Travis Park United Methodist Church
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Unconditional Love and Justice in Action
Worship this Sunday
April 27, 2014
Rev. Teresa Welborn
Holy Communion, organ
11:00 am Celebration Service
Celebration Band and Singers
Join us in worship! Click here for directions and parking information.
Does prayer work? Am I being selfish to pray for myself? Why pray anyway? What about my prayers that weren’t answered? If you have ever wrestled with these questions, perhaps you would be interested in a class on prayer.
Beginning Sunday, May 4th from 4:00-6:00 PM, we will begin a six week class on prayer, exploring these questions and other topics, including definitions of prayer, the impediments to prayer, the forms of prayer, and the use of Scripture in prayer.
Beginning Thursday, May 8th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, we will also offer this same class at the home of one of our members who lives in Northeast/North central San Antonio near Loop 410.
The class will cost $15 to cover the cost of a book to be used during the weeks of the study.
Please send your questions and/or register with Pastor Taylor Boone at email@example.com as soon as you can so that we can determine if both classes will have enough people attending.
NEXT SUNDAY: REV TERESA WELBORN TO PREACH
Recently, Bishop Dorff announced that Rev. Teresa Welborn will be leaving her current position as Executive Director of Clergy Development on the Conference Staff to be appointed District Superintendent of the newly formed Capital District. The district will include the current Austin District plus areas west and south of Austin. This redrawing of district lines is part of the transition to our new Rio Texas Conference. Teresa’s new appointment will begin in July. We are thrilled for her and for the Capital District, but sad to lose her, husband Paul Harper and daughter Clare as they move to Austin this summer.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Teresa preach Sunday, April 27 at 8:45 and 11:00 worship, using the scripture John 20:19-31.
HOLY CONVERSATIONS NEWS
We have learned a lot about TPUMC and the needs of the community through our meetings and conversations with our neighbors. Thank you to those who participated in our initial holy conversations answering the questions about why you are here, what brought you to Travis Park and then what keeps you here. Those answers can be read on the bulletin board posted in the foyer.
To continue these conversations, we are holding additional meetings scheduled and ask that you attend one of the following to answer "What is God calling us to do?":
Sunday, April 27th at 10am, Labyrinth Room
Sunday, April 27th at 11am, Labyrinth Room
Sunday, April 27th at 5pm, Labyrinth Room
Sunday, April 27th at 6:30pm, Labyrinth Room
Wednesday, April30th at 7:30pm, Labyrinth Room
Come and share your thoughts of What God Is Calling us to do.
Results of the Holy Conversations survey of our neighbors are in. Pick up a hard copy at the Information Desk or find it here.
YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY: THE GNOSTIC GOSPELS
The Travis Park UMC Young Adult Bible Study group hereby invites everyone in or around the age range of 18 through 35 to come explore the unfamiliar territory of the Gnostic Gospels. The authenticity and accuracy of these writings, which include the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Mary, among many others, have been highly debated. However, rather than dismissing the Gnostic Gospels as utter heresy, many Biblical scholars believe that the documents may shed additional light on Jesus’ life and teachings. Some of these scholars share their insights on Lost Gospels or False Gospels?, the DVD that will be the foundation of our study series.
The Gnostic Gospel study is set to launch on Sunday, April 27. We meet from 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. in the office conference room. There are no homework assignments, and all views and ideas are welcome. Please join us as we boldly go where few of us have gone before!
ENTRY POINT CLASS
Sunday, May 11, 4-6 pm, Office Conference Room
Entry Point is for anyone who is interested in joining or learning more about TPUMC and our ministries. During this pastor-led session, you will learn about who we are as a community of faith, some of our history and opportunities to get involved. Contact Taylor Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Travis Park United Methodist Church
email@example.com 230 E. Travis Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-8341