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July 26, 2014

On behalf of the Pastoral Staff, Officers, and Members of the Oakwood University Church (OUC), we would like to extend a special welcome to our visiting friends today. We hope you enjoy your Worship Experience, and please come again.

King’s Heralds in Concert
The internationally renowned King’s Herald’s Quartet will be in concert here at the OUC this afternoon, July 26, at 6:30 pm. The Singing Men of Huntsville will also share their music ministry. This is a free concert, but a freewill love offering will be taken. For more information, please see Wyatt Phillips.

Oakwood University Church Market
Our OUC Market is open and offers CDs/DVDs, Bible tracts, devotionals, and the best in vegetarian food (canned and frozen)! Purchase your vegetarian food items here at the OUC Market where our prices are the lowest in town! Hours of operation are: Sunday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday through Thursday - 9:00 am to 6:30 pm, Wednesday - 8:00 to 9:00 pm, Friday - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, and Saturday nights - at sunset for one hour.

Directory of Health Professionals The South Central Conference (SCC) is compiling a directory of physicians, dentists, and allied health professionals in the conference territory. This information is being gathered to facilitate a current database of the health professionals in the SCC and to create a conference wide network. All OUC physicians, dentists, and allied health professionals are kindly asked to submit their name, contact information, and health discipline to our church clerk, Jerilyn Johnson, via email at jjohnson@oakwood.edu by Sunday, July 28.

Nonagenarian Day
Nonagenarian Day will be held next Sabbath, August 2, here at the OUC. Elder Charles E. Bradford will be our speaker. Please plan to be present as we celebrate the lives and ministries of our church members who are greater than 90 years old.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Our “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” initiative will be held Sabbath, August 16. Please sign up today to be a host or guest for this opportunity for fellowship over Sabbath Dinner with fellow church members. You may sign up at one of our church’s three main en- trances/exits immediately following the Divine Worship Experience. Persons who sign up as hosts prepare Sabbath Dinner for the number of guests they specify, and persons who sign up as guests, visit hosts’ homes to partake of the Sabbath Dinner prepared especially for them. Host and guest assignments will be distributed on Sabbath, August 9. This annual initiative, sponsored by the OUC Family Life and New Members’ Ministries Committee is designed to help our OUC Family become better acquainted and connect with each other.

Oakwood Adventist Academy (OAA) Alumni Choir
All OAA Alumni are kindly asked to be a part of the OAA Alumni Choir in harmony with the 2nd Annual OAA Alumni Association Sabbath to be held here at the OUC on Sabbath, August 9, with Dr. C. Wesley Knight, as our Divine Worship Speaker. Rehearsals will be held at the following times and locations: 1) Thursday, July 31, at 7:00 pm (O.U Peters Hall), 2) Friday, August 1, at 7:00 pm (OU Peters Hall), 3) Thursday, August 7, at 7:00 pm (OU Peters Hall), 4) Friday, August 8, at 7:00 pm (OUC), and 5) Sabbath, August 9, at 10:00 am (OUC Choir Room). If you were in the OAA Choir, or if you just attended OAA, all are invited to join the OAA Alumni Choir for this special day.

Church Greeters’ Meeting
All current church greeters, along with persons who would like to be greeters, are kindly invited to attend the monthly meeting tomorrow, July 20, at 11:00 am here at the OUC in the Kindergarten Room. ~ Marie O’Boyle

Caregivers’ Support Group
Back by Popular Demand! Our OUC Caregivers’ Support Group is being revived! All active and retired RNs, LPNs, CNAs, and others interested in providing respite care are kindly asked to contact Dr. Lydia Andrews at 256.859.5559. Please watch the church bulletin in the upcoming weeks for the first meeting date.

Thank You
Thank you OUC Family for your love, prayers, and expressions of love during my recent surgery. I am improving daily by God’s grace ~ Barbara Stovall

Our sincere thanks to our OUC Family and friends for the outpouring of love shown by your visits, telephone calls, food, and other expressions of love and support at the passing of our husband and father, Robert H. Hines. ~ Beverly Hines & Family

Thank you Dr. Carlton P. Byrd and OUC members who supported me enabling me to have an opportunity to participate in the amazing, unforgettable, and life-changing experience in the mission field of Africa. May God bless you all for your kindness. ~ Trena Lawrence

To my OUC Family and fellow Elders: Your outpouring of love during my recent surgery and the ultimate passing of my mother has been a source of comfort beyond words. Please lift me up in prayer as I continue on this Christian journey. ~ Dr. Londa Schmidt

Dear OUC Family: You have come through for me yet again. Your many, many acts of kindness shown to me during the passing of my only son, Arnold Jr., has been a source of never ending comfort. Let us remain faithful until God comes. ~ Lillian Green

Women’s Ministries

  1. All are invited to an afternoon of elegance, affirmation, acknowledgement, and celebration of the 94th Anniversary of National Equality Day as we present our 2014/15 8th Grade young ladies! This special event will take place Sunday, August 24, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the OAA Multi-Educational Complex. For more information, please see Dr. Jessie Godley Bradley, or contact Renee Manning (256.679.2759), 8th grade female coordinator; or Denyse McIntosh (256.783.7517), 8th grade male coordinator, as the males will serve as escorts. Students’ names must be submitted by August 5.
  2. Registration is now taking place for the SCC Women’s Retreat to be held October 23- 26, 2014 in Panama City, FL. To register, please visit www.plusline.org, or call plusline at 1.800.732.7587. Hotel registration can be secured directly with the Wyndham Bay Point Resort at 877.580.0922. Additionally, a chartered motor coach has been secured for ladies desirous of attending the retreat. For motor coach information and related fees, please contact Cheryl Mitchell as only a few seats remain available.

Prayer Meeting
Prayer Meeting will be held this Wednesday evening, July 30, at 7:00 pm. We will have prayer, testimonies, special music, and the Spoken Word. Please plan to be pre- sent, and kindly invite others to join us.

Stewardship Corner
“The most important aspect of tithing and stewardship is not the raising of money for the church, but the development of devoted Christians” (Fred M. Wood). We grow and develop as Christians in our service to God, our witness for God, and our giving to God. May God bless us as we grow in Him through the honest and faithful returning of our Tithe and Combined Budget Offering.

Oakwood Adventist Academy (OAA) Building Project
Please be mindful of our financial commitment to the OAA Building Project. Given our church obligation of $3,000,000.00, the Oakwood University Church makes a monthly payment to satisfy this commitment. Let us all support this collective responsibility through our systematic financial support, which is in addition to your normal Tithe and Combined Budget Offering. All donations, large or small, are sincerely appreciated. Kindly mark on your offering envelope, “OAA Building Fund.”

J.L. Moran Alumni Chapter
The J.L. Moran Alumni Chapter of Oakwood University is sponsoring an “Edson White Morning Star Tour” from October 9-12, 2014. This tour will begin in Memphis, TN, and continue to Vicksburg, Redbud, Calmar, Yazoo City, Natchez, and So- so, MS. Travel packages range from $298.00 to $398.00 per person which includes motor coach transportation and hotel accommodations with breakfast. Please note that the first deposit of $100.00 per person is due July 31, and the balance is due September 15. For additional information, please contact Rolston Carryl (256.585.1996) or Charles Williams (256.457.4905).

Advent Thrift Store
The Advent Thrift Store, located at 1501 Jordan Lane, is currently receiving donations of gently used furniture and inoperable automobiles. Additionally, beginning in August, classes in crocheting, sewing, couponing, and other crafts will be offered. For more information, and/or to make your donation, please visit the thrift store or call 256.830.0572.

Oakwood University Church
5500 Adventist Blvd
Huntsville, AL 35896
(256) 837-1255