Maranatha news for July 22-28

Greetings, friends-

Many thanks to theRev. Sarah Pugh Montgomery’s for her two great weeks of lessons. If you missed either of them, you can hear them and all of our past lessons at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

This Sunday the Rev. Dr. Warren Danskin will talk to us about, “The Methodist Church in Cuba.” It should be a most interesting lesson.

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to our visitor, Clarissa Leland, daughter of Sharon and Bruce Chucoski. Fun Fact: Clarissa was the first baby born into the Maranatha Class!

Happy birthday to Charlotte Rowe on the 25th and to Terri Todd on the 28th. We have no anniversaries to celebrate this week.

Thanks to Pam Sherman for leading us in prayer last week, and to Becky Morris, Wanda Williams, and Michael Dishman for hosting. Jerry LeDoux will give our prayer this Sunday, and our hosts will be Rob and Freida Reck (guilty/setup) and Roger and Charlotte Rowe (healthy/cleanup).

MISSION NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES:

Richard Wansley thanked all who brought snack pack items for the Cookson Mission. He also announced that there are still a few openings for volunteers with Family Promise, July 29-August 4. Contact Sarah Pugh Montgomery if you are interested.

Our class will serve dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless on Friday, August 10. We will begin loading food at the church at 4:30 that afternoon, then arrive at the Day Center by 5:00 to set up and serve. All volunteers should be finished by 5:30-5:45.

(All other upcoming mission opportunities are listed at the bottom of this email.)

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

Jimmy Berg in home resting, and should be back soon.

Please remember all the families of those who died in the tragic boating accident in Branson.

Please continue to remember our friend and classmate, Jennifer Hall, in your prayers as she battles cancer.

SOCIAL EVENTS:

The potluck picnic and Bluegrass Concert at Keystone State Park will take place on August 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please bring a side dish to share; chicken will be provided for $5 per couple. Plan now to come and enjoy Dave Shepherd’s Bluegrass band, yard games, great food and fellowship, and even karaoke for those who are waiting to be discovered.

UPCOMING CLASS MISSIONS:

August 26 – Boston Avenue BASE Camp: Rise Against Hunger

August 26-September 1 – Family Promise

October 4 – Project School Bell – help fit uniforms, shoes, et. for Burroughs students

October 11 & 25 – Maranatha helps with Compassion Dinners on these Thursday evenings.

November 25 – serve dinner at St. Luke’s Redemption Center

December (tentative) Neighbor for Neighbor Christmas event

Hope your week is going well. Thanks for all you mean to our class! We’ll see you Sunday

Shari

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Published in: on July 26, 2018 at 9:49 am  Comments Off on Maranatha news for July 22-28  
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