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July 19, 2014

Welcome
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.

Children’s/Youth Day Emphasis
Today, July 19, we are having our “Children’s/Youth Day Emphasis” here at the OUC. For Divine Worship, nine year old Samuel Green, who was a featured speaker at the 2014 South Central Conference Youth Congress in Jackson, MS, as well as on 3ABN, will be our special guest speaker today. Additionally, our Children’s and Youth Choirs will share their music ministry, along with participation from our Pathfinders, Adventurers, and Youth Greeters. Lunch will be served for all children and youth immediately following the Divine Worship Experience in the Wade Hall Multi-purpose Room.

Adventist Youth Society (AYS) Program
Please join us this evening for our AYS Program at 6:00 pm as we continue with our Children’s/Youth Day Emphasis. A special stage play with our “Bible Superheroes” will be presented. You will not want to miss this special program. Please plan to be present.

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.

King’s Heralds in Concert
The internationally renowned King’s Herald’s Quartet will be in concert here at the OUC on Sabbath afternoon, July 28, 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

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.

Oakwood Adventist Academy (OAA) 2014/2015 School Year
Registration is now taking place for enrollment at OAA for the 2014/2015 school year. Academic offerings are available for Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. For more information, please call the school office at 256.726.7010. Additionally, school supplies are needed for our students. Please support our students by donating school supplies and leaving them in the church office. For more information, please see Dr. Aline Dormer..

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 ac- tive 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.

Prayer Band
All persons interested in joining our Intercessory Prayer Band with Sis. Lois Wesley, OUC Prayer Ministries Coordinator, are kindly asked to contact the Church Office at 256.837.1255 and leave your contact information.

Women’s Ministries

  • The Photography Class will meet Sunday, August 3, at 10:00 am.
  • 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.
  • Registration is now taking place for the SCC Women’s Retreat to be held October 23- 26, 2014 in Panama City, FL. The early bird registration fee of $149.00 per person has been extended to July 24. 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, and is $109.00 per night for a single/double room and $129.00 for a triple/quad room. Breakfast is included in both hotel packages. Additionally, a chartered motor coach has been secured for ladies desirous of attending the SCC Women’s 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 23, 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 as we pray together, worship together, and fellowship together.

Stewardship Corner
Jesus said it is impossible to serve two masters. When we try to serve two masters, we will be stretched, divided, and absolutely ineffective. People can tell what we live for by whom we serve. In order to make ends meet today, many people try working two jobs for different companies. Some have been successful in “moonlighting” by carefully planning their appointments in life on a precise timetable. But no matter how hard we try, we, Christians, are not able to “moonlight” by serving God on one shift and wealth on another. Even though we might try for a while, the crisis will eventually come when we must decide either to serve God or money” (Toler and Towns, Developing a Giving Church, Beacon Hill Press, 1999, p. 165). How tightly we hold onto our purse/wallet, how often we recount and calculate our offering, and how much we worry about our finances - these are all indicators of whom we serve - God or money. The question each of us needs to ask is, “Have I let Jesus be Lord of all my life?” Today, may our Tithe and Combined Budget Offering reflect the answer to that question.

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.”

Thank You
Our deepest appreciation the OUC Family for your telephone calls, visits, flowers, plants, letters, cards, food, and expressions of love at the passing of our mother, Mrs. Roberta Fields. ~ The Mervyn A. Warren Family

Nonagenarian Day
Our annual Nonagenarian Day will be Sabbath, August 2. Our special guest speaker will be Elder Charles E. Bradford. Please plan to be present.

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