Connect, Serve, and Grow with us at Tahlequah United Methodist Church a United Methodist Community who strives to be a Church of Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors as we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

The Connect, Serve, and Grow is info that is going on in the Church. You can find a printed copy at the Church. But sometimes we have some last-minute unprinted additions.

Sunday December 15th

8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Sunday School

10:00 a.m. Celebration Worship

2:00 p.m. Mission Team (Parlor)

3:00 p.m. Church Council (301)

4:30 p.m. Discipleship Ministry Team

Monday December 16th

5:30 p.m. Mission & Service Team

6:30 p.m. Basketball Practice

Tuesday December 17th

8:30 a.m. Building Repair Group

1:15 p.m. Care Team

4:00 p.m. Sew Blessed Quilters

6:30 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous

5:30 p.m. Growth Group Meeting

Wednesday December 18th

6:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study

4:00 p.m. Youth Christmas Party

7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir

Thursday December 19th

10:30 a.m. Thursday Morning Group

5-6 pm. Feed My Sheep Meal

Sunday December 22nd

8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m Sunday School

10:00 a.m. Celebration Worship

7:00 p.m. Blue Christmas Service

End of Year Giving Reminder 

Tahlequah First United Methodist Church. Contributions to Tahlequah First United Methodist Church are tax-deductible as allowed by law. IRS rules recognize a contribution on the day of delivery.

For contributions to be deductible for 2019, They must be in…

The Dec. 29th Sunday Offering 

By Mail: be postmarked on or before December 31, 2019, and they can be mailed to 

Tahlequah UMC 300 W. Delaware, Tahlequah, Ok 74464  

Online: Go to tahlequahumc.org/give and they must be completed by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time, December 31, 2019. 

For questions about giving please contact the Church office.

Upcoming TUMC Opportunities

For Disaster relief info talk with Pastor Matt and keep an eye on our website and social media for opportunities to connect.

Men’s Bible Study Wednesday’s at 6:30 a.m. at McDonald’s                         

Bring Your Bible, as we are working through the Book of Genesis.

Yoga Class, 5:30 p.m. Monday Evenings                                                       

Yoga class will be out until January 6, 2020

The Bell choir has many open positions                                                        

See or call (918-931-7828) Director Linda Cheatham for information.

Dec. 29th Breakfast Potluck                                                                            

You are invited to join us at 9 a.m. in the Atrium for our Annual Last Sunday of the Year potluck. Bring a breakfast dish to share in a time of fellowship and fun.

End of Year office closed                    Dec. 25th-Jan. 6th                                 

Our team works hard, and the Staff Parish Relations committee wanted to give our team some time off. The office will be open on Dec. 31st to count money. If you need the Pastors, they can be reached on their cell phones or email.

Help with Christmas Eve Service                                                                   

If you want to help usher or other parts of the service, please contact Pastor Matt we need at least 4 ushers in both services, and we have other places to serve.

Mission Trip Opportunity

Sager Brown UMCOR Depot (Baldwin, LA) June 6-12, 2020

Tentative Schedule

Depart from Tahlequah UMC at 8:00am on June 6.

Return to church about 10:00pm on June 12.

Estimated Cost $375/ person (final cost depends upon the number of volunteers going)

to cover lodging and meals at Sager Brown, travel and registration expenses

Out-of-pocket expenses: to cover 9 meals on the road, touring and souvenirs, other personal purchases

Background Check through local church

(if your latest was before April 1, 2017)

$100 non-refundable deposit due by January 6, 2020 make check to Tahlequah United Methodist Church in MEMO line, write  “DR803-Sager Brown”

Space is limited, so contact James Bond for details: (918) 456-3667 or email: bondj1117@gmail.com

Mission Trip Opportunity

McCurdy Ministries (Española, NM) March 28-April 4, 2020

Tentative Schedule

Depart from Tahlequah UMC at 8:00am on March 28

Return to church about 10:00pm on April 4

Estimated Cost$400/ person (final cost depends upon the number of volunteers going) to cover lodging and meals at McCurdy, travel and registration expenses

Out-of-pocket expenses: to cover 10 meals on the road, touring and souvenirs, other personal purchases

Background Check through local church (if your latest was before April 1, 2017)

$100 non-refundable deposit due by December 6, 2019 make check to Tahlequah United Methodist Church in MEMO line, write  “DR803-McCurdy”

Space is limited, so contact James Bond for details: (918) 456-3667 or bondj1117@gmail.com

This Weeks Scripture Readings

Sunday: Luke 3:1-6

Monday: Isaiah 35:1-10

Tuesday: Luke 1:46b-55

Wednesday: James 5:7-10

Thursday: Matthew 11:2-11

Friday: Luke 1:37

Our Weekly Prayer

God of grace, thank you for the good news that is ours in Jesus Christ—that because of his sacrifice, we have the promise of abundant life here and now and the hope of eternal life to come. May this good news be like a brilliant light shining in the darkness, dispelling any anxiety, fear, or sadness that would threaten to rob me of your joy. Amen.

From: Rawle, Matt. The Gift of the Nutcracker [Large Print] . Abingdon Press. Kindle Edition.

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