In A Nutshell | December 31, 2021

Hold on to the Keys to the Kingdom Few things rankle me more than losing my keys, and unfortunately I do it more often than I would like to admit. You know how it goes, right? You come into the house from the garage with your hands full of groceries or some other item, andContinue reading “In A Nutshell | December 31, 2021”

In A Nutshell | June 19, 2020

On with the Show     Well, we made it through our first in-person service in three months last Sunday, and for the most part things went well. It was great to see everyone, and most people seemed to feel comfortable and safe. To top it off, the weather was just perfect, so we are planning toContinue reading “In A Nutshell | June 19, 2020”

In A Nutshell | May 8, 2020

Take Time to Celebrate, Even During Difficult Times I guess I never realized how momentous the first 10 days of May could be. OnTuesday of this past week, we celebrated Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates theMexican Army’s victory over the French Empire (although I guess it’s become lessabout liberation and more about libations). On Sunday,Continue reading “In A Nutshell | May 8, 2020”

In A Nutshell | June 17, 2016

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, We had a wonderful, worship-filled time at Annual Conference this week. We celebrated the retirement of Bishop Hopkins and 32 pastors, as well as the ministries of 17 newly commissioned and ordained ministers. We heard reports of various ministries and missions and approved the leadership and budgets for the coming year.Continue reading “In A Nutshell | June 17, 2016”

In A Nutshell | June 4, 2016

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, Last night I returned from my week at Licensing School. It was a week of both teaching and learning for me as I prepare to take on the role of Dean of Licensing School effective July 1. Events like this show our United Methodist connection. Through your support of me asContinue reading “In A Nutshell | June 4, 2016”

In A Nutshell | May 27, 2016

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, School is out, the sun is shining and the temperatures are warm. Summer has arrived! Though summer does not technically start for another few weeks, this weekend marks the beginning of summer barbeques and other outdoor activities. Yet Memorial Day weekend is much more than that. Memorial Day is a timeContinue reading “In A Nutshell | May 27, 2016”

In A Nutshell | May 20, 2016

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, In an effort to live out the church’s mission to “Serve God and Community,” tomorrow we will participate in the annual Change the World event beginning at 8:30 a.m. Come to the church for a light snack, coffee and a brief time of worship before starting our service projects. As inContinue reading “In A Nutshell | May 20, 2016”

In A Nutshell | May 13, 2016

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, For Christians, Pentecost is a holiday on which we commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit on the early followers of Jesus. Pentecost is also considered the “birthday” of the church because on that day, three thousand people heard the disciples’ witness and became followers of Jesus. During worship on SundayContinue reading “In A Nutshell | May 13, 2016”

In A Nutshell | April 29, 2016

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, Please consider joining us tomorrow morning from 9:00 a.m. till Noon for our Spring Work Day. We will do some general clean-up of the church buildings and grounds, including cleaning windows, picking up sticks and raking. In addition, we will week and mulch at the parsonage. Many hands make light work.Continue reading “In A Nutshell | April 29, 2016”

In A Nutshell | April 22, 2016

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, John F. Kennedy once said, “Change is the law of life and those who only look to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.” We at Oak Chapel UMC are in the midst of a time of change and transition. In times like these it is easyContinue reading “In A Nutshell | April 22, 2016”

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