Calling all singers and musicians!!!
Calling all singers and musicians!!!
During a special service time at 10:30
am at Homecoming, September 30,
we invite you to sing, play an
instrument, or simply reflect on how
OLBC has impacted your life through the years. Call
or email the church office at 276-629-7973 or
email@example.com to let us know if you are willing to
THE HOLY SPIRIT BIBLE STUDY
Beginning in September, there will be a study entitled
“The Holy Spirit” written by Billy Graham and will be
led by Pastor Joe. This book will open your eyes anew
to see how the Spirit can transform your life and give
you the power "to be truly good" and "to live
victoriously." You can join this study on Wednesday
evening or during the NEW 11:00 AM Wednesday PTS.
If you would like a book, please let Pastor Joe know.
Children & Youth
New Year Kick-Off
Saturday, August 18
Kindergarten – 12th Grade
Children and youth are invited
to come to the church
and enjoy hot dogs, popcorn,
sundaes, games, and fun fellowship!
NEW CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROGRAM
On Thursday evenings beginning August 23 from 6-7
PM, there will be new children and youth programs lead
by Missy Thompson who will work with Oak Level
Beginners in Christ (kindergarten – 5th grade) and Chuck
LaBounty with the Youth in Christ (6 – 12 grade). Van
transportation will be provided. When there is a
Thursday holiday or when either Henry County or
Franklin County schools are closed due to inclement
weather, we will not meet. There will also be no
meetings on December 20 or December 27. If you
would like to volunteer to help with this ministry, please
contact Missy or Chuck.
POOR MAN LUNCH FUNDRAISER
Immediately following the worship service on Sunday,
September 16, the Youth Coordinating Committee is
sponsoring a lunch to raise funds for a grill and other
fall events coming up. The meal includes pinto beans,
cabbage, fatback, fried potatoes, slaw, cornbread,
dessert, and drink. The cost is $6.00.
This year we have a unique
opportunity to see and hear
how God used an Operation
Christmas Child shoebox in
the life of one of it
recipients. Irina Creek was
born in the former Soviet
Union and was placed in an
orphanage. When she was 10 years old, she received
an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. A year later
she was adopted by a family in South Carolina. Irina
will be speaking at First Baptist Church, Collinsville
on Friday, August 27, at 7:00 pm. Please RSVP by
August 12th to the FBC, Collinsville church office at
647-3774 if you plan to attend. Light refreshments
will be served.
Come Join the Ladies of the Horne Home
For their Annual Rock/Walk-A-Thon!
Saturday, September 15
418 Mulberry Road
10 a.m. - Noon
Sponsored by: The Henry County Baptist Association
Proceeds support Horne Home maintenance &
Horne Home Services
are provided through HopeTree
Family Services Developmental Disabilities Ministry.
CBFVA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Broadus Memorial Baptist Church,
Make plans now to participate in this year’s CBFVA
General Assembly. The theme for 2018-2019 is
Seeking Transformation. Mark Tidsworth, President
of Pinnacle Leadership Associates, will be the keynote
speaker. Mark is a frequent speaker, leadership
coach, and congregational consultant. Mark your
calendar now so you can engage in this time of
learning, interaction, fellowship, and sharing. Stay
tuned for additional details. Online registration opens
On Sunday, September
30, 2018, Oak Level
Baptist Church will
celebrate a Homecoming
service, beginning with a
special service at 10:30
am (no Sunday School)
and followed by the
regular service at 11:00
am. A covered dish luncheon will follow the worship
service in the fellowship hall.
Rev. Doug Ramsey will be the guest speaker. He is a
graduate of Bassett High School, Wake Forest
University, and the Seminary Extension Dept. of the
SBC with a diploma in Pastoral Ministries. He is
married to Sandra Richardson Ramsey. They have a
daughter Deandra who lives in Northern Virginia.
Doug retired from Hillcrest in 2010, after serving
over 23 years and has served as Interim Pastor at
Grace Baptist Church in Stuart, Henry Baptist Church
in Henry, and Woodlawn Baptist Church in Danville. He
is currently serving as Interim Pastor at Hillcrest
Baptist Church where he began his ministry 31 years
FOCUS ON WMU
WMU Meetings & News
Tuesday – August 28 – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday - September 25 – 6:30 p.m.
In June, the WMU of OLBC sponsored a Baby Bottle
Boomerang fundraiser to help support the Pregnancy
Center of MHC. The church collected $336.83 that
was donated to the Center.
In July, you had an opportunity to purchase resources
for the Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School located in
the midst of three housing projects in downtown
Richmond. OLBC collected several boxes of supplies to
be sent to the school.
Thank you for your faithfulness in giving to missions in
and around the state of Virginia.
September 14-16, 2018
CrossRoads Camp and Conference Center
An Event for girls - middleschoolers and
highschoolers and their leaders!
Check it out on the WMUV website: wmuv.org/events/Shine2018
Nov. 2-3 and 3-4, 2018
Eagle Eyrie Conference Center
Be sure to register for the Women's Get-Away in
November. The theme for this year is JUST US
WOMEN: TAKING IT TO HEART. The Women's
Get-Away is WMUV's annual event for women and
attended by women who come for inspiration,
fellowship and equipping for ministry and missions!
The link to register is http://wmuv.org/getaway.
Alma Hunt for Virginia Missions
September 17-23, 2018
Our scripture passage as we focus on our
work together is found in 1 John 3:18 which says,
"Dear children let us not love with words or
speech but with actions and in truth." In other
words, we are admonished to be love.
Virginia Baptist churches continue in its
legacy of meeting human needs and sharing
Christ. Our prayers, offerings and involvement
together continue to result in transformed lives.
New churches, disaster relief responses,
missions education, after school ministries,
summer camps, advocacy ministries with
refugees are just some of the ways in which
Virginia Baptists are being love.
In Virginia Baptist life, we know the name
of the late Alma Hunt as a national and
international champion for missions hailing from
the Rosalind Hills Baptist Church, Roanoke. We
proudly call our state missions offering by her
name as it serves to propel us on to greater works
for Christ! As I have the privilege to travel the
state and to see many of you in your churches, at
associational meetings and events, I know that
you champion the cause of missions many times
as unsung she-roes. As you promote the Alma
Hunt Offering, remember that we stand as colaborers
together with God who knows your
Let's celebrate state missions September
17 - 23, 2018 and throughout the year!
Remember that Christ followers are called to be
love. Gifts to the Alma Hunt Offering help us to
love together as we live out the Great
Commission and the Great Commandment in
actions and in truth.
Dr. Valerie D. Carter
WMUV Executive Director/Treasurer
(Article from WMUV E-News July 2018 Used with permission)
CBF Offering for Global Missions
OLBC 2018 Goal - $2,000.00
Received To Date - $1,236.00
SCHOOL CLOSINGS FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER
The Wednesday evening service is NO LONGER tied to the notice of schools closing for inclement weather. The church office will send out an email IF there has been a decision to cancel Wednesday services or you can call the office or a deacon to verify the cancellation. For announcements concerning Sunday Morning Services, listen to B99 FM radio or watch TV Stations, WDBJ, Channel 7 or WSLS, Channel 10, for possible church cancellations.
THE GRACE NETWORK OF MHC
OLBC is just one of over one hundred congregations
and other groups that partner with Grace Network to
help families in crisis in Martinsville and Henry
County. “Grace Network strives to give short-term
assistance and to help find long-term solutions.” Each
month we can help needy families by giving nonperishable
food items, toiletries, cleaning supplies,
and paper products. Check out the church bulletin to
see what OLBC has pledged to give. You can be a part
of this ongoing mission when you donate to this
worthy cause. Visit their website at www.gracenetworkmhc.org to learn more.
Sharing the Love
Each week our folks are visiting friends throughout the community to let them know we love and care for them. Sometimes it is to sit and pray with someone suffering from injury or illness and unable to get out. At other times it's to get to know neighbors in the area and to introduce them to the ministries of Oak Level, if they do not have a church home of their own. In every instance it is another opportunity to go in the name of Jesus in order to be an ambassador of love. If you have never experienced the joy of visiting others or meeting new friends in this way, please know that you are more than welcome to join us. Visitation times are flexible according to your schedule, and there are plenty of folks that you already know who would be honored to go with you. Contact any deacon or the pastor for more information.
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