July 18, 2019
Do you volunteer with our children or youth?

This year the Preschool and Children’s Committees, along with Kim Shaw, Leigh Reynolds, Megan Paat and the Safety Committee, have worked to review and revise the OBC Child Protection Policy. Part of this policy requires that all who work with our children and youth be trained on the policy and attend annual training in order to keep our children, youth and workers safe. Also included in the update to the policy is the requirement that all who work with our children and youth have a background check before working with our children and youth and every three years thereafter.
We are going to host 2 training sessions this August. All workers (Sunday School, Wednesday night activities, overnight chaperone, etc) need to attend one of the sessions. If you work with children or youth at OBC and are unable to attend one of these dates, please reach out to Kim Shaw, Leigh Reynolds or Meredith Westbrook. Parents are also welcome to attend one of the training sessions.

Please click below to sign up for one of the sessions
August 18th at 4PM - snacks will be served
August 25th at Noon - light lunch will be served
Childcare is available
Ministry Center Help Needed!

Volunteer needs:
Help is needed sorting, restocking and organizing items at the Ministry Center on Tuesdays from 9:30AM until Noon. If you can help once, that's great! If you can help regularly, that's great! Any and all help is appreciated! For more information or to volunteer, please contact Caroline Krueger at (803)493-0383 or ckrueger@comporium.net.

Volunteers will also be needed for the Middle School Uniform distribution, August 1st-3rd.  On August 1st and 2nd help will be needed transporting the uniforms from the Ministry Center to the Fellowship Hall. On Aug. 2nd and 3rd help will be needed distributing uniforms. Please let Caroline Krueger (ckrueger@comporium.net) or Lynn Flagler ( lynneflagler@aol.com ) know if you are able to help with this.

Current Clothing needs:
All sizes of new or gently used middle school uniforms:
Uniforms consist of collared Polo type shirts with no logo (all colors) and long pants, shorts, and skirts in khaki, navy, or black. It is helpful for donors to label contents on the outside of boxes and bags. The drop box is open but you may also leave items in the collection boxes outside of the office and gym. As always, if you would like to donate to this great project but do not want to shop, monetary donations can be given and someone else will shop for you! You may make a monetary donation by clicking the button below or by bringing cash or a check by the church.

Sock and underwear:
New socks and underwear for are needed for children as they go back to school. Please bring your items, as an offering to the Night of Worship and Ice Cream Social on August 11th. You may also drop them off before August 11th. Collection boxes are located outside of the gym and church office.
BMW Tour
reserve your spot today!

Merry Makers are planning a trip to the BMW plant in Spartanburg, SC. The first two dates available are Monday, July 29th or Friday, August 2nd. The tours fill up fast so it could possibly be a later date if we don’t book quickly!

We plan to go to California Dreaming for lunch, tour the Zentrum Museum and take the 1-hr tour at 2:00 pm. I MUST have a list of people who are going in advance so that I can send those names to the plant when I make the reservations. There is a $10 charge for the plant tour but admission to the museum is free. Prepayment is required for groups of 10 or more and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance for refunds.

Rules: Must present a picture ID upon arrival for tour, completely enclosed shoes (no exceptions), No cameras or camera phones are permitted. You have to leave your belongings on the bus. Anyone interested, please call Bernice, 803-448-1392, or Emma, 803-524-8526, no later than Monday, July 22nd.
July 25 @ 6PM

The next Pastor's Class for those interested in making a faith decision for Christ or for those interested in learning more about what it means to follow Jesus and experience baptism will be held in the Parlor on Thursday, July 25 at 6PM. The class is geared toward individuals between 6 and 18 years of age who have expressed interest in making a faith decision or who have recently made a faith decision and have not been baptized. If you are interested or have questions, please call the church office at 328-3864 by noon on July 22nd. Our next Baptism Sunday will be August 18.
Take me out to the ballpark
July 26, 7:04PM

Join your church family for a night of baseball and cracker jacks as we cheer on the Charlotte Knights. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:04PM and since it's Friday there will be fireworks after the game! Cost is $15 per ticket. 

Please click below or call the church office to reserve your ticket.   Monday, July 22 at Noon is the deadline to sign up.
Coffee with the Pastor
July 28

Guests are invited to come together in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45AM on Sunday, July 28 for a conversation about how to be a part of OBC, mission options and opportunities for their family. If you know of people who may be interested in learning more about OBC, please invite them to the Fellowship Hall on the 28th.
Caregiver Seminar
August 3, 9AM - Noon

This seminar is designed to help those who are caring for loved ones or have loved ones in need of assistance and care. This seminar is to encourage the caregiver with support and suggestions for self-care.

Topics will include: Dealing with caregiver stress and burn-out, dealing with family members, respite, questions about Medicare/ Medicaid, advance directives, power of attorney, 5 Wishes, placement verses at-home care, end-of life decisions, DNR, Hospice, how faith and spirituality play a role in caregiving.

Please let us know if you plan to attend by clicking below. If you need childcare, please contact Kim Shaw (kshaw@oaklandchurch.com).
An evening with Janée Angel
August 7 @ 6PM

Come hear from CBF Field Personnel Janée Angel, who lives and serves in Antwerp, Belgium. She works primarily with the Arabic speaking community. Janée helped establish the first evangelical Arabic church outside of Brussels. We will gather in the Fellowship Hall at 6PM. The evening will conclude with dessert and an opportunity to fellowship and engage with Janée.
August 11 @ 10:30AM

Join us in the Sanctuary for ONE Worship as we ordain and install our next class of Deacons. Sunday School will begin at 9:30AM.
August 11 @ 6PM

We will gather in the Sanctuary at 6PM for an evening of song and scripture, prayer and testimony followed by our annual ice cream social, in the Fellowship Hall.
What's your favorite hymn?

During Night of Worship on August 11th, we will be singing some of your favorite hymns. Help us determine which will be sung by submitting your favorite hymn to Suzanne Ringer by Wednesday, August 7th. You may email Suzanne (sringer@oaklandchurch.com) or put it in the envelope outside of her office door. We will sing the three hymns that get the most votes.
Bible Study
August 14, 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Dr. Peter Judge, Department Chair of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Professor of Religious Studies at Winthrop University, will lead us in an in-depth Bible study and discussion on the Gospel of John, in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your own dinner and join us for fellowship from 5:30PM-6PM. At 6PM we will begin Bible study.
Cyber Safety for Seniors
August 16, Noon - 1:30PM

Join Leigh for a conversation, in the Fellowship Hall, about ways to use the internet and enjoy all that social media has to offer while protecting your identity and sensitive personal information. Lunch will be served. Cost is $5.
August 17

Save the date for a day of fellowship and marriage enrichment with other couples. More details to come. Cost is $40 / couple.
Click the button below for an electronic copy of our current Ministry Guide. Within the Ministry Guide you will find an outline of our goals for the year as well as information about many of our opportunities and activities.
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As a community of faith we grieve with one another, we endure difficulty with one another and we also CELEBRATE with one another. We invite you to share your accomplishments, milestones and other sources of good news so we can celebrate with you. Email the office (obcoffice@oaklandchurch.com) with your good news and we will share it in the Weekly Update.
Logan Cosper, daughter of Ronnie and Carole Cosper, recently placed second in the nation in the Upper College Musical Theatre Women’s category at NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) in Minneapolis. Logan is a senior Musical Theatre major at Winthrop University.
July 21: Jimmy Shulte, Lynn Abercrombie, Zachary Doyle
July 22: Jimmy Maners
July 23: John Sneed, Butch Green
July 26: Sara Farrar, Faye Lucas
July 27: Kevin Davis
Serving in Worship
July 21, 2019

Deacon of the Week: Carl Compton

8:45AM Worship Audio: Ralph Bailey
11AM Worship: Johnny Snipes, Darren Shaw

Acolyte: Sadie Bridges
Crucifer: Emma Sessions

Worship Greeters: Steve Cockerill, Walter Byrd, Sandra Yawn, Dennis Jordan, Betty Jones

8:45AM Worship Childcare: Staff
11:00AM Worship Childcare: Staff

Scripture: Lamentations 3:21-24
Anthem: O Rest in the Lord from Elijah
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July 14, 2019

Budget Total Receipts: $33,846.00
Budget Needed Weekly: $18,401.00
Budget Required YTD: $515,228.00
Budget Received YTD: $478,879.09
Over/(Under) Budget: $(36,348.91)
Expenses YTD: $455,909.22
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