Pastor's Blog

  • 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 »

  • May 2015: Letter from Pastor Liz

    Dear Oak Grove Friends, Do you get earworms? You know, those bits of songs that play over and over in your head? One of my favorite earworms is, “Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” Many of us began learning about God’s love as children when we sang this song. But it’s one thing to know about God’s love and another to experience it. Too often, we talk about believing in God, but we don’t live [...] Read More »


News & Events

  • Better Together: Why Church Membership Matters

    Membership has its privileges; at least that’s what the old commercial said. The credit card company offers cash back to cardholders; the country club discounts rounds of golf for those paying dues; the coffee shop gives free beverages to loyal customers on their birthdays; and the gym lets members use all of the equipment as often as they like. The United Methodist Church, though, is a different kind of organization. When performing at its best, the church focuses its attention and [...] Read More »

  • New Card Ministry Organizational Meeting: July 9, 2015

    If you are interested in helping with the new Card Ministry (birthday, get well, etc.), please come to the church on Thursday, July 9, at 11:30 a.m. to find out more about it. Read More »

  • July 2015: Did You Know? – Oak Grove Cemetery

    Did you know that all members of Oak Grove United Methodist Church can have a free plot in the Oak Grove Cemetery? Georgia B. George, a longtime member, is the lady with the answers to your questions about it. The cemetery has been around since Rev. Bates established the church and grounds in 1880, and he and his wife and many family members are buried there. In fact, it is his descendants that gifted the church with the 10 acres we use [...] 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.