April 18, 2019
Sullivan Middle School Volunteer Opportunities

Let's help the students and teachers at Sullivan Middle School finish their school year well! During end of year testing, teachers are not allowed to leave their rooms during the three hour block. Volunteers are needed to sit in the hall, to escort students to the bathroom or office. Testing will take place on May 7th, 9th, 14th and 16th from 9AM-Noon. If you are able to help, please email Kelly Scott (scottks@winthrop.edu) or click on the button below.
April 23rd marks the 2nd Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Jeff Hayes serving as the Senior Pastor at Oakland Baptist Church.

Jeff, we are grateful for your faithful service, thoughtful leadership and intentional focus on the ministries of OBC.
We will gather in the Sanctuary on April 18th at 6PM for a quiet and contemplative worship service which will include communion.
Join us in the Chapel at Noon on April 19th for a time of scripture, music and reflection.
Join us as we celebrate the risen Lord on Easter Sunday. We will have two distinctly different worship opportunities, as well as Sunday school.

At 8:30AM there will be a casual outdoor worship service in the Gathering Spot (front steps of the Sanctuary). In the event of rain, this service will take place in the Chapel. At 9:30AM Sunday school will begin. At 10:30AM there will be a traditional worship service with brass and bells in the Sanctuary.

You are also invited to brings flowers to add to the cross in front of the Sanctuary.
Easter Sunday Music Rehearsals

9:15AM: Oakland Ringers Rehearsal
9:45AM: Brass warm-up
10:00AM: Chancel Choir warm-up

There will be no afternoon rehearsals for Youth or Adults.
Youth Sunday
May 5

Our Youth have planned a special service and are excited to have the privilege to lead worship on May 5. We hope you will join us at 8:45AM or 11AM. Both services will be in the Sanctuary.
Pizza and Ice Cream Party

Join us on Wednesday, May 8 for an evening of fun and fellowship! Our young friends will share some of the things they have learned about missions, as well as the projects in which they have participated. We will also recognize our MANY volunteers who make all of the great things at OBC possible.

We will enjoy a dinner of pizza and salad from 5PM-6PM. At 6PM will begin our brief program and recognition, which will be followed by ice cream sundaes! If you have a child in Mission Friends or Mission Movers, we need you to be here! If you are a volunteer, in any capacity, we need you to be here! If you like to eat pizza and ice cream, we need you to be here.

Please click the button below to let us know that you are attending.
New Sunday School Class

We are blessed with a number of young adults in their 30’s and 40’s such that a need has arisen to begin a new Sunday School class. To help jumpstart this class, Pastor Jeff and Krista will be hosting a cookout on  Friday, May 10th from 5:30-7:30PM  at their home. Please RSVP to the church office by Wednesday, May 8 th  if you plan to attend.
Can you imagine having a sick child and going to a drug store but not being able to ask the pharmacist for recommendations on medicine because of a language barrier? Our ESL program is a long standing ministry of OBC that serves both children and adults in our community who are working to learn English so they can effectively communicate. We are beyond grateful for the awesome job Patti Robinette and Diana North have done, leading this program for the last 6+ years. They have loved and served faithfully, but are ready to step aside.

In order for this ministry to continue, we need new directors. Who is next? Is it you? Please prayerfully consider if God is calling you to serve in this capacity. And don't worry, you DO NOT need to be able to speak Spanish. If you are willing to help with this ministry, please contact the church office. We would love for our next directors to have a few weeks to shadow Patti and Diana this Spring, before taking over in the Fall.
Transportation Assistance Needed

We have a small number of dedicated Oaklanders with disabilities (vision impaired or other physical challenges) who still desire active attendance in Worship services, Sunday School, and/or Wednesday night activities. These individuals rely on fellow church members for transportation to and from OBC. We have a devoted group of persons who routinely transport those in need; however, when the regular transporters are out-of-town or unable to provide transportation, we need a back-up team of willing Oaklanders to step in and ensure all those wishing to attend OBC activities are able to do so. If you are willing to substitute, on the rare occasions when our regular transporters are not available, please let the church office know, or click below. Thank you for helping our physically challenged members remain active participants in the life of Oakland!
Deacon Nominations
Class of 2022

Nominations for the Class of 2022 Deacons has begun.  You will find nomination forms and boxes located throughout the church.   Please remember, if a Deacon is currently serving, he or she cannot be nominated at this time.  A current list of Deacons is located on top of each box.  Nominees need to have been a member of Oakland Baptist Church for one year in order to be nominated.  Nominations end on April 28.  The Deacon election is scheduled for Sunday, May 19.  Please prayerfully consider your nominations.
Opportunities for Children and Youth

Click on the button below to read about the opportunities available for children and youth this summer. Included is information about signing up for each of these weeklong adventures.
Please save the date and plan to join us for a special ONE Worship service on July 7 as we celebrate the 69th anniversary of Oakland Baptist Church. Rev. Dr. Ginger Barfield will be our guest preacher. A meal will follow worship.
Merry Makers next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 23rd at 12:00. It will be a great time to fellowship, eat yummy food and be present for our special program. David Vipperman will share about his recent experience in Vietnam, where he met with former fighter pilots that he flew against in 1966 - 1967. The purpose of the Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City meeting was Reconciliation and Friendship.
April 24: Meatball Subs, 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.
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.
Congratulations to Jim and Pat Vining on the birth of their granddaughter, Ruth Boswell Vining. This beautiful, 4 lb 13 oz child of God was born on April 9. Ruth is currently still in the NICU, as she continues to grow and get stronger.
April 22: Chloe Hudson
April 24: Rosie Shrum, Mike Hauss, Debra Hoffman, Hannah Smith,
April 25: Hannah Gore, Jacob Doyle
April 26: Ann Overby, Shelby Sapp, Hayes Gladden
Serving in Worship
April 21, 2019

Deacon of the Week: Jimmy Johnson

10:30AM Worship Audio: Mack Bailey & Phillip Reynolds

Acolyte: Blake Davis
Crucifer: Delaney Davis

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

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

Scripture: Acts 10: 34-43, Luke 24:1-12 
Anthems: Hallelujah from the Mount of Olives, Hark Ten Thousand Harps and Voices 
April 18: Maundy Thursday Service
April 19: Good Friday Service
April 21: Easter Sunday, Outdoor Worship, Sunday School, Traditional Worship
April 22: Church Office Closed
April 23: Merry Makers, Fellowship of Deacons
April 24: ESL, Wednesday Night Supper and Activities
April 28: Creative Worship, Sunday School, Coffee with the Pastor, Traditional Worship, Youth Handbells, Youth Choir, Youth Group, Chancel Choir, Adult Handbells
April 14, 2019

Budget Total Receipts: $31,311.00
Designated Receipts: $300.00
Budget Needed Weekly: $18,401.00
Budget Required YTD: $276,015.00
Budget Received YTD: $264,718.11
Over/(Under) Budget: $(11,296.89)
Expenses YTD: $211,027.23
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.