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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Update from Debbie Jacoby

Hi, Maranatha –

Below is a new update from our friend, Debbie Jacoby. Please remember her in your prayers. She needs our support with cards as well, until she returns home and we can do more for her.:

I am in skilled nursing at The Villages, room 504, until the 20th. I’m receiving PT until I can walk without fainting from the head injury. Then I will go to assisted living here until the latest severe head injury heals. They anticipate a couple of weeks – then HOPEFULLY I will be fully independent again, if my head injury can heal and I can return to my pre-recent-latest head injury status.

I would appreciate prayers and cards. I am currently in a darkened room with limited brain stimulation while my brain rests and heals, and receiving a couple of hours of PT each day. They are still trying to determine if I need to have a portion of my colon removed from the internal bleeding, but I am praying every day that God will simply heal the colon…. and I think HE might. Steve has been a source of support. My girls have BOTH been VERY LOVING AND SUPPORTIVE and the doctors have explained to them these are MEDICAL conditions and they FINALLY, finally understand. Thank goodness.
All of my family is now totally supportive, thank goodness. The prayers last week helped so much.

I ask for your prayers for continued healing so I can be self sufficient and independent and healthy once again soon. I want to live alone and travel again soon. Plus I miss my dog, Mr Tucker.

Thanks – Debbie

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Maranatha news for November 11-17

Hello, Maranatha friends –

Many thanks to Paula Gradney Garner for updating us on our church’s security measures last Sunday. If you missed her lesson, you can hear it and any of our previous lessons at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

Rev, EvaMarie Campbell will teach us this Sunday, Novemer 18th, then we will enjoy a Thanksgiving brunch on the 25th. Our annual Advent series, taught by our own class members, will begin the first Sunday in December. Can you believe it’s almost time for Advent lessons already??

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to our guests, Maranatha offspring Derek Blankenship and Matthew Klein!

Happy belated birthday to Cisco Maldonado on November 2nd and Happy birthday to Nancy Manduano on November 12th; to Sharon Chucoski today, the 14th; and to Carol Maus and Walter Berg on Friday, the 16th.

Rick and Roger still need volunteers to serve as our class president, vice president-missions, and news email next year. Are you willing to fill one of these slots?

Our mission team and veterans were recognized in class. Thank you for your service!

Thanks to Susan Day for leading our prayer last Sunday, and to Suzy and Rob Morgan and the Butterworths for our snacks. Michael Dishman will have our prayer this Sunday, and Judith and Ed Payton (setup/healthy) and Carol and Mickey Maus (cleanup/guilty) will be our hosts.

MISSIONS:

Our annual Christmas Party and Auction on December 14 will be here before you know it. Cost to attend is $50 per person. Scott Gardner and Jim McCann, our stellar auctioneers, would like to have your auction items as soon as possible, and have as many as possible. The first entry has already come it! Please get your information sheets to them quickly so that all auction items can be published before the party. All proceeds go to missions!

Dave Grim passed a signup sheet for volunteers to serve dinner at Redemption Church on November 25. He also needs people to bring a pie or cake

Kendall Carpenter has received four requests for funding, and she will bring a recommendation for our $5,000 disbursement this Sunday.

Our Christmas party for Neighbor for Neighbor is December 6, and volunteers are needed for that. A signup sheet was passed Sunday in class, but more helpers are needed. It’s a great evening!

SOCIALS:

Remember the five class party dates for next year, and 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:

Pam Sherman’s cousin lives in California where fires have been raging. Pam hasn’t heard from her, and is concerned.

Congratulations to Sarah and Sam Smith, whose daughter Keeley is due to have her baby very soon!

Congratulations to Mary and Clark Bundren, whose daughter Kara will be married this Saturday in Oklahoma City

Looking forward to seeing you Sunday – Thanks for all you mean to our class!

– Shari

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Donation Requests

Rick advises that the donation requests were forwarded to the class this week. Please note that these are not requests for the class to donate but rather for individual donations:

  1. Oklahoma Methodist Manor continues to provide care to those who are no longer able to pay for that care. Currently 22% of the residents of the long-term care households are benefiting from the OMM Supplemental Aid Fund. This need will exceed $250,000 in 2018. If you would like to assist these seniors in need, please note “supplemental aid fund” on your check and mail your donation to:

Oklahoma Methodist Manor

4134 East 31st St.

Tulsa 74135

  1. Restore Hope Ministries has been challenged to raise $100,000 above apportionments from U. M. churches by December 31. If successful, the George Kaiser Family Foundation will match those gifts. To qualify your donation for matching, send your donation to the church with a note on the memo line stating “for Restore Hope”. Our finance office will add your donation to others and send a qualifying check to Restore Hope.
  2. Restore Hope is also requesting sponsorships for Thanksgiving baskets ($35) and Christmas family sponsorships of varying denominations. Please send your donations to:

Restore Hope Ministries

2960 Charles Page Blvd.

Tulsa 74127-8318

Roger

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Sunday November 11

Please remember to bring a jar of peanut butter to church Sunday. There are tables set up in the north and south halls just outside the sanctuary.

Please come a few minutes early. Meredith is going to show pictures for five minutes from the mission trip to Texas.

Rick

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2018 Auction Form

All,

Please find enclosed this year’s auction form. Please complete and return to Jim McCann or Scott Gardner.

Roger

Maranatha Auction Donation Form 2018.docx

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