ICYMU for Monday 1.3.21 at Tahlequah UMC

In Case You Missed Us ICYMI is an acronym for Incased You Missed Us. This Tuesday Update is info that may or may not have appeared in the printed Connect, Serve and Grow. There is always added info and we invite you to look through the email for opportunities to connect, serve and grow.


  1. Hitting Pause on Men's Bible Study due to concern rise in COVID numbers in the area. Stay tuned for the relaunch date.

  2. We will be undecorating the Church for Christmas Tuesday at 10 a.m.

  3. Because of the Cold Weather, we punted on Communion and will have Holy Communion this coming Sunday.


This week’s Discipleship Opportunities

Office Hours 9- 12 p.m. & 1-3:00 p.m.

Monday-Thursday

Sunday, January 2nd

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

4 p.m. Youth Group in the Activities Building

6: 30 p.m. Jennifer Walkers basketball team in AB Gym


Monday, January 3rd

5:30 p.m. Amanda Harris’ Basketball Team in the AB Gym


Tuesday, January 4th

12 p.m. Blood Drive in the AB Gym

12 p.m. Noon Day Zoom Prayer Time

1 p.m. Care Team Room 305

4 p.m. SEW Blessed quilters room 309

6:30 p.m. Cody Warrens Basketball Team in the AB Gym


Wednesday, January 5th

4:30 Bell Choir in the Parlor

6:30 The Pastor’s Table

6:30 Coby Fourkillers’ Basketball Team

7 p.m. Adult Choir in the Sanctuary


Thursday, January 6th

5 p.m. Feed My Sheep in the AB Gym

5:30 Girl Scout Troop 1226 in Parlor


Sunday, January 7th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

4 p.m. Youth Group in the Activities Building

6: 30 p.m. Jennifer Walkers basketball team in AB Gym


Apportionment Balance for 2022 TBA

Building Debt as of 12.14.21 $125,976.11



New Sunday School Class

Starting Jan. 9th

What if God meant for us to go fishing with our family, in the fourth commandment? Suppose honor father and mother means to honor all fathers and mothers, and their families, all over the world. Imagine do not kill means do not kill.


Join us as we study Losing Moses on the Freeway: The 10 Commandments in America by noted journalist Chris Hedges. We will start at 9 a.m. in room 301 each Sunday morning beginning January 9, and plan to finish by March 13.

Books are available from Amazon for $11.29. Contact Richard Ryan at 580-305-5844 if you are interested.



Confirmation for Youth and Adults

We are going to offer an eight-week confirmation class for Youth in 6th grade to Adults. During the eight-week sessions, the group will learn about the Christian Faith and Methodism.

We have an opportunity for the Church to help with Confirmation. We will need people to help provide a meal for the group. We will need mentors that will be a support for the person during this journey and we will need a table host that will help lead the smaller group conversations.


Setup Introduction Meeting January 30th at 5:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

First Class begins February 6th at 5:30 p.m. Room to be determined.

We will celebrate the Confirmands on April 24th in Worship


If you are interested in helping or joining the class, please contact me at matt.franks@tahlequahumc.org or call the office.



We will kick off Reconnect Wednesday

At reconnect, we will provide activities for Youth, Children, and Adults

from 5:30-6:30 p.m.


Parenting Class Starting Jan. 12th at 5:30 p.m.

Do you worry that you're messing up your kids? Do you get stressed when you think about their futures? New York Times bestselling author Crystal Paine knows how you feel. A mom of four, Crystal has struggled with anxiety over parenting. She wanted to parent with grace, instead of a system of rules where kids are expected to do all the right things. She wanted to be a safe place for her children, and she definitely didn't want to be remembered as the sort of mom who yelled, wounded her kids with words, or worse, cared more about her reputation than her kids' hearts.


In this book, Crystal shares the life-changing lessons that God has been teaching her about raising kids with love and grace.

In Love-Centered Parenting, Crystal will

- reveal the no-fail secret to launching your kids

- uncover the root of why we often feel so frustrated and irritated with our kids

- share the four most important choices we can make as parents

- give you the tools to keep going when you want to give up

- help you get your kids to talk to you


It is possible to parent from a place of freedom and rest, giving your kids what they truly need to thrive in this world.


Book cost $15.00




Pastor Shana's Class Following Worship

Starting Jan. 9th

Pastor Shana will lead a book study over the sermon series book Soul Reset by Junis Dotson after worship books for $11.00 will be available to purchase in the office starting Dec. 26th or can be found on Hoopla.


About the Book: Soul Reset calls the church and all of Jesus' disciples to reset and reorder their lives around spiritual practices, to learn to walk through difficult seasons with our souls connected to the source of Living Water so that we don't burn out or break down. And if we do burn out or break down, we learn to lift up and point one another back to Jesus.

Monday Night Adult Zoom Class

Starting Back up Jan. 10th at 6:30 p.m.

Ashley will also be leading a group on the book Soul Reset as well.