Sunday 9 October 2011

Thank you to Pam Sherman for a wonderful presentation on Historical Conflicts Between Islam and the West. It was surprising to me on how much I really do not understand about Islam.
Thank you to Denny Meredith-Orr for the prayer.
Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Shannon Latchem
Elaine Wilson

October Birthdays:
11 Jennifer Hall
12 Karen Campbell
12 Mark Jennings

Visitors:
Andrea Davis’s Mother

Announcements:
Our speaker for Sunday 16 October is Susan Southard from Phillips Theological Seminary

Greeters and Refreshment for Sunday 16 October:
Set up  Ray and Sharon Earley
Clean up: Karey and Pam Low

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

We are still needing Greeters and Refreshment providers for:
Sunday 6 November
Sunday 27 November
Sunday 11 December
Sunday 25 December
If you are able to provided on a Sunday listed please contact Beverly North.

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:
Downtown for Good  October 15, 2011
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

Cookson Hills Christmas Giving October 1 through 31
It is time once again to collect gifts for our United Methodist Mission at Cookson. Tables will be in Bishops’ Hall each Sunday in October to receive these gifts.
All gifts must be NEW and UNWRAPPED. They will be taken to the Cookson Center for their Christmas store shopping. Gift list are available in Bishops Hall, Information Desk Window and in the church Paper (The Word)

Discover Islam:  Come and learn about Islam and help dispel the many myths about Islam in America.
October 11 Islam: A Faith Hijacked
October 18 Christians & Islam
October 25 African Americans & 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 October 13 2011 at 1:00PM:  TU Wesley Foundation The 18th Annual Golf for Student Missions Tournament
Location:  White Hawk 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: Projects have been assigned. For those who signed up you should receive a call from your project coordinator this week. It appears Maranatha will be working at Burroughs Elementary. However there will be Maranatha members working on other projects.

Mid High Mosaic, October 16, 2011 at 2PM in Community Hall
Tickets $6, Buy tickets on Sunday in Bishops Hall or at the information Desk

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
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.

Ugandan Orphan Choir , November 18, 19 and 20th
Anyone who is willing to open their 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. More details to come.

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

William

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

Announcements:
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

William

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