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Connect, Serve, Grow for 9.16.19

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.

Events for this week at Tahlequah FUMC

Stay Connected to the Church

Sunday September 15th

8:45 a.m. –9:45 a.m. Sunday School

10:00 a.m. Celebration Worship

Monday September 16th

4:00 p.m. Circle IV/Mary Geasland’s  at GoYe

5:30 p.m. Yoga/Activity Bldg.

Tuesday September 17th

8:30 a.m. Building Repair Group

1:15 p.m. Care Team

4:00 p.m. Sew Blessed Quilters

5:30 p.m. Finance Committee

6:00 p.m. Family Life

6:30 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous

6:30 p.m. Trustees

Wednesday September 18th

3:30 p.m. Kids Connect

5:30 p.m. Youth Group

6:00p.m. Celebration Ringers/Parlor

7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir

Thursday September 19th

10:a.m.. Thursday Morning Group

5-6 pm. Feed My Sheep Meal

Sunday September 22nd

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

10:00 a.m. Celebration Worship

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.

Serve at the Community Food Bank November 9th 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

For more info about these dates, contact James Bond at

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

Bring Your Bible, as we will start with the Book of Genesis.

Kids Connect has started, Wednesdays from 3:30-5 p.m.

For more questions Ask Ashley Franks at or Jayme Hayes at

Adult Sunday School Meeting Part Two October 6th at 9 a.m.

All are invited to help us take our next step in providing a solid Adult Sunday School Program. All are welcome to join us. Coffee and Prayers will be offered at 8:45 a.m. for more info talk to Pastor Matt.

The Celebration Ringers Handbell Choir Wednesday Nights at 6 p.m.

For more information call director Linda Cheatham at 918-931-7828.

The Thursday Morning Study Class

Meets from 10:00 to 11:30 am in the Open Minds Classroom 304

Church Family Life Team Meeting: Tuesday, September 17th @ 6PM in room 301

The UMW Executive meeting will be changed to September 23rd at 1:00 p.m. in the Parlor.

Women’s Bible Study Starting 5:30 p.m. on September 29th

Camp Egan Golf Scramble Oct. 7th 1 p.m. at LaFortune Golf Course in Tulsa. For more info contact the Church office.

Prayer for the Week

God is the owner and I am the ower~ Offering Liturgy from Church of the Savior in Washington D.C.

Six Key Financial Principles

Today in worship we will look closely at biblical principles of money management and learn how they apply to our daily lives. We will review some common pitfalls and cultural traps and discover how to avoid them. We also will learn about the Six Key Financial Principles, which are summarized below.

We hope you will take time this week to read these principles and Scriptures. They will make a great table devotional for you and your family. By practicing these biblical principles, all of us can find greater simplicity, contentment, generosity, and joy for our lives.

  1. Put God first in your living and giving. (2 Corinthians 9:6-7) Put God first in your living and your giving. Give your tithe and offering from the “top” of your paycheck, and then live on whatever remains.

  2. Prepare a spending plan and track all expenses monthly. (Proverbs 27:23-24) Creating a budget means developing a plan in which you tell your money what you want it to do. Tracking your expenses is like getting on the scales to see how you are doing.

  3. Simplify your lifestyle; live below your means. (Matthew 6:19-33) Because this discipline is critical to the success of any financial plan, next Sunday’s sermon will be devoted to this topic.

  4. Provide immediately for an emergency fund. (1 Timothy 6:9-12) An emergency fund is an account separate from checking or long-term savings that is set aside specifically for emergencies.

  5. Pay off all credit card debt; use cash or debit cards, not credit cards. (Proverbs 22:7) As you are building your emergency fund, begin to pay off your credit card debt and start using cash or debit cards for purchases. If you must use a credit card, be sure to pay off the debt monthly.

  6. Practice long-range saving and investing habits. (Luke 14:28) Saving money is the Number 1 wise money management principle everyone should practice. There are three types of savings we should have: emergency savings, savings for wants and goals, and retirement savings.

My Life and Financial Goals

  1. How would you define or describe your life purpose?

  2. What are some goals that can help you achieve this life purpose?

  3. What are some financial goals that can help support your life goals and purpose?

  4. Short-term financial goals (next 12 months):

  5. Mid-range financial goals (2–5 years):

  6. Long-term financial goals (5 years to retirement):


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