May 28, 2020
Pentecost and Baccalaureate

On Sunday we are celebrating Pentecost AND our High School Graduates! Put on your favorite red clothes and join us for worship. If you have red or orange streamers, have a little fun and decorate your worship space. You can also create a Pentecost headband by clicking here .

Everything you need for Worship and Sunday School will be available on our website Sunday. 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 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: 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#
Like every other organization, Family Promise has had to adjust the way they serve families. One way that we can continue to support this great ministry is by donating gift cards to grocery stores or Walmart. These gift cards will help ease the burden of grocery bills for the families we would have been hosting next week. You may drop gift cards off by the church office or leave them in the secure mailbox on the wall outside of the gym/kitchen entrance.
As we evaluate the ministry opportunities provided during this time of social distancing and begin to prepare for resuming worship at OBC, we invite you to complete a brief, anonymous survey. Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your voice.

To complete the survey, click the button below labeled "Survey." To read the guidelines for resuming activities at OBC ,  which was emailed on May 3, click the button labeled "Guidelines."

On June 7 we will announce our preliminary plans for moving from Phase 1 to Phase 2, as described in our guidelines.
Summer 2020

A calendar detailing summer opportunities for socially distant fellowship, discipleship, worship, and missions is coming soon!
On Sunday, June 7, our virtual worship will center around Communion. In preparation for this service, gather bread/crackers and grape juice. If you do not have these elements, use your best judgment on a replacement (i.e. juice, water, wine). We also encourage you to prepare a table for Communion in your home. Here are some creative suggestions for making the service meaningful:
  • Bake homemade bread. CLICK HERE for a recipe for unleavened communion bread.
  • Decorate a banner to use as a Lord’s Supper parament
  • Use a special plate or cup (such as fine china) as serving dishes
  • Cover the table you will use with a white cloth
  • Place a cross and/or lit candle on the table
  • Dress in your Sunday best clothes and assign each person a part in the service (Greeter, Deacon, etc)
Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, which was planned for June 22-26, is being postponed. More details coming soon!
Prayer and Encouragement
Wednesdays at 6PM

You are invited to join our ministers online on Wednesdays for a time of pray er and encouragement. You can connect through your computer by using a Chrome, Firefox, or Edge browser to open the following link: meet.google.com/knr-vaxk-xez . You can connect with your phone by dialing 1-516-654-4631 and then entering the following PIN: 487 500 557#
We Are Here For You!

If you need to speak with someone, please reach out to a minister or your deacon. Also, you can still use the minister on call number (803-328-3864, Ext. 0). We are here to listen and help in ways that we are able.

For those in need of grocery assistance, we have set up a delivery system. We understand that elderly and vulnerable individuals may not feel comfortable venturing to the store. Please let the church office know if you are in need and would like groceries delivered to your home.
Connecting through Facebook

If you are interested in creating a Facebook account but are not sure where to start, here are a few YouTube tutorials that could be helpful.

Do not let these videos overwhelm you. It is not necessary to immediately upload a profile picture or fill in information, such as your high school gradation date. The important step is signing up so that you can join our OBC Facebook Community.

Once you have created a profile, click here to connect to our page. Under each post there is a box that says, comment here. We encourage you to comment! We want to hear from you as we seek to continue being a community from a distance.
#growingatobc

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.
June 1: Becky Brakefield, Phil Wright
June 2: Hallie Murray
June 4: Anna Grubbs, Kevin Falkenberry, Krishnan Punitha
May 24, 2020

Budget Total Receipts: $32,221.84
Budget Needed Weekly: $18,389.00
Budget Required YTD: $386,169.00
Budget Received YTD: $351,022.92
Over/(Under) Budget:$(35,146.08 )
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.