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

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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

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Thank you to Sara Maldonado for her wonderful presentation Pancakes, Cookbooks and Godwink Moments. It was excellent.
Thank you to Jim Embrey for a wonderful prayer.
Thank you to our Greeters and Refreshers:
Kevin and Barbara Meehan
Sharon Bookout

Visitors:
Rocky and Susan Goins

September Birthdays:
18 Debbie Jacoby
22 Dana Solomon
24 Diane Woolsey

Announcements:

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 25 September
Jim McCann and Angelyn Dale
Kirk and Michelle Place

If any of you are wanting to learn about Fly Fishing , contact John Sherman.

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.

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.

Discover Islam: Come and learn about Islam and help dispel the many myths about Islam in America.
October 4 Islam: Faith & History
October 11 Islam: A Faith Hijacked
October 18 Christians & Islam
October 25 African Americans 7 Islam
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.

Thursday 6 October, Clarehouse’s Under the Harvest Moon from 6PM to 9PM at Southern Hills Country Club 2636 E 61st Street Tulsa OK. Special Honoree: Jim Geurin , M.D. Tickets $95. Cocktail Attire

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.

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 being taken in Bishop’s Hall T Shirts are now available, the color is gray.

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.

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.

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.

Joys and Concerns
45th Infantry
Nancy – Retina
Enid – Stomach Surgery
Josh Wansley – moving from South Africa to Washington DC

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

William

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Sunday, 18 September 2011

Thank you to Sara Maldonado for her wonderful presentation Pancakes, Cookbooks and Godwink Moments. It was excellent.
Thank you to Jim Embrey for a wonderful prayer.
Thank you to our Greeters and Refreshers:
Kevin and Barbara Meehan
Sharon Bookout

Visitors:
Rocky and Susan Goins

September Birthdays:
18 Debbie Jacoby
22 Dana Solomon
24 Diane Woolsey

Announcements:

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 25 September
Jim McCann and Angelyn Dale
Kirk and Michelle Place

If any of you are wanting to learn about Fly Fishing , contact John Sherman.

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.

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.

Discover Islam: Come and learn about Islam and help dispel the many myths about Islam in America.
October 4 Islam: Faith & History
October 11 Islam: A Faith Hijacked
October 18 Christians & Islam
October 25 African Americans 7 Islam
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.

Thursday 6 October, Clarehouse’s Under the Harvest Moon from 6PM to 9PM at Southern Hills Country Club 2636 E 61st Street Tulsa OK. Special Honoree: Jim Geurin , M.D. Tickets $95. Cocktail Attire

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.

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 being taken in Bishop’s Hall T Shirts are now available, the color is gray.

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.

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.

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.

Joys and Concerns
45th Infantry
Nancy – Retina
Enid – Stomach Surgery
Josh Wansley – moving from South Africa to Washington DC

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

William

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Restore Hope Golf Tournament

More info on the Restore Hope Golf Tournament

William

— Forwarded message —
From: Bill Crowell
Date: Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 12:50 PM
Subject: Restore Hope Golf Tournament

Hey everyone –
That golf tournament info –
2011 Golf Tournament September 12th at Forest Ridge Golf Club.
Proceeds will help rebuild Restore Hope rebuild their food warehouse.
Please call 918-582-5766 and ask for Jeff Jaynes or Sandy Miller for Tournament Information.
I’m trying to put a team together and want to play in that, if anyone is interested – speak with me, please.
There’s another one Thursday, October 13th that benefits the Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry at Tulsa University….at Whitehawk Golf Club.  Interested?
Bill Crowell

billcrowell(at)bostonavenue.org

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Happy Rocks

For those who were not in class Sunday, you missed one of the best classes so far. Rob Reck’s lesson on Mixed Emotions definitely hit the spot. I especially enjoyed the story behind happy rocks. I hope everyone will be present next Sunday for part two of Rob’s lesson.

Visitors – None

Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Skip and Paul Scott
Rex and Allene Donley

Thank you to Janet Purinton for a wonderful prayer.

July Birthdays:
17 Terry Michael
17 Nikki Smith
18 Nancy Christi
18 Steve Jacoby
20 Mark Butterworth
21 Lydia Jackson

July Anniversaries:
17 Ed and Judith Peyton
19 Mick and Carol Maus
20 Mark and Beverly North

Announcements:
Restore Hope Ministries annual school supply project is an important part of our effort to assist families in financial need. Through the generous support of many the 2010 School Supply Drive provided a complete set of School supplies for 2842 students valued at more than $114,000.  The Project School Supplies goal for 2011 is 2500 students. A donation of $25 will provide one child a full set of supplies. Donations may be mailed to Restore Hope Ministries 2960 Charles Page Blvd, Tulsa OK 74127 or donate online at http://www.restorehope.org. I will pass around the list of supplies Sunday.

The picture directory is being redone for students going off to school. For more information go to http://www.bostonavenue.org and click on portrait sign up.

Sunday July 24:
Our speaker will be Rob Reck
Greeters and Refreshments will be provided by:
Set Up: Karey and Pam low
Clean up: John and Pam Sherman

Sunday July 31:  Fifth Sunday Brunch, be think of a delicious treat to bring.

Joys and Concerns:
Paul Staat
Bethany Willyard
District Campers
Nancy Morgan
Joel Panciera’s Father
Congratulations to John and Pam Sherman. Between John and Pam they have lost 50 pounds

Stay cool and have a great week.

William Meyer

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