"Without a Star to Guide"

Sunday, January 6, 2019 - Epiphany Sunday

As a new year dawns, it is natural for us to consider our various paths...those we have taken, those we have not, and those still left before us. How have those paths spoken to us? How have we responded? What now? Interweaving Jan Richardson's words from her poem "Blessing of the Magi," with her own reflections on the wise men and the journeys of some wise people, Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West considers the journeys we all face as we travel our various roads. Click to listen.

"Blessing of the Magi" appears in Jan Richardson's new book Circle of Grace: A Book of Blessings for the Seasons.

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"Let Us Begin"

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 3rd Sunday of Advent

Today, Joseph is depicted in nativity scenes all over the world as a proud, new father watching over his family. But those scenes don't show the agonizing choices that brought him to that point. When God imagines more for us than we do for ourselves and the world doesn't agree or approve, how are we to respond? Listen as Pastor Lauren Colwell considers the unpopularity of divine imagination. Click to watch.

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"Beyond Our Imagining"

December 2, 2018 - First Sunday of Advent

Like many of us, Zechariah had the rest of his life sketched out right down to his retirement plan. But God had other ideas. While our imaginations may be limited, God's is not. Listen as Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West follows God's imaginative plan for Zechariah and his family. What does this say about us? About the church? About what we are to do in the world and with our lives?  Click to watch.

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"Trough Times"

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 26th Sunday after Pentecost

The trough of the wave is the lowest point, where the horizon disappears. It can seem disorienting, empty, and without direction. It can seem as though nothing is happening...or will ever happen. And yet, the crest of another wave comes again. We too find ourselves in periods of waiting and stagnation, times that seem disorienting or empty, times when we cannot see horizon. What do we do in those trough times before the crest comes again? What does Jesus say when the world seems to be in disorienting chaos? Listen as Pastor Lauren Colwell explores these questions.  Click to watch.

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"When Privilege Meets Gospel"

Sunday, October 21 - 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. asked the nation, "Where do we go from here?"  Still 51 years later, both his question and his words seem eerily accurate.  Where do we go when systemic racism, white privilege, and hatred of the other are so prevalent?  Where did Jesus go?  What about Paul and Barnabas?  Listen as Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West addresses what the good news of Jesus has to say to the privilege that is attacking so many.

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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 (Dec. 2 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019) 10:50 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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