Sunday 18 December 2011

Our speaker was Carol Maus. I hope all enjoyed the experiences Carol relayed to us. Thank you Carol.

Thank you to Sharon Earley for a wonderful prayer.

Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Skip and Paul Scott
Dave and Melanie Shepherd

December Birthdays
24 Randy Elliott
24 Denise Graham
28 Karen Harris
29 Mike Stephenson
30 Lee Snodgrass

December Anniversaries
17 Richard and Meredith Wansley
30 Karey and Pam Low

Visitors
Will Haskell
Greg Maus

Announcements:
I will be handing over the President’s Red Notebook to Denny Meredith-Orr Wednesday December 21. It has been a great pleasure being President of Maranatha Class. Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to all.

We still need people for Greeters and Refreshments in 2012
Sunday 12 Feb 2012 is open.

Sunday 25 December NO CLASS

Sunday 1 January 2012 Brunch – Bring your favorite dish

Bluegrass and Chili Supper is 9 June 2012 at 6:30PM

Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless Family Room & Playground Holiday Wish List
inside small cars, big trucks-indoor or out door, small baby dolls, 5X8 indoor-outdoor rugs, chunky Fisher Price Little People, building toys, outdoor riding toys, outdoor playground items
See: http://www.walmart.com/giftregistry/gr_detail.do?registry_id=80522610073 or search by name first-Tulsa Day Center

Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless Men’s & Women’s Community Wish List
jackets & coats, shoes, scarves, hat & gloves, socks, & underwear, warm shirts, sweaters, jeans, warm pants, towels, snack food, cereal, drink mixes, toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, paperback books
For More information or to set a date to celebrate with Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless, please contact:  Debra Dester, Volunteer Coordinator, Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless, 415 W Archer Tulsa OK 74103, Phone: 918-583-5588×218

Tulsa Day Center December 2012 Needs:
jackets and coats (large and extra large), jeans and warm pants, warm shirts and sweaters, shoes, womens underwear(all sizes), paperback books, snack food, toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, bar soap, shaving cream
Housed Clients:
dish washing liquid, all purpose cleaners, bath towels and hand towels, cooking pans 1,2,3 qts, canned tuna, chicken and other meats
Please check http://www.walmart.com/giftregistry/gr_detail.do?registryId=80513131193
Open 2012 dinner Dates:
January 9th and 18
May 1th, 29th and 31st
June 15th and 30th
July 9th and 18th
August 15th and 17th
September 29th
October 17th
November 14th
Please contact Debra Dester, 918-556-6418 or ddester(at)tulsadaycenter.org
Weekly Volunteers
Clinic Receptionist- every other Monday 8:45AM to 11:30AM
Front Desk Assistants:
Mondays – or afternoons 12 to 4
Tuesdays – mornings 9 to 12, afternoons 1 to 4
Thursdays – afternoons 1 to 4
Fridays – afternoons 1 to 4
Saturdays – mornings 7:30 to 12
Volunteer Coordinator Support – days and hours are flexible
Community Voice Mail Project Manager Support – days and hours are flexible
Donations may be made to Tulsa Day Center, 415 W Archer any date between 7:30AM and 7:30PM.

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 is 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 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

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:
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

Tuesday January 10, 2012, 7PM at Christ The King Church, 16th Street and South Rockford Avenue.
Tulsa Children’s Chorus extends our gratitude to you because your generosity has kept us singing for 20 years. We invite you to be our special guest at our 20th Anniversary Winter Concert.

Joys and Concerns:
Paula Scott – Neck Surgery
Denny Merdith-Orr
Ann Sherman – Compression Fracture
Ford – Congratulations on the Marine Corp Scholarship

I hope to see all on Sunday.
William

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Upcoming Speakers

Wonderful news from Paul Staat.

William

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Paul Staat
Date: Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 3:27 PM
Subject: RE: Upcoming Speakers

I will do November 27th. Topic: God’s grace.

Rev. Paul D. Staat,  M.A.M.C.
The Boston Avenue Church – United Methodist
1301 South Boston Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma  74119
(918) 583-5181 Ext. 133

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Michelle Place
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2011 1:10 PM
Subject: RE: Next Sundays Speaker and December Speakers

William,

I had a cancellation for Nov 20 & 27.  I will take the 20th .  I’m still working on the 27th and will let you know.
Michelle

11/20/11      Michelle Place – Parable of the Wheat & the Tares
11/27/11      ?
12/04/11      Richard Wansley
12/11/11        Martha Blevins
12/18/11       Carol Maus
12/25/11       No Class
01/01/12      Brunch
01/08/12      Sheila Parr – Spirituality
01/15/12       Sheila Parr – Spirituality
01/22/12      Sue Venable – King James
01/29/12      Sue Venable – King James

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No Sunday School on Christmas Day

I received a message from Debbie Peterson, there WILL NOT be Sunday School on Christmas Day. The only service on Christmas Day is at 11AM.
My apologies for the confusion.

William

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Christmas Memories

For those that plan on coming to Sunday School and the 11AM Service on Christmas Day, we will have Brunch and Share Christmas Memories. If anyone would like to organizes the Christmas Memories please let me know?

Sincerely

William

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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Happy Halloween.

We had a wonderful Brunch on Sunday. For those that missed, you not only missed the great food, you also missed the wonderful fellowship.

Thank you to Lynn Russell for a wonderful prayer.

Visitors:
Barbara MeMahon – Dallas TX

October Birthdays:
31 Suzy Meredith-Orr

October Anniversaries:
31 Ralph and Lydia Jackson

November Birthdays
2 Francisco Maldonado

November Anniversaries:
2 Bob and Jill Thomas
Jim and Julee Embrey

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

Our Speaker of Sunday 6 November and Sunday 13 November is Janet Purinton

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 6 November
Set up ?
Clean up: Leanne Nichols

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

We are still needing Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 6 November
If you are able to provided on a Sunday listed please contact Beverly North.

Wednesday 9 November, Balance and Fall Prevention Seminar and Screening in Community Hall.
Join Holly Thompson, physical therapist, for an informative session on balance, preventing falls, safety in the home, and exercise to decrease the risk of falling. Participants will receive a balance and fall risk screening at the end of the session. Holly has over 13 years of experience as a physical therapist at ST John’s Medical Center, in all areas of rehabilitation. Certified as an NDT Therapist. For more information and registration for this School of Continuing Education Bonus Presentation, contact Paula Gradney at 918-699-0129 or paulagradney(at)bostonavenue.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.

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

Discover Islam: Come and learn about Islam and help dispel the many myths about Islam in America.
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.

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 at the Tulsa Country Club. Cost is $29.95 per person

Maranatha Auction, 10 December – Be thinking about what to enter into the Auction this year. Our goal is to raise $10,000. More details to come.

Sunday 25 December: Current plans are for the 11AM Service only. As of right now we will be having class on Christmas Day

Joys and Concerns:
Bethany Willyard – Doing well
Sharon Bookout – Recovering from Hip Replacement Surgery
Paul Staat – Gall Bladder problems, otherwise doing well, has lost 90 pounds

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

William

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