Pastor's Blog

  • April 2016: Letter from Pastor Liz

    Acorns from the Grove And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28, NIV On Easter Sunday, I spoke about Jesus’ disciples being instructed to go back to Galilee to meet the risen Christ. I can imagine that those followers of Jesus might have found the time just after the resurrection confusing. They knew that Jesus had both died and risen, but they did not [...] Read More »

  • March 2016: Letter from Pastor Liz

    Acorns from the Grove For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38,39) The Methodist Presence. That’s a phrase that has been bandied about quite a bit lately. But, what does it really mean? It means a great many things, but [...] Read More »

  • February 2016: Letter from Pastor Liz

    Acorns from the Grove How can it possibly be Lent (or almost Lent) already? Didn’t we just finish Christmas? Nevertheless, Lent is upon us. It starts with Ash Wednesday on February 10, 2016. Ash Wednesday marks a beginning of a time of self-examination, repentance, and preparation for the celebration of Easter. In the early church, Lent was first practiced as a few days of fasting for those who would be baptized on Easter. Eventually, this time of preparation was lengthened to 40 [...] Read More »


News & Events

  • Noisy Pot Benefits Storm Relief: April 17, 2016

    This Sunday, April 17, 2016, bring your change, folding money, and checks. Our noisy pot collection for April will go to help with local storm relief. Funds will be sent to the North Texas Conference and will be used to help those still impacted by the Christmas tornadoes. Our Noisy Pot collections, known for when the children at Oak Grove pass the cans for change (and checks or folding money), help fund our missions giving. Please visit this page [...] Read More »

  • Gardeners Needed for Community Garden: April 20, 2016

    Calling All Gardeners! Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:00 a.m. The Community Garden on the church’s 10 acres is being revitalized! It will need a lot of TLC, but we can do it! We will be having a meeting on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Weather permitting, it will be at the garden; otherwise it will be at the church. Let’s put our heads together and see what miraculous things we can do! Contact Kathy Frantum at (214) 310-7684 or Read More »

  • Messy Church: April 24, 2016

    Messy Church Returns! Sunday April 24, 2016 4:00-6:00 p.m. Messy Church, a family opportunity to explore the story of Jesus through all our senses, is coming back to Oak Grove UMC. Get out your messy clothes and mark your calendar. Messy Church will be here on April 24, 2016. So far we’ve explored God love, neighbor love, and this time we will explore creation love. Messy Church is for the whole family, so bring everyone along and plan to stay for [...] Read More »


John 3:16

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life.