November 12, 2020
Happening This Week:
November 13: Outdoor Movie
November 15: Worship, Sunday School, Youth Group, Music Rehearsals
November 16: Morning Ladies Bible Study, Evening Ladies Bible Study
November 18: Conversation with Courtney Krueger
Church Vote Results

The results from Sunday's vote is below:
2021 Proposed Budget: 104-0
Nominating Committee Slate: 108-0
Trustee: 108-0
Beginning Sunday we will be distributing bags for children, youth, and adults that are full of activities, devotions, and service projects that will help you to prepare your hearts for the coming of Christ during the Advent season. In addition to picking up your bag(s) while at worship, we will have an opportunity for you to get yours at an Advent bag drive-through on Wednesday, November 18 from 2:30PM - 3:30PM and Monday, November 23 from 2:30PM - 3:30PM.

If you would like a bag but will not be in worship and are unable to stop by during either of our drive-through pick ups, CLICK HERE and we deliver your bag(s).

To get a sneak peak at our Advent opportunities, CLICK HERE.
Returning to In-person Worship
November 15

As we continue to make plans for returning to in-person worship, CLICK HERE to read a letter from Deacon Chairperson, David Williams.
Please let us know if you plan to be here. You can sign up by clicking the button below, or calling the Church Office (803-328-3864). All the details, as well a brief informational video can be found toward the bottom of this email.
As we return we will need those who are planning to attend in-person worship to help out. The two main areas where we need volunteers are 1) Greeters (standing at the doors by the hand sanitizer, reminding people to clean their hands, handing out masks to anyone who forget theirs, handing out worship guides, etc), 2) Sound Booth (this is a job that will be safely distanced from other people, with any necessary training provided)
We recognize that many of you will continue to worshipping with us online. Click the button below for information about accessing worship beginning November 15.
An announcement about children's and youth basketball is coming SOON!

Representatives from our Recreation Committee will be attending a meeting tonight to learn what the York County Christian Basketball Association is striving to provide this year. Be on the lookout for more information next week.
Christmas at Connie Maxwell

Each year Oakland Baptist provides Christmas gifts for the children at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home. Due to Covid-19 we have been asked to provide two gift cards per child. At this time they have approximately 98 children so please be generous!
We invite you to donate money to OBC which we will use to purchase gift cards. Together we will make it a special Christmas for these children! You may send your donation electronically by clicking the button below. You may also mail your donation to the church, or drop off by the Church Office. Please note on the donation that it is for Connie Maxwell. All donations need to be received by Monday, November 23.

*Cottages gifts will NOT be purchased this year unless extra funds are given.
Questions: please contact Jane Rawls or Rev. Suzanne Ringer (803)328-3864
Christmas Benevolence Fund

Poinsettias will be in the Sanctuary during Advent. You are invited to make a donation toward the Poinsettias 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. To make a donation CLICK HERE. The last day to make donations is December 7. Thank you for your continued support of our missional outreach to those in need!
Dinner and a Movie
November 13, 6:30PM

Weather permitting, we hope you will join your church family for dinner and a movie in our grassy lot. We will be showing the 2017 Live Action Beauty and the Beast. Chick-fil-a boxes (CFA sandwich without pickles, chips, and a cookie) will be available for $7. If you would like a Chick-fil-a box please sign up by 4PM today (November 12).

Come as a Sunday school class, or invite your friends and neighbors. It's going to be a great night of socially distant fun and fellowship. Bring a chair, a mask, and snacks! Click the button below if you would like a Chick-fil-a box.
Oakland members are encouraged to be good stewards of God’s creation. Recycling is a way to do this. CLICK HERE for more information from our Green Team about recycling.
Music Rehearsals
Sunday, November 15

4:00 - Children’s Choir on Zoom
5:00 - Youth Choir in-person by the playground
5:30 - Chancel Choir Ensemble in the Sanctuary
6:20 – Adult Handbell Ensemble in the Choir Room
A Conversation with
Courtney Krueger
November 18, 6PM

Rev. Dr. Courtney Krueger will lead us in a conversation via Zoom entitled, “Spiritual Lessons from a Horse." A former Oaklander, Dr. Krueger serves as Pastor for First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, TN. Our Zoom meeting ID is 713 378 3329.
Christmas Videos Needed!

We have a special Christmas carol sing along in the works and we would love to include you and/or your family. Don't worry, you don't have to sing! All we need you to do is stand in front of your tree or other festive decorations, waving or holding up a Merry Christmas sign, etc… Be Creative! You video only needs to be 3 - 5 seconds. Please record with your phone flipped horizontally.

Please send to Leigh by text or email ( by Wednesday, December 2 to be included in this fun project!
The Ministry Center Dropbox is still closed, but we are accepting items through the front door by appointment only. Volunteers are there working behind the scenes each Thursday from 10 A.M. until noon and can receive items during that time. Donors are asked to call Caroline Krueger at 803-493-0383 when arriving at front entrance and to make prior arrangements for drop-off.  
Immediate Needs: 
Boys’ pants, tops, and jackets, ages 5 and up (all sizes)
Girls’s pants and tops and coats (sizes 5–14)
Men’s jeans (all sizes)
Women’s and men’s coats (all sizes)
Toboggans, scarfs, and gloves
Blankets and bedding

Check out our Fall Ministry Guide. You can access a PDF by clicking the button below. You can also access a copy by CLICKING HERE.

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.
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 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 ( with your good news and we will share it in the Weekly Update.
November 15: Carl Compton
November 16: Jessica Collins, Tyler Lucas, Owen Bailey
November 17: Tweet Curtis-Sharpton, Deborah Blackston
November 18: Nancy Taylor
November 20: Cynthia Bishop, Dick Curry, Brian Wacaster
November 8, 2020

Budget Total Receipts: $10,282.33
Budget Needed Weekly: $18,389.00
Budget Required YTD: $827,505.00
Budget Received YTD: $ 691,057.00
Over/(Under) Budget:$(136,447.81)
Expenses YTD: $593,607.31
Got News?
If you have an announcement for the Weekly Update, please send it to the church office by Monday at noon!
Minister On Call

If you have an emergency or need to speak with one of our ministers after office hours 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.