November 21, 2019
Coffee with the Pastor
November 24, 9:45AM

Guests are invited to come together in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45AM on Sunday, November 24th 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 Pastor Jeff in the Fellowship Hall on the 24th.
The clothing side of the Ministry Center will be closed on Tuesday, November 27 and Saturday, November 30, in observance of Thanksgiving by our volunteers. 
Advent Workshop - December 1
Workshop, 4PM-4:45PM
Worship, 5PM-5:30PM

Join us for an afternoon of activities and worship as we prepare ourselves for the journey through Advent. There will be an opportunity to make a special Christmas decoration that will help you and your family focus on the true joy of the season. There will also be craft and storytelling stations for children. We will end our time with worship which will include a Moravian Lovefeast (cider and hot cross buns). We are asking that each family make a $5 donation at the Advent Workshop to offset the cost of supplies. Please click the button below to let us know if you plan to attend the Workshop and/or Worship.
Advent Wreath Dedication
December 1

Join us on December 1, during both worship services, as we dedicate our new Advent wreath to the memory of Elaine Sealy, a true light of Christ here at OBC.
Family Promise Challenge

Judy Mobley's Sunday School class has devoted themselves to providing night hosts every Friday for our 2020 Family Promise rotations, and want to challenge other Sunday School classes to commit to a particular day of the week to serve as night hosts! Or perhaps you and your spouse/child/friend are willing to commit to stay one night for each of the 2020 rotations. We already have one family who has committed and would love for a few others to join them. Who will accept the challenge and commit to our Family Promise families in 2020? Our host weeks are February 23-29, May 31-June 6, August 9-15, and November 1-7. Please contact Karen Neal at 704-458-5333 or for details. You may also click on the button below to sign up.
While Andy Williams is singing "It's the most wonderful time of the year," we are singing it's the most joyful time of the year! This Advent season is all about JOY at OBC. From our Advent Workshop and Moravian Lovefeast, to special music presentations by our children and adults, to our Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Worship you will hear, see and experience the JOY of God in our midst. For details about all the opportunities during Advent, please click the button below.
Merry Makers Christmas Dinner
December 10 @ Noon

The Merry Makers will gather in the Fellowship Hall at Noon on December 10 to celebrate the joy of the season. Tickets are on sale now until Tuesday, December 3rd. Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchase in church office.

We will enjoy a delicious meal of chicken cordon bleu, macaroni and cheese, green greens, roll, cheesecake with fruit topping, tea and coffee. Bring your Christmas spirit and joyful hearts as we enjoy our special entertainers, fellowship together, and give praise for the blessing of the Christmas season.
Basketball Clinic
January 10, 17, 24, & 31

Four and five year olds are invited to participate in our OBC basketball clinic. This clinic which will take place on Friday evenings (January 10, 17, 24 & 31) 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 and other awesome helpers. The cost is $15 which includes a shirt. To sign up, please click below.
State of the Church

Save the date for our State of the Church Worship service at 10:30AM on January 12. Following worship we will enjoy food and fellowship in the gym.
2020 Summer Trips
for children and youth

It's time to start making plans for the summer. As you make those plans we hope they include our Children's Passport Camp and Youth Mission Trip.

Children's Passport Camp
July 6 - 9, $360
PASSPORT kids  is a 4-day, 3-night children’s camp filled with fun faith-building programming and hands-on missions education. It is for children who have completed 3rd – 5th grade. Camp is held at Montreat Conference Center, in Montreat NC. At camp, we will discover God’s love and practice being followers of Jesus through Bible studies, missions education, recreation, and worship. If you have questions, please contact Kim ( To reserve a spot on this trip click the button below.

Youth Mission Trip
July 12-17, $200

Youth currently in 6th-12th grade are invited to spend the week in Asheville, NC being immersed in a variety service opportunities. The week will also include Bible study, creative reflection, worship and recreation. If you have any questions, please contact Leigh ( To reserve a spot on this trip click the button below .
Have you made the switch?
Church Life App ends December 31

Your Church Life App and online portal will no longer be accessible after December 31. If you have not started using Breeze, our new Church Management Software, now is the time!

Click below to connect to Breeze. If you are yet to download this app, click "Breeze Instructions" below to get started. If you have any trouble logging in please email Leigh (
Sullivan Support

Below are a couple ways you can help support the educational efforts of Sullivan Middle School while making a difference in the lives of students and teachers.

  • Reading Buddies - you would listen to students read and help them with basic comprehension. You would be reading with a student who is reading below grade-level and needs one-on-one help.
  • Greeters - you could be the smiling face that helps a student begin their day on a positive note. You simply stand in the hallway from 7:45-8:15AM and welcome students with a smile and a kind word.

Both of these opportunities are based on your schedule (not everyday!). If you have questions, please contact Kelly Scott ( If you are willing to help support Sullivan click below to sign up.
Global Missions Offering

As of the end of October we had collected $22,856 toward our goal of $30,000 for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's Global Missions Offering. Thank you to those who have given to help support the great work of our field personnel around the country and abroad. Even though Mission Month is over, if you have not given to this offering, it's not too late. If you would like to make an online donation, click the link below and put "Global Missions Offering" in the comments line.
Taste of Oakland Cookbook

As a part of our celebration of Oakland's 70th anniversary we are creating a "Taste of Oakland" Cookbook. Just imagine how many friendships have been formed, hearts have been nurtured, and stomachs have been filled while enjoying pot-luck meals at OBC!

Just like a pot-luck meal isn't complete without each person's dish, our cookbook will not be complete without each person's favorite recipes. Please submit up to four of your favorite recipes (appetizer, side dish, main course, breakfast, dessert, bread, etc) by December 31. You may email your recipes to We are so excited for this Taste of Oakland and look forward to seeing your recipes! 
Dear Members of Oakland Baptist,
Thank you so much for your recent generous gifts to Pathways Community Center. You are an amazing blessing to us and our community. Thank you for your love and faithfulness to the Lord.

~Ben Ganson
Pathways Community Center

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.
December 4: Taco Bar, Chips and Salsa, Refried Bean, Salad Bar, Dessert
December 11: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Peas, Salad Bar, Dessert
December 18: Spaghetti, Salad Bar, Dessert

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 ( with your good news and we will share it in the Weekly Update.
November 24:Heath Sessions, Hannah Sprinkle
November 25: Rebecca Caney
November 26: Jennifer Marett, Krista Hayes, Blake Hart
November 29: Christopher North, Kelly Ross
Serving in Worship
November 24, 2019

Deacon of the Week: Carl Compton

8:45AM Audio: Phillip Reynolds and Ralph Bailey
11:00AM Audio: Darren Shaw and Mack Bailey

Acolyte: Blake Davis
Crucifer: Delaney Davis

Worship Greeters: Donna Murray, Phil Sharpton, Ann Gibson, Charles Gregory, Frank Knotts

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

Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Anthem: Look at the World
Click the button below to see what's happening at OBC this month.
November 17, 2019

Budget Total Receipts: $31,993.00
Budget Needed Weekly: $18,401.00
Budget Required YTD: $847,826.00
Budget Received YTD: $763,307.87
Over/(Under) Budget:$ (84,518.13)
Expenses YTD: $769,552.86
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 5 PM during the week 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.