August 13, 2020
Join our NEW Facebook Group

Oakland Baptist Church now has a Facebook Group and we would love for you to join it! We will still post to our Facebook Page so that our friends and neighbors can be aware of the great opportunities taking place at OBC, but joining our Facebook Group will ensure you see our updates and reminders, as well as cute pictures and silly videos. The content posted in this Facebook Group will only be visible to those who have joined, therefore we can more securely advertise things like our Zoom Meeting ID. To join click the button below.
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.
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!
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.
Please click the button below to view the 2020 Nominating Committee report for Church Officers, Sunday School, Music Programs, and Mission Movers.

We will vote to approve this report beginning Sunday, August 16. Voting will open at Noon on August 16th and close at Noon on August 18th. You will have the opportunity to vote online through a form that will be emailed on the 16th. You may also vote in-person in the Church Office from 8AM-3PM on Monday, August 17 or 8AM - Noon on Tuesday, August 18. Additionally, you may vote by contacting your Deacon. Regardless of the method with which you choose to vote you will be voting YES to approve the report as presented, or NO to reject the report as presented. Thank you to our Nominating Committee for their great work. And thank you to all who have agreed to serve in these capacities for the coming year.
August 20, Noon & 7PM - Undivided
Join Jeff on Zoom (Meeting ID 713 378 3329) for the final conversations about racial reconciliation in the Undivided Study. The conversation will center around the question, "Now what?"
T3: Tuesdays & Thursdays Together, 9AM-9:30AM
You are invited to drop in, via Zoom (Meeting ID 713 378 3329), from 9AM until 9:30AM to chat with our ministers. This is designed to be an informal time to catch up with one another, and share joys and concerns.
To join these Zoom conversations, from a computer or tablet use Meeting ID: 713 378 3329. From a phone dial 1-929-205-6099 to join by audio only. If you use the telephone number you will be prompted to enter the meeting ID.
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#
The Ministry Center is now accepting the following items by appointment or other arrangements by calling Caroline Krueger (leave a message if no answer): middle-school uniforms (also being collected until end of month at Sylvia Circle School); teen clothing (all seasons); all fall/winter clothing; all shoes; housewares, toys, books, and school supplies. The drop box will remain closed until further notice, but we will be happy to receive listed items by special arrangements. Counselors and other school personnel are encouraged to also make appointments with Caroline to secure needed items for the opening of school.
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.
Virtual VBS

This summer we have taken a virtual ride on the Rocky Railway. If you need to catch up on any of the weeks, click the links below:
Scouting at OBC

Scouting has been a ministry supported and housed by OBC since 1980.
Our Cub Scout Pack is in need of leaders! They had 25 cubs in March at their last meeting, which is awesome, but they need adult volunteers to keep this ministry thriving. Scouting is now Family Scouting and is for ALL kids! If you are interested in helping, or would like more information please email Cub Master, James Brooks,

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.
August 16: Ben Lucas, Coleman Hoffman
August 17: Isabel Ward, Jan Colletto
August 18: Leslie Cooper, Brian Scott
Angela Counts, Madi Kirell
August 19: Bernard Mangum, Jim Ringer, Meredith Westbrook, Allison Odom
August 20: Grayson Whitaker
August 21: David Vipperman, Rachel Faulkenberry, Luke Bailey, Will Bailey
August 9, 2020

Budget Total Receipts: $6,973.84
Budget Needed Weekly: $18,389.00
Budget Required YTD: $588,448.00
Budget Received YTD: $467,996.53
Over/(Under) Budget:$(120,451.47)
Expenses YTD: $402,503.44
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.