The Oakbrook Community News, our electronic newsletter, goes out on Friday each week. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact Kathy.
 
 
Upcoming Events!

 

Tacos!

This Sunday, February 23, after worship

 

We’ll be having a taco bar after worship on Sunday, February 23. Come join us for food, fun, and fellowship. All are welcome!
 
Questions? Contact Philomena.
 
 
 
 
 
KARIS Golf Challenge
March 14, at Top Golf

Benefiting The Central Union Mission


KARIS is a Greek word meaning “gracious gift.”

KARIS is also an acronym for Kindness And Relief ISociety.

Compelled by our Christian faith, KARIS focuses on practical “mercy ministries” such as assisting the poor, the disenfranchised, widows, orphans, prisoners and aliens. Our goal is to help those in need and reveal the love of Jesus to this world.
 
Last year’s KARIS golf challenge raised over $50,000 for the Central Union Mission.
 
 
Click here to register.
 
 
 
 
 
Missionaries of Charity Spring Cleanup
Saturday, April 18

 
For the past 20 years KARIS and members of Oakbrook Church have been involved with a Spring cleanup at the Missionaries of Charity (Mother Theresa’s order) at 2800 Otis Street NE in Washington, DC.  The cleanup work entails sprucing up the gardens, spreading mulch, planting spring flowers.  Also, we prepare a picnic lunch for the 30-some patients that the sisters care for, as well as the workers.  
 
If you would like to join us this year on Saturday April 18th, please email Bill Becker. We arrive at the site no later than 9:00am.  We serve the meal to the patients at 11:00am, clean up and usually leave the site by 1:00pm.  Bill will have tools and work gloves, as well as drinks and food for all (but feel free to bring what you like).  So mark your calendars and pray for good weather.
 
 
 
 
CAMPING 2020
Greenbrier State Park
Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25
 
Oakbrook Church has a long-standing tradition of camping as a group on Memorial Day weekend–by long-standing we mean more than 20 years!
If you want to go camping, or think you might want to go, please email David Craig or Hallie Craig to reserve your site or gather more information. 
 
 
 
 
Ongoing Ministries
 
 
 
New Well Class
led by John Moyle
 
 Sundays, 9:30am
 
From the book description: Join Bruxy Cavey, bestselling author and teaching pastor at The Meeting House, in the pages of Reunion: a dynamic investigation of the most earth-shattering, piety-smashing, life-changing news ever. Dig into Scripture with Cavey as he unfolds God’s message for the world. Learn why you shouldn’t follow the Bible (but why you’ll want to read it to learn how to follow Jesus). Scout out the real definitions of sin and salvation, which might surprise you. Discover your true citizenship in the Jesus nation, where you might be ready to die for a cause but never willing to kill for one. Glimpse a God who is love itself and who, like it or not, just can’t stop thinking about you.
Books are available in the lobby, as well as online.
Questions? Contact John.
 
 
 
“The Gospel in Chairs”
Pastor John Moyle
 
 
On December 8, Pastor John Moyle shared “The Gospel in Chairs” as a way to demonstrate God’s love for us and how Oakbrook is eager to share that love with others. If you would like to see John’s version of “The Gospel in Chairs,” click here.
 
 
 
Children’s Curriculum
 
Jesus Showed Us and
Children, Can You Hear Me? 
 
For the month of January, TreeHouse will put the Sharefaith curriculum aside and focus on two books by Brian Jersak—Jesus Showed Us and Children, Can You Hear Me? We’ll be exploring how God speaks into our lives and how He is calling us to live. Please feel free to read through these books yourselves and talk about them with your children.
 
Questions? Contact Kathy
 
 
 
 
TreeHouse kids are using a curriculum called Sharefaith Kids. In addition to providing engaging, biblically-based lessons, Sharefaith Kids includes family devotions, which will go along with the children’s lessons each Sunday.
Questions? Contact Kathy.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
Prayer Ministry
 
Sunday Morning Prayer—Every Sunday at 9:30
The Sunday morning prayer ministry meets every Sunday throughout the year.
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
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.
 

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
 
 
Ministry of Jesus—Togo
 
Oakbrook Church has been connected with and supporting the Ministry of Jesus—Togo 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.