May 14 – Youth Sunday, Why?

On May 14, 2017, our youth will lead us to worship God and make Jesus famous.

Come ready to be challenged, encouraged, and generally rocked off your feet, spiritually speaking that is.

Why do we hand over worship?

Well it was theirs to start with. Our Youth are not the future of the Church; they are the Church. We design worship with them in mind, just as we design it with adults and new comers, so every now and then it’s fun to see what they come up with for our time together.

Moreover, you never discover spiritual gifts if you never get a chance to use them. Pastor Andrew preached for the first time on Youth Sunday 2003 to a church of more than 500 people, and discovered his passion for teaching and gift for communicating God’s Word. How many of our young members have similar gifts for preaching, singing, encouraging, serving, leading worship, or playing music and just don’t yet know it? Pastor Andrew wouldn't be here if someone hadn't asked him to try preaching over a decade ago. Youth Sunday could be the day, God calls one of our members into a life of service or it could be the day God uses our young to stir faith in the cold heart of a pre-Christian neighbor.

May 21 – Percy and Flossie Barber Memorial Scholarship

We're giving away money to college students!

Well, kind of. It's a scholarship you can apply for.
So don't borrow money for college or books; chase every scholarship you can.

The Percy and Flossie Barber Scholarship

HOW MUCH?
$1000
WHO CAN APPLY?
Priority is given to Oakland Members graduating from High School, who've been accepted to an accredited College or University. For more details download the application below.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Download the full application. Complete it with the necessary recommendations and return it to the Oakland Presbyterian Church Office by May 21, 2017.

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION

March Fellowship Supper

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You can pre-pay Sunday during service by using a pew envelope & marking it “fellowship supper” to reserve your spot at the table. Sign up slips will be available Sunday March 5 and March 12. Additionally, you can also use this Google form to RSVP and pay that night.  Cost is $5 per person or $12 per family.

We look forward to seeing you March 15th for a great time of food & fellowship!

PYC Souper Bowl Fundraiser

Slide1The Oakland Youth will once again be hosting their Souper Bowl Sunday Fundraiser on February 5, 2017 after Sunday Worship.  For $5 a person, or $12 a family, you will be able to sample a WIDE variety of soups and chili with all the fixings.  Plus, did we mention the dessert table? 

This is one meal where everyone will be able to find something they like! 

All proceeds collected from this event will be donated to Oakland’s Stop Hunger Now meal packing event planned for later this year.  So mark your calendar, bring your appetite, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Christmas Eve Service

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Christmas is coming. On December 24 at 5:30 pm, we celebrate the night of Christ’s birth by coming together and retelling the story of Christmas. This is a special candlelight service designed for the whole family involving storytelling, caroling, and communion.

 

December Presbyterian Women Meeting

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The Presbyterian Women Circles will meet on Wednesday, December 14 for a Christmas Pot luck and monthly Bible study.   The Morning Circle will meet at 10:00 am, and the Evening Circle will meet at 6:30 pm.  Be sure to bring a dish to share and a big appetite!

Joy Gift Program 2016

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We will host the annual Joy Gift Program on December 11 at 5:30 pm.  During Joy Gift, Oakland’s Youth will showcase their hard work and talents in the musical “It All Happened in the Country.”   The children hand bell choir will also give a special  performance, and we will collect the Joy Gift Offering.