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Vol. 20 Issue 7

Kelli’s Kiln The summer is definitely here. The heat is undeniable. Travel plans are swirling. Trips to the local pool define many schedules, especially those with children. Bethany Community School is finishing up the June summer program and soon it will be very quiet around here.

July 1, 2012

The teachers greet each child with love and support. The kids are shown the “Bethany way” of treating all people with respect and using our words to express ourselves. You can find in the classrooms plenty of child appropriate teaching tools making a wonderful environment. What sets us apart is the extras you’ll find that will spark your interests just as much as the children. From worm or ant habitats to childcreated museums of major works of art, there is something special around every corner.

If there is one thing that Bethany Christian Church is known for in the community, it is the Community School. Sure, we have wonderful worship on Sundays; could teach classes about hospitality; and, are known throughout the denomination for our generosity. However, when looking just outside our doors, the biggest impact we make is with the Community School. Every September, the halls fill with small children and their parents. You can tell which kids have been here before and which ones are new. Sometimes, it’s that they are so small, 10 months is the starting age for the school. Most of the time, it’s that they have that look on their face of uncertainty. It doesn’t take very long for that look to change, from uncertainty to excitement.

I ask each one of you to keep our preschool in your prayers this summer as the teachers and children take a break from the very good work of learning and play. When the chance arises, and it will, share the news about our wonderful Bethany Community School. The website is teeming with information for parents or even you to find out more. www.bethanycommunityschool.com

Kelli


Disciples Women, Past, Present, Future Keynote: Reverend Leslie Dotson Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6, 2012 Make plans now to attend the Northeast Area Disciples Women Retreat on October 5 and 6 at Camp Christian. The theme “Disciples Women, Past, Present, and Future” will be led by the wonderful Reverend Leslie Dotson. The service project for the retreat will be Pack-A-Sacks for homeless pantries in Northeast Oklahoma. The sacks, modeled after the ones that First Christian Church in Tulsa distributes each day, will be assembled at the retreat. Each gallon storage bag will be filled with several of the following items in self-opening, individual servings:       

Fruit cups/Applesauce/Pudding cups Peanut butter/Cheese crackers Beanie Weenies/Vienna Sausage Chips/Pretzels Small water/Juice Breakfast/Granola bars Plastic spoons and forks/napkin

Bethany Disciples Women will be collecting all these items in September; but please start saving any pre-packaged, take-out silverware that you don’t use now. They are perfect for these mini-meal bags. There will be a collection box in the fellowship hall containing a sample “Pack-A-Sack”. Your help is appreciated. The first Disciples

Women's meeting for the year will be

August 14 at 6:00 p.m. at Bethany Church. It will be a

supper.

Each person

salad

bring your favorite

salad! Breakfast Club If you have not signed up please let Nancy know if you are coming so that we can insure we will have a seat for you. You may respond to this e-mail or by phone, 918-492-2519. Location and time follows: When: Saturday July 21, 2012, @ 9:00 A.M. Where: The Village Inn, 71st and Memorial We hope to see you there! Philip & Nancy Gray philipgray@earthlink.net


On Sunday, July 8, Centenarians in the Northeast Area of Oklahoma will be honored at an annual Benefit Concert, sponsored by the Northeast Active Timers (NEATs), who provide programs and services for the “chronologically gifted” (55+) With a focus on centenarians. The theme of the 2:30 p.m. event will be “Celebrating Freedom, Hope, and Centenarians. . And Woody Guthrie‘s 100th Birthday”. The concert will be held in Peake Hall at Harvard Avenue Christian Church, 5502 S. Harvard. Featured musicians will be Guy & Phyllis Logsdon, noted musicians in the Tulsa area and members of Boston Avenue Methodist Church, who will provide music and history related to the life of Woody Guthrie. Guy, a native Oklahoman, is an internationally authority on western and cowboy music and poetry as well as the life, times and music of Woody Guthrie. Phyllis, an accomplished musician and entertainer, is a native of Okemah, the hometown of Woody Guthrie. Following the concert, centenarians will be honored at a reception, hosted by NEATs and Freedom Hospice. Richard Ziglar, executive director of NEATs, will give special recognition and a gift to each centenarian at the concert. The public is cordially invited to the benefit concert and reception. All donations received at the concert will go for the support of NEATs programs and services. For more information or to report the name of a centenarian, call NEATs 918-743-1303.

Directory Additions:

You will find some address stickers in the back of the Sanctuary

Sunday for three people. Maurice Parker, Janelle Gillispie, and Janet Edge stickers may be placed in the “notes” section of your directory. You can also write the changes in from the information below. Please let the church office know of any corrections to your information any time of the year! Thank you, Marci

churchoffice@bcctulsa.org

918-492-1353

Please correct email address on pg. 9. Email for Kathy Herwig should be:

kaherwig@wrdhlaw.com

Please Delete on page 11: (for Tommie and Aubra Kinyon) cell: Tommie: 918-510-6984 and Email: Josh: shadow18@sbcglobal.net


What Do You Know About Noah? Everyone who has been to Sunday School has heard about Noah. He built the ark. Even Bill Cosby knows that. But have you read the story? Do you know what it means for us today? The story of Noah is the focus of our Bible Study class this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. If you would like to join us, please read Genesis 8:20-9:17.

Tips for a GREAT PICNIC... IN THE SHADE! Picnic Essentials Whether you're planning a picnic to celebrate an occasion or simply enjoy a pleasant summer afternoon, it's easy to make each picnic unique. The food, candles, flowers, games, music, and other diversions you bring add a special touch. But no matter the occasion, most every picnic requires some basic essentials. Consider the following: For Transporting and Storage

For Safety and Comfort

Cooler fully stocked with ice or ice packs

Picnic blanket or tablecloth

Picnic basket

Low-standing picnic table

Cushions or pillows

Folding chairs

Antibacterial gel

Insect repellent

Anti-allergy medication

Sunscreen

Umbrella

For Serving 

Utensils/plates/cups

Napkins/paper towels

Condiments

Bottle opener/corkscrew

Plenty of water/beverages

For Cleanup 

Towelettes

paper towels

Trash bags


Who:

Northeast Area DOC Churches

When:

August 19, 2012

Where:

SKIATOOK CHRISTIAN 1102 W. Oak St. Skiatook, OK

Time:

4:00 p.m.

What:

Annual Music Fest

Why:

Uniting Churches in The Northeast Area For Fellowship and Spiritual Enhancement

“Everything that hath breath, lets praise the Lord.� There will be cookies and refreshments following the event. We welcome praise dance groups, quartets, ensembles, soloists, instrumentalist, monologues, stomp teams, skits, etc. To be a part of this exciting program contact: Shane 918-520-7455 email: Shane.Hickey@okreverend01@cox.net or Zenobia Mayo 918-694-1996 email: zeemayo@cox.net.


Elders Serving (Bread, Wine)

July 1 Toni W. Imbler & Tommie Kinyon July 8 Alice Jane Lanier & Kelly Kirby July 15 Steve Fate & Toni Wine Imbler

July 1

Tom Madaj

July 2

David Riggs

July 10

Rachel Kirby

July 13

Tommie Kinyon

July 17

Georgann Peck

July 21

Peggy Cameron

Deacons Serving

July 25

Rebecca Riggs

(Door, Door, Acolyte, Prayer)

July 26

Toni Wine Imbler

July 28

Eileen Lake

July 30

Jay Jones

July 31

Maria Taveau

July 22 Ruth Ann Fate & Steve Bowers July 29 Marilyn Bowers & Geoff Brewster

July 1

Judy Krase, Jesse Fate, Steven Fate, Loren Krase

July 8

Steven Fate, Maria Taveau, Megan Castles, Mike Cross

July 15 Loren Krase, Kathy Herwig, Nick Crews, Judy Krase July 22

Mike Cross, Steven Fate, Jesse Fate, Maria Taveau

July 29 Nick Crews, Megan Castles, Judy Krase, Kathy Herwig

Please report any corrections needed to: churchoffice@bcctulsa.org


Bethany Church Calendar July 1

Sunday School, join us at 9:15 a.m. Worship begins at 10:45 a.m.

July 4

Independence Day; Office is Closed

July 8

Sunday School, join us at 9:15 a.m. Worship begins at 10:45 a.m.

July 15

Sunday School, join us at 9:15 a.m. Worship begins at 10:45 a.m.

July 21

Breakfast Club 9:00 AM at the Village Inn, located at 71st and Memorial

July 22

Sunday School, join us at 9:15 a.m. Worship begins at 10:45 a.m.

July 29

Sunday School, join us at 9:15 a.m. Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. Fifth Sunday Luncheon—TBA

August 4

All Church Retreat, 9a.m. to noon at Bethany Christian Church

Sept. 22

Save the Date: NEACCO Assembly 2012, more TBA

Serenity Group meets Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m.


July 2012 Newsletter