Upcoming Speakers

Wonderful news from Paul Staat.


———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Paul Staat
Date: Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 3:27 PM
Subject: RE: Upcoming Speakers

I will do November 27th. Topic: God’s grace.

Rev. Paul D. Staat,  M.A.M.C.
The Boston Avenue Church – United Methodist
1301 South Boston Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma  74119
(918) 583-5181 Ext. 133

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Michelle Place
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2011 1:10 PM
Subject: RE: Next Sundays Speaker and December Speakers


I had a cancellation for Nov 20 & 27.  I will take the 20th .  I’m still working on the 27th and will let you know.

11/20/11      Michelle Place – Parable of the Wheat & the Tares
11/27/11      ?
12/04/11      Richard Wansley
12/11/11        Martha Blevins
12/18/11       Carol Maus
12/25/11       No Class
01/01/12      Brunch
01/08/12      Sheila Parr – Spirituality
01/15/12       Sheila Parr – Spirituality
01/22/12      Sue Venable – King James
01/29/12      Sue Venable – King James

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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Happy Halloween.

We had a wonderful Brunch on Sunday. For those that missed, you not only missed the great food, you also missed the wonderful fellowship.

Thank you to Lynn Russell for a wonderful prayer.

Barbara MeMahon – Dallas TX

October Birthdays:
31 Suzy Meredith-Orr

October Anniversaries:
31 Ralph and Lydia Jackson

November Birthdays
2 Francisco Maldonado

November Anniversaries:
2 Bob and Jill Thomas
Jim and Julee Embrey

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

Our Speaker of Sunday 6 November and Sunday 13 November is Janet Purinton

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 6 November
Set up ?
Clean up: Leanne Nichols

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

We are still needing Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 6 November
If you are able to provided on a Sunday listed please contact Beverly North.

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

Discover Islam: Come and learn about Islam and help dispel the many myths about Islam in America.
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 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 $29.95 per person

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.

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:
Bethany Willyard – Doing well
Sharon Bookout – Recovering from Hip Replacement Surgery
Paul Staat – Gall Bladder problems, otherwise doing well, has lost 90 pounds

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


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Sunday, 11 September 2011

A special thank you to Gary Peluso-Verdend for a wonderful presentation during the last two Sundays.
Thank you to Scott Morgan for a wonderful prayer.
A special welcome back to Rev Paul Staat. We are glad that you are doing well.

Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Denny and Suzy Meredith-Orr
Nancy Morgan

September Birthdays:
11 Michelle Place
13 Mary Bones
13 Sherry Griffin
15 Sharon Earley
15 Beverly North
16 Christi Luks

September Anniversaries:
11 David and Susan Rose
12 Joe and Karen Harris

Our speaker for Sunday September 18 will be Sara Maldanado “Pancakes, Cookbooks, and Godwink Moments”

Our Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday September 18:
Set Up: Sharon Bookout
Clean Up: Kevin and Barbara Meehan

15 Oct is Downtown for Good: We are looking for people who need help. Specifically, people who would not be able to do the task needed on their own. If you know of such a person please email Denny and Suzy Meredith-Orr odms2(at)yahoo.com
Registration and t-shirt orders are being taken in Bishop’s Hall.

Please sign up for picture directory appointment at http://www.bostonavenue.org. All who participate will receive a free 8X10 portrait and pets are welcome.

Peace Through Faith, Hope & Love, The Annual Mission Tea Thursday 15 September 2011 from 11:00AM to 1:30PM. The hosts will be Ed and Erma Henson at 3115 S Columbia Avenue Tulsa OK. Donations benefiting the Boston Avenue United Methodist Women. A shuttle will depart from Boston Ave South Parking Lot at 11:00AM, 11:45AM and 12:30PM.

The Front Porch Project of Tulsa, 2 day Community Training Sunday, October 9 12PM to 5:30PM and 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)parentchildcenter.org.
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.

Sunday September 25 at 12:30Pm to 4:00PM at Boston Avenue is Bullying and Decision Making. Lunch is $7 person, free for children 12 and younger. Please RSVP with Paula Gradney at 918-699-0129 or paulagradney(at)bostonavenue.org by Wednesday September 21. Bullying can be a major factor in how our children and youth manage their school environment. In a timely workshop Kim Fantor will help parents and family members:
Identify the different types of bullying.
Understand the causes and negative outcome of bullying.
Identify the different parenting styles and the impact they have on bullies/victims.
Identify strategies for coping with bullying.
Understand what steps can be taken to empower victims and bystanders. Learn how to enhance critical thinking skills for decision making and predicting consequences to increase prevention.

2011 Project School Supplies: Restore Hope Ministries has set a goal of 2500 students for this fall, support is needed. A donation of $25 will provide one child a full set of supplies.

Thursday October 13 2011 at 1:00PM: TU Wesley Foundation The 18th Annual Golf for Student Missions Tournament
Location: WhiteHawk 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)wesleytu.org or 918-592-5778 if you can provide gifts or merchandise.

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


Note that email addresses have been edited to help the email owners avoid spam. To use the addresses, simply copy and paste into your email program, and then replace the “(at)” with “@.” – Barbara Meehan

Meals For Staat Family

Paul is still recuperating and Mary and Kate are heading back to school. If you have been thinking about taking a meal to the Staat’s, this might be a great time to jump in. To all who have helped the Staat Family during this difficult health struggle, thank you so much.

Just visit Lotsa Helping Hands and take a look at the August calendar. Many green areas are available for the taking. You will receive a reminder from the LHH website.

Karen Brownlee Campbell
Visit our community site: CARE-anatha
Powered by Lotsa Helping Hands and The Healing Project

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Sunday 3 July 2011

What a wonderful presentation given by Ken Tobler on the Lord’s prayer. We look forward to Ken Tobler’s presentation Sunday 10 July.
Thank you to Scott Morgan for a wonderful prayer.
Thank you to those who greeted and refreshed us:
Ray & Sharon Earley
Mick & Carol Maus

Carol Tobler

July Birthdays:
8 Patti Barnes

July Anniversaries:
7 Jim & Sherry Stinson
8 Patrick & Mary Barnes
8 Dave & Carol Grim
9 Gary & Patti Smith

Our speaker for Sunday 10 July is Ken Tobler

Greeter and Refreshments for Sunday 10 July:
Set Up: Michael Lane
Clean Up: Steve & Debbie Jacoby

We still need people to Greet and Refresh. If interested, please contact Beverly North.

We are needing people to pray during August and September. If interested please contact Sharon Early.

Congratulations to Richard Wansley, Shari Goodwin and others who helped with a successful Vacation Bible School at Boston Avenue.

23 July at Fair Meadows is our Box Supper. The ladies will make to Box Suppers and the men will bid on those suppers. The highest bidder gets to eat with the ladies. If interested please contact Skip and Paula Scott, space is available.

Prayers and Concerns
Paul Staat – Test looked good
Mary – Cancer
Judy Herriman
Robert – Heart attack
Kenneth Culver – Passed away
Bethany Willyard – Bethany is stay at a Women’s Clean and Sober House
and working at a Hilton Hotel
Bob and Lynn Russell – Traveling
Maranatha members
Mark and Anita Rounds

Have a Happy 4th of July

William Meyer

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Operation Magic Carpet Ride

Maranatha Class, Boston Avenue Youth, and friends

“Operation Magic Carpet Ride”–by Jim Embrey

On June 30 the Maranatha and Boston Avenue Youth group ‘swept’ into Paul Staat’s home and within 2 1/2 hours moved/relocated furniture from three rooms, pulled up carpet, carpet padding, tack strips and about 5,000 nails/tacks/staples, swept, vacuumed, wet mopped and then moved/relocated furniture back into their respective rooms. This mission was needed to help Paul Staat’s eventual recovering after taking medications that can reduce his immune system. The carpet removal was needed due to the fact carpets and rugs tend to harbor pollens and other irritants that could affect Paul and his recuperation from the medications. As usual the “Alpha Team” (Maranatha) coupled with the B.A. Youth group worked well together and accomplished the job efficiently, neatly, safely and well ahead of schedule. Just another testimony to the ‘Spirit’ that resides in us all and how we utilize it in magnifying Christ’s good works.

Not pictured: Bob Russell, Stuart and Greg Maus, Jeff Allen.

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Operation Magic Carpet Ride

Here is more information concerning carpet removal at the Staat’s on
Thursday 30 June.


Subject: RE: Paul & Mary Staat’s home–Operation Magic Carpet Ride (MCR)
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 16:45:48 -0500


I have confirmed with Mary that this coming Thursday, June 30 starting at 0830 will be good for them too in the carpet removal from their home. Mary will be calling the City of Tulsa to make arrangements to pick up the carpet at curbside.

A recap of what we will need to do:

Three rooms with small closets (Mary has moved all of the stuff off of the floor), the largest is approximately 12′ x 12′.

1. Move furniture out of the room.
2. Pull the carpet up along with the padding.
Note: we may have to remove some molding on the floor, depending on how the tack strip was installed. For speed, if needed we will remove the center then move onto the molding later in
the process. We will wing this as we go…
3. Vacuum the floors.
4. Move furniture back into the room.

Tools needed:

Claw hammers
Pry bars (flat blade preferred)
Razor/box cutter knives
Pliers, assorted types, i.e. needle nose, diagonal, regular. (used to pull up carpet to cut, pull nails, tack stripes, etc.).
Shop vacuums, I will bring mine and we probably will
need one more for multi-tasking.
General purpose tools (home type–nothing high tech).


Large garbage bags (I have some 55 gallon)
Dust mask (I have some, 3M type)

I will bring some bottled water, if you want to bring anything else, make it so.

Once done, if interested, go to Ron’s hamburgers for lunch and a little fellowship. About 1/8 of a mile from Mary & Paul’s home (located on Peoria).

If I missed anything let me know, but I believe this is about it. My cell is 918-625-3373 if you need to get a hold of me.

Peace out!


PS here is a website to brush up on carpet removal.

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Sunday 26 June 2011

Thank you to Judy Rowell for a wonderful presentation on Conquering Fear. I hope each of us was able to glean something from what Judy said.
Thank you to Jim Embrey for a wonderful prayer.
Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Set up: Jim & Julie Embrey
Clean up: Karey & Pam low

Our visitor Julie is welcome back anytime. We are glad she came.

June Birthdays:
26 William Meyer
29 Roger Rowe

July Birthdays:
1st Sue Madden

June Anniversaries:
28 Lynn & Shari Goodwin
30 Alan & Jane Smith

We still need people to sign up to Greet and Refresh for July, August and September. Please contact Beverley North

If  you feel led to lead the class in prayer, we have plenty of slots for July, August and September. Please contact Sharon Earley.

Thursday 30 June at 8:30AM Jim Embrey will lead a team to remove carpet at Staat’s house. Address: 4917 S Madison Ave Tulsa OK
For those wishing to help please contact Jim Embrey:  iisembrey(at)cox.net .

Monday 27 June 4P to 7P in the Parlor at Boston Avenue: Retirement party for Susan Morgan.

Sunday 3 July:  July Revival Begins

Sunday 3 July and Sunday 10 July Our speaker will be Ken Tobler. The topic will be Prayer.

Our Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 3 July:
Set up  Ray & Sharon Earley
Clean up: Mick & Carol Maus

Saturday 23 July at 5PM I was thinking about a class outing and I wanted to get some feedback on whom might be interested.  The idea is “An Evening at the Races Box Supper”.  We could go to the Fair Meadows Race Track on a saturday evening and the Ladies could prepare a Box Supper for 2.  The Boxes could be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Then the winner and the Ladies that prepared the supper could dine together. (what a way to get to know someone).  The proceeds I thought could go to the Paul Staat family. If you would like to attend Please contact Skip and Paula Scott. sscott(at)cimtel.net or pscott511(at)hotmail.com

Joys and Concerns
Don – Heart
Jennifer Hall’s Son – Burns
Arlene – Cancer
Margie – Heart
Paul Staat
Bethany Willyard
Pam Low – Family
Christi Luk – Traveling
Bob and Lynn Russell – Traveling

Stay cool and have a great week.
I hope to see all during July Revival.

William Meyer

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Sunday 19 June 2011

A very Happy Father’s Day to all the Fathers in our Group.
I hope all enjoyed part 1 of Judy Rowell’s Conquering fear. We are looking forward to part 2.

Thank you to John Sherman for a wonderful prayer.

Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Set Up: Greg & Patti Smith
Clean Up: John & Pan Sherman

Dave & Melonie Shepard

June Birthdays:
22nd Mark Rounds

June Anniversaries:
21st Ray & Sharon Earley
21st Jerry & Ginny LeDoux
24th Mark & Susie Butterworth

Our Speaker for Sunday 26 June is Judy Rowell – Conquering Fear

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 26 June:
Set up: Jim & Julee Embrey
Clean up: Karey & Pam Low

We still need people to Greet and bring Refreshments for July, August and September. If interested, please contact Beverly North.

Evita: For those who signed up, the date is July 9. The group will probably go out to dinner before the show.

July 23: To All: I was thinking about a class outing and I wanted to get some feedback on whom might be interested. The idea is “An Evening at the Races Box Supper”. We could go to the Fair Meadows Race Track on a Saturday evening and the Ladies could prepare a Box Supper for 2. The Boxes could be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Then the winner and the Ladies that prepared the supper could dine together. (what a way to get to know someone). The proceeds I thought could go to the Paul Staat family. The races begin a 6 pm and we could meet around 5. I need feedback please. If interested please contact Skip & Paul Scott.

Congratulations to Susan Morgan on her Retirement 30 June.

Congratulations to Abagail on her recent marriage. Best wishes in San Francisco.

Joys and Concerns:
Paul Staat – We look forward to your return. We are glad you are doing well.
Mary Staat – Thank you so much for keeping us informed during a
difficult time in you and Paul’s lives.
Bethany Willyard
Joel & Susan Panciera – Vacation
Les – Neck
Boston Avenue Colorado Trip
Laura – Joplin Mission Trip
Becky – Bacterial infection
Jane – Surgery went well, waiting on test results
Night Owl Camp

Have a wonderful week.
I hope to seek all on Sunday

William Meyer

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Sunday 5 June 2011

What a wonderful presentation given by James Kilman. I look forward to James’s presentation this week.
Thank you to Sharon Earley for the wonderful prayer.

Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
David and Brenda Worthington
Scott and Debbie Morgan

June Birthdays:
5th Diane Martin
6th Lisa Tallent
8th Teri Jennings
8th James Kilman

June Anniversaries:
6th Rob and Andrea Davis

Our Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday June 12.
Set Up: Dave and Carol Grim
Clean Up: Eric and Beth Green

Day Center for the Homeless is still needing Household items. Please check the list off appropriately.

For those who missed the love offering for Rev Paul Staat, you may mail your offering to:
Mr Kevin Meehan
4712 S 66th E Ave
Tulsa, OK 74145

Joys and Concerns:
Chapel Choir
Youth Force
BA Preschool
Rowe’s – Surgery
Sue Flemming
Jennifer Hall – work
Elaine – Summer in Kentucky
Jane – Surgery
Kirk Place’s Mother – Passed away
Christi – Graduated
Tay – Passed away
John and Pam Sherman’s 7 week old Lab

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

William Meyer

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