In A Nutshell | April 8, 2016

Hello, Oak Chapel friends,
Please join us for worship this Sunday, April 10. Though the day is titled “United Methodist Women’s Sunday,” our worship focus on “community agriculture” will provide meaning for everyone. Elizabeth Feldman will give a brief update on the “Farmer to Farmer” project of which she’s been a part on Harrisburg, Liberia. Kelsey Desmond, the Program Assistant of Seminary Hill Farm at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio will be the main speaker. The farm not only supplies food for the seminary dining hall, but CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for those living in the community. Come hear about this exciting ministry.
Below you will also find other 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, 4/10 is Phyllis Weaver.  Her assistant next Sunday, 4/17 is Miriam Zech.
Northwest Territory Concert – Tomorrow Night
Reservations for the United Methodist Men’s All Sons Banquet are now closed. However, everyone is invited for the entertainment tomorrow evening, April 9: Northwest Territory Bluegrass Band.  This band has traveled both nationally and internationally and their music not only includes bluegrass, but gospel, country and folk as well. The program, which is sure to please, will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
New Member Sunday
We will receive new members at Oak Chapel UMC next Sunday, April 17 during worship. Anyone wishing to join the church should contact Pastor Robin by Monday, April 11. We look forward to officially welcoming folks into our fellowship.
Special Fellowship Luncheon
Next Sunday, April 17 we will have a special Fellowship Dinner hosted by the Franks Clan—Eleanor, Esther, Betty, Betsy and Miriam. After dinner we will be treated to a slide show of the Wayne County Courthouse Renovation. It will be presented by Scott Wiggam, County Commissioner and son-in-law of the Grape Lady (If you have been an Oak Chapel-ite for a long time, you should remember her!) The same Fellowship Dinner rules apply- bring a dish or two to share and your own table service. It would be a great time to invite friends to Oak Chapel for our Sunday Service and dinner or even just to see the presentation.
Church Work Day
The Trustees invite all members of the church to participate in our church work day on Saturday, April 30. We will gather that day to do some general clean-up of the church building and grounds including cleaning windows, picking up sticks and raking. Many hands make light work. Please join us at 9:00 a.m. and work as long as you can. We should conclude by Noon. God has entrusted us with a beautiful facility and we want to be good stewards of it.  
Thank You!
Thank you to those who contributed to the copier fund. We have met our goal. The pastor and office staff greatly appreciate this new, more efficient (and more cooperative!) machine. Thank you.
Pastor Robin away
Pastor Robin will be taking some time off this week. Except for worship next Sunday, April 17, she will be gone this Tuesday, April 12 through Tuesday, April 19. For pastoral emergencies during her absence, please contact Rev. Jon Heavilin at 330-264-4939 or 330-464-8953.
Opportunities for Ministry Next Week
Sunday, 4/10 – Sunday School at 9:30am
              Worship (UMW Sunday) at 10:30am
Monday, 4/11 – Bible Study at 9:15am
              Finance Committee at 6:30pm
              Administrative Council at 7:30pm
Tuesday, 4/12 – Girl Scouts at 5:45pm
Wednesday, 4/13 – Choir Rehearsal at 7:00pm
Thursday, 4/14 – 4-H at 7:00pm
Friday, 4/15 – Acorn News Due!!                                                          
Saturday, 4/16 – 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 worshiping with you in church on Sunday!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Robin

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