November 5, 2020
Happening This Week:
November 8: Sunday School, Drive-Through Communion, Homebound Parade, Youth Group
November 9: Morning Ladies Bible Study
November 10: Morning Men's Bible Study, Evening Men's Bible Study
November 11: Conversation with Pastor Jeff, Youth Check-in, Young Adult Bible Study
November 13: Dinner and a Movie
Drive-Through Communion
November 8

During our worship on November 8 we will be celebrating the Lord's Supper. As an extension of that service we invite you to drive through our parking lot between 11AM and 12PM to receive communion in your car. Ministers will give you the elements while wearing proper protective equipment.

There will be NO Worship Watch Party this Sunday, but we hope to see you in our parking lot!
Upcoming Church Vote

It is the season to vote on our 2021 Budget, Nomination Committee slate, and Trustee. Please click on the buttons below to read a letter from Pastor Jeff and view the proposed budget, and Nomination Committee slate. There is also a button to access the automatic draft renewal form.
Returning to In-person Worship
November 15

As we continue to make plans for returning to in-person worship, please let us know if you plan to be here. You can sign up by clicking the button below, or calling the Church Office (803-328-3864). All the details, as well a brief informational video can be found toward the bottom of this email.
As we return we will need those who are planning to attend in-person worship to help out. The two main areas where we need volunteers are 1) Greeters (standing at the doors by the hand sanitizer, reminding people to clean their hands, handing out masks to anyone who forget theirs, handing out worship guides, etc), 2) Sound Booth (this is a job that will be safely distanced from other people, with any necessary training provided)
We recognize that many of you will continue to worshipping with us online. Click the button below for information about accessing worship beginning November 15.
TWO New Ladies Bible Study
Inspired by Rachel Held Evans
Mondays, 8PM-9PM
On Monday evenings, beginning November 9 from 8PM - 9PM, join us as we discuss Rachel Held Evan's book Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again. This is a provocative yet approachable book that will have you considering the mysteries of scripture in a whole new way! Inspired is available from Amazon in multiple formats (CLICK HERE to purchase). Audible has an audio version which is read by the author. We will meet via Zoom (Meeting ID 713 378 3329). This study will be led by Leigh Reynolds. CLICK HERE to sign up!
The Journey by Adam Hamilton
Tuesday, 6:15PM-7:30PM
On Tuesday evenings, beginning November 10 you are invited on a five-week journey with author Adam Hamilton as he travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem in this fascinating look at the birth of Jesus Christ. Using historical information, archaeological data, and a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth, the most amazing moment in history will become more real and heart-felt as you walk along this road. This new edition includes travel notes and photographs from the Holy Land. For a brief video introduction, click here. To order your book, click here. Please contact Shirley Bailey ( or Patti Robinette ( if you plan to join us so that we can send you a Zoom invitation.
OBC Homebound Car Parade
Sunday, November 8, 3PM-5PM

Be a part of spreading love and cheer! We will divide into teams and do a drive-by visit to each of our 25 homebound friends on November 8th from 3pm-5pm. We will also drop off a bag of goodies.  CLICK HERE to sign up.
Christmas at Connie Maxwell

Each year Oakland Baptist provides Christmas gifts for the children at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home. Due to Covid-19 we have been asked to provide two gift cards per child. At this time they have approximately 98 children so please be generous!
We invite you to donate money to OBC which we will use to purchase gift cards. Together we will make it a special Christmas for these children! You may send your donation electronically by clicking the button below. You may also mail your donation to the church, or drop off by the Church Office. Please note on the donation that it is for Connie Maxwell. All donations need to be received by Monday, November 23.

*Cottages gifts will NOT be purchased this year unless extra funds are given.
Questions: please contact Jane Rawls or Rev. Suzanne Ringer (803)328-3864
Book Club

November 12, 7PM-8PM
Liz Bridges will facilitate a discussion via Zoom (Meeting ID 713 378 3329) of "Small Great Things" by Jody Picoult on November 12. Get your book now and start reading so you can join us. CLICK HERE if you plan to participate.
Dinner and a Movie
November 13, 6:30PM

Join your church family for dinner and a movie in our grassy lot. We will be showing the 2017 Live Action Beauty and the Beast. Chick-fil-a boxes (CFA sandwich without pickles, chips, and a cookie) will be available for $7. Come as a Sunday school class, or invite your friends and neighbors. It's going to be a great night of socially distant fun and fellowship. Bring a chair, a mask, and snacks! Click the button below if you would like a Chick-fil-a box.
Christmas Videos Needed!

We have a special Christmas carol sing along in the works and we would love to include you and/or your family. Don't worry, you don't have to sing! All we need you to do is stand in front of your tree or other festive decorations, waving or holding up a Merry Christmas sign, etc… Be Creative! You video only needs to be 3 - 5 seconds. Please record with your phone flipped horizontally.

Please send to Leigh by text or email ( by Wednesday, December 2 to be included in this fun project!
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.  
Immediate Needs: 
Boys’ pants, tops, and jackets, ages 5 and up (all sizes)
Girls’s pants and tops and coats (sizes 5–14)
Men’s jeans (all sizes)
Women’s and men’s coats (all sizes)
Toboggans, scarfs, and gloves
Blankets and bedding

Returning to In-Person Worship

We look forward to worshipping, in-person, with all who feel comfortable beginning November 15. We are offering two services: one at 8:30AM and one at 11:15AM. These worship times will allow for travel to and from the church building with Zoom Sunday School classes. You will be receiving more information about our return to in-person worship in the coming days.

To view our Guidelines for Resuming Activities click the button below labeled, "Guidelines."

To sign up for worship click the button below labeled, "Sign Me 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:
  • 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
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."
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.

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.
November 8: Matthew Howle
November 9: Harper McDaniel, Glenn Vaughn
November 10: Jay Colletto
November 11: Kloo Vipperman, Karen Emmerton
November 12: Frank Knotts, Sandra Moore, Johnny Harris
November 13: Patricia Petrovich, Griffin Timmons
November 1, 2020

Budget Total Receipts: $13,321.62
Budget Needed Weekly: $18,389.00
Budget Required YTD: $809,116.00
Budget Received YTD: $ 680,774.86
Over/(Under) Budget:$(128,341.14)
Expenses YTD: $565,012.12
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.