October 15, 2020
Happening This Week:
October 18: Sunday School, Worship Watch Party, Children's Music, Youth Group
October 19: Morning Ladies Bible Study, Evening Ladies Bible Study
October 20: Morning Men's Bible Study, Evening Men's Bible Study
October 21: Conversation with Butch and Nell Green, Youth Check-in, Young Adult Bible Study
October 23: Movie Under the Stars
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.
Results from Audio Visual Improvement Proposal Vote

The result of the audio visual improvement proposal vote was 148-4. Thank you for taking the time to participate in this process. We are looking forward to these improvements.
Social Justice and the Church

Clinton College is hosting a three-day virtual conference titled “Social Justice and The Church” to bring together students and local church and community leaders for a very timely and vital discussion. As part of this event, Pastor Jeff will be speaking on Wednesday, October 21 at 11AM; as well as participating in the round table discussion on Thursday, October 22 at 7PM. Each session of the conference will be streaming live on Facebook and YouTube. To connect via Facebook, CLICK HERE. To connect via YouTube, CLICK HERE.
A Conversation with The Greens
October 21, 6PM-6:30PM

Revs. Butch and Nell Green will update us on their ministry in Houston via Zoom. Butch and Nell are no strangers to OBC. They serve as CBF Field Personnel in Houston, TX. Our Zoom Meeting ID is 713 378 3329.
Movie Under the Stars
October 23, 6:30PM

Join us in our grassy lot for an outdoor movie on a 17 foot inflatable screen. We will be showing the 2019 live action Lion King. Bring a chair, a mask, and snacks!
October 28
Dinner - 5PM-6PM;
Worship - 6PM-6:30PM

Join us our final Food Truck and Outdoor Worship on Wednesday, October 28. Happy City is a Charlotte based food truck featuring delicious and healthy Cairo cuisine such as gyros, salads, lamb and chicken dishes, as well as local favorites such as philly cheese steaks, chicken phillys and fries. CLICK HERE to view their menu.

We will enjoy a time of food and fellowship from 5PM-6PM and worship together from 6PM-6:30PM. Please bring a chair and a mask. We look forward to seeing you (from a social distance) and worshipping with you!
Book Clubs

October 26, 7PM-8PM
Mack Bailey will facilitate a discussion via Zoom (Meeting ID 713 378 3329) of "Waking Up White" by Debby Irving on October 26. Get your book now and start reading so you can join us! If you do plan to participate please sign up by CLICKING HERE. Mack will send you a couple supplemental resources to consider before this conversation.

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.
Food Drive in Memory of Bo Coleman
November 1, 2PM-4PM

The OBC staff, as well as members of Bo's family will be on the sidewalk in front of Project Hope from 2PM - 4PM on November 1. We invite you to stop by with non-perishable food items. Rev. Bo Coleman's passion for serving those in need was the catalyst for the creation of Rock Hill's Project Hope 45 years ago. Let us honor Bo's life and continue his legacy by helping feed those who are hungry.
OBC Homebound Car Parade
Sunday, November 8, 3PM-5PM

Be a part of spreading love and cheer! We plan to divide into teams and do a drive-by visit to each of our 25 homebound friends on Nov. 8th from 3pm-5pm. Please sign up by Nov. 1stso we can plan our teams and routes.

Our plans include blessing each shut in with a gift bag full of goodies from OBC. Besides being willing to be on a visiting team, you can also help by donating items such as devotion books, handwritten cards, book marks, 2021 calendars, mints, etc. If you wanted to do a homemade sweet treat, let Lori Hoffman know (803-517-4881lkhoffman14@gmail.com) and we will make arrangements to receive those closer to the event. Please drop off your donation to the church office or by make arrangements for pick up with Lori by Nov. 1st.  These small efforts have great rewards for our dear friends and we appreciate your help!

For information contact Suzanne Ringer (sringer@oaklandchurch.com) or Lori Hoffman. CLICK HERE to sign up to participate in the parade.
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:
  • October 25
  • 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
Young Adults

Young adults (18 - mid 20 year olds) are invited to connect via Zoom (meeting ID 713 378 3329) for fellowship, prayer, and Bible study led by Leigh Reynolds & Jeff Hayes. We will meet from 8:00PM - 9:00PM on the following Wednesdays:
  • October 21
  • November 11
Music Ministry

Beginning Sunday, September 20 there will be singing opportunities via Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month for Children, Youth, and Adults (Chancel Choir). We plan to do a few projects that will be presented for our
Worship Services!

Sing with us on:
October 18
November 1, 15

Children: 4PM - 4:30PM
Youth: 5PM - 5:30PM
Adults: 5:45PM - 6:30PM

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."

Worship will be available on YouTube as it has been. However, we also have an opportunity for you to watch worship "together" on Zoom. If you would like to join our Worship Watch Party, CLICK HERE on Sunday morning at 10:55AM. The service will begin streaming promptly at 11AM. All viewers will be muted, but the chat box will be available.
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: meet.google.com/zub-aiqp-mnp. 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.
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.  
Items accepted at this time: 
1) All seasons children’s clothing size 5 and up 
2) Vinyl/Plastic Hangers (all sizes)
3) Winter clothing - especially coats, sweatshirts, and hoodies.


Women's Retreat
May 21-23, 2021
Our Fall Women's Retreat has been rescheduled for the Spring. This retreat will be at Montreat Conference Center. We will be staying in the beautiful and historic Assembly Inn.

Marriage Retreat
TBD 2021
Our Marriage Retreat has been postponed until 2021. The new date is yet to be determined.

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 (obcoffice@oaklandchurch.com) with your good news and we will share it in the Weekly Update.
October 18: Teresa Hauss
October 19: Polli Vaughn, Angie Douglass
October 20: Charlotte Culbreth
October 22: Jerrie Pettit, Becker Smith
October 23: Betty Jones, Don Gillman
October 11, 2020

Budget Total Receipts: $20,674.17
Budget Needed Weekly: $18,389.00
Budget Required YTD: $753,949.00
Budget Received YTD: $ 634,965.90
Over/(Under) Budget:$(118,983.10)
Expenses YTD: $541,252.11
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
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.