In A Nutshell | November 12, 2021

How Making and Mixing Candy Can Bring Us Together If you have not yet had an opportunity to participate in one of our Glass Candy making sessions — or even if you have — please consider joining us on Monday evening for what might be our final gathering this year.  Our expert “Brewmeister,” Elizabeth Feldman,Continue reading “In A Nutshell | November 12, 2021”

In A Nutshell | November 5, 2021

Help Us Help Others Come in from the Cold I think it’s safe to say that most people don’t like weather extremes. Some prefer warm summer evenings; others enjoy crisp fall mornings; but most of us would choose 72 degrees and bright blue skies over anything else. Unfortunately, the weather in Ohio does not alwaysContinue reading “In A Nutshell | November 5, 2021”

In A Nutshell | October 29, 2021

Lifting the Burden of Sin and Living a Christ-Like Life Some years ago, when I was working part-time in radio, I struggled with many of the technical aspects of the job, such as how to patch into the network news feed at the top of the hour or how program the automation to keep theContinue reading “In A Nutshell | October 29, 2021”

In A Nutshell | October 25, 2021

Let Us Break Bread Together on Sunday Having a meal with a friend or colleague can be an enjoyable, uplifting, heartwarming, and even spiritual experience. With that in mind, Oak Chapel will resume its longstanding tradition of monthly Fellowship Dinners this Sunday (Oct. 24), ending an 18-month hiatus caused by the coronavirus. Why is itContinue reading “In A Nutshell | October 25, 2021”

In A Nutshell | October 15, 2021

Bazaar, Glass Candy, Fellowship Dinners, and More Some things never get old and never go out of style. Case in point: three long-standing traditions here at Oak Chapel — the Fall Bazaar, Glass Candy-Making, and monthly Fellowship Dinners. These three staples of our church life were a big deal when my family and I attendedContinue reading “In A Nutshell | October 15, 2021”

In A Nutshell | October 8, 2021

Spiritual Sustenance: A Great Way to Start Your Day! Nutritionists recommend that we break our nightly fast with a healthy and hearty breakfast. I’ve never been a big breakfast person because if I eat too much, I often feelbloated for the rest of the day, so I usually start each morning rather light with someContinue reading “In A Nutshell | October 8, 2021”

In A Nutshell | October 1, 2021

Let Everyone Know that Oak Chapel Has a Place for Them The vacations we took as a family when I was growing up were modest at best — usually a destination within four hours of our home in suburban Pittsburgh. My parents were kind, loving, and generous people, but they were also very frugal andContinue reading “In A Nutshell | October 1, 2021”

In A Nutshell | September 24, 2021

Time to ‘Seal the Deal’ There are many reasons why I failed in my first job out of college as a consumer products sales representative. To begin with, it was not what I went to school for, so I was less than committed to what the position required. Secondly, I was lacking in the mostContinue reading “In A Nutshell | September 24, 2021”

In A Nutshell | September 17, 2021

Join Us as We Celebrate ‘Back-to-Church Sunday’ This Sunday we will celebrate “Back-to-Church Sunday” — an effort to rekindle our enthusiasm for regular attendance at worship services after the pandemic and other distractions derailed our routine for the better part of a year and squeezed us out our Sunday morning regimen. Equally important is ourContinue reading “In A Nutshell | September 17, 2021”

In A Nutshell | September 10, 2021

God Promises to Get Us Through the Tough Times I would imagine that each of us knows where we were and what we were doing when we first heard that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, What followed would shake all of us to the core and cause usContinue reading “In A Nutshell | September 10, 2021”

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