July 11, 2019
Say Cheese!

Thank you to all who came to get your picture taken for our new digital and printed directory last week. If you weren't able to come last week, don't worry, the photographers will be back July 16 & 17. If you are unable to come on the 16th or 17th, please let Leigh (lreynolds@oaklandchurch.com) know. We will be scheduling a Sunday option. 

Click below to sign up for one of the photography sessions.
After you click on the link, enter sc190 as the church code and obc as the password. You can then click on the date you would prefer which will open a page with all of the time slots. Click the paper/pencil icon to the right of the time slot you are signing up for.
Ministry Center Help Needed!

Volunteer needs:
Help is needed sorting, restocking and organizing items at the Ministry Center on Tuesdays from 9:30AM until Noon. If you can help once, that's great! If you can help regularly, that's great! Any and all help is appreciated! For more information or to volunteer, please contact Caroline Krueger at (803)493-0383 or ckrueger@comporium.net.

Volunteers will also be needed for the Middle School Uniform distribution, August 1st-3rd.  On August 1st and 2nd help will be needed transporting the uniforms from the Ministry Center to the Fellowship Hall. On Aug. 2nd and 3rd help will be needed distributing uniforms. Please let Caroline Krueger (ckrueger@comporium.net) or Lynn Flagler ( lynneflagler@aol.com ) know if you are able to help with this.

Current Clothing needs:
Boys clothing sizes 0–16 is needed. Also, all sizes of new or gently used middle school uniforms are needed. Uniforms consist of collared Polo type shirts with no logo (all colors) and long pants, shorts, and skirts in khaki, navy, or black. It is helpful for donors to label contents on the outside of boxes and bags. The drop box is open but you may also leave items in the collection boxes outside of the office and gym. As always, if you would like to donate to this great project but do not want to shop, monetary donations can be given and someone else will shop for you! You may make a monetary donation by clicking the button below or by bringing cash or a check by the church.
Faith & Film
July 14, 6PM - 8:30PM

We will be watching the Emmy Award winning film, Armor of Light, which will bear witness to gun violence. Youth and Adults are invited to join us in the Fellowship Hall for a movie followed by discussion. Snacks will be served. You are welcome to bring dinner with you. Please let us know if you plan to attend by clicking below. If you need childcare, pleas e contact Kim Shaw ( kshaw@oaklandchurch.com
Quarterly Business Update
July 17 at 5:30PM

In keeping with our Ministry Goals, the next Quarterly Business Update will take place on July 17 at 5:30PM in the Fellowship Hall. This will be an opportunity for you to hear updates from our Deacons, Finance Committee, and Staff regarding the good things taking place at Oakland.
Bible Study
July 17 at 6PM

Ever wonder what the book of Proverbs is all about? Join Pastor Jeff as he leads an in-depth conversation about the wisdom that can be gained from this book of the Old Testament. Bible Study will begin following the Business Update. Bring your own dinner and join us in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30PM. Bible study will begin at 6PM. Please let us know if you plan to attend by clicking below. If you need childcare, please contact Kim Shaw ( kshaw@oaklandchurch.com ). 
BMW Tour
reserve your spot today!

Merry Makers are planning a trip to the BMW plant in Spartanburg, SC. The first two dates available are Monday, July 29th or Friday, August 2nd. The tours fill up fast so it could possibly be a later date if we don’t book quickly!

We plan to go to California Dreaming for lunch, tour the Zentrum Museum and take the 1-hr tour at 2:00 pm. I MUST have a list of people who are going in advance so that I can send those names to the plant when I make the reservations. There is a $10 charge for the plant tour but admission to the museum is free. Prepayment is required for groups of 10 or more and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance for refunds.

Rules: Must present a picture ID upon arrival for tour, completely enclosed shoes (no exceptions), No cameras or camera phones are permitted. You have to leave your belongings on the bus. Anyone interested, please call Bernice, 803-448-1392, or Emma, 803-524-8526, no later than Monday, July 22nd.
July 25 @ 6PM

The next Pastor's Class 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 will be held in the Parlor on Thursday, July 25 at 6PM. The class is geared toward individuals between 6 and 18 years of age who have expressed interest in making a faith decision or who have recently made a faith decision and have not been baptized. If you are interested or have questions, please call the church office at 328-3864 by noon on July 22nd. Our next Baptism Sunday will be August 18.
Take me out to the ballpark
July 26, 7:05PM

Join your church family for a night of baseball and cracker jacks as we cheer on the Charlotte Knights. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05PM. Cost is $15. Please click below to reserve your ticket!
Caregiver Seminar
August 3, 9AM - Noon

This seminar is designed to help those who are caring for loved ones or have loved ones in need of assistance and care. This seminar is to encourage the caregiver with support and suggestions for self-care.

Topics will include: Dealing with caregiver stress and burn-out, dealing with family members, respite, questions about Medicare/ Medicaid, advance directives, power of attorney, 5 Wishes, placement verses at-home care, end-of life decisions, DNR, Hospice, how faith and spirituality play a role in caregiving.

Please let us know if you plan to attend by clicking below. If you need childcare, please contact Kim Shaw (kshaw@oaklandchurch.com).
An evening with Janée Angel
August 7 @ 6PM

Come hear from CBF Field Personnel Janée Angel, who lives and serves in Antwerp, Belgium. She works primarily with the Arabic speaking community. Janée helped establish the first evangelical Arabic church outside of Brussels. We will gather in the Fellowship Hall at 6PM. The evening will conclude with dessert and an opportunity to fellowship and engage with Janée.
August 11 @ 10:30AM

Join us in the Sanctuary for ONE Worship as we ordain and install our next class of Deacons. Sunday School will begin at 9:30AM.
August 11 @ 6PM

We will gather in the Sanctuary at 6PM for an evening of song and scripture, followed by our annual ice cream social, in the Fellowship Hall.
Bible Study
August 14, 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Dr. Peter Judge, Department Chair of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Professor of Religious Studies at Winthrop University, will lead us in an in-depth Bible study and discussion on the Gospel of John, in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your own dinner and join us for fellowship from 5:30PM-6PM. At 6PM we will begin Bible study.
Cyber Safety for Seniors
August 16, Noon - 1:30PM

Join Leigh for a conversation, in the Fellowship Hall, about ways to use the internet and enjoy all that social media has to offer while protecting your identity and sensitive personal information. Lunch will be served. Cost is $5.
August 17

Save the date for a day of fellowship and marriage enrichment with other couples. More details to come. Cost is $40 / couple.
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.
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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.
July 14:John Locklier
July 15: Nathan Howle
July 16: Duncan Stockunas
July 17: Mary Ella Kirell
July 18: Tom Luke, Lynn Snyder, David Cason
July 20: Herman Yawn
Serving in Worship
July 14, 2019

Deacon of the Week: Jason Freeman

8:45AM Worship Audio: Ralph Bailey
11AM Worship: Jack Hudson, Brett Emmerton

Acolyte: TBA
Crucifer: TBA

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

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

Scripture: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-36
Anthem: One is the Body
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July 7, 2019

Budget Total Receipts: $10,404.25
Budget Needed Weekly: $18,401.00
Budget Required YTD: $496,827.00
Budget Received YTD: $445,033.09
Over/(Under) Budget: $(51,793.91)
Expenses YTD: $420,105.41
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.