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This Week at Oakland

Monday, January 20th

10:00a.m. – Mini Me story and play time

                       Bible Study with Pastor Andrew

7:30p.m.- Dartball:  Oakland 1(A) vs Trinity Wesleyan

                                   Oakland 2(H) vs First United Methodist

Wednesday, January 22nd

6:30-8:00p.m. – Kids Club! & 4-5-6 youth

6:30p.m. – Let Your Joys Be Known/Brethren History with

                     Bob Bitner

Thursday, January 23rd

6:30p.m.- Choir Practice

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:

Phone:   937-546-1196

Email:  awright236@aol.com

BDM News

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! 

BDM has responded to a request by the East Dayton Church to help with the renovation of a building for community use. Two workdays have been held so far in January. The work has been hanging and finishing drywall. If you’d like to be involved in this project, contact Burt Wolf at 937-287-5902 or SouthernOhioBDM@gmail.com.

Nigeria

There are still reports of unrest and violence in Nigeria, we still need to lift this region in our prayers. Global Mission and Service is calling for prayer for pastor Lawan Andimi, a district leader in Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) who has been abducted by a faction of Boko Haram. “Please pray for our brother in Nigeria,” said the request. Andimi was abducted from the town of Michika in Adamawa State in northeast Nigeria. A release from Christian Solidarity Worldwide, published by “The Nigerian Voice” reported that Andimi also chairs the Christian Association of Nigeria in Adamawa State, and that he was declared missing following a raid on Michika on Jan. 3.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

A list of Adult Study Opportunities for 2020 is available at the Welcome Center. Grab a list and find a new activity this year!

Copies of “Liturgy for a New Year” are available at the Welcome Center.

Would you be interested in learning CPR and AED? Oakland is considering offering a class for this training.  If you would be interested, please sign up at the welcome center so we can get an idea of how many would be interested and can make further plans for this.

Notes:

“We would like to thank each of you for the very thoughtful Christmas gift we received from the congregation, as well as the gift of the sabbatical.”

Pastor John, Amanda and Eden Sgro

“Dear Oakland Congregation,

            Thank you so much for your gracious gift.  I will put it to good use.”

Cheryl Etter

“Hello Church,

            Debi & I thank you for your kind Christmas gift.  We were delighted to spend this with our grandchildren and to share a lovely feast celebrating family connectedness.  Thanks again”

Andrew & Debi

“Thanks so much for the monetary Christmas gift.  It is a pleasure to continue to serve my church family.  I am blessed to be able to work with such a caring, loving family.  With Appreciation,”

Mike Hogg

“Thank you so much for your kind Christmas gift.  I am very blessed to be able to work in a place I love doing things I enjoy.  Thank you for thinking of me.”

Dianna Sampsel

“I thank my Oakland family for the Christmas gift of appreciation. Thank You”

Mike Hodson

“Thank you, congregation, for the generous Christmas gift.  It is heart warming to be working for a congregation that supports and cares for my family and ministry.”

Heather Manalo

Prayer Concerns:

Ray Haag, Mary Lou Unger, Sherry Warvel

For our Sister Church:  Troy Church of the Brethren

Continued Prayers for EYN (Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), for kidnapped girls and their families 

You are invited to sign the cards located at the Welcome Center.  These cards have been placed there by the Deacons for those in our community who are in need of our love and support.

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