Maranatha Newsletter for Dec. 10th

Maranatha,

Merry Christmas! (I can say that for a few more weeks.)

It looks like all our class positions have been filled for 2018.

Janet Purinton was our Advent speaker for today. Her lesson centered on whether your holiday is Christmas or Confusion, are you moving towards Bethlehem or Bedlam.

Our Advent speaker for next week is Elizabeth Green.

Hope to see you there.

Dan B.
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Published in: on December 13, 2017 at 8:38 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha Newsletter for Dec. 10th  

2018 Officers/Committees

Greetings! We need someone to step forward to be our Newsletter Editor for 2018. This is a key role in keeping us connected during the year. It would be wonderful if one of you (or 2 so there is always a backup) would hear this calling and let me know. That would mean we would have members for every role. Oh yes, I should tell you that Rick Evans and Roger Rowe have step forward to share the President role next year. Isn’t that wonderful! These men appear to be as busy serving in roles that don’t pay as they were when they earned money. Our class is blessed to have such talent to lead us.

Below is our line up so far. You can still volunteer for a committee.

President: Rick Evans and Roger Rowe

Newsletter Editor: (OPEN)

VP Curriculum: Karen Campbell

VP Missions: Richard Wansley and Meredith Davison will Co-Chair.

Sharon Chucowski and Pam Sherman.

Social: Scott Morgan, Ken Privett, Dave & Melanie Shepherd and Pam Sherman.

Caranatha: Allene & Rex Donley, Sharon Earley, Debra Morgan.

VP Finance: Kendall Carpenter – Chair.

Gabriele Blankenship, Bruce Chucoski, Dave Grim, Jim McCann

Auction: Scott Gardner and Jim McCann

Attendance takers: Dana Solomon, Lisa & Denzil Tallent

Refreshments: Becky Morris

Reporter: Kendall Carpenter

Historian: Pam Low

Treasurer: Susie Butterworth

Web Master: Barbara Meehan

See you Sunday. Janet Purinton is teaching!

Scott

Published in: on December 8, 2017 at 4:16 pm  Comments Off on 2018 Officers/Committees  

Maranatha Newsletter for Dec. 3rd

Maranatha,

Merry Christmas!

The annual Christmas Party was it’s normal success with food, beverages, and fellowship. We do have the final total for all of the auction items, but you’ll have to open the newsletter to find out.

If you follow Sistema, there will be several opportunities for performances over the next couple of weeks. Those are also listed in the newsletter.

We started our Advent Lesson series today. Michelle Place was our speaker and there was more information from her than I can related in 4 or 5 sentences,,, but I’ll try.

Next week Janet Purinton will be our Advent series speaker.

We didn’t cover Joys & Concerns in class so you may want to read that section as there are some prayer requests of which you’ll want to be aware.

Have a great week and we’ll see you on Sunday!

Dan B.
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Published in: on December 5, 2017 at 9:43 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha Newsletter for Dec. 3rd  

Prayer request or Joys

Once again, I failed to ask for your prayer concerns or your joys. If you will reply to this email, we will include it in our class newsletter this week. I seem to be apologizing a lot lately.

Scott

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2018 Officers & Committee update

All we need are President and Newspaper Editor

The positions can be shared – talk to a friend and share every other month or do 6 month sharing.

Maranatha 2018 Officers & Committees

President: (OPEN)

Newsletter Editor: (OPEN)

VP Curriculum: Karen Campbell

VP Missions: Richard Wansley and Meredith Davison will Co-Chair.

Sharon Chucowski and Pam Sherman.

Social: Rick Evans, Ken Privett, Dave & Melanie Shepherd and Pam Sherman.

Caranatha: Allene & Rex Donley, Sharon Earley, Debra Morgan.

VP Finance: Kendall Carpenter – Chair.

Gabriele Blankenship, Bruce Chucoski, Rick Evans, Dave Grim, Jim McCann

Auction: Let’s get through the 2017 auction first.

Attendance takers: Dana Solomon, Lisa & Denzil Tallent

Refreshments: Becky Morris

Reporter: Kendall Carpenter

Historian: Pam Low

Treasurer: Susie Butterworth

Web Master: Barbara Meehan

Published in: on November 29, 2017 at 2:59 pm  Comments Off on 2018 Officers & Committee update  

Maranatha Newsletter for Nov 26

It was wonderful to experience a brunch with the Heritage Class. I would say it was the largest attended Sunday brunch we’ve every experienced. What a great way to transition from Thanksgiving to the Christmas season. Moreover, we get to party and raise funds Friday night!

Scott

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2018 Officers & Committee update

There have been 4 more people volunteer. Richard and Meredith will be Co-Chairs of the missions committee. Rick Evans and Ken Privett will join the Social Committee. Both committees need a few more. Please consider where you can serve best and …….pray that the next President steps forward or ………..tell them they should.

Maranatha 2018 Officers & Committees

President: (OPEN)

VP Missions: Richard Wansley and Merdith Davison Co-Chairs, and Pam Sherman. We need a few more.

Social: Rick Evans, Ken Privett, and Pam Sherman. We need a few more

Caranatha: Allene & Rex Donley, Sharon Earley, Debra Morgan. We would like more.

Newsletter Editor: There will be backup if you are not in class.

The following are complete for now

VP Curriculum: Karen Campbell

VP Finance: Kendall Carpenter – Chair.

Gabriele Blankenship, Bruce Chucoski, Rick Evans, Dave Grim, Jim McCann

Auction: Let’s get through the 2017 auction first.

Attendance takers: Dana Solomon, Lisa & Denzil Tallent

Refreshments: Becky Morris

Reporter: Kendall Carpenter

Historian: Pam Low

Treasurer: Susie Butterworth

Web Master: Barbara Meehan

Published in: on November 24, 2017 at 11:56 am  Comments Off on 2018 Officers & Committee update  

Prayer request -Jama Moore

Hi everyone, I have a prayer request,

And more.

My friend Jama Moore, a lifelong Methodist but not affiliated with church since moving back to Tulsa 10 yrs ago, retired TPS band director and jazz musician, (Rob Reck knows her, well, he knows everyone!) last night got a brain tumor confirmation.

This was discovered when she broke her nose in a fall (along with her shoulder) a few weeks ago.

She is looking at going to MD Anderson as St Francis can’t get her scheduled for months.

Here’s the request: I am networking to see if any former patient of MD Anderson can touch base with her to give some support/assurance/info……as you can imagine she is bowled over right now. I have left messages for Amy Venable/Paul Staat. They do not need any food/etc. support now, just prayers and emotional support.

If anyone has any ideas for me, please let me know! Home phone is best, 918.749.0904

Thanks so much!

Ruth W. Giessen

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2018 Update

Since you will mostly be loafing the next several days and have abundant quiet time to decide how you should serve next year, following is an update of what is filled and what is needed:

President: (OPEN)

VP Missions: Wide Open! An entire new team. This is coordinating the way our class serves people in Tulsa. Pam Sherman will join the group.

Social: Pam Sherman will continue. We need like 5 or 6 more. This is a key way we stay connected with each other and it is fun!

Caranatha: Allene & Rex Donley, Sharon Earley, Debra Morgan. We would like more.

Newsletter Editor: Class members really appreciate the newsletter. There will be backup if you are not in class. Dan Blevins has done a superb job and we need a replacement.

The following are complete for now

VP Curriculum: Karen Campbell

VP Finance: Kendall Carpenter – Chair.

Gabriele Blankenship, Bruce Chucoski, Rick Evans, Dave Grim, Jim McCann

Auction: Let’s get through the 2017 auction first.

Attendance takers: Dana Solomon, Lisa & Denzil Tallent

Refreshments: Becky Morris

Reporter: Kendall Carpenter

Historian: Pam Low

Treasurer: Susie Butterworth

Web Master: Barbara Meehan

Thank you, thank you if you can help complete our roster.

Scott

Published in: on November 22, 2017 at 4:23 pm  Comments Off on 2018 Update  

Maranatha Newsletter for Nov. 19th

Maranatha,

Our own Ed Payton was our speaker for the lesson this Sunday. I thought that I knew him reasonably well, but after that introduction, I feel like I’ve wasted my adulthood. He was well prepared for his lesson on The Emerging Church, an interesting time for our faith.

Next week will be a Brunch Sunday.

Hope that everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Dan B.
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Published in: on November 21, 2017 at 9:07 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha Newsletter for Nov. 19th