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A five week Bible Study group, sponsored by the Action Reflection Committee, continues to discuss the Annual Conference Moderator’s monthly studies on the topic “Risk Hope.”
The moderator, Carol Sheppard, is addressing the uncertainty of these times in the world and in the Church and how we can risk hope in the midst of confusion.
Each study includes related scripture, commentary and discussion questions. Our last meeting will be this Thursday, March 2 in the Fellowship Hall at 7:30 p.m.
This is a series; but participants are welcome to attend any of the sessions they can make.
It’s time to register for Oakton CoB’s 2017 Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School. We are busy planning a dynamic and meaningful program for our children. This year, VBS will be in session Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 4 from 9:20 AM to 12:30 PM every day. All are welcome to join us on Sunday, July 30 for our kick-off worship service, as well as Sunday, August 6 for the closing worship service and thank you lunch. More information available here.
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It was a joy to meet the members of the Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN) — the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria who were visiting the United States recently. The delegation included the President of EYN and the General Secretary. In addition to attending Song and Story Fest and Annual Conference, the group met with policy makers in Washington D. C. at an event organized by the Church of the Brethren Office of Public Witness, on the crisis of famine and violence in Nigeria. The event was intended to give policy makers and their staff background knowledge on local solutions, U.S. policy, and interfaith organizing happening in regards to Nigeria. On July 17th, the group met a few Oakton members for thoughtful conversation and then stayed the night at the parsonage. Thanks to Gretchen who was able to host a guest, as well. The next day, the group returned home to Nigeria. We pray for blessings on their continued ministry.
Help keep Oakton beautiful! We will need several volunteers on July 22nd to work on projects inside and outside around the church property, as well as child care volunteers. We’ll plan to begin at 8am, but you are welcome to come earlier to beat the heat. Let us know in advance, and we can give you a project to get started. If you can’t make it that day, but you want to help, call the office for a list of projects that we need help with. If you have your own tools, you are welcome to bring them. No experience necessary. Lunch will be provided.
The Oakton Church of the Brethren has been a part of this community for over 110 years. You can read all about it by visiting Our History. Special thanks to the original author, Mary Ludwick.