Charge Conferences this year will revert back to being done on an individual church basis. (For the past several years we have had either cluster or district-wide Charges Conferences.) Our Conference is scheduled for Tuesday evening, October 29th. All members of the Church Council are encouraged to attend. The Conference will begin at 6:30; location to be announced.
Fall is quickly approaching and we are busy here in the Children’s Department already! We have resumed our Wednesday night program for children 1st through 5th grade, join us at 6:15 P.M.-7:15 P.M. each Wednesday night for a ton of fun! Checkout our FUMC Sapulpa Children’s Ministry Facebook Page for all the details on each night’s theme. We will be placing the tubs for candy donations for our annual Trunk or Treat soon so keep an eye out! I know it seems so far away but soon we will start preparing for our children’s Christmas Program, it will be here quicker than we think. We are looking for volunteers for all of our programs! Very flexible opportunities to serve, we have a blessed group of children! If you feel led to volunteer please don’t hesitate getting in touch! Any questions please feel free to reach out to Keri Bunting.
Attention all men!!! Please join us for our weekly Men’s Bible Study here at the church. This group of men meet every Saturday at 7:30am and would like for you to join them for a time of fellowship and study of the word of God. We hope you can make it this week! If there are any questions please feel free to reach out to Pat Graham for more information regarding the study. See you Saturday!
Pastor Schneider has launched a Wednesday evening Bible study which is held in the church library from 6:15—7:15. This Fall’s study is a video study featuring John Ortberg titled, “The Me I Want To Be”. Following this Study Pastor Schneider has chosen a 6 week study on the practice of prayer developed by the Alpha ministry team. All are welcome to attend.
By the time you are reading this month’s Cross Beams we have completed another Rummage Sale. It is always a surprise to see all the wonderful things we receive to sell. We are so blessed to have a congregation that is so giving. It is a joy to see people shopping and the excitement on their faces. We want to thank all the volunteers that came and helped. No matter how many minutes or hours you volunteered, it was a big help to the United Methodist Women.
Last month the school supplies went to Allen Bowden and we were able to give them a check for $507.00. We also have another $110.00 for them.
How wonderful is that????
Every year we collect socks, gloves and stocking hats for the John 3:16 Mission. There will be a basket in the Narthex starting Sunday, October 6th. We will collect through the month of October.
Our new slate of officers will be voted on and installed at the Unit meeting on October 10th. The Unit meeting will be held in the Parlor at 11:00, after the Esther Circle. We will have a speaker and a light lunch.
The Joy Circle meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm in the Parlor. The United Methodist Men meet in the Fellowship Hall at the same time as the Joy Circle.
The Esther Circle meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 9:30 am in the Parlor.
Circles are a great way to meet women in our church, don’t miss out on Women’s fellowship, Bible lessons and good food.
See you on October 4th at 6:00 for the Joy Circle and October 10th at 9:30 for the Esther Circle. Followed by our Unit meeting. Unit meeting includes members of both circles. It is a great time to visit.
Joy Circle October 3rd at 6:00 PM in the Parlor
Esther Circle October 10th at 9:30 AM in the Parlor
Unit Meeting October 10th at 11:00 AM in the Parlor
WORLD THANK OFFERING represents the many things we are thankful for daily, big and small. November is the month that UMW women give the offering we have been accumulating throughout the year. This offering goes to mission in response to the scripture “GIVE THANKS.” (Jerimiah 33:11)
Missions Sunday will be September 15th. At that time we will have information regarding upcoming opportunities for you to consider being involved in. Please be pondering and praying what you would like to be a part of. Two in particular are another local missions day sometime in November and another trip to UMCOR Sager Brown in Baldwin, Louisiana next year. THE Backpack program is back in full swing and welcomes any volunteers to help pack backpacks on Sunday mornings! Please contact Laurie McDonel for information. ALSO, our annual fall “Chili in the Park” gathering will be Thursday, October 10th! Be sure to mark your calendars for this delicious, sit-down supper at McGoy Park in honor of our former church member and dear friend, Dave Herbeck. AND, for anyone interested in becoming a VIM Mission Leader, the next training will be Saturday, September 14 in Tulsa. You may check the web site or call the church or Heather Graham to sign up. It would be great to have more leaders available to lead teams and trips! Blessings!!
It’s been a great start for a new school year for the Backpack Program! With everyone working together it’s going to be a fantastic one. I asked the principal this summer if we could do even more to help this year. She mentioned a need for athletic shoes and under clothing. Due to the generosity of our church family and God’s provision we were able to donate these items to Allen Bowden School. God is so good! I am truly thankful to everyone who is helping with the Backpack Program and to Cheryl Cox who has agreed to be a Co-leader. If you have new ideas of ways we can serve the kids, please let us know!
We want to thank you for all the School Supplies donations. Allen Bowden was so happy to receive them. In addition to the School Supplies we were able to give them a check for $507.00. That money often goes to buy copy paper. Our nominating committee has set our slate of Officers. They will be voted on at the next Unit meeting on October 10th. We hope to see everyone attend. UMW is a wonderful mission minded fellowship. We collect items for so many different needs around the city, state, country and Internationally.
We understand that UMW stands for United Methodist Women, HOWEVER, during the rummage sale we need the help of MEN. We need help setting up all the tools etc. We need help unloading the cars that bring us items to sell. We also need help on Friday and Saturday selling the tools and other stuff in that area. Please help us when you can. Monday – Thursday we will be there from 8:30 to 5:00 for drop off and set up. We are excited to have another Rummage Sale! The money that comes in from the Sale goes to help so many different organizations. This year, we donated $250.00 to the Cross n Flame Road Show in memory of David Herbeck.
The Joy Circle meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Parlor. The United Methodist Men meet in the Fellowship Hall at the same time as the Joy Circle. The Esther Circle meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 9:30 am in the Parlor. Circles are a great way to meet women in our church, you are missing out on Women’s fellowship, Bible lessons and good food. See you on September 5th at 6:30 for the Joy Circle and September 12th at 9:30 for the Esther Circle.
Upcoming events include:
Joy Circle Sept. 5th at 6PM in the Parlor
Esther Circle Sept. 12th at 9:30AM in the Parlor
Rummage Sale set-up and drop off Sept. 16th –19th 8:30AM – 5PM
Rummage Sale Sept. 20th – 21st
Unit Meeting Oct. 10th at 11AM in the Parlor