Today, January 12th
Noon – Hicks 4-H Banquet
Monday, January 13th
10:00a.m. – Mini Me story and play time
Bible Study with Pastor Andrew
7:30p.m.- Dartball: Oakland 1(H) vs Oakland 2
Come, support your Oakland teams!
Wednesday, January 15th
6:30-8:00p.m. – Kids Club! & 4-5-6 youth
6:30p.m. – Let Your Joys Be Known/Brethren History with
Thursday, January 16th
6:30p.m.- Choir Practice
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.
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:
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.
The family of Darlene Shade is asking for a card shower for Darlene’s 90th birthday on Jan. 17th. Cards and well wishes may be sent to 722 Magnolia Drive, Greenville, OH 45331.
Please take note of the candle burning in support of the kidnapped Nigerian girls and their families.
Your generous donations to the Witness Fund last Sunday totaled $375.00.
A list of Adult Study Opportunities for 2020 is available at the Welcome Center. Grab a list and find a new activity this year!
Financial Update as of 12-31-19
YTD Receipts $298,993
YTD Expenses $295,409
YTD Overage $ 3,584
YTD Budget $295,565
Under Budget $ (156)
Thank you for your financial support that allows the ministries and outreach of Oakland to remain strong.
Our approved budget for 2020 was increased by 1.7% to $300,618.
Dean Brewer, Finance Team Convener
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