Church Wide Prayer Walk

CHURCH WIDE PRAYER WALK

March 26 at 8AM

We will pray over all the rooms in the building, over the ministries of the church, and over the streets/neighborhoods in Cleveland. There will be interactive exercises to guide you in your prayers. Be there unless you’ve got something more important than prayer to do on a Saturday morning.

 

Maundy Thursday Service

Maundy Thursday Service

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE

March 24 at 7:00 pm

There are some things words cannot express, they must be demonstrated and experienced. The night of Jesus’ arrest, he demonstrated his love in two of the most audacious and even scandalous ways possible in order to leave no doubt. Join us as we relive these intimate moments; as we demonstrate and experience the radical love of Jesus, who died for failures, screw-ups, and know-it-alls. Let us prepare for the horror of the cross and the joy of the resurrection by washing feet and eating the Lord’s Supper.

 

Easter Cantata – March 20

Easter Cantata

Come and share the Joy and Glory of the Resurrection in song and praise as the Chancel Choir performs “O, What a Savior” Easter Cantata on Sunday, March 20.

 

March 16 Family Night Supper

March 16 Family Night Supper

FELLOWSHIP SUPPER - “The Seed is Planted and Growing”

 Wednesday March 16 at 6:30

The menu is beef tips, rice & gravy, butter beans, salad, yeast rolls, & desert. The cost is $5.00 per person or $12.00 per family. You can pre-pay and reserve your spot at the table. Sign up slips will be available through March 13. Please plan to attend for a great time of food & fellowship. Following the dinner there will be a presentation from the Capital Campaign Committee.

 

Feb 7 – Souper Bowl Sunday

Every year on Super Bowl Sunday, we host Souper Bowl Sunday, a soup lunch to raise funds for children and youth camping. This summer we will send children to Camp Albemarle, Middle Schoolers to the Great Escape, and High Schoolers to Pocahontas, VA on a mission trip.

You can help pay for these awesome, gospel opportunities by eating delicious bowls of soup.

$5 a person, no more than $12 a family.

January 31 – 5th Sunday Gathering – What is LENT?

Been wondering why some Christians wear ashes on their foreheads? Ever wondered what is this crazy thing called “LENT” that happens before Easter? Hear people talking about “Giving up ______ for Lent” and wondering if it might be the newest diet craze? Wonder about the history and purpose of Lent?

Us too. So we’re going to have a special joint Sunday School to explore whether Lent is Biblical or not and whether we should participate or not? Come learn the history of Lent, the purpose of Lent, and how you might practice Lent.

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016
9:20AM in the Fellowship Hall

There will be donuts and coffee and probably some fruit for those people too good for fried sugary goodness.

Regular Sunday Services Cancelled

Church is still without power. NO REGULAR CHURCH SERVICES TOMORROW (1/24/16) morning at Oakland. Instead, for all who want, you can meet us at the church at 10:30 and we’ll spread out to clean up our neighborhoods and elderly couples’ yards. If you can’t make it, we’d encourage you to worship by helping clean up your neighbor’s yard; just to be nice. Or deliver hot coffee to the linemen, firemen, and police officers out working their tails off in the cold. SHARE PLEASE to spread the word.

Decide what is safe for you and yours. Stay safe everybody. ‪#‎TheChurchhasleftthebuilding‬ ‪#‎PostandReshare‬ Please.

Dec 13 – Joy Gift Musical and Offering

One Quiet Night

a musical for people to busy with Christmas to celebrate Christmas

On December 13, Oakland will gather for a special night of music and drama to lead us into Christmas. The Youth and the Choir will perform a brilliant drama, One Quiet Night, about a family too busy with Christmas preparations and chores to actually celebrate Christmas. 

OneQuietNightFar too often we overload Christmas with tasks and hopes and expectations, that they actually inhibit us from worshiping and welcoming Jesus.

We will also take up our annual JOY GIFT OFFERING. The Joy Gift Offering, all of which helps provide financial assistance to current and former church workers and their families and also enables deserving students to attend Presbyterian-related racial ethnic colleges and schools. For more information visit the Christmas Joy website.

Nov 29 – Hanging of the Greens Service and Dinner

Hanging of the Greens

A Christmas Service with a Christmas Dinner

On November 29, 2015 at 5:00PM we'll get together to decorate Oakland for Christmas, but this year we're going to take time to remember the symbolism of the decorations we put up around our homes and church. 

Afterwards, we'll gather for a Christmas dinner complete with Ham and Sweet Potatoes. 

Our goal is to recover the latent meaning of so many common symbols around us, and to learn to use them as visible reminders to enjoy Jesus and to celebrate his birth. We want to put Christ back in Christmas, but even more we want to make Christ all of Christmas, so that there is no part of Christmas decorations or events that doesn't drive your heart and mind to love and cherish and celebrate the baby that was born to die. We want to surround ourselves with reminders of the great Rescuer, who left the safety of Heavens and came behind enemy lines to save us.