In A Nutshell | May 10, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends,
This Sunday is the final week in our “Be. Go. Do.” sermon series to help us prepare for our “Change the World” event on Saturday, May 18. This week’s sermon, based on Matthew 28: 16 – 20, is titled “Go and Come!” Go spread the word to your friends and neighbors, then come to worship on Sunday! Hope to see you there!
Wear Red for Pentecost
Next Sunday, May 19, is Pentecost, the day on which we celebrate the birthday of the Church. Please wear red that day to help us celebrate.
Change the World
God calls us to reach out to our neighbors.  You will have the opportunity to do so as you join fellow United Methodists across the country on May 18th who seek to Change the World, one small act at a time.  Oak Chapel will offer three opportunities for you to participate:
·        Helping Those in Need
This group will go out into our neighborhoods to help those who have no family locally or church family with yard work and/or minor home repairs.
Creative Crafters
This group will gather in fellowship hall to knit or crochet squares to be sewn together for mission blankets or to create cards to share with those we serve.
·        Caring for Cats and Dogs
This group will volunteer at the Humane Society working with our youth, weather permitting.  Due to the size of the facility, this group will be limited in size if weather does not permit outside work.
We will gather at 8:30am that day for a time of reflection, then be sent out to our respective work locations. We will gather back at the church at Noon for another time of reflection and lunch.
How many hands does it take to change the world? Yours!
Memorial Day Service
On Sunday, May 26, we will have our annual Memorial Day service, coordinated by Arden Boyer, at the Warner-Pioneer cemetery at 9:30am. Please join us as we honor those who have served our country.
Church T-Shirts for Sale
Our new Oak Chapel T-shirts have arrived and will be on sale in the Narthex on Sunday! They are the perfect attire for outreach activities and other events like fair parking.  They are green with the church name and United Methodist logo on the front and say “Serving God and Community” on the back. Sizes Medium through 2XL are available. Each shirt is just $10.00. Get ‘em while they’re hot!
Compass Group Mission Trip
Our Compass Group is planning a mission trip to Ocean, NJ to help with the relief efforts after Superstorm Sandy. The dates are Sunday, July 28 through Saturday, August 3. The cost is roughly $300 per person. Pastor Robin is going and would like others from Oak Chapel to join her. This is a great opportunity for us to“be” the church in the world. Please prayerfully consider participating.
Next week’s calendar …
Sunday, 5/12 – Youth Groups at 6:30pm
                             Change the World Study at 6:30pm
Monday, 5/13 – Bible Study at 10:15am
                             Finance Committee at 7:00pm
Tuesday, 5/14 – Outreach Committee at 10:30am
                             Girl Scouts at 6:00pm
                             Membership Care Committee at 7:00pm
Wednesday, 5/15 – Choir rehearsal at 7:30pm
Saturday, 5/18 – Change the World Event at 8:30am
                             Weight Loss Support Group at 9:15am
Itis a privilege to be your pastor and to serve among such an amazing community. See you church!!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Robin

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