Carrell Tallent Sr.

It saddens me to report that Carrell Tallent Sr., the father of Denzil Tallent and Karen Campbell, passed away last night. At this time there are no immediate needs and service details are not yet established. Please pray for them in this hour of need.

Rick

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Website Correction

All, the link for the survey is incorrectly list in class news. Yet another manifestation of my fine penmanship skills. The correct link is:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BostonAvenueUMC

Roger

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Class news for June 17-23

Greetings, Maranatha friends,

“Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike?”

This is just one of the many quotes by John Wesley thatDavid Wiggs shared Sunday in his lesson series, “Theologically, United Methodists Think and Let Think.” He also talked more about Wesley’s “essentials” and the “Distinctly Wesleyan Emphases.” His lessons are helping us all to know more about the United Methodist Church so that we can better understand our own beliefs and what is important to him.

You can hear recordings of all his presentations at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome backSusan and David Rose’s granddaughter Genevieve, who visited today.

Happy birthday to Denise Klein and Ashliann Payton on the 18th, and to Karen Tankersley on the 20th! Happy anniversary to Dean O. and Terri Todd (19th), Jerry and Ginny LeDoux (20th) and Ray and Sharon Earley (21st) as well.

Thanks to Sharon Chucoski for our prayer Sunday, and to the Donleys and the Worthingtons for our snacks. Shari Goodwin will lead our prayer this Sunday, and the Butterworths and Becky Morris will be our hosts and greeters.

IMPORTANT INFO:

Our church staff is asking all Boston Avenue members to take a survey and provide input for some long-range planning. Your input is important and greatly appreciated. You can take it online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/n/BostonAvenueUMC . If you prefer a paper version, those are available on the desk in our classroom. Please make your preferences known by July 8!

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

Bethany Willyard had successful surgery last week and is home. She still needs a meal on Friday. Please contact Allene Donley, 918-851-0630, if you can help.

Paul Staat was back in class Sunday, celebrating a successful procedure. He is now “wired” with electrodes and pain-free.

David Rose asked for prayers for their daughter Adrienne, who is going through a hard time.

The Tankersleys really appreciate all the good meals the class provided since they returned. Karen Tankersley has not responded as well as they had hoped, and they’re in conversation with her doctors.

Charlotte Rowe’s Aunt Karen is recovering from triple bypass surgery.

Angie Dale’s friend, Pat Cremin, lost his 37-year-old son to a heart attack last year. Now his daughter is on hospice and is not expected to live.

Glenna Arnott’s friend Dolores’s son has died of cancer.

Bruce Chucoski’s sister is still fighting blood clots in her leg and will probably undergo an amputation.

Please continue to remember Jennifer Hall in your prayers as she battles cancer.

Bill Brumbaugh, a long-time usher at Boston Avenue, passed away Saturday. Please keep his wife Carol, and all of these concerns, in your prayers.

UPCOMING CLASS EVENTS:

Volunteers are still needed to help serve dinner at Redemption Church this Sunday, June 24. Contact Dave or Carol Grim if you can help. If you volunteered to provide a cake or pie, please be sure to bring it to class Sunday morning.

This Sunday, June 24, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. is also our class’s potluck picnic at Keystone State Park with fried chicken provided. Dave Shepherd’s bluegrass band will play and there will be games (horseshoes, beanbag toss, etc.) and great fellowship. Bring a side dish to share – cost of the chicken is $5 per couple. If you are coming, the road over Keystone Dam is closed for construction. You will need to take Highway 412 to Hwy 97 or, if you live in south Tulsa, I-44 to West 51st Street exit, then north to 41st Street and turn left (west) to Hwy 97. Then go on Hwy 97 to Hwy 51, which is a bit north of 41st Street. Take Hwy 51 west to the Keystone State Park and look for pavilion #5. Maps are available in class.

Volunteers are needed on July 10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon to read with children at Project Transformation. We will also need to provide lunch for 12-15 college interns who are leading that ministry, and snacks for 65 students who are participating in PT this summer. Contact Dave or Carol Grim to help.

If you purchased the Drillers baseball game at the Christmas auction, Mickey will have tickets next week. Please let him know if you cannot attend.

POSSIBLE MISSION TRIP: The Maranatha Missions Committee and the Boston Avenue Missions Committee are sponsoring a mission trip to the Houston area to help repair a home that was damaged during the hurricane and subsequent flooding. Only Maranatha members will be participating. The trip will take place sometime between mid-October and early November; the exact dates will depend on the schedules of those interested in going. The cost will be covered by the church. If you are interested in exploring this trip, please send an email to Ed Payton at edpayton

OTHER:

Ann Smith, a Boston Avenue member, is stepping down from her position as Director of Neighbor for Neighbor. The new director will be Diana Diaz.

Thanks for all you mean to our class! We’ll look forward to seeing you Sunday.

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Maranatha news for June 10-16

Dear Maranatha friends,

David Wiggs continued his informative lesson series, “Theologically, United Methodists Think and Let Think,” last Sunday. He shared those doctrines that John Wesley considered to be “essentials” – now categorized as “Prevenient Grace (before we recognize God’s love for us), Justifying Grace (that point at which we recognize and accept God’s love in Jesus Christ), and Sanctifying Grace (as we seek to follow and share God’s love in our living).” It was very interesting. You can hear recordings of his first two presentations, and all of our past lessons, at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to our visitor, Susan and David Rose’s granddaughter Genevieve!

Happy birthday to Julie Allen on June 12, and to June Kooker on June 15! Congratulations to Claudia and Larry Altshuler and to Mary and Paul Staat, who are celebrating anniversaries this week.

Thanks to Sharon Chucoski for our prayer Sunday, and to the Luks and the Shermans for our snacks. Sharon will lead our prayer again this Sunday, and the Donleys and Worthingtons will be our hosts and greeters.

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

Please keep Paul Staat in your prayers. He is having surgery Wednesday at M.D. Anderson in Houston to place electrodes in his back and legs to help alleviate the severe pain he has been experiencing.

As was reported earlier this week, Karen Tankersley is back home to begin her long recovery. Thanks to those class members who volunteered to provide food for them this coming week. There may be more opportunities to help in the future.

Bethany Willyard is also having surgery this week. Please keep her in your prayers.

Please continue to remember Jennifer Hall in your prayers as she battles cancer. Cards can be sent to her at 120 W Sequoyah Avenue, Oologah OK 74053. You can also email her at nannyhall.

UPCOMING CLASS EVENTS:

Dave Grim announced that there are still openings to help serve dinner at Redemption Church on Sunday, June 24. If you cannot volunteer, but you can provide a cake or pie, that will also be very helpful and you can bring it to class that morning. Contact Dave or Carol Grim if you can help.

Sunday, June 24, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. is also our class’s potluck picnic at Keystone State Park with fried chicken provided. Dave Shepherd’s bluegrass band will play and there will be games (horseshoes, beanbag toss, etc.) and great fellowship. Bring a side dish to share – cost of the chicken is $5 per couple. Sign up Sunday!

POSSIBLE MISSION TRIP: The Maranatha Missions Committee and Boston Avenue Missions Committee will be co-sponsoring a mission trip to the Houston area to help repair a home that was damaged during the hurricane and subsequent flooding. Only Maranatha members will be participating. The trip will take place sometime between mid-October and early November; the exact dates will depend on the schedules of those interested in going. The cost will be covered by the church. If you are interested in exploring this trip, please send an email to Ed Payton at edpayton

Pam Sherman’s son, Paul Wilson, is opening a new downtown restaurant, Boston Title & Abstract. They have invited all Maranatha members to come by this Friday or Saturday, June 15 or 16, any time between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. for complimentary wine and hor d’oeuvres. The restaurant is located at 522 S. Boston Avenue, Suite B100.

Thanks for all you mean to our class! We’ll look forward to seeing you Sunday.

Published in: on June 12, 2018 at 9:18 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha news for June 10-16  

Tankersley Meal Requests Fulfilled

The meal requests for the Tankersleys have been fulfilled – thanks to all who responded so quickly.

Roger

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Karen Tankersley Back in Tulsa – Help with Meals Requested

Julee and I will do Wednesday.

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Karen Tankersley Back in Tulsa – Help with Meals Requested

All:

Allene Donley talked to Bill this morning and Karen is home – she is weak but on the way to recovery. They have requested meals every other day for a week. Rex and Allene will take a chicken dish tonight (Monday). Meals are needed for Wednesday, Friday and Sunday – we will re-evaluate after Sunday. You can do this by yourself or team up with other class members. To avoid traffic to Broken Arrow, Bill suggested 6:30 to 7:00 pm for delivery time. Their address is: 2309 West Fulton St, Broken Arrow.

Karen is now lactose intolerant which means no dairy, butter and cheese. She also cannot have MSG or pine nuts.

If you are available to help with a meal, please call Allene at 918-851-0630. Allene sends her thanks in advance for your help, along with the knowledge that Bill and Karen will appreciate it as well.

Roger

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Maranatha Class news

Dear Happy Thursday, Maranatha friends,

We had a great morning last Sunday with David Wiggs as our teacher. He will be with us all month to talk about “United Methodist Theology: Think and Let Think.” You can hear recordings of his first presentation, and all of our past lessons, at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to our visitors, Michael Dishman, Molleith McCann and George and Rhonda Chastang. We’d love to have you come backany time!

Happy birthday to Diane Martin on June 5, to Lisa Tallent on June 6, and Peggy Lewis today, June 7! Congratulations to Rob and Andrea Davis and to Bruce and Sharon Chucoski, who are celebrating anniversaries this week.

Thanks to Richard Wansley for our prayer last Sunday, and to Gabriele Blankenship and the Goodwins for our snacks. Becky Morris will have our prayer next week, and the Luks and Shermans will be our hosts and greeters.

Thanks to Pam Sherman and her committee for a great social at the Tulsa Botanical Garden last Thursday. It was warm, but all who came had a great time.

We received two nice thank-you notes from Wesley Fellowship Class members for the brunch we hosted. Those are posted on the bulletin board.

UPCOMING CLASS EVENTS:

If you bought the Utica Square Fifth Night concert dinner at the Christmas Auction last December, it promises to be a beautiful evening this evening! Dinner begins at 6:30 right in front of Restoration Hardware, then Midlife Crisis will start playing at 7:00. Bring a lawn chair and come enjoy – everything else will be provided.

Sunday, June 24, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. is our Class potluck picnic at Keystone State Park with fried chicken provided. Dave Shepherd’s bluegrass band will play and there will be games (horseshoes, beanbag toss, etc.) and great fellowship. Bring a side dish to share – cost of the chicken is $5 per couple.

Another option for June 24 is to help provide and/or serve dinner at Redemption Church. Even if you can’t attend, they would appreciate help with desserts. Contact Dave and Carol Grim if you can help.

POSSIBLE MISSION TRIP: The Maranatha Missions Committee and the Boston Avenue Missions Committee will be sponsoring a mission trip to the Houston area to help repair a home that was damaged during the hurricane and flooding. Only Maranatha members will be participating. The trip will take place sometime between mid-October and early November; the exact dates will depend on the schedules of those interested in going. The cost will be covered by the church. If you are interested in exploring this trip please send an email to Ed Payton at edpayton

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

We were excited to welcome Janet Purinton back to class!

We give thanks that Karen Tankersley is recovering and has been released from the hospital.

Please continue to keep Jennifer Hall in your prayers as she battles cancer. Cards can be sent to her at 120 W Sequoyah Avenue, Oologah OK 74053. You can also email her at nannyhall.

Thanks for all you mean to our class! We’ll look forward to seeing you Sunday.

Published in: on June 7, 2018 at 4:27 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha Class news  

Karen Tankersley Update

All,

Good news! Amy Venable reports that Karen is being released today. She and Bill will stay nearby in a hotel for a few more days, and then will return to Tulsa.

Please continue to keep them in your prayers.

Roger

Published in: on June 5, 2018 at 5:16 pm  Comments Off on Karen Tankersley Update  

June Lessons

All,

Our speaker tomorrow and for the remainder of June will be Rev. David Wiggs. His topic will be Theologically: United Methodists Think and Let Think. I have promised David we will get him started no later than 10am and wrap up by 10:40. Please be in your seats by 9:45 so we can complete class business in order to get David started on time.

Thanks,

Roger

Published in: on June 2, 2018 at 5:31 am  Comments Off on June Lessons