January 10, 2019
Words from the Pastor...
It is a new year; and that means new opportunities. For many people these opportunities come in the form of “resolutions.” I’m not one to make resolutions. I prefer setting goals. In the ensuing months, my efforts are spent reaching those goals; though occasionally I come up short. In taking stock of my life, I’ve fallen on the plus side of reaching most of my goals; and when I’ve come up short, I’ve learned valuable lessons.

Oakland has many goals we hope to achieve and many opportunities that lie ahead of us in this new year. With God’s help and your faithfulness, we will fall on the plus side of reaching our goals. And just to be clear—I  know  you will be faithful because that’s who you have proven to be over and over. I am looking forward to our ONE worship at 10:30AM this Sunday as we talk about the state of our church and our goals for the year. After worship, we will enjoy a potluck lunch together.

One final word—many in our church are beginning this new year with surgeries, procedures, and heartache. Pray for each of them in the coming days. As always, it is a privilege to serve as your pastor. -Jeff 
State of the Church
Sunday, Ja nuary 13

Join us for ONE Worship at 10:30AM as Pastor Jeff delivers his annual State of the Church message. Following Worship we will enjoy a covered dish lunch. Meat will be provided, but please bring a side dish or dessert to share. You can drop them off in the gym before church. Sunday School will begin at 9:30AM
Yearly Business Meeting
Sunday, January 13

We will gather at 5PM in the Sanctuary for our annual business.
Choirs resume this Sunday!

New members are always welcome! Contact Suzanne Ringer (sringer@oaklandchurch.com) if you have any questions.
Sunday, January 13 th
4:30PM – Jubal Ringers (6 th  – 12 th  grade)
5:00PM – Youth Choir (6th - 12th grade)
*CHANCEL CHOIR REHEARSAL following the Church Business Meeting
*NO Adult Bells until January 20 th
Wednesday, January 16 th
5:00PM – Children’s Bells (3 rd  – 5 th  grade)
6:00PM – Kindermusik (18 months – K5)
                  Elementary Choirs (1 st  – 5 th  grade)
Beginning Sunday, 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 under the welcome table in the Gym. Last year we were able to take 1299 items to Project Hope. Let's work together to make it at least 1300 this year!
Ladies Bible Study
Mondays @ 9AM

Our Monday morning ladies Bible study is beginning a new study this Monday. Join us at 9AM in the Parlor as we study Everything Belongs by Richard Rohr. This book promises to challenge us to move beyond the comfort of a settled life toward an understanding of ourselves that is rooted in our connection to God. 

"Only when they rest in God can they find the certainty and the freedom to become all that they can be."
Constitution & Bylaws
Upcoming Changes

Hello Oakland Baptist Church Members,

At the Sunday afternoon Church Business Meeting on January 13th, an announcement will be made concerning revisions to the Constitution and Bylaws. This announcement – with subsequent discussion (January 16) and vote (January 20) – will follow the process specified in the Constitution. However, since the documents, in total, are several pages long, we have made copies available ahead of time. Digital copies of the revised Constitution and Bylaws and of a Redline version of the document may be viewed and/or printed by clicking on the links for each. Printed copies are available, if needed, at the church office.

The Constitution and Bylaws revisions were endorsed by the Fellowship of Deacons on November 18. A Church vote is required for approval of the Constitution and Bylaws revisions.

Happy New Year and good reading!

Mack Bailey, 2018 Chair
Constitution, Bylaws, and Committee Manual Committee
Adult Mission Trip Meeting
January 16

Anyone interested in the Conway Hurricane Recovery Mission trip February 4-8 should meet in the Chapel from 5:30-6:00 on Wednesday, January 16. This is an ongoing process and will take months, if not years, for many people to return to their normal lives.
Let's Play at Kidcreate!
January 17

Kidcreate Art Studio is hosting a Spirit Night for Oakland Day School. You and your child(ren) are invited to join us on Thursday, January 17th at 5:30 PM or 6:30 PM! 

We will be making glow in the dark masterpieces, and raising funds for ODS! Come enjoy a night of family fun while supporting a GREAT cause! The cost is $12/child. 50% of that comes back to ODS.

Pre-registration is required. Please click the link below if you plan to join us.
Pastor's Class is an opportunity 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. The class is geared toward individuals between 6 and 18 years of age and will be held in the Parlor on Thursday, January 24 at 6PM with Pastor Jeff. If you are interested , or have questions, please call the church office at 803-328-3864 by noon on January 24. Our next Baptism Sunday will be February 17.
Guests are invited to come together in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45AM on Sunday, January 27th 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 join us in the Fellowship Hall on the 27th.
Basketball Clinic
Fridays, January 18 - February 15

Four and five year olds are invited to participate in our OBC basketball clinic. This clinic which will take place on Friday evenings will give participants an opportunity to learn basic basketball skills, gain confidence, learn teamwork and have fun with friends. The clinic will be coached by Krista Hayes, Alice Davis, David Cason and Kyle Franklin. The cost is $15 which includes a shirt. To sign up, please click below. You may either pay online or choose "pay at the door" to pay with cash or check.
Fellowship & Outreach
January 24 @ 6:30PM

All women of the church are invited to enjoy a time of fellowship with special coffees, a hot chocolate bar, and cookies as we prepare gift baskets for OBC homebound and deployed military personnel. Please notify the church office or click the button below if you plan to attend. We really hope that you can be there! *There will be an opportunity to give a love offering to help support WOBC activities.
Coming Soon!

A children's reading room is in the works and will open March 3. We are now accepting donations of new and gently used children's books for newborns - 6th graders. Donations can be dropped off at the church office. Books may be given in honor or memory of your loved ones by filling out the bookplates available in the church office. If you have any questions, contact Kim Shaw (kshaw@oaklandchurch.com).
January 16: Chili Beans, Corn Bread, Salad Bar
January 23: Chicken Parmesan over Pasta, Salad Bar
January 30: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Peas, Salad Bar
February 6: Mexican Lasagna, Chips & Salsa, Salad Bar
February 13: Baked Ziti, Salad Bar
February 20 : Baked Chicken, Potato Salad, Green Beans, Salad Bar
February 27: Chicken Bog, 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.
January 13: Jim Morris
January 14: Hartwell Hildebrand
January 15: Janice Hicks, Deborah Burriss, Graham McPhail
January 16: Phyllis Lazenby, Rob Ervin
January 17: Bonnie Hoffman
January 18: Bill Blackston, Benjamin Haile, Jonathan Haile, Patrick Haile, Elodie McPhail
January 19: Lisa Bopp, Clayton Neal, Sherry Slate, Rob O'Neal, Jamee Ringer
Serving in Worship
January 13, 2019

Deacon of the Week: Erica Smith

ONE Worship Audio: Scott Hudson

Acolyte: Bailey Odom
Crucifer: Carter Odom

Worship Greeters: Steve Cockerill, Ann Gibson, Peggy Goodson, Deborah Buchan Johnson, John Snipes

ONE Worship Childcare: Staff

Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-7 & Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Anthem: In Remembrance of Me
January 13: State of the Church; Covered Dish Lunch; Yearly Business Meeting; Youth Group; Music Rehearsals
January 14: Ladies Bible Study; Sue Ness Mission Group
January 15: Mens Prayer Breakfast; Ladies Bible Study
January 16: Mom's Fellowship; Wednesday Night Dinner & Activities; ESL
January 18: Basketball Clinic
January 22: Merry Makers
January 23: Mom's Fellowship; Wednesday Night Dinner & Activities; ESL
January 24: Pastor's Class
January 25: Festival by the Sea (adults); Basketball Clinic
January 26: Festival by the Sea (adults)
January 27: Festival by the Sea (adults); Coffee with the Pastor
January 30: Mom's Fellowship; Wednesday Night Dinner & Activities; ESL
January 6, 2019

Budget Total Receipts: $12,328.11
Designated Receipts: $0.00
Budget Needed Weekly: $18,401.00
Budget Required YTD: $18,401.00
Budget Received YTD: $12,328.11
Over/(Under) Budget: ($6,072.89)
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.