Pastor's Blog

  • November 2015: Letter from Pastor Liz

    Acorns from the Grove It’s that time of year again. That wonderful time when our church looks forward to the coming year and how we will be the body of Christ for each other, for our community, and for the world. It’s the time of year when each of us is called to look at our blessings and make a commitment to support the ministries of Oak Grove UMC through our financial gifts. It’s time to make our budget. For many of [...] Read More »

  • 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 »


News & Events

  • Fall Back on November 1, 2015

    This year Sunday, November 1, 2015, is when we “fall back” by setting the clocks back one hour. Remember to change your clocks before going to bed Saturday night so you won’t be late for church on Sunday!         Read More »

  • Church Meeting Precedes Charge Conference: November 15, 2015

    Church Meeting November 15, 2015 This year, our Charge Conference will be handled a bit differently. The church council and anyone else who is interested will gather after church on Sunday, November 15, 2015, to hear the required reports and to vote on next year’s leadership team, membership changes, the budget, and the pastor’s salary. Charge Conference November 22, 2015 Grace Avenue UMC, Frisco Then, some of the leadership will join with other area churches to celebrate our ministries with the District Superintendent at [...] Read More »

  • November 2015: The Church Around the World

    Council of Churches Helps Sierra Leone Flood Survivors Volunteers unloading relief items at Braima Attouga Stadium in eastern Freetown The Council of Churches in Sierra Leone has distributed relief supplies including food and health kits to about 5,000 flood survivors who — three weeks after devastating floods — are still living in the National Stadium in western Freetown and Braima Attouga Stadium in eastern Freetown. The donations came mainly from Christian World Service and The United Methodist Church through the Sierra Leone Conference. The [...] Read More »


John 3:16

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