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!
 
 
Chili Cook-off
November 17, 5:00

You are invited to join us for a chili cook-off at the Craigs’ home on November 17 at 5:00. Please RSVP to hwiseley@gmail.com to reserve a space and let us know if you would like to bring your best chili or cornbread (not required). Kids are welcome. The football game will be on.
Questions? Contact Hallie Craig.
 
 
Food Ministry
 
Oakbrook’s food ministry now serves over 130 families each week. Over the past year, we have served over 700 unique families and individuals. In the coming months, in addition to the weekly food distribution, we will be hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, sending holiday meals home, and distributing toys to some of our guests. If you would like to help with the weekly food ministry, holiday meals, or toy distribution, please contact Melanie.
 
Questions? Please contact Melanie Hoffman.
 

 

Christmas Family Fun Night

Saturday, December 14

Mark your calendars for our annual Christmas Family Fun Night. This year we will include a “Pop-up Pageant.” Children will wear simple costumes, read from the Gospel of Luke, and sing about the nativity story. Children of all ages bring your families for crafts, cookies, and a whole lot of fun!

Questions? Contact Kathy.
 
 
Ongoing Ministries
 
 
 
 
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 is reading 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 are available for purchase at Oakbrook Church. 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 are 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.
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. 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.
 
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.