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Connect, Serve and Grow for 1.13.2020

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 ourselves and 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 January 19th

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

10:00 a.m. Celebration Worship

11:15 a.m. Executive Team Meeting

2:00 p.m. MAST-Parlor

3:00 p.m. Discipleship Ministry Team

5:00 p.m. Marriage Course

Monday January 20th

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

4:00 p.m. Circle IV

5:30 p.m. Yoga

5:00 p.m. Girl Scouts

6:30 p.m. Basketball Practice

7:30 p.m. Open Gym Basketball

Tuesday January 21st

8:30 a.m. Building Repair Group

1:15 p.m. Care Team

4:00 p.m. Sew Blessed Quilters

5:30 p.m. Stars Basketball

6:00 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous

Wednesday January 22nd

6:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study

3:30 p.m. Kids Connect

4:30 p.m. Jr. High/TUMY

5:30 p.m. Sr. High/TUMY

6:00 p.m. Celebration Ringers

7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir

Thursday January 23rd

10:30 a.m. Thursday Morning Group

11:30 a.m. Koinonia-Parlor

5-6 pm. Feed My Sheep Meal

Sunday January 26th

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

10:00 a.m. Celebration Worship

11:00a.m. Reception for Jayme

1:00 p.m. Growth Group

2:00 p.m. MAST-Parlor

5:00 p.m. Marriage Course

Upcoming TUMC Opportunities

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

Every Monday evening at 5:0 p.m. in the Activity building. Cost is $7.

The Celebration Ringers Bell Choir

They Meet Wednesday Evenings at 6 p.m. See or call (918-931-7828) Director Linda Cheatham for information.

The Chancel Choir Meets

Wednesday Evenings at 7 p.m. in Choir Loft  All Abilities Welcomed

Open Gym Basketball Will Start Back on Monday Jan. 13th at 7:30 p.m.

Overeaters Anonymous meets Tuesday nights at 6pm

If you are interested in learning about the 12 Steps in Overeaters Anonymous, please join us.  The meetings are open and any person who wants to refrain from compulsive eating or eating behaviors is encouraged to attend.  The meetings are on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. in Room 323. Please use the side door off State Street and take the elevator up to the 3rd floor.

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

Free Mission Dinner to Learn about McCurdy Mission Center

Claremore First United Methodist Church Friday, February 7 – 6:30 p.m.

All are invited to a wonderful district-wide dinner to learn more about McCurdy Ministries Community Center* in Española, New Mexico.

The FREE McCurdy dinner will feature southwestern cuisine and will be followed by a presentation by Patricia Alvarado, Executive Director; Rev. Diana Loomis, Director of Development and Church Relations; and Amanda Gonzales, Director of Project Cariño (mental health counseling program). They will be sharing the story of the past, present, and future of this 107-year-old ministry to the children and families of Northern New Mexico.

Please let Linda Polson, McCurdy Board Member, know by February 3rd if you can attend so we can prepare plenty of delicious food for everyone. Text Linda at 918-855-8783 or email her at

If you want a ride to the event please contact James Bond at James Bond for details: (918) 456-3667 or email:

How Do I Connect with the Church?

If you are interested in serving in the Church please connect with the Pastors we would love for you to be connected to the Church to help you grow on your faith journey. We have many places for you to grow.

Email the Pastors

Lead Pastor Matt Franks

Associate Pastor of Congregational Care and the NSU Wesley Foundation Director

This week Prayer                                                        

Wesley’s Covenant Prayer Revised by Rev. Jeremy Smith

All: I am not my own self-made, self-reliant human being. In truth, O God, I am Yours. Make me into what You will. Make me a neighbor with those whom You will. Guide me on the easy path for You. Guide me on the rocky road for You. Whether I am to step up for You or step aside for You; Whether I am to be lifted high for You or brought low for You; Whether I become full or empty, with all things or with nothing; I give all that I have and all that I am for You. So be it. And may I always remember that you, O God, and I belong to each other. Amen


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