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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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"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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"Being Shady"

June 17, 2018 - Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

In an increasingly fragmented and isolating world, we have seen the risk of depression and suicide steadily rise.  Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West explores our need for connection and how we can all seek to offer more shade.  Click to watch.

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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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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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"Group Projects"

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - Third Sunday after Pentecost

Like it or not, we all end up as part of a group project.  Sometimes those projects are a beautiful picture or cooperation, other times they are incredibly frustrating.  What do we when we decide group projects, even those assigned by God, aren't worth it?  Pastor Lauren Colwell explores that question and 1 Samuel 8.  Click to watch.

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"For Hearts Broken by 'Breaking News'"

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - Second Sunday after Pentecost

Former Oakhurst member and ordained UCC minister Kate Hauk challenges us to examine the width, breadth, and depth of our kindness in community based on Hebrews 13:2.  Click to watch.

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"A Pentecostal Mo(ve)ment"

Sunday, May 20 - Pentecost and Choir Sunday

On Pentecost Sunday, Minister of Music Karen Bryant Shipp talks about the Poor People's Campaign, what we are called to do as a Pentecost church, and how we can speak love and truth to power.  Click to watch.

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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.