Travis Park United Methodist Church
Saturday, August 30, 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
 
   
 
August 31, 2014
Rev. Monte Marshall preaching
Matthew 16:21-26
Cross-bearing
 
  
 


 
NEWS AT TRAVIS PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH   
 

 
WALK THE LABYRINTH
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. 
 

 
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. 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
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 1-5
6:30-8:00     Travis Park Youth grades 6-12
6:30-8:00     Sanctuary Choir
 


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.
 

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

 
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 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. 
 

 
 UPDATE ON THE BORDER CRISIS
FROM UNITED METHODIST NEWS SERVICE
 Border visit brings immigration crisis into focus.
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.
 

 
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