Brunch

I hope all of you had a good holiday season. Remember this Sunday January 1 2012 will be Brunch. The Meredith-Orrs will not be in attendance to allow Denny more time to heal from knee surgery. That being said, I will be the facilitator this Sunday. It has been suggested by Beverly North that the class purchase new table cloths (12 round Table Cloths).
If anyone would like to be a Class Hero, you are welcome to take this task on.
So, bring your favorited dishes and lets eat.

Hope to see all on Sunday

William

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Sam and Sara Smith

We have had messages from two class members:

(1) From Mickey Maus:

I just read on the website for Bixby Funeral Services that the services were a Family Private Service.

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From: V Maus
Subject: Smith Family

I just found out today that Sam Smith lost his mother (Betty Jo Smith) this past Thursday.  The funeral is Tuesday (12/27) 2:00 PM at the Rose Hill Cemetery on the corner of Admiral and Yale.

Mickey

(2) From: Lynn Jessee:
Subject: Sam and Sara

Sam lost his beautiful mom  Betty Jo  we are all blessed for knowing her. Lynn

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From Bob and the Thomas Families

Thank you for the message. As far as food and that type of thing we’re in great shape. We have been blessed with a wonderful father, who lived a great life with health issues only surfacing relatively recently. We are blessed to have many of our families holding him to the end. We know the holidays are filled with family rituals, plans, travel, etc. and it is important to us that people are with their families in the way that they have planned.  The church has been gracious in allowing us an early Christmas Eve memorial, which will help bring closure to many friends and our family. In the spirit of Christmas it just seems fitting to us to celebrate rebirth and birth in this way and in many ways to us will make future Christmas Eve’s and Christmas Day’s be that much more special for us in remembering Dad. The service will be followed with a short time to see the family in the parlor and with the same opportunity at Bill’s home immediately thereafter. Virtually no one in our family will be changing travel plans and certainly that is our hope with friends and acquaintances as well. This is Christmas, after all.  Our real hope is that those who feel drawn to the service are welcome, but others know that we are blessed in many ways, so that  a prayer or a card in lieu of this service is more than appropriate. Thanks to all for the warm embrace of thoughts and prayers.
Bob and the Thomas families

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Bill and Bob Thomas’s Father

From: Shari Goodwin
Date: December 22, 2011 9:28:28 AM CST
Subject: Bill and Bob Thomas’s father

Hi,

Just wanted to let everyone know that Bill and Bob Thomas’s father, Bill Thomas Sr., died yesterday. Funeral services will be held this Saturday, Christmas Eve, at 10 a.m. in Rose Chapel. Please keep their family in your prayers, especially during the holidays. I’m not sure what their needs are at this time.

Thanks,
Shari

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2012 Class Officers

President: Denny and Suzy Meredith-Orr
Vice President for Funds:  Bob Russell, Mary Elliot, Bill Gertsen, Gabriele Blankenship
Vice President For Missions: Richard and Meredith Wansley
Secretary:  Karen Campbell
Treasurer: Kevin Meehan
Reporter: John Sherman
Carenatha: Janet Purinton, Judith Payton
Social Event Chairs:  Pam Sherman
Food and Greeter Chairs: Debra Morgan
Auction Chairs: Lynn Russell and Company
Chilli Supper Chairs:  Rex and Allene Donley
Historian: Pam Low

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Sunday 18 December 2011

Our speaker was Carol Maus. I hope all enjoyed the experiences Carol relayed to us. Thank you Carol.

Thank you to Sharon Earley for a wonderful prayer.

Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Skip and Paul Scott
Dave and Melanie Shepherd

December Birthdays
24 Randy Elliott
24 Denise Graham
28 Karen Harris
29 Mike Stephenson
30 Lee Snodgrass

December Anniversaries
17 Richard and Meredith Wansley
30 Karey and Pam Low

Visitors
Will Haskell
Greg Maus

Announcements:
I will be handing over the President’s Red Notebook to Denny Meredith-Orr Wednesday December 21. It has been a great pleasure being President of Maranatha Class. Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to all.

We still need people for Greeters and Refreshments in 2012
Sunday 12 Feb 2012 is open.

Sunday 25 December NO CLASS

Sunday 1 January 2012 Brunch – Bring your favorite dish

Bluegrass and Chili Supper is 9 June 2012 at 6:30PM

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

Tulsa Day Center December 2012 Needs:
jackets and coats (large and extra large), jeans and warm pants, warm shirts and sweaters, shoes, womens underwear(all sizes), paperback books, snack food, toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, bar soap, shaving cream
Housed Clients:
dish washing liquid, all purpose cleaners, bath towels and hand towels, cooking pans 1,2,3 qts, canned tuna, chicken and other meats
Please check http://www.walmart.com/giftregistry/gr_detail.do?registryId=80513131193
Open 2012 dinner Dates:
January 9th and 18
May 1th, 29th and 31st
June 15th and 30th
July 9th and 18th
August 15th and 17th
September 29th
October 17th
November 14th
Please contact Debra Dester, 918-556-6418 or ddester(at)tulsadaycenter.org
Weekly Volunteers
Clinic Receptionist- every other Monday 8:45AM to 11:30AM
Front Desk Assistants:
Mondays – or afternoons 12 to 4
Tuesdays – mornings 9 to 12, afternoons 1 to 4
Thursdays – afternoons 1 to 4
Fridays – afternoons 1 to 4
Saturdays – mornings 7:30 to 12
Volunteer Coordinator Support – days and hours are flexible
Community Voice Mail Project Manager Support – days and hours are flexible
Donations may be made to Tulsa Day Center, 415 W Archer any date between 7:30AM and 7:30PM.

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 is 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 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

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:
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

Tuesday January 10, 2012, 7PM at Christ The King Church, 16th Street and South Rockford Avenue.
Tulsa Children’s Chorus extends our gratitude to you because your generosity has kept us singing for 20 years. We invite you to be our special guest at our 20th Anniversary Winter Concert.

Joys and Concerns:
Paula Scott – Neck Surgery
Denny Merdith-Orr
Ann Sherman – Compression Fracture
Ford – Congratulations on the Marine Corp Scholarship

I hope to see all on Sunday.
William

Sunday 11 December 2011

What a wonderful presentation by Martha Blevins. I hope everyone was able to glean something from Martha’s lesson.

Thank you to Pam Low for a wonderful prayer.

Thank you to the Auction Committee for the wonderful job on our 2011 auction. We estimate around $11,000 from this action. Auction tabs from the Maranatha Christmas Party will be tallied and ready for payment Sunday 18 December.

Thank you to all who have provided and hosted party’s for the Maranatha Auction.

Visitors:
Meredith Waldon
Linda Logston

Thank you to our Greeters and Refreshers:
Ed and Judith Payton
Rex and Allene Donley

December Birthdays:
11 Susan Leonard
11 Laurie Spencer
12 James Hunsberger
13 Gabrielle Blankenship
13 Scott Gardner
14 Barbara Meehan
14 Stuart Solomon
15 Jim Stinson
16 Jeanie Payton
16 Susan Thomas

ELECTIONS for 2012 Officers concludes Sunday 18 December at 10:40AM.

Our Speaker for Sunday 18 December is Carol Maus

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 18 December
Set up: Skip and Paula Scott
Clean up: David Shepherd

Sunday 18 December 5PM   Messiah
Sunday 25 December No class.

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

Tulsa Day Center December 2012 Needs:
jackets and coats (large and extra large), jeans and warm pants, warm shirts and sweaters, shoes, womens underwear(all sizes), paperback books, snack food, toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, bar soap, shaving cream
Housed Clients:
dish washing liquid, all purpose cleaners, bath towels and hand towels, cooking pans 1,2,3 qts, canned tuna, chicken and other meats. Please check http://www.walmart.com/giftregistry/gr_detail.do?registryId=80513131193
Open 2012 dinner Dates:
January 9th and 18
May 1th, 29th and 31st
June 15th and 30th
July 9th and 18th
August 15th and 17th
September 29th
October 17th
November 14th
Please contact Debra Dester 918-556-6418 or ddester(at)tulsadaycenter.org
Weekly Volunteers
Clinic Receptionist- every other Monday 8:45AM to 11:30AM
Front Desk Assistants:
Mondays – or afternoons 12 to 4
Tuesdays – mornings 9 to 12, afternoons 1 to 4
Thursdays – afternoons 1 to 4
Fridays – afternoons 1 to 4
Saturdays – mornings 7:30 to 12
Volunteer Coordinator Support – days and hours are flexible
Community Voice Mail Project Manager Support – days and hours are flexible.

Donations may be made to Tulsa Day Center 415 W Archer any date between 7:30AM and 7:30PM.

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.

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 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

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:
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

Tuesday January 10 2012 7PM at Christ The King Church 16th Street and South Rockford Avenue. Tulsa Children’s Chorus extends our gratitude to you because your generosity has kept us singing for 20 years. We invite you to be our special guest at our 20th Anniversary Winter Concert.

Joys and Concerns:
Paula Scott – Neck Surgery
Valerie Carpenter –  Graduating

I hope to see all on Sunday.
William

Auction List

William, the attached is a list of the auction items for the Christmas Party.  Please circulate to the class so people that can’t attend the party can bid.  Thanks, Pam

The following is the link to download the document, which is in Microsoft Office Excel 2007 format.

Auction Items

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Sunday 4 December

Our speaker this Sunday is Richard Wansley

Greeters and Refreshments:
Set up: Richard and Meredith Wansley
Clean Up: Bill Gertsen

December Birthdays:
6 Shari Goodwin

Our Speaker for Sunday 11 December
Martha Blevins

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 11 December
Set up: Ed and Judith Payton
Clean up: Rex and Allene Donely

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

Tuesday 6 December: Neighbor for Neighbor Santa Night. Sign up available is class

Tuska Mission Sign up available in class.

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 is incarcerated. Each child is provided 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 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

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:
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

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 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.

I hope to see all on Sunday.

William

More Auction News

More auction news.

William

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: janet purinton
Date: Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 9:41 AM

A group of us handed in a Utica Square party for the fifth night concerts.
Michelle should have the form. We gave it to her on Sunday.

Janet

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