"God Loves Who?"

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday

In her sermon, Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West asks, "Who exactly does God love?"  Click to watch.

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Health Class on Wednesday Evenings

Health Class on Wednesday Evenings

Beginning Wednesday, January 17 at 6:30 p.m.

A health class at church?  What is that about?  Jesus cares about making and keeping people well.  Jesus said he came so we can have abundant life.  For too many people, real life falls far short of that ideal.  Stress at work gets the best of us.  Relationships suffer.  Time with God turns into frantic prayers when we feel overwhelmed.  We feel guilty when we don’t exercise.  Loss crushes us.  Just when do we get this abundant life we long for?

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Day of Quiet

Day of Quiet

Saturday, January 20

The Spiritual Growth Mission Group will sponsor a Quiet Day at the church on Saturday, January 20 between 10 am and 3 pm.  The time can be seen as a “mini silent retreat”  and will include group opening and closing gathering times, as well as both individual and group silent activities.  The opening and closing times will be in the chapel, but you will be able to move to other rooms.  For those who have not been on silent retreats,  participants often choose to journal, do art activities, walk, or engage in other activities that may help them listen for God.  

Although there is no charge, we do want to know how many to people to expect.  Please register by emailing Consuela at consuela@oakhurstbaptist.org.   Bring a sack lunch.


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"What Gifts Will We Bring?"

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - Epiphany Sunday

On Epiphany Sunday, Minister of Music Karen Bryant Shipp takes a look at the words of Frances Chesterton's poem "Here is the little door," set to music by Herbert Howells.  She asks us to consider what gifts we offer to the Christ child, and what consequences those hold for us.  Click to watch.

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"The Light in Us"

Sunday, December 31, 2017 - First Sunday after Christmas

How can we possibly believe that God's light cannot be extinguished when evil seems rampant and our lives are filled with personal struggles?  Oakhurst member Anna Hall offers wisdom from the Gospel of John, the Cotton Patch, Watch Night traditions, and gardening to help us affirm God's light in our messy lives and strengthen our commitment to growing and shining that light in the New Year.  Click to watch.

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"What Perches in the Dark"

Sunday, December 24, 2017 - Fourth Sunday of Advent

As we continue to wait through the darkness of Advent, Pastor Lauren Colwell encourages us to allow the hope, peace, and love of all the earth to not simply perch on the outskirts of our lives, but live fully and completely in our hearts.  Click to watch.

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The Turning Point

The Turning Point

Part I of The Continuing Struggle for Integrity

Third Avenue Films has captured in documentary form the changes and decisions that touched Atlanta, Decatur, and Oakhurst in a 23-minute film titled The Turning Point. 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.


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