Oakbrook Community News
 
The Oakbrook Community News, our electronic newsletter, goes out on Friday each week. If you would like to view a copy, please click here.
 
 
Upcoming Events!
 
 
Food Ministry
Toy Distribution Team

Oakbrook’s Food Ministry is looking for volunteers to join the Christmas toy distribution team. These volunteers will help lead and coordinate the collection and distribution of toys and gifts for Christmas for the children of the families that come regularly to our food pantry.

If you are interested, please contact Melanie Hoffman.
 
 
 
SOC Summer Stream Monitoring
Change of plans!
 
Plans have changed for the SOC Summer Stream Monitoring planned for Monday, August 5th. It is being held for certified monitors only by the Reston Association. If you have any questions, please contact Karin Slawinski at: OakbrookSOC@gmail.com
 
 
 

A Great Opportunity!
If you haven’t signed up for To Mars and Beyond, now is the time!
July 22-July 26

Trinity Presbyterian Church in Herndon has invited Oakbrook families to join their Vacation Bible Camp (VBC) this summer from July 22-July 26. The camp is for preschoolers through rising 5th graders. If you would like to participate, click here Spots are filling, so please register soon.

If you would like to participate as an adult or youth, there are opportunities for you, as well! We need group leaders and youth helpers. Come have a blast with a great group of kids.

Questions? Contact Kathy
 
 
 
Camping Trips
Several members have expressed interest in a fall camping trip. Please reach out to David Craig , 716-627-3263, or Hallie Craig 804-614-8570 if you are interested in camping this fall or have questions about the Memorial Day weekend trip to Greenbrier State Park in 2020.
 
 
 
Ongoing Ministries
 
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.
 
 
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, July 9. 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 helped start and continues to work 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.