Travis Park United Methodist Church
Monday, September 22, 2014
Unconditional Love and Justice in Action

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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 
 
 
 
 


 
NEWS AT TRAVIS PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH   
 


 
SEPTEMBER 21
Free parking in Travis Park Plaza Garage until 1:30 this Sunday.
 
  
 

 

ANNUAL COOKIE BRIGADE BAKE SALE

The Cookie Brigade will be having their annual Jazz'SAlive Cookie Sale this 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.   
 

 


 
 
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.  We are covering point 3 of the 8 Points of Progressive Christianity which is: Seek community that is inclusive of ALL people. This includes conventional Christians and questioning skeptics, believers and agnostics, women and men, those of all sexual orientations and gender identities, those of all classes and abilities. By calling ourselves progressive Christians, we mean we are Christians who seek community that is inclusive of ALL people.

This week’s affirmation: :I am a part of the community of life that includes all people.

Look for exciting news about grade school Sunday school coming soon

Do you have a big old TV to get rid of?  Our nursery TV has died.  We use it to watch videos or DVD’s.  Please contact Carol Kohrs at ckohrs@travispark.org if you have one.  Thanks.


 
PRIDE PARADE SIGN-UP
Sign up to go to the Pride Parade on 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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Videos:
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.

Rev. Javier Leyva, Director of United Methodist Immigration Ministries, talks about aid for immigrant refugees in the Rio Grande Valley.
 
 
 
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.
 


 
 

 
 
 
SNL ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES - SEPT 28
 
5:00-8:00     Nursery  for infant - K
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
 
 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 ourCaring 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: Sunday mornings, 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. 
 

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

 
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 
 
 

 
CHRYSALIS MINISTRIES FAMILY FALL FIESTA
Sunday, Oct 5, 4-8 pm, Silent AuctionViola’s Ventanas, 9660 Westover Hills Blvd.
Beef and chicken fajita buffet with all the trimmings! $30/adult,  $12 /child (under 12)
For tickets, contact Pastor Monte.
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. 
 

 
TRAVIS PARK YOUTH MISSION TRIP TO MATHIS, TEXAS
 
 

 
CALLING ALL FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN!
Erika Stiner is forming a new TPUMC group for families with children aged preschool and under. Contact Erika at barker.erika@gmail.com.
 

 
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!
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!
 

  
 
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.
 

 
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FUNDS AT WORK
 The trustees are very humbled and excited by the generous response of our church members in meeting our capital campaign’s goal of $250,000.   Gifts have been received and pledges are being paid in amounts which are now sufficient for us to begin the capital projects that were specified in the campaign. 
 
Here is what has transpired to date:
 
· Work has begun on replacing the vent hood over the stove in the kitchen and bringing the fire suppression system and duct work up to code.   The estimated cost for this project is $22,364.84.
 
· Work to repair and paint the deteriorating trim on the Stephenson Building’s windows is scheduled to begin the week of July 13.  The estimated cost for this project is $5,140.00.
 
· We received a check from the Spellman Charitable Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation in the amount of $15,975.00 to match TPUMC’s contribution to the cost of Phase 1 repairs and maintenance on the sanctuary organ.   The estimated cost for Phase 1 is $31,950.00.   All necessary funds are now available to move forward in scheduling this phase of the repairs with the Wahl Organ Builders in Appleton, WI.  (Additional funds from the San Antonio Area Foundation will be forthcoming as additional phases are scheduled.)
 
· Upgrades to the air conditioning system will be scheduled and the debt to TPUMC’s Foundation repaid as funds become available.
 
We will keep you posted as work proceeds and will do our best to be diligent and faithful stewards for this body of Christ.
 

 
COMMUNICATIONS GUIDELINES
Want to promote a program, initiative or event? Here’s how it works: Let me know no later than 9am Tuesday if you have a news item to include so that I can save space. Please submit the content for your news item no later than 9am on Thursday. Submissions should be concise with a title, day, time, location, contact person/info and short description. It’s best to promote events for at least two weeks in advance. News items are generally shared in four ways: the printed Travis Park News, on the News page of www.travispark.org, in the weekly news email, and during announcements in worship. Betty Curry, Director of Communications, bcurry@travispark.org
 

 
Travis Park United Methodist Church
230 East Travis Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205
210.226.8341     info@travispark.org