In A Nutshell | October 30, 2015

Hello, Oak Chapel friends,
This Sunday we will conclude our four-week worship series titled Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity. During this series we have explored what the Bible teaches about financial management. This Sunday’s message titled “Defined by Generosity” is based on 1 Timothy 6: 17 – 19.  We will also celebrate All Saints, a day in the church year where we remember those who have gone before us. We will light candles for those members of the congregation and other loved ones who have died this year, and we will remember the “communion of saints” with whom we gather each time we partake in the Lord’s Supper. I trust you will join us on Sunday at 10:30 for this meaningful worship experience.
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, November 1 is Joanne Jolliff.  Her assistant next Sunday, 11/8 is Cindy Mykrantz.
United Methodist Women’s Meeting
The United Methodist Women of Wooster United Methodist Church have invited the women of Oak Chapel to their next unit dinner meeting on Wednesday, November 4. The program for the evening will feature a speaker from the Child Sexual Assault services agency. The women gather for fellowship between 6 and 6:30 p.m. with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7:00. A brief business meeting will follow the program and the evening will conclude around 8:15 p.m. Please RSVP to Evelyn Silver by this Sunday, November 1.
Concert of Praise and Thanksgiving
This Sunday, November 1 at 4:00 p.m., Church of the Cross will host a free concert presented by the combined singers and hand bell ringers from Oak Chapel, Moreland, Wooster and Church of the Cross United Methodist Churches. A mini cantata by Tom Fettke “We Have Come” will be part of the musical selections. All are welcome.  Canned or boxed foods may be brought to share with a local food bank.   Refreshments will be offered following the concert.
Plain Township Sunday School Convention
The 138th Plain Township Sunday School Convention will be held this Sunday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Plain Lutheran Church. There will be a short business meeting followed by a musical program with Ryan and Megan Rough. There will be refreshments after the program.
Christmas Gifts for Mountain Vision
In conjunction with Mountain Vision ministries, Oak Chapel is sponsoring a Christmas party for the children in the Valley Head, West Virginia community. If you would like to sponsor a child, please see April Aten or Ann Kahrig. The sponsorship forms indicate the child’s name, age, clothing sizes and suggested gift items. The suggested amount spent per child is $25. After purchasing gifts, please wrap them, tape the sponsor form to the package, and return it to church by Sunday, November 29. We will bless of the gifts that day.
Coats for Mountain Vision
We are in need of new or gently used winter coats to take with us when we go the Valley Head, West Virginia for our annual Christmas Party.  It has been several years since we have had coats to take to the children and there is a definite need.  Coats can be dropped off in the Saplings Room across from the church office by Sunday, November 29.
Candy Making
Our annual candy making tradition has started and will continue through the month of November on Monday evenings 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.
Candy Sales
Have you tasted Oak Chapel’s famous glass candy? Isn’t it yummy? Surely you want to buy some. Just $5 per bag. They make great gifts for teachers, hairstylists, and other service workers. Also consider selling this delicious treat to your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Feldman at or 330-465-5782 or
Workshop on United Methodist Sacraments
As United Methodists we celebrate two sacraments – Baptism and Holy Communion. Our lives in Christ are grounded in baptism and sustained by communion. We are called to not only receive these sacraments, but to live them. Would you like to learn more about these practices and understand their life-enriching value? Pastor Robin will lead a workshop on baptism and communion on Saturday, November 21 from 9:00 a.m. till Noon in Fellowship Hall. Those who pre-register by Sunday, November 16 will receive a free book. Register on today’s attendance slip or by calling the church office.
Church Clean-Up Day
The Trustees will host a church clean-up / work day on Saturday, November 14 from 9:00 a.m. till Noon. Please mark your calendars and plant to help!
Opportunities for Ministry Next Week
Sunday, 11/1 – Sunday School at 9:30am
                                    Worship – Enough Series at 10:30am
                                    Thanksgiving Cantata at 4:00pm
                                    Plain Township Sunday School Convention at 7:00pm
Monday, 11/2 – Retirees Breakfast at 8:00am
                                    Bible Study at 10:15am
                                    Candy Making at 6:15pm
                                    NO ART and SOUL
Tuesday, 11/3 – Girl Scouts at 5:45pm
                                    Membership Care Committee at 7:00pm
Wednesday, 11/4 – Morning Circle at Betty Franks’ at 9:30am
                                    Choir Rehearsal at 7:30pm
Saturday, 11/7 – Weight Loss Support Group at 9:15am
                                    UMW Executive Committee at 10:30am
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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