Tahlequah UMC ICYMI for 1.24.22



ICYMI is an acronym for Incased You Missed It. Below is some info that may or may not has appeared in the printed Connect, Serve and Grow. There is always added info and we invite you to look through the post for opportunities to connect, serve and grow.


Pastor Shana's Mother Orele Kitchel Service Info

Orele Kitchel, funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26th at Pawhuska United Methodist Church. We will have a caravan that will leave from the Church at 11:30 a.m. and we have limited seating on the Church Van if interested in riding in the van or caravan please let us know in the office.

Info about her service can be found here: https://www.kendrickmccartneyjohnsonfh.com/obituary/Sarah-Kitchel?fbclid=IwAR2rHMc2rRU8KL9WCgV5bL98jq-JSO_KvCtS6c7oqTqSeZD4n-wr5_aZibk


Connect To TUMC

Feb. 27th after Worship. We will gather to learn where there are opportunities to serve at Tahlequah UMC from various groups and make connections with leaders of various ministry teams.


Church Calendar for the Week of 1/23-1/30

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

Monday-Thursday

Sunday, January 23rd

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

5:00 p.m. Mindy Baker’s BBall Team in AB Gym

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


Monday, January 24th

5:30 p.m. Amanda Harris’ Basketball Team (AB Gym)


Tuesday, January 25th

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 (AB Gym)


Wednesday, January 26th

4:30 Bell Choir (Parlor)

6:30 The Pastor’s Table (Facebook and Youtube)

6:30 Coby Fourkillers’ Basketball Team (Ab Gym)

7 p.m. Adult Choir (Sanctuary)


Thursday, January 27th

9:30 a.m Little Sprouts Chapel (Sanctuary)

10 a.m. FMS Setup (AB Gym)

5 p.m. Feed My Sheep Meal (AB Gym)

5:30 Girl Scout Troop 1226 (Parlor)


Friday, January 28th

5 p.m. Lucy Medlocks BB Team (AB Gym)


Sunday, January 30th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship (Sanctuary)

4 p.m. Youth Group (Activities Building Youth Room)

5 p.m. Mindy Baker BBall Team (AB Gym)

5:30 p.m Confirmation Setup Meeting (Sanctuary)

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


The apportionment Balance for 2022 will be Announced In Feb.

Building Debt as of 1.5.2022 $118,536.12


Online Ministry Groups

When the pandemic hit, we shifted and created some ministries to happen via zoom and other platforms as we begin to return, we will shift to more of a hybrid approach for ministry. Below are our groups that are meeting in a hybrid style or just on zoom. To register for the zoom study by going to https://www.tahlequahumc.org/onlinegroups


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








2022 Church Camp Dates: You can find the 2022 Camp Egan Summer Camp Dates for Children and Youth Camps here: https://okcamps.org/2021-camp-dates/ if you are interested in helping or attending a camp please contact Abigail.

Easter 2022 Sunday, April 17th, 2022 We had such a good response for our Worship Experience at Egan we want to offer that again. So we will have worship at TUMC at 9:30 a.m. and we will have worship at Egan at 11 a.m. We will have an Easter Egg Hunt and we will offer a Catered Lunch at Egan following worship more information will be shared later but we wanted to get this on people’s calendars now.

Want to learn more about how to use technology? I would love to offer my limited knowledge on helping you navigate new technologies you may have been given over Christmas. Or if you want to learn how to zoom, get emails on your phone or navigate social media. I would love to help. I would prefer a 1 on 1 approach to this because it is easier to help you better understand. Just let me know if this is something you would be interested in.


Men’s Study is postponed Until Feb. 1st


Wednesday Night Reconnect is postponed Until Feb. 2nd



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.

You can register here: https://bit.ly/TUMCConfirmation22

We also have ways you can serve during confirmation.


Job Descriptions for Mentors, Table Host, Meal Providers

Mentors: Mentors will make some kind of connection with their mentee at least once, during the week. Pastor Matt will work with you on how this can be done at the training session on Jan. 30th at 5:30 p.m. You will check in with your mentee, ask them how are things, and do they have any questions about what they are learning in our sessions. At the end of our time of confirmation, you will share some incites to what you have learned about them and where they saw growth in our time during confirmation. Attending the sessions for the mentors is not required or expected but encouraged.

Table Host: Will be the small group leader of an assigned table. After the presentation, you will help your table of 4-8 confirmands dive a little deeper in the lesson. You will be provided questions and activities each week and all things needed to lead the table will be provided.


Meal Providers: We will begin the session with a simple meal at 5 p.m. At this time we do not know how many to prepare for but will know more after our meeting on Jan. 30th If you cannot make the meal but would be willing to provide funds for the meal just let me know as well.


Calendar for Confirmation

· 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.