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November 13, 2011

Believers In Faith Sunday Mornings Sunday, November 13th Welcome to Believers in Faith!

Happy Birthday Believers In Faith November, 2011

We invite you to join us for fellowship and class teachings on Sunday mornings after attending 16th - Sherri Shults the church service of your choice. 22nd - Judith Adams Contemporary Service, Sanctuary 9:40 am – 10:40 am 26th - Art Alltizer Church-wide Fellowship, Great Hall 10:40 am – 11:00 am 26th - Mike Brinkmeyer 26th - Brenda Webber (Coffee, Juice & Donuts) Sunday School Class, Chapel

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Faith United Methodist Church, 7431 East 91st Street, Tulsa

Sunday Message Sunday, November 13th Welcome to Believers in Faith! This weeks message is in honor of Veterans Day 2011. We remember those that have paid the ultimate price for freedom and those in service to our country here at home and away. Lunch will be at: Rib Crib 81st & Yale A class meeting is scheduled for this Sunday after lunch to discuss planning strategies for Calendar Year 2012. Lets encourage everyone to attend lunch and participate in this next stage of our class.


2012 Leadership Discussion Results I, Leo Hall would like to thank everyone for attending class this past Sunday to discuss the direction of our class and selection of leaders for Calendar Year 2012. I took brief minutes of the discussion during class and the following is a summary of those discussions on November 6, 2011. Class was opened in prayer. Visitors were welcomed, several announce were made and an offering was taken. Trisha announced that any votes cast, be by those members who had already completed an class membership. We have elected to have a male and female in the position of leadership for our class and these leaders are defined as President and Vice President. Pastor Brad has requested that we have both a male and female leadership and the titles of leaders were selected to be in similarity of the other church classes. The President and Vice-President will not automatically succeed at the end of the term in office. And the leadership can be changed at anytime by requesting the individual to step down or a call to re-elect.  This passed by a show of hands 13-3. Nominations were then opened for president: Randy Hamilton nominated Ed Williams Trisha Pride nominated Leo Hall Dave Menkoff nominated Judith Adams Gene Lamb nominated Trisha Pride. Nominations were then opened for anyone that wished to volunteer to be President:

No one made a request to serve.

Nominations for were then opened for Vice-President: Gene Lamb nominated Trisha Pride Liz Chripczuk nominated Judith Adams Nominations were then opened for anyone that wished to volunteer to be Vice-President:

No one made a request to serve.

Blank ballots were passed out. Ballots were requested that the name for President be listed first and Vice-President second. The votes were then collected and counted by members Ron Fox, Bette Brown and a visitor Dub Johnson. Dub Johnson announced that by a 1 vote margin, Ed Williams has been elected to serve as President and Trisha Pride to serve as Vice-President. Trisha Pride then announced that she was surrendering the position to Judith Adams as to her plans to attend school beginning in January. Trisha and Judith will work together to transition Judith. Ed Williams lead some discussion that perhaps board meetings be quiet often to get things up to speed for the beginning of the calendar year. Class was then closed in prayer and adjourned to the Great Hall for dinner and a show.


Where’s the Preacher Today? There was this preacher who was an avid golfer. Every chance he could get, he could be found on the golf course swinging away. It was an The Best Portion. obsession. One Sunday was a picture perfect day The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, for golfing. The sun was out, no clouds in the sky, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of and the temperature was just right. love. ~William Wordsworth~ The preacher was in a quandary as to what to do, You may never know the lasting impact of a sim- and shortly, the urge to play golf overcame him. ple gesture of love and kindness. Not only can it He called an assistant to tell him that he was sick change someone’s entire perspective or direction and could not do church, packed the car up, and (including your own), but such acts may become drove three hours to a golf course where no one magnified many times over. There is a ripple ef- would recognize him. Happily, he began to play fect, much like the stirring up of still waters. When the course. given, they tend to multiply, and are passed on An angel up above was watching the preacher to others. Watch for these small opportunities, as and was quite perturbed. He went to God they ARE the substance of life. It’s not the great and said, “Look at the preacher. He should be feats of accomplishment that most remember, punished for what he is doing.” but the needed smile, the approving look, the encouraging word, or the helping hand in time God nodded in agreement. The preacher teed up of trouble. on the first hole. He swung at the ball, and it sailed A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a effortlessly through the air and landed right in the cup three hundred and fifty yards away. A picture brother, for adversity. perfect hole-in-one. He was amazed and excited. ~Proverbs 17:17 (Amp)~ “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” ~Jesus /John 13:34,35 (NASB)~ Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. ~1 John 4:7,8~

The angel was a little shocked. He turned to God and said, “Begging Your pardon, but I thought you were going to punish him?” God smiled. “Think about it -- who can he tell?” The minister was passing a group of young teens sitting on the Church lawn and stopped to ask what they were doing.

“Nothing much, Pastor,” replied one boy. “We were just seeing who can tell the biggest lie about their To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, sex life.” brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giv- “Boys, boys, boys!” he scolded. “I’m shocked. When ing a blessing instead; for you were called for the I was your age, I never even thought about sex.” very purpose that you might inherit a blessing. In unison they all replied, “You win!” ~1 Peter 3:8,9 (NASB)~ 3


Theater, Saturday, November 5th at sionsFaith withDinner tabletop displays, informational handouts, and conversation! want to 7:00pm andpersonal Sunday, November 6th, atWe 12:30pm Confirmation know! Contact Katie Brown to reserve your space Retreat Friday or 918-252-1679 “108”.

Sunday, November 20th at 2:00pm Nov. 11@6pm-

Saturday Nov. Would you like to supply spiritual support to a All-Church Thanksgiving Potluck, Wednesday, mothersleeping who is currently living at Pearl's Hope? 12@11am. Bring November 16th at 6:30pm This facility houses women and their children clothes, sleeping bag, pillow on the campus of Francis Willard Home, north and toiletries. of Gilcrease Museum. Julia McDonald, the diSunday School Spotlight rector at Pearl's Hope, would like caring individuals and married couples to connect with Soul Searchers Stand in502 the Gap. This would entail a one-year Sundays, 11:00am—Room e Youth Wing commitment, meeting with the resident twice a A group of adults of varied ages who generally study faith topics eling project. month. For information, please contact Rhonthrough videos and books by various local and national educada Baer at 918-625-4031 or Sister Mary nation. tors (i.e. Adam Hamilton, Deron Spoo, Tony Campola) followed by Claire free-format 918-585-6112 orpresentations. Judy Turner 918-355-6465. discussions of key messages within the


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NOPE, IT’S NOT THE ORANGE Bowl and definitely not the super at faith we play the Turkey bowl!! All youth & adults are welcome to play No Talent needed! If you don’t play grab your lawn chairs or quilts and come enjoy the day and cheer the teams on! Hunter park 4


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SHARE YOUR MISSION WITH YOUR FAITH FAMILY at the MISSION FAIR November 13, 9:15-12:30 Inspire and inform others at Faith about your missions with tabletop displays, informational handouts, and personal conversation! We want to know! Contact Katie Brown to reserve your space or 918-252-1679 Ext 108.

Habitat Apostle Build We still have plenty of openings for the Habitat Apostle Build this Saturday, November 12th. This is a great opportunity to get involved. We’d love to have you join us all day, but even if you can spare a few hours, your help is needed. This Saturday, November 12th from 8:00 am till 4:00 pm. No experience is needed, everything (tools) is provided. Lunch will be provided. The address is: 3705 W 52nd Pl. If you can make it, please email me or call so we’ll have an idea how many we’ll have. If you have any questions, my cell number is 918-639-9542. Blessings, Jim

Car Care Ministry Cold weather is around the corner, time to get the battery and fluids checked now for the winter. All it takes is an email or phone call. While some folks have called, there are far too many out there who have not. Remember, it costs nothing except for the parts. You can schedule an appointment any day of the week by calling me. If you don’t know what parts to get, call me and I will help you. Don’t get stranded in the cold; now is the time to get everything checked out. It is free but for the cost of a few parts. Please contact Ron Mucci at or 918-299-3022.


Social Events Church-wide Events Wednesday, November 16th at 6:30pm All-Church Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner Turkey will be provided. If you don’t know what to bring, here’s an idea: Last names starting with A-H please bring: fruits, vegetables or salads; I-P please bring: desserts; Q-Z please bring: potatoes, 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. Sunday, November 27th at 5:00 - 7:00pm Advent Festival, Kick off the Christmas season with a fun event.

Community Sponsored Events

Christian Single Adult Christmas Party Central Park Community Center, Centennial Park

1028 E. 6th Street • December 3, 2011 • 6:30 - 11:30 pm Advance Tickets Required - No Alcohol Permitted


Please present this pass at the door of the 2011

Christian Single Adult Christmas Party The Annual Semi-Formal Dinner, Dance & Fellowship Night We will be enjoying a specially prepared dinner by Virgina Huddleston, M&M Catering and wonderful music played by Touch of Class . Advance Tickets Required $25.00 Purchase Tickets before Nov. 24th Contact : A  ngie Anderson - 918.521.7778 Janet Zangari - 918.691.6103 Trisha Pride - 918.688.2810


Other Social Opportunities Wings Over Tulsa/Hangar Dance Coming to Riverside Campus Stop by the Tulsa Tech Riverside campus at the Jones-Riverside Airport on November 12, from 9am-3pm for a unique air show for the whole family! “Wings Over Tulsa” showcases historical aircraft flights and displays, vintage car and military vehicle displays, and airplane rides for sale. Adults $5, Seniors & Military with ID $3, Children under 12 free.

Then stick around for the 10th Annual “Hangar Dance”, which features WWII style 1940’s swing music. The Hangar Dance is located in the main hangar of Tulsa Tech’s Riverside campus on November 12 from 5-10pm. Tickets include: Dinner, swing dance lessons and a live big band called “Sounds of Music”. For more info, please visit Dance only ticket $20, Table of 10 $175, Pre-Ordered Dinner & Dance $35.


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Believers HelpLine

Members 211�������������������������������������������� Becky Carter  Gene Lamb  Liz Chripczuk  Tommy Keirsey

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:


Service Projects������������������������������Rose Ann Marshal  Randy Hamilton 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

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Sunday, October 30th, 4-6pm

Faith Dinner Theater, Saturday, November 5th at 7:00pm and Sunday, November 6th, at 12:30pm

Sunday, November 20th at 2:00pm All-Church Thanksgiving Potluck, Wednesday, November 16th at 6:30pm

Sunday School Spotlight Soul Searchers Sundays, 11:00am—Room 502 A group of adults of varied ages who generally study faith topics through videos and books by various local and national educators (i.e. Adam Hamilton, Deron Spoo, Tony Campola) followed by free-form discussions of key messages within the presentations. The Soul Searchers’ current study is on the Holy Spirit.


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