Neighbor for Neighbor

Neighbor for Neighbor is having their Santa night again this year. For those who went last year, you know it is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship and sharing. If you have never been to Santa night at Neighbor For Neighbor I strongly encourage you to attend this year. See email and attachment below.


— Forwarded Message —
From: Ann Smith
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 8:43 AM
Subject: Maranatha – Neighbor for Neighbor

NFN was having its Children’s “Night with Santa” event again this year.  I have attached a flyer.   NFN would love for your Sunday School Class to participate again.   A “Night with Santa” is going to be December 5th-8th.  Please let me know if your class might be interested again this year.  They really were great last year.


Ann Nicholson Smith
Executive Director – Neighbor for Neighbor
505 East 36th Street North
Tulsa , Oklahoma 74106-1812
(918) 425-5578 #101

<a href="2011 Santa Days Poster“>Click here to download the pdf file that William sent as an attachment.

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Maranatha, May 2, 2010

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone
who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
Oprah Winfrey

A great day at Maranatha! We recognized a number of birthdays, including those of Steve Slaight (5/2), Susie Butterworth (5/4), Kirk Place (5/5), Paul Loyd (5/6), and John Nicks (5/8). Happy Birthday! We also noted the upcoming anniversary of Charlotte Rowe (5/6); Happy Anniversary!

Carol and Dave Grim, and Dana and Stuart Solomon brought snacks, both healthy and guilt-ridden, adorning a beautiful table setting. Carol, Dave, Dana, and Stuart also served as greeters to members and guests. Thanks!

We had wonderful visitors, including Larry and Linda Johnson, Georgia Tulley, Dana Murray, Buck and Pat Herron, and Brian Smith. If you are a member and know these visitors, let them know we hope to see them again in class, and much appreciated their time spent with us.

Several announcements were shared with the class: (Judge) Sarah Smith was featured in a Tulsa World article this morning, one about Veterans Courts; Sam Smith’s mom is in the hospital; Lynn’s friend, Larry Brown, is experiencing difficulty with his treatment for cancer; a brother and sister-in-law who are struggling with money and a job; a friend of Ginny’s daughter who is dying. We celebrated joys and heard concerns that demand our attention and prayers. Lynn Russell offered the prayer this morning after hearing joys and concerns.

Ann Smith, Executive Director for Neighbor for Neighbor, gave an inspiring description of the agency. She also offered a suggestion for a mission opportunity to the class later in the year; Denny and Suzy Meredith-Orr told me that they will followup with Ann on this matter. We appreciate the great work of N4N that we heard about this morning. Thank you, Ann!

Next Sunday is Mother’s Day! We will celebrate the day by hearing from several women in our class who will share stories about their mothers or of being a mother. Meredith will be facilitating this presentation; be there for this important topic and bring guests!

Have a marvelous and blessed week! See you next Sunday!

Richard Wansley and Meredith Davison

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Maranatha, April 25, 2010

“Even if you’re on the right tack, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
Will Rogers

We had a great group of members today with a few visitors, including Pat Herron, Alexis Brownlee and Erin Meehan. We recognized one birthday, Brenda Worthington (5/1), and one anniversary, Margaret and Dave Been (5/1). Art and Karen Campbell as well as Lynn and Shari Goodwin were our greeters and brought delicious snacks. Thanks!

Pam Sherman noted that the response to the proposed May social opportunity, joining the church outing to a Drillers baseball game, has not generated much interest. She is exploring other options including group tickets to see “12 Angry Men”, a Theater Tulsa production. Pam will report to us next week about this and other possibilities.

Joys and concerns were shared with us, including the news that the Shermans have now, finally, secured contracts to sell both of their houses that they have had on the market for some time. Denzil is selling his ’66 Mustang; contact him if you have an interest. Erin Meehan thanked the class for our financial contribution to the VIM trip to Nicaraugra, enabling her to join this mission.

Suzy Meredith-Orr was missing this morning, and Denny reported that she had hurt her back and is home recuperating. We hope to see Suzy back with us again soon! Also, keep the Russells in your thoughts and prayers as they continue to recover from the theft at their home during our Sunday School hour last week.

Paula Scott led us in prayer; thank you, Paula.

Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend completed his 2-part series contrasting the world of yesterday with the world of today as seen by our youth. Influence of technology, expectations for one approach our faith and beliefs, and other observations yielded much conversation by members as well as questions and responses by Dr. Peluso. Thanks, Gary, for a thought-provoking presentation.

We have an exciting May 2010 line-up of speakers/teachers, including:

  • May 2nd, Ann Smith, Executive Director for Tulsa’s Neighbor for Neighbor agency,
  • May 9th, Mother’s Day Presentation by Maranatha Women (Contact Meredith at meredith-davison if you are interested in making a 5 to 10 minute oral presentation regarding your Mother or being a Mother; Meredith will help you better understand what she has in mind when you contact her),
  • May 16th and May 23rd, Professor Susanna Southard, Phillips Theologica Seminary,
  • May 30th, our own Virginia (Ginny) Walker (her lesson will be given during our 5th Sunday Brunch).

Have a great week! See you on Sunday; bring your friends and family!

Richard Wansley and Meredith Davison

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