LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR CHRISTMAS DINNER

If you haven’t already, tonight is your last chance to sign up for our Maranatha Christmas Dinner on Friday December 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at the Tulsa Country Club. Don’t Miss it.
Email edpayton or judithapayton to sign up to attend.

Also we are still collecting items and parties for the auction. You can click on this link to fill out the donation form online: AUCTION
or you can complete the form attached and return it to Ed or Judith Payton by email.
Call Ed or Judith with questions: 918-724-3421

Thanks
Ed. and Judith

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LESS THAN ONE WEEK UNTIL MARANATHA CHRISTMAS PARTY

It is less than one week until the Maranatha Christmas Party at the Tulsa Country Club.
1. Be sure to sign up and pay for your Christmas Dinner. It’s 40 per person. Sign up at Sunday School tomorrow.
2. We need your Auction Items! Last year we had over 40 items for the auction. So far this year we have 20. We need your donation. Fill out the attached donation form or complete the online form ( DONATION FORM ) or complete a form at Sunday School tomorrow morning. To complete online form click here: DONATION FORM

If you are donating a social event please review these dates for the Maranatha Class Socials so there will not be a conflict:

Potluck and Church Tour with Brenda Reed January 27, 2017

Tour of Historical Society with Michelle Place and Pizza Party February 26th 2017

Amish dinner: April 1, 2017

BABA with Lunch before show July 23rd or 30th (Sunday)

Progressive Dinner August 26th

First Friday Tour OR Marshals Brewing Company Tour followed by Food Trucks; October 1st, 2017

Possible Extra Events:

Drive In Movie September 8th, 2017

Circle Cinema Second Saturday Silent Movie TBD

Thanks!
Ed. & Judith Payton

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YOUR AUCTION DONATION IS NEEDED!!!!

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MARANATHA NEEDS YOUR AUCTION DONATION!!!!

You can donate by either completing a paper form (ATTACHED TO THIS EMAIL) and available at Sunday School; or by completing an online form at : Maranatha Auction Donation Form

Our Annual Christmas Dinner Auction Party is just around the corner. This gathering raises thousands of dollars used by our class each year to support wonderful ministries and programs that touch lives.
You can be a part of this wonderful event by
1. Attending- as was the case last year, tickets are only $40 per person for an outstanding dinner at the Tulsa Country Club. We will begin collecting money tomorrow (11/13/16)
2. Donate a social event: either by yourself or in partnership with someone else; plan a party and have other class members bid on the opportunity to join in your social activity.
3. Donate an item for auction (either live or silent): tickets to a concert, theater or sporting event; timeshare vacation; an art or home decor item; gift certificates for dinner or shopping; a special event like a Spa Day or Respite Services. Use your imagination and make a donation that will help our class raise funds for next year’s important ministries.

You can donate by either completing a paper form available at Sunday School; or by completing an online form at : Maranatha Auction Donation Form

PLEASE DO NOT SCHEDULE AN AUCTION SOCIAL EVENT ON THE FOLLOWING MARANATHA CLASS SOCIAL EVENT DATES:

Potluck and Church Tour with Brenda Reed January 27, 2017

Tour of Historical Society with Michelle Place and Pizza Party February 26th 2017

Amish dinner: April 1, 2017

BABA with Lunch before show July 23rd or 30th (Sunday)

Progressive Dinner August 26th

First Friday Tour OR Marshals Brewing Company Tour followed by Food Trucks; October 1st, 2017

THANKS!

Ed. and Judith Payton

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Maranatha News

Hey, friends:

We have three important things to discuss this week, so hang on for the ride.

First, class officers. Five wonderful people have stepped up to fill positions this week and we are so grateful! Dee Dueck took the position of Attendance Secretary, Shari Goodwin agreed to put out the Maranatha Newsletter each week (provided someone will fill in for her during the weeks that she is getting treatment in Ft. Worth) and Debra Morgan, Allene Donley and Sharon Earley all agreed to serve on the Caranatha Team. Since our goal is to get five people on the Caranatha Team to ensure that no one is ever overwhelmed by multiple needs regardless of the issues surrounding the class members at any one time, this means that we just need two more people to work with Debra, Allene & Sharon to fill out the Caranatha Team. So here are the positions remaining open:

President(s) – but now without the responsibility of the dreaded newsletter!

Auction Chaironly two months per year. It’s like working for the government!

Caranatha Team – two more people to work with the three great people who have already agreed to serve!

That’s it. All the other positions are filled for us to move into 2017. You can do this. Trust me, it isn’t rocket science. If Jim and I can do it, anyone can.

Secondly, the upcoming Auction. Ed & Judith Payton are working extremely hard to make this a great event that everyone can enjoy AND one which will generate lots of funds so we can support many worthwhile causes at the church and in Tulsa. Please be thinking about what you can donate, either large or small, and get those auction item forms turned into Ed. The auction falls immediately after Thanksgiving this year, so we have to plan BEFORE Thanksgiving and be ready. Ed has provided lots of helpful information in the Social Event section of the newsletter so be sure to check it out.

Finally, it is time to begin planning in earnest for that crazy idea that we approved in February to host an All Church Brunch on Christmas morning for the entire church. As you recall Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, and everything is being done a little differently. There is no early service and no Sunday School. Instead, the only two events that morning are our Brunch from 9:00 to 10;30 and then one worship service at 11:00. Jim Embrey, Glenna Arnott, Rex & Allene Donley and I have begun planning in earnest and there will be lots of ways for you to get involved even if your family plans prevent you from working on the 25th. We will need the help of the whole class to make this happen. The first thing to happen is that we are going to begin selling tickets each Sunday in December, the same way that we do for Chili Supper. We will sell on December 4, 11, 18 and at all the services on the 24th. Jim Embrey will have a signup sheet to pass around this Sunday to start signing up for slots to sell tickets BEFORE Sunday School (9:30 to 9:50), AFTER Sunday School (10;30 to 11:00) and AFTER worship (11:55 to 12:20). We will also need NORTH and SOUTH ticket sellers for all of the services on the 24th. Please sign up to sell if you possibly can. We are not selling tickets as a fundraiser, but to use as a headcount for food planning purposes, so keeping an accurate count of the number of tickets that we sell is absolutely critical. Remember that any money that we accidentally make is going immediately to the BAUMC Mission Endowment Fund. This can be a fun opportunity for fellowship with each other as we attempt something that no other class has ever done at BAUMC. Frankly, if I am going to do the impossible or the improbable, I want to do it with the incredible people of Maranatha.

Remember that you are appreciated, enjoyed and admired by your class members.

Angie

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Maranatha Newsletter

Hey, Maranatha friends:

It is time to attack this issue of class officers. Despite weekly pleading, cajoling and beseeching from the podium (and Jim actually threatening to sing endless verses of “Just As I Am” until someone respond to the class officer altar call – perish the thought!), we still have five positions to fill. Let’s discuss each one (or rather, I’ll discuss each one and you pick up your phone to text me that you will happily accept that position!). They are:

President(s) – Easiest job on the planet. Truly a cakewalk. You just have to (1) be in class most of the time; (2) be willing to wrangle the class from the podium; (3) handle details regarding class members as they arise during the week; and (4) update the board each week from information that various chair people give you. Not tough duty.

The only time consuming part is the newsletter and I actually have a thought about that. What if we designated a new position as Maranatha Newsletter Editor so that the President(s) just assisted in getting info to the Newsletter Editor and then the Editor could happily spend his/her time creating as short or as long a newsletter as the editor wanted. Jim Embrey and I kind of grew it into epic proportions during the past two years, but the reality is that people really just need information. It could even just be a chatty email with all the details. Aren’t there any former journalism majors out there that would take the Newsletter Editor position?

Look, I know that you have enjoyed perusing Jim’s wild socks collection each week, but it is time to let him sit down and start scoping out someone else’s socks or gorgeous heels! Sign up to be President!

Auction ChairWorks hard for about two months a year and provides a great benefit to the class and to many deserving organizations by virtue of the money raised. Don’t you want to be the person who does that just by working hard for two months?

Caranatha – Absolutely pivotal to the class, as this person/group ensures that we continue to surround our Maranatha family with loving support at the time that they most need it. Probably would be best to have multiple people doing this task since there are weeks when we have multiple Maranatha members with different needs. Could you and a couple of friends get together and serve in this way? It would be a very meaningful experience.

Reporter – To fulfill this role, you complete a form that goes to the Communications Director so Hayley knows what to publish about Maranatha’s activities each week. Nothing difficult or complex. Much of the information for the form is contained on the board so you copy it down and, voila! You are an effective reporter!

Attendance Secretary There is no better way for a new person, a shy person, or a person who struggles with names to get to know the class members than to serve as attendance secretary. You also sit at the back table during the early part of class, so you are closest to the coffee! This is not a complex job, but is one that gives you a chance to interact with everyone if you want to do so.

That’s it. Everything else is filled and we are grateful to those people who have stepped up to serve in some capacity next year. Won’t you prayerfully consider if you could be part of the Maranatha leadership team?

I’m just going to mope by my phone until you text me . . .

Angie

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