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Oakbrook Community News
 
The Oakbrook Community News, our electronic newsletter, goes out on Friday each week. If you would like to receive a copy, please click here.
 
If it snows…
We’ll send an email blast to let members know whether or not the church is open.  You also can check Oakbrook’s Facebook  page or website.
 
 
Tapestry Chocolate Night!
Thursday, February 21, 6:30-8:30
Denese Snell’s house
 
Ladies, please join us at Denese Snell’s house for our annual chocolate night!  Denese’s address is 921 Barker Hill Rd, Herndon.
Please bring something chocolate to share (or anything else you would like to bring)!
 
 
New Well Class Starting March 17
Transformation by Design
 
God never intended for us to act more like Jesus. His desire is to transform us from the inside out to become more like Jesus! Sadly, much of the Christian world has lost sight of transformation as an on-going reality in the lives of believers. Instead, we try harder over and over to live up to the standards we see in the New Testament. But anyone who has tried this for very long has probably watched their growth grind down to a halt. However, transformation including life-long growth and change is possible. We need to learn how to engage with God so He can do in us what we cannot do for ourselves.  During this class we will discuss causes of transformation, our participation in the process and contexts needed to foster transformation.
 
If you would like to purchase a copy of Transformation by Design,
click here.


Please note that John Moyle’s class on Ray Vander Laan’s That the World May Know video series will continue through March 10. All are welcome to attend.
 
 
 
Guatemala
 

In February, Rafael will be traveling to remote areas in Guatemala to share the love of Christ with indigenous people. If you would like to support Rafael’s mission trip financially, please click here and choose Guatemala in the pull down menu. Thank you.

 
 
2019 KARIS Challenge at Topgolf Loudoun
 
Saturday, March 23
Adults: $80
Kids 16 and under: $50
Click: Karis Challenge to register or become a sponsor
Pre-registration is required!
 
Registration includes lifetime membership to Topgolf Loudoun, Topgolf games, complementary golf pro instruction, a brunch buffet featuring beef brisket tacos and Topgolf’s famous injectable donut holes. Topgolf provides men’s, women’s and kid’s clubs, if needed. Prizes for top men’s, women’s, and kid’s score.  We need event sponsors. the first $10,000 that we receive in sponsorships is being matched. 100% of your sponsorship goes to Central Union Mission.
 
 
 
Missionaries of Charity Service Day
Saturday, April 6
 
Service Day at “Missionaries of Charity” (Mother Teresa’s order) in Washington, DC is a day to serve the Sisters and the needy they care for by gardening on the grounds as well as preparing and serving a picnic lunch.  We have been blessed by serving at this Karis sponsored event for over 17 years.  All are welcome.  Teens in particular are encouraged to attend with proper adult supervision as their time helping will qualify for service hours. If you have any questions, please contact Bill Beckert.
 
Home Groups
 
Oakbrook has a number of home groups that meet regularly. If you are interested in joining a home group or simply would like to learn more about them, please contact Rick Schryber.
 
 
Food Ministry
 
The food ministry serves over 100 families from the Fairfax County and Sterling communities every Tuesday, and they could use your help! If you’d like to pitch in, please check out our Sign-Up Genius link. If you have extra reusable grocery bags to donate, the food ministry would appreciate those, as well. Questions? Please contact Melanie Hoffman. Thank you!
 
 
Prayer Ministry
 
Sunday Morning Prayer—Every Sunday at 9:30
The Sunday morning prayer ministry meets every Sunday throughout the year. If you have any questions, please contact Lewis Hart.
 
Tuesday Corporate Prayer—2nd and 4th Tuesday, 7pm-8pm
The Tuesday corporate prayer ministry meets the second and fourth Tuesday every month from 7pm-8pm in the lobby. The next meeting will be this Tuesday, February 12. If you have any questions, please contact Rob Maffett.
Prayer Chain Ministry
Oakbrook has an email prayer chain ministry, so we can lift each other up in prayer as brothers and sisters in Christ. Those who have a prayer request can send an email to prayer@oakbrookchurch.org. That prayer request will then be distributed to members who have chosen to be part of Oakbrook’s prayer chain ministry. If you would like to participate in the prayer chain, please email Kathy at
 
 
Roots/Friends of Roots
 
Oakbrook works with Roots, a grassroots organization that promotes peaceful relationships among Palestinians and Israelis.  Friends of Roots is a US-based organization that supports their peace-building efforts. If you would like to learn more about the work Roots is doing, please click here.
 

KARIS

 
Oakbrook has a longstanding relationship with KARIS, a faith-based organization that focuses on practical “mercy ministries” such as assisting the poor, the disenfranchised, widows, orphans, prisoners and aliens. We do not discriminate against nor deny support to projects based on faith orientation.  Our goal is to help those in need and reveal the love of Jesus to this world
For the latest information on the work KARIS is doing, please click here. 
 
Ministry of Jesus–Togo
Oakbrook Church has been connected with and supporting the Ministry of Jesus since 1995. Many teams from Oakbrook have traveled to Togo over the years to share in their work. The Ministry of Jesus currently strengthens the indigenous Togolese church in rural villages and trains up leaders for the church. If you would like to learn more about their ministry, click here.
 
 
Youth Group Meals
Get to know the Youth better by taking a meal to Youth Group on Saturday night. You’re invited to stay and be a part of the group for the evening. Contact: John@oakbrookchurch.org.