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

Will Haskell
Greg Maus

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: 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
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)
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);;

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;

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, click “Christmas Family Sponsorship.” Restore Hope Ministries, 2960 Charles Page Blvd., Tulsa, OK 74127-8318;

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)  or Principal Michell Cullom,  918-833-8780; cullomi(at)

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.

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