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Office: M-F 9 a.m.—2 p.m. 918-492-1353 September 21, 2012

The Faces of Hunger

by Don Lanier

The faces of hunger are always hard to look at. This woman was looking after her grandchildren one day in Vietnam as I walked by with my camera. Alice Jane and I were visiting our son and his wife in that land filled with heartbreaking poverty.

Luncheon Served On October 7th, there will be a luncheon served directly after worship. The luncheon is for everyone but especially to energize the members and friends who will be walking in Tulsa for the CROP Walk for Hunger. Please join everyone in the Fellowship Hall after worship for a time to relax and refuel before the CROP Walk! Bethany’s goal is to raise $1,000. The last day to donate is October 7th.

Disciple Women Service

Once again, members of Bethany will join other caring people in Tulsa on the CROP Walk for Disciples Women (and anyHunger, October 7. They will be walking to raise money and awareness to alleviate hunger through one else who would like to help) have the rest of September to bring a powerful Church World Service program. any of the following items for “Pack-A-Sacks”. (Fruit But don't think hunger is only or primarily cups/apple sauce, peanut butter or cheese crackfound overseas. It's right here, probably just a few ers, Beanie Weenies, Vienna Sausages, chips, pretblocks from where you live. There are hungry chilzels, juices, breakfast bars, pudding cups, plastic dren going to a school near you. Yes, there are prospoons and forks (those packaged for take-out are grams to help hungry families, but those programs great), bottles of water.) Allison Fate will take the always struggle to meet the growing need. They items to the NEACCO Disciples Women Retreat at need our help, now. Camp Christian October 5-6, where they'll be asWe ask you to signup, Sunday, in Fellowship sembled into Pack-A-Sacks. The Pack-A-Sack proHall to be one of the walkers or to financially sup- gram is modeled after the one at First Christian port the Bethany walkers. Or if you like, donate now Church Tulsa, which will receive some of the packs. on line. Press control + click on this hyper link: Packs will also go to any church in the area that h t t p : / / w w w . c h u r c h w o r l d s e r v i c e . o r g / g o t o / needs, distributes, or could distribute them. bethanyCROP. It's that easy to help comfort the hunger pangs in Tulsa and other parts of the world. Bethany's goal is $1,000. You can help us NOW; just click on the link.

During the October 13 meeting, Disciples Women will be receiving an offering from members to be used for the purchase of Church World Service blankets. The blankets, which cost $5.00 each, help to provide warmth and shelter around the world when disaster strikes.


FREEDOM HOSPICE'S HEALING HEARTS GROUP *Learn the necessary tools to work through the grieving process. What do I do now? What is normal during this time? Where do I go from here? Why do I feel this way?

Facilitated by Tanya Wilson, LMSW Cofacilitated by Samay Savongsa, MSW

*Share a complimentary meal with others who are experiencing similar feelings and circumstances. When:

Tuesday evenings for 4 weeks October 2- October 23 Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Where:

Freedom Hospice, 6666 S. Sheridan Rd. Suite 102 (behind Chase Bank)

*Reading materials will be provided. You will find a safe environment to discuss feelings, experiences, and any questions you may be having. *Please call with any questions or to reserve your place in the group at: 918 493-4930.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PTS PHONATHON!!! Next week and the week after PTS, will be busy calling friends and alums to ask for pledges to the Annual Fund, and we NEED YOUR HELP! Lunch will be provided for day callers; supper will be provided for evening workers. The atmosphere will be exciting and FUN, with many people who anticipate our call every year and respond with prayer requests, messages to faculty, former classmates, and gift pledges! Calls will be made Tuesday evening, Sept. 18th, Wednesday afternoon Sept. 19th, Thursday day and evening Sept. 20th, Monday evening Sept. 24th, Tuesday day and evening Sept. 25th, and Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 26th. If you can help any of these times, please call Judy Krase, 918-270-6468.


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, October 20, 2012, 9:00 AM Where: at Western Country Diner, 1905 S. Sheridan We hope to see you there! Philip & Nancy Gray philipgray@earthlink.net

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-ASacks 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. Please see the NEAT’s Newsletter that is posted on the Bulletin Board by the library. Be sure to sign up in advance at 918-743-1303 for most attractions!

Sept 2

Mike Moore

Sept 7

Christy Moore

Sept 10

Tiffanie Riggs

Sept 14

Philip Gray

Sept 14

Charles Boyles

Sept 18

Geoffrey Brewster

Sept 22

Kathy Noonjin

Sept 23

Allison Fate

Sept 28

Marilyn Bowers

Sept 29

Marie Detwiler

Please delete the old email address for Dena Fate. Here is the new one:

Sept 29

Greg Woods

denafate1908@gmail.com

Sept 30

Kelli Driscoll

Directory Changes Please delete the old email address for Jennae Mullins. Here is the new one: jennaemullins82@gmail.com


Bethany Church Calendar Sept. 23

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

Sept. 25/26

Kaleidoscope Meeting 9a.m. BCC Secretary: out-of-office

Sept. 26

Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.

Sept. 28-29 PTS Faith Life Connections at Yale Avenue Christian Church Sept. 30

Sunday School, join us at 9:15 a.m. Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. Fifth Sunday Singles Luncheon at Oliveto’s. RSVP to Jane Waters.

Oct. 2 – 4 Rev. Kelli gone to Pastors Conference In St. Louis Oct. 4

A farmer’s market place in Colorado.

TMM 75th Anniversary-Jazz Hall of Fame

Oct. 7

Sunday School, join us at 9:15 a.m. Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. Luncheon directly after worship CROP WALK– look for more info! Cabinet Meeting 6:15 p.m.

Oct. 14

These two photos are from the Laniers recent trip to Estes Park, Colorado. Send in your vacation photos and maybe they will show up in a Bethany Brief or two:) churchoffice@bcctulsa.org

Reconciliation Offering

Elders Serving (Bread, Wine) Sept 23

Kelly Kirby, Toni Wine Imbler

Sept 30

Steve Fate, Ruth Ann Fate

Deacons Serving (Door/Acolyte, Door/Prayer)

This alpha male was taking a nap.

Sept 23

Jesse Fate, Maria Taveau

Sept 30

Loren Krase, Judy Krase

September 21, 2012 Brief  

September 21, 2012 Brief