Aug 24th, 12
Armin and Connie Schmidt welcome your prayers this evening and over the next few days as they deal with an unexpected setback on top of multiple, ongoing stressors.
Armin continues to work hard on his recovery from surgery for a brain tumor at Forest Hills Rehabilitation Center in Broken Arrow . The combination of daily activity therapies (physical, speech, etc.) with radiation is a lot to handle. Often, he feels both exhausted and frustrated by the end of the day. If you would like to visit him at this time, they are requesting very short visits after 3pm.
Connie – Armins constant companion and support – became ill and was admitted to Saint Francis South with appendicitis and pneumonia. Her surgery to remove her appendix went extremely well, and she’s looking to be home as soon as she can. Connie and Armin call each other frequently to keep in touch and keep each other motivated.
Armin is still smiling!
Prayers and good vibes!
And Connie is smiling too!
We will keep you updated as to both of their needs, but for now, just hold them both in prayer – and their daughter, Debbie, their son-in-law and their grandkids as well.
From everyone at Community of Hope, Companions, friends and everyone in between!
* If you’d like their room numbers to go visit them, please email me, the Administrative Assistant, and I will give them to you. I will not post them publicly. (However, a quicker way to get all of this information is to join our mailing list by clicking the top right link on the page!)
Jul 18th, 12
Our Companion, Armin had a mild stroke. He is stable and in good spirits, but is experiencing confusion and some verbal difficulties. It was also discovered that Armin has a mass in his head which has been judged to be malignant.
So now Armin is sporting a new look! Of course he has his “God is Still Speaking” ballcap ready for when he is outside. His surgery is Friday July 20th at 12pm. He is currently at home with his wife, Connie, and family members. Please keep those prayers going!
Armin and Connie appreciate your thoughts, hopes, cards, notes and prayers from their friends around the world, UCC friends and their Companions at Community of Hope! (And he loves all of you all too!)
Apr 30th, 12
This will be the ONLY retreat in 2012, so register now!
Time is running out to return your applications for the 2012 HIV Retreat – and space is limited! Don’t forget: THIS WILL BE THE ONLY RETREAT HELD IN 2012.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, MAY 4TH
Mail (or hand deliver) the registration form and $10.00 to:
Community of Hope2545 S. Yale Ave.Tulsa, OK 74114.
We Will Notify You After May 5th.
If You Have Questions, Please email Karl Villadsen or call him at: 918-813-0110
Apr 24th, 12
The gnome hath speaketh! There is to be a Grounds Beautification Meeting!
What: Grounds Beautification Meeting
When: Thursday, April 26th | Saturday, April 28th
Where: Ministry Team Office at Community of Hope
Time: 6pm – 7pm | 1pm – 2pm
Why: To discuss the needs Community of Hope has for volunteers to help keep the grounds of our wonderful building beautiful: lawn mowing, weed pulling, weed eating, flower planting, etc.
Everyone knows that keeping the inside of our place of worship neat, tidy and welcoming is an important part of adding to the inviting atmosphere Community of Hope is known for – but what about the outside?
The outside is just as important! A pleasant and beautiful outside reflects our effort into our building, which is such an integral part of who we are; It allows us to gather, to worship and to welcome new Companions into its fold!
If you’re interested in attending this meeting to discuss volunteering in any way to help keep our grounds beautiful, please come to the Ministry Team Office at Community of Hope (2545 S. Yale Ave.) for the Grounds Beautification Meeting at 6pm. All are welcome, Companions and friends alike!
Can’t make it on Thursday? You’re in luck! We will have a second meeting on Saturday, April 28th from 1pm – 2pm in the same location. Again, all are welcome!
Apr 4th, 12
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Community of Hope, UCC and the George Kaiser Family Foundation are proud to announce: Long Time HIV Survivors Spring 2012 Retreat – May 18th, 19th and 20th
If you are HIV positive and want to experience a weekend full of fun, great food, sharing of personal stories, learning how to strengthen your immune system, inspiration, and build a network of old and new friends, we want to hear from you!
We will be packing up and leaving the Community of Hope (2545 S. Yale) on:
Friday, May 18th at 2:30 pm for Camp Christian, near Chouteau.
We will be returning Sunday, May 20th at 2:30 pm
Space is limited, so register now!
This will be the only retreat in 2012.
Mail (or hand deliver) the registration form and $10.00 to:
Community of Hope
2545 S. Yale Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74114.
We will notify you after May 5th.
If you have questions, please contact Karl Villadsen at 918-813-0110 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
**This year’s retreat will be dedicated to the memory of Keryn Scott**
Mar 29th, 12
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This event will happen April 6th and 7th at Community of Hope!
Friday, April 6th: 8am—3pm
Saturday, April 7th: 8am—12pm
90% of the proceeds will go to our Nicaragua mission and the remaining 10% will go to the operating budget for the church. You are welcome to bring your gently used items to donate anytime after April 1st.
Feel free to stop by and take a look around—and help support TWO great causes in our Community!
Mar 26th, 12
Community of Hope invites you to join us on Wednesday, March 28 for part of our Lenten Series. The focus this Wednesday will be:
Just Eating? Responding to God’s Call.
Reflecting on our experiences and taking action.
The schedule for Wednesday, March 28th, will be as follows: Diving More Deeply into Just Eating
6:00pm — Prayer and meditation
Meditation on scripture, silence and prayer.
6:30pm — Vegetarian soup supper
Join us for soup , bread and companionship.
7:00pm — Exploring the Issues
Join us for a presentation, discussion and a movie.
The movie we will be showing is entitled “Urban Roots.” From their website, at Urban Roots America:
Urban Roots is the next documentary from Tree Media. Produced by Leila Conners (The 11th Hour) and Mathew Schmid and directed by Mark MacInnis, the film follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit. Urban Roots is a timely, moving and inspiring film that speaks to a nation grappling with collapsed industrial towns and the need to forge a sustainable and prosperous future.
PLEASE COME IN THE FRONT DOOR AND JOIN US IN THE SANCTUARY. PLEASE DO NOT DISRUPT THE GROUPS MEETING IN THE BACK ROOM AND CLASSROOMS.
We hope to see you there!