Maranatha newsletter, 27 December 2015

Hello,

What a great year it has been! Julee and I are thankful and blessed to have such a great group of Christians, friends and family all in one place. It has been our pleasure serving you all. Of course it goes without saying it wasn’t us that did this by ourselves, it took all of our 2015 officers and the class as a whole to make it happen–Thank you 2015 officers. Julee and I have a "token of appreciation" to give you all if you haven’t already received yours. We will be passing them out the next few weeks until we get them all passed out.

Attached you will find our weekly newsletter, our last one for 2015. Angie will be the editor-n-chief for 2016 under Jim "The Man" McCann. Expect great reading, she is very good.

Also, from the Social committee you will see our next event coming up on 15 January in the Maranatha classroom, 6 PM, Alice in Wonderland and our collective UNbirthdays!

Julee and I wish you all a happy, peaceful and healthy 2016. We are looking forward to being in Jim/Angie’s class, it will be a fun year.

v/r,

Jim/Julee

Maranatha Newsletter, 27 Dec 2015.pdf

January Social.pdf

2016 Maranatha Officers.pdf

2016 Socials for Maranatha.pdf

Prayer request, 27 December 2015.pdf

Class stats in review 2015.pdf

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Published in: on December 28, 2015 at 5:18 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha newsletter, 27 December 2015  

Correction: Maranatha newsletter dated 20 December 2015

All,

Correction to the newsletter:

**Jeff Allen’s mother is having pancreatic cancer surgery on January 4th.

I apologize to all for my mistake.

v/r,

Jim

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Maranatha newsletter, 20 December 2015

Hello all,

Good to see everyone this week. Attached you will find our weekly newsletter with attachments of interest. I hope you will be able to attend one of the many services Boston Avenue will be putting on this Christmas eve. See attached for more details.

Remember the reason for the season, be at peace with your family and friends. Remember those who cannot be at home for the holidays and our service members both in and out of uniform…we miss them and keep them in our prayers for safety and strength in their missions.

I am looking forward to this coming Sunday brunch, it will be Julee and my last Sunday school class. We will be having a "year in review" to reflect back on 2015.

2016 promises to be a great year with Jim McCann at the helm and I know that we will be in for another fantastic year supporting our church and community with our donations both in work and finances.

God Bless, Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year,

Jim/Julee

Maranatha Newsletter, 20 Dec 2015.pdf

Advent schedule for 2015.pdf

Attachments for 20 December 2015.pdf

Prayer request for 20 December 2015.pdf

Restore Hope Thanksgiving & Christmas drive, 2015.pdf

Published in: on December 22, 2015 at 1:18 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha newsletter, 20 December 2015  

By popular demand, here are the Top Ten Reasons to volunteer for Mission Coordinator, 2016

I apologize for all of those who asked for me to send this out…I miss filed the file from Rog and Rex and just found it–my bad.

This is a fun and invigorating volunteer task…I bet you would really enjoy.

See you Sunday,

Jim

Top Ten Reasons to volunteer for Mission Coordinator, 2016

10.Go to places you don’t usually go in Tulsa.

9.Sam’s Club is always festive this time of year.

8.Meet a classmate you’ve being referring to as “that guy" or "that gal" for the last five or ten

years.

7.We guarantee you’ll see more than 1,000 smiles in a year’s time. In fact, here’re two to get you

started!

6.Do it with a partner and play a weekly game of “Who’s got the Prayer List?"

5.Enhance your clipboard management skills.

4.McCann less likely than Embrey to require salutes and push-ups.

3.That feeling of relief you get when everyone shows up for the project.

2.Earn credit card points by fronting cash for supplies.

1.Helping Others to Help Others.

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Maranatha newsletter, 13 December 2015

Hello all,

Merry Christmas to all. Attached you will find our weekly newsletter and other attachments of interest.

A couple of notes of interest:

1. Please pay Susie and/or Mark Butterworth your auction purchases as soon as possible, we really want to start the 2016 season off strong. Our first distribution of funds should be in March.

2. Thank you to Judith and Ed Payton for volunteering to be our 2016 Auctioneers/managers. Mark your calendar for 2 December 2016!

2.a. We still need a volunteer to fill the Mission manager position. This is a great job to meet others and see Christians in action. Remember, we will all be helping you.

3. Roger and I installed the fan for the Staat’s. We referred them to a plumber and the Maranatha Love Offering covered the cost $158 to pay for the repair. A lot cheaper than we anticipated. Next will be their furnace pre-winter check out. More later.

4. Miss Oliva Jordan Thomas will be representing the USA in the Miss Universe competition in Las Vegas on 20 December. The Thomas’s will be in Las Vegas to watch the show, look for them on TV. The show will be aired on Fox 23, 6-9PM, 20 December. See attached for some info on Olivia.

5. Please help PAM LOW up date our Maranatha roster for accuracy. She works hard on this project, but needs your input to ensure we have accurate info. Please email her to give her your updates.

6. Please provide feedback to Michelle Place on speakers you would like to hear from and what you thought of the speakers we have had so far. It is important to her and us that we measure our class what works and what doesn’t work. Michelle spends a lot of time on this volunteer job and it would be helpful to her to gauge her success so far.

Peace,

Jim/Julee

Maranatha Newsletter, 13 Dec 2015.pdf

Roger and Kathy at Circle of Care, 11 December 2015.pdf

Thank you note to Maranatha.pdf

Advent schedule for 2015.pdf

Restore Hope Thanksgiving & Christmas drive, 2015.pdf

BAUMC Greeters info, 2015.pdf

BAUMC Greeters info, 2015.pdf

2016 Maranatha Officers.pdf

Olivia Jordan Thomas.pdf

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Left over Love Offering balance–what to do? A good problem…

Class,

We have approximately $400 left over in our Love Offering.

Roger and I went over to Paul & Mary’s home and installed a ceiling fan (provided by them). However, in regards to the leak in the bathroom, it was beyond our skill set…water was literally streaming out at a high rate of flow. It appeared to us that this has been going on for a long time.

Roger and I referred Paul to a plumbing company (Dunrite) to do the repair.

  1. I called Paul this morning to check on the status of the repair. They, Dunrite, are returning this morning to finish up the repair. It was fairly extensive.
  2. I asked Paul, if it would be ok if I were to ask the class to us the remaining money to help defray the plumbing cost. He was very appreciative of that, if it were to pass–but understands if it doesn’t.
  3. They are basically living off of Mary’s teacher income, along with their daughter at home too (as we know, she is pregnant).

I will be asking the class tomorrow for a discussion and motion to use the remaining money to help the Staat’s with the plumbing bill.

Jim

"The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Roger and Kathy at Circle of Care, 11 December 2015.pdf

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Bobby Davis (son of Andrea & Rob) car accident

All,

Per Rob Davis:

Bobby Davis was involved in a car accident this past Wednesday on Yale. He broke both bones in his lower leg; he had surgery on Thursday to have pins put in this leg to mend them. He had his nose broke too and will have that surgery this coming Thursday. He was in the hospital for a total of three days.

They are home now and have food/snacks to last them for a good while. They do not have any needs as of this moment, but would appreciate prayers for Bobby’s speedy and healthy recovery.

v/r,

Jim

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SITREP (situation report): Paul Staat & Laptop & Love offering

Team,

Catching everyone up on Mission work.

1. Roger Rowe and I r2 (removed/replaced; pronounced in the maintenance world, "R-squared") the ceiling fan in their kitchen. Code 1 (good to go).

1.a. Roger worked on the bathtub leaking faucet. We cannot fix this (beyond our skill set), the actual brass water housing is cracked; this will require a plumber and materials. I am guessing around $300’ish to fix.

2. Roger has purchased the laptop and software for the computer for Carmen, the UMC youth living at the Tahlequah Methodist home. He and I will be delivering it tomorrow to her case worker in Tahlequah. More later on that.

2.a. Charlotte’s and Roger’s offer to the class was matching funds, up to $500 for the laptop other related computer stuff.

2.b. BOTTOM LINE & a LONG STORY SHORT: Roger researched and worked a very good deal on a laptop and software, so with matching funds, WE HAVE approximately $350’ish dollars left over from the Love Offering.

3. Proposal to the class: I would like to propose to use the remaining money to reimburse the Staat’s on the plumbing fixture for the bathtub. The plumber will be there tomorrow afternoon for the repair. I will bring this up for consideration this Sunday in class. If approved, I will get the actual cost and do the math with Susie and the Paul.

4. While at the Staat’s home, he asked me to return to Maranatha some Tupperware that people used to deliver the food to them. I placed all of it on the counter in the Maranatha room. Please pick it up this Sunday and take it home. At the end of December, if still there, I donate it to Goodwill or the church. It’s gotta go, include the food warmer below the paper sack.

More later,

Jim/Roger

Tupperware that needs to go home.pdf

Published in: on December 10, 2015 at 12:19 pm  Comments Off on SITREP (situation report): Paul Staat & Laptop & Love offering  

Update on Debbie Jacoby

Debbie had her second surgery this afternoon in Oklahoma City. Steve sent this update for updating the class.

Barbara

From: Steve Jacoby

Date: December 9, 2015 at 7:13:09 PM CST

To: Barbara Meehan

Subject: Deb Surgery No 2

Hey Barb – Deb completed her follow up surgery this afternoon. They patched a crack or seem in the bone and hope that will resolve the headaches. Time will confirm the success. Continued prayers appreciated but in the interim nothing we need. Our daughter Shannon, surgical Physicians Assistant, is here and helps a lot with communication and comfort for her mother.

Thanks for all your concern and prayers.

Steve Jacoby

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Maranatha Newsletter, 6 December 2015

All,

What a wonderful time of year it is for us and our families and to compound it, we all get to spend it together. Don’t miss all of the great Advent programs we have at Boston Avenue. Lessons and Carols was and is always a spiritually moving and blessed event.

We are still looking to fill two key positions for 2016, Mission coordinator and Auction manager. Please remember that many hands make light work–and you know we all help each other out–you don’t have to shoulder all of the work by yourself; we never leave a classmate behind.

Attached you will find our weekly newsletter and other important info concerning–us!

Peace and Goodwill to all,

Jim/Julee

Maranatha Newsletter, 6 Dec 2015.pdf

Thank you note to Maranatha.pdf

Prayers for 6 December 2015.pdf

Advent schedule for 2015.pdf

BAUMC Greeters info, 2015.pdf

2016 Maranatha Officers.pdf

Restore Hope Thanksgiving & Christmas drive, 2015.pdf

Published in: on December 9, 2015 at 10:18 am  Comments Off on Maranatha Newsletter, 6 December 2015