Pastor's Blog

  • August 2015: Letter from Pastor Liz

    Dear Oak Grove Friends, Well, I’ve managed to get myself in a mess again this week. I let my desire to have my position understood overrule everything I know about reaching out to the love of God. I lashed out about my hurt feelings rather than seeking to understand the why of the other person’s behavior. So rather than seeking to be understood, I found myself seeking forgiveness. As I have pondered this, I was reminded of one of my favorite hymns, [...] Read More »

  • July 2015: Letter from Pastor Liz

    Dear Oak Grove Friends, This came across my Facebook feed the other day: For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction. – Cynthia Occelli In some ways, I found it inspiring as I was preparing to remind you that God is in the business of resurrection in last Sunday’s sermon. It was also a message I [...] Read More »

  • June 2015: Letter from Pastor Liz

    Dear Oak Grove Friends, This Sunday, we will celebrate Pentecost: the coming of the Holy Spirit and the beginning of the Christian church. You can read this story in Acts 2. It’s quite an exciting story. People were literally on fire for Jesus, and they wanted to share the good news of God’s love through Jesus Christ with everyone. Those who had come from distant countries heard the good news in a language they could understand, [...] Read More »

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News & Events

  • One + One = 2 And So Much More

    Serving, Changing, Transforming In June at the North Texas Annual Conference session, Bishop Michael McKee announced the launch of an exciting new initiative for North Texas: One + One. Bishop McKee is asking United Methodist congregations across North Texas to go beyond financial support to create long-lasting relationships with children to affect change in our neighborhoods. One + One was inspired by the early Methodists who taught children to read in Sunday School. The goal is for 10 percent of the [...] Read More »

  • Church Around The World August 2015

    The Church in Action The United Methodist Church is training clergy and laity disaster management teams on the use of amateur, or “ham” radios, as a vital communications tool during typhoons and landslides when the country experiences power outages. Sponsored by United Methodist Communications, the Philippine Amateur Radio Association has this year conducted three seminars for Bishops Pete Torio Jr. of the Baguio area, Rodolfo Juan of the Manila area and Ciriaco Francisco of the Davao area, their cabinet [...] Read More »

  • Singing the Psalms: August 2, 2015

    Hymn Sing-a-long August 2, 2015 10:00 a.m. Raise your voices and join us for a service of singing your favorite hymns, both old and new. This year, we will see how our hymns are the psalms of today at Hymn Singing: Singing the Psalms. Join us this Sunday, August 2 at 10:00 a.m. Read More »

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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.