.facebook.com/MOWTulsa

Restore Hope 2011 Thanksgiving Basket Drive: Each Thanksgiving, Restore Hope Ministries expands its food assistance program to include a Thanksgiving Basket. The basket includes a whole turkey and other items to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving Feast. The goal for 2011 is to provide 600 Thanksgiving Baskets. A $30 gift will provide a basket for a family of four.  Please make checks payable to: Restore Hope Ministries for: Thanksgiving Baskets or
Donate Online at http://www.restorehope.org click “Thanksgiving Basket”.
Restore Hope Ministries 2960 Charles Page Blvd Tulsa OK 74127-8318
http://www.restorehope.org

Restore Hope 2011 Christmas Sponsors: Restore Hope Ministries is looking for “Family Sponsors”. Sponsors will be matched with an RHM client family. Sponsors will have the opportunity to meet and personally express God’s love with Christmas gifts and food. Individuals, families, work or church groups
may request one or more families to sponsor. Please call 918-582-5766 to be matched with a family or become a family sponsor before 16 December.
Restore Hope Ministries 2960 Charles Page Blvd Tulsa OK 74127-8318
http://www.restorehope.org

Restore Hope Family Sponsorship Offering:  Restore Hope’s “Family Sponsorship Fund” provides direct assistance to families in financial crisis. Our troubled economy is forcing record numbers of families to seek rent and food assistance from Restore Hope. A gift to the “Family Sponsorship Fund” will feed and house our neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet. The average aid per family is currently $450. Please prayerfully consider supporting this vital mission opportunity.  Make your gift payable to Restore Hope Ministries for: “Family Sponsorship Fund” or Donate Online at http://www.restorehope.org, click “Christmas Family Sponsorship”.
Restore Hope Ministries 2960 Charles Page Blvd Tulsa OK 74127-8318
http://www.restorehope.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.

Food, Faith & Sharing, November 27 2011 5:30PM to 7:00PM
An old Fashion covered dish supper in Community Hall for the Sunday evening after Thanksgiving will be our monthly Vesper Service. We will gather around tables of eight, share a meal and share experiences of memorable and meaningful Thanksgiving and Advent Season times in our lives. This is intergenerational, all ages included.
We will have facilitators at each table to help the discussion and then we will conclude with communion at each table. We will design the discussion as a way to make the transition from Thanksgiving  Weekend into the beginning of Advent, preparing for a more meaningful Christmas. So, if you will be in town, join us for an old fashioned potluck supper, table fellowship, informal devotion and communion. For more information, please contact Dr Bill Tankersley or Sheri Nellis at sherinellis(at)bostonavenue.org

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

Ugandan Orphan Choir will perform Sunday 20 November at 6PM.

Maranatha Christmas Party is Saturday December 10 at 6PM at the Tulsa Country Club. Cost is $25.00 per person. The price change is due to a class vote to remove hors d’oeurves from the menu.

Maranatha Auction, 10 December – Be thinking about what to enter into the Auction this year. Our goal is to raise $10,000. We are needing Bid Takers and a laptop.

Joys and Concerns:
Jim and Ginger Smyrl
Paul and Barbara Loyd – Traveling
Jim Embrey- Coming Home
Taylor – loss of a family member
Alexis – Accepted to OU

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

William

Jim Smyrl’s Mother

A message from Jim and Ginger Smyrl.  See below.

William

— Forwarded Message —
From: Ginger Smyrl
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2011 11:56 AM
Subject: Jim Smyrl’s mother

Just an FYI. Jim and I are in San Antonio because Jim’s mother is in her final days, if not her final hours.  Please pass this along to the class.
Prayers would be very much appreciated.
Ginger Smyrl

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Christmas Auction Forms

Michelle Place has provided the form for this year’s Christmas Auction form in excel & pdf. Click on the appropriate link to download a form to your computer.

She writes:

I will have 35 copies with me on Sunday.  These can
either be returned to me in class or via email to mplacetul(at)sbcglobal.net.
NOT AT MY tulsahistory.org address.
Michelle

(Substitute the @ symbol for “(at)” in the above email address.)

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Sunday 6 November 2011

What a wonderful presentation given by Janet Purinton, we look forward to her presentation this Sunday 13 November.

Thank you to Richard Wansley for a wonderful prayer.

November Birthdays:
6 Rob Davis
7 Judith Payton
7 Janet Purinton
9 Bill Thomas
9 Bob Thomas
12  Nancy Manduano

November Anniversaries
7 Mike Stephenson and Denise Graham

Visitors:
Shawana Allen
Bobbie Renbuth
Kim Flick
Steve Copland
Alex Carbajal
Carla Fain

Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
LeeAnne Nichols
Mark and Beverley North

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

Our Speaker for Sunday 13 November is Janet Purinton.

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 13 November
Set up: Lynn Russell
Clean up:  Dana Solomon

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

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.

Food, Faith & Sharing, November 27 2011 5:30PM to 7:00PM
An old Fashion covered dish supper in Community Hall for the Sunday evening after Thanksgiving will be our monthly Vesper Service. We will gather around tables of eight, share a meal and share experiences of memorable and meaningful Thanksgiving and Advent Season times in our lives. This is intergenerational, all ages included. We will have facilitators at each table to help the discussion and then we will conclude with communion at each table. We will design the discussion as a way to make the transition from
Thanksgiving  Weekend into the beginning of Advent, preparing for a more meaningful Christmas.
So, if you will be in town, join us for an old fashioned potluck supper, table fellowship, informal devotion and communion. For more information, please contact Dr Bill Tankersley or Sheri Nellis at sherinellis(at)bostonavenue.org

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 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. If you attend this week, you will receive a prize.

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 $25.00 per person. The price change is due to a class voted to remove hor’deurves from the menu.

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.

Joys and Concerns:
Congratulations to Ed Payton and Sarah Smith for awards received.
Congratulations to the Interfaith Council on the award it received,

Dave Sheppard
WR  – Surgery
Pam Sherman’s Brother – Becoming a Grandparent.
Jim & Sherry Griffin

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

William

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No Sunday School on Christmas Day

I received a message from Debbie Peterson, there WILL NOT be Sunday School on Christmas Day. The only service on Christmas Day is at 11AM.
My apologies for the confusion.

William

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