August 27, 2020
Our Fall Ministry Guide will be in your inbox in the coming days, but in the meantime, go ahead and mark your calendar with the first few upcoming opportunities.
Biscuit and a Blessing
September 6, 8AM-10AM

Our staff will be handing out biscuits from 8AM-10AM on September 6 in the OBC parking lot. We invite you to drive through, get a biscuit and be a blessing by bringing a few school supplies. If you prefer not to shop for supplies, monetary donations can also be given. We will donate all the supplies collected to children in our community who are in need.
Men's Bible Study
September 22, 29; October 20, 27; November 10, 17

Join Pastor Jeff from 7AM - 8AM, or 8PM - 9PM for a Bible study based on the book "The Making of a Man: How Men and Boys Honor God and Live with Integrity," by former professional football player, Tim Brown. CLICK HERE to sign up.
Monday Night Women's Bible Study
Beginning September 21

Join Leigh Reynolds beginning September 21 from 8PM-9PM for a five week Bible study based on "Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose" by Rebekah Lyons. CLICK HERE to sign up.
Tuesday Night Women's Bible Study
Beginning September 8

He left everything to follow his teacher and possessed a passion that would change the world. That’s one way to describe Peter. Here’s another: poor, uneducated, quick-tempered, and full of doubts and fears. Doesn’t even sound like the same man. And that’s the point of Simon Peter, a six-week Bible study by Adam Hamilton. Peter was just an ordinary guy who heard and followed God’s extraordinary call. Discover how you, too, have special gifts, talents, and abilities that God can use to make a difference today.

Join the Tuesday Night Ladies Bible study starting September 8 from 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on Zoom. Books can be purchased from Amazon by CLICKING HERE. For more information, contact Shirley Bailey ( or Patti Robinette ( We hope to see YOU on September 8! CLICK HERE to sign up.
Looking for a way to care for God’s creation? Join fellow Oakland members as we participate in the Great America Cleanup and pickup litter. This is an opportunity to serve our community alongside your church family, outside and socially distanced. 
  • Who: Adults and Teenagers
  • Date: Saturday, August 29, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 am- 10:30 am
  • Place: Cherry Road (at Oakland Avenue)
We will meet in our parking lot, across the street from at Sanctuary, at 9AM. Participants will be provided with gloves, bags, safety vests, grabbers, and bag holders. We will wear masks, work in small groups, and practice social distancing. To sign up, CLICK HERE.
Encouraging Sullivan Middle School Staff

As the new school year approaches, we have a wonderful opportunity to show love and encouragement to the teachers and administrators at Sullivan Middle School. As part of our ministry partnership with SMS, we would like to provide encouraging, hand-written cards along with a $5 gift card to each faculty and staff member. If you would like to assist with these efforts by writing cards or making a financial contribution, please contact Krista Hayes: 864-814-9835/ Also, let Krista know if you need blank note cards. They can be dropped off by your house. We need these contributions by Tuesday, September 2nd. Please continue to lift up all of our educators in prayer throughout this most unique school year!
Helping our Children and Youth

The way COVID-19 has turned schedules and routines upside down may end up being called an ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences). Parents and other child caregivers can be equipped with understanding of what may lie ahead in the area of mental health for their families. You are invited to view the award-winning documentary "Resilience", coupled with NAMI's "Ending the Silence for Parents" presentation. These FREE opportunities will provide a superb context for proactive learning and discussion. Click the button below for more information.
Worship Watch Party
Join us on Zoom Sunday morning as we watch worship "together!"

Worship will be available on YouTube as it has been. However, we also have an opportunity for you to watch worship "together," throughout the month of August on Zoom. If you would like to join our Worship Watch PartyCLICK 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 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 Devotion
at 9:45AM

If you are not part of a Sunday School class that is currently meeting, you are encouraged to join Leigh Reynolds on Sunday mornings 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#
LIVE reACTions
Wednesdays, 6:30PM - 7:00PM

Join Pastor Jeff and other staff members on Zoom (Meeting ID 713 378 3329) each Wednesday in August for a conversation based on the questions raised in the previous Sunday's sermon. We are excited about the opportunity to learn from the early church and each other!
This past Sunday afternoon, a veteran of Oakland Baptist Church was presented with a Quilt of Valor. Jerry Goodson received the QOV from members of the OBC Military Task Force at his home. The quilt was made by Dan Cox. Jerry served in the Air Force from 1960-1964. He trained in TX and CO before being stationed in Germany for 3 1/2 years to work in intelligence. 

Oakland Baptist Church appreciates its veterans. Presenting a QOV to our veterans gives us an opportunity to honor them and say “Thank you for your service” in a very special way. To date, our church has presented 16 Quilts of Valor to veterans of WWII, the Korean Conflict, and some from the Vietnam Era. We owe our veterans so much.
~Shirley Bailey
Military Taskforce Chairperson
Masking for a Friend

Elastic ties were in short supply, but Dan and Kay Cox have restocked and are back at work. They are sharing their time and talents so we can mask up to protect our friends, family, and neighbors. If you have not already gotten a mask from Dan and Kay, or need a second mask, please click the button below.

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.
September 1: Judy Jordan
September 2: Elizabeth Cooper
September 3: Evelyn Holbert, Ann Gibson, Jack Cunningham, John Kirell, Kate Schulte
September 4: Jim White, Kenneth Smith
September 5: Jeanette Gregory, William Johnson, Rachel Smith
August 23, 2020

Budget Total Receipts: $10,503.42
Budget Needed Weekly: $18,389.00
Budget Required YTD: $625,226.00
Budget Received YTD: $536,820.15
Over/(Under) Budget:$(88,405.85)
Expenses YTD: $ 403,418.15
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.