May 30, 2019
Join us Sunday during the 11AM worship service as we honor our High School graduates. Please be in prayer for our graduates and their families as they complete High School and prepare for the next part of their journey.
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.
We hope you will join us this summer for as many of our summer learning opportunities as your schedule allows. Below are the opportunities taking place in June. Please click the button below to read about all of the opportunities and sign up for those which you plan to attend.

Faith & Film: June 9, 6PM - 8:30PM
Youth and Adults are invited to join us in the Fellowship Hall for a movie followed by discussion. We will be watching Cargo: Innocence Lost, which will bear witness to human trafficking. Snacks will be served. You are welcome to bring dinner with you.

Spirituality of Aging: June 10-13, 9AM - 11:30AM
You are invited to join our friends at The Oratory for a conversation on how we move from who we have been to who we are becoming in our elder years. These sessions will explore where we are in the aging process and how we can recognize the invitations God is extending to us at this time of our lives. This will be led by Sister Susan Schorsten and Sister Gay Rowzie.

Bible Study: June 12, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Dr. Jim McConnell, Assistant Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Gardner Webb Divinity School, 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.

Habitat for Humanity: June 15
We will spend the day helping get a house a little closer to being called home by a family in Rock Hill. Regardless of skill level, if you are 16 or above, we hope you will join us for this day of service! See additional announcement below to sign up!

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.

Information about July & August can be found in the Ministry Guide, as well as the sign-up form below.
Sunday, June 2: Youth and Chancel Choir will sing “May A Song Remain." Please meet at 10:40AM in the Choir Room to rehearse.
Chancel Choir Rehearsals: June 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 1:30PM.
Join OBC for a morning of fellowship and community service as we complete a Habitat for Humanity Group Build on Saturday, June 15. All skill levels are welcomed as we help with the interior trim of the home for a deserving family in our area. 

Click the button below to read about the homeowner, find out about the variety of ways you can help, and sign up to help.
June 16-22

We will be hosting Family Promise June 16 - 22. As you make plans for summer, please consider being an overnight host! 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 (
From the Cremation Garden Committee

The Oakland Baptist Cremation Garden is designed to be a place of beauty and holiness for the placement of ashes of the deceased. In 1992 the church was very fortunate to have been given a lovely gift of funds by Martha and George M. Hearn.  With that money the church voted to establish a place  to the right of the Family Life Center off of Alexander Road.

If you or a loved one choose to be cremated a scattering area is an interesting option to consider when deciding what to do with the ashes. It is a beautiful area with flowers and plants.  It has a small seating area for those who wish to have access to a solemn place to sit and reflect.  For more information, contact the church office or pick up a newly revised Cremation Garden pamphlet found in the information rack near 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.
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.
June 2: Hallie Murray
June 3: Donald Douglass, Molly Neal
June 4: Kevin Faulkenberry, Punitha Krishnan
June 7: Allison Timmons
Serving in Worship
June 2 , 2019

Deacon of the Week: Faye Lucas

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

Acolyte: Sadie Bridges
Crucifer: TBD

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

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

Scripture: Acts 1:1-11
Anthem: May a Song Remain
June 2: Creative Worship, Sunday School, Traditional Worship, Baccalaureate Celebration
June 3: Ladies Bible Study
June 9: Creative Worship, Sunday School, Traditional Worship, Faith & Film
June 10: Sue Ness
June 12: Bible Study
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
May 26, 2019

Budget Total Receipts: $12,477.50
Designated Receipts: $1,050.00
Budget Needed Weekly: $18,401.00
Budget Required YTD: $386,421.00
Budget Received YTD: $354,803.50
Over/(Under) Budget: $(31,617.60)
Expenses YTD: $309,262.13
Got News?
If you have an announcement for the Weekly Update, please send it to the church office by Monday at noon!
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.