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Children’s Musical and Drama Event 

By the time you read this, we will have already had our Sunday night, January 25th 6:00 PM kick off for the Children’s Easter Musical and Drama. The name of the Children’s Musical Production is, “Crown Him with Many Crowns”. 

I want to share some of the details about this program: 

This is going to be different from anything that we have ever done here at Oakhill. Our children will actually have the opportunity to create, design, and work in almost every aspect of the production. Here are the details: 

  • Our 3 yr. – Kindergarten Kids will have the opportunity to Sing, Dance, Learn Sign Language, Play Instruments, and make Crafts. They will be following a curriculum called, “Growing in Grace”. It is a children’s curriculum that is very similar to Kindermusik. 
  • Our 1st – 5th grade Kids will have the opportunity to participate in Drama, Sign Language, Prop Building, Set Designing, Staging, Singing, and Costume Designing. 

 

Now that your child has received the books, CD’s, practice schedules, and learning materials that go with the production, please note that we will not be meeting on February 1st or February 8th. So, when we come back together on February 15th, we will begin the vocal and drama auditions and working on every aspect of the production. 

This approach is different than ever before because we will have several coaches working with our kids in all of these areas. This allows your child to choose just what parts of the production they would like to participate in. Just as another piece of information, a light snack will also be provided every Sunday evening about half way through the kid’s time together. 

The entire event culminates on Good Friday Night, April 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM, when our children will be leading us in a special night of worship and celebration of the Risen Savior. Please come out and support our kids and be sure to invite your friends and family. It is going to be a special night! 

Valentine’s Banquet 

On Sunday night, February 8th we will once again be having a Sweetheart Couples Dinner. This event was a huge success last year! We are very fortunate to be able to welcome back comedian, John Felts, as our entertainment for the evening. If you attended last year’s dinner then you probably remember the wacky and hilarious John Felts. Mark your calendars for this event, and buy those tickets today! You won’t want to miss it! 

Blessings, 

Jason Woolsey 

Spare Change

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Well, we made it through the holidays! Was your Christmas as crazy as mine? If you had a baby then probably. We are excited to have Henry Robertson Gotcher in our lives. He was born on December 29th weighing 8 lbs. 6 oz. We are now a family of six! We feel really blessed that everything went well and everyone is healthy. 

Baby Henry

Even in the midst of that joyful news we had to learn quickly that life with three other kids doesn’t stop nor do the ministries of our church. We have had a busy couple of months at Oakhill. There has been a lot going on in the ministries. Here are some of the great things that have been happening. 

OHBC Food Pantry 

The food pantry has been having almost 100 families a month for the past couple of months. We gave out lots of food and lots of gifts in December. In January we added our third Saturday. We are now open the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturday’s of each month. We also had two people place their faith in Jesus in January. It has been very busy, but very exciting. Lots of new people from Oakhill have begun to volunteer. We have almost all our spots filled, however, we still need a little help on each Saturday. Let me know if you can help with this great ministry. 

Mission Trips 

We announced our missions emphasis for 2015 on December 7th. Make sure to pick up a missions guide from the information wall this Sunday. On the Missions Day people from our church gave money to help people in India. We gave to dig a fresh water well, a generator for the church, and for a pastor’s training conference. Many families are giving each month to feed children in the churches orphanage. Our kids are collecting money to buy the orphans new school uniforms (they gave over $95 the first week!). I am overwhelmed by our churches generosity!!! I am also excited about the trips to Detroit, Louisville, China, and India. Currently, there is information in the foyer about some of the earlier trips. There is an information meeting about our first Detroit trip on February 15th at 5:00 p.m. Feel free to call or email me for any information about the upcoming trips. 

Life on Mission 

Finally, I am very excited about the Life on Mission class we are offering on Sunday nights at 6pm. We just had our first class on Jan. 25th and will resume on Feb. 15th. This class complements our “A Place For _______” series and our missions emphasis that we had towards the end of last year. What better way to tie it all together then to discuss and learn how to be a missionary every day. I love this class because it is not an evangelism program. Yes, you will get some tools and resources on how to share your faith, but it is more about living every day on mission for Jesus. It’s not too late! Join us on February 15th and learn how to share life with others. 

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