January 23, 2020
Calling All Artists!

As part of our 70 th  Anniversary celebration, we are having an art contest! You are invited to create a worship cover to be used on our Homecoming Worship Guide next July. Here are the rules:
  • Must be representative of Oakland’s 70th Anniversary
  • Must be hand drawn in color (no digital or photo pictures will be accepted)
  • Must be on an 8 ½ x 11 portrait orientation white sheet of paper
  • Must submit a hard copy to the church office by January 30th
There will be a children's category (12 and below) and an adult category (13 and above). During the month of February, all submissions will be voted on by monetary donations which will benefit our Global Missions Offering. During the Sundays leading up to Homecoming, the top five vote receivers will be used as our Worship Guide cover photo. For more information, contact Erica Smith at  ericadbeatson@yahoo.com .
As a part of our celebration of Oakland's 70th anniversary we are creating a "Taste of Oakland" Cookbook. Imagine how many friendships have been formed, hearts have been nurtured, and stomachs have been filled while enjoying covered dish meals at OBC!

Just like a covered dish meal isn't complete without each person's dish, our cookbook will not be complete without each person's favorite recipes. Please submit up to four of your favorite recipes (appetizer, side dish, main course, breakfast, dessert, bread, etc) by January 31. You may email your recipes to cookbook@oaklandchurch.com or drop them off by the church office. We are so excited for this Taste of Oakland and look forward to seeing and making your recipes! 
Check out our newest Ministry Guide. It is full of information about opportunities for fellowship, study, worship, and service. You can view it by clicking the button below. Printed copies are also available at the church. We look forward to #growingatobc in the coming months!
Let's Tackle Hunger

Our youth will be collecting non-perishable food items as part of the Souper Bowl of Caring offering. The Souper Bowl of Caring, a nationwide movement, uses the energy of the Super Bowl to care for those in their local communities who are hungry.

Help us tackle hunger in Rock Hill by placing your non-perishable food items on the table outside of the Sanctuary or the table outside of the gym. All food items collected between now and Super Bowl Sunday (February 2) will be given Project Hope. If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, please notate "Souper Bowl" on the check or online donation.
Your Help is Needed!

We are grateful to have Vanetta Bass serving as our Interim Wednesday Night Supper Coordinator, as well as Michaela Maloney who is serving as her assistant. However, a few volunteers are needed to help with set-up and clean-up. If you are willing to serve in this capacity, please click "I'll Help." If you would like more information about what is needed, please contact the church office.
Did you know that 500 pounds of plastic bags (produce, store, and ice bags, zip lock bags, cereal box liners, bread bags, newspaper sleeves, bubble wrap, and dry cleaning bags) can be turned into a bench? OBC's Green Team invites you to drop off your plastic bags at the church and they will deliver them to the City of Rock Hill. Collection boxes will be located outside of the office and gym.
Go Team!

Do you enjoy free entertainment? Do you enjoy encouraging the children and youth of OBC? Do you enjoy fellowshipping with other OBC folks? We have the perfect opportunity for you! Our children and youth church basketball games are underway and there is always room for a few more fans. Below are Friday and Saturday's games. To see the schedule, click here.
Quilt of Valor Ceremony and
Merry Makers Luncheon
Tuesday, January 28 @ Noon
T he Military Task Force and the Merry Makers of OBC request your presence for their Quilt of Valor Ceremony and Luncheon on Tuesday, January 28 at 12PM in the OBC gym. 
Honorees include: David Vipperman-Air Force, Phil Land-Marines,
Don Hicks-Marines, Richard Sealy-Army, and Charles Gregory-Air Force. 
The Quilts bestow a universal symbol and token of thanks, solace, and remembrance to those who served in harm’s way to protect and defend our lives and freedoms. 
Please let us know if you plan to attend and have lunch with us so that we can arrange adequate seating and order the correct amount of chicken.   We do ask attendees to please bring a side dish or two and/or dessert to share in the meal. If you have not been counted by Merry Makers callers but plan to attend, please contact Shirley Bailey (803-448-8687) or Jane Brackett (803-322-6566). We would be honored to have you join us for this special event and we are excited that WRHI and CN2 plan to be present.
Peace After Divorce Seminar  
Beginning February 11

Peace after Divorce by Renee Smith Ettline, M.Ed., is an 8 week seminar for those who are experiencing and/or coping with the issues of Divorce. This will be a non-judgmental environment with information about adjustments and life choices related to finding peace after divorce. Group questions and discussion will help you personalize your progress, and Spiritual Support will reminder you of the healing power, grace, love and forgiveness of God. Rev. Suzanne Ringer will lead these sessions.

This seminar will be offered on Tuesdays for 8 weeks beginning February 11 th  at 5:30PM. Please note this start date is a week later than previously advertised. If you are interested in the class please sign up by clicking below, or let Suzanne Ringer know by Monday, February 3rd.
You are invited to an evening of pancakes and jazz as we prepare for Lent. From 5PM until 5:30PM there will be activities to help you prepare for the Lenten season. Beginning at 5:30PM, pancakes will be hot off the griddle, as well as live music.

There is no charge for dinner, which will be prepared and served by our youth, but you are encouraged to make a donation which will be used to offset the cost of our summer Youth Mission Trip. 
Special Worship Opportunities

February 23: ONE Worship at 10:30AM
Our children will lead us in worship. We will also recognize our Day School staff and families. Sunday School will begin at 9:30AM.
April 5 : ONE Worship at 10:30AM
Dr. Lester McCorn, the Clinton College President, will deliver our sermon and the Clinton College Choir will be present to provide special music. Sunday School will begin at 9:30AM.

Special Wednesday Opportunities

Each of the opportunities listed below begin at 6PM.
February 5: Healthy Marriage Forum
Join us for a conversation with other couples on how to keep Christ at the center of your marriage. For those who do not wish to attend the Healthy Marriage Forum, Rev. Eddie Ramsey will be offering Bible Study in room 206.

February 12: Conversation on Aging Well
Andrea Powell, the Life Engagement Director at Acts-Park Pointe Village, will lead our conversation on Aging Well. This is a conversation for adults of all ages! 
February 19: Race Relations Forum
Join us for a conversation on how we can be better neighbors to those in our community who may not be exactly like us.

March 25 & April 1: Worship 101 for Families
Pastor Jeff and Suzanne will lead us in a conversation on how to teach your children the purpose and importance of each element of worship.
The Ministry Center drop box is now closed until further notice to give volunteers a chance to catch up. Please also hold all clothing donations that normally would come through the front doors. We will accept housewares through the front door on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9AM until 11:30AM and Thursdays from 10AM until Noon.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but these times are necessary for us to prevent being overwhelmed. We will let you know when the box is open again or when clothing items may be brought through the front door. As always, thank you for your generous support of the Ministry Center.
OBC & the Eagles
February 29

We hope you will join your church family for a fun afternoon at the Winthrop Eagles Basketball game on Saturday, February 29. The game tips off at 1PM and tickets are $4/person. To sign up, click "Go Eagles!" below.

This event will be our celebration of a fun children's and youth church basketball season. There is no charge for tickets of our players and coaches. However, we do still need you to sign up.
CBF Needs Your Feedback

Between now and February 2, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship wants to hear from you about your church ministry involvement and personal ministry aspirations.  Take CBF’s online survey today.

As CBF nears their 30th year, they have begun a journey to discover and respond to God’s call for the thriving of our Fellowship. This journey is called  Toward Bold Faithfulness . After prayerful discovery—the centerpiece of which is this survey—we will respond to what we have heard, seeking a bold future guided by the Holy Spirit.

We invite you to help share our story this year by posting pictures from events (Sunday School, Worship, Bible Study, Meals and more) and including in your caption #growingatobc. We would also love for you to tag us on Facebook and Instagram @obcrockhill when you post pictures from OBC.
Please sign up for dinner by Monday at Noon by clicking "I'm hungry" below. If you would like to be added to the permanent list, email Missy (obcoffice@oaklandchurch.com) in the church office.

January Menu:
January 29: Roast Beef, Rice & Gravy, Leisure Peas, Broccoli Casserole
February 5: Barbecue, Baked Beans, Slaw (Chicken Strips for children)
February 12: Country Style Steak, Rice and Gravy, Leisure Peas
February 19 : Chicken Strips, Potato Casserole, Field Peas
February 26: Grilled Chicken, Grilled Veggies, Pasta Salad

All meals also include a Salad Bar (Mixed Greens and an assortment of fresh toppings), Bread, and Dessert. Beverages include Water, Tea and Lemonade.

Dinner begins at 5PM each week
Pricing for dinner:
Adults: $6.50 (6th grade and above)
Children: $3.50 (5th grade and under)
$25 max per family
Join Us Online!
Even if you can't make it to OBC on Sunday, we hope you will still join us for worship. Our traditional service is streamed live each week. For easy access, bookmark the link below or subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
Thank you for helping us be the presence of Christ at the crossroads of life through your financial contributions. Click the button to give online.  You will be directed to a secure PayPal link which allows you to use your debit or credit card to make online contributions.
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.
January 26: Dan Shaw
January 27: Al Windell, Emma Sessions
January 28: Angie Dumsha, Noah Griffin, Lincoln Gladden
January 29: Mike Bagwell, Roger Gee
January 30: Natalie Marion
January 31: Celeste Green, Sadie Bridges
February 1: Wayne Edwards
January 26, 2020

Deacon of the Week: John Snipes

8:45AM Audio: Phillip Reynolds, Kevin Davis
11:00AM Audio: John Snipes, Phillip Reynolds

Acolyte: TBA
Crucifer: TBA

Worship Greeters: Walter Byrd, Betty Jones, Sandra Yawn, Dennis Jordan, Nancy Baer

8:45AM: Worship
9:45AM: Sunday School
11:00AM: Worship
4:00PM-4:30PM: Youth Choir
4:30PM-6:30PM: Youth Group at The Ministry Center
Click the button below to see what's happening at OBC this month.
January 19, 2020
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Got News?
If you have an announcement for the Weekly Update, please send it to the church office by Monday at noon!  obcoffice@oaklandchurch.com
Minister On Call

If you have an emergency or need to speak with one of our ministers after 5 PM during the week or over the weekend, please call 803-328-3864 and press 0 to leave a message for the on call minister. Your phone call will be returned quickly.