ADULT CLASSES - WE HOST TWO ADULT CLASSES DURING SUNDAY SCHOOL FROM 10:00AM-11:00AM.
- Church Sanctuary - Pastor JoAnne will be teaching Sunday School in the sanctuary next week, 8/27/2017, and the topic will be "The Earth." This will be a relevant and very interesting class so please join us next weekend. In September we will begin "Patterns of Evidence for the Exodus", by Pastor Kent and Josh Alexander.
- Kinkade Room - During September through November, the JOY group (Just Older Youth) group, formerly the Senior Adult Sunday School, will be studying the "Covenants with God." It is wonderful to learn about God's promises and what they mean to us. We are beginning with the origin and meaning of the rainbow; next, discovering that even Abraham and Sarah are adopted children of God (that wasn't a new idea in the New Testament); and then, looking at several other divine promises. I don't know about you, but it is important for us to know what God says he will do for us. Then we can sing with the song writer Russell Carter about "Standing on the promises of God our King!"
Women of oakland
The first Sunday each month Oakland women meet at 12:30 pm, immediately after the second worship service, for a covered-dish meal, friendly conversation, and to discuss ways of supporting various ministries of the church.
Following the monthly meeting of the Women Of Oakland, a group of crafters gather at the church from 2-4 pm to do their crafts together. Ideas are shared and new skills learned as each crafter offers insights and techniques about the various crafts being worked on that day. The main purpose is fun and relaxed conversation, a goal easily achieved in the warm and friendly atmosphere. Any one interested in joining the group is welcome to just show up the first Sunday each month, or contact coordinator, Kristen Marshall, .
One of the valuable ministries of Oakland Church has been the baby blanket project. Periodically throughout the year members gather, usually on a Saturday, to make "no-sew" blankets and beanie caps for every newborn at Jefferson Hospital. Through the years, hundreds of babies have received these gifts of warmth and love via Jan Rata, Oakland member and obstetrics nurse at the hospital. For more information or to participate, contact the coordinator, Debby McCoy, .
Women renew and refresh their relationship with God by attending Oakland Women's Retreat. A weekend of accelerated spiritual growth, filled with laughter, good food and meaningful discussion has helped to build a continually expanding sisterhood of the women of Oakland Church.