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:
3. Bag that contains items
Shield – 2 per kit (100)
Snaps size 16
Liner – 8 per kit (400)
100% cotton flannel – need to pre-wash-Bright and colorful as possible to minimize stains showing
½ inch or 5/8 inch twill tape. Do not use tiny cording or sting. Needs to be washable and durable
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.