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Oakland Presbyterian Church, Oakland, Florida August 2013• Number 6
Programs Resuming in August
August 14 YCM Band August 19 OPC Preschool August 21 Adult Choir August 28 Children’s Choir & Creative Youth
Sunday August 25th 12pm in the Sanctuary
for election of church officers
It’s Back to School Time!
Oakland Presbyterian Preschool is proud to announce some great changes to our programs. This fall we will offer a two, three, or five day a week program for two year olds. We will also be offering our extended care program until 5:30pm for
all students enrolled in our Preschool. We hope these changes will enable the students and parents in our community to
take advantage of our Christian Preschool. Enrollment is taking place NOW. There is current availability in all our classrooms, but the spots are filling
quickly. Don’t delay, Enroll today!
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Flowers for Sunday Worship
(To provide sanctuary flowers, please sign up in the lobby
or contact the office.) August 4- Available 11- Available 18- Frank & Dina Merritt 25- The Chicone Family September 1- Available 8- Mary Black 15- Available 22- The Winter Family 29- Nancy McDavid
Alien Youth News Hope your summer is going great! Alien Youth has been super busy doing our annual Week of Service in June, and we also held a BBQ Lunch Fundraiser on the July 4th weekend. We also have been to Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and DisneyQuest. Our kids have been quite active not only in our community, but at fun events as well! We have a lot going on for the remainder of the year, including some updates to our
youth room, and various events and outreaches that we want to do and participate in. Keep Alien Youth in your prayers that we will continue to be a shining light in this world, and that our kids will positively impact those that they come into contact with. Blessings, Joshua Hosseinzadeh Director of Youth Ministries
Boy Scout Troop 145 would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came out and supported our recent Spaghetti Luncheon. We were able to raise enough money to get the really nice graphics work done on our trailer and we got it done in time for summer camp! Thank you not only for supporting us at this fundraising event, but for your continued support of our Troop since becoming a part of the Oakland Presbyterian Church family!
Young Christian Musicians Band
Committed to the education and development of young Christian musicians, the YCM Band program will resume at OPC on August 14, 2013. The focus of the program is to provide opportunity for young people to develop musical skills and experience playing and performing in a Christian atmosphere. Classes are available for Beginning and Intermediate Band students.
For more information, please contact Amy Duncan at [email protected]
August 4 Movie Night August 11 Regular Meeting August 18 Mini Golf August 25 Scavenger Hunt
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From the Pastor In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, I have done a lot of thinking about our society. Whether you agreed with the jury or not, it was a tragic situation with no winners. A young man lost his life, and another man will spend the rest of his life wondering if he did the right thing when he accosted the young man. He may also face legal battles for years to come. The lives of many people have been negatively affected in a great way. What went wrong? What led to this tragic event? It’s a complicated issue. One could point to our “gun” culture as part of the problem. I don’t own a gun, but I’m not sure I would want to be forbidden to purchase one if I felt I needed it to protect my family. According to CNN, there are over 300 million non-military
guns in America. Over 11,000 people are killed each year by gunfire. Those are horrible numbers for a nation that is considered to be a great civilization. One could point to the crimes that provided the background for the decision of Mr. Zimmerman to patrol his neighborhood. If people felt safe, they wouldn’t feel the need to buy a gun, or to get in their car and drive around looking for suspicious characters. One could point to specific laws that may need to be changed. Was this a case of “stand your ground?” And if so, does this event point to a need to amend the law or revoke it? And should anyone have the right and authority to patrol their neighborhood with a gun with the purpose of confronting people they don’t know? I, for one, don’t want that happening in my neighbor-hood. Once the police were notified, that should have been the end of it—and we wouldn’t be mourning the loss of a young man or taking sides in the case. I know it may sound like a simplistic solution, but long ago Jesus taught us to treat other people the way we want to be treated—the golden rule. If that had been the operating principle in Sanford that night, we wouldn’t be having this discussion. Wrestling with some serious questions,
Session Highlights: At its most recent meeting, the Session took the following action: Held prayer for several in our congregation and several friends
of our church. Elected to hold a Congregational Meeting on Sunday August
25, 2013 for the purpose of electing church officers. Elected to allow the Presbyterian Women to hold a Mystery Dinner Theater
event in the spring as a fundraiser. Discussed several projects of the Mission Committee. Appointed Elder Wayne Wincey to the OPC Preschool Board. Approved three separate fundraisers for the OPC Preschool, to be held through-
out the school year. Approved extending the hours of the Preschool until 5:30pm
Just a reminder: If you send mail to John, it MUST have a name (initials are fine) and return address or it will not be delivered to him.
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The Preschool is anticipating an exhilarating new school year! Exciting changes were made over the summer and we are eager to share them. We have enhanced and increased the offerings in our program. For two year old children, we now offer a two, three, or five day school week. For all the children enrolled in our preschool, we have extended our program until 5:30pm! We still have openings for children ages 2-4, so please share the news of our exceptional Christian preschool! Looking ahead to the upcoming holiday season, our preschool will be holding a Yankee Candle fundraiser from August 27th through September 17th. The sale of these excellent products will benefit our school and enable you to do some early Christmas shopping as well! Thank you for your continued support. Laurie Templin Preschool Director
LEGO Experience Sunday August 4, 2013
2:00pm-4:00pm Fellowship Hall
Kids aged 7+ and parents are
invited to come and play!
For more information please contact Laurie Hallock 352-223-4273
I want to thank everyone so much for remembering me with their prayers and cards for my birthday in May. It means a lot to me and I am thankful for my church family. Sincerely, John Hawthorne
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Join us for children’s Discovery Kingdom
Sunday school each week at 9:45am in the CLC.
We have great fun as we learn about God’s love and instruction for us!
Wednesday Night Children’s Choirs resume August 28th!
We look forward to seeing you!!
Fresh Ideas Start Here Presented by
Central Florida Presbytery
Saturday August 24 8:30am - 1:00pm
Maitland Presbyterian Church
341 N. Orlando Ave., Maitland, FL 32751
F.I.S.H. will feature 18 workshops offered by outstanding educators, pastors, elders and lay-leaders from churches within
the Central Florida Presbytery. There is also time built into the day’s schedule to get to know one another and network between churches.
www.cfpresbytery.org Cost (including lunch): $15
Please register by Friday August 16th For more information or to register, please contact
Tiffany Goggans at 407-656-4452 Ext. 105 or [email protected]
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Duvall Home Label Collection
OPC is supporting one of our mission partners, Duval Home, by collecting product labels for the “Labels for Education” program. Product labels that include the “Labels for Education” logo can be deposited in the
container near the church office. A list of eligible products is posted nearby.
Matthew’s Hope Heartfelt thanks to those who helped the Mission Committee prepare and serve meals to our friends
at Matthew’s Hope in April and July: Chandra Butts, Becky Elswick, Sharyn Forney, Deborah Higgs, Dina Merritt, Kelly Parker and Sara Smith
We will cook and serve another meal on Tuesday Ocobter 1. If you would like to participate, please contact Betty Anne Griffin at 407-654-9400
Prison Ministry Update Through your encouragement and support, the first EXODUS program in the State of Florida was successfully completed at the Central Florida Reception Center Correctional Facility. The EXODUS curriculum was written by Harmon Biehl and has received praise from correctional institutions in Virginia and California who wish to
adopt it. Please continue to support Harmon in this important ministry through your prayers.
ACCEPT Pregnancy Baby Bottle Drive Scheduled for September
No, we don’t need your Baby Bottles! We want you to fill up a Baby Bottle with your loose change
and return it to us! Baby Bottles will be available for pick up in the Narthex on September 1st and 8th.
Pick up a bottle, keep it at home and fill it with change. Return your bottle to the church by September 29th.
It’s THAT EASY! All monies raised will be used by Accept Pregnancy, an OPC mission partner,
to purchase diapers, wipes, etc.
Contact Beth Kennedy at [email protected] or 407-690-7182 to find out how you can share your time, talents and
resources to serve those in need.
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
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THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
4 7:30am Praise Team rehearsal 8:45am Worship 9:45am Church School 10:30am Choir Practice 11:00am Worship 2:00pm LEGO Club (FH) 6:00pm Alien Youth Lite Movie Night
6 7:00am Men’s Prayer Breakfast 5:15pm Bells 6:30pm Boy Scouts
7 9:00am Wondrous Wednesday (CLC) 6:00pm -Alien Youth
11 7:30am Praise Team rehearsal 8:45am Worship 9:45am Church School 10:30am Choir Practice 11:00am Worship 12:00 pm C.E. Committee 6:00 pm Alien Youth Lite
12 5:30 pm Staff meeting
13 7:00am Men’s Prayer Breakfast 5:15pm Bells 6:30pm Boy Scouts 7:00pm Preschool Board meeting
14 2:00pm YCM Band resumes 6:00pm -Alien Youth
15 7:00pm Session Meeting
18 7:30am Praise Team rehearsal 8:45am Worship 9:45am Church School 10:30am Choir Practice 11:00am Worship 6:00pm Alien Youth Lite Mini Golf
19 7:00pm Camera Club
20 7:00am Men’s Prayer Breakfast 5:15pm Bells 6:30pm Boy Scouts
21 2:00pm YCM 6:00pm -Alien Youth 7:30pm Adult Choir rehearsal resumes
23 24 F.I.S.H.
Habitat Home Dedication
25 7:30am Praise Team rehearsal 8:45am Worship 9:45am Church School 10:30am Choir Practice 11:00am Worship 4:30pm Alien Youth Lite Scavenger Hunt
7:00pm Deacons meeting
27 28 2:00pm YCM 5:30pm Children’s Choirs resume 6:30pm -Alien Youth 7:30pm Adult Choir rehearsal
Music Camp Cont’d.
Alien Youth Lock-Down 7pm-10pm
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The Oakleaf is the monthly newsletter of the Oakland Presbyterian Church, 218 East Oakland Avenue, P.O. Box 38, Oakland, Florida 34760. Members and newcomers are invited to share Sunday Church School at 9:45 a.m. and Worship at 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. • Office phone 407-656-4452
Fax 407-656-8201. You’re always welcome at Oakland Presbyterian. For more information please visit our web site: www.oaklandpres.org.
OAKLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH P.O. BOX 38 OAKLAND, FL 34760 SUNDAY SERVICES Worship, 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Church School, 9:45 a.m.
CHURCH STAFF Dr. Robert P. Hines, Jr. Pastor Tiffany Goggans, Director of Christian Education Julie Butler, Administrative Assistant Josh Hosseinzadeh, Youth Director Jennifer Hunt, Director of Music Diane Flagler, Organist Daphne Miller, Pianist Bonnie Litteral, Director of Children’s Choirs Laurie Templin, Director of Preschool Julie Dale, Business Manager Dan Bray, Property Manager Derek Blakeslee, Church Treasurer Peggy Lantz, Director of Bell Choir E-Mail: [email protected] www.oaklandpres.org
RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED
This mission of Oakland Presbyterian Church needs
your help. Three gentlemen are in need of some supplies to help them as they exit the prison system. Supplies specific to each man including pants, shirts, shoes, etc. are needed. If you’d like to
help with this ministry, please Contact Harmon Biehl at 407-325-8663
Or email at [email protected]
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