Travis Park United Methodist Church
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Unconditional Love and Justice in Action





8:45 am Liturgical Service 

Holy Communion every Sunday
pipe organ, Sanctuary Choir 

11:00 am Celebration Service

Celebration Band and Singers
November 23, 2014
Children's Sabbath
Rev. Monte Marshall preaching
 Exodus 2:1-10
Message: Protecting the Children



Youth Bake Sale this Sunday

Stop by and purchase some goodies for the Thanksgiving holidays at the Youth Bake Sale in the foyer. Proceeds help fund the summer Mission Trip and Choir Tour.

Church Conference and Annual Meeting of CMI

Tuesday, Dec 2 @ 6pm, TPUMC
Our annual church conference will be held on Tuesday December 2, at TPUMC.As a step toward the unification of the Southwest Texas and Rio Grande Annual Conferences that will take place on Jan 1, 2015, we will be joined by brothers and sisters from the following United Methodist congregations: Alamo, El Mesias, La Trinidad, Principe de Paz, Resurection, Sanford Chapel, and St. Paul.  
The schedule is as follows:
A fellowship time with displays available to highlight the mission and ministry of each participating church.
Worship in the sanctuary with the Las Misiones District  Superintendent, Rev. Carl Rohlfs, will be preaching.
Each congregation will meet individually for their charge/church conferences.
All members of TPUMC will have a voice and a vote in the church conference as we consider items including the strategic planning report from the Holy Conversations Coordinating Team, 2015 compensation for our pastors under appointment, and a proposed slate of church leaders for 2015 coming from the Nominations & Leadership Development Committee.  When the church conference adjourns, the group will reconvene as the governing body for Corazon Ministries, Inc. This annual meeting directs the work of our church and gives general oversight to the Church Council. We review and evaluate the mission and ministry of the church, and conduct other business such as setting salaries for the pastors and electing church officers.
All TPUMC members are invited to attend and have the privilege of vote. Immediately following the Church Conference is the Corazon Ministries Inc. Annual Meeting. 
Annual Call-Out List
Each year, we take stock of the members we have lost track of so that we can update our rolls. Check out the list at the Info Desk and, if you know someone on this list, PLEASE have them contact the church office by calling (210) 226-8341 or by emailing



The Rock-n-Roll Marathon is in two weeks

Never fear! You CAN get to church on Marathon Sunday, IF you follow these basic instructions: 281 to Commerce to Navarro to Travis. 

Check out the Sanctuary Choir’s new video!

We’ll all be feelin’ groovy about getting to church on Dec 7.



Sunday School for Children

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. 

Children's Church

Young People, Give Generously: What I believe in my heart is what I show in my actions. 
We meet after Story Time during the 11:00 service.

Parent Meeting

All Travis Park parents of children are invited to a Children’s Council meeting Sunday Dec 7 at 10 am in room 316.  This   will be a review of the year and a look ahead.


Decorating for Advent

Sunday November 23, after worship.Stay after church to help with the hanging of the greens.

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Shop at Deborah's Closet this Sunday, Nov 23

Shop for Christmas early at Deborah's Closet! $5 entry, applied to purchases. Thanks for supporting this TPUMC ministry providing transitional housing for women in recovery.

Alternative Christmas

Dec. 7, 14, 21
Share the spirit of the season with special holiday cards to give to co-workers, family members and friends who have everything! The profits from these $5 cards go to Deborah’s House, Corazon Ministries, and Children’s Bereavement Center.

Angel Party - Saturday, December 20

 The Angel Party team works with TPUMC and Cassiano Homes public housing to collect names of families who need gifts for their children for Christmas.  A list was emailed this week and the deadline to bring the gifts is Dec 14. If your family or work group would like to sponsor a child or a family, contact Velia at



 Seekers Class Study                            

Seekers have begun a video study of  Fr. Richard Rohr's How Do We Breathe Under Water?  The Gospel and 12-Step Spirituality.  Four themes are addressed by Rohr's presentations:  "Creating a Relationship between The Big Book and the Gospel;"  "Addictive Thinking and the Illuminative Way;"  "Wounds as Trophies;"  and "Rituals and Life Summary."   Two to three sessions will be scheduled for each presentation, about 25 minutes of video per week for 12 weeks.  Fred Kandeler will be introducing and leading the discussions.   10 am Sundays, Room 219.



Entry Point Class

Sunday, December 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  


Commitment Sunday Update

 “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  Matthew 6:21

If you have not yet turned in a commitment card to the church, please do so soon.  Cards are available at the church office and in the pews.  Financial commitments are used each year to formulate a budget for the next year so every gift counts! 
Grace and peace, Pastor Monte



 Men's Clothing Needed for 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.





5:00-8:00     Nursery  for infant - K
4:00-6:00     Entry Point   (December 14)
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 above)

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 

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