Travis Park United Methodist Church
Saturday, October 25, 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, Sanctuary Choir
 

11:00 am Celebration Service

Celebration Band and Singers
 
 
 
October 26, 2014
Rev. Monte Marshall preaching
Matthew 6:25-34
Don't Worry 'Bout a Thing
 
 


 
NEWS AT TRAVIS PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH   
 
 


 

October 26 is Commitment Sunday

This Sunday is the last of our four-week stewardship emphasis Treasure: A Stewardship Program on Faith and MoneyThe theme is based on Jesus’ words, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.Matthew 6:21
During the month of October, have looked at the many ways that our treasure affects our hearts through a sermon series in worship, and a Sunday School class led by Pastor Monte Marshall that meets in the Labyrinth Room, 10-10:45.
 
We have considered how financial challenges in our personal lives affect our relationships with people and with God and how giving helps to determine the way we feel and act.
This Sunday, during each worship service, we will have the opportunity to make personal commitments of giving to Travis Park United Methodist Church for the coming year. Estimate of Giving cards were mailed last week and will be available in the pew racks and from the ushers.Click here to download a pdf of the Estimate of Giving brochure.
 
We often think our treasure follows our hearts.
Jesus says the opposite! Our hearts will follow our treasure. 
 
 
Investing our treasure in the things of God
allows us to be a part of things bigger than ourselves.
 
Oct 5:   Where Is Your Treasure? (Matthew 6:19-21)
Oct 12: The Problem with Two Masters (Matthew 6:24)
Oct 19: Giving Your Treasure Back to God (Matthew 6:1-6)
Oct 24: Don’t Worry ’Bout a Thing (Matthew 6:25-34)


 

Called and Gifted for Service Fair

 
Oct 19 & 26, Sun mornings  Take the opportunity to browse at tables in the foyer to learn about opportunities to serve. Church leaders will be there to share information about their groups and ways you can take part in ministries. From the Leadership Committee.
 

 
 

 
 

ALL SAINTS DAY NOVEMBER 2

Our annual remembrance of loved ones who have died this year will be Sunday, Nov 2 in worship at 8:45 and 11:00.  If there is someone you would like for us to include, please contact Betty Curry at bcurry@travispark.org. 

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS NOVEMBER 2

Similar to All Saints Day,  Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday to celebrate, honor, and remember our friends and family who have died in the past, not just within the last year. Bring a photo or other memorabilia to add to the Dia de los Muertos altar in the Narthex at the back of the sanctuary. Questions? Contact Velia Suarez  at velusa@aol.com.


 

SWTX RECONCILING UNITED METHODISTS TO GATHER HERE

Thursday, Nov 6, 6:30-8:00 pm, Labyrinth Room

Our congregation will be the site of an information session for anyone in the San Antonio area who is interested Reconciling Ministries. Panelists will discuss why affiliation with RMN matters and the steps congregations, groups and individuals should consider in becoming related to the Reconciling Ministries Network. Panelists will include our own Kate Campbell, who early on was a part of the process of TPUMC becoming an RMN congregation. Rev. Dr. Sid Hall, Pastor of Trinity UMC, Austin, will also speak about the impact of RMN affiliation. All of our congregation's members and friends related to our continuing support of RMN are encouraged to be present and to welcome others from around the SWTX Conference. Come and share your support with others who have interest in joining us on the Reconciling journey.

 


Gift of Socks from Your City Sports

Big thanks to our new friends at Your City Sports for the gift of a huge box of high-quality athletic socks. Luther and Michelle, the volunteer managers of our CMI Clothes Closet, look forward to distributing them during the holidays. Your City Sports has a "buy one, give one" program and we are grateful to be their latest "give"!  www.yourcitysports.com 
 

Children's Ministries

 
Your faithfulness is growing by leaps and bounds, and the love that all of yo
u have for each other is increasing.— 2 Thessalonians 1:3
 
Sunday School: 
 

Our curriculum is Grow, Proclaim, Serve! which incorporates Bible stories, activities, crafts, media, and games into a full faith experience for children. The lessons have flexibility of different activities based on reading abilities. 

Grades k-4, 10-10:45 am, Room 315. 


This week in Children’s Church: 
Anne Sullivan and Helen Keller – Compassion and trust.  Affirmation: What I believe in my heart is what I show in my actions.  We meet during the 11:00 service after Story Time.
 

 

Entry Point Class

Sunday, November 9, 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  tbrown.tpumc@gmail.com  

 


 


Men's Clothes Needed in Clothes Closet

Cooler weather is around the corner, so it’s time to collect winter clothes, jeans, pants, jackets, and blankets. Clean, washable clothes for men are always welcome. Please bring your donations to the church office.


  
 
 

Hurry!

CMI DINNER BENEFIT NOV 8

Around the World in Seven Courses

brought to you by Corazon Ministries, Inc.

and Red Designer Dining at the

culinary school of the Art Institute of San Antonio. 

 

$125/person.  Seating limited to 50.

Check out the menu and buy tickets here. 


Art Institute of San Antonio, IH 10 near Wurzbach.

The chefs at the culinary school create and prepare the menu. 

The students manage and serve in the dining room.

By sharing in the wonderful meal, you are helping Corazon Ministries
to offer meals, fellowship, and other basic necessities to people in need.   
 
Questions? Contact: Heather  at  heather.mace@uhc.com, 210.389-1248.
 

 

 

SNL ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES 

5:00-8:00     Nursery  for infant - K
4:00-6:00     Entry Point   (October 12)
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
6:30-8:00     Three Simple Questions Class (see below)
 

 
THREE SIMPLE QUESTIONS CLASS @ SNL - 6:30pm Sundays.

Based on the book Three Simple Questions: Knowing the God of Love, Hope, Purpose by Rueben P. Job. Gain insight on how to live a Christ-like life and explore the three most basic and profound questions at the center of our faith—questions that all major religions try to answer and around which there seem to be much confusion: Who is God?  Who am I?  Who are we together?
 

 
 
 
ILLUMEN: SA’S PREMIER MEN'S PROFESSIONAL CHORUS Concert Oct. 24 7pm  
There is a fresh breeze blowing in the world of choral music in San Antonio. IlluMen Chorus is truly an extraordinary ensemble of male singers, under the direction of Eric Schmidt. Music that will entertain, inspire and delight you.
 

 
SAVE THE DATES:
 
Alternative Christmas
Dec. 7, 14, 21
Benefitting Deborah's House, Children's Bereavement Center and Corazon Ministries, Inc.
 
Angel Party
Saturday, December 20 
The Angel Party team, organized by Velia Suarez, will be looking for sponsors.  Velia works with Travis Park UMC as well as Cassiano Homes to collect names of families who would like gifts for their children for Christmas.  If your family or work group would like to sponsor a child or a family, contact Velia at velsua@aol.com.
 

 
 WEDNESDAY NIGHT COOKS NEEDED
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 dtremper@travispark.org.
 


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