Pastor's Blog

  • Upcoming Worship Series: January 29 – February 26, 2017

    New Series: “Why Discipleship is Worth It” Please join us for our new worship series, “Why Discipleship is Worth It,” starting on January 29, 2017, and ending on February 26, 2017. Here is a preview of the sermon topics in this series: January 29, 2017: And the Blessed Are? February 2, 2017: Go Into the World February 12, 2017: This, Not That February 19, 2017: Is There a Reward? February 26, 2017: Get Up! Read More »

  • Time to Pray – X

    (In this blog, I am working through the book 26 Ways to Pray the Alphabet by Lisa Nichols Hickman.)  Today, the letter is X.  The book begins with the words Xylophone and Exile. Ask: Remember we are looking for an ordinary word and a holy word beginning X.  While X is a hard letter, I love the way the author of the book uses it – I would like to follow the book’s example too. My words are simply X and any word that has [...] Read More »

  • Time To Pray – W

    (In this blog, I am working through the book 26 Ways to Pray the Alphabet by Lisa Nichols Hickman.)  Today, the letter is W. The book begins with the words Wonder and wheel chair. Ask: Remember we are looking for an ordinary word and a holy word beginning W. I am picking wretch and window. Begin: I have a t-shirt that says, “I am the wretch the song talks about”. The song is Amazing Grace. It is a favorite of mine because I am amazed by [...] Read More »

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News & Events

  • Noisy Pot Collection with Speaker: February 19, 2017

    Help Support the Lydia Patterson Institute February 19, 2017 Once a month during Children’s Time in the Worship service, our children go out into the congregation with pots (cans) and collect change—making it Noisy. The money collected goes to one our many missions we support throughout the year. The Noisy Pot for the month of February will support the Lydia Patterson Institute, with a presentation by special guest speaker Richard Hearne, the organization’s director of development. Read More »

  • Chili Cook-off: February 5, 2017

    Get Ready! The Chili Cook-Off Is Coming It’s time to get ready to cook and dust off your best chili recipe! because the Chili Cook-off is here! Join us on Sunday, February 5, 2017,  at 11:15 a.m. There will be lots of fun and good food (mainly chili) as we see who has the best chili on 720! This event takes place on Scout Sunday when we will also dedicate the Prayer Garden.   Read More »

  • Children and Youth Planning Meeting: January 29, 2017

    There will be a children/youth meeting on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at 11:15 a.m. If you are interested in the children and youth program and would like to be a part of the planning for upcoming events, please come to this important meeting. Want to help but can’t stay? Let Justin know at children@oakgroveunitedmethodist.org.   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.