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

Andrea Davis’s Mother

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  or Principle Michell Cullom,  918-833-8780  cullomi(at)

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) 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) 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 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) 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


Restore Hope Golf Tournament

More info on the Restore Hope Golf Tournament


— Forwarded message —
From: Bill Crowell
Date: Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 12:50 PM
Subject: Restore Hope Golf Tournament

Hey everyone –
That golf tournament info –
2011 Golf Tournament September 12th at Forest Ridge Golf Club.
Proceeds will help rebuild Restore Hope rebuild their food warehouse.
Please call 918-582-5766 and ask for Jeff Jaynes or Sandy Miller for Tournament Information.
I’m trying to put a team together and want to play in that, if anyone is interested – speak with me, please.
There’s another one Thursday, October 13th that benefits the Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry at Tulsa University….at Whitehawk Golf Club.  Interested?
Bill Crowell


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Sunday 14 August 2011

A special Thank you to Dr. Bill Crowell for two wonderful lessons.
Thank you to Richard Wansley for a wonderful prayer.
Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Kraemer and Christi Luks
Bob and Lynn Russell

August Birthdays:
14 Gene Martin
19 Richard Payton
19 Richard Wansley

August Anniversaries:
18 Lee and Pam Snodgrass

Lon Duncan

Our Speaker for Sunday 21 August is Carol Grimm

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 21 August
Set up: Gary and Patti Smith
Clean up: Mick and Carol Maus

Sunday 21 August – Great Day BA
Saturday 27 August – Cans and Karaoke Party 5:30PM.

We continue to collect toiletries for DayCenter For The Homeless.

Remember to schedule your  appointment for the church directory at
Dates available: September 13 through September 17.

Joys and Concerns:
Paul Staat
Lauren –  Got Married
John Sherman – Prostate Biopsy
Pat Webre – Thank you for the support. Husband passed away.
Brenda Reed’s Nephew passed away
Paula Gradney’s Son – Heart Condition
Lynn Russell’s Daughter
Paula Scott – Disk in Back

Have a great week.

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Sunday 7 August 2011

We had two wonderful speakers, First, Dr. Mamani and Steve Jacoby who gave us an update on Engineers in Action. Second, Dr Bill Crowell who spoke on The Greatest Prayer by John Dominic Crossan. This is a new look at The Lord’s Prayer – wonderful study! We look forward to part two of Dr Crowell’s lesson Sunday 14 August.

Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Rex and Allene Donely
Lynn and Shari Goodwin.

Julie Guy – Skiatook
Audre and Grayson
Dr. Ruben Mamani – Lapac Bolivia

August Anniversaries
11 Kevin and Barbara Meehan
11 Rob and Frieda Reck
13 Paul and Ruth Giessen
13 Suzy Morgan

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 14 August:
Set Up: Kraemer and Christi Luks
Clean up: Bob and Lynn Russell

Prayer for Sunday 14 August will be given by:
Richard Wansley

Friday August 12 at 6PM at St Francis Health Zone: Come see David Rose do the Zoomba

Remember to go to and click on Boston Avenue to have new picture directory made – schedule your portrait session today!

Sunday August 21 – Great Day BA.

Have a great week and enjoy the rain.


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Teachers in August

Here is our list of teachers for August.


From: Michelle Place
Subject: August teachers

Bill Crowell August 7 & 14

Carol Grimm August 21 & 28

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Here is Dr Crowell’s Lesson plan for 7 August and 14 August.


I’m doing two new books that came out late last year…

Aug 7 Week One – The Greatest Prayer by John Dominic Crossan. This is a new look at The Lord’s Prayer – wonderful study!

Aug 14 Week Two – The Problem with the Resurrection by Brandon Scott, Phillips Theological Seminary – a provocative title but a scholar’s look at the evidence from the New Testament and how he pieces together that evidence to come to some interesting conclusions.


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Sunday 31 July 2011

We enjoyed wonderful food and fellowship Sunday. Thank you to all who brought food, it was delicious. Thank you to all for attending so faithfully each Sunday, your presence does not go unnoticed.

Thank you to Bob Russell for a wonderful prayer.

August Birthdays
2 Shannon Latchem
4 Paul Staat
5 Mary Staat
6 Glenna Arnott
6 Jill Thomas

August Anniversaries
6 Denzil & Lisa Tallent


7 August: We will have two speakers, first will be Engineers in Action (5 to 7 minutes), second will be Dr Bill Crowell, ” The Greatest Prayer by John Dominic Crossan. This is a new look at The Lord’s Prayer – wonderful study!”
Class will start at 9:50AM.

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 7 August:
Set up: Rex and Alene Donley
Clean up: Lynn and Shari Goodwin

Prayer for Sunday 7 August:
William Meyer

Congratulations to Dave and Melonie Sheppard for becoming official Maranatha Members

Joys and Concerns
Sean – Cancer
Paul Staat
Judy Herriman – Knee Surgery
Tony Denny – Cancer

Stay cool and have a great week.

William Meyer

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