Coming Events

Fall 2020 Group Opportunities
Sunday, September 13, 2020 - Sunday, November 22, 2020

There are more than 20 group opportunities to connect with others through Oakwood this fall. Men, women, children, couples ... even musicians! ... there's something for...

Family-Focused Venue Reservations
Every Sunday, from 09/13/2020 to 11/22/2020, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Have you ever wondered about God? Are your kids asking questions about Him? Join us each week from Sept. 13 - Nov. 22, 2020, as we study God's love letter to us &mdash...

Morning by Morning Women's Live Devotional
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 7:00 AM - 7:20 AM

20 minutes to start your day in the Word! You’re invited to start your morning with God’s Word, shared in a way that is relevant and applicable. Oakwood women...

Hope4Homes
Every Wednesday, from 09/16/2020 to 11/18/2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Hope4Homes is Christian marriage support as it relates to parenting adoptive, foster and special needs children. Our group will meet this fall on Wednesday nights from...

Lace Up 5k Run/Walk - Virtual!
Sunday, November 01, 2020 - Saturday, November 07, 2020

During these unprecedented times, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the health and safety of our participants is a priority. This is why we have decided to...

Orphan Sunday
Sunday, November 08, 2020, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Orphan Sunday is a day when Christians stand up for orphans and vulnerable children across the globe.  Mission: Hope, the Oakwood orphan and foster care ministry...

Middle School Fall Event
Sunday, November 08, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for fall fun - enjoy a bonfire and s'mores, outdoor activities, and...pumpkin and gourd smashing! WHO: Middle School Students and Leaders WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 8 |...

Newcomers' Reception
Sunday, November 15, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Are you new to Oakwood? You're invited to the next Newcomers’ Reception! It’s an opportunity to meet some of the staff in an informal atmosphere... and we...

Joining Oakwood: Membership Gathering
Every Sunday, from 11/15/2020 to 11/22/2020, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you interested in becoming a member at Oakwood? If you have previously attend the "Who is Oakwood" group and have been attending our church for more than 6...

Oakwood Church Ministry Blogs

Our Mask Mandate Response
Oct 21, 2020
At the recommendation of Oakwood's Coronavirus Phase Team, our staff has decided we will comply with the Governor's recent mask mandate extension by doing the following:
 
  • Face coverings will be required for ages 5 and up while indoors at Oakwood with others, or while in an enclosed vehicle for an Oakwood event.
  • Face coverings are optional outdoors
  • Exceptions from the order include individuals with trouble breathing, medical conditions, intellectual or developmental special needs, mental health conditions, or other sensory sensitivities that prevent the individual from wearing a face covering. 
  • A single individual sharing a message or music may remove the face covering when actively speaking/singing.
 
Let's love one another well (Romans 12:10-11) during this time. If someone is not wearing a face covering, let’s assume the best and show one another grace (2 Corinthians 9:8).

 

Oakwood Church Ministry Blogs

Frequently Asked Questions about Worshiping Indoors at Oakwood
Oct 21, 2020

We've enjoyed a new sense of community as we worshiped outdoors at Oakwood this summer and fall, but it's time to move back inside. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions that will help give you a picture of what our indoor worship looks like.

How many people will be in the Worship Center?

We will continue following county guidelines, which currently recommend a maximum of 250 people physically-distanced in the Worship Center. Please plan to arrive early to church to find your seat.

How will seating be set up in the Worship Center? 

We will have chairs set up in physically-distanced pods of 1, 2 and 3 chairs. 

What if there are more than 3 people in my party? Can we sit together? 

Yes, you can group together pods of chairs. Please maintain 6' of physical distance between other pods when arranging seats together.

What if there are more than 250 people? 

We will have overflow seating available if there are more than 250 people each Sunday.

Will we need to reserve seats?

No, you do not need to reserve seats at this time. 

What are the face covering requirements?

When we are indoors, we will comply with the Governor's mask mandate and will wear face coverings. Read our response to the mask mandate HERE.

Will there be children's programming?

Families with preschool- and elementary-aged children are invited to join our Family-Focused Venue each Sunday. Students are invited to worship with their families on Sunday mornings. Visit the Middle School Ministry website and the High School Ministry website for other programming specific to students. There will be no nursery offered at this time.

Can we still watch from home? 

Absolutely! We will be live streaming one of the services on our Oakwood YouTube channeleach Sunday morning.

 

If you or anyone in your household is not feeling well, please stay home and join us online.

If you have additional questions, we’d love to connect with you! Email Sarah Hayden or Marcus Constantine.

Oakwood Church Ministry Blogs

Children's Ministry: Week of Oct. 19, 2020
Oct 20, 2020
God…is the One True God
(Ten Commandments—Exodus 19-20) 

Rules. Mandates. Commands. Directives. 

How do these words make you feel? 

People have a lot of different opinions and responses to these words (or others like them)—especially in our world today. 

God gave us rules from the beginning, in the Garden of Eden, because He loved us. He wanted a relationship with us, but He wanted it to be our choice. As you know, we didn’t respond well, and sin entered the world. 

This week, the Israelites will reach Mt. Sinai on their wilderness travels—exactly two months after leaving Egypt. It’s here that God tells the Israelites that if they will obey Him and keep His covenant, they will be His own special treasure. God is even going to let the people hear Him talk to Moses! (Exodus 19:4-9) 

As His special, treasured people, God is going to give them Ten Commandments to help them live lives that please Him. God wanted them to love Him with all their heart, soul, and strength. (Deuteronomy 6:5) 

Would they be able to keep these commandments? No. Jesus is the only sinless person. 

The Ten Commandments give us boundaries and the knowledge that we are sinful and unable to keep God’s laws on our own. We need Jesus to change our sinful hearts and give us the love we need to follow God’s commands. (Hebrews 8:6-12) 

That’s what it all comes down to—our hearts. God doesn’t just want us to follow His commandments to check off a list or feel good about ourselves. God wants hearts that love and worship Him only. God wants hearts that follow His rules because we love Him! 

WAYS TO CONNECT THIS WEEK
  • In Person - Join us this Sunday morning at Oakwood at 9:30 a.m. The entire family is invited to our family-focused Kids Quest message. Read more and register here each week.
  • NEW-Facebook Live - Join us online this Sunday, Sept. 27, starting at 9:15 a.m. here.
  • Watch Anytime -Catch up on Sunday's Kids Quest message during the week. We record it each Sunday and post it to this YouTube playlist. Watch it when it best fits your schedule!
MATERIALS AND ACTIVITIES

Additional Resources:

LEARNING PACKET

Learning Packets (complete with materials listed above) can also be made available outside of the church office. Packets should be pre-ordered by 2 p.m on Thursday. They will be available for pick up Friday morning by 8 a.m. Click HERE to order your packet now!  

PHONE WALLPAPER

Be encouraged with this new Proverbs 3:5-6 phone wallpaper. Download it to your phone today!

Our lesson this week challenges me to examine my own heart and my reason for following the rules. I want to love God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength, and because of His great love for me, I want to love others and follow God’s Word. 

May we be people who are known for loving God and loving others! 

Becci Terrill
Children’s Director
Oakwood Church 

10/20/20

Oakwood Church Ministry Blogs

Middle School Ministry: Week of Oct 19, 2020
Oct 20, 2020
Hello families! 
 
Fall is definitely under way, I might have to put my flip flops away for the year!
 
 
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2020
 
This Wednesday we're going to continue our comparison of our COVID-19 world and the exodus the Israelites encountered back in the day. We're going to talk about how we don't belong in a land full of sickness and sadness. We won't live this out here on earth forever, but God's people belong in a place without tears or plagues. We'll see how the Israelites responded to their move from Egypt this week.
 
 
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020

This Friday we'll be at Marty's Pizza for "Dig In". We'll be doing a Bible study together while we chow some pizza. Students just need to sign up here. The cost is $6 for pizza. If your student would like a bottomless soda, they need to bring $2 cash the night of the event. Love to see your student there!
 
 
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2020

And on November 8, Alan Hulliberger is inviting us to his house for a pumpkin smashing good time. We'll meet your student at his house from 3:00 - 5:00pm. They just need to sign up here, and bring a pumpkin or other type of produce to smash. There will also be a fire to hang around outside and other outdoor activities to enjoy while we're together. See them there!
 
Looking forward to another awesome week with you and your families. Let me know if you have any questions or want to get some time together to chat about anything!
 
 
Student Ministries Director
 

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High School Ministry: Week of Oct. 19, 2020
Oct 20, 2020
Hello families! 
 
Fall is definitely under way, I might have to put my flip flops away for the year!
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2020
 
This Wednesday we're going to be talking through our next pages of "The John 3:16 Factor" from 8:00 - 9:00pm. We're looking at ways to intercede and invest in our friends who aren't following Jesus yet. 
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2020
 
Sunday night we'll be continuing our comparison of our COVID-19 world and the exodus the Israelites encountered back in the day. We'll be looking at the theme "We Ain't Going Back" to talk through how God is leading us to a new place and for us to look back at where we were is actually a rough thing to do to God who's guiding us through this new world. Ask your student about it, it's going to be interesting!
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2020
 
 
Our next event is November 8th for "Seconds". We'll be doing a dodgeball night with some open gym for the last part of the night. No teams required, just show up and I'll get everything ready to go! See everyone there!
 
Looking forward to another awesome week with you and your families. Let me know if you have any questions or want to get some time together to chat about anything!
 
 
Student Ministries Director

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