TMM Delegate Meeting
The next TMM delegate meeting will be March 6, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm at the First Christian Church and 9th and Boulder in Tulsa.
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TULSA METROPOLITAN MINISTRY
INTERFAITH POWER & LIGHT OKLAHOMA CHAPTER SEMINAR
SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014, 10 – 12 AM
HOPE UNITARIAN CHURCH
8432 S. Sheridan Road
Tulsa, OK, 74133
Purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for the Oklahoma Chapter of the national Interfaith Power & Light organization to introduce itself to the Tulsa faith community.
Speakers will be Oklahoma IPL Executive Director Dr. Ted Metzler and OK IPL Outreach Director Rev. Linda Pope. Dr. Metzler is currently Director, Darrell W. Hughes Program for Religion and Science Dialogue, Wimberly School of Religion, Oklahoma City University, and Rev. Pope is Pastor, United Methodist Church, Oklahoma Conference, and a Phillips Seminary graduate.
Interfaith Power & Light has 39 state affiliates that exchange information & ideas by internet communication and in an annual meeting of state representatives. The OK affiliate works with the Sierra Club; the Oklahoma Conference of Churches (Executive Director is Rev. Dr. William Tabernee, Past President of Phillips Seminary); and the United Methodist Church Environmental Coalition.
Rev. Pope will open the program with a PowerPoint presentation focused on climate change.
Dr. Metzler will use a projection of the Oklahoma IPL website to define the Interfaith Power and Light organization’s mission, the Oklahoma IPL Chapter, and the “Cool Congregations” program, with appropriate times for discussion of each.
Please send notice of intention to attend, how many attendees, and congregation name to:
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Coming in 2014
PEOPLE OF THE BOOK TALK ABOUT THE BOOK
Christians, Jews and Muslims share a common bond in the sacred stories of Genesis. Beginning next year, using Bill Moyers’ “Genesis: A Living Conversation” as the basis for conversation, TMM will offer people of faith a chance to explore, discuss and learn about different theological perspectives from a common and uncommon story of faith, tradition and history. If you’re interested in joining a study group, please contact us at PEOPLE OF THE BOOK.
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A REPORT FROM THE METRO MECHANIC (TMM) PROGRAM
“The Useful Little Penny”
We find them everywhere. Pockets, sidewalks, even in the bottom of the washing machine. A simple little penny. In today’s economy they do not go very far. But just because they are the smallest of monetary value, there still are uses for pennies.
First, they are simple gauges for measuring tread-wear on you vehicles tires. Simply hold the penny with Honest Abe’s head pointing down. Insert the penny in the grooves of the tire tread. If any part of Abe’s head is visible, it’s a good indicator that your tires may be getting to a point that the tread is worn and the tire is in need of replacement.
Secondly, a penny can help you find those annoying squeaks and other noises inside your vehicle. There are seams along the vehicle’s dash and instrument cluster that often will be a source of those noises that are often difficult to locate. Wrap the penny in tissue and insert it along the seams, around the radio bezel, and instrument cluster. If the noise goes away or changes you have found the source.
Finally, pennies can add up and make a big difference for someone in need of assistance. Families all across the Tulsa metropolitan area are struggling to meet their financial needs. Many of these needs include finding affordable car repair. Without a reliable vehicle, these families cannot make it to work, doctor’s appointments, or school. This is where we can be of great service. The Tulsa Metro Mechanics program is being developed to meet this need. By partnering with local automotive repair shops we will be able to deliver vehicle repairs and service to those in need.
How can you help? There are many ways. If you or somebody you know works for or has a repair shop that would want to become part of this program have them contact me for more information. Also, if you or somebody that you know has a late model car, van, or truck that they would be willing to donate to the program, send them our way. These vehicles will be inspected and made roadworthy. Afterwards, the vehicles will be sold, with proceeds going to help fund our program. Also, cash donations (including pennies) go a long way in helping us achieve this program’s mission. Most donations are tax deductible through TMM.