Youth and Graduate Sunday

Youth and Graduate Sunday

May 13, 2018

Our youth led us in a beautiful worship service celebrating community and challenging our comfort so that we are always looking to expand our idea of what community and inclusivity look like.  Click to watch the highlights.

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"Why Can't We Be Friends?"

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - Sixth Sunday of Easter

Our society seems to be obsessed with power, who has it and who doesn’t.  And we too can be tempted to play the power game when it benefits us.  How does Jesus’ model of being together compare?  What does it mean that we are friends and what does that call us to do?  Listen as Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West explores Jesus’ words in John 15:1-17.  Click to watch.

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"Unexpected Encounters"

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - Fifth Sunday of Easter

Oakhurst member Elaine Hoffman takes a look at the story of the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8:25-40 and its implications for us.  What do we do when we encounter the stranger or have an unexpected encounter?  Do we let our discomfort get the best of us?  Do we brush it off?  Move on?  Or do we allow it to change us?  Click to watch.

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"Good Shepherds and Good Stewards"

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - Earth Sunday

Former Oakhurst member Sue Witty asks us if being the "Good Shepherd" is also in sync with being good stewards of the earth.  Are we shepherds also?  Click to watch.

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"I Meant What I Said, and I Said What I Meant"

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - Third Sunday of Easter

As people who claim to follow Jesus, exactly what is it that we're supposed to do?  Pastor Lauren Colwell explores Luke's simple answer.  And while it may be simple, it certainly isn't easy.  Click to watch.

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"We All Are Thomas"

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - Second Sunday of Easter

Oakhurst member Bob Duvall explores the idea that "We All Are Thomas."  Whether we admit our disbelief or not we are all meeting the Easter Jesus holding our doubts close until sound evidence answers our unease. Easter on our personal calendar remains circled in red as "Good for Nothing Friday" and "Low Down Dead Saturday." No Easter Sunday in our calendar. Eight days a week I mourn you. Jesus! Jesus? Jesus.  Click to watch.

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"Marching to the Beat of a Different Kingdom"

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday, Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West compares Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to other parades and marches that happen in Jesus’ time and in our modern world.  In which marches have you participated?  And what is your motivation?  You might be surprised to learn the answers.  Click to watch.

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"Coyote, Sin, and Grace"

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Against the backdrop of John Donne's “A Hymn to God the Father,” Karen Bryant Shipp leads us to consider what we call sin and grace.  And what does Coyote have to do with anything?  Click to watch.

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"The Marvelous Error of Perspective"

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Did you say, "Snakes in the desert"?  Can they offer a new perspective?  In her sermon "The Marvelous Error of Perspective" Pastor Lauren Colwell explores these and other questions while looking at Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:14-18 as we continue our Lenten wandering in the desert.  Click to watch.

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"Sitting with Our Anger"

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - Third Sunday in Lent

During this Lenten season we are "Sitting with Our Longing."  That may include sitting with our anger as well.  What does that look like?  What do we gain by looking at Jesus' anger?  Oakhurst member Tere Canzoneri helps explore the idea of "Sitting with Our Anger" in her sermon based on John 2:13-22.  Click to watch.

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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.