2015 Class Officers

President: Jim Embrey

VP Curriculum: Michelle Place

VP Finance: Grim/Campbell/Blankenship

VP Missions: Rex Donley & Roger Rowe

Social: Dale/Maldonado/Solomon/Campbell/Payton

Auction: Richard and Meredith Wansley

Greeter/Refreshments: Debbie and Scott Morgan

Reporter: Sharon Earley

Secretary: Carol and David Grim

Caranatha: Lynn Jessee-Russell, Nancy Christy, Karen Harris and Patti Smith

Chili Supper: Nancy and Joey Manduano

Historian: Pam Low

Treasurer: Susie Butterworth

Web Master: Barbara Meehan

Lotsa Helping Hands Community

As we shared with you last week, the Maranatha Lotsa Helping Hands Community will be coordinating meals for Paul and Mary for the next 4 to 6 months.  We wanted to let you know that we have opened our “Community” to other BAUMC classes and groups, as well as Mary’s Broken Arrow School co-workers to assist with providing meals.  This will help Mary and Paul to direct everyone who wants to help to this one tool for scheduling and instructions.

Although any of these participants may access Lotsa Helping Hands by way of this Maranatha Class website, we wanted to assure you that only our Maranatha class members will have access to the secured information on our class site.

If you haven’t signed up to become a member of our “LHH Community,” use the LHH Instructions  and get started.

We started with 52 dinners to schedule and still have 48 available for the taking!

Karen Campbell and Barbara Meehan

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Lotsa Helping Hands Site

This is a follow-up to Karen Campbell’s email of last night. Here are the instructions for getting into the Lotsa Helping Hands CARE-anatha site:

If you have not already done so, you will need to sign up to become a member of the CARE-anatha Lotsa Helping Hands community by following this link:

Your first name, last name, telephone number and email address will be required. After you have signed up, and after you have been verified by Karen or Barbara, you will be sent an email to verify your email address. Follow that email’s link back to the site, and use the email’s instructions for setting your password.

After you have successfully logged in, go to the “Me” page for your email opt-out settings, and visit the Calendar to see whether you can help the class by signing up for any “activities.” If you are already a member of the Lotsa Helping Hands site, then use the same link above and login.

If you can’t remember your password, follow the instructions on that web page (as I had to do today).

You may also find these instructions on this site, by clicking the link on the  right to the CARE-anatha page.

Karen has set up several weeks of slots (called “activities”) for those who would like to volunteer to take dinner to the Staats on the CARE-anatha Lotsa Helping Hands calendar, beginning with the first week in May. Once you sign up, you will be sent a confirmation email, and then reminder emails one month, one week, and one day before your scheduled date. It’s really very slick.

If you would like to provide a meal next week, then please contact Karen Brownlee directly <k.brownlee(at)sbcglobal.net>, as she is doing all of the coordinating.

Barbara Meehan

Published in: on April 22, 2011 at 4:41 pm  Comments Off on Lotsa Helping Hands Site  
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Corrected Update on Paul Staat

The earlier message was cut off, just as it was getting good. Here it is again:

Paul Staat’s surgery was Thursday and much more involved than anticipated and his stay has been extended to Wednesday, July 28th.  He is in St. John’s room 1027.  Paul welcomes visitors.  The next four days will probably get pretty long.

The surgery was successful and the doctors are sure that he will feel much better for having gone through it.  However, during the surgery the doctors did detect abnormal lymph nodes.  Of course, they removed them for testing.  They will also be running more tests tomorrow, keeping Paul busy.  Whatever this is, they feel certain that it has been caught very early, as he has shown no symptoms.

Mary is juggling between Paul at the hospital and Kate at home and Kate visiting the Paul.
I am going to take some quick-fix lunch/dinner items to Kate and Mary for the juggling time period.  Perhaps a few meals next week would be helpful.  I am thinking Wednesday would be nice — that first day home time gets away from you.  Then another meal Friday or Saturday, whichever works into your schedule.  Mary starts back to work August 4th, so they may need some help about then, depending on how Paul’s recuperation is coming along.

If you would like to help with one of the two meals for next week, email Karen Brownlee Campbell at k.brownlee(at)sbcglobal.net (substitute @ for “(at)”).  She will email you in return to confirm plans.  We will keep you posted on the needs for the week of August 1.

We ask for you to remember Paul and Mary in your thoughts and prayers.

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Maranatha, January 31, 2010

“Faith and doubt both are needed – not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve”
Lillian Smith, Author

I arrived about 9:10am this morning not know who or how many people to expect for our Brunch Sunday given the weather conditions.  Already, there were about a half-dozen dropping off food and helping arrange the room with tablecloths and other essentials for the morning.  By 9:40, we had a room filled with Maranatha Class members and several guests including Gary and Patti Smith as well as Suzanne Hood.  A prayer was given by Keith Madden before we  “jumped in” on the many food dishes brought by members.  It was delicious!
Two birthdays are coming up in the next week; they are for Paul Giessen (2/2) and Dave Been (2/5).  No anniversaries nor any joys or concerns were shared with the group.  Barbara Meehan and Karen Campbell described our new website, explaining its many functions.  Over the next couple of months, we will be transitioning from regular E-mail announcements to use of the website.  You should expect to be receiving only as many notices as you have in the past, but you will now have the option to go the website to view information of interest, including speakers over the next month, mission opportunities with explanations of where and what, the social calendar, and who has signed up to serve as Greeters and prepare refreshments for each Sunday.  Caranatha will have its own link on the site and will be a means for you to keep in touch with the needs of fellow Class members.  Thanks, Barbara, for designing the site and agreeing to serve as our webmaster.  And, thanks, Karen for organizing the Caranatha link/service.  If you have questions about the website, contact Barbara; if you have questions or needs associated with Caranatha, contact Karen.
Over the next four Sundays (February), we have a great lineup of speakers/teachers: Professor  Brandon Scott (February 7th), Mr. Rob Reck (February 14th), Ms. Debbie Petersen (February 21st), and Reverend Marsha Petersen (February 28th).  More descriptive information will be forwarded to you and available on the website.
At the late service, my mother-in-law and I (Meredith is out of town) sat next to several people visiting our Church from Catoosa.  Steve and Doris Dixon along with their adult daughter, Olivia, indicated on the Registration that they were visitors and were interested in joining  the Church.  Immediately after the service, I ask if they were ready to join today, and they said “yes”.   So, I introduced them to Reverend Crowell, and Bill took it from there.  I also invited them to visit the Maranatha Class next Sunday, and will give them a call this week to reinforce my invitation to them.  We hope to see you next week, and I challenge each of you to bring one or more guests to hear Professor Scott.  I also ask that you keep doing the great job that we do in welcoming visitors to our class, and inviting visitors to return trips.
Have a marvelous week!

Richard Wansley (and Meredith Davison)

Published in: on February 6, 2010 at 9:14 am  Comments Off on Maranatha, January 31, 2010  
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