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M I D J u ly 2010

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300 West Erwin Street

Permit No. 568 Tyler, TX

Tyler, Texas 75702 Address Service Requested

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! N U F R E M M U S Rangers See the Texas Rangers take on the Boston Red Sox on Friday, Aug. 13, at the Ballpark in Arlington. Cost is $30 for a ticket in the all-you-can-eat porch. Transportation will be provided by the church. We will leave from Marvin at 4 p.m. and will return following the game. Securing tickets for the game is on a first-come first-serve basis, and there are 30 reserved. Tickets will only be reserved after payment is made. To purchase your tickets please come by the Recreation office. If you have any questions please contact Amy Elliott.

Splash Week Welcome our new members Ben Lauderdale

Music Splash Week is a fun week of ringing, singing, music making, recreation, treats and splash day. Come sail with us on the USS Marvin July 26-30. Music camp is for children 4 years (by Sept. 1, 2010) through fifth grade. It meets from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Lunch is provided. The optional afternoon sessions are for children in third through fifth grades. We’ll have a fun activity every day (Caldwell Zoo, drama, Discovery Science Place and Time Square Cinema) from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per activity.

More than 540 mission hearts spent a week working in the heat doing good deeds during Mission Week. See the photo gallery and the closing video on our web site for more pictures.

Friday is splash day. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. we will meet at Tyler Tennis and Swim, 320 Shiloh Road, for fun in the water. Children must have their own adult supervision and may be required to take a swim test. Cost is $5 per guest. Get registration forms in the Welcome Center.

Explore East Texas day camp The Explore East Texas day camp for children going into third, fourth and fifth grades will be Aug. 2–5. It will be four fun-filled days exploring all East Texas has to offer. We will explore Caldwell Zoo, East Texas Gators and Wildlife Park, Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge and the Texas Freshwater Fishery. We will have lunch at each location and explore what Jesus has to offer us. Registration ends July 16 and the cost is $50 per child. To register go to the recreation office. Space is limited so sign up early.




The first meeting of the One Size Fits All Sunday School class will be Aug. 1. Marvin clergy will initially lead the class, which is for adults of all ages. The class will meet at 9:45 a.m. in the Connection Room.

We’re collecting new box fans for PATH all summer. They will be given to families without air conditioning. Bring donations to the Welcome Center or to PATH (402 W. Front).

BIBLE IN 90 DAYS “This course has been a revelation to me—not only for the Scriptures themselves, but for the realization that it is possible to read the Bible in 90 days! It has strengthened my faith, given deeper meaning to what I have read and ignited a new desire to open the Bible every day and read!” — Testimonial from a Marvin participant Thank you to those who have volunteered to facilitate a Bible in 90 Days small group in the fall. Many leaders are needed to make this church-wide focus a success for our church family. It is not too late to volunteer to facilitate a group. Groups will meet both on and off campus on any day of the week. Congregation members are invited to begin informally inviting others to help form a group. Group sign-up will begin officially in August.

UNDIE SUNDAYS During the four Sundays in July, we will collect underwear and socks for the children of the St. Paul Children’s Foundation. Marvin has been asked to focus on children who wear sizes 4, 5 and 6. Please bring your donations to the collection tubs located around the church during July.

RECREATION There are still a few spots open for volunteers in the Recreation Ministry. We need volunteers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday to answer the phone, hand out towels and equipment and help with mailings. You can volunteer as little as once a month. Contact Amy Elliott for information.

MEN Our Monday Morning Men’s Study Group is beginning a new study of David that will take us through the year. Many of us haven’t thought much about what David did, but he has much to offer in revealing how God loved him and how he related to everyday problems. David’s method can offer a template for solving our big problems. All men are invited to join us from 6:30-7:30 each Monday morning at the Wesley Building. Come at 6:15 for coffee and donuts. Laymen’s Lunch meets from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each Wednesday in PIrtle Hall to study various topics.

SINGLE ADULTS July 17 — mid-age college night theme party, “Sweatin’ Out the Summer,” at 7 p.m. at the home of Daniel Olson. We’ll have a barbecue dinner and we will take donations to buy fans for needy families.

Memorials BUILDING ENDOWMENT FUND In memory of Nancy Halladay Welch Deanna & Dan Olson Elizabeth & Ben Sutton In memory of Maxie Hughes Wilson Mary Ellen Hugus Deanna & Dan Olson Myrtis D. Smith

July 20 and 27 — young and mid-age single adults meet at 7 p.m. at the home of Allison Thompson for a four-week Bible study, “Know Your Faith.” E-mail Rev. Allison Thompson ( or register on-line to participate.

MARVIN CONCERT SERIES In memory of Fred Jester (Flora Wilson’s Father) Carol & James Pendleton

July 24 — Meet at 7 p.m. at BJ Services to form teams and purchase clothes from local garage sales for St. Paul’s Children’s Foundation. Contact Judy Bayless ( for information.

In memory of Maxie Wilson Kathy & Bob Bright Kathy & Jeryl Story

ENGLAND Join Frode Gundersen, Dr. John Robbins and Dr. Brian Campbell on a special trip to England June 6-15, 2011. The tour will focus on the beginnings of John and Charles Wesley’s Methodist movement and the rich English culture of art, music, architecture and cathedrals. Contact Frode for information.

WRITING WORKSHOP How well does your writing communicate? Come to our four-week workshop on basic writing skills for all ages. Dr. Jerry Carson will lead the one-hour classes. He has extensive teaching experience and is a Stephen Minister. The workshop will meet at 10 a.m. on the first four Tuesdays in August in the Faith classroom. The first meeting is Aug. 3. Register at the Welcome Center or on the web site.

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MID-WEEK MEDITATION Take a break in the middle of the week. Come to the chapel at 12:05 p.m. each Wednesday for Mid-Week Meditation, a 30-minute service of prayer, scripture reading and Communion.

In memory of Edna Whisenant Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Patschke

MEMORIAL FUND In memory of Fred Jester Kathy & Bob Bright Shirley & Cliff Hughes Polly Richardson Gail & John White In memory of Mincie Rhone Mischa & Jimmy Phillips In memory of Jeanne Rodgers Ingrid Andrus Cindy & Jimmy Carrington Festival Garden Club Liz Fogarty Mike Hanretta Carolyn Heafner & Robert Williams Natalie Riper Jeanne & Bob Rowlett Virginia M. Skeen Joy Stapp

Janis Tarter Hannah & Robert “Red” Tipps Samuel Wang In memory of Maxie Hughes Wilson Richard H. Barrett III Donna K. Barron Wilson, Robertson, Cornelius, P.C. Irene C. Cundiff Michelle & David Dial Celia C. Flowers Evalyn Free Janie & Jerry Gilmore Beth & Rod Hadfield Osbourne & Ellen Haydon Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery M. Heller Margaret Hillyer John D. Hills Charlotte & Tommy Hyde Nancy & H. Kelly Ireland Janet & Gibson Jester Shelba & Walter Johnson Libba & John Massey James W. Phipps Bolivia & Connally Powell James H. Reynolds Polly Richardson Janet & James H. Rippy Sellers-Patterson Insurance Services Mary Alice & Michael Simpson Juanita & Harold Smotherman Gail & John White MERCY SHIPS In memory of Jerry Clay and Fred Jester Jan & James Knowles

Worship Schedule Traditional worship, 8:45 and 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary Contemporary worship, 8:45 and 11 a.m. in Herd Auditorium



July 18 Rev. Allison Thompson Dr. Doug Baker July 25 Dr. Doug Baker Rev. Marty Dunbar

Stewardship Date Attendance June 20 993 June 27 960

stewardship $47,468 $29,559

MISSIONS In memory of James Mackey Dorothy & Bill Mackey In honor of the Marvin Menders Mary C. Hammond In honor of Deanna Olson Shirley & Cliff Hughes In memory of Bobby Story Brenda & Hal Cameron In memory of Maxie Hughes Wilson Brenda & Hal Cameron Mary Kay & Bill Lust MISSION WEEK In memory of Nancy Halladay Welch Sue & Arnold Phillips In memory of Maxie Hughes Wilson Mary & Ron Gammell Charlotte & Steve Wilson NOAH FUND In memory of Maxie Hughes Wilson, Fred Jester, Bobby Story and Pauline Baldwin Diane & Andy Wall PRAYER WARRIORS In memory of Angela Ferrier Foster and Maxie Wilson Bette King

ST. PAUL MISSION FUND In memory of Martha Jennie Guinn Mary Kay & Bill Lust YOUTH In memory of Martha Jennie Guinn Caro & Tommy Bartley Scott, Lori, Robin & Ross Burch Judy & Bruce Carter Shirley & Cliff Hughes Janet & Bill Hughey Tana & Francis Kay LaNelle Livezey Allen-Lottmann Becky & Mike Martin Deanna & Dan Olson Pairs & Parents Sunday School Class Gail & Lyndal Randal Gollob, Morgan, Peddy & Co, PC James H. Reynolds Polly Richardson Janet & James Rippy Kay & George Rook Jill & Stephen Spain Sarah & Mike Starr Nan & Ken Stegemoeller Nancy & Al Stover Traff Asset Management Unity Sunday School Class

In memory of Fred Jester Mr. and Mrs. Frank Budde In memory of Josephine Shivers Unity Sunday School Class

Marvin United Methodist Church 300 West Erwin Street, Tyler, Texas 75702 Phone: 903.592.7396 Worship with the Marvin family Traditional Services in the Sanctuary 8:45 and 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship Services in Herd Auditorium 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

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