NEW MAILING ADDRESS: We have a new mailing address for the Oakland UMC. It has been changed to 200 North Main Street, PO# 4
RCA FOOD PANTRY: Items the food pantry is in need of: Macaroni & Cheese, Canned/Dried Soups, Ravioli/Spaghettios. There is a shopping cart in the Narthex where these can be dropped off.
MEN’S GROUP The Men’s Group has been canceled until further notice.
KIDS ACTIVITIES!! https://mommysnippets.com/hosanna-branch-wavers/
JUST A REMINDER: YOUR CONTINUED FINANCIAL SUPPORT of the ministry of Oakland UMC is crucial. Please continue to give your financial offerings even when you cannot
physically attend church. There are three ways you can give:
Please know that you can call the church at 712-482-5530 if there is any way that I, as your pastor, or the church can help you get through this time.
Some of you may be in a position to give above and beyond your usual offering. If you can make a special gift or gifts in excess of your normal pledge, bless you.
TEMPORARY CHURCH OFFICE HOURS The Church Office has been temporary closed. Pastor Carolyn will reevaluate periodically for appropriate changes. We are checking the answering machine several times a day so that if you leave a message we will return your call ASAP. The mail is still being picked up every day for your tithes and offerings. Pastor Carolyn is working from home and Martha is working off site to continue to make sure the business of the church is completed. If you need to contact either Pastor Carolyn: (319) 559-0678 or Martha: (402) 960-7544 please feel free to call us. If we are unable to answer please leave a message and we will get right back to you. Please stay safe during this unprecedented time and stay strong in knowing that God is with us!
TO ACCESS PASTOR CAROLYN’S SERVICES ONLINE: Link to Oakland UMC YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEZ3Y0jN-zGpLxJ-BZbu4dA
Link to church Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/oakiamethchurch/?ref=bookmarks
Please remember to click on “follow” to get automatic updates.
LADIES BOOK STUDY A new book study will begin on May 13th, meeting twice a month at 9:00 a.m., and be conducted over Zoom. Please contact the office if you would like to participate.
50th ANNIVERSARY CARD SHOWER Veva and Merle Larson celebrated their 50th Anniversary on May 31st. If you would like to send a card to them their address is: 16 Hackett Drive, Oakland, IA 51560
HONOR SENIORS I would like to honor our seniors in our June newsletter. If you have a senior that you would like honored please send me a picture and a small write up about them. No restrictions, doesn’t have to be from Riverside, can be college, HS, AIT or Tech School. Let’s let them know how proud we are!!! – Thanks, Martha
EMAIL ADDRESSES The church has new email addresses. If you want to contact Pastor Carolyn, the address is firstname.lastname@example.org. To contact Martha at the office, use email@example.com.
PASTOR BOATMAN’S GRANDSON: We received word recently that Pastor John Boatman’s grandson has passed away. If you wish to send him a card his address is PO Box 42, Libertyville, IA 52567.
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR WEEK OF JUNE 14, 2020: OT: Genesis 18:1-15, Psalm: Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19, Epistle: Romans 5:1-8, Gospel: Matthew 9:35-10:8
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR WEEK OF JUNE 21, 2020: OT: Genesis 21:8-21, Psalm: Psalm 17, Epistle: Romans 6:1b-11, Gospel: Matthew 10:24-39
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR WEEK OF JUNE 28, 2020: OT: Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm: Psalm 13, Epistle: Romans 6:12-23, Gospel: Mathew 10:40-42
THIS WEEKS DAILY READINGS
14 Matthew 9:35-38; 10:8-23
15 Romans 5:12-21
16 Romans 6:1-14
17 Romans 6:15-23
18 2 Corinthians 1:1-11
19 2 Corinthians 1:12-24
20 Psalm 86:1-17
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.
MISSIONS In February the Mission Committee has decided to collect toilet paper for our local food pantry. Please place your donations in the cart in the front entry. Thank you for your support.
ATTENDANCE SLIPS We encourage you to please fill out an attendance slip, green sheets located in the pew, and place it in the offering plate as it is passed. – Thank you.
IF ANYONE HAS ANY PICTURES OF OUR CHURCH EVENTS they would like to share for the newsletter please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring them to the office. Thank you
THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER
FAMILY SYSTEMS WORKSHOP (Bowen Theory) “Integrated Leadership: Intellect, Emotions, Spirit, Behavior” Fri-Sat., Mar 20-21, 2020 at Oakland Community Center. A workshop for families, professionals, clergy, co-workers, teachers, medical personnel, business leaders, non-profit organizations, social workers, human resource personnel, and anyone else whose lives or livelihood puts them in relationship with others. (Click here to download brochure and registration form
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
AS OF MAY 6, 2019 THERE HAS NOT BEEN 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 is still our District Superintendent, but her office is a virtual office located in her home. All these changes have been made due to Conference budget 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
TO FOLLOW WHAT TRANSPIRED AT THE 2019 GENERAL CONFERENCE from February 23 to the 26th, 2019, click here.