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!
 
 
 
New Well Class, Starting April 19
 
 
Rick and Scott will lead us in a study of You Are What You Love.



From the book description:

You are what you love. But you might not love what you think.

 

In this book, award-winning author James K. A. Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts. And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. We might not realize the ways our hearts are being taught to love rival gods instead of the One for whom we were made. Smith helps readers recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices.
 

Books are available in the lobby. Kindle versions are available, as well.

For more information, contact Scott or Rick.

 
 
 
Missionaries of Charity Spring Cleanup
Saturday, April 18
cancelled
 

Due to the coronavirus situation, the spring cleanup will not be held. ln lieu of the spring clean up, KARIS will be making a financial contribution to Missionaries of Charity to assist with increased costs due to the pandemic.

Questions? Contact Bill Becker.
 
 
 
CAMPING 2020
Greenbrier State Park
Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25
 
David and Hallie are monitoring the situation. They will provide updates, as needed.
 
Questions? Contact David.
 
 
 
 
Ongoing Ministries
 
 
“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 Ministry
 
 
FaceTime Fridays and Message Me Madness!
 
I would love to hear from your children! We are having FaceTime Fridays from 11:30-2.  If your child would like to check in and tell me whatever is on his or her mind, FaceTime treehousekids1@icloud.com. Likewise, Message Me Madness! will be from 1-2pm Tuesday through Friday starting next week. I will respond to as many messages as I can during that time. Your children can email or text me at at treehousekids1@icloud.com. They can also use MessengerKids to send Facebook messages. If other times or formats are better for you, just let me know. These are simply options. Please do what is best for your family!
 
Questions? Contact Kathy.
 
 

 

ShareFaith Kids

 

Our ShareFaith curriculum has an online family devotion connected to each coloring page. The instruction page will explain how to unlock videos, coloring pages, and activity sheets you can use with your children.  I’ll share a new lesson each week. We also encourage families to check out Saddleback Kids videos. Preschool lessons are available online, as well.

 
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.