Summer is in full swing! We have many opportunities for service coming up and summer camps! We are excited to began our Thursday service opportunities around the state of Oklahoma. We will be partnering with places in the OKC and Tulsa area! If you would like to serve with us, please reach out.
June 20: Skyline Urban Ministries in OKC
July 11: Pencil Box in Tulsa
July 18: Restore Hope in Tulsa
July 25: TBA
August 1: Tristeesee Grief Center in Tulsa
While summer is in full swing, we ask that you pray for our students! Summer is a tough time for most students because they are out of routine and are often spending a lot of time alone.
Praying everyone has a great summer!
June 8th, 11:00 AM
Please join us for the annual UMW Luncheon. This year our speaker is our own Lucretia Pardinas speaking about Camp Erin. Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives.
As always we will be support the Blessing Box, so please bring something to support that endeavor.
We will hold a raffle like we did last year. You will get a free ticket for coming, a free ticket for bringing an item for the Blessing Box, a ticket for bringing someone! Tickets can also be purchased. All proceeds will go to Camp Erin.
Please rsvp with the church office at 918-224-3006. (We will need to know how much food to make) We are taking RSVPs up until THIS Friday (6/7/19).
Circle are on summer break until September. Joy Circle will resume Thursday Sept. 5th at 6:00 PM in the Parlor. The United Methodist Men meet down stairs at the same time. Esther Circle will resume on Thursday Sept. 12th at 9:30 AM in the Parlor. Please join us.
On Father’s day, June 16, we will recognize the work of our United Methodist Men. Our guest speaker for this day will be Rev. Antonio Porter. Antonio has been with us before and always brings an inspiring message.
The missions trip to UMCOR Sager Brown was a great success! We are considering a return trip in December if anyone is interested, please let us know! Also, with the turn of events here in Oklahoma, please keep an eye out for any disaster relief after all the flooding and tornadoes. We will be looking for ways to help our congregation, city, state, and country! Please let us know where we can help!
The Wednesday evening Women’s group, the Wednesday evening Pastor’s Study group, and the Saturday morning Men’s study group will all be taking a break during the summer months. We anticipate each of these resuming when our Fall program begins, falling Labor Day. Sunday School classes will continue to meet throughout the summer each Sunday at 9:30.
Cross & Flame Café
Though our Wednesday evening class and activities will not resume until September, our Wednesday evening meals will continue through July. You are welcome to join us from 5:30—6:15 each Wednesday evening.
Cross & Flame Road Show
The Eleventh season of the Cross and Flame Road Show will begin Thursday evening, June 13. Teams are needed for Preliminary Preparations (in the church kitchen) beginning at 3:30; Park Set Up at 5:30; and Park Clean Up (back to the church kitchen) upon conclusion. During our time at the park we need helpers who will: cook, serve food, visit with park guests, pray for those with special need.
If you can help us with any of these tasks please contact:
Gerry Holmes: 918.630.0276.
Tulsa Drillers Faith and Family Night!
The Tulsa Drillers are hosting a Faith and Family night on May 17, 2019. There will be fireworks and a concert afterwards. We will take two buses. One for those that would like to go to the concert and those that would like to see the game and come home.
Ticket prices will be $13.00. That will include the cost of parking and gas for the vehicles.
The UMW is sponsoring this event. We have reserved 30 seats. We can get more if we need them. I have been told this is the same night as Sapulpa has their graduation.
There will be a sign-up sheet in the office during the week, in the Narthex on Sunday morning and downstairs. Please join us for a fun evening.
Any questions? Kay Arbenz 918-557-5988.
We will be sending a team of seven church members to UMCOR Sager Brown April 27th-May 4th, 2019. We ask that you pray for us to be the hands and feet of Christ as we seek to “share the love of Christ in ways that make a Christian difference”. Once again we will be taking 10 Cleaning Buckets that may be shipped anywhere across the nation to assist in disaster relief efforts. If anyone would like to contribute financially &/or sponsor a bucket, the cost of each bucket is $38.03. Donations may be given to the church marked “Missions-Cleaning Buckets”. And as always, the Blessing Box is grateful for your contributions, support and prayers! If anyone is interested in learning more about Mission Team Leadership, there will be a Leader Training Saturday, April 13th, from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm at the Claremore United Methodist Church. You may sign up online by visiting the OKVIM website, or you may call Heather Graham (918 637-2679) for more information and to sign up. You must register at least one week in advance to attend.
It’s time to start thinking about your gifts and talents because we’re going to have a VARIETY SHOW and DINNER on Saturday, May 4, 20119! It will be in the Family Life Center beginning at 5:30pm. We are reaching out to our talented congregation and, also to the community. This is going to be great fun! It is a fundraiser to support the kids at Allen Bowden for the 2019-20 school year for the food that goes into the backpacks. If you are interested in participating or know of someone or a group that might be interested please contact Laurie McDonel at (918)521-9505. Look for more information in the coming months!
Please join us for the Variety Show and Silent Auction, dinner provided by Boss Hawg BBQ, Chick-fil-A for the kids, delicious dessert by Carol Rey, and lots of fun!!! This special night is on Saturday, May 4th at 5:30 PM in the Family Life Center. Tickets will be on sale in the church office, on Sunday mornings in the Narthex or Kristi at 405-314-5175. Please sign up to participate in the Variety Show and to donate an item for the Silent Auction. Thank you in advance for helping to make this a success to honor our Lord and to help children at Allen Bowden Schools who are food insecure. For further questions contact Laurie McDonel at 918-521-9505.
Ticket Prices: Adult $15 & Children under 10 $5
Winter Greetings! With the colder weather and government shutdown, the Blessing Box is seeing a lot of activity. If you have any canned goods or other non perishable food items to donate, they would be greatly appreciated!!! Our next mission trip is scheduled for April 28th - May 3rd to UMCOR Sager Brown in Baldwin Louisiana. If you are interested in going, there is still time to sign up!! Please contact Heather Graham (918 637-2679) for details!