May 9, 2019
Click the button below for an electronic copy of our new Ministry Guide. Within the Ministry Guide you will find an outline of our goals for the year as well as information about many great opportunities taking place from May through August. Printed copies are available at the church.
Election Results

On May 5, at the conclusion of both worship services, the members of OBC voted to elect Dan Cox, Anne Ledford, Ben Lucas, Beckye Partlow, Erica Smith, and David Vipperman to serve on the 70th Anniversary Committee by a vote of 151-1. Additionally, Faye Lucas was elected to serve as Trustee by a vote of 147-4.
Summer Sunday School
for young adults

Whether you are a college-age person who permanently lives in the area, are home for the summer or have just graduated and are beginning a career, we hope you will join us as often as you can for Bible study and Fellowship on Sunday mornings from 9:45AM - 10:45AM. We will meet in room B5 (in the basement), beginning May 12. Leigh Reynolds will be teaching this class.
The drop box at the Ministry Center is currently closed to enable volunteers to get caught up on distributing current donations. As you are spring cleaning, please hold your items to donate until the drop box has re-opened. Thank you for your continued support of this great ministry.
Deacon Election
May 19

The time is upon us for election of new deacons to serve as the Class of 2022. This election will take place on Sunday, May 19, during both worship services. Please review the nominee slate, by clicking the button below, and be in prayer for the individuals who will become servant leaders of our church. If you will be absent on May 19, you may complete an absentee ballot in the church office between now and May 17 at 3:00 PM. This ballot must be completed in the presence of a staff member or currently active Deacon. Thank you for the many ways you continue to be the presence of Christ! 
May 23 @ 6PM

The next Pastor's Class for those interested in making a faith decision for Christ or for those interested in learning more about what it means to follow Jesus and experience baptism, will be held in the Parlor on Thursday, May 23 at 6PM. The class is geared toward individuals between 6 and 18 years of age who have expressed interest in making a faith decision or who have recently made a faith decision and have not been baptized. If you are interested or have questions, please call the church office at 328-3864 by noon on May 22. Our next Baptism Sunday will be June 16.
Coffee with the Pastor
May 26

Guests are invited to come together in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45AM on Sunday, May 26th for a conversation about how to be a part of OBC, mission options and opportunities for their family. If you know of people who may be interested in learning more about OBC, please invite them to the Fellowship Hall on the 26th.
May 29 @ 5PM

The Women of OBC (WOBC) Planning Team invites you to join us on May 29 from 5PM until 6PM to discuss possible activities for women at OBC, and opportunities within our community. Come with an open mind, a Godly spirit, and a receptive heart and there is no doubt we will generate a list of possible ministry activities that allow us to join together to the be hands and feet of Jesus! Please consider joining us.

WOBC planning Team: Shirley Bailey, Jeanette Gregory, Krista Hayes, Caroline Krueger, Donna Murray, Deana Peterson, Patti Robinette, Carolyn Stewart, Nancy Wyatt.
Baccalaureate Worship
June 2

If you have a child who is graduating from high school this year, we hope you will join us for this special day as we honor our graduates during the 11AM worship service. Following worship we will celebrate with them while enjoying lunch in the Fellowship Hall. If you have a graduate and plan to be here for worship and lunch, please let Leigh ( know by May 16.
Do you have a college graduate?

If you have a college graduate, let us know so we can celebrate them in an upcoming Weekly Update! Please send us their photo along with the degree and school from which they received it and any plans they may have, at this point, for upcoming employment. You may email this information to Missy (
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 (
The Mission Movers were so excited to deliver over 11,000 soda can tabs to the Ronald McDonald House on Sunday. RMH is able to turn the tabs in for money. This is one of the ways they are able to fund their great program. Thank you to everyone who collected their tabs and brought them to church!

We, the A.P. Calculus students and teachers would like to thank the Oakland Baptist Church family for opening your doors. We felt very welcomed and appreciate the use of the gym and fellowship hall. Because of your generosity, our practice exam was a success. The students were able to receive timely feedback as they prepare for the real exam. Thanks!

Charles and Jeanette Gregory would like to extend a heartfelt thanks for the calls, cards, visits and prayers over the last few weeks during Charles' surgery and recovery.
Hurricane Relief Trip
June 16-21

You are invited to join some of our older youth and adults from OBC for a week in the eastern part of the state, helping a family as they rebuild following the devastation of Hurricane Florence. The exact location will be determined closer to the trip.

We will be working with UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). UMCOR has been on the scene since the waters receded. They have full time staff who will be on site with us each day and guide the work we do. UMCOR provides tools and work materials.

If you are interested in attending this trip or getting more information, please click below or contact Leigh (
Opportunities for Children and Youth

Click on the button below to read about the opportunities available for children and youth this summer. Included is information about signing up for each of these weeklong adventures.
Please save the date and plan to join us for a special ONE Worship service on July 7 as we celebrate the 69th anniversary of Oakland Baptist Church. Rev. Dr. Ginger Barfield will be our guest preacher. A meal will follow worship.
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.
Martha Compton Vess and husband Todd Vess received Bachelor of Christian Ministry Degrees and Certificates in Religious Counseling from Trinity Bible Institute. There was a lot of competition in the family, as Martha was Valedictorian and Todd was Salutatorian. Martha, daughter of Anne and Carl Compton, grew up in OBC.
Miller Hoffman, son of Lori and Allen, graduates from Clemson University May 9th, with a degree in Financial Management and a minor in Accounting. He has accepted a position with Vanguard, in Charlotte, NC as part of their Financial Advisor Development Program.
Landon Hoffman, son of Lori and Allen, graduates from York Technical College on May 14th with degrees in Electrical Engineering Technology and Computer Science. He will begin his post-graduate career as the Service Manager for Carolina Pool Renovation.
Proud grandparents, Joyce and Jim Wright celebrated with their grandson, Matthew Benson Prater who graduated from Winthrop University with a Master's Degree in Science. Matthew's undergraduate studies took place at the University of South Carolina.
May 12: Lilli Jane Davis
May 14: Peyton Williams
May 16: Diana Wright, Carrie Williams, Liam Smith
May 17: Nell Green, Zoey Jane Lahrs
May 18: Hollan Mathis, Donna Nichols, Carolyn Stewart, Kim Lee, Jon Reid, Wendy Baker, Timothy Kehl
Serving in Worship
May 12, 2019

Deacon of the Week: Chris Griffin

8:45AM Worship Audio: Ralph Bailey
11:00AM Worship Audio: Phillip Reynolds

Acolyte: Jackson Collins
Crucifer: Sadie Bridges

Worship Greeters: Donna Murray, Phil Sharpton, Ann Gibson, Charles Gregory, Frank Knotts

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

Scripture: Acts 9:36-43
Anthem: My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
May 10: New Sunday School class cookout
May 12: Creative Worship, Sunday School, Traditional Worship, Communion
May 13: Ladies Bible Study, Sue Ness Bible Study
May 19: Creative Worship, Sunday School, Traditional Worship, Deacon Election
May 20: Deacon Meeting
May 23: Pastor's Class
May 26: Coffee with the Pastor
May 28: Merry Makers
May 5, 2019

Budget Total Receipts: $19,413.66
Designated Receipts: $250.00
Budget Needed Weekly: $18,401.00
Budget Required YTD: $331,218.00
Budget Received YTD: $305,965.50
Over/(Under) Budget: $(25,252.50)
Expenses YTD: $255,066.62
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.