Sunday 13 November 2011

Wow, what a wonderful presentation by Janet Purinton. If my memory serves correctly, Janet has given 3 or 4 presentations to the class this year, all of which have been fantastic. Congratulations to Janet Purinton.

Thank you to Carol Maus for a wonderful prayer.

Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Lynn Russell
Dana Solomon

Visitors:
Leta Preston
Kathy Schillinger

November Birthdays:
14 Johnnie Romo
16 Carol Maus
20 Brenda Miller

Announcements:
ELECTIONS for 2012 Officers continues.
Planning for 2012 continues – What class activities and speakers do you want to see in 2012?.

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 20 November
Set up: Keith and Sue Madden
Clean up:  Mick and Carol Maus

There are residents at Methodist Manor who do not have family to spend the holidays with. If anyone is willing to buy a small gift and visit with these residents please contact Denny and Suzy Meredith-Orr.

Redemption Church is collecting gifts for children whose parent a incarcerated. Each child is provide a number which should be appended to the gift. Gift must be $25 or less.

Meals on Wheels:  There is an emergency need for volunteers to work in the kitchen at Centenary United Methodist during the month of December. Deliveries to the homebound are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Food Handlers work from 8AM to 10AM and may choose to work only one day in the month or once each week. People are also needed to assist the site coordinator with the overall running of the kitchen. The site coordinator works from 8AM to 12PM. For more information please contact Cathy Perlingiere  Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa Director of Volunteer Services 2620 E 31st Street Tulsa, OK 74146
Office  918-627-4103
Fax: 918-663-8914
Email: cperlingiere(at)atlasok.com
http://www.mealsonwheeltulsa.org
http://www.facebook.com/MOWTulsa

Restore Hope 2011 Thanksgiving Basket Drive: Each Thanksgiving, Restore Hope Ministries expands its food assistance program to include a Thanksgiving Basket. The basket includes a whole turkey and other items to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving Feast. The goal for 2011 is to provide 600 Thanksgiving Baskets. A $30 gift will provide a basket for a family of four.  Please make checks payable to: Restore Hope Ministries for: Thanksgiving Baskets or
Donate Online at http://www.restorehope.org click “Thanksgiving Basket”.
Restore Hope Ministries 2960 Charles Page Blvd Tulsa OK 74127-8318
http://www.restorehope.org

Restore Hope 2011 Christmas Sponsors: Restore Hope Ministries is looking for “Family Sponsors”. Sponsors will be matched with an RHM client family. Sponsors will have the opportunity to meet and personally express God’s love with Christmas gifts and food. Individuals, families, work or church groups
may request one or more families to sponsor. Please call 918-582-5766 to be matched with a family or become a family sponsor before 16 December.
Restore Hope Ministries 2960 Charles Page Blvd Tulsa OK 74127-8318
http://www.restorehope.org

Restore Hope Family Sponsorship Offering:  Restore Hope’s “Family Sponsorship Fund” provides direct assistance to families in financial crisis. Our troubled economy is forcing record numbers of families to seek rent and food assistance from Restore Hope. A gift to the “Family Sponsorship Fund” will feed and house our neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet. The average aid per family is currently $450. Please prayerfully consider supporting this vital mission opportunity.  Make your gift payable to Restore Hope Ministries for: “Family Sponsorship Fund” or Donate Online at http://www.restorehope.org, click “Christmas Family Sponsorship”.
Restore Hope Ministries 2960 Charles Page Blvd Tulsa OK 74127-8318
http://www.restorehope.org

19 November, Gourmet Dinner 6:30PM, Address: 2133 E 69th Street. For those that bought into this at our 2010 Christmas Party Bob and Lynn Russell will be contacting you.

Food, Faith & Sharing, November 27 2011 5:30PM to 7:00PM
An old Fashion covered dish supper in Community Hall for the Sunday evening after Thanksgiving will be our monthly Vesper Service. We will gather around tables of eight, share a meal and share experiences of memorable and meaningful Thanksgiving and Advent Season times in our lives. This is intergenerational, all ages included.
We will have facilitators at each table to help the discussion and then we will conclude with communion at each table. We will design the discussion as a way to make the transition from Thanksgiving  Weekend into the beginning of Advent, preparing for a more meaningful Christmas. So, if you will be in town, join us for an old fashioned potluck supper, table fellowship, informal devotion and communion. For more information, please contact Dr Bill Tankersley or Sheri Nellis at sherinellis(at)bostonavenue.org

Boston Avenue United Methodist Church and John Burroughs Elementary School Partner’s In Education since 1999. Burroughs Elementary  1924 North Cincinnati Ave Tulsa OK. Student population is approximately 363 with the school at 99% poverty. In 2007, was name the Title 1 Distinguished School. This school year Burroughs has added 6th Grade and ED class.
Ways you can support Burroughs Elementary:
1. Be a  mentor through the Big Brother and Big Sisters School Based Program
2. Pick an apple from the Apple Tree and fill the request.
3. Provide funding for special projects through our Boston Avenue and Burroughs Together Account
4. Provide any of the following items:
Ongoing Needs of Burroughs Elementary
Copy Paper, Kleenex, Hand Sanitizers, Box tops for Education
child size socks, Gloves, Belts, Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap
Children’s games and puzzles, Prize items for Incentive Store
Children’s uniform pants and shirts:  Khakis or Navy Pants, Red, Yellow or White collared shirts (in size extra small, 3T, 4T, 5T)
Upcoming Events:
Apple Tree for the Teachers – Fall 2011
Mid Year School Supply Drive – January 2012
Snacks for Spring Testing – April 2012
Test Monitors – April 2012
Teachers Appreciation – May 2012
For more information please contact:  Reverend Eva Marie Campbell, 918-699-0120 evamariecampbell(at)bostonavenue.org  or Principle Michell Cullom,  918-833-8780  cullomi(at)tulsaschools.org

Ugandan Orphan Choir will perform Sunday 20 November at 6PM.

Maranatha Christmas Party is Saturday December 10 at 6PM at the Tulsa Country Club. Cost is $25.00 per person. The price change is due to a class vote to remove hors d’oeurves from the menu.

Maranatha Auction, 10 December – Be thinking about what to enter into the Auction this year. Our goal is to raise $10,000. We are needing Bid Takers and a laptop.

Joys and Concerns:
Jim and Ginger Smyrl
Paul and Barbara Loyd – Traveling
Jim Embrey- Coming Home
Taylor – loss of a family member
Alexis – Accepted to OU

Have a great week.
I hope to see all on Sunday

William

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Sunday 9 October 2011

Thank you to Pam Sherman for a wonderful presentation on Historical Conflicts Between Islam and the West. It was surprising to me on how much I really do not understand about Islam.
Thank you to Denny Meredith-Orr for the prayer.
Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Shannon Latchem
Elaine Wilson

October Birthdays:
11 Jennifer Hall
12 Karen Campbell
12 Mark Jennings

Visitors:
Andrea Davis’s Mother

Announcements:
Our speaker for Sunday 16 October is Susan Southard from Phillips Theological Seminary

Greeters and Refreshment for Sunday 16 October:
Set up  Ray and Sharon Earley
Clean up: Karey and Pam Low

We are needing people to pray during class. If interested please contact Sharon Earley

We are still needing Greeters and Refreshment providers for:
Sunday 6 November
Sunday 27 November
Sunday 11 December
Sunday 25 December
If you are able to provided on a Sunday listed please contact Beverly North.

Boston Avenue United Methodist Church and John Burroughs Elementary School Partner’s In Education since 1999. Burroughs Elementary  1924 North Cincinnati Ave Tulsa OK. Student population is approximately 363 with the school at 99% poverty. In 2007, was name the Title 1 Distinguished School. This school year Burroughs has added 6th Grade and ED class.
Ways you can support Burroughs Elementary:
1. Be a  mentor through the Big Brother and Big Sisters School Based Program
2. Pick an apple from the Apple Tree and fill the request.
3. Provide funding for special projects through our Boston Avenue and Burroughs Together Account
4. Provide any of the following items:
Ongoing Needs of Burroughs Elementary
Copy Paper, Kleenex, Hand Sanitizers, Box tops for Education
child size socks, Gloves, Belts, Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap
Children’s games and puzzles, Prize items for Incentive Store
Children’s uniform pants and shirts:  Khakis or Navy Pants, Red, Yellow or White collared shirts (in size extra small, 3T, 4T, 5T)

Upcoming Events:
Downtown for Good  October 15, 2011
Apple Tree for the Teachers – Fall 2011
Mid Year School Supply Drive – January 2012
Snacks for Spring Testing – April 2012
Test Monitors – April 2012
Teachers Appreciation – May 2012
For more information please contact:  Reverend Eva Marie Campbell, 918-699-0120 evamariecampbell@bostonavenue.org  or Principle Michell Cullom,  918-833-8780  cullomi(at)tulsaschools.org

Cookson Hills Christmas Giving October 1 through 31
It is time once again to collect gifts for our United Methodist Mission at Cookson. Tables will be in Bishops’ Hall each Sunday in October to receive these gifts.
All gifts must be NEW and UNWRAPPED. They will be taken to the Cookson Center for their Christmas store shopping. Gift list are available in Bishops Hall, Information Desk Window and in the church Paper (The Word)

Discover Islam:  Come and learn about Islam and help dispel the many myths about Islam in America.
October 11 Islam: A Faith Hijacked
October 18 Christians & Islam
October 25 African Americans & Islam
November 1 Islam: An American Faith
November 8  Women in Islam
One hour session begins at 6:30PM. For more information please call 918-583-5181 or billcrowell(at)bostonavenue.org for free reservations.
Respected members of the Tulsa Islamic Community will be present to hear comments and answer questions.

Thursday October 13 2011 at 1:00PM:  TU Wesley Foundation The 18th Annual Golf for Student Missions Tournament
Location:  White Hawk Golf Club 14515 South Yale Avenue Bixby OK 74008
Phone: 918-366-4653
Cost: $100 per player (Sorry for the mistake in class).  $50 for Golf and Meal and a $50 tax deductible donation to campus ministry at TU. Come at 11:30AM to sign up, buy some mulligans and hit a bucket of balls. The $100 player fee includes range balls, cart, green fee, door prizes, meal and great fellowship. Sponsors who sponsor a hole get a color sign courtesy of Dunbar Signs, recognized in our tournament program and in our newsletter. Par-$150, Birdie-$200, Eagle-$250, Hole-In-One-Sponsor $500. Additional we are looking for gifts/merchandise we can offer as gifts or prizes to our players. AKA: golf clubs, gift certificate, sport blankets, Cd’s, umbrellas, craft items. Please contact wesley(at)wesleytu.org or 918-592-5778 if you can provide gifts or merchandise.

15 Oct is Downtown for Good: Projects have been assigned. For those who signed up you should receive a call from your project coordinator this week. It appears Maranatha will be working at Burroughs Elementary. However there will be Maranatha members working on other projects.

Mid High Mosaic, October 16, 2011 at 2PM in Community Hall
Tickets $6, Buy tickets on Sunday in Bishops Hall or at the information Desk

Please sign up for picture directory appointment at
http://www.bostonavenue.org. All who participate will receive a free 8X10
portrait and pets are welcome.

The Front Porch Project of Tulsa, 2 day Community Training Sunday
Sunday October 23 12PM to 5:30PM at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church. Lunch and Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by September 26.
Kathleen Benfield 918-699-0503 or kbenfield(at)parentchildcenter.org. The Front Porch Project is aimed at training people from all walks of life on how to safely and appropriately intervene in such circumstances and this past year became the latest Primary Prevention Program of The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, a child abuse prevention agency.

Ugandan Orphan Choir , November 18, 19 and 20th
Anyone who is willing to open their house and provide Choir members and their families a place to stay please contact Dr Joel Panciera

Maranatha Christmas Party is Saturday December 10 at 6PM. More details to come.

Have a great week.
I hope to see all on Sunday

William

Sunday, 2 October 2011

What a wonderful presentation given by given by Patricia Johnson. It is an inspiration to hear how God’s work is being done.
Thank you to Jenny LeDoux for a wonderful prayer which reminds us to spend time working on our relationship with God.
Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Ed and Judith Payton
Paul and Barbara Loyd

October Birthdays:
4 Will Johnson
5 Denise Kilman
5 Nancy Morgan
5 Lynn Russell
7 Scott Morgan
8 Jim McCann

October Anniversaries:
4 Albert and Denise Klein
6 Joel and Susan Panciera

Announcements:
Our speaker for Sunday 9 October is Pam Sherman, “Historical Conflicts between Islam and the West”

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday October 9:
Shannon Latchem
Elaine Wilson

Boston Avenue United Methodist Church and John Burroughs Elementary School Partner’s In Education since 1999.
Burroughs Elementary  1924 North Cincinnati Ave Tulsa OK. Student population is approximately 363 with the school at 99% poverty. In 2007, was name the Title 1 Distinguished School. This school year Burroughs has added 6th Grade and ED class.
Ways you can support Burroughs Elementary:
1. Be a  mentor through the Big Brother and Big Sisters School Based Program
2. Pick an apple from the Apple Tree and fill the request.
3. Provide funding for special projects through our Boston Avenue and Burroughs Together Account
4. Provide any of the following items:

Ongoing Needs of Burroughs Elementary
Copy Paper, Kleenex, Hand Sanitizers, Box tops for Education
Child size socks, Gloves, Belts, Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap
Children’s games and puzzles, Prize items for Incentive Store
Children’s uniform pants and shirts:  Khakis or Navy Pants, Red, Yellow or White collared shirts (in size extra small, 3T, 4T, 5T)

Upcoming Events:
Downtown for Good  October 15, 2011
Apple Tree for the Teachers – Fall 2011
Mid Year School Supply Drive – January 2012
Snacks for Spring Testing – April 2012
Test Monitors – April 2012
Teachers Appreciation – May 2012
For more information please contact:  Reverend Eva Marie Campbell, 918-699-0120 evamariecampbell(at)bostonavenue.org  or Principal Michell Cullom,  918-833-8780  cullomi(at)tulsaschools.org

Cookson Hills Christmas Giving October 1 through 31
It is time once again to collect gifts for our United Methodist Mission at Cookson. Tables will be in Bishops’ Hall each Sunday in October to receive these gifts. All gifts must be NEW and UNWRAPPED. They will be taken to the Cookson Center for their Christmas store shopping. Gift list are available in Bishops Hall, Information Desk Window and in the church Paper (The Word).

If you want to learn the basics of Fly Fishing, including casting, knots, rigging, and more! Instructor John Sherman has over 50 years of Experience and is past President of Trout Unlimited & Tulsa Fly Fishers. He is a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor with over 20 years of Teaching Experience.
When: Tuesdays 6:30PM to 8:30PM, October 4 through November 8.  Cost
$15 for printed material. To register please contact Paula Gradney 918-699-0129 or
paulagradney(at)bostonavenue.org

Discover Islam:  Come and learn about Islam and help dispel the many
myths about Islam in America.
October 4  Islam: Faith & History
October 11 Islam: A Faith Hijacked
October 18 Christians & Islam
October 25 African Americans 7 Islam
November 1 Islam: An American Faith
November 8  Women in Islam
One hour session begins at 6:30PM. For more information please call 918-583-5181 or billcrowell(at)bostonavenue.org for free reservations. Respected members of the Tulsa Islamic Community will be present to hear comments and answer questions.

Thursday 6 October, Clarehouse’s Under the Harvest Moon from 6PM to 9PM at Southern Hills Country Club 2636 E 61st Street Tulsa OK
Special Honoree: Jim Geurin , M.D.
Tickets $95    Cocktail Attire

Thursday October 13 2011 at 1:00PM:  TU Wesley Foundation The 18th Annual Golf for Student Missions Tournament
Location:  WhiteHawk Golf Club 14515 South Yale Avenue Bixby OK 74008
Phone: 918-366-4653
Cost: $100 per player (Sorry for the mistake in class).  $50 for Golf and Meal and a $50 tax deductible donation to campus ministry at TU. Come at 11:30AM to sign up, buy some mulligans and hit a bucket of balls. The $100 player fee includes range balls, cart, green fee, door prizes, meal and great fellowship. Sponsors who sponsor a hole get a color sign courtesy of Dunbar Signs, recognized in our tournament program and in our newsletter. Par-$150, Birdie-$200, Eagle-$250, Hole-In-One-Sponsor $500
Additional we are looking for gifts/merchandise we can offer as gifts or prizes to our players. AKA: golf clubs, gift certificate, sport blankets, Cd’s, umbrellas, craft items. Please contact wesley@wesleytu.org or 918-592-5778 if you can provide gifts or merchandise.

15 Oct is Downtown for Good: We are looking for people who need help. Specifically, people who would not be able to do the task needed on their own. If you know of such a person please email Denny and Suzy Meredith-Orr  odms2@yahoo.com. Registration being taken in Bishop’s Hall. T Shirts are now available, the color is gray.

Mid High Mosaic, October 16, 2011 at 2PM in Community Hall
Tickets $6, Buy tickets on Sunday in Bishops Hall or at the information Desk

Please sign up for picture directory appointment at http://www.bostonavenue.org. All who participate will receive a free 8X10 portrait and pets are welcome.

The Front Porch Project of Tulsa, 2 day Community Training Sunday, October 9 12PM to 5:30PM and Sunday October 23 12PM to 5:30PM at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church. Lunch and Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by September 26.
Kathleen Benfield 918-699-0503 or kbenfield@parentchildcenter.org.
The Front Porch Project is aimed at training people from all walks of life on how to safely and appropriately intervene in such circumstances and this past year became the latest Primary Prevention Program of The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, a child abuse prevention agency.

Ugandan Orphan Choir , November 18, 19 and 20th. Anyone who is willing to open there house and provide Choir members and their Families a place to stay please contact Dr Joel Panciera.

Maranatha Christmas Party is Saturday December 10 at 6PM. More details to come.

Joys and Concerns:
Gary and Brad
Claudia
Sharon Earley’s Mother
Nancy Morgan
Ann Sherman
Denise Klein
Kraemer Luks’s Daughter

Have a great week and God Bless.
I hope to see all on Sunday

William