In A Nutshell | June 28, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, We’ve had a wonderful time at Vacation Bible School this week! Children of all ages have learned about God’s love and ways we can be in service to our family, friends, neighbors and community. It’s not too late to get in on the fun. You may join us tonight for ourContinue reading “In A Nutshell | June 28, 2013”

In A Nutshell | June 21, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, We had a wonderful week of holy conferencing at Lakeside. I am now home and excited to begin my third year of ministry among you. Many thanks to those who traveled to Lakeside on Tuesday night for the Service of Commissioning and Ordination. I am grateful for your presence and support.Continue reading “In A Nutshell | June 21, 2013”

In A Nutshell | June 14, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, What a beautiful morning! I am excited to join the youth this morning on their trip to Cedar Point and Youth Annual Conference. Please pray for travel mercies and that this will be both a fun and growing experience for them. Please also pray for Oak Chapel UMC’s Outreach event atContinue reading “In A Nutshell | June 14, 2013”

In A Nutshell | June 7, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, I had the privilege of spending this week at the University of Mount Union teaching worship to the new pastors attending Licensing School. It was a great way to connect with those in the early stages of their ministries and to build relationships with others serving in our conference. It wasContinue reading “In A Nutshell | June 7, 2013”

In A Nutshell | May 31, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, On Tuesday evening we completed our “Catch” study. For the last four months, the Administrative Council and others in the church have studied scriptures and prayerfully considered ways our church can become relentlessly outward focused. Our conversations were enthusiastic and fruitful, and we look forward to implementing plans to engage moreContinue reading “In A Nutshell | May 31, 2013”

In A Nutshell | May 24, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, In our United Methodist tradition, today (May 24) is Aldersgate Day. On this day in 1738, John Wesley experienced the ‘confirmation of his salvation by the grace of God’ during a meeting on Aldersgate Street in London. According to his journal, Wesley was discouraged that his enthusiastic gospel message had beenContinue reading “In A Nutshell | May 24, 2013”

In A Nutshell | May 17, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, Fifty days after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ the first Christians (who were mostly Jews) gathered to celebrate the Jewish festival known as Pentecost. At that gathering something so incredible happened that when writing about it, Luke, the author of the book of Acts, could only use metaphors. The sound ofContinue reading “In A Nutshell | May 17, 2013”

In A Nutshell | May 10, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, This Sunday is the final week in our “Be. Go. Do.” sermon series to help us prepare for our “Change the World” event on Saturday, May 18. This week’s sermon, based on Matthew 28: 16 – 20, is titled “Go and Come!” Go spread the word to your friends and neighbors,Continue reading “In A Nutshell | May 10, 2013”

In A Nutshell | May 3, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, This Sunday, we will celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion and continue our sermon series “Be. Go. Do.” in preparation for the Change the World event on Saturday, May 18. The sermon, titled “Shorten the Distance” is based on Acts 16: 6 – 10. I encourage you to read the scriptureContinue reading “In A Nutshell | May 3, 2013”

In A Nutshell | April 26, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, In preparation for our participation in the “Change the World” event on Saturday, May 18, this Sunday I will begin sermon series titled “Be. Go. Do.” This week’s message, “Be the Change You Seek,” is based on Acts 9: 1 – 20. I encourage you to read this scripture before Sunday.Continue reading “In A Nutshell | April 26, 2013”

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