Class news for September 9-15

Good morning, Maranatha friends –

As we approach another weekend, we thank the Rev. Dub Ambrose, Chaplain at Methodist Manor for his good lesson last Sunday, “What Is the Lord Up To?” and we look forward to what he has to teach us this week.

On the following Sunday, September 23, we will begin class with fellowship and snacks at 9:00 a.m. Class announcements and joys and concerns will begin at 9:10, then we’ll all go downstairs to Jubilee Hall at 9:20 and sit together to hear David Wiggs’ “State of the Church” update. There will not be an 8:30 worship service, as our next unity service will begin that day at 11:00. This service will feature our youth Chapel Choir and children’s choirs.

The Rev. Dr. Lisa Davison, Professor of Hebrew Bible at Phillips Theological Seminary, will teach us on September 30 to close out the month.

If you’d like to hear Rev. Ambrose’s lesson last Sunday, rf any of our past lessons, you can find them at .


We welcomed Cathy Ambrose as our guest. Cathy thanked the class for our past Christmas gifts to Methodist Manor residents who don’t have family to care about them. She shared just how much those small gifts mean to those who receive them.

Happy birthday to Beth Green, Pam Sherman and Kraemer Luks on September 9, Michelle Place on September 11, Michael Caballero on September 12, Sherry Griffin on September 13, and Sharon Earley on September 15. Happy anniversary to Susan and Thad Leonard on September 10, Susan and David Rose on September 11, and Karen and Joe Harris on September 12.

Thanks to Susan Hamilton for leading us in prayer Sunday and to Rex and Allene Donley for our snacks. Jerry Ledoux will give our prayer this Sunday and Richard and Jeannie Payton (healthy, setup) and Becky Morris (guilty, cleanup) will be our hosts.


October 4 – Project School Bell – help fit school 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 is traveling home to Tulsa today! She and her nurse companion have a long day of travel, and will arrive this evening. It will be great to have her home.

We welcomed Jimmy Berg back to class after a long recuperation.

Susan Hamilton shared again how much she enjoyed Ashliann Payton’s performance in her recent talent show. Ashliann won that event last year. Susan encourages everyone to come and enjoy Ashliann’s next talent show on October 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Mary Bundren shared their joy at their new granddaughter Charlotte’s birth. Charlotte came early, but both she and her mom Michelle are doing well.

Karen Campbell shared a joy that the new Wesley Center at OSU held its grand opening last weekend and now has rooms for 12 resident students.

Susan Day is selling her house and moving into an apartment.

Glenna Arnott requested prayer for her friend Becky, who fell and broke both wrists.

Please remember our classmate, Jennifer Hall, in your prayers as she continues to battle cancer.


Thanks to Ken Privett for arranging the Sunday buffet and tour at Philbrook Museum last Sunday. Everyone had a wonderful time.

For those who purchased this auction item, the downtown-dwellers’ progressive dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. this Saturday at the McCann’s place.

Our Maranatha Christmas Party and Auction will be held on December 14.


You are invited to participate with our church’s team in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s this Saturday, September 15, on the University of Tulsa campus. Whether you can walk or not, please consider donating to support our team and this important cause. Information is available at – just look for “Boston Avenue Support Group.”

Basic Chaplaincy Training is being offered in October for all who are interested or who feel called to that ministry, led by the International Fellowship of Chaplains. This 45-hour training will be held at Southern Hills Baptist Church, 5590 S Lewis, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 22, through Friday, October 26. Contact Blythe Fowler, 918-636-0385 or bfowlerb or visit for more information.

Hope you’re having a great week! Thanks for all you mean to our class – see ya Sunday.


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