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

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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

Neighbor for Neighbor

Neighbor for Neighbor is having their Santa night again this year. For those who went last year, you know it is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship and sharing. If you have never been to Santa night at Neighbor For Neighbor I strongly encourage you to attend this year. See email and attachment below.

William

— Forwarded Message —
From: Ann Smith
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 8:43 AM
Subject: Maranatha – Neighbor for Neighbor

NFN was having its Children’s “Night with Santa” event again this year.  I have attached a flyer.   NFN would love for your Sunday School Class to participate again.   A “Night with Santa” is going to be December 5th-8th.  Please let me know if your class might be interested again this year.  They really were great last year.

Thanks!

Ann Nicholson Smith
Executive Director – Neighbor for Neighbor
505 East 36th Street North
Tulsa , Oklahoma 74106-1812
(918) 425-5578 #101

<a href="2011 Santa Days Poster“>Click here to download the pdf file that William sent as an attachment.

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Maranatha, May 2, 2010

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone
who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
Oprah Winfrey

A great day at Maranatha! We recognized a number of birthdays, including those of Steve Slaight (5/2), Susie Butterworth (5/4), Kirk Place (5/5), Paul Loyd (5/6), and John Nicks (5/8). Happy Birthday! We also noted the upcoming anniversary of Charlotte Rowe (5/6); Happy Anniversary!

Carol and Dave Grim, and Dana and Stuart Solomon brought snacks, both healthy and guilt-ridden, adorning a beautiful table setting. Carol, Dave, Dana, and Stuart also served as greeters to members and guests. Thanks!

We had wonderful visitors, including Larry and Linda Johnson, Georgia Tulley, Dana Murray, Buck and Pat Herron, and Brian Smith. If you are a member and know these visitors, let them know we hope to see them again in class, and much appreciated their time spent with us.

Several announcements were shared with the class: (Judge) Sarah Smith was featured in a Tulsa World article this morning, one about Veterans Courts; Sam Smith’s mom is in the hospital; Lynn’s friend, Larry Brown, is experiencing difficulty with his treatment for cancer; a brother and sister-in-law who are struggling with money and a job; a friend of Ginny’s daughter who is dying. We celebrated joys and heard concerns that demand our attention and prayers. Lynn Russell offered the prayer this morning after hearing joys and concerns.

Ann Smith, Executive Director for Neighbor for Neighbor, gave an inspiring description of the agency. She also offered a suggestion for a mission opportunity to the class later in the year; Denny and Suzy Meredith-Orr told me that they will followup with Ann on this matter. We appreciate the great work of N4N that we heard about this morning. Thank you, Ann!

Next Sunday is Mother’s Day! We will celebrate the day by hearing from several women in our class who will share stories about their mothers or of being a mother. Meredith will be facilitating this presentation; be there for this important topic and bring guests!

Have a marvelous and blessed week! See you next Sunday!

Richard Wansley and Meredith Davison
Presidents

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Maranatha, April 25, 2010

“Even if you’re on the right tack, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
Will Rogers

We had a great group of members today with a few visitors, including Pat Herron, Alexis Brownlee and Erin Meehan. We recognized one birthday, Brenda Worthington (5/1), and one anniversary, Margaret and Dave Been (5/1). Art and Karen Campbell as well as Lynn and Shari Goodwin were our greeters and brought delicious snacks. Thanks!

Pam Sherman noted that the response to the proposed May social opportunity, joining the church outing to a Drillers baseball game, has not generated much interest. She is exploring other options including group tickets to see “12 Angry Men”, a Theater Tulsa production. Pam will report to us next week about this and other possibilities.

Joys and concerns were shared with us, including the news that the Shermans have now, finally, secured contracts to sell both of their houses that they have had on the market for some time. Denzil is selling his ’66 Mustang; contact him if you have an interest. Erin Meehan thanked the class for our financial contribution to the VIM trip to Nicaraugra, enabling her to join this mission.

Suzy Meredith-Orr was missing this morning, and Denny reported that she had hurt her back and is home recuperating. We hope to see Suzy back with us again soon! Also, keep the Russells in your thoughts and prayers as they continue to recover from the theft at their home during our Sunday School hour last week.

Paula Scott led us in prayer; thank you, Paula.

Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend completed his 2-part series contrasting the world of yesterday with the world of today as seen by our youth. Influence of technology, expectations for one approach our faith and beliefs, and other observations yielded much conversation by members as well as questions and responses by Dr. Peluso. Thanks, Gary, for a thought-provoking presentation.

We have an exciting May 2010 line-up of speakers/teachers, including:

  • May 2nd, Ann Smith, Executive Director for Tulsa’s Neighbor for Neighbor agency,
  • May 9th, Mother’s Day Presentation by Maranatha Women (Contact Meredith at meredith-davison if you are interested in making a 5 to 10 minute oral presentation regarding your Mother or being a Mother; Meredith will help you better understand what she has in mind when you contact her),
  • May 16th and May 23rd, Professor Susanna Southard, Phillips Theologica Seminary,
  • May 30th, our own Virginia (Ginny) Walker (her lesson will be given during our 5th Sunday Brunch).

Have a great week! See you on Sunday; bring your friends and family!

Richard Wansley and Meredith Davison
Presidents

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