Mental Health Sunday

Mental Health Sunday

Sunday, July 29, 2018

On July 29 our mental health professionals, Len Bowles, Terry Fletcher, and JoEllen Duke Holmes, led us in exploring how we can walk alongside one another in ways that are helpful and nurturing and find hope and healing within covenant community.  Click to watch.

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All Church Retreat is coming soon!

All Church Retreat is coming soon!

August 10-12 at the Hinton Rural Life Center

The theme is:  "The Tree of Life - The Roots of our Spiritual Connection."  It is led by Gayanne Geurin, Music Director and Lay Cantor at Congregation Bet Haverim.  

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Summer Church School for Children

Summer Church School for Children

Sunday Mornings at 9:45 a.m. in Room 108

During the summer our regular church school teachers take a break, but we still have Church School for children ages 3 through the 5th grade (and childcare for those younger than 3). 

All classes will begin at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings.  Regular Church School classes will resume on Sunday, August 19.  Click to see the full schedule.


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"Imagination Under Restraint"

Sunday, July 22 - Nineth Sunday after Pentecost

So what is it about art that dictators fear most? Listen as Minister of Music Karen Bryant Shipp explores these ideas.  Click to watch.

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"Crafty, Creative, Compassionate Living"

Sunday, July 15 - Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Dr. Paula Buford has spent her life exploring the connection between creativity and spirituality.  In her sermon, she invites us to open ourselves more fully to God’s creative presence in our lives as a way to love God, love ourselves, and love God’s world.  Click to watch.

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"Things Unseen"

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

God the Artist created a world of mysterious and unknowable wonder and immediately we humans went about the work of trying to name, explain, and manage it.  The brokenness and pain we are experiencing in our world will take more than hard work and stamina to repair. In her sermon, Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West explores how we can let go of old ways of seeing and see the world as God sees it – full of possibility for healing and for wholeness.  Click to watch.

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An inclusive community shining a light in the world.

We are together only to be the church of God in Christ. We are not here by chance, but God through grace is making of us a fellowship to embody and to express the Spirit of Christ.

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Racial Justice Mission Group

The Racial Justice Mission Group works as part of Create Community 4 Decatur: Black Lives Matter (sometimes abbreviated to CC4D:BLM), an interfaith group which has met for over a year now.

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Cuba Mission Group

This group began in 2000. Working through the Alliance of Baptists in Washington, D.C., and the Fraternity of Baptists in Cuba, Oakhurst formed a sister-church relationship with Iglesia Bautista de Alamar (The Baptist Church of Alamar) located in a suburb of Havana.

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Meeting Times


  • Church School 9:30 a.m.
  • Worship 11:00 a.m.
  • Youth Group 5:30 p.m.
    Youth Room

Fourth Sundays

  • Dinner 5:30 p.m.
    Fellowship Hall
  • Youth Group 6:30 p.m.
  • Committees 6:30 p.m.


Upcoming Events

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