ICYMU for Tuesday 12.21.21 at Tahlequah UMC

Updated: Dec 28, 2021

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.


Serving on Christmas Eve

If you would like to help out at the 6:30 p.m. or 11 p.m. Christmas Eve Service Please email Pastor Matt.


Year-End Giving Reminder

Here is your yearly reminder that for contributions to count for 2021 they must be in the office by Dec. 31st. By Mail: must be postmarked on or before December 31, 2021, They can be mailed to Tahlequah UMC 300 W. Delaware, Tahlequah, Ok 74464, And for our Online giving they must be completed by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time, December 31, 2021. Go to tahlequahumc.org/give to give online.


This week’s Discipleship Opportunities

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

Monday-Thursday

Sunday, December 19th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

11 p.m. Special Charge Conference in Sanctuary

4 p.m. Youth Group in the Activities Building

5 p.m. Board Meeting in the Sanctuary

5 p.m. Mindy Bakers Basketball team in the AB gym

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

Monday December 20th

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

6:30 p.m. Zoom Adult Bible Study


Tuesday December 21st

12 p.m. Noon Zoom Prayer

1 p.m. Care Team (305)

6:30 p.m. Cody Warrens Basketball Team (Gym)

6:30 p.m. Blue Christmas Service in Sanctuary


Wednesday December 22nd

6:30 Coby Fourkillers’ Basketball Team

6:30 p.m. Pastor’s Table (Online Study)

7 p.m. Chancel Choir (Sanctuary)

Thursday December 23rd

11 a.m. Kiononia in the Atrium

5 p.m. Feed My Sheep (GYM)

5:30 Girl Scouts Troop 1226 in the Parlor


Friday December 24th

6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Worship

11 P.m. Christmas Eve Worship


Sunday December 26th

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 as of 11.09.21

District Apportionments amount remaining $0

Conference Apportionments amount remaining $16,385

Mission and Ministries amount remaining $2,816

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.


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


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.


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.