Charge to the New and Returning Deacons

Charge to the New and Returning Deacons

Sunday, January 21, 2018

On Sunday, January 21, Deacon Chair Sharlyn Menard charged the new and returning deacons with the integral work of caring for the needs of our congregation.  We grateful for these willing servants who offer love and compassion to others.  Click to watch.

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Health Class on Wednesday Evenings

Health Class on Wednesday Evenings

Beginning Wednesday, January 24 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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Congregation Bet Haverim's Shabbat Shirah Service

Congregation Bet Haverim's Shabbat Shirah Service

Friday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Oakhurst Baptist Church

On Friday, January 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Oakhurst, Congregation Bet Haverim will have their Shabbat Shirah service, “Wave after Wave:  Strength & Spirit.”  Our country has been built upon wave after wave of immigrants and refugees.  And yet, now more than ever, they face wave after wave of opposition and oppression.  On January 26, we will immerse ourselves in the waters of a Shabbat Shirah service with a call to love the refugee because we know the heart of the refugee as we too, have come from refugees. 

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Fourth Sunday Supper and Conference

Fourth Sunday Supper and Conference

Sunday, January 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

After dinner, we will bless Jon Spencer for his work ahead at Northeast Baptist Church, as well as hear from Jon and Say about the new things God is doing in their lives.  We will also have a time of learning and discussion about changes in our neighborhood related to the development of the East Lake Marta station.  Finally, we have a few business items on which we will vote.

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Youth Group on Sunday Nights

Youth Group on Sunday Nights

Join us in the Youth Room at 5:30 p.m.

Our next gathering is Sunday, January 28.  We have dinner, discuss important topics, and play games.  Talk to Lauren if you have questions.

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"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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"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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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

Sunday

  • 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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