October 29, 2020
Happening This Week:
November 1: Sunday School, Worship Watch Party, Bo Coleman Food Drive, Children's Music, Youth Group
November 2: Morning Ladies Bible Study, Red, White & Bark
November 4: Budget Discussion, Youth Check-in

Important information about new Bible studies, Dinner & a Movie, Connie Maxwell Christmas, Ministry Center needs and more are listed below, so keep on scrolling!
Upcoming Church Vote

It is the season to vote on our 2021 Budget, Nomination Committee slate, and Trustee. Please click on the buttons below to read a letter from Pastor Jeff and view the proposed budget, and Nomination Committee slate. There is also a button to access the automatic draft renewal form.
Returning to In-person Worship
November 15

As we continue to make plans for returning to in-person worship, please let us know if you plan to be here. You can sign up by clicking the button below, or calling the Church Office (803-328-3864). All the details, as well a brief informational video can be found toward the bottom of this email.
TWO New Ladies Bible Study
Inspired by Rachel Held Evans
Mondays, 8PM-9PM
On Monday evenings, beginning November 9 from 8PM - 9PM, join us as we discuss Rachel Held Evan's book Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again. This is a provocative yet approachable book that will have you considering the mysteries of scripture in a whole new way! Inspired is available from Amazon in multiple formats (CLICK HERE to purchase). Audible has an audio version which is read by the author. We will meet via Zoom (Meeting ID 713 378 3329). This study will be led by Leigh Reynolds. CLICK HERE to sign up!
The Journey by Adam Hamilton
Tuesday, 6:15PM-7:30PM
On Tuesday evenings, beginning November 10 you are invited on a five-week journey with author Adam Hamilton as he travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem in this fascinating look at the birth of Jesus Christ. Using historical information, archaeological data, and a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth, the most amazing moment in history will become more real and heart-felt as you walk along this road. This new edition includes travel notes and photographs from the Holy Land. For a brief video introduction, click here. To order your book, click here. Please contact Shirley Bailey (shholland@comporium.net) or Patti Robinette (probinette1861@gmail.com) if you plan to join us so that we can send you a Zoom invitation.
Drive-Through Communion
November 8

During our worship on November 8 we will be celebrating the Lord's Supper. As an extension of that service we invite you to drive through our parking lot between 11AM and 12PM to receive communion in your car. Ministers will give you the elements while wearing proper protective equipment.

There will be NO Worship Watch Party this Sunday, but we hope to see you in our parking lot!
OBC Homebound Car Parade
Sunday, November 8, 3PM-5PM

Be a part of spreading love and cheer! We plan to divide into teams and do a drive-by visit to each of our 25 homebound friends on Nov. 8th from 3pm-5pm. Please sign up by Nov. 1stso we can plan our teams and routes.

Our plans include blessing each shut in with a gift bag full of goodies from OBC. Besides being willing to be on a visiting team, you can also help by donating items such as devotion books, handwritten cards, book marks, 2021 calendars, mints, etc. If you wanted to do a homemade sweet treat, let Lori Hoffman know (803-517-4881lkhoffman14@gmail.com) and we will make arrangements to receive those closer to the event. Please drop off your donation to the church office or by make arrangements for pick up with Lori by Nov. 1st.  These small efforts have great rewards for our dear friends and we appreciate your help!

For information contact Suzanne Ringer (sringer@oaklandchurch.com) or Lori Hoffman. Click the button below to sign up to participate in the parade.
Christmas at Connie Maxwell

Each year Oakland Baptist provides Christmas gifts for the children at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home. Due to Covid-19 we have been asked to provide two gift cards per child. At this time they have approximately 98 children so please be generous!
 
We invite you to donate money to OBC which we will use to purchase gift cards. Together we will make it a special Christmas for these children! You may send your donation electronically by clicking the button below. You may also mail your donation to the church, or drop off by the Church Office. Please note on the donation that it is for Connie Maxwell. All donations need to be received by Monday, November 23.

*Cottages gifts will NOT be purchased this year unless extra funds are given.
Questions: please contact Jane Rawls or Rev. Suzanne Ringer (803)328-3864
Book Club

November 12, 7PM-8PM
Liz Bridges will facilitate a discussion via Zoom (Meeting ID 713 378 3329) of "Small Great Things" by Jody Picoult on November 12. Get your book now and start reading so you can join us. CLICK HERE if you plan to participate.
Dinner and a Movie
November 13, 6:30PM

Join your church family for dinner and a movie in our grassy lot. We will be showing the 2017 Live Action Beauty and the Beast. Chick-fil-a boxes (CFA sandwich without pickles, chips, and a cookie) will be available for $7. Come as a Sunday school class, or invite your friends and neighbors. It's going to be a great night of socially distant fun and fellowship. Bring a chair, a mask, and snacks! Click the button below if you would like a Chick-fil-a box.
Offering for Global Missions

We are grateful to all the CBF Field Personnel who have shared about their ministries during worship throughout the month of October. The primary means of supporting the great work they do comes from the Offering for Global Missions. As we wrap up October, the second of our two missions emphasis months at OBC, we encourage you to give to the CBF Offering for Global Missions. Our goal for the year is $25,000. To date we have raised $16,301.73. We still have a ways to go, but together we can get there! You can make a donation to this great ministry by clicking the button below and typing "Global Missions" in the comments line. You may also make a donation with cash or check, but please make sure your envelope or check have a note designating it for Global Missions Offering.
Church Basketball

The York County Christian Basketball Association has been begun conversations about how to safely conduct a basketball season for children and youth. As soon as we receive their final plans we will share them with you, as well as begin registration.
The Ministry Center Dropbox is still closed, but we are accepting items through the front door by appointment only. Volunteers are there working behind the scenes each Thursday from 10 A.M. until noon and can receive items during that time. Donors are asked to call Caroline Krueger at 803-493-0383 when arriving at front entrance and to make prior arrangements for drop-off.  
 
Immediate Needs: 
Boys’ pants, tops, and jackets, ages 5 and up (all sizes)
Girls’s pants and tops and coats (sizes 5–14)
Men’s jeans (all sizes)
Women’s and men’s coats (all sizes)
Toboggans, scarfs, and gloves
Blankets and bedding

Thanks,
Caroline
Returning to In-Person Worship

We look forward to worshipping, in-person, with all who feel comfortable beginning November 15. We are offering two services: one at 8:30AM and one at 11:15AM. These worship times will allow for travel to and from the church building with Zoom Sunday School classes. You will be receiving more information about our return to in-person worship in the coming days.

To view our Guidelines for Resuming Activities click the button below labeled, "Guidelines."

To sign up for worship click the button below labeled, "Sign Me Up."
Mission Movers

Kindergarten - 5th graders are invited to join Mrs. Kim and other helpers for Mission Movers via ZOOM (meeting ID 713 378 3329) on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. Younger children are welcome to join as long as a parent is present.

We will learn about our various CBF Field Personnel and mission opportunities in our community. There will be family mission projects and special community building activities all while learning what Jesus has taught us about sharing love in our community.

Mission Movers will meet from 4PM - 4:30PM on the following Sundays:
  • November 8 & 22
Youth are invited to join Leigh and other youth leaders on Zoom (meeting ID 713 378 3329) on Sundays and Wednesdays for prayer, fellowship, Bible study, and games.

Sundays
Middle School Sunday School: 10AM-10:30AM
High School Sunday School: 10AM-10:30AM
Youth Group: 6PM-7PM

Wednesdays (when we are not having a Food Truck and Outdoor Worship)
Mid-week Check-in: 7PM-7:20PM
Young Adults

Young adults (18 - mid 20 year olds) are invited to connect via Zoom (meeting ID 713 378 3329) from 8PM - 8:45PM for fellowship, prayer, and Bible study led by Leigh Reynolds & Jeff Hayes. Our final meeting of the semester will be November 11.
Music Ministry

Beginning Sunday, September 20 there will be singing opportunities via Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month for Children, Youth, and Adults (Chancel Choir). We plan to do a few projects that will be presented for our
Worship Services!

Sing with us on:
November 1, 15

Children: 4PM - 4:30PM
Youth: 5PM - 5:30PM
Adults: 5:45PM - 6:30PM

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 Prayer & Devotion
9:15AM-9:45AM

Are you currently participating in an Adult Sunday School class? If not, you are encouraged to join Leigh Reynolds on Sunday from 9:15AM-9:45AM 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#
Check out our Fall Ministry Guide. You can access a PDF by clicking the button below. You can also access a copy by CLICKING HERE.
RESCHEDULED Retreats

Women's Retreat
May 21-23, 2021
Our Fall Women's Retreat has been rescheduled for the Spring. This retreat will be at Montreat Conference Center. We will be staying in the beautiful and historic Assembly Inn.

Marriage Retreat
TBD 2021
Our Marriage Retreat has been postponed until 2021. The new date is yet to be determined.
#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.
Dear friends, Thank you for all the kindnesses you have shown to our family during this time. It really made a difference when we were first aware that Bo was no longer here and our not knowing what would come next. Your thoughtfulness is worth more than any words we can say. You made his going to be with Jesus remind us that Bo loved God so much and he tried to live his life for Him every day. 
 
Thank you for being in our lives and helping our children to know God as they grew up at Oakland. Thank you for loving Bo and showing it by all the prayers and cards you sent, the gifts of food you brought, and the many donations to Oakland and Hope.
 
You are such loving and caring friends . We have always enjoyed your friendships and the way you have made us feel loved. 
 
Vonda Coleman
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 (obcoffice@oaklandchurch.com) with your good news and we will share it in the Weekly Update.
November 3: Carol Wilson, Donna Murray
November 4: Erica Smith
November 5: Allie Wacaster
November 6: Jim Vining, Jenna Kyber
October 25, 2020

Budget Total Receipts: $4,220.62
Budget Needed Weekly: $18,389.00
Budget Required YTD: $790,727.00
Budget Received YTD: $ 667,453.24
Over/(Under) Budget:$(123,273.76)
Expenses YTD: $558,726.60
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.