September 24, 2020
Happening This Week:
September 27: Sunday School, Worship Watch Party, Mission Movers, Youth Group
September 28: Morning Ladies Bible Study, Evening Ladies Bible Study
September 29: Morning Men's Bible Study, Ladies Bible Study, Evening Men's Bible Study
September 30: Food Truck & Worship
Words from the Pastor...
Church family, there are two things I need to inform you about in this week’s Update. First, our Deacons have met twice in the past ten days. We have been discussing the possibility of returning to the building for in-person worship. This Sunday, September 27, I will join our Deacon Chairperson, David Williams, in making a special announcement about our decision. Please tune in to our online worship to hear what we have to share. We’d love to see you in our worship watch party at 11:00am on Zoom!

Second, it is not uncommon for our church to exit the summer season and enter Fall in a financial deficit. This has happened in years past and, not surprisingly, it has happened this year as well. I encourage you to give to the financial ministry of our church. If you need to “catch-up” on your tithe, now is the time to do so. If you are financially able, I encourage you to give a special gift to Oakland. See the graphic below for the many ways you can give. Please make your contribution this week. I am very grateful for how so many of you have continued to be faithful in your giving over the past months. I look forward to seeing you soon! -Pastor Jeff
September 30
Dinner - 5PM-6PM;
Worship - 6PM-6:30PM

The weather has been perfect and our grassy lot has plenty of space for everyone! Join us Wednesday for dinner, fellowship, and worship. Maki Taco, a local, family owned, Asian fusion food truck, featuring Japanese Hibachi and Asian style tacos will be ready to serve you a delicious meal. They use all fresh ingredients daily and cook fresh to order as you walk up, offering Vegan/Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Low-Carb options. And the entire menu is Peanut/Tree Nut Free. CLICK HERE to view their menu.

We will worship together from 6PM-6:30PM. Please bring a chair and a mask. We look forward to seeing you (from a social distance) and worshipping with you!
World Communion Drive-Through
October 4

Drive through our parking lot between 11AM and 12PM to celebrate the Lord's Supper from your car. Ministers will give you the elements while wearing proper protective equipment.
A Conversation with Dr. Andy Jung
October 7, 6PM-6:30PM

Join us on Zoom (meeting ID 713 378 3329) as Rev. Dr. Andy Jung leads us in a conversation entitled, “What does it mean for the church to Grow Young?" Dr. Jung is the Director for Church Engagement with the Fuller Youth Institute.
Get to Know OBC
October 8, 7:30PM-8PM

If you know of someone who has been engaging with our church virtually during this unique time or is interested in learning more about our church, please invite them to join Pastor Jeff and other staff members for a Zoom conversation on how God is at work at OBC. After they sign up we will send them more information about connecting with us for this conversation. CLICK HERE to sign up.

Book Clubs

October 26, 7PM-8PM
Mack Bailey will facilitate a discussion of "Waking Up White" by Debby Irving on October 26. Get your book now and start reading so you can join us! If you do plan to participate please sign up by CLICKING HERE. Mack will send you a couple supplemental resources to consider before this conversation.

November 12, 7PM-8PM
Liz Bridges will facilitate a discussion of "Small Great Things" by Jody Picoult on November 12. Get your book now and start reading so you can join us.
OBC Homebound Car Parade
Sunday, November 8, 3PM-5PM

Join us for an afternoon of drive-by parades for our homebound friends. We will meet a the church at 2:45PM. You can make a poster, decorate your car, wave, and cheer. For information contact Suzanne Ringer
( or Lori Hoffman. CLICK HERE to sign up.
Mission Movers

Kindergarten - 5th graders are invited to join Mrs. Kim and other helpers for Mission Movers via ZOOM (meeting ID 713 378 3329) on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. Younger children are welcome to join as long as a parent is present.

We will learn about our various CBF Field Personnel and mission opportunities in our community. There will be family mission projects and special community building activities all while learning what Jesus has taught us about sharing love in our community.

Mission Movers will meet from 4PM - 4:30PM on the following Sundays:
  • September 27
  • October 11& 25
  • November 8 & 22
Youth are invited to join Leigh and other youth leaders on Zoom (meeting ID 713 378 3329) on Sundays and Wednesdays for prayer, fellowship, Bible study, and games.

Middle School Sunday School: 10AM-10:30AM
High School Sunday School: 10AM-10:30AM
Youth Group: 6PM-7PM

Wednesdays (when we are not having a Food Truck and Outdoor Worship)
Mid-week Check-in: 7PM-7:20PM
Young Adults

Young adults (18 - mid 20 year olds) are invited to connect via Zoom (meeting ID 713 378 3329) for fellowship, prayer, and Bible study led by Leigh Reynolds & Jeff Hayes. We will meet from 8:00PM - 9:00PM on the following Wednesdays:
  • October 7
  • October 21
  • November 11
Music Ministry

Beginning Sunday, September 20 there will be singing opportunities via Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month for Children, Youth, and Adults (Chancel Choir). We plan to do a few projects that will be presented for our
Worship Services!

Sing with us on:
October 4, 18
November 1, 15

Children: 4PM - 4:30PM
Youth: 5PM - 5:30PM
Adults: 5:45PM - 6:30PM

Worship on Sunday
Join us on Zoom for our 11AM Worship Watch Party!
Worship will be available on YouTube and our website, however, we also have an opportunity for you to watch worship "together," on Zoom. If you would like to join our Worship Watch PartyCLICK HERE on Sunday morning at 10:55AM. The service will begin streaming promptly at 11AM. All viewers will be muted, but the chat box will be available.
Sunday Worship

Everything you need for Worship and Sunday School is available on our website. You will find links to a Worship Guide, a recording of Worship, and Sunday School material for children, youth, and adults by clicking below on the button labeled"Worship." You can access the links to prior weeks by clicking below on the button labeled "Worship Archive."

Worship will be available on YouTube as it has been. However, we also have an opportunity for you to watch worship "together" on Zoom. If you would like to join our Worship Watch Party, CLICK HERE on Sunday morning at 10:55AM. The service will begin streaming promptly at 11AM. All viewers will be muted, but the chat box will be available.
Sunday Morning Prayer & Devotion

Are you currently participating in an Adult Sunday School class? If not, you are encouraged to join Leigh Reynolds on Sunday from 9:15AM-9:45AM for a time of devotion and prayer. You can connect through your computer by using a Chrome, Firefox, or Edge browser to open the following link: You can connect with your phone by dialing 1-571-348-3931‬ and then entering the following PIN: ‪561 343 989‬#
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.
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.  
Items accepted at this time: 
 1) All seasons children’s clothing size 5 and up 
 2) All winter clothing and shoes for all adults 
 3) Middle-school uniforms 
Please limit your donations to this list. We do not have room for anything else. We will announce any changes in future newsletters. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Women's Retreat
May 21-23, 2021
Our Fall Women's Retreat has been rescheduled for the Spring. This retreat will be at Montreat Conference Center. We will be staying in the beautiful and historic Assembly Inn.

Marriage Retreat
TBD 2021
Our Marriage Retreat has been postponed until 2021. The new date is yet to be determined.

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.
September 27: Jerry Goodson
September 28: Nancy Powell, Nancy Wyatt, James Wyatt, James Hallman
September 29: Gabriel Whisonant
October 1: Tom Taylor, Diana North
October 2: Maggie Cooper
October 3: Stephen Whisonant, Reed Ullrich
September 20, 2020

Budget Total Receipts: $4,173.64
Budget Needed Weekly: $18,389.00
Budget Required YTD: $698,782.00
Budget Received YTD: $597,917.96
Over/(Under) Budget:$(100,814.04)
Expenses YTD: $475,461.80
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.