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THE YALE AVENUE
“SON” TIMES
VOLUME 47, NUMBER 44
OCTOBER 29, 2014
Disciples of Christ
MEN’S QUARTERLY BREAKFAST - (WOMEN INVITED)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 9:00 a.m.
Dr. John Sassin will be our guest speaker for our Quarterly Men's Breakfast on Saturday,
Nov. 8, beginning at 9:00 AM. We are so excited about this program that we wanted to invite
women to join us. Mike Vaughn will be preparing an excellent breakfast once again. Dr.
Sassin has entitled his presentation as, "Social Justice from the Christian Perspective."
Dr. Sassin has worked extensively for the past 25 years in the fields of head injury rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, and special education. His work has included developing and
directing continuum of care programs for difficult-to-treat individuals with neurobehavioral,
physical, and developmental disabilities. He has chaired and served on the board of directors of professional organizations that pertain to his specialties at the national and state levels. Dr. Sassin has presented internationally. He has also trained rehabilitation professionals
throughout the region on the effects of traumatic brain injury, supported living for people with disability, and vocational programs: supported and
competitive. He is currently an assistant professor in the disability studies program at Langston University. For more information go to the web
site, http://sassinassociates.weebly.com.
YACC International Chili Festival
With Book and Craft Sale
Saturday, November 15th
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Chili Tasting and Music
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Anna Massey and the Praise Band will be
performing from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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Book and Craft Sale
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Bake and Drink Sale
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Jupiter Jump for Children
CANDIDATE FOR REGIONAL MINISTER,
Rev. Pamela G. Holt (Approved by Regional Assembly)
In January, 2015, Rev. Pamela G. Holt comes to Oklahoma ready
to love, listen, and lead the Region into its fullness as partners with
one another and God continuing to build God’s dream.
Upon graduation from Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Pam has
served three very different congregations; Rosemont Christian
Church in Dallas, TX, Central Christian Church in Weatherford, TX,
and First Christian Church in Mineral Wells, TX.
Pam knows ministry is demanding, challenging, sorrow filled, and
joy filled.
Horses are life-giving to Pam and her ministry. She plays with her
horses for spiritual renewal and developing leadership.
She does not do any ministry without the love and support from her
family-her husband Randy, a rock of stability and always willing to
do what is needed for the next mission in ministry, and her daughter, Anna Carole, a delightful young woman, a college student, and
an encourager of her mom.
Their favorite thing to do as a family is vacation in the San Juan
mountains of Colorado.
We welcome Pam to the Oklahoma Region.
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7:30am - 5:30 pm M-F Ages 6 Wks. To 5 Yrs. 918.747.2440
Affiliated with and a Ministry of Yale Avenue Christian Church
"LOVING GENEROUSLY"
Stewardship Emphasis, October 12 - November 9
Consecration Sunday, November 9
This Sunday we will continue our look at what it means to "Love
Generously," through our cinematic journey with the Donovan family
and Rae. Pastor Mike's message will be, "Called to be a 12A
Church," from John 15:12-27.
12A stands for "one to another," which provides a shorthand for a
community of mutual giving and care, a community of relational
generosity. "One to another" is a just another way of referring to a
table where everyone is welcome and all are equals in the eyes of
God. What would it take and what would it mean for Yale Avenue
Christian Church to be known as a "12A" church? How does generously loving and caring for others impact the decision we will make
concerning how much we will give to the ministry of Yale Avenue
Christian Church in 2015?
Dear YACC Church Family:
Thank you for all the cards, calls, visits, and
food while I’ve been recuperating from neck
surgery. It has been a bigger “deal” than I
was expecting, but hopefully, most of the pain
has subsided and I am on the mend. I cannot
thank you enough for all of the food. It has
been a Godsend. So far, Joe hasn’t lost an
ounce! I will be in a neck brace for at least another two
months and will not be able to drive during that time, but I do
have a good chauffeur! Thank you again for everything and
blessings to all of you.
Sylvia Hill
Sunday School ... Spiritual Growth ... Christian Education
Enrichment Opportunities:
You are invited to check out one of our 4 adult classes beginning at
11:00 (or earlier). Over the last few months we have been highlighting our different Sunday School classes. This week, we introduce
you to the Come As You Are adult class, which meets in the Prayer
Chapel - Room 1108 and is taught by Mike Wallace.
“Come As You Are” Class
As our name implies, we’re a diverse group that welcomes everyone just as they are and wherever they are on their faith journey.
That’s one of the reasons why we’re a great class for first time visitors to Yale Avenue. Our teacher, Mike Wallace, presents interesting Biblical stories and there is a wide range of discussion that usually ends up thought provoking and fun! The topics of our lessons
are not only things we are already familiar with, but also subjects we
may never have thought much about. Examples include book studies on The Gnostic Gospels, The Koran, and often misused verses
of the Bible. Whatever we’re studying, we seek to learn and grow
together, sharing opinions and enjoying fellowship. We’re located in
the Prayer Room near the library, so you’re always welcome to
“come as you are!”
Our other adult classes are:
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Seeker's Class -- Nancy Kouns, Teacher (meets
across from church offices - Room 2107)
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Freindship Class - Lloyd Hurd, Teacher (meets in the
“Round Table” room - Room 1106
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YACC DISCIPLES WOMEN
Hooked N’ Lookin” - Frank & Phyllis Holdsclaw,
Teachers (meets in the Music Room - Room 1109)
It’s that time of the year when the entire church can get involved in
fun things. You know - chili cook-off, book sale, craft sale, entertainment, and did I see a bake sale? Find your best chili and bake
goods recipes and get ready to have your name announced as a
winner. The date for all of this is November 15th.
OR -- The Prayer Group -- meets in Pastor Sei's office upstairs.
You can start donating books at anytime now. We will utilize space
on the stage in the FLC for donations. The sale will be inside the
FLC, so set-up shouldn’t take so long.
November Schedule:
11/6
10:00am Board Meeting
11:00am General Meeting, Devotional (by Ferne Lass
man), Team #3 (Leader, Ferne Lassman) in charge of
luncheon which will be homemade soups, cornbread and
dessert for $5.00
Study by Nancy Kazmierski-10 Commandments (3&4)
11/11
7:00pm Esther Group at Pat DeBoard’s
11/15
Book and Craft Sale
11/20
10:00am Bunco (hostess Ferne Lassman) at church
11/22
10:00am Rachel Group at church (need information call
Terri Gentry or church office)
Hope to see you. You know you don’t have to make reservations
or even have a personal invitation to attend any of these, just
come, because you will be welcomed.
Nancy Hamilton
with Pastor Mike in our Holy Grounds Coffee Bar
They will gather for prayer for our church during this time of transition.
If you just want to talk, have questions -- you are invited to visit
Dear Church Family,
Thank you for your many kindnesses as
we mourned the passing of Junior Green.
The flowers, cards, calls, visits and lunch the day of the funeral have all been appreciated. Most of all the loving arms
and prayers have been such a comfort. Thank you!
The Junior Green Family
COME AS YOU ARE
The controversy over women’s role in the church was definitely not
solved between the orthodox and Gnostic Christians. Two thousand years later it is still being discussed. A question we will explore next week is, “Why were the orthodox Christians persecuted
more than the Gnostics?” See you Sunday….Mike Wallace
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November Serving Schedule
November 2
November 9
November 16
November 23
November 30
Worship
Leader, HB
Robin Sheets
Pat DeBoard
Jack Pontious
Ferne Lassman
Joel Garringer
9:00 Bread
& Wine, HB
Larry Hall
Becky Foust
Jan Roop
Mark Clemons
Robin Sheets
HB
Joel Garringer
Nancy Hamilton
Jim Roop
Van Luster
Larry Hall
Bob Massey
Mike Vaughn
Deacons
Ella Jean Greeman
Frank Holdsclaw
Jennie Cleveland
Peggy Clemons
Phyllis Holdsclaw
Susan Trussell
Missy Massey
Sara Busch
Melinda Brannan
Joie Holder
Barbara Cortright
Greg Silvis
J.J. Dunne
Jim Dunne
Karen Silvis
Dave Spencer
Cathy Spencer
Bill Sterling
Bobby Keef
Don Beil
Emma Nichols
Freda Keef
Judy Beil
Ella Jean Greeman
Frank Holdsclaw
Jennie Cleveland
Peggy Clemons
Phyllis Holdsclaw
Susan Trussell
Communion
Preparation
Jennie Cleveland &
Peggy Clemons
Sara Busch &
Patsy Duckett
Barbara Cortright &
Jim Dunne
Judy & Don Beil
Ella Jean Greeman
Welcome
Center
Phyllis Holdsclaw
Kari MatthewsVaughn
Cathy Spencer
Freda Keef
Susan Trussell
Greeters
Frank Holdsclaw
Mike Vaughn
Dave Spencer
Bobby Keef
TBD
Service:
Elders:
9:30
AM
Serving
Teams
Kari Matthews-Vaughn
November
Birthdays
Anna Masssey .................. 11/8 Jay Vaughn ..................... 11/26 Teresa Thorp .................. 11/30
Cailin Fischer .................... 11/8 Katye Tankersley............. 11/28
Carole Gasswint ............... 11/9
Mark Trussell .................. 11/10
Bill Stanley ...................... 11/11
Chalmer Crews ............... 11/11
Robert Goolsby ............... 11/12
Victoria Perry .................. 11/13
Ashley Hurlbut ................ 11/13
Patsy Duckett.................. 11/14
Gin Go Mang .................. 11/15
Joel Garringer ................. 11/16
Becky Foust .................... 11/17
Lynn Ozey....................... 11/17
Lindsey Schluckebier ...... 11/18
Crystal Wantland ............ 11/20
Sarah Hanafin ................. 11/23
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Joys & Concerns
Week of October 26, 2014
Many within the YACC family are
prayed for daily. Please remember
these specific needs:
Health Issues:
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Devern Eubank’s daughter-in-law, Sandy Eubanks, lifts up her husband Stephen, who will be having surgery soon and is also experiencing vision problems.
Ronda Greer lifts up Max’s daughter, Martha who has cancer and her
friends, Mike with cancer and Dennis with ALS.
Bryan Petersen was able to return to worship on Sunday, but remains
in a great deal of pain.
Don Petersen remains at home recovering from back surgery.
Debbie West will meet with her breast cancer specialist on 10/30 to go
over latest MRI results.
Joys:
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We give thanks that Sylvia Hill was able to be in worship for the first
time since her neck surgery.
We rejoice that Faye Hinkle was able to be in worship Sunday for the
first time in several months. She remains under hospice care.
Congratulations to Julia Eubanks, Devern Eubank’s granddaughter,
in the marriage to Austin Burgess Saturday. Pastor Mike officiated at
the ceremony at Keystone Lake State Park.
Congratulations to Gwenn & C.J. Hurlbut whose daughter, Jennifer
was married on Saturday.
Others Lifted Up for Prayer:
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Nancy Hamilton lifts up her cousin, Billie Nell Webber, whose husband died last week.
Jean Herbert lifts up her granddaughter.
Our sympathy is expressed to Ching, Lun and John in the death of
their uncle, Pau Gin Mang, who passed away in India last week at the
age of 44.
Ongoing Prayer Needs:
Kimberly Bartholic; Wanda Bousquet; Paulette Burns; Tony & Dorothy
Cardenas; Jim & Sharon Chambers; Jeri Cochran; Jay DeGeer; Lora
Dewitt’s daughter; Barbara Jean; Patricia Dobbins, Clarence & Hettie
Green’s daughter; Carole Gasswint; Mary Griffin; Sue Goodner; Carolyn
Goolsby, Ronda Greer’s friend Mike; Kimberly Gualnam; Katelyn Hanafin;
Theta Hendricks’ friend, Nora Clark; Tom Ivy; Michelle Kice; Gene & Sue
Lower; Rob Massey; Kenya missionary, Jeff Osborne and his wife, Lucy;
Marian Pittman; Dennis and Rosemary Moran’s daughter, Rebecca Sayer;
Paul Todd (friend of Dennis & Rosemary Moran); Debbie West.
Rehabilitation Facilities/ Homebound:
Lora Dewitt; Lillian Johnson; Arlene Kennedy; Jack Covey
We pray for our country & its leaders, all nations, and our military
service men & women. We pray for our church & its ministries, staff,
lay leaders, the Food Bank, and Play and Learn Preschool.
NEACCO Prayer Calendar for November 2, New Beginnings Christian,
Tulsa - Donna Jackson
Sunday Attendance on October 26, 2014
9:30 a.m. Worship ..................................................... 124
6:00 p.m. IMF (3rd Year Anniversary) ..................... 150
WORSHIP TOTAL ...................................................... 274
Sunday School/Enrichment Opportunities .................. 51
6:00 p.m. Destination Children & Youth .................... 61
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CHILDREN’S SUNDAY EVENING STUDIES
Heroes of Our Faith
The 3 yr. olds through 5th graders continue studying the HEROES
OF OUR FAITH. This Sunday, 10/26 our hero is: Daniel
YOUTH PROJECT AT CAMP CHRISTIAN
Friday, 11 youth and 5 sponsors loaded into the church bus and
headed to Camp Christian, located near Chouteau, Oklahoma. Several activities on Friday and Saturday were new experiences for
many. Cooking hot dogs over a campfire, making smores, playing
horseshoes, and working like lumberjacks were a few of those
things. Friday night, after the hotdogs, we reenacted the story of
Jesus raising the little girl from the dead and healing the woman who
dared to touch his cloak. Carrying torches and flashlights the group
became the crowd following Jesus through the path in the forest to
the little girl's home. Reaching the end of the trail, at Lookout Point,
we sat around another campfire and discussed the story in Mark,
chapter 5. "Just believe and have faith" was the moral of that
story. The power plant looked like a fairy land from the Point. Saturday morning greeted us with pancakes and collecting buckets of
walnuts. That afternoon we trekked back to Inspiration Point to see
what it looked like in the daylight. We cut down trees, tied them to
ropes, pulled them up the cliff, and cut them into smaller pieces. A
weary group made it back to the lodge for showers for some and
games for others. The camp administrator had many complements
for our group and the work that they did. Thank you, Paul and Suzainne for providing the food for this service project.
NEW DOORS INSTALLED
Cowen Construction completed the installation of new external
doors in 3 hallway classrooms in the Education Building during Fall
Break. The external door installation in the 3 rooms brings into
compliance with current fire code the requirements for rooms housing children ages 2.5 and younger. Compliance with the fire code
enables our children younger than 2.5 to reside in these rooms. As
a result, the nursery was relocated to its original location across
from the church offices. This room will house the preschool infants
as well. In addition, new wall mounted cabinets and a new sink
were installed in the nursery room. With the exception of new flooring, the nursery room upgrade is complete. New flooring will be
installed when funding is available. An announcement regarding
the opportunity for donations toward the flooring in the nursery and
cabinet and flooring upgrades for other hallway classrooms will be
announced soon. The door project was managed by the preschool
and funded primarily through preschool donations and fundraisers.
A special thank you goes to all who contributed in time, effort and
funding to make this project a success and bring these rooms into
compliance with the fire code.
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If you have any questions call the church office or Play and Learn
Preschool at 918-747-2440.
October 29, 2014
Yale Avenue Christian Church
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3616 S. Yale Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74135-5536
Phone: 918.747.1304
Fax: 918.747.7175
Website: yacc.org
Play and Learn Preschool: 918.747.2440
Mission Statement
The prayerful mission of Yale Avenue
Christian Church is Caring, Sharing and
Serving in the name of Jesus.
Regularly Scheduled Events
SUNDAY
9:30am ............................................................... Worship Service
10:45am ......................................................................... Fellowship
11:00am ...................... Sunday School & Enrichment Opportunities
1:00pm .............................. AA Meeting in Hooked N’ Lookin’ Room
6:00pm ............................ International Mission Fellowship Worship
6:00pm .................................................................Destination Youth
MONDAY
7:30am-5:30pm (Monday-Friday) ................Play & Learn Preschool
12:00noon (Mon-Sat) ........ AA Meeting in Hooked N’ Lookin’ Room
6:00pm ............................................... Adoration Singers Rehearsal
TUESDAY
1:00pm (2nd & 4th Tuesdays) ........................... YACC Stitch Group
7:00pm .............................. AA Meeting in Hooked N’ Lookin’ Room
WEDNESDAY
7:00am ................................................................... Men’s Breakfast
10:30am (2nd Wednesday) ............. NEATS Meeting and Luncheon
5:30pm ...................................................TLC Small Groups #4, 12
6:00pm .................................................... Praise Ringers Rehearsal
6:30pm ......................................................Ladies Group TLC Study
7:00pm .......................................................... TLC Small Group #2
THURSDAY
7:00pm .. Al-Anon & Al-Ateen Meeting in Hooked N’ Lookin’ Room
FRIDAY
6:00pm ...................................................................Games & Sports
Sunday, November 2
9:30 a.m. Worship
Elders: Robin Sheets, Larry Hall, Joel Garringer
Deacons: Ella Jean Greeman, Frank Holdsclaw, Jennie Cleveland,
Peggy Clemons, Phyllis Holdsclaw, Susan Trussell
Communion Prep: Jennie Cleveland & Peggy Clemons
Welcome Center: Phyllis Holdsclaw
Greeters: Frank Holdsclaw
SATURDAY
5:30pm .............................. AA Meeting in Hooked N’ Lookin’ Room
Staff
COMING EVENTS:
Wed., Oct. 29
Sun., Nov. 2
Thur., Nov. 6
11:00am ........................................... JOY Group Zoo Visit
2:00am ................................... Daylight Saving Time Ends
10:30am ........................Disciples Women Board Meeting
11:00am .................. DW General Meeting and Luncheon
Sat., Nov. 8
9:00am .................................... Men’s Quarterly Breakfast
Sun., Nov. 9
4:30pm ..................................................... Elders’ Meeting
Mon., Nov. 10 5:30pm ......................................................Bread and Jam
Tues., Nov. 11 ................................................................... Veterans’ Day
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Ministers ................................. The People of Yale Avenue Christian Church
Senior Pastor ............................................................................... Mike Albert
Pastor of Community Outreach.................................................. Sei Touthang
Interim Worship Pastor .................................................................. Ann Moyer
Administrative Pastor ................................................................. Cheryl Clark
Administrative Assistant ............................................................ Debbie West
Play and Learn Director ............................................................... Carla Story
Organist ................................................................................... Lizanne Keith
Childcare Attendant ............................................................... Bethany Seaton
Custodian ........................................................................................ John Lian
View Newsletter online at yacc.org.
October 29, 2014
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