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Pastor's Points - March

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Dear Church Family,
I am so excited to write to you this month about a special emphasis that you will hear much about going forward over the next few months.  As a church family we voted overwhelmingly to go forward together and enter a capital campaign to raise funding for the vision that the Lord has given us for our future.  We have voted to purchase the  property that the Lord has provided us, and we have voted to accept and support the plan that the Lord has given us for our future as well.  Now we are organizing ourselves to raise the funding necessary to support God’s vision for Oakhill.

The theme of our campaign is “One Family, One Mission”.  Please know that this is more than just a theme.  And this campaign is more than just a campaign to raise finances.  This time of emphasis will help us to grow in our faithfulness to the Lord.  We will grow in trust and faith in God and will see God do things through us corporately that would be very hard to do through one of us individually.

Let’s consider the two parts of our campaign theme.  First, we are “One Family”.  We say that Oakhill is “a family for life”.  This means that as you come into membership of Oakhill you are apart of a spiritual family for the rest of your life.  You are a part of the family of God which gathers as a local congregation named Oakhill Baptist Church.  And it is in this family that you are to love and be loved.  It is a family where you serve, and you are to be served.  It is a family where you come to be invested in and where you invest in others as well.  Our family meets in multiple services and will use two properties, but we are one family made up of all kinds of people from different generations who all serve the same God and are a part of one family!  Our church family matters and is a vital part of our lives.

The second part of our campaign theme is “One Mission”.  We all have the same mission in this life as followers of Jesus Christ.  Our mission is not to buy property or build buildings, or to raise money.  Our mission is to be busy ourselves with fulfilling the Great Commission!  Jesus Christ has called us to make disciples and that is exactly what our campaign is all about.  God is leading us to continue to move with Him as he is moving among us!  He has grown our church, He has saved people to Himself, and He has brought people to our church family.  Now we must take a step of faith and come together and support the vision that God has given us.

We will have a great opportunity through this capital campaign to come together and see God do something that is much bigger and greater than any one of us!  Let’s pray that…

  • God would use us to do great things for His glory.
  • God would grow us in our trust in Him.
  • God would do things that only He can do.
  • God would reach more people who are far away from Him through our church family.

Also let’s pray that…

  • We would desire God’s will more than our own.
  • We would pray for wisdom and guidance for our church family.
  • We would grow in our trust in the Lord.
  • We would give sacrificially through our finances to support God’s plan for us.

I know that God is moving among us!  I am praying now that God would move in each one of us as we move with Him!

I love you and I love being your family

 

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Spare Change - March

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Upward Basketball & Cheerleading

I want to say a huge THANK YOU to all our amazing Upward volunteers.  We have so many people that coach, referee, set-up, run the scoreboard, run the concession stand, and clean up each week.  They work so hard to make this ministry successful. We have been able to share the gospel with all the kids in our league.  We also have connected with several families this season and some have attended worship. I am so thankful to our church family that supports this ministry by lifting it up in prayer.  Continue to pray for us as we have our Upward Celebration and Tournament on March 6th and 7th respectively.

VBS Volunteer Sign-up

VBS is June 22nd - 26th.  We are so excited for VBS this year-- put on your hard hat and get your jack hammer ready, the theme is Concrete & Cranes!  We expect a lot of kids this year, so we need LOTS of volunteers. Volunteer registration starts March 1st. You can register online at http://www.oakhillbc.org/connect/events/ or fill out a paper form in the church foyer.  We will have a mandatory VBS volunteer training on April 19th after the 11 a.m. worship service.  Please pray about getting involved. We need help with lots of different roles including VBS guides, teachers, crafts,      recreation, missions, administration, and security. There is a place for you to serve at VBS this year!


Community Easter Egg Hunt
We are so excited because this year our Community Easter Egg Hunt will be the first event at our new property (Olivet Community Church 5600 Oak Hill Rd).  The hunt will be on Saturday, April 11th from 1 - 3 p.m. We have over 8,000 eggs! We need our church family to help us out with three things:  

  1. Spread the word, invite everyone you know that has kids.  
  2. Donate candy, we need lots of candy to fill 8,000 eggs.  It needs to be small enough to fit in a plastic egg.  
  3. Help us fill eggs on April 1st, either at 9 a.m. or 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

 

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