January 3, 2019
Office Door Benefit

Thank you for so generously contributing to our Christmas office door benefit. Below you will see individual totals, but the big winners are the children in our Day School who would not be able to attend without financial assistance. Because of your generosity more children will be able to learn, play and experience the love of Jesus at Oakland Day School this year!

Megan: $264
Marty: $226
Leigh: $217
Kim: $216
Eddie: $212
Suzanne: $96
Martina: $94
Jeff: $83
Missy: $68
Allison: $55

That is a total of $1531!!!
This Sunday

Sunday as we celebrate Epiphany, we will welcome guest minister Rev. Bill Feus to OBC. He is a resident of Fort Mill and was ordained a presbyer in The Episcopal Church in December 2004. Currently Bill is employed as a Financial Advisor with Thrivent Financial , and serves as a supply priest in The Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina.

Pastor Jeff will be with our high school youth on their Winter retreat, in Boone, NC. Please pray for safe travels and a weekend filled with great fellowship and Bible study.
Plastic Grocery Bags

This Sunday is the last day to bring your plastic grocery bags. There are large cardboard boxes around the church waiting to be filled with plastic bags.

During Winthrop University's MLK Day of Service, students will use the bags to crochet sleeping mats for people who are experiencing homelessness. Bags will be collected through the end of the year.
Wednesday, January 9 @ 6PM

I lieu of our regular Wednesday night activities we will have our annual Committee Night. All committee members are encouraged to be present for a meeting to kick off all the good work that will be done this year. All committee members will begin by briefly meeting together at 6PM in the Sanctuary.

Dinner will be served in the gym from 5-6PM. Please sign up by Monday at Noon if you plan to eat. To sign up you may click here, or you may call the church office.
State of the Church
Sunday, January 13

Join us for ONE Worship at 10:30AM as Pastor Jeff delivers his annual State of the Church message. Following Worship we will enjoy a covered dish lunch. Meat will be provided, but please bring a side dish or dessert to share. You can drop them off in the gym before church. Sunday School will begin at 9:30AM
Yearly Business Meeting
Sunday, January 13

We will gather at 5PM in the Sanctuary for our annual business.
Constitution & Bylaws
Upcoming Changes

Hello Oakland Baptist Church Members,

At the Sunday afternoon Church Business Meeting on January 13th, an announcement will be made concerning revisions to the Constitution and Bylaws. This announcement – with subsequent discussion (January 16) and vote (January 20) – will follow the process specified in the Constitution. However, since the documents, in total, are several pages long, we have made copies available ahead of time. Digital copies of the revised Constitution and Bylaws and of a Redline version of the document may be viewed and/or printed by clicking on the links for each. Printed copies are available, if needed, at the church office.

The Constitution and Bylaws revisions were endorsed by the Fellowship of Deacons on November 18. A Church vote is required for approval of the Constitution and Bylaws revisions.

Happy New Year and good reading!

Mack Bailey, 2018 Chair
Constitution, Bylaws, and Committee Manual Committee

Basketball Clinic
Fridays, January 18 - February 15

Four and five year olds are invited to participate in our OBC basketball clinic. This clinic which will take place on Friday evenings 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, Alice Davis, David Cason and Kyle Franklin. The cost is $15 which includes a shirt. To sign up, please click below. You may either pay online or choose "pay at the door" to pay with cash or check.
January 9: Meatball Subs, Chips, Salad Bar
January 16: Chili Beans, Corn Bread, Salad Bar
January 23: Chicken Parmesan over Pasta, Salad Bar
January 30: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Peas, Salad Bar
February 6: Mexican Lasagna, Chips & Salsa, Salad Bar
February 13: Baked Ziti, Salad Bar
February 20 : Baked Chicken, Potato Salad, Green Beans, Salad Bar
February 27: Chicken Bog, 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
Adult Mission Trip
February 4-8

For those interested in helping with hurricane recovery, we are taking a group to Conway February 4-8, 2019. This is an ongoing process and will take months, if not years, for many people to return to their normal lives. If you are interested in accompanying us on this trip or would like more information, please contact Pastor Jeff or call the church office.
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.
January 6: Fran Houf, Rick Lee
January 7: Shirley Robinson, Karen Neal, Charlie Kirell
January 8: Tim Hyatt
January 9: Jane Lanford, Gerald Hunter
January 10: Coalson Williams, Allen Ullrich
January 11: Eleanor Harrelson, Allen Hoffman
January 12: Nancy Edwards, Roberto Paz
Serving in Worship
January 6, 2019

Deacon of the Week: James Turner

Early Service Audio: Shelby Howle
Late Service Audio: Mack Bailey

Acolyte: Mia Ervin
Crucifer: Blake Davis

Worship Greeters: Steve Cockerill, Ann Gibson, Peggy Goodson, Deborah Buchan Johnson, John Snipes

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

Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
Rev. Feus preaching

Anthem: Exult O Morning Stars A Flame
January 4: High School Retreat
January 5: High School Retreat
January 6: Epiphany; High School Retreat
January 7: Ladies Bible Study
January 8: Mens Prayer Breakfast; Westminster Towers Bible Study; Bible Study & Missions Group, Ladies Bible Study
January 9: Dinner; No Wednesday Night Activities; Committee Night
January 13: State of the Church; Communion; Baby Dedication; Covered Dish Lunch; Yearly Business Meeting; Youth Group; Music Rehearsals
January 14: Ladies Bible Study; Sue Ness Mission Group
January 15: Mens Prayer Breakfast; Ladies Bible Study
January 16: Mom's Fellowship; Wednesday Night Dinner & Activities; ESL
January 18: Basketball Clinic
January 22: Merry Makers
January 23: Mom's Fellowship; Wednesday Night Dinner & Activities; ESL
January 24: Pastor's Class
January 25: Festival by the Sea (adults); Basketball Clinic
January 26: Festival by the Sea (adults)
January 27: Festival by the Sea (adults); Coffee with the Pastor
January 30: Mom's Fellowship; Wednesday Night Dinner & Activities; ESL
December 30, 2018

Budget Total Receipts: $11,917.00
Designated Receipts: $150.00
Budget Needed Weekly: $20,432.85
Budget Required YTD: $1,062,508.20
Budget Received YTD: $952,689.
Over/(Under) Budget: ($109,818.69)
Expenses YTD: $822,171.00
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.