Fellowship helps us learn to know each other and grow as a family of faith.
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.
Dust off those hats, gloves, and boas and join us for the Ladies Tea on Sunday, May 7th, immediately following service. Ladies of all ages are invited. A tea lunch will be served, followed by a short program and lots of fellowship throughout the afternoon. Please sign up on the sheet in the church narthex, or email the church office, so we have an idea of how much food to prepare. Although not mandatory, hats and boas are strongly encouraged and always make for a fun afternoon. Hope you can make it!
Oakton was delighted to host Church of the Brethren General Secretary, David, Steele, on Thursday, March 30 for a listening session. Oakton members were joined by members from Arlington, Dranesville, Midland, and Manassas for a conversation with Mr. Steele about the denomination and congregational life. Mr. Steele extended a personal thank you to Oakton for its steadfast support of denominational ministries. Read letter.