Summer Youth and Children Fun at Tahlequah FUMC

Summer Youth and Children Fun at Tahlequah FUMC

Church Camp options at Camp Egan.

  • June 16-17 Sunshine Camp for entering 1st-2nd grades
  • June 25-27th Growing In Grace for entering 3-5th grades
  • June 25-29th 6th Grade Camp for entering 6th grade
  • June 18-22nd Green Country District Camp for entering 7th-Graduates

To register go to https://okcamps.campbrainregistration.com Cost for these camps vary. For Scholarship help check with Pastor Shana Dry.

There are many opportunities for Summer camps you can find those at https://okcamps.org/


Little Sprouts Camps

For ages 12 months-3rd Grade

Cost $100

Monday-Thursday’s

  • June 4-7 Art Camp
  • June 18-21 Science Camp
  • July 16-19th Water Camp

To register for Camp contact Toni Felts through the Church office at (918)456-6141



Youth Summer Mission Trip to St. Louis Mo.

July 22nd-28th

Cost $100

We will be serving at Kingdom House and taking in all what St. Louis has to offer.

Questions contact Jayme at youth@tahlequahumc.org

UMW Service Project Monday Night April 9 at 6 p.m.

UMW Service Project Monday Night April 9 at 6 p.m.

From our UMW.

Yea, I bought a new pair of scissors today for our work night Monday evening(April 9) at 6 p.m. in the upstairs quilting room. I have a sad history of scissors getting used to cut paper and such. When the kids were at home, I asked for some good scissors for Christmas so I could have some just for sewing. When I opened the package, they had bought left handed scissors which were not too useful for a right handed person. Now I finally have a good pair!

Our project for tomorrow night is to start cutting material from patterns that Peggy Williams has made for our daysforgirls project. We will be making 50 kits with sanitary pads that are reusable for girls who are missing school because of their menstrual periods. We will be cutting material tomorrow night. Peggy has made an example of what we will be making, so it will begin making sense to all of us. Please bring your scissors to the quilting room to help.

We will also be needing girls underwear and zip lock baggies. You can check this attachment from Peggy to see what all we will need.

Here is the attachment.

DAYS FOR GIRLS PROJECT

Goal:  50 complete kits

Fabric Guidelines:  Bright colorful, pretty, washable fabric.  Do not use anything with animals, reptiles, war, camouflage, glam, bugs, knives or anything culturally-specific.  Florals and geometrics are best.

Kit includes 3 sewn items:

1. Shield

2. Liner

3. Bag that contains items

Item

Fabric Requirements

Shield – 2 per kit (100)

100% Cotton

Snaps size 16

Liner – 8 per kit (400)

100% cotton flannel – need to pre-wash-Bright and colorful as possible to minimize stains showing

Bag (50)

100% Cotton

½  inch or 5/8 inch twill tape.  Do not use tiny cording or sting.  Needs to be washable and durable

Other items included in kit are:

1. 1 travel-size soap

2. 1 washcloth

3. 2 pairs of panties (Girl’s size 10-14)

4. 2 one-gallon size Ziploc freezer bags (non-zipper/slider)

Teacher Walkout Plan: Wesley Camp

Wesley Camp

Starting Tuesday April 3rd if School is called off.


“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can for as long as you can.” ~John Wesley”

At Tahlequah First United Methodist Church we are taking this quote seriously. While working in conjunction with other churches and community ministries, we are giving the students k thru 5th grade of our community a safe and structured place to be during the teacher walk outs.

We will open our doors from 8am to 5pm beginning Tuesday April 3. Breakfast and lunch will be served. During the day students will be participating in a rotational program of bible story time, arts and crafts, movie time, recreation, and a community service project (it is never too soon to teach our children and youth the beauty of making our little corner of the world better).

CHILDREN MUST BE REGISTERED! If you would like your child to participate please fill out the registration form below.

We have to cap it at 50 students due to size of space and workers available.

Cost is Free.

Students k thru 5th grade

Lent 2018 The Path To The Cross

Lent 2018 The Path To The Cross

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. It marks the beginning of a period of reflection and penance. In the Bible, sprinkling oneself with ashes was traditionally a sign of one’s sorrow for having committed sins. In the Christian tradition, Ash Wednesday also marked the beginning of preparation for the understanding of the death and resurrection of Christ. The particular symbolism of ashes for this day comes from a practice in the Roman Catholic churches in which the ashes from the palms used in the preceding year’s Palm Sunday celebration are blessed. With these ashes, the priest on the first day of Lent marks a cross on the forehead of each worshiper. This practice has become a part of Ash Wednesday services in many United Methodist Churches. So start your Lenten journey off right by joining us Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for our Ash Wednesday Service.

Lenten Growth Groups

Starts the Week of Feb. 18th
Study: A Disciple’s Path Deepening Your Relationship with Christ and the Church by James A. Harnish

Book Cost: Daily Workbook $9.00 Campion Reader $7.00
Books can be purchased through the office.

Growth Groups 
George Warren and Ashley Franks
Sunday School Class

Sunday Nights 5:00 p.m.
Led by Cody Robinson

Wednesday Nights 6:00 p.m.
Led by Pastor Matt Franks

If you want to lead your own group or you plan on attending one please speak to Pastor Matt

 

Meet our New Youth Director Jayme Hayes

Meet our New Youth Director Jayme Hayes

Hi, my name is Jayme Hayes. I graduated from Fort Gibson High School in 2016. I am 21 years old. I attend Northeastern State University where I am currently double majoring in Special Education and Elementary education. My home church was Muskogee First United Methodist. I love all things that have to do with pugs, coffee, and Harry Potter. I am very excited for this new opportunity and cannot wait to make new memories with this awesome group!

See you Wednesday Night Feb. 7th at 5:30 p.m.

You can connect with me at youth@tahlequahumc.org

Pastor Shana’s February Reflection

Putting Love Into Action

from Pastor Shana’s Newsletter Article

30 Jesus replied, “A man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho. He encountered thieves, who stripped him naked, beat him up, and left him near death. 31  Now it just so happened that a priest was also going down the same road. When he saw the injured man, he crossed over to the other side of the road and went on his way. 32  Likewise, a Levite came by that spot, saw the injured man, and crossed over to the other side of the road and went on his way. 33  A Samaritan, who was on a journey, came to where the man was. But when he saw him, he was moved with compassion. 34  The Samaritan went to him and bandaged his wounds, tending them with oil and wine. Then he placed the wounded man on his own donkey, took him to an inn, and took care of him. 35  The next day, he took two full days’ worth of wages and gave them to the innkeeper. He said, ‘Take care of him, and when I return, I will pay you back for any additional costs.’ 36  What do you think? Which one of these three was a neighbor to the man who encountered thieves?”37 Then the legal expert said, “The one who demonstrated mercy toward him.”Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” ~Luke 10:30-37 Common English Bible

On June 17th 2015 a young man entered the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston South Carolina, sat down and attended the prayer service. After about an hour of meeting with these people 21 year old Dylan Roof pulled out a .45 caliber Pistol and shot 9 church members multiple times. The next day Roof was apprehended and arrested in Shelby North Carolina. Relatives of those who were killed told suspect Dylan Roof during an initial court appearance that they forgave him. These people forgave someone who took the lives of their mothers, fathers, siblings and children. This may seem like an impossible task, but it is possible with God! The natural response would be to seek revenge. But the members of that church illustrate how to show the love of Jesus in the most difficult of times. Those people do not just attend church, they show us how to BE THE CHURCH!

Being the church is not just following Jesus in “doctrine” or “belief”…It is following Him out into the streets, among the people, mingling with them and loving them where they are.

We can preach Jesus with our words but we will reach people with our actions! Yes, we are to tell people that Jesus loves them. But we will have a greater impact when we SHOW them the love of Christ!

Obviously this “Samaritan” who showed compassion to this man was the one who acted as a neighbor.  It is not hard to love our family, our faith family and our friends. But nowhere do you find that Jesus commands us to only love those who deserve it. He says that we are to “love our neighbors as ourselves”. In His closing words to this “teacher of the Law” He says “Go and do likewise”. That is our assignment today. It is not enough for us to say we love others. We must show that love each and every day.

Love is not an option… it is a command. My prayer for you as we go into this Lenten season is to take this command to heart and put our Love Into Action.

Peace & Love Always,

Pastor Shana Dry

Shana.dry@tahlequahumc.org

Pastor Matt’s February Reflection

Pastor Matt’s February Reflection

(Here is my Reflection from this months newsletter.)

Lent is coming! Ash Wednesday is Feb. 14th The season of Lent is used by Christians as a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is also utilized as a time of self-examination and reflection.

How do you hold yourself accountable in your relationship with God?  Have you ever seen John Wesley’s Accountability questions that Wesley would use with his Holy Clubs? John would use these questions with his Holy Club over 200 years ago. I find them very helpful in centering my relationship with God. (www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/everyday-disciples-john-wesleys-22-questions)

  1. Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite?
  2. Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate?
  3. Do I confidentially pass on to another what was told to me in confidence?
  4. Can I be trusted?
  5. Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits?
  6. Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying?
  7. Did the Bible live in me today?
  8. Do I give it time to speak to me everyday?
  9. Am I enjoying prayer?
  10. When did I last speak to someone else about my faith?
  11. Do I pray about the money I spend?
  12. Do I get to bed on time and get up on time?
  13. Do I disobey God in anything?
  14. Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy?
  15. Am I defeated in any part of my life?
  16. Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy, or distrustful?
  17. How do I spend my spare time?
  18. Am I proud?
  19. Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the publican?
  20. Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it?
  21. Do I grumble or complain constantly?
  22. Is Christ real to me?

I want to invite you this Lent to consider these accountability questions and see where they lead you.

Lent is coming, Easter is coming. But it will all be ok, just breathe and open yourself up to the nudges and whispers that God is presenting you.

 

Peace be with you,

Pastor Matt Franks

matt.franks@tahlequahumc.org

2018 Things to Come…

We have a few things planned for 2018.

The Marriage Course

Our Marriage Course will run on Sunday’s starting with our preview night on January 7th 2018 at 4:00 p.m. All couples are welcome, whether they’ve been together for one year or sixty-one years, whether they are married or living together, and whether they consider themselves to have a strong relationship or are struggling. Although the course is based on Christian principles, its practical tools are applicable to all couples whether they are church goers or not.  Sign up for The Marriage Course Register Here

Spring Break Mission Trip 

Trip Dates: March 17th-23rd

For Ages: 7th grade and 99th grade

This is an intergenerational mission trip to the Hurricane Harvey area.

Registration fee is $100.00

Register Here