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

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

November 24th  Devotional Title: Kenneth Mason’s Witness

Written By: George Warren

Let me tell you what I learned from Kenneth Mason.  When we served the church in Goodwell out in the Oklahoma Panhandle, we grew to love some amazing people.  One of those families was the Mason family—Kenneth and Margaret and their three sons, Jeff, Todd and Lee. Margaret was an accountant, working for one of the companies in the area. Kenneth was a farmer, growing mostly wheat and milo, and grazing cattle on the wheat over the winter.  Kenneth had lost one of his thumbs in an accident working on a combine many years before, and he used to startle the children by “pulling his thumb off” and showing the nub!  They were hard working folks, good folks.  But I don’t know how they paid the grocery bill for those growing boys!

I asked Kenneth to share his witness on why he gave to the church, and this is what he said.  “We make an estimate of giving each year because we know our church does great things in our community and around the world, and we want them to be able to plan on what they can spend.  You know that we farm.  Now farming for wheat is always a gamble.  I never feel the urge to go to Las Vegas to gamble for fun.  We do that every day, and all you farmers understand.  Some years the harvest is strong, but the prices will be low; some years the harvest is low, but the prices are up.  Some years we lose money on the wheat but make it on milo and cattle; some years it’s just the opposite.  Since we never know from year to year, we just make our estimate of giving based on our average income—Margaret’s salary plus the farm income.  When we have a good year, we pay off loans and buy new equipment.  When we have a bad year, we take out a loan to live on and keep farming.  With that loan we pay the mortgage on our house, and our living expenses.  Just because the harvest was weak, we’re not going to stop eating or driving to the boys’ basketball away games or buying clothes for them.  And with that loan we also pay our tithe.  That’s right.  We borrow money to pay our tithe.  Margaret and I figure that God has blessed us immensely with each other, the boys, the farm and so much more.  If I’m committed to pay obligations to the bank who doesn’t love me, (And don’t get me wrong, they’re good people; they just don’t love me.) then (At this point he pointed that nub of a thumb to his chest.) shouldn’t I be more committed to God who does love me?

I don’t remember what I said that Sunday, but I will never forget what Kenneth Mason said, “If I’m committed to pay my obligations to the bank who doesn’t love me, shouldn’t I be more committed to God who does love me?”

November 18th Scripture Reading: Matthew 25:14-30

 

14 “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who was leaving on a trip. He called his servants and handed his possessions over to them. 15 To one he gave five valuable coins, and to another he gave two, and to another he gave one. He gave to each servant according to that servant’s ability. Then he left on his journey.

16 “After the man left, the servant who had five valuable coins took them and went to work doing business with them. He gained five more. 17 In the same way, the one who had two valuable coins gained two more. 18 But the servant who had received the one valuable coin dug a hole in the ground and buried his master’s money.

19 “Now after a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20 The one who had received five valuable coins came forward with five additional coins. He said, ‘Master, you gave me five valuable coins. Look, I’ve gained five more.’

21 “His master replied, ‘Excellent! You are a good and faithful servant! You’ve been faithful over a little. I’ll put you in charge of much. Come, celebrate with me.’

22 “The second servant also came forward and said, ‘Master, you gave me two valuable coins. Look, I’ve gained two more.’

23 “His master replied, ‘Well done! You are a good and faithful servant. You’ve been faithful over a little. I’ll put you in charge of much. Come, celebrate with me.’

24 “Now the one who had received one valuable coin came and said, ‘Master, I knew that you are a hard man. You harvest grain where you haven’t sown. You gather crops where you haven’t spread seed. 25 So I was afraid. And I hid my valuable coin in the ground. Here, you have what’s yours.’

26 “His master replied, ‘You evil and lazy servant! You knew that I harvest grain where I haven’t sown and that I gather crops where I haven’t spread seed? 27 In that case, you should have turned my money over to the bankers so that when I returned, you could give me what belonged to me with interest. 28 Therefore, take from him the valuable coin and give it to the one who has ten coins. 29 Those who have much will receive more, and they will have more than they need. But as for those who don’t have much, even the little bit they have will be taken away from them. 30 Now take the worthless servant and throw him outside into the darkness.’ “People there will be weeping and grinding their teeth.

Matthew 25:14-30 Common English Bible

November 10th Devotional Title: What Thanksliving Means    

Written By: Melanie Moden

 

Thanksliving means

Give thanks to the Lord,

For He is good,

His love endures forever.

1 Chronicles 16:34

His love shines through and His goodness is what my momma held onto when my sister died. The year I was born, my mom lost a child to leukemia, divorced, and then had me. As she was going through these trials, God sent many angels to help. Gods goodness!

Prayer 

Dear Lord, Heavenly Father, your goodness and love help us to Make it through those trials and tribulations. During all of our difficult times, and blessed times, too.    Amen

Thanksliving An Introduction

A thanksliving life is a life where we live out of the gifts God has given us to help build God’s kingdom here and now. When we give and live out a life of thanks to God we will be transformed into the person whom God has created into being.

Our Stewardship focus this year is living a life out, the abundance that God has given us. Thanksliving is the term that comes to mind when I think about this. We give because God first gave to us.

How To Use This Devotional

Read, Reflect and Respond. These are three words that I use when I am doing a devotional book or a prayer practice.  First read the devotional, then take a deep breath and jot down your reflection: what spoke to you, where did God speak to you in the devotional and last what is God calling you to do? And then I pray a simple prayer… “Lord help me respond to your calling. Amen.

This book as a devotional a day. Sunday is Sabbath day so come and join us in worship and you don’t have the work of a devotion. My prayer is that you use this as a tool to help you grow closer to God. May God be with you as you use this devotional.

You can follow each day on this site we will post everyday or you can download it here.

Here is this weeks Sermon Video.

Listening Post Questions

Listening Post 2017

As we prepare for our Listening Post meetings please fill out this form to help the leadership of the Church to consider who we are and what we do as a church as we strive to have open hearts, open minds and open doors,  as we gather to worship the loving Christ, to grow on our journeys of faith and to serve the world. If you are having trouble viewing this form click here.