Sunday 20 November 2011

Thank you to Michelle Place for a wonderful presentation Sunday. We also want to thank Michelle for the wonderful job she has done as Curriculum Coordinator.

Thank you to Denny Meredith-Orr for a wonderful prayer.

Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Mick and Carol Maus
Keith and Sue Madden
Beverley North

November Birthdays:
20 Brenda Miller
25 Sandi Gardner
26 Lynn Goodwin
26 Patti Smith

Susan Brown
Jake Mitchell

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 27 November is Rev Paul Staat.
Richard Wansely will be running the class.

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 27 November
Set up:  Janet Purinton
Clean up: Cisco and Sarah Maldonado

Tuska Mission Sign up available in class.

Five Faith Sharing Questions:
1. How have you seen Good at work this past week?
2 What song or hymn best expresses you faith? In what way?
3. How has your faith been strengthened lately?
4. Who do you share your faith journey with?
5. What scripture is particularly helpful to you?  Why?

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
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)

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 click “Thanksgiving Basket.” Restore Hope Ministries 2960 Charles Page Blvd Tulsa OK 74127-8318

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

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, click “Christmas Family Sponsorship”.
Restore Hope Ministries 2960 Charles Page Blvd Tulsa OK 74127-8318

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)

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)  or Principal Michell Cullom,  918-833-8780  cullomi(at)

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 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.

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


Sunday 4 September 2011

What a wonderful presentation given by Professor Gary Peluso Verdend. We are looking forward to his presentation this Sunday. Thank you to Pam Sherman for a wonderful prayer. Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Set up: Dave and Carol Grim
Clean up: Bill Gertsen

September Birthdays
5 Bob Russell
6 Kraemer Luks
6 Beth Green
9 Pam Sherman
11 Michelle Place

September Anniversaries
9 Paul and Barbara Loyd
10 Thad and Susan Leonard
11 David and Susan Rose
12 Joe and Karen Harris


Our Speaker for Sunday September 11 will be Professor Gary Peluso Verdend

Greeters and Refreshment for Sunday September 11
Set up: Denny and Suzy Meredith-Orr
Clean up: Nancy Morgan

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)

Beginning Wednesday September 7 at 5:30PM for 13 weeks: Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. The facilitators will be Eric Linn, John Hardin and Jason Dill. Cost is $99.51 per family or FREE, if you’ve previously taken the class and have your materials. For more information please contact Dr Bill Crowell 918-699-0127 or
Paul Gradney 918-699-0129.

Please sign up for picture directory appointment at 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 Hensen 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) 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) 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.

Monday September 12 at Forest Ridge Golf Club is Restore Hope Ministries 2011 Golf Tournament. All proceeds will go toward rebuilding the food warehouse destroyed by heavy snow. For more information please contact Jeff Jaynes 918-582-5766 or Sandy Miller.

Joys and Concerns
Jay North
Paul Staat
Bethany Willyard
Earthquake Victims
Victims of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Depression Lee
Have a Great Week. I hope to see all on Sunday.

William Meyer

Sunday 24 July 2011

What a wonderful two lesson by Rob Reck. A big Thank You to Rob, we look forward to your next presentation.

Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Karey and Pam Low
John and Pam Sherman

Thank you to Lynn Russell for a wonderful prayer.

David Sullins
Dave & Melonie Sheperd
Kate Staat
Harry Davies – Texas
Teresa Spenser Holden
Greg Maus
J Spenser

July Birthdays:
25 Charlotte Rowe
28 Teri Todd
29 David Carpenter
30 Patrick Bone – Moved to California, son has a major roll in Sacramento

July Anniversaries:
26 Jim & Ginger Smyrl
27 Mark Lee
27 Brenda Miller

Some work glove were left at the Staat’s house during operation Magic Carpet Ride along with several plastic containers. Missing items are available for pick up in the Maranatha Room.

Sunday 31 July is our Fifth Sunday Brunch – We all treat and greet.

12 September : Golf Tournament at Forest Ridge – The tournament is to benefit Restore Hope Ministries. This year they are trying to raise funds to rebuild the food warehouse which collapsed in the February snow. The tournament will also help cloth, feed and house families through out Tulsa. For those wishing to participate please call 918-582-5766.

Congratulations to Keith and Sue Madden on becoming Grandparents.

Joys and Concerns
Bethany Willyard
Jennifer Halls son – improving
Paula Scott – pinched nerve
Paul Staat – Stem cell, sore
Pam Low’s Grandmother – Dementia
David Sullins’s Car
Joel and Susan Panciera – Joel’s Father passed away
David Great Grandmother

Stay cool and have a great week.

William Meyer

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