Class news for August 26-September 1

Good evening, Maranatha friends –

What a beautiful tribute to Julie Allen many of us experienced today! The service was so fitting, with many people filling the main floor of the sanctuary. Thanks to all who helped host and/or brought food for the family luncheon after the reception.

Thanks again to Dr. Don Hertzler for his great lessons on the apostle Paul. If you missed them and would like to hear them, you can find them at . Thanks, Don!

We’ll enjoy a Labor Day Weekend brunch this Sunday. Please bring a dish to share. We will not be hosting another class this time, so come and enjoy just visiting with each other.

Rev. Dub Ambrose, Chaplain at Methodist Manor, will teach us on September 9 and 16, then we’ll gather in Jubilee Hall at 9:30 on September 23 for David Wiggs’ State of the Church update. Our next unity service will be held that day as well. Then Lisa Davidson from Phillips Theological Seminary will teach us on September 30 to close out the month.


Welcome to our guests, Leigh Goodson, Rachel Tallent, Larkin McCann, and Sharon Earley’s sister Janet.

Happy birthday to Dave Shepherd and Andrea Davis, both on August 30. Happy Anniversary to Bill and Susan Thomas, also on August 30.

Thanks to Bruce Chucoski for leading us in prayer again Sunday, and to the Lanes and Shepherds for hosting.


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

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

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

December (tentative) Neighbor for Neighbor Christmas event


Janet Purinton fell while on a bus tour in California and broke her hip. Her surgery went well and she is currently in rehab. Our latest update is that she will probably be there for two more weeks. Her address is c/o San Luis Transitional Care, 1575 Bishop Street, Room 9, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Laura Daniels’ mother passed away Friday. Please keep Laura and Mike and their family in your prayers.

Ashliann Payton was part of a talent show that took place Sunday evening at Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian. Congrats, Ashliann!

Dave Shepherd’s brother Johnny, who has many health problems, blacked out Friday and fell face first into a curb while getting out of his car. He is currently hospitalized.

Martha Blevins’ friend’s husband has been in severe pain for 18 months, and was recently diagnosed with a tumor on his carotid artery. Please keep Beverly, Jerry and their family in your prayers.

Denzil and Lisa Tallent’s 4-month-old nephew, Charlie Irons, has an infection that has settled in one of his lymph nodes.

Amber Young Is celebrating that she has finally gotten a car.

Melanie Evans participated in the Legacy Weekend brunch for 50-year-members, and she shared the joy that our class and this church have meant so much to her throughout her life. Five generations of her family have been active at Boston Avenue over the years, from her grandparents to her grandchildren.

All 50-year members and 3-plus generation members in our class were recognized.

Sharon Chucoski is in Corning and will be bringing their two-year-old granddaughter to Tulsa for a couple of weeks while their son and daughter-in-law deal with pregnancy-related health problems.

Please remember our classmate, Jennifer Hall, in your prayers as she continues to battle cancer that is now in her brain.


The annual Labor Day Reunion at Exodus House will take place on Labor Day from 5:00-7:00. They provide the meat and everyone brings a side dish to share. All are welcome!

On Sunday, September 9, we will enjoy a great Sunday buffet at 12:30 p.m. together in a private room at Philbrook Museum, followed by a docent-led tour of the museum – no later than 2:00 p.m. Their special exhibit is “Innovative Impressions.” Cost is $32 per person, and guests are welcome. Ken Privett, who arranged this social, can take up to 35 people. Checks can be made out to “Maranatha Class.” A clipboard will be passed again Sunday, as space is still available.

Save the date! Our Maranatha Christmas Party and Auction will be held on December 14.


You are invited to come enjoy a church event, “Boston Avenue at the Museum,” on Friday, September 7. It will include lunch at the church at 11:30, then a bus ride to and tour of Gilcrease Museum’s exhibit, “T. C. Cannon at the Edge of America.”

Our church has formed a team to paricipate in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which will be held September 15 on the University of Tulsa campus. Please consider walking or donating to support our team. More information is available at – look for “Boston Avenue Support Group.”

We’ll see you Sunday


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