February 28, 2019
ONE Worship
This Sunday

Join us for a special ONE Worship that will be led by our children. We will also recognize our day school students and teachers.

Sunday School begins at 9:30 AM.
Worship begins at 10:30 AM.

Any grandparents, friends or relatives that would like to worship along with us from other locations may do so by using the link below on Sunday morning.
This weekend many of our youth, along with Suzanne Ringer, Leigh Reynolds and chaperones will be in Myrtle Beach for Festival By the Sea. Please pray for safe travels as well, as a special weekend of music, fellowship and worship.
Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day, is chiefly marked by feasting and celebration, which traditionally preceded the observance of the Lenten fast. We hope you will join us for a fun and festive pancake feast, complete with jazz music and Mardi Gras beads. Join us anytime between 5:30 - 7:30 for a yummy meal. Please click below to sign up!
Ash Wednesday
March 6

Join us on March 6th for a quiet and reflective time of worship as we prepare ourselves to embrace this Lenten journey with all our heart. Youth and adults will gather in the Sanctuary at 6PM.

Opportunities for Children:
1st-5th graders: Children's Ash Wednesday Service in the Chapel
3-5 year olds: Kindermusik
Under 3 years old: Nursery

There will be no Mission Movers, Mission Friends or Youth activities after the service.
Lenten Lunches
Tuesdays during Lent

We hope you will make our Lenten lunches part of your Lenten experience this year. Join us each Tuesday in the gymnasium from 12:30 until 1:30 for a yummy soup and sandwich lunch, followed by a brief Lenten message offered by pastors from our community. There is no charge for lunch.

Below is our schedule of speakers:
March 12: Anthony Johnson, Mt Zion Baptist Church
March 19: Richard Carr, First Presbyterian Church of Rock Hill
March 26: Jane Rogers Wilson, Episcopal Church of Our Savior
April 2: Rodney Powell, St Johns United Methodist
April 9: Peter Judge, Winthrop Department Chair of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Pastor's Bible Study
Wednesdays at 6PM

Join Pastor Jeff in the Chapel for a Lenten Bible study based on Tom Berlin's book Restored: Finding Redemption in our Mess. This study will help us see our mess through the eyes of Christ to find redemption and restoration. 
Lent at OBC

As we journey through the Lenten season we hope you will join us for the following opportunities to worship, study and fellowship.
Ash Wednesday Worship Service : We will gather in the Sanctuary on March 6th at 6PM for a worship service that will include the imposition of ashes.
Sunday Worship: Using the Old Testament and Epistle lessons, we will be challenged to use this Lenten season as an opportunity for renewal, commitment, and God's call to "return to me with all your heart." ~Joel 2:12
Lenten Lunches: Each Tuesday during Lent we will gather for a soup and sandwich luncheon at Noon, followed by a guest speaker who will help us remain focused on this special season . There is no cost for lunch.
Pastor's Bible Study: Each Wednesday Evening at 6PM, Pastor Jeff will lead a Bible study based on Tom Berlin's book Restored: Finding Redemption in our Mess . Thi s study will help us see our mess through the eyes of Christ to find redemption and restoration. 
Ladies Bible Study: On Mondays at 9AM, ladies will gather in the Parlor for fellowship, prayer and a Lenten study based on Philippians. Throughout Lent we will read Because of this I Rejoice , while seeking to fill our lives with joyful prayer, joyful witness, joyful humility, joyful hospitality, joyful asceticism and joyful giving.
Easter Lilies: Easter Lilies will be in the Sanctuary for Easter Sunday.  You are invited to make a donation toward the Lilies in honor or in memory of loved ones.  All donations will be placed in the Benevolence Fund to assist those in our community who are in need. The cost is $10 per name.  The last day to make donations is April 7, 2019.  Earmark your check with “Easter Lilies”.  Thank you for your continued support of our missional outreach to help those in need!      
Maundy Thursday Worship: We will gather in the Sanctuary on April 18th at 6PM for a quiet and contemplative worship service which will include communion.
Good Friday Worship: Join us in the Chapel at Noon on April 19th for a time of scripture, music and reflection.
Easter Worship: We will offer two distinct worship opportunities on Easter.
At 8:30AM we will gather for a casual outdoor worship service on the church grounds.
At 10:30AM we will gather in the Sanctuary for traditional worship which will include brass and bells. We invite you to bring fresh flowers to add to the cross in front of the sanctuary. 
Early Worship Survey

The staff is considering what improvements can be made to our early service worship time. We invite you to complete this brief survey and offer us your feedback.
VBS at OBC  
Registration is now open!

Join us for a "Roar"ing good time at VBS, June 25-29 from 9AM until Noon! Children currently in grades 4k- 5th grade are invited to register for this exciting week of VBS. Classes for Nursery and 2/3 year olds are available for parents helping during VBS.

Volunteers are needed! If you can help lead children during VBS, please sign up by registering online using the registration link or by contacting Kim Shaw at kshaw@oaklandchurch.com
Sullivan Middle School Partnership
Many of you have expressed an interest to be involved with our Sullivan Middle School partnership, as we seek to help make a difference in the lives of the children who attend that school. If you are interested in helping or getting more information, please click the button below or call the church office.
Cleaning Supply Collection

Below is a note from Emma Sessions and Mary Ella Kirell, participants in our Mission Movers.

The Mission Movers need your help to collect basic cleaning supplies for people in need! Please bring your donations to the church and leave them in one of the boxes around the church. We will get them to the Ministry Center. This is our service project for Missions Month to help those in need.  Here’s a list of what we need, which can all be purchased at Dollar Tree:
Bath Soap (bar only), Deodorant (unisex), Toothbrushes (adult and kids)
Toothpaste, Dish Detergent (Liquid only, not larger than 22 oz), Laundry Detergent (Liquid only), Multipurpose Cleaner (Spic-n-Span Antibacterial is preferred. Spray only.), Toilet Tissue. 
Women of OBC Project
We need your help!

Eight ladies have been working to reorganize our church tablecloths. They hope to finish up on Tuesday, March 5 and would very much appreciate a few extra people to help finish this project. If you are able, please join them at 11AM in the Fellowship Hall on the 5th.

Also, if you have any of the church tablecloths out for laundering, please return them as soon as you can so that they can be included in the reorganization of the church’s tablecloths. Thanks!
Grief Support Group
March 4, 1PM

On the first Monday of each month, those who have experienced loss are invited to join Suzanne Ringer for grief support. This will be an opportunity for folks to learn, share and remember those we’ve lost and loved. If you have any questions contact Suzanne.
Our Next Host Week
March 24-30

We are hosting Family Promise again soon! Please consider being an overnight host during this time--it will mean so much to the families, and will also likely make an impact on you as well. You may host as a single (we have 2 bedrooms for hosts), couple, or family.  If you have any questions please contact Karen Neal (nealkaren@bellsouth.net).
March 6: Roast Beef, Rice & Gravy, Green Beans, Salad Bar
March 13: Baked Spaghetti, Salad Bar
March 20: Taco Bar, Refried Beans, Green Rice, Salad Bar
March 27: Chicken Parmesan over Spaghetti, Salad Bar
April 3: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Peas, Salad Bar
April 10: Chicken & Rice Casserole, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Salad Bar
April 17: Holy Week. No Wednesday Night Meal.
April 24: Baked Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Green Peas, Salad Bar
May 1: Taco Bar, Refried Beans, Green Rice, Salad Bar

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
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.
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.
Boy Scout Discount Cards

Scout Pack 33 meets weekly at our church and includes several boys who are church members. They are selling discount cards which can be purchased in the office for $10. These cards include a $5 coupon for Harris Teeter, as well as discounts at local favorites like PWs, Roasting Company, Burgers & Barley, Nailed It, Jersey Mike's, Salsarita's and more! The money raised from these discount cards makes it possible for the Scouts to have their weekly programs, go on camping trips and other great things.
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.
Our children's and youth basketball season has come to a close for 2019. All of the teams had a great time, improved their skills and won a lot of games. But a special congratulations goes to three of our teams who came in first place!

Congratulations to our 5th-7th grade girls, 5th-7th grade boys and 8th - 10th grade boys!
March 3: Ronnie Cosper
March 4: Steve Cockerill, Asher Sessions
March 5: Sam Scott, Porter Freeman
March 6: Bekah Hart, Amanda Ledford
March 7: Sherry Slate, Kayla Haverlock, Caroline Emmerton, Claire Emmerton
March 8: Beth Haile, Rachel Smith
March 9: Landon Hoffman, Emma Howle
Serving in Worship
March 3, 2019

Deacon of the Week: Kevin Davis

8:45AM Worship Audio: Ralph Bailey
11:00AM Worship Audio: Mack Bailey and Darren Shaw

Acolyte: Jackson Collins
Crucifer: Lucy Ann Smith

Worship Greeters: Peggy Goodson, Carol Cosper, Rob Ervin, John Snipes, Clayton Neal

8:45AM Worship Childcare: Staff
11:00AM Worship Childcare: Staff
March 1: Youth Festival By the Sea
March 2: Youth Festival By the Sea, Mother/Son Dance
March 3: Youth Festival By the Sea, Sunday School, ONE Worship, Children's Sunday
March 4: Ladies Bible Study, Grief Support Group
March 5: Mission Group, Shrove Tuesday
March 6: Dinner, ESL, Ash Wednesday Service
March 10: Creative Worship, Sunday School, Traditional Worship, Youth Handbells, Youth Choir, Youth Group, Chancel Choir, Adult Handbells
March 11: Ladies Bible Study, Sue Ness Mission Group
March 12: Lenten Lunch
March 17: Creative Worship, Sunday School, Traditional Worship, Youth Handbells, Youth Choir, Youth Group, Chancel Choir, Adult Handbells
March 18: Ladies Bible Study, Deacon Meeting
March 19: Lenten Lunch
March 24: Creative Worship, Sunday School, Coffee with the Pastor, Traditional Worship, Youth Handbells, Youth Choir, Youth Group, Chancel Choir, Adult Handbells
March 25: Ladies Bible Study
March 26: Lenten Lunch
March 31: Creative Worship, Sunday School, Traditional Worship, Youth Handbells, Youth Choir, Youth Group, Chancel Choir, Adult Handbells
February 24, 2019

Budget Total Receipts: $5,226.00
Designated Receipts: $755.00
Budget Needed Weekly: $18,401.00
Budget Required YTD: $147,208.00
Budget Received YTD: $137,083.11
Over/(Under) Budget: $(10,124.89)
Expenses YTD: $103,971.82
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
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 4 to leave a message for the on call minister. Your phone call will be returned quickly.