Travis Park United Methodist Church
Thursday, September 18, 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
 
 
 
 September 21, 2014
Rev. Monte Marshall preaching
Leviticus 18:22; 20:21
Another Look: Homosexuality in the Torah
 
 
 

 
 
SEPTEMBER 21
   
 

 
 

 
ENTRY POINT CLASS   
Sunday, October 12, 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 
 

 
 
CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES
Children’s Church begins for this Fall!
 
Children’s Church meets after story time during the 11 am service.  We use the Progressive Christianity lessons which include Bible verses, stories, games and more. 
 
Look for exciting news about grade school Sunday school coming soon!
 
 
 
 

 
TRAVIS PARK DINNER OUT       
Thurs, Sept 18, 6:00-7:30
Fuddruckers @ the Colonnade - Wurzbach@IH10

Things are getting exciting for Dinner Night Out! Each month is going to have a different and engaging theme and September's kick-off theme is "Bring a Friend!" This will be a great opportunity to invite someone you know who may be interested in our congregation and our fantastic ministries.  Come when you can, bring a friend, and join in the fun!



SEPT 21—ANNUAL COOKIE BRIGADE BAKE SALE

The Cookie Brigade will be having their annual Jazz'SAlive Cookie Sale on next Sunday, September 21st.  The funds raised are used to provide Christmas candy bags to our homeless friends.  Please show your support by visiting the cookie table.If you are interested in donating cookies, a cake or pie, please email Velia Suarez @velsua@aol.com or call 210-413-9621.      


 
PRIDE PARADE  SIGN-UP
 
 Pride Parade is Saturday, Sept. 20 in Austin. Organizers need to know who is going and who needs a ride.Contact: Joe - j.tanasi@yahoo.com or Rachel - rachel.jennings@utsa.edu


 
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Video: Rev. Laura Merrill, District Superintendent of the McAllen (el Valle) District of the Southwest Texas (Río Texas) Conference of the United Methodist Church reflects on our responsibility in the refugee crisis on our Southern border.
 
UPDATE ON THE BORDER CRISIS FROM UNITED METHODIST NEWS SERVICE
Click here to read the three part series of articles from United Methodist News Service about a recent gathering of bishops and other leaders at the border.
 
 

 

PLEASE NOTE: NO SNL ON SEPTEMBER 21 DUE TO JAZZ'SALIVE.
 
 
 
SNL ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES
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
6:30-8:00     Methodism 101 Class (see below)
 

 
METHODISM 101 CLASS - SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE
 6:30 pm Sundays, Beginning Sept 7
 Explore and Experience the Wesleyan Methodist message: God Loves Us ALL. God is with us. God continues to woo us,  seek us out, care for us, speak to us, enable us and lead us into the future. Taught by John Patterson and Jamie Dailey.
 

 
 
FIRST CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PROJECTS FINISHED
 
 
The first projects funded by the Caring for the Gift capital campaign have been completed!  TPUMC now has a new vent hood over the oven in the kitchen, upgraded duct work, and a renovated fire-suppression system that brings us into compliance with the current fire safety code.  The work has passed inspection thus bringing this project to a successful conclusion. Thanks to our Trustees, Building Superintendent Leonard Hartfield, and the contributors to our Caring for the Gift campaign for bringing all the pieces together to complete this project.   Well done!
In the meantime, a second capital campaign project has been completed: the repair and painting of the trim on the Stephenson Building’s windows.
 
We are also waiting a to receive a schedule from the Wahl Organ Builders detailing the timing of the repair and maintenance  work they will provide in three phases on the sanctuary organ.   
 
 

 
WITH GRATITUDE
Corazon Ministries recently received a gift of $3500 from the Hayek Family Foundation. David Hayek is CEO of Surgical Care Affiliates, which is Velia Suarez’s employer. This brings the total of the Hayek Family Foundation’s gift to our ministries (CMI, Deborah’s House, and Angel Project) to $13,000.  Thanks to TPUMC member Velia for helping to make this happen!
 

 
COMING IN OCTOBER: Sundays, 10 am
A 4-Week Book Study with Pastor Monte
 
 Jesus said, Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Whether you are in plenty or in want, money has a direct connection to your values, your faith, and the health of your relationships. It’s no wonder that in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus presented a radical message about our “treasure” and our hearts. Treasure by Jacob Armstrong uses the Sermon on the Mount to help us reexamine what our treasure is. How do we spend our time, energy, and money? If our hearts follow our treasure, as Jesus taught, then we'd better make sure they are aligned.  
 
 


CHRYSALIS MINISTRIES FAMILY FALL FIESTA
  Sunday, Oct 5, 4-8 pm, Silent Auction 
  Viola’s Ventanas, 9660 Westover Hills Blvd.
  Beef and chicken fajita buffet with all the trimmings!
 $30/adult,  $12 /child (under 12) 
For tickets, contact Stacy Baker—210-299-4540 ext 116, sbaker@chrysmin.org.
 
Chrysalis Ministries (formerly Bexar County Detention Ministries) an interfaith agency, providing religious services, support groups, and/or educational classes in 10 adult and juvenile detention and treatment facilities in the San Antonio Metropolitan and Karnes City areas. The Family Renewal Center (503 San Pedro) serves as an outreach center where a wide variety of religious and social services are provided to those formerly incarcerated in any detention or treatment facility, and to their families.
 

 
 

 
 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