Love Offering for Amber Young

All,

As recently announced in class, our own Amber Young is to be wed on December 29. Denzil suggested and your co-presidents agreed that we’d like to take up a Love Offering as a gift from the class to Amber on this special occasion.

Amber is not copied on this email and we’d like to keep this a secret until we present her with the gift. So, for the next two Sundays, December 9 and December 16, we’ll make sure there is a basket at the check-in desk for contributions. We’ll present it to her in class if she’s present on 23rd, but will get it to her in any case.

Love Generously,

Roger

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Neighbor for Neighbor party CORRECTION

Dave Grim got word this week that volunteers for the Neighbor for Neighbor Christmas party tonight need to come at 4:00 – not 5:00. Those who signed up probably know already, but wanted to avoid any confusion. Thanks!

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Maranatha news email

Greetings, Maranatha –

We have some important information in this week’s email. I’ve starred some of the important items and tried to make it easy to scan – please take a look.

MARANATHA LESSONS:

Thanks to Jerry LeDoux for his interesting lesson last Sunday, the first in our Advent series. If you missed hearing it, you can find it and other previous lessons at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

Ken Privett will teach us this Sunday, and that will be a treat! He will be followed by Pam Low on December 16 and Carol Maus on December 23.

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to our visitors, Karen Gillie-Tinlin, Stephen Cropp, and Linda Berner – Rick Evans’s sister. It’s also great to have Jim Griffin back with us.

Happy birthday to Shari Goodwin on December 6th and Melanie Evans on the 8th.

Roger and Rick are still looking for volunteers to do our newsletter email next year. Please contact them if you are willing to help.

Thanks to Wanda Williams and Glenna Arnott for our snacks Sunday . Clifford Webster will lead us in prayer this week and Susan Hamilton (guilty/cleanup) and Pam Shelrlman (healthy/setup) will host.

Class giving year to date is $17,725.

MISSIONS:

***Sharon Earley needs all gifts for the children at Redemption Church by this Sunday! Their party is next week. If you drew a child’s name, please get it to Sharon, or be sure to bring it to class Sunday in a gift bag with the child’s name attached. Suggested amount is $25-$35.

The Neighbor for Neighbor Christmas Party is today, December 6. This event is great fun, and volunteers are welcome. Plan to arrive at 5:00 p.m.

*** Our annual Christmas Party and Auction is coming up on December 14 at Tulsa Country Club. Cost to attend is $50 per person, but if that amount poses a hardship for you, please contact Susie Butterworth – there are funds to help. If you can’t attend the party, you can assign a proxy to bid for you at the auction. Auctioneers Scott Gardner and Jim McCann need your auction item info ASAP so that they can publish a list of live auction items for those who can’t attend and want to use a proxy.

Auction trivia: This is the 25th year for our Christmas auction. About $1990 was raised at the first auction, and we thought that was amazing. Over the years, our class has raised over a quarter of a million for missions – $281, to be exact! What a generous class!

Work Area on Mission is hosting a Chili Cookoff again this year! It will be January 10 (a week after the Super Bowl). Our class needs to provide a basket to be auctioned and a chili chef contestant. Can you help?

JOYS AND CONCERNS –

*** Our friend Debbie Jacoby is still having a rough time, and continues to be confined to a darkened room to let her brain rest. She is trying to stay positive, but is still fainting when she exerts herself and is dealing with a colon bleed. She may need surgery on her brain, colon, or both. Cards and prayers from our class make her day! Her current address is:

Debbie Jacoby, Villages of Southern Hills, room 1207, 5721 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa 74105

Valerie Grogan is continuing to improve. She was able to participate in Lessons and Carols Sunday.

Congratulations to Amber Young and Jerry Harris on their wedding!

Congratulations to new grandparents Sam and Sarah Smith! Camden Lorraine Ballard, their sweet granddaughter, was born November 24 weighing 5 pounds, 11 ounces. Her parents are Keeley and Chris.

Bethany Willyard’s car was stolen and totaled. She now needs affordable transportation.

Gabrielle Blankenship was in an auto accident, but thankfully no one was hurt. Gabriele’s daughter-in-law is expecting, and their family is mourning a death due to an overdose.

Susan Day’s family is expecting a new baby soon.

Susan Morgan’s niece is dealing with Crohn’s Disease.

Jim and Julee Embrey’s son Sam has been promoted to an E5, and has been chosen to be a lab assistant for a graduate student at OSU. Congrats, Sam!

SOCIALS:

The five class party dates for 2019 are posted below. Please avoid these dates for any auction item parties in order to avoid any conflicts:

February 3, 2019 – Super Bowl Party

April 6, 2019 – Progressive Dinner

June 14, 2019 – Potluck Dinner & Trivia Event

August 16, 2019 – Diner Dinner & Movie at B.A. – Hamburgers & Hot Dogs in the Diner & a movie in the Theater

November 8, 2019 – Pizza Dinner & Bunco

Thanks for your faithfulness, generosity and compassion – See you Sunday!

– Shari

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Maranatha news for November 25 – December 1

All,

I’m forwarding the following prayer request on behalf of classmate Jim Seymour.

Roger

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Maranatha news for November 25 – December 1

Greetings, Maranatha –

Great food, great fellowship – We had a wonderful brunch last Sunday! Thanks to all who brought the delicious food.

This Sunday begins our Advent series taught by our own class members – a highlight of the Advent season each year! Jerry LeDoux will teach us this week. He will be followed by Ken Privett on December 9th, Pam Low on December 16th, and Carol Maus on December 23rd.

If you would like to hear any of our previous lessons, you can find them at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html . Barbara Meehan has posted EvaMarie Campbell’s lesson on kindness from two weeks ago, but she did not include information about church security, since some of it was sensitive.

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Happy birthday to Sandi Gardner on November 25th, Patti Smith and Lynn Goodwin on the 26th, and Rex Donley on the 30th!

The only opening left on our 2019 slate of officers is a class news email editor. This is not a difficult job – please contact Rick or Roger if you are willing to help.

Dave Grim needs volunteers to help at the Neighbor for Neighbor Christmas Party next Thursday, December 6. This event is always lots of fun.

Sharon Earley still has just a couple children at Redemption Church who need Christmas gifts. All gifts for those children need to be returned by Sunday, December 9, in order for the children to receive them at the party. Suggested amount is $25-$35. Please contact Sharon if you did not get a child’s name and would like to help.

Thanks to Scott Morgan for giving our prayer last Sunday. Shari Goodwin will have our prayer this week and Wanda Williams (guilty/setup) and Glenna Arnott (healthy/clean up) will host.

MISSIONS:

Our annual Christmas Party and Auction is coming up on December 14 at Tulsa Country Club. Cost to attend is $50 per person, but please don’t stay away if that amount poses a hardship for you. Just contact Susie Butterworth – there are funds to help. If you can’t attend the party, you can assign a proxy to bid for you for the auction. Auctioneers Scott Gardner and Jim McCann need your auction item info ASAP. Please get your information sheets to them quickly so that a list of auction items can be published before the party. All proceeds go to missions!

JOYS AND CONCERNS –

Valerie Grogan, Kendall and David Carpenter’s daughter, has been hospitalized for blood clots in her lungs. She is improving, but please keep her in your prayers.

People dealing with blizzard conditions in the northeast.

Pam Sherman learned that her cousin in California did lose anything in the fires and is fine.

Scott Morgan shared that he told EvaMarie Campbell about an editorial on kindness by David Boren in Sunday’s newspaper.

Debbie Jacoby is still having to be in a darkened room as her brain recovers from recent trauma. She would really appreciate prayers and cards.

SOCIALS:

The five class party dates for 2019 are posted below. Please don’t plan any auction item parties on these dates in order to avoid any conflicts. The dates are:

February 3, 2019 – Super Bowl Party

April 6, 2019 – Progressive Dinner

June 14, 2019 – Potluck Dinner & Trivia Event

August 16, 2019 – Diner Dinner & Movie at B.A. – Hamburgers & Hot Dogs in the Diner & a movie in the Theater

November 8, 2019 – Pizza Dinner & Bunco

Thanks for all you mean to our class – See you Sunday!

– Shari

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My request for December 23 refreshment volunteers has been filled

Jeff Allen and Jim & Julee Embry have volunteered.

We have a great class!

Scott

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Can you volunteer December 23?

Please let me know if you can bring either Healthy or Guilty snacks on Sunday December 23. We need volunteers for both slots. We will have an awesome Advent teaching by one of our class members so we can expect folks will arrive with a festive spirit and appetite.

Please respond directly to me at smorgan or text me at (918) 640-4068. I will let the class know when we have volunteers.

THANKS!!

Scott Morgan

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Maranatha news for November 18-24

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, MARANATHA! –

I hate to start this email with sad news, but need to let you know that our former classmate, Mark Jennings, died this week after a year-long battle with cancer. His funeral will be held this Friday, November 23, at 12:30 p.m. at Schaudt’s Funeral Home, just south of Memorial Park on Memorial. Amy Venable will officiate and a reception will follow the service.

Many thanks to our Maranatha Mission Team and Ed Payton for his great report last Sunday, and to Rev. EvaMarie Campbell for teaching us. If you missed her lesson, you can hear it and any of our previous lessons at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

This Sunday we will enjoy a Thanksgiving brunch. We know some great food is coming! If you didn’t get a chance to sign up, bring a breakfast item of your choice and come join us!

Our annual Advent series, taught by our own class members, will begin the following Sunday, December 2.

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to our guests, Molleigh MCann and returning visitor Karen Tinley!

We have no birthdays or anniversaries this week.

A big “thank you!” to Dave Grim for agreeing to be our class president next year, and to the Chucoskis for stepping up to be Vice Presidents of Missions. All we lack now is an email news reporter and a prayer coordinator. We’re getting close!

Pam Low is working to update our class roster. Please be sure to respond to her email and let her know if you need to change any information. She also needs to hear from you if everything is ok.

Thanks to Michael Dishman for sharing a prayer last Sunday, and to Ed and Judith Payton and Mickey and Carol Maus for our snacks. Scott Morgan will have our prayer next week at the brunch.

MISSIONS:

Our annual Christmas Party and Auction is December 14 at Tulsa Country Club. Cost to attend is $50 per person, and you can assign a proxy for the auction if you cannot attend. Auctioneers Scott Gardner and Jim McCann need your auction items soon, and they hope to have as many items as possible. Please get your information sheets to them quickly so that a list of auction items can be published before the party. All proceeds go to missions!

Disbursements: Our class voted to give $2,000 to Restore Hope, and $1,000 each to Cookson Hills Mission, and the Port Arthur mission where our mission team stayed at no cost. We will also give $1,000 to our senior high youth department for a 100” projection system.

Redemption Church: Dave Grim passed a signup sheet for volunteers to serve dinner on November 25. He also needs people to bring a pie or cake. Sharon Earley passed a signup sheet to provide gifts for the children there.

SOCIALS:

Remember the five class party dates for next year, and please don’t plan any auction item parties on these dates. We want to avoid any conflicts! These dates are:

February 3, 2019 – Super Bowl Party April 6, 2019 – Progressive Dinner

June 14, 2019 – Potluck Dinner & Trivia Event

August 16, 2019 – Diner Dinner & Movie at B.A. – Hamburgers & Hot Dogs in the Diner & a movie in the Theater

November 8, 2019 – Pizza Dinner & Bunco

JOYS AND CONCERNS – Please keep these in your prayers:

John Sherman lost two friends to death last week. He and Pam are expecting their second great grandchild soon.

Glenna Arnott’s friend, Pam Smith, has passed away.

Bill Moss, father of former District Superintendent Danny Moss, passed away last week.

Congratulatios to the Bundrens on their daughter Kara’s wedding.

Debbie Jacoby is dealing with two major health issues – Crohn’s Disease and a brain injury. She cannot have visitors now, but she needs our prayers and cards.

Barbara Meehan’s cousin’s surviving husband is near death. She is also celebrating the birth of her second grandchild, Leo Isaac Shelby, son of her daughter and son-in-law, Erin and Ike Shelby.

Hope you have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! See you Sunday –

– Shari

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Correction to 2019 Social Calendar

An email with the 2019 Social Calendar was sent out on November 3rd. The pizza and bunco party scheduled for November 2019 was correctly listed for the 8th. However the 8th is a Friday not Saturday as listed.
Pam Low

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Kate Bowler event

Classmates,

With all of the announcements and wonderful slides from our Texas mission team, I failed to cover this topic on Sunday. There is a community education event on November 29 that is worthy of your consideration. Susan Rose recommends attending. Please give it a look.

Rick

Kate Bowler Flyer.pdf

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