Pastor's Blog

  • October 2015: Letter from Pastor Liz

    Dear Oak Grove Friends, What image comes to mind when you hear that a person or place or event is covered in prayer? Perhaps a large quilt made with love, or a giant bubble wrapped church, or someone ill surrounded by an aura of all the prayers that have been poured out for them. At the beginning of each of Paul’s letters to the churches, Paul talks about praying for the congregation. He is steadfast in his prayers for each church – [...] Read More »

  • September 2015: Letter from Pastor Liz

    Dear Oak Grove Friends, This week, I had an opportunity to sit and contemplate the work of the Holy Spirit. I did a search for Spirit, Spirit of God, and Holy Spirit using the NIV translation in Bible Gateway. In other translations, you can also search for the breath of God. The first mention of the Spirit of God is in Genesis 1:2: “Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was [...] Read More »

  • 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 »


News & Events

  • World Communion Sunday: October 4, 2015

    Communion Sunday and Monthly Potluck World Communion Sunday is October 4, 2015, and is a special worship service observed by several Christian denominations. This event takes place on the first Sunday of every October. It is an event that bridges denominations and spotlights our commonality in the body of Christ. We look for that which we hold in common rather than our differences. Because there is one loaf, we who are many are one body in Christ. Following worship service there will [...] Read More »

  • October 12, 2015: Ladies Share Group Potluck

    Potluck and Brown Bag Auction 4607 Baytree Denton, TX 76208 The Ladies group at Oak Grove UMC is mission-minded all yearlong. Because of this, they are able to support a variety of missions through their fundraising. On Monday, October 12, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., at the home of Diane Brown, the ladies will come together for a snack-potluck and guaranteed laugh-inducing BROWN BAG AUCTION! If you would like to participate in this riot, bring something wrapped in a brown bag for [...] Read More »

  • The Church Around the World

    Warren McGuffin shows the raised-bed garden where okra has been planted at the Thomas Food Project. Thomas Food Project Six schools in Thomas, Haiti, have solar power plants, computers and water purifiers, thanks to a five-year effort by volunteer-in-mission teams led by Warren McGuffin and supported by the United Methodist California-Nevada Conference. The schools, in turn, now serve 10,000 lunches each month, lunches that pay expenses for the school. McGuffin, who calls himself a “humanitarian capitalist,” has taken a holistic approach in Haiti aimed at [...] 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.