June 27, 2019
It has been a great week at VBS, learning about the many ways that God is good even when life is wild! You are invited to join us for the closing ceremony Friday at 11:30 in the gym as our children sing the songs and share the lessons they have learned this week.
Beach Bash
June 29, 4PM - 7PM

See you Saturday at Beach Blast!
Invite your friends, neighbors, co-workers and meet us 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.
Religious Liberty Sunday
June 30th

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, in the gym, 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. 
A delicious BBQ lunch will be provided, but you are invited to bring a dessert to share. Please let us know if you plan to attend by clicking below.
Lunch Bunch will not meet on July 4th.
Peace After Divorce
Tuesdays, July 9 - August 13
6PM, Fellowship Hall

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.

Please sign up by July 1 to ensure you have a workbook. You may sign up by clicking below.
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

Pastor Jeff will lead us in a Bible study on the book of Proverbs 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 ). 
God of Wonders
July 22-25

Children who have completed K5 - 5th grade are invited to join us for a week of discovering God's wonderful world through worship, music, drama, art, chimes, and games.

Camp will begin at 9AM each day and end at Noon. The cost is $50 which includes a t-shirt, snacks and a craft supplies. To sign up, click below. The last day to register is July 1!

Volunteers are also needed. If you are a youth or adult and are able to help, please let Kim (kshaw@oaklandchurch.com) or Suzanne (sringer@oaklandchurch.com) know.
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. 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).
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.

Please mark your calendars and make plans to join us for our August Summer Learning Series opportunities.

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.
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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.
June 27: Larry Sanderson, Melinda Reid, Analiese Maloney
June 28: Rebecca McKown, Jim Wright, Mackie Hunter, Walter Byrd, Ben Sessions
June 29: CC Williams
June 30: Shirley Bailey, Dennis Jordan, Susie Harris,
July 1: Paul Hamoodi, Will Timmons
July 2: Suzanne Ringer, Barry Johnson
July 4: Luz Petrovich-Barreuco
July 6: Dan Cox, Zach Williams, Amanda Gillman, CJ Smalley
Serving in Worship
June 30, 2019

Deacon of the Week: Mack Jones

8:45AM Worship Audio: Ralph Bailey
11:00AM Worship Audio: Johnny Snipes and Brett Emmerton

Acolyte: Carter Odom
Crucifer: Bailey Odom

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

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

Scripture: Luke 10:25-37
Anthem: Eternal Life
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 23, 2019

Budget Total Receipts: $17,488.24
Designated Receipts: $373.00
Budget Needed Weekly: $18,401.00
Budget Required YTD: $460,025.00
Budget Received YTD: $423,032.84
Over/(Under) Budget: $(36,992.16)
Expenses YTD: $364,386.82
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.