In A Nutshell | May 8, 2015

Hello, Oak Chapel Friends,
This Saturday is our Annual All Daughters Banquet. All women of the church are invited. Come and 12 Noon and enjoy a light lunch, a program titled “I Do … Through the Years,” games and other surprises.
On Sunday, our worship will focus on John 15: 9 – 17 and 1 John 5: 1 – 6 with my sermon titled “The Best Friend of All.” Hope to see you in worship at 10:30!
Below you will find announcements and important information about upcoming events. Please review and mark your calendars accordingly.
Children’s Sunday School Assistants
Terra Aten leads the young children’s Sunday School class that meets during worship each Sunday morning. Her assistant this Sunday, 5/10 is Phyllis Weaver. Her assistant next Sunday, 5/17 is Miriam Zech.
Change the World
Along with other United Methodists around the globe, Oak Chapel will participate in Change the World on Saturday, May 16. There will be three activities encompassing all skill and ability levels. One group will volunteer at the Humane Society. Another will offer their services at Hilltop Villa. Others will remain at the church to assemble Health Kits and Flood Buckets. If you cannot attend that day you can still help by donating items for the Health Kits and Flood Buckets. Check out the board in the Narthex listing items that are needed for this. We will meet in Fellowship Hall at 8:30 a.m. for a light breakfast and ‘sending forth.’ Groups will return to the church at 11:30 a.m. for a light lunch and to share their experiences.
Memorial Day Service
Oak Chapel will host its annual Memorial Day service at the Warner-Pioneer Cemetery on Sunday, May 24 at 9:30 a.m. We appreciate Arden Boyer’s many dedicated years of service organizing this event in the past and are grateful to Bill Braucher and Stuart Mykrantz for continuing the tradition this year.
Summer Worship Schedule
In conjunction with the Christian Education Committee, the Worship Committee has been prayerfully considering our summer worship options. After much prayer and discernment, the committee has developed a proposal to be presented, discussed and acted upon at the next Administrative Council meeting on Monday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. The proposal calls for one worship service in the sanctuary at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Once approved, the start date for our summer schedule will then be determined. Should you have any questions, please contact Pastor Robin. Also, as a reminder, interested church members may come to any scheduled church council or committee meetings (except Staff-Parish where personnel matters are discussed) to hear about the workings of the church or to ask questions.
Akron Rubber Ducks Game
Save the Date! The United Methodist Men will sponsor a trip to the Akron Rubber Ducks game on Saturday, May 30. The game is at 6:30pm. We will leave the church by 5:15pm. Ticket price is $7.00 and reservations must be made by Sunday, May 17. Please indicate your interest on this week’s attendance sheet.
Pastor Robin’s Ordination
Pastor Robin will be ordained during Annual Conference at Lakeside this June. The Service of Commissioning and Ordination will Tuesday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Hoover Auditorium. Everyone is invited to the service and to the party hosted by Robin’s parents immediately following the service at Lakeside United Methodist Church.  The Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) would like to get an idea of how many people plan to attend the ordination so that transportation can be coordinated. Please indicate your interest on this week’s attendance slip. The SPRC is also planning a party to be held at Oak Chapel on Sunday, July 5 immediately following worship.
Friends Together
The Membership Care Committee is considering organizing Friends Together groups. These groups of six people would meet for dinner, discussion and devotion. These sessions can be hosted in homes or the group can go out to eat. If you would like to participate in this program, please indicate your interest on today’s attendance sheet.
Opportunities for Ministry Next Week
Sunday, 5/10 – Sunday School at 9:30am
                                    Worship at 10:30am
Monday, 5/11 – Bible Study at 10:15am
                                    VBS Planning Meeting at 6:00pm
                                    Administrative Council at 7:00pm
Tuesday, 5/12 – Girl Scouts at 5:45pm
                                    Outreach Committee at 6:30pm
Wednesday, 5/13 – Choir Rehearsal at 7:30pm
Saturday, 5/16 – Change the World at 8:30am
                                    Weight Loss Support Group at 9:15am
It is a privilege to be your pastor and to serve among such an amazing community. I look forward to seeing you in church on Sunday!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Robin

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