NURSERY CARE FOR INFANTS AND CHILDREN through age 3 is available on Sunday mornings.
LARGE PRINT BULLETINS available from an usher.
HEARING UNITS AVAILABLE and may be checked out at the soundboard.
RCA FOOD PANTRY: Our December Request of the Month is Canned Fruit. There is a shopping cart in the Narthex where these can be dropped off.
FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS We are still in need of volunteers for the RCA Food Pantry for the 28th. The hours are 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. If you can fill this need please let the office know. – Thank you
WE ARE ASKING FOR HELP WITH MITTENS/GOLVES AND HATS for children in need. If you could help by donating these items, the children would greatly appreciate it. Donated items can be placed in a basket in the Narthex.
NEWSLETTER DEADLINE WILL BE DECEMBER 13TH
“FINDING BETHLEHEM IN THE MIDST OF BEDLAM” Bible study group every Thursday at noon.
NEW MAILING ADDRESS: We have a new mailing address for the Oakland UMC. It has been changed to 200 North Main Street, PO# 4
SHOEBOX ANGELS DONATIONS REQUESTS: Socks or Gloves (Any Size), Markers, Nerf Balls or Yo-Yos, Sealed Snack Packs, Body Wash or Deodorant
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICES at 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY - Saturday, December 14th @ 7:00 a.m. “A Gentle Thunder” by Max Lucado.
YOUR COMMUNITY CHOIR PRESENTS: "Joy Has Dawned" Sunday December 22, 3:00 p.m., Oakland UMC
POINSETTIAS We do have poinsettias available if anyone would like to purchase on in memory of a loved one. Please see Sharon Jones or fill out one of the available forms – Thank you.
RCA BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., Carson UMC. The Holiday season is hard for those whose hearts are hurting. Your are not alone. Blue Christmas is a gentle, contemplative service for those who are carrying pain or loss during this season of celebration.
BRRRR…..WINTER WEATHER IS COMING. With it comes an additional problem for the homeless in our area. Warmth is a gift we can give with the production of as many wrap/blankets as we have time and fabric to produce. Pastor Carolyn has a pattern to cut and sew from 100% cotton sheeting or quilting fabric and 100% cotton flannel. If you have either of these fabrics or bedsheets lying around and would like to donate to this project, please bring it to the church by November 13th. Any size/length will work as we can sew smaller pieces together to create the size needed. The fabric/sheet must have been washed at least once since purchase. If you would like to donate to this cause, every penny will be spent on fabric and thread. If you would like to join Veva and Carolyn in cutting and sewing of the project, join us at the church on November 16th at 9:00am. Sewing ‘skills’ not necessary – come to learn and share Christian love.
OUR CHURCH IS ASKING FOR ANY CLEAN, PLASTIC GROCERY SACKS that you have available to share. We will be making mats for the homeless in the near future. Please leave them in the front foyer and I will put them away. Thank you.
MIDWEST MISSION KITS
All patterns at http://www.midwestmission.org/kits-projects/patterns
STUDENT SCHOOL KIT
3- Notebooks – 1 subject, spiral, 8”x10 ½”
1-Pair of student round tip scissors
1-Ruler, 12” long with metric
1-Box of 24 crayons
1-Pencil eraser, 2” or larger
1-Box of 12 color pencils
Be sure to check and save your newsletter with the schedules for ushers, and other volunteers.
The choir needs your voices! Please consider expressing your passion for Christ through the music shared by the choir on Sunday mornings. We rehearse at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings and sing at the 10:00 a.m. service two or three times a month.
--Veva Larson, Director, (402) 630-6335
I'VE HAD SOME QUESTIONS about the new format for the bulletins. We have an abundance of letterhead paper in the office that needs to be used. So we are trying to use the paper that we have on hand before getting any more. - Martha
NOTES FROM THE ADMIN COUNCIL MEETING:
It was brought up at the last meeting that the north lounge, south outside entry door and banisters are in need for a fresh coat of paint. If you are interested in any of these projects please let Norma Bolton know at (712) 482-3386.
THE MISSIONS COMMITTEE REPORTS that our congregation contributed $1,095 toward Flood Relief for Southwest Iowa.
AS OF MAY 6, 2019 THERE IS NO LONGER BE A SOUTHWEST DISTRICT OR DISTRICT OFFICE IN ATLANTIC. We are now in the Northwest/Southwest District with district offices being located in Storm Lake, Iowa. Terra Admundson will continue to be our District Superintendent but her office will be a virtual office located in her home. All these changes are being made as our Conference budget needs downsizing. I am grateful and thankful that the congregation at Oakland UMC continues to pay your apportionments.
NW/SW Bi-District DAA Contact Information: Judi Calhoon
Mailing Address: 701 Seneca St, Ste 2 Storm Lake, Iowa 50588
Office Phone: (712) 732-0812 judi.calhoon@iaumcorg
HOLY WEEK SCRIPTURES:
Monday, April 15: Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 36:5-11; Hebrews 9:11-15; John 12:1-11
Tuesday, April 16: Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 71:1-14; 1 Cor. 1:18-31; John 12:20-36
Wednesday, April 17: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 70; Hebrews 12:1-3; John 13:21-32
Maundy Thursday, April 18: Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Good Friday, April 19: Isa 52:13-53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25; John 18:1-19:42
Saturday, April 20: Job 14:10-14; Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16; 1 Peter 4:1-8; Matt. 27:57-66
Easter Sunday, April 21: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; John 20:1-18 or Luke 24:1-12
TO FOLLOW WHAT TRANSPIRED AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE from February 23 to the 26th you can go to Iaumc.org and click on gc2019 at the top of the web page. Or you can go to umc.org and click on news & media at the top of the page to get updates and reflections on the day’s activities.
1 Calvin Duhachek
3 Don Applegate
3 Lindsey Henderson
5 Sonya Kinnison
6 Chase Roller
7 Chris Hamilton
8 Quintin Forrester
10 Joretta Johnson
11 Lauren Anderson
12 Caitlin Wilson
12 Bernie Bolton
13 Kelsey Hackett
15 Sean Ehmke
16 Austin Wright
17 Jessica Santiago
18 Barbara Schorsch
19 Virginia Pitt
19 Shirley Textor
19 Bayylor Kalb
20 CJ Rollins
20 Donna Kelly
20 Abby Taylor
21 Kiley Bentley
24 Margaret White
27 Megan Gleaves
28 Tyler Putnam
28 Bonni Hering
28 Averi Jefferson
30 Bergynn Kinnison
30 Peggy Bentley
30 Tiffany Byers