Travis Park United Methodist Church
Friday, August 22, 2014
Unconditional Love and Justice in Action

Worship at Travis Park United Methodist Church 
8:45 am Liturgical Service 
Holy Communion every Sunday
pipe organ
11:00 am Celebration Service
Celebration Band and Singers
 August 24, 2014
Rev. Monte Marshall preaching
Exodus 1:8-22
When Joseph is Known No More

Sunday, Aug 31, 10:00-11:00 am
Labyrinth Room, 1st Floor
The labyrinth is a sacred pattern that leads you on a prescribed path to its center and back out again. Walking the labyrinth is a way of praying with the body that invites active conversation with God.  By engaging in this walking meditation, we fully engage our minds, bodies, and spirits at the same time. Join Ashley Shute in the Labyrinth Room for an introduction to the spiritual practice of walking the labyrinth. This is a self-guided activity, but Ashley will be there to introduce you to the basics. 

The Corazon Ministries Clothes Closet is in need of men’s shorts, pants, and shirts.
Our shower ministry is in need of towel.
Please bring your donations to the Church Office. Thanks!

Sun. morning, August 24, Labyrinth Room
$5 Admission, applied to purchases.
New accessories: shoes, belts, bags,scarves & more!
Benefitting Deborah’s House, transitional housing for women in recovery.

From UM Immigration Ministries of South Texas Team
We are so grateful for the generosity that has flowed from all parts of the country into the Texas border region, in response to the recent immigration surge.
A new development is the opening of a new immigration facility in Karnes City, TX, where women and children are being taken from the RGV, with paperwork stamped, "Expedited Deportation."  Pregnant women and men with children are still being released to our welcome centers, and people detained in Laredo are still arriving at Holding Institute.  The numbers are just greatly reduced.  We have received reports that immigrants are being held in stash houses along the border in Mexico, as smugglers determine what their strategy will be in light of the Karnes City facility's operation.  Please be in prayer for the people held in these places, as they have already suffered greatly on their journeys. 
We thank all who have helped in material ways as an act of love toward these sojourners.  In a crisis such as this one, it is always a gift to be able to do something concrete to help.  You have done so beyond anything we might have hoped.    We will be ministering to kids held in facilities here, as we have been given access to do.  And we will keep you posted, as the situation here seems to change daily.  We continue to covet your prayers. 

5:00-8:00     Nursery  for infant - K
4:00-6:00     Entry Point   (2nd Sunday each month)
5:00-6:00     Joyful Noise!   grades 1-5
5:00-6:00     Emmaus Singers   grades 6-12
5:00-6:00     Travis Park Ringers
6:00-6:30     Dinner Bring your own brown bag
6:30-8:00     Kids’ Club grades K-5
6:30-8:00     Travis Park Youth grades 6-12
6:30-8:00     Sanctuary Choir

Sunday Evenings, Beginning Sept 7

Learn more about our denomination, our founder, John Wesley, and how we seek to be the light of God in the world.   More details to follow.

August 28
An evening of food,wine and fellowship.
The DoubleTree Hotel
502 W. Cesar Chavez
(next to UTSA Downtown Campus)
6:30 Reception, 7pm Dinner
$100.00 per ticket;
Corporate Table for $1,000 (includes 8 seats)
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You are invited to help our Middle school class as they collect supplies to create UMCOR sewing kits through August. Donations can be dropped off in their 3rd floor classroom on Sunday mornings. The goal is 15 kits. Each kit will contain:
· 3 continuous yards of new cotton or cotton blend fabric      
    (no corduroy or knit)
· 1 pair of sewing scissors in original packaging
· 1 package of hand needles in original packaging
· 1 medium to large spool of thread (no travel kit thread)
· 1 package of buttons in original packaging (5-8 buttons)
· 1 plastic storage bag (one gallon size and sealable)
UMCOR distributes these sewing kits in communities around the world, fostering independence rather than dependence. Women can make clothing in their own size and in the style of their culture. Cottage industries often grow out of the sewing classes where women use these kits to practice valuable income-generating skills.

Sunday, September 14, 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 

Travis Park UMC Announces Love Your Neighbor Coalition 2015 Gathering
August 6-9, 2015
This huge event will be hosted at TPUMC and the Sheraton Gunter Hotel. At this time, the Love Your Neighbor Coalition participants will include: Affirmation, Black Methodist for Church Renewal, Love Prevails, Methodist Federation for Social Action, National Federation of Asian American United Methodists, Native American International Caucus of United Methodists, Reconciling Ministries Network, and United Methodist Association of Ministers with Disabilities. This will be a first-ever national gathering of the Love Your Neighbor Coalition that formed around the 2012 General Conference of The United Methodist Church. Previously, RMN and MFSA have joined together for a joint national convocation during the summer preceding General Conference, then worked with an expanded coalition the next year. For LYN Coalition to have a national gathering in 2015 will be history in the making! Place the dates, August 6 to 9, 2015 on your calendar now!

Families or groups are needed to prepare and/or help serve Wednesday evening dinners at the weekly Prayer Picnic. Contact Pastor Dale at 210-279-5743 or



Travis Park United Methodist Church   230 E. Travis Street    San Antonio, TX 78205   (210) 226-8341