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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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Youth Pool Party

Youth Pool Party

Thursday, June 14 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

The Lonsburys are hosting a youth pool party at their neighborhood pool on Thursday, June 14 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Meet at the pool at 6:00 p.m.  We will eat dinner and enjoy the pool.  Tell Lauren if you plan to come; friends are welcome.

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Register for the All Church Retreat!

Register for the All Church Retreat!

August 10-12 at the Hinton Rural Life Center

Register now for the All Church Retreat at the Hinton Rural Life Center.  The dates are August 10-12 and 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.  Register by clicking on the Member Portal or contacting Consuela in the church office.  Registration deadline is July 1!

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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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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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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.