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November 6, 2011

Believers In Faith Sunday Mornings Sunday, November 6th Welcome to Believers in Faith! We invite you to join us for fellowship and class teachings on Sunday mornings after attending the church service of your choice. Contemporary Service, Sanctuary

9:40 am – 10:40 am

Church-wide Fellowship, Great Hall (Coffee, Juice & Donuts)

10:40 am – 11:00 am

Happy Birthday Believers In Faith November, 2011

16th - Sherri Shults 22nd - Judith Adams Sunday School Class, Chapel 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 26th - Art Alltizer 26th - Mike Brinkmeyer Faith United Methodist Church, 26th - Brenda Webber 7431 East 91st Street, Tulsa

Weekly Prayer Requests

Friends with unspoken prayer requests. * Please submit your prayer request to:  believers_in_faith@yahoo.com

Lesson Plan 2012 Leadership Discussion Sunday, November 6th, the class will be devoted to discussing class structure, committees and voting on coordinator(s) (Male and female is suggested) Everyone please put your thinking caps on and come to class prepared with ideas, suggestions and nominations. If you know who you would like to nominate, please confirm with that individual prior to nominating them. For those not attending Faith’s Dinner Theater Lunch will be at: Bakers Street Pub & Grill

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The Proper Position. Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’. Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’. Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’. But, conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’. And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that it is right. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.~ Oftentimes, doing that which you know in your heart to be the proper course of action will go against what others may think, and even your own “natural” tendencies...and it may require that you risk standing against formidable opposition. While it may seem difficult in the moment, it IS the course of action that will lead you to ultimate peace and contentment. Take a long-term viewpoint, NOT one that seeks to do what appears easiest in the moment. There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. ~Proverbs 14:12~ And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of the LORD, that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land of which the LORD swore to your fathers... ~Deuteronomy 6:18 (NKJV)~ {So] they summoned them and imperatively instructed them not to converse in any way or teach at all in or about the name of Jesus. But Peter and John replied to them, Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you and obey you rather than God, you must decide (judge), but we [ourselves] cannot help telling what we have seen and heard. ~Acts 4:18-20 (Amp)~ 2

Having recently lost my job due to a company restructuring effort, I found myself in a position of "abnormality" to say the least. It was not desireable, and it was a time where I found myself starting all over again in many ways. The "how to and what next" questions can be daunting. Reaching out or networking is truly the answer, but how, and where does one start? In my case, I reached out to Pastor Brad, who led me to Jennifer Lyon, and the Employment Ministry Team. It's not that someone else will necessarily find you a job, but more importantly, it's that someone else will take the time to get you going, answer questions and and care enough to do so. My path also led to an Employment Transition Ministry in Tulsa, where on a weekly basis I had a place to go, grow, and learn more about the skills and tools necessary to finding a new position. My message for our congregation is that an "Employment Ministry Team" is invaluable to those who find themselves in similar positions as mine. In fact, we can all be members because every little expression of hope, or next lead, or a name of someone to call, is what keeps hope alive and the possibility that tommorrow will lead to an open door to the next potential job opportunity. Please support the Ministry Team efforts in this invaluable source of life support, and remember that any idea, thought, prayer or contact you can make to an employment seeker will mean more to them than you can ever imagine. May God Bless all of you and the Employment Ministry Team. Bill Sherwood

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kbrown@faithtulsa.org or 918-252-1679 “108”. All-Church Thanksgiving Potluck, Wednesday,

Confirmation November 16th at 6:30pm Retreat Friday Would you like to supply spiritual support to a Nov. 11@6pmmother who is currently living at Pearl's Hope? Commemorate Saturday Nov. women Sunday School Spotlight This facility houses and their children Soul Searchers Bring on the sleeping campus of FrancisCommune Willard Home, north 12@11am. of Gilcrease Museum. Julia McDonald, the diSundays, 11:00am—Room 502 pillow clothes, sleeping bag, rector at Pearl's Hope, would like caring indiCommit A group of adults of varied ages who generally study faith topics and toiletries. viduals and married couples to connect with

This Sunday November 6th For information, please contact Rhon-

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918-585-6112 or Judy Turner 918-355-6465.

hope because our sins have been forgiven. We may have the confidence that God has prepared a place for us and for those who have gone on before us. The act of communion is to remember that it is the giving of His life that gives us this hope.

en in okson nd Commit We will also celebrate commitment Suny onay for Faith. day. Commitment Sunday is a time for that us to commit to carry on the faithful withworship one ness of those who have gone on before. our lives. rson. It is a time for us to commit a small pormthe Fri-witnessbut are now tion of what all God has given to each of Tenheir lives and us. It is an opportunity to respond to WestContact Heather Scherer, Minister of Studentsgift at hscherer@faithtulsa.org God’s gracious of life and sustenance red r Hank with Jenkins,us. Sr. High Minister at hjenkins@faithtulsa.org hookave impacted and commit our lives to serve Him with all 2:00-?? that we have. ho they were d apto us. It is a Faith has an opportunity to continue to s Bul- NOPE, IT’S NOT THE ORANGE Bowl and definitely not the es, light can- make an impact in our community and Wing. super bowl...here at faithofwe play the world with the message hope and life.Turkey bowl!! emembrance. Cona pledge us to develop a our family we All Making youth & adultsallows are welcome to play No Talent Wombudget so that we may continue to do the this Wednesneeded! If you don’t play grab your lawn chairs or quiltswork andof come day and cheer thoseenjoy faithfulthe people before us. the teams on! Hunter park emembrance We ask you to respond to God’s call in for all of us your life by making a pledge now. Pledge munion. Je- cards will be available if you have mis-

Youth Annual Pledge Cards please return them to the slots in the registration desk.

FAITH UMC

Faith DinnerNovember Theater, Saturday, 13,November 5th at Servers for Family Camp, 7:00pm and Sunday, November 6th, at 12:30pm 9:15-12:30 Nov. 5-6th, Please volunInspire and inform others at Faith about your misteer yourself and your parsions with tabletop displays, informational Sunday, November 20th at 2:00pm handouts, and personal conversation! We want to ents to help. We Need You! know! Contact Katie Brown to reserve your space

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Social Events Church-wide Events

Wednesday, November 16th at 6:30pm All-Church Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner Saturday, November 5th at 7:00pm Turkey will be provided. If you don’t know what Sunday, November 6th, at 12:30pm to bring, here’s an idea—Last names starting with Faith Dinner Theater, All proceeds will go to A-H please bring: fruits, vegetables or salads; I-P the Youth Wing & Fellowship Hall remodeling please bring: desserts; Q-Z please bring: potaproject. Tickets are by donation. toes, dressing, beans or bread. If your specialty is in a different category, please make what you wish! We hope you can join us as we celebrate Thanksgiving as a community of Faith.

Christian Single Adult Christmas Party Central Park Community Center, present this pass at the door of the 2011 CentennialPlease Park

1028 E. 6th Street

Single Adult Christmas Party DecemberChristian 3, 2011 • 6:30 - 11:30 pm

The Annual Semi-Formal Dinner, • Dance & Fellowship Night Advance Tickets Required - No Alcohol Permitted $25.00 We will be enjoying a specially prepared dinner by Please present this pass at the door of the 2011 Virgina Huddleston, M&M Catering Christian Single Adult Christmas Party and wonderful music played by The Annual Semi-Formal Dinner, Touch of Class . Dance & Fellowship Night We will be enjoying a specially prepared dinner by Virgina Huddleston, M&M Catering Advance Tickets Required $25.00 • Purchase Tickets before Nov. 24th and wonderful music played by Contact : Angie Anderson - 918.521.7778 Touch of Class .

Janet Zangari - 918.691.6103  •  Trisha Pride - 918.688.2810 4


National Veterans Day Program To Give Away 36,000 Canes Free of Charge to Those Who Served An Inspiring Tribute To Our Troops And Veterans In honor of Veterans Day, Sam’s Club® locations nationwide will distribute 36,000 Hugo® canes free of charge on November 9th, 10th and 11th, 2011 to U.S. military veterans in need of mobility assistance. Fellow Comrades, for those in need of a cane, please avail yourself and pick up a cane from any Sam’s Club store. They are free of charge and you don’t have to be a member of the store.

Communications

If you would like to have information printed in the weekly newsletter or distributed to the class as a whole, please send your request to Trisha at believers_in_faith@yahoo.com

Community Team

Just walk up to the door checker and advise them that you are a veteran picking up a cane. These Coordinator������������������������������������������������� Trisha Pride are beautiful collapsible aluminum canes. These will be available on 11 November 11, all day while Members 211�������������������������������������������� Becky Carter  Gene Lamb the store is open.  Liz Chripczuk Stan Fernandez, Sr., State Commander, VFW Dept  Tommy Keirsey of Hawaii Service Projects������������������������������Rose Ann Marshal  Randy Hamilton

Believers HelpLine

Get Connected. Get Assistance.

When you are facing a crisis situation, Believers In Faith wants to lend a helping hand. We have teams in place that can provide assistance to members of our fellowship who are facing illness, death in the family, or other crisis. Some of the ways we offer assistance: • Prayer • Food Delivery • Visits and phone calls • Emergency repairs • Transportation and errands If you need assistance contact the Believers 211 HelpLine team leaders Gene Lamb; 918-557-5599, Tommy Keirsey; 918-748-4336, Becky Carter; 918-724-4022 Liz Chripczuk; 918-995-2546 If you would like to be a part of the Believers 211 HelpLine, e-mail:  believers_in_faith@yahoo.com

Teaching������������������������������������������������������Bette Brown  Ron Fox Social���������������������������������������������������������������Ed Williams  Trisha Pride Communications��������������������������������������� Trisha Pride Newsletter/Website������������������������������������������Leo Hall Membership���������������������������������������������� Janet Covert Offering�����������������������������������������������������������������Leo Hall Contact us at: 918-252-1679 believers_in_faith@yahoo.com

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