In A Nutshell | November 6, 2015

Hello, Oak Chapel friends,
I enjoyed a few days visiting with my parents this week. Thanks again for your prayers for my Dad’s surgery and for our family. All went well and I am now back in Wooster, looking forward to our worship together tomorrow. My sermon, titled “A Penny for Your Thoughts,” is based on Mark 12: 38 – 44.
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, 11/8 is Cindy Mykrantz.  Her assistant next Sunday, 11/15 is Pam Domer.
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 plan to help!
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Members and friends of Oak Chapel UMC will once again ring bells for the Salvation Army. This year we will ring on December 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Buehler’s Town Market. Please see Janet Kauffman to sign up.
Decorating the Church – Mark Your Calendar
After worship on Sunday, November 22 we will have a light lunch and then decorate the church for the holidays. More details to follow.
Candy Making
Our annual candy making tradition continues 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
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.
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.
Opportunities for Ministry Next Week
Sunday, 11/8 – Sunday School at 9:30am
                                    Worship at 10:30am
                                    Church Conference – Apple Creek at 2:00pm
                                    Youth Groups at 6:30pm
Monday, 11/9 – Bible Study at 10:15am
                                    Candy Making at 6:15pm
Tuesday, 11/10 – Outreach Committee at 10:30am
                                    Girl Scouts at 5:45pm
Wednesday, 11/11 – Choir Rehearsal at 7:00pm
Saturday, 11/14 – United Methodist Men – Green Leaf at 7:30am
                                    Church Clean Up Day 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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