Today, January 5th
1-5p.m.- Welch Family
6:30p.m.- Hittle Family
Monday, January 6th
10:00a.m. – Mini Me story and play time
Bible Study with Pastor Andrew
7:30p.m.- Dartball: Oakland 1(A) vs Ft. Jefferson United
Oakland 2(H) vs Painter’s Creek C.O.B.
Wednesday, January 8th
6:30-8:00p.m. – Kids Club! & 4-5-6 youth
6:30p.m. – Let Your Joys Be Known/Brethren History with
Thursday, January 9th
6:30p.m.- Choir Practice
Sunday, January 12th
Noon-Hicks 4-H Banquet
There will be a BDM meeting on Thursday, January 2 at Mill Ridge Village Community Center, 1000 Mill Ridge Circle, Union. Fellowship Time begins at 6:30 PM, and the meeting is at 7:00 PM. We hope you can come!
All are invited to the next meeting of the SOK District Climate Justice Task Force which will be held at Salem Church of the Brethren, on Wednesday, January 8 from 7-9pm. Pastor Doug Kaufman from the Mary Lea Environmental Center will join us via ZOOM and hopefully a member of the local Climate Reality group will join us personally.
We also hope to show a video recently done by former Vice President, Al Gore, on the science of climate change and what we might do. We should also have an update on a climate retreat for the Southern Ohio/ Kentucky COB, sometime next fall.
Please be in touch with Mark Lancaster at 510-809-6721 or firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions.
Welcome to Pastor Andrew!
To help make adjusting to a new congregation a little easier, we are asking everyone to please wear your name tags. If you do not have a name tag, adhesive tags are available at the welcome desk.
Pastor Andrew’s office hours for the time being will be
Monday: 9a.m. – 12p.m.
Wednesday: 9a.m. – 12p.m.
Thursday: 9a.m. – 12p.m.
If you need to contact Pastor Andrew, outside of office hours, he can be reached at:
Today is Witness Sunday. Ushers will be available after service to collect any donations to the Oakland Witness Fund. This fund exists for members of Oakland who are in need of assistance and may be going through hard times. The Outreach Team thanks you for your donations as they make this cause possible.
The Camping &Retreat Ministries of the Southern Ohio/Kentucky District of the Church of the Brethren is sponsoring a Winter Blast retreat at Cricket Holler Camp on January 17 & 18 for kids in grades K-12. Kids in 3rd grade and under will need a paying adult to accompany them. Registration forms and more information can be found at the Welcome Center. Please contact Tonnya Helfrich (937)448-2112 if you have questions.
January Newsletters are available at the Welcome Center.
Please remember to review your information in the 2019 directory and submit any changes on the forms available at the welcome center.
Upcoming Adult Study Opportunities in 2020
Bible Study with Pastor Andrew, Led by Andrew Wright, will meet on Mondays at 10:00a.m., Begins January 6th.
Let Your Joys Be Known/Brethren History, Led by Bob Bitner, will meet on Wednesday at 6:30p.m., 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 2/12, 2/19.
Historical Study: Brethren Universal Restoration, Led by Michael Hodson, Will meet on Wednesdays, February 26th – March 8th at 6:30p.m.
Bible Study: The Book of John, Led by Christine Brewer, Meets at the Brewer home, Tuesdays at 7:00p.m., Study will reconvene starting January 7th.
Like Arrows/Parenting Study, Led by Aaron & Lindsey Overholser, Will meet on Sundays at 9:15 during Sunday School hour, In the Living Stones Classroom, Begins January 12th.
Mini me story and playtime (Mondays @10am) and Kids Club! & 4-5-6 Youth (Wednesdays @ 6:30pm) resume this week!
Ray Haag, Mary Lou Unger, Sherry Warvel
For our Sister Church: Lower Miami Church of the Brethren
Continued Prayers for EYN (Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), for kidnapped girls and their families