Class news for June 17-23

Greetings, Maranatha friends,

“Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike?”

This is just one of the many quotes by John Wesley thatDavid Wiggs shared Sunday in his lesson series, “Theologically, United Methodists Think and Let Think.” He also talked more about Wesley’s “essentials” and the “Distinctly Wesleyan Emphases.” His lessons are helping us all to know more about the United Methodist Church so that we can better understand our own beliefs and what is important to him.

You can hear recordings of all his presentations at .


Welcome backSusan and David Rose’s granddaughter Genevieve, who visited today.

Happy birthday to Denise Klein and Ashliann Payton on the 18th, and to Karen Tankersley on the 20th! Happy anniversary to Dean O. and Terri Todd (19th), Jerry and Ginny LeDoux (20th) and Ray and Sharon Earley (21st) as well.

Thanks to Sharon Chucoski for our prayer Sunday, and to the Donleys and the Worthingtons for our snacks. Shari Goodwin will lead our prayer this Sunday, and the Butterworths and Becky Morris will be our hosts and greeters.


Our church staff is asking all Boston Avenue members to take a survey and provide input for some long-range planning. Your input is important and greatly appreciated. You can take it online at . If you prefer a paper version, those are available on the desk in our classroom. Please make your preferences known by July 8!


Bethany Willyard had successful surgery last week and is home. She still needs a meal on Friday. Please contact Allene Donley, 918-851-0630, if you can help.

Paul Staat was back in class Sunday, celebrating a successful procedure. He is now “wired” with electrodes and pain-free.

David Rose asked for prayers for their daughter Adrienne, who is going through a hard time.

The Tankersleys really appreciate all the good meals the class provided since they returned. Karen Tankersley has not responded as well as they had hoped, and they’re in conversation with her doctors.

Charlotte Rowe’s Aunt Karen is recovering from triple bypass surgery.

Angie Dale’s friend, Pat Cremin, lost his 37-year-old son to a heart attack last year. Now his daughter is on hospice and is not expected to live.

Glenna Arnott’s friend Dolores’s son has died of cancer.

Bruce Chucoski’s sister is still fighting blood clots in her leg and will probably undergo an amputation.

Please continue to remember Jennifer Hall in your prayers as she battles cancer.

Bill Brumbaugh, a long-time usher at Boston Avenue, passed away Saturday. Please keep his wife Carol, and all of these concerns, in your prayers.


Volunteers are still needed to help serve dinner at Redemption Church this Sunday, June 24. Contact Dave or Carol Grim if you can help. If you volunteered to provide a cake or pie, please be sure to bring it to class Sunday morning.

This Sunday, June 24, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. is also our class’s potluck picnic at Keystone State Park with fried chicken provided. Dave Shepherd’s bluegrass band will play and there will be games (horseshoes, beanbag toss, etc.) and great fellowship. Bring a side dish to share – cost of the chicken is $5 per couple. If you are coming, the road over Keystone Dam is closed for construction. You will need to take Highway 412 to Hwy 97 or, if you live in south Tulsa, I-44 to West 51st Street exit, then north to 41st Street and turn left (west) to Hwy 97. Then go on Hwy 97 to Hwy 51, which is a bit north of 41st Street. Take Hwy 51 west to the Keystone State Park and look for pavilion #5. Maps are available in class.

Volunteers are needed on July 10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon to read with children at Project Transformation. We will also need to provide lunch for 12-15 college interns who are leading that ministry, and snacks for 65 students who are participating in PT this summer. Contact Dave or Carol Grim to help.

If you purchased the Drillers baseball game at the Christmas auction, Mickey will have tickets next week. Please let him know if you cannot attend.

POSSIBLE MISSION TRIP: The Maranatha Missions Committee and the Boston Avenue Missions Committee are sponsoring a mission trip to the Houston area to help repair a home that was damaged during the hurricane and subsequent flooding. Only Maranatha members will be participating. The trip will take place sometime between mid-October and early November; the exact dates will depend on the schedules of those interested in going. The cost will be covered by the church. If you are interested in exploring this trip, please send an email to Ed Payton at edpayton


Ann Smith, a Boston Avenue member, is stepping down from her position as Director of Neighbor for Neighbor. The new director will be Diana Diaz.

Thanks for all you mean to our class! We’ll look forward to seeing you Sunday.

Published in: on June 18, 2018 at 9:57 pm  Comments Off on Class news for June 17-23  
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