June 13, 2019
New Church Directory

Exciting new things are coming your way this summer! We will soon have a new, much more functional app that will allow you to look up people's contact information, find out about events, download forms and so much more! In order for the contact section of our app to be up to date, we need new pictures! And as an added bonus we will get a new directory (digital and print versions will be available) which will help us all put names to the friendly faces we pass in the hallways.

We invite, encourage, NEED you to come have your picture taken. Don’t worry, there will be no high pressure sales at the end of the photography session! You will receive a free 8x10 photograph. While you are at church having your picture taken we will also connect you to our new app and make sure all of your contact information is up to date.  

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.
On Sunday, June 23 we will consider how we are called to live a life stewardship. We encourage you to use this Sunday as an opportunity to catch up on your tithes and even consider an additional gift. It is your faithful stewardship that allows mission and ministry of Oakland Baptist Church to continue to grow.
June 16-22

We are hosting Family Promise June 16 - 22 and we still NEED overnight hosts! This is an easy volunteer opportunity that can be shared with the whole family. As on overnight host, you arrive at OBC by 8PM, hang out in the Fellowship Hall for a couple hours, and then go to sleep! It's really that easy.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to get to know some of our Family Promise guests. There are two rooms for overnight hosts, so you can sign up as an individual or a family. Please click the link below to sign up. If you have any questions, contact Karen Neal (nealkaren@bellsouth.net).
Coffee with the Pastor
June 23

Guests are invited to come together in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45AM on Sunday, June 23 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 the Fellowship Hall on the 26th.
Beach Bash
June 29, 4PM - 7PM

We had so much fun last year, the Beach Bash is coming back! Invite your friends, neighbors, co-workers. We will gather in the backyard for games, music, food and fellowship. There will be inflatables and an ice cream truck! Please let us know if you plan to attend by clicking below.
We hope you will join us for a special ONE Worship service on July 7th as we celebrate the 69th anniversary of Oakland Baptist Church. Rev. Dr. Ginger Barfield will be our guest preacher. We will gather in the Sanctuary at 10:30AM for worship, followed by lunch in the gym. A delicious BBQ lunch will be provided. Please bring a dessert to share.

Our worship on July 7th will kick off a year of celebration as we anticipate the 70th anniversary of OBC.
We hope you will join us this summer for as many of our summer learning opportunities as your schedule allows. Please click the button below to read about all of the opportunities and sign up for those which you plan to attend.


Selfies, Snaps and WhatsApp: June 25, 6:30PM
Parents of youth (or soon to be youth) are invited to a conversation about the social media world in which their children live. Come with your questions, your concerns and your ideas. Snacks will be served.

Beach Bash: June 29, 4PM - 7PM
We had so much fun last year, the Beach Bash is coming back! Invite your friends, neighbors, co-workers. We will gather in the backyard for games, music, food and fellowship.

Religious Liberty Sunday: June 30
Jennifer Hawks from Baptist Joint Committee will be speaking in both services on the connection between church and religious liberty. She will also be speaking during Sunday School for any who are interested. Jennifer is the associate general counsel at the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty. She provides legal analysis on church-state issues that arise before Congress, the courts and administrative agencies.

Peace After Divorce: Tuesday, July 9 - August 13
Peace after Divorce by Renee Smith Ettline, M.Ed., is a six week session for those who are experiencing and or coping with the issues of Divorce. This will be a non-judgmental environment with information about adjustments and life choices related to finding peace after divorce. Group questions and discussion will help you personalize your progress, and Spiritual Support will reminder you of the healing power, grace, love and forgiveness of God. Rev. Suzanne Ringer will lead these sessions.

The 2 requirements for the workshop are that you not date a workshop participate during the course and couples who are divorced, divorcing, separated or dating each other may not attend this workshop together. The cost of the workbook is $15.

Faith & Film: July 14, 6PM - 8:30PM
We will be watching Emmy Award winning, 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.

Bible Study: July 17, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Rev. Dr. Jeff Hayes will lead us in Bible study and discussion, in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your own dinner and join us for fellowship from 5:30PM-6PM. At 6PM we will begin Bible study.

Take me out 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.

Caregiver Seminar: August 3, 9AM - 2PM
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.

An evening with Janée Angel: August 7
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.

Night of Worship and Ice Cream Social: August 11
We will gather in the Sanctuary at 6PM for an evening of song and scripture, followed by our annual ice cream social.

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 Bible study and discussion, 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 us 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.

Marriage Enrichment Day: August 17
Save the date for a day of fellowship and marriage enrichment with other couples. More details to come. Cost is $40 / couple.

Information about all of these events, as well as the sign-up form is below.
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.
June 16: Braden Shaw Michaela Maloney
June 17: Natalie Chastain
June 18: Bruce Neal
June 20: Joanne Gaskins, John Nestvogel
June 21: Carol Anne Hunter, Kim Melton-Lee, Anna Lee Hoffman, Annsley Howle
Serving in Worship
June 16, 2019

Deacon of the Week: Gary Williams

8:45AM Worship Audio: Ralph Bailey
11:00AM Worship Audio: Darren Shaw, Johnny Snipes

Acolyte: Bailey Odom
Crucifer: Carter Odom

Worship Greeters: Peggy Goodson, Carol Cosper, Rob Ervin, Johnny Snipes, Clayton Neal

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

Scripture: Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15
Anthem: The Majesty and Glory of Your Name
June 15: Habitat for Humanity
June 16: Creative Worship, Sunday School, Traditional Worship, Baptism Sunday, Hurricane Recovery Mission Trip, Family Promise
June 17: Hurricane Recovery Mission Trip, Family Promise
June 18: Hurricane Recovery Mission Trip, Family Promise
June 19: Hurricane Recovery Mission Trip, Family Promise
June 20: Hurricane Recovery Mission Trip, Family Promise
June 21: Hurricane Recovery Mission Trip, Family Promise
June 23: Creative Worship, Sunday School, Coffee with the Pastor, Traditional Worship
June 24: Vacation Bible School, Directory Pictures, Selfies, Snaps & What's App Conversation
June 25: Vacation Bible School, Directory Pictures
June 26: Vacation Bible School
June 27: Vacation Bible School
June 28: Vacation Bible School
June 29: Beach Blast
June 30: Creative Worship, Sunday School, Traditional Worship, Religious Liberty Sunday
June 9, 2019

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