On behalf of the Pastoral Staff, Officers, and Members of the Oakwood University Church, we would like to extend a special welcome to our visiting friends today. We do hope you enjoy your Worship Experience, and please come again.
To my Oakwood University Church Family: Thank you very much for the birthday cards and expressions of love shown to me on my most recent birthday, April 11. I love you, and am elated to serve as your Pastor! ~ Dr. Carlton P. Byrd
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Youth Choir Rehearsal will be held today, May 4, immediately following the Divine Worship Experience in the Choir Room. All youth, ages 11 - 18, are encouraged to attend. ~ LaKeisha Williams
AYS Program - Men's Ministries
The Men's Ministries Department presents Dr. Robert W. Peters today, May 4, at 6:00 pm here at the Oakwood University Church. Dr. Peters will present and answer questions on the process, "Culture DIVINE." Culture DIVINE is God's prescribed life work for every man, woman, boy and girl that claims Jesus Christ as their personal Savrior.
Voices of Inspiration Choir Rehearsal/Choral Clinic
Voices of Inspiration Choir members, past, present, and future, are cordially invited to join special Choir Rehearsals in conjunction with a Choral Clinic to be led by guest clinician and choir director, Andrew “Benji” Young. These rehearsals will be held on Wednesdays, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the month of May beginning on Wednesday, May 8, and continuing on May 15, 22, and 29. Please feel free to join us as choir membership is now open.
Children’s Choir Rehearsal
Children’s Choir Rehearsal will be held this Wednesday, May 8, from 6:15 to 7:00 pm. All children, ages 4 to 11, are cordially invited to attend. ~ Renee Humphreys.
Special Prayer Meeting - Oakwood Academy Elementry
We will have a very special Prayer Meeting will be held this Wednesday evening, May 8, at 7:00 pm. Our students from Oakwood Adventist Elementary will present their Spring Concert. Please plan to be present, and kindly invite your friends and family to join us.
Church Business Meeting
Immediately following Prayer Meeting this Wednesday, May 8, there will be a Church Business Meeting. All church members are encouraged to attend.
In the year 303AD, the Roman emperor, Galerius Valerius Maximianus, issued the first official decree that made Christians enemies of the state. It wasn't the first time Christians have been persecuted, and the history of persecution continues even to this day. For most of us, persecution isn't a problem; complacency is. It is possible - in fact, probable - that at some point in our Christian experience, we'll slip into a rut and do things according to habit instead of a conscious decision. Our struggle is to stay pliant and sensitive to the lordship of Jesus Christ and the leading of the Holy Spirit. This is accomplished by faithfully listening to God's voice throughout the week, and specially as we return God's Tithe and our combined Budget to the Lord each Sabbath
Health Ministries Spotlight
The body thrives on regularity with eating and sleeping patterns. Regularity in these health habits informs the body of what to expect and when, this stimulating a more relaxed system. Rest is one of the natural remedies designed to renew strength and boost the body's immune system. Obtaining balance in work, leisure, and sleep is a vital health goal. It is recommended that our bodies need 6 to 8 hours of sleep each night. If you haven't already done so, start tonight with a set time to retired and see what a difference it makes in your life! "...Sleep on now, and take your rest" (Mark 14:41).
Oakwood Adventist Academy Spring Concert
The Oakwood Adventist Academy Choir invites you to their Spring Concert Sunday, May 12 at 4:00 pm in the Moseley Complex. The concert will include a performance of the exuberant hymn, Gloria, by Antoinio Vivladi.; The choir will be accompanied by the Aspire String Quartet. Also, a Reunion Choir will perform and tributes will be made to mothers.
Oakwood Adventist Academy Constituency Meeting
The annual Oakwood Adventist Academy Constituency Meeting will be held Sunday, May 5, at 10:00 am, in the auditorium of the McKee Business and Technology Complex. All church members are encouraged to attend.
Three Way Scholarships
All Oakwood University Church members who will be attending Oakwood University for the 2013/2014 school year should complete the application for the "Three Way Scholarship." Applications are due May 26, and may be secured from the Church Office
Mother's Day Brunch
When was the last time your took your mother out to eat? Well, the Children's Ministries Department is sponsoring a Mother's Day Brunch just for you! Support Children's Ministries and come to the Huntsville Marriott at the Space and Rocket Center on Sunday, May 12 at 11:30 am. The menu for the day will include vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Tickets prices are $25.00 for adults (12 and up) and $10.00 for children (6-11), while children under six eat free. For this special rate and to secure your tickets, please contact Kimberly Jacobs (256.653.1611) and Nichole Taylor (256.468.2751). Space is limited
New and Transfer Members' Sabbath Luncheon
If you were baptized or transferred your membership to the Oakwood University Church since May, 20102, please join us for a New and Transfer Members' Sabbath Luncheon on May 18 immediately following the Divine Worship Experience in the Wade Hall Multipurpose Room. We look forward to a time of fellowship and sharing. For more information, please contact Linda McClellan, firstname.lastname@example.org; Garland and Jeanette Dulan, jrdulan28@gmail, 256.828.6898.
- The Cinco de Mayo Celebration is scheduled for May 19 at 10:00 pm am. Kindly confirm your guest list with Monique.
- Photography Class is cancelled for May 12 and May 26