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!
 
 
 
Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God
Sundays, 9:30am
 
John Moyle is offering an Adult Well Class that will meet each Sunday this Fall from 9:30-10:30 am in the Worship Hall. The class will read together the book Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God: The Scandalous Truth of the Very Good News by author and pastor Brian Zahnd. The book emphasizes that Jesus is the very “image of God” (2Co 4:4) and “the exact representation of his being” (Heb 1:3) and therefore serves as God’s greatest revelation of Himself to humanity. Accordingly, our understanding of God and interpretations of Scripture must start with the person and teachings of Jesus as our foundation. As we study the Scriptures through this lens, the Bible begins to reveal to us a God of scandalous love and a gospel that truly is good news. The course will run for twelve weeks ending on Sunday, November 24th. Individual copies of Zahnd’s book will be available for purchase at Oakbrook Church starting Sunday, August 18th. The book can also be digitally downloaded through Amazon.com.
 
Questions? Contact John Moyle
If you would like child care during this class, please contact Kathy.
 
 
 
New TreeHouse Curriculum
 
TreeHouse kids will start using a new curriculum this fall called Sharefaith Kids. In addition to providing engaging, biblically-based lessons, Sharefaith Kids includes family devotions, which will go along with the chiildren’s lessons each Sunday. For more information about Sharefaith Kids, click here. Once again, John and Nancy McCarthy will be leading our TreeHouse program. Please keep John and Nancy in prayer as they get ready to start another exciting year.
Questions? Contact Kathy.
 
 
 
Youth Group
 Next Meeting, Sunday, September 15
5:00pm-7:30pm
 
Questions? Contact John
 
 
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.
 
 
Ladies’ Boutique
Saturday, October 26
10a-2pm at Oakbrook
 
Come join the women at Oakbrook for a day of fun and fellowship.The Ladies’ Boutique will feature crafts for home and baby.
 
For more information, contact April, Karin, or Philomena.
 
 
 
New Fall Camping Trip!
Lake Fairfax, Reston
October 12-14
 
We will have a new fall camping trip this year! Come join us at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston from October 11-14 (Columbus Day weekend). This campground is just a few miles from Oakbrook, so please encourage fellow non-campers to visit. They can come for the day or join us for Service Under the Sky.  For more information, click here.
 
Questions? Contact David or Hallie Craig. 
 
 
 
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 September 24. 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.