May 16, 2019
New Church Directory

Exciting new things are coming your way this summer! We will soon have a new, much more functional app that will allow you to look up people's contact information, find out about events, download forms and so much more! In order for the contact section of our app to be up to date, we need new pictures! And as an added bonus we will get a new directory (digital and print versions will be available) which will help us all put names to the friendly faces we pass in the hallways.

We invite, encourage, NEED you to come have your picture taken. Don’t worry, there will be no high pressure sales at the end of the photography session! While you are at church having your picture taken we will also connect you to our new app and make sure all of your contact information is up to date.  

Sign-up forms are coming soon, but go ahead and mark your calendar for one of our photography days: June 24-25 & July 16-17.
We hope you will join us this summer for as many of our summer learning opportunities as your schedule allows. Below are the opportunities taking place in June. Please click the button below to read about all of the opportunities and sign up for those which you plan to attend.

Faith & Film: June 9, 6PM - 8:30PM
Youth and Adults are invited to join us in the Fellowship Hall for a movie followed by discussion. We will be watching Cargo: Innocence Lost, which will bear witness to human trafficking. Snacks will be served. You are welcome to bring dinner with you.

Spirituality of Aging: June 10-13, 9AM - 11:30AM
You are invited to join our friends at The Oratory for a conversation on how we move from who we have been to who we are becoming in our elder years. These sessions will explore where we are in the aging process and how we can recognize the invitations God is extending to us at this time of our lives. This will be led by Sister Susan Schorsten and Sister Gay Rowzie.

Bible Study: June 12, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Dr. Jim McConnell, Assistant Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Gardner Webb Divinity School, will lead us in Bible study and discussion, in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your own dinner and join us for fellowship from 5:30PM-6PM. At 6PM we will begin Bible study.

Habitat for Humanity: June 15
We will spend the day helping get a house a little closer to being called home by a family in Rock Hill. Regardless of skill level, if you are 16 or above, we hope you will join us for this day of service! See additional announcement below to sign up!

Selfies, Snaps and WhatsApp: June 25, 6:30PM
Parents of youth (or soon to be youth) are invited to a conversation about the social media world in which their children live. Come with your questions, your concerns and your ideas. Snacks will be served.

Beach Bash: June 29, 4PM - 7PM
We had so much fun last year, the Beach Bash is coming back! Invite your friends, neighbors, co-workers. We will gather in the backyard for games, music, food and fellowship.

Religious Liberty Sunday: June 30
Jennifer Hawks from Baptist Joint Committee will be speaking in both services on the connection between church and religious liberty. She will also be speaking during Sunday School for any who are interested.

Jennifer is the associate general counsel at the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty. She provides legal analysis on church-state issues that arise before Congress, the courts and administrative agencies.

Information about July & August can be found in the Ministry Guide, as well as the sign-up form below.
Deacon Election

The time is upon us for election of new deacons to serve as the Class of 2022. This election will take place on Sunday, 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.
Join OBC for a morning of fellowship and community service as we complete a Habitat for Humanity Group Build on Saturday, June 15. All skill levels are welcomed as we help with the interior trim of the home for a deserving family in our area. 

Click the button below to read about the homeowner, find out about the variety of ways you can help, and sign up to help.
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 (
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.
Thank you notes received...
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.
May 19:Pat Patti
May 21: Bud Holbert, Laura Ullrich
May 22:Claudette Hogue, Ryan Bopp, Andrew Balding
May 24: Joyce Wright, Lynn Mobley, Jackson Hayes, Jack Green
Serving in Worship
May 19, 2019

Deacon of the Week: Judy Mobley

8:45AM Worship Audio: Ralph Bailey
11:00AM Worship Audio: Darren Shaw, Mack Shaw

Acolyte: Delaney Davis
Crucifer: Blake Davis

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

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

Scripture: Act 11: 1-12a
Anthem: O Son and Daughters of the King
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 12, 2019

Budget Total Receipts: $7,197.40
Designated Receipts: $125.00
Budget Needed Weekly: $18,401.00
Budget Required YTD: $349,619.00
Budget Received YTD: $313,629.90
Over/(Under) Budget: $(35,989.10)
Expenses YTD: $300,043.24
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.