July 25, 2019
Bailey Odom, pictured between Pastor Jeff and his mom, Allison, joined OBC on Sunday, having made a profession of faith at Camp McCall this summer. Bailey will be baptized on August 18th.

Bailey is the son of Allison and Chris Odom and the older (by 1 minute) brother of Carter. He is a rising 5th grader at India Hook Elementary School who enjoys building, creating and discovering new things. Bailey also enjoys piano, music, reading, pokemon and riding his bike!
Tuesday, July 23 was the 1 year Anniversary of Megan Paat serving as the Day School Director at OBC. Megan, we are grateful for the love and passion with which you lead our young friends and their parents.
August 11 @ 10:30AM

Join us in the Sanctuary for ONE Worship as we ordain and install our next class of Deacons. Dan Cox, Beckye Partlow, John Snipes, and Jimmy Williams will be ordained. Liz Bridges, Ryan Bridges, Beth Burrell, Julie Johnson, Erica Smith, and James Turner will be installed. Sunday School will begin at 9:30AM.
September 1 @ 10:30AM

Join us in the Sanctuary for ONE Worship as Butch and Nell Green help lead us in worship, and bring updates on the great work they are doing in the Houston area. Representatives from CBF SC will also be present as we sign an Encourager Covenant with Butch and Nell. Sunday School will begin at 9:30AM.
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 hosting 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.
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.
Marriage Enrichment
August 17, 9:30AM - 3:00PM

Join us for a day of fun, fellowship and conversation as we refresh, re-energize and reconnect with our spouse and our friends. The morning will begin at OBC with a conversation about marriage. We will take a break around 11:30 for lunch and then travel to Fort Mill to enjoy an afternoon of Marriage Olympics at Mr. Putty's Fun Park.

Cost is $40 / couple. Childcare is available upon request. Please sign up by August 12th at Noon! You can sign up by clicking below or calling the church office.
July 30 @ Noon

Merry Makers, join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship. Bring your favorite finger food to share. Tea and paper products will be provided. If you don't want to play Bingo, you may bring another game. If you have any questions, contact Emma Vaughn at 803-524-8526.
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.

The Caregiver Seminar will be led by Marti Colucci and Jim Ringer. Marti is the managing director of Leza's Care Connection. She believes everyone needs a chance to be heard, especially when going through troubled times. She received a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston in Business Administration and has been privileged to raise her children, work for several small business’ and in the Hospice industry devoting herself to caregivers, volunteers and those in need of a hug or an ear to listen. She is a Dementia Specialist, Certified Business Coach, member of the Senior Care Professionals of the Midlands, and the SC Healthy Brain Research Network. Marti is happily married and enjoys spending time with her children and grandson.

Jim Ringer, LMSW, has over 30 years in the field of Medical Social Work. He received his BA degree in Business Management and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus. He has worked on the Neurosurgical Unit at Prisma Health Richland, several Hospices in the Columbia area, and also a nursing home in Columbia as Director of Social Services. Jim has presented many workshops on Advance Directives and caregiving. He was a faculty member of the SC School of Gerontology at Winthrop University for several years. He has facilitated support groups on grief and loss and for people diagnosed with and have family members diagnosed with Cancer.

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 @ 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.
October 18-20

Ladies of OBC, you are invited to enjoy a weekend of fellowship, rest, renewal, Bible study and worship in the beautiful NC mountains as together we "Grow with God." This retreat will be led by Leigh Reynolds.

The cost is $175 and includes lodging and all meals. For more information about this retreat click the "more information" button below.

To sign up click the "sign me up" button below. A $50 deposit is also due by August 25th to reserve a spot.
Dear friends in Christ Jesus,
On behalf of my family, thank you for all the cards, calls, and emails during the past few weeks following the death of my grandmother and grandfather. Please know of our appreciation for your prayers and the various ways you have shown us love during these difficult days.
With gratitude,
Jeff, Krista, and extended 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.
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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.
July 28: Cynthia White, Susan Bagwell, Zachary Estes
July 29: Lee Geddings, Julie Young, Robert Hoffman
July 30: Cathy Chastain, Merritt Balding, Kristi Whitaker, Miller Hoffman, Megan Douglass
July 31: Wilma Pendleton
August 1: Shirley Elmore
August 2: Lud Vaughn, Becky Sanderson, Mark Kimble, Mary Dugarte
August 3: Emma Vaughn, Barry Johnson, Leah Ross
Serving in Worship
July 28, 2019

Deacon of the Week: Susan York

8:45AM Worship Audio: Ralph Bailey
11AM Worship: Mack Bailey & Jack Hudson

Acolyte: Emma Session
Crucifer: Coalson Williams

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

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

Scripture: 2 Peter 3:17-18
Solo: You Are Mine
Click the button below to see what's happening at OBC this month.
July 21, 2019

Budget Total Receipts: $5,920.08
Budget Needed Weekly: $18,401.00
Budget Required YTD: $533,629.00
Budget Received YTD: $484,799.17
Over/(Under) Budget: $(48,829.83)
Expenses YTD: $457,374.62
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.