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Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Service

Sunday, December 24 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a reflective evening of carols and communion as we usher in the birth of Jesus Christ, the word become flesh among us.

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"What's Born in the Dark"

Sunday, December 10 - Second Sunday of Advent

The angel Gabriel surprises Mary, leading with, "Do not be afraid!" But his message is one that will send her life careening into the darkness of the unknown.  In her sermon "What's Born in the Dark," Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West asks, "When we find ourselves in the dark, our own future up-ended or unknown, can we trust the angel's assurance to not be afraid?"  Click to watch.

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"Waiting in the Dark"

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - First Sunday of Advent

On the first Sunday of Advent Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West looks at Luke 1:5-23, the foretelling of the birth of John the Baptist.  She asks us to consider how waiting in the dark may not be an action wrapped in negativity, but one that allows us to sit and wait with God in love.  Click to watch.

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Lessons & Carols

Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 10:50 a.m.

As morning worship on Sunday, December 17, our adult choirs will sing a service of Lessons & Carols.  Our Gospel and Sanctuary Choirs will sing a wide range of music: from Morten Lauridsen to Kirk Franklin; from Ralph Vaughan Williams and Wendell Whalum to Roland Carter and Rollo Dilworth. As we wait through the deepening dark of Advent, we will sing songs to cheer our hearts, soothe our fears, and fill us with awe. In the words of an ancient, majestic Latin text, in the stirring rhythms of a carol from Nigeria, and in congregational carols well-known and well-loved, we will herald the coming of the Christ child. Come, join us on Sunday, December 17 beginning at 10:50 a.m.

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"Christ the King: Paradox and Wisdom"

Sunday, November 26, 2017

David Rensberger reminds us that when we celebrate Christ the King, we must remember that he is a king of paradox. Matthew pictures him as a king who is encountered in his most vulnerable subjects, and who judges on the basis not only of justice but of compassion. When Ephesians says that he is seated at God's right hand with all things under his feet, and that he fills all in all, it portrays Christ in terms of divine Wisdom, through whom all creation came into being, and by whom it still is guided and filled with divine presence.  Click to watch.

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Oakhurst Baptist School of Radical Love

Oakhurst Baptist School of Radical Love

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Should we be called the Oakhurst Baptist School of Radical Love? Leslie Withers challenges us to consider the answer to that question on Stewardship Sunday at Oakhurst Baptist Church. Click to watch.

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"Overflow"

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West explores the question, "How do we cultivate generosity of spirit when the world seems so mean and those with the least power seem to suffer most?" based on Luke 6:37-38.  Click to watch.

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"From Reform to Reborn"

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - Reformation Sunday

Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West reminds us that we are descended from Gospel trouble-makers on Reformation Sunday.  Her sermon is based on John 3:1-8 and John 4:7-24.  Click to watch.

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The Turning Point

The Turning Point

Part I of The Continuing Struggle for Integrity

Third Avenue Films has captured in documentary form the changes and decisions that touched Atlanta, Decatur, and Oakhurst in a 23-minute film titled The Turning Point. 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.