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February Women On Mission

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Oakhill Mission Offering receipts for 2014:

  • Annie Armstrong Easter Offering     $7,253.87
  • Lottie Moon Christmas Offering       $4,446.77
  • World Hunger Offering                   $2,804.71

Mission Club Offering (designated):

  • Annie Armstrong Easter Offering      19.6%      $4,391.19
  • Lottie Moon Christmas Offering        51.6%      $11,560.46
  • State Missions Offering                   10.0%       $2,240.40
  • Life Change Central (O. Hill)            10.0%       $2,240.40
  • Highland Lakes Offering                  8.8 %        $1,971.55
    • World Mission Club Total                        $22,404.00
    • Combined Missions Giving                      $36,929.35

A FOCUS ON NORTH AMERICAN MISSIONS—written by Cindy Bradley

Denying Self to Pray and Give So Others May Hear

Foundations for the Week of Prayer for North American Missions and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO) can be traced back to Annie Armstrong herself. As a young woman, Annie began giving to various missions causes in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. As her missions horizons expanded, she also contributed to missions endeavors as far west as Oklahoma, as far east as China, and many places in between. It was Annie who led the women of the Southern Baptist Convention to give funds for the work of the Home Mission Board (now the North American Mission Board, or NAMB). Her concern for the plight of missionaries on the frontier home missions fields led her to institute a plan of sending boxes of necessities, supplies, and surprises to those missionaries. Throughout her service, she prayed for, wrote to, was an advocate for, visited, and encouraged frontier missionaries. “In 1895, Armstrong led the WMU to contribute $5,000 to help alleviate the Home Mission Board’s $25,000 debt and prevent the withdrawal of missionaries from their missions fields. In response, WMU instituted the Week of Self-Denial as a time of praying for and giving to home missions.” Since that year, Southern Baptists have observed an annual week of prayer for home missions and taken a special home missions offering. The offering was named in honor of Annie Armstrong in 1934.

Women on Mission will meet Monday, February 9th at 7:00 PM at the home of Barbara Burns. We will meet at the church to carpool at 6:45 PM.

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February Music Notes

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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 

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