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 6 November 2011

What a wonderful presentation given by Janet Purinton, we look forward to her presentation this Sunday 13 November.

Thank you to Richard Wansley for a wonderful prayer.

November Birthdays:
6 Rob Davis
7 Judith Payton
7 Janet Purinton
9 Bill Thomas
9 Bob Thomas
12  Nancy Manduano

November Anniversaries
7 Mike Stephenson and Denise Graham

Visitors:
Shawana Allen
Bobbie Renbuth
Kim Flick
Steve Copland
Alex Carbajal
Carla Fain

Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
LeeAnne Nichols
Mark and Beverley North

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

Our Speaker for Sunday 13 November is Janet Purinton.

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 13 November
Set up: Lynn Russell
Clean up:  Dana Solomon

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

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

Discover Islam:  Come and learn about Islam and help dispel the many myths about Islam in America.
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. If you attend this week, you will receive a prize.

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 $25.00 per person. The price change is due to a class voted to remove hor’deurves 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. More details to come.

Joys and Concerns:
Congratulations to Ed Payton and Sarah Smith for awards received.
Congratulations to the Interfaith Council on the award it received,

Dave Sheppard
WR  – Surgery
Pam Sherman’s Brother – Becoming a Grandparent.
Jim & Sherry Griffin

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

William

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Sunday 23 October 2011

Thank you to Sarah Morice Brubaker for a wonderful presentation on Theology and St. Augustine of Hippo.

Thank you to Scott Morgan for an wonderful prayer.

Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed:
Michael Lane
Scott and Debbie Morgan

October Birthdays:
24 Ed Payton

October Anniversaries:
23 John and Linda Nicks

Visitors:
Tom and Sharron Cox

Announcements:
ELECTIONS for 2012 Officers continues.

Gene Martin’s mom, Betty Martin, passed away 12 October with family at her side, following a fall she suffered in her home 10 days ago.  Services are scheduled for Saturday, October 29 at her home church (The Landing) in Glenpool.

Sunday 30 October is our Fifth Sunday Brunch. Bring your favorite dish. Any theme suggestions for  our Brunch, please email me.

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

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

Intergenerational Flag Football Game During the Downtown Hoedown
Sunday October 30 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Questions?  Call Audra Fogle 918-699-0130

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

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 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.

Ugandan Orphan Choir , November 18, 19 and 20th.
Anyone who is willing to open there house and provide Choir members and there 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

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:
Susan Carr  –  Passed away
Miranda – Knees
Jay North –  Recovered
Sharron Bookout – Hip Replacement
Rex Donely
Eric – Recovering from cancer
Lynn Russell’s Grandson
Rob Rex’s Mother
Trisha
Ross
Betty
Randy’s mother turned 90 – Congratulations
Sam Smith’s Mother

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

William