In A Nutshell | September 25, 2015

Hello, Oak Chapel friends,
Our worship this Sunday will be led by our Welcoming Ministry Team. The choir will be back in the loft and Mark Ritchey will provide special music. It is sure to be a spirit-filled and inspiring service.
After worship, plan to stay for a fellowship luncheon and speaker sponsored by the Membership Care Committee. Attorney Glen Buttacavaol will provide information about identity theft, fraud and protection of assets. Bring a dish to share and come hear this important speaker.
Below you will find announcements and other 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, 9/27 is Phyllis Weaver. Her assistant next Sunday, 10/4 is Miriam Zech.
World Communion Sunday
On Sunday, October 4, we will join Christians around the globe in World Communion Sunday.  Members are encouraged to dress in clothing that reflects your heritage or other countries you have visited as we celebrate the unity of Christ’s body in the four corners of the world.
Art and Soul
Art and Soul meets on the first Monday of each month in Fellowship Hall. The group explores various art media and enjoys fellowship together.  On Monday, October 5, Cathy Shallenberger will instruct us as we paint pumpkins for the fall season.  We hope you’ll join us!
Candy Making – Coming Soon!
Our annual candy making tradition will start on Monday, October 12 at 6:15 in Fellowship Hall. New candy cutters are always welcome. No experience necessary – we will train you! Come join this great time of fun and fellowship. Also begin looking for sales on sugar. If you would like to donate sugar for this project, please contact Betty Princehorn at 330-262-5808.
New Sermon Series beginning October 11
On Sunday, October 11 we will begin a four-week sermon series titled Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity. During these four weeks we will explore what the Bible teaches about financial management. We’ll hear expert advice and stories about what others have learned by working through financial challenges. Each week we will provide you with some practical tools you can use to assess your financial situation and develop a financial plan with a biblical foundation.  We hope you will join us as we look at how to manage our financial resources and truly experience simplicity, generosity, and joy.
Save the Date! Mark your calendar now!
Our annual Trunk or Treat will be held on Sunday, October 25 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. You can help by decorating your trunk and passing out candy or by bringing your children, grandchildren and neighborhood children to enjoy the fun.  There will be cookie decorating for the children and plenty of treats for all.  Please come and join the fun!
Church-wide meetings
In preparation for our annual Church Conference on November 8, we will hold two church-wide meetings after worship on Sundays, October 11 and 25. At the first meeting on 10/11, the Finance Committee will present the budget for 2016 and answer questions.  The purpose of the meeting on 10/25 is to approve these items for our church conference.
Opportunities for Ministry Next Week
Sunday, 9/27 – Sunday School at 9:30am
                                    Worship with Welcoming Team at 10:30am
                                    Membership Care Sponsored lunch with Fraud Speaker at 11:45am
Monday, 9/28 – Bible Study at 10:15am
                                    Prayer Shawl Ministry at 5:30pm
Tuesday, 9/29 – Girl Scouts at 5:45pm
                                    Nominating Committee at 7:00pm
Saturday, 10/3 – Staff-Parish meets with DS at Orville Trinity UMC at 9:00am
                                    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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