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

Sunday 11 December 2011

What a wonderful presentation by Martha Blevins. I hope everyone was able to glean something from Martha’s lesson.

Thank you to Pam Low for a wonderful prayer.

Thank you to the Auction Committee for the wonderful job on our 2011 auction. We estimate around $11,000 from this action. Auction tabs from the Maranatha Christmas Party will be tallied and ready for payment Sunday 18 December.

Thank you to all who have provided and hosted party’s for the Maranatha Auction.

Visitors:
Meredith Waldon
Linda Logston

Thank you to our Greeters and Refreshers:
Ed and Judith Payton
Rex and Allene Donley

December Birthdays:
11 Susan Leonard
11 Laurie Spencer
12 James Hunsberger
13 Gabrielle Blankenship
13 Scott Gardner
14 Barbara Meehan
14 Stuart Solomon
15 Jim Stinson
16 Jeanie Payton
16 Susan Thomas

ELECTIONS for 2012 Officers concludes Sunday 18 December at 10:40AM.

Our Speaker for Sunday 18 December is Carol Maus

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 18 December
Set up: Skip and Paula Scott
Clean up: David Shepherd

Sunday 18 December 5PM   Messiah
Sunday 25 December No class.

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.

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 Principle 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
Valerie Carpenter –  Graduating

I hope to see all on Sunday.
William

Sunday 4 December

Our speaker this Sunday is Richard Wansley

Greeters and Refreshments:
Set up: Richard and Meredith Wansley
Clean Up: Bill Gertsen

December Birthdays:
6 Shari Goodwin

Our Speaker for Sunday 11 December
Martha Blevins

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 11 December
Set up: Ed and Judith Payton
Clean up: Rex and Allene Donely

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

Tuesday 6 December: Neighbor for Neighbor Santa Night. Sign up available is class

Tuska Mission Sign up available in class.

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

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 provided 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 Principle Michell Cullom, 918-833-8780 cullomi(at)tulsaschools.org

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 ordure’s from the menu.

Maranatha Auction, 10 December – We are needing people to Submit Auction Forms. Our goal is to raise $10,000. We are needing Bid Takers and a laptop.

I hope to see all on Sunday.

William

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Our speaker was Rev Paul Staat. We thank Paul for his wonderful presentation. It is great to have Paul back.

Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Janet Purinton
Cisco and Sarah Maldonado

Visitors:
Matt DeDonder
Amanda DeDonder
Emerson DeDonder
Bobbie Penbeth
Alexis Brownee
Rebecca Allen
Greg Maus
Will and Lauren Haskell

November Birthdays:
27 Mark Lee
29 Lynelle Lancaster
30 Rex Donley

December Birthdays:
1 Bob Ronne

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 4 December is Richard Wansley

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 4 December
Set up: Richard and Meredith Wansley
Clean up: Bill Gertsen

Tuesday 6 December: Neighbor for Neighbor Santa Night. Sign up available is class

Tuska Mission Sign up available in class.

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

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 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:
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

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’oeuvres from the menu.

Maranatha Auction, 10 December – We are needing people to Submit Auction Forms. Our goal is to raise $10,000. We are needing Bid Takers and a laptop.

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

William

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

Maranatha, June 13, 2010

Sunday was a great time with wonderful fellowship, great speaker and good food. It was good to see friends we hadn’t seen for a long time and to welcome several new friends and visitors. Our visitors included Vickie Petree, Aaron Stuart and Susan Hendrex.
We had a lot of announcements including: Social on June 26 to Stone bluff. Meet at 9:45 in the church south parking lot.
Sharon Earley updated us on funds given to Project Transformation and asked the class for an additional donation of $200.00. It was voted and approved. She also asked for funds to place the Class Ad in the BABA Program which was approved.
Beverly North also needs volunteers to help feed us every Sunday morning. This Sunday we were treated to a wonderful treats by Keith and Sue Madden and Debra and Scott Morgan. Thanks so much to each of you.
We also heard from Carolyn Evans about Methodist Manors expansion. There will be a special program at Methodist Manor on June 26 at 2:00-3:00 pm. Call for reservations at 346-6663.
Our birthdays this week are Denny Meredith-Orr on 6/14 and Denise Klein on 6/18. Happy Birthday to both of you. There were no anniversaries this week.
Our joys and concerns were many: Rob and Andrea Davis have a new grandson: Art and Karen Campbell are sending Katie off to college and are being blessed with 2 new grandchildren: Frieda Reck is having surgery this week: Beverly North’s niece needs prayers: John Sherman’s cousin and Martha Blevins friend Vicki Shields have cancer and need our prayers. Please remember to hold these special persons in your prayers this week. Our class prayer was so beautifully given by Mary Elliot.
Our speaker was Bill Crowell and he was wonderful and will return with us next week. We will look forward to seeing each of you then and the safe return of Richard and Meredith.
God’s blessings to each of you.

Bob and Lynn

P.S. So many of you wanted Sue’s recipe for the granola dish, here it is:
Fruit Granola (Sue Madden served in Sunday School, 6/13/10)
Box of low fat granola large carton (about 16 oz) of Vanilla Yogurt
8 oz of Whipped Cream Cheese
1 table spoon of Splenda
Strawberries, Blueberries and Blackberries (other fruit would be equally as good)
Place granola on bottom of casserole dish. Combine Yogurt, Cream Cheese and Splenda and spread on top of the Granola. Evenly spread the fruit on top.
Note: I have saved a little granola and placed on top of the fruit. I have also added nuts to the top layer.

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Maranatha, May 30, 2010; Request for men to volunteer for a Father’s Day lesson

The Report is arriving a bit later than usual due to the holiday this week, and our hosting family at our house. My apologies for the late posting.

Being the 5th Sunday, it was a Brunch Sunday, and the food was ample and delicious. We also had a great turnout especially considering that it was a holiday weekend.

Ginny Walker gave an inspired lesson, a description of her loving relationship with Jerry, her husband, who resides at Methodist Manor. Ginny and Jerry’s story served as a reminder to us that our personal world can be a fragile one, and when it breaks, we need the support of family, friends, and our Christian faith. Thank you, Ginny, for sharing your story with us! Also, our thanks to Steve Dickie, Executive Director for Methodist Manor, who joined Ginny in describing the Manor and its plans for the future.

We recognized several birthdays and anniversaries: Birthdays – Doug Justice (5/31); Deb Nihiser (5/31); Sharon Bookout (6/2); Debbie Morgan (6/2); Neal Pascoe (6/4); Diane Martin (6/5). Anniversaries – Jeff and Julie Allen (5/30); Terry and Amy Michael (5/30); Steve and Debbie Jacoby (6/4). Celebrate; you deserve it!

It was our pleasure to welcome visitors, as well, including Kay Boswell, Steve and Doris Dixon (returning visitors), Ann Walker (Ginny and Jerry’s daughter), Vicky Langston, and, of course, Steve Dickie.

Joys and concerns were expressed by members and prayers were heard for those who were raised up in need of our help.

Now, I need your help! If you recall, we had several women volunteer to speak on Mother’s Day Sunday regarding being a mother or their own mother. It was a great lesson! On that Sunday, the idea was presented that we do a similar lesson for Father’s Day Sunday, June 20th. So, I’m looking for 3 or 4 volunteers who would speak about 5 or 6 minutes each about either being a father or about your father. I would like to have 4 men, 2 for each topic. If you are interested in volunteering, please let me know as soon as possible. I will take the first volunteers that fit into the two topics.

In June, Rev. Bill Crowell, will be our teacher. He will also teach on June 20th if we don’t have enough men to volunteer for the Father’s Day lesson. Bill’s lessons will be entitled, “A People’s History of Christianity”. This Sunday, June 6th, he will teach about two people, Justin Martyr and Perpetua. See you Sunday!!

Richard Wansley and Meredith Davison
Presidents

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