Sharing the Journey
Are you ready for Easter? How do you plan to celebrate Easter? Let us examine our lives
as we prepare for Easter this year. Do you need peace and victory in your life now? The
Lord has promised to supply all our needs and to give us victory as we trust in Him.
You are invited to participate in several special celebrations in the next few weeks at
church. The Henry County Baptist Association WMU Annual Meeting is here Tuesday,
April 9. Everyone is invited to this exciting time together. The celebration of Communion
is Sunday, April 14, Palm Sunday. The wonderful celebration of Easter is Sunday, April
21. Invite (and also pray for) family, friends, and neighbors to come to church with you.
Share one of the special brochures with people you meet. You will find these brochures
available at church on the foyer table.
The Lord is at work bringing good out of evil, light out of darkness, joy out of pain, order
out of chaos, and life out of death. What do you need Jesus Christ to do in your life
today? Trust Him to provide your needs today. Take time to pray for others who need
Jesus Christ to transform their lives now. You will have the opportunity to witness to
others this Easter season. You can tell others your Christian testimony as you meet them.
Be alert to people who have no hope and peace in their lives. Many people have no
purpose and real joy today.
Please take time to read these Bible verses then reach out to help others whenever you
have the opportunity.
1. Believe God and His Word – Romans 5:1, 15:13;
2. Live by the power of the Holy Spirit – Galatians 5:16, 22-23;
3. With the help of God, always do what is right – Romans 14:17.
It will make a difference in a life this Easter as you share the good news of Jesus Christ
as often as you can.
Remember to begin praying now for VBS, June 2-6. Pause often to pray for the children
and teachers who will come to VBS. How will the Lord guide and convict you to help in
VBS this year?
Thank you for being faithful to serve the Lord in the ministry of OLBC.
Praise the Lord – Jesus is Risen!
With Hope and Peace,
FOCUS ON WMU
WMU Meetings & News
Tuesday – April 23– 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday – May 21– 6:30 p.m.
HCBA WMU ANNUAL MEETING
Everyone is invited to attend. The HCBA Annual WMU meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Oak Level Baptist Church and co-hosted by New Vision Baptist Church. Registration and refreshments begin at 5:15 p.m. The program will start at 6:15 p.m. with music. Special guest speaker will be Roberta Damon, who is a writer and speaker. She holds a doctorate in marriage and family counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Her career includes missionary service in South Brazil, thirty years of counseling at First Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, and a time of serving on staff at the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Her books will be available for purchase at the meeting.
CrossRoads is dedicated to providing a quality camping experience for campers ages 9-17 from all types of backgrounds. Every summer, boys and girls get to experience high ropes course, giant swing, rock faces, finger darts, and more all while being in a safe environment. CrossRoads summer staff are passionate about sharing Christ's love and message with campers. They were founded over 30 years ago by the Woman's Missionary Union of Virginia with a vision of offering missions centered camping for girls. CrossRoads is proud to continue that vision through one week of camp during the summer designed especially for girls while continuing to focus on missions. We also offer several weeks of coed camp. The camp dates run from June 10 through July 13. They host missionaries during the summer, collect a missions offering, and attempt to integrate times where campers can learn about God's love for them. Many are called to accept the Gospel or call to ministry. The cost for registration is $375. This is allinclusive and includes a themed Summer Camp T-shirt. The link to register is below: http://www.crossroadscamp.com/summercamp/ parent-info/forms-registration
STANDING ROCK SEWING PROJECTRA FAMILY WEEKEND
MARKET BAGS/ VINYL TOTES
Oak Level’s WMU is
collecting String Backpacks
for children and Market
Bags and/or Totes for the
women of Standing Rock
Indian Reservation. Please help us by providing one or
more of these items by Sunday, June 30th. A team of
volunteers will be going to Standing Rock in July to
minister to the Native Americans and hand out the
backpacks and market bags.
A pattern for backpacks is available, but purchased
backpacks are inexpensive and acceptable. They are
requesting a nice bag for women to carry groceries
and other items when shopping. Please click the link
below to find a video for a Market Bag made of
laminated vinyl, with strong handles and a wide flat
STATE RA RACE
MAY 31-JUNE 1, 2019
The cost is $50 per person. This will include ticket
for Kings Dominion, Program, Music, and State Royal
Ambassador Race. You can register online at
https://wmuv.org/RAevent. Contact Donna Winebarger if
you need additional information.
CBF Global Missions Offering
OLBC 2019 Goal: $2,000
Received to Date: $680
"Seeking Transformational Development"
Special offering emphasis will be
May 12 – 19, 2019
CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING
The Church Council will meet Wednesday, April 3rd,
at 5:30 p.m. Come prepared to plan events for the
church calendar through September 2019. Those on
the church council include: Pastor, Deacons
Chairperson, Music Director, Stewardship
Chairperson, Sunday School Director, WMU Director,
and Youth Coordinating Chairperson. Other
committee chairpersons are encouraged to attend if
they have items to add to the calendar.
Easter Egg Hunt
Oak Level Baptist Church will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. All children are invited to come and enjoy game and fun! Prizes will be awarded for each age group. Your help is needed with Easter candy. Please bring candy and put in the box located in the church foyer by Sunday, April 7.
Easter Sunrise Service
Join us as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus at an Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 21st. Sunrise Service starts at 7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast to follow Sunday School starts at 9:45 a.m. Worship Service starts at 11:00 a.m.
HCBA SUNDAY SCHOOL TRAINING
The Henry County Baptist Association is sponsoring
Sunday School Leadership Training with Tony Brooks,
Sunday School Specialist with the BGAV. All Sunday
School directors, teachers, co-teachers, and helpers
are encouraged to attend on Saturday, April 27th at
Starling Avenue Baptist Church from 9:00 – 11:00
a.m. Register with the HCBA office by Thursday,
April 18th by calling 638-2951 or email at
DO YOU HAVE ANYONE
If you know someone that is graduating
from high school or college this year,
please call the Church Office at 276-629-7973 to
give your information or email the church at
firstname.lastname@example.org by April 28th. Graduates will be
recognized during the worship service on Sunday, May
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 2nd.
The theme for 2019 is LOVE ONE ANOTHER. The
theme comes from the words of Jesus in John 13:34,
“Love one another. Just as I have loved you.” This is a
day we as Americans and Christians come corporately
to pray for our nation and its leaders. Pray God will
move in a mighty way in the life of our nation and in
our lives. There will be several venues that day around
the area to participate. There is a flyer on the
bulletin board in the Sunday School hallway with a list
of venues and times.
There will be training for all volunteers for OIAM on
Saturday, May 4th from 10 am until noon at the
Henry County Baptist Association on King’s Mountain
CHILDREN’S CRAFT DAY
SATURDAY, MAY 4
All children and youth are invited to join us as we
make a craft. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall.
Adult volunteers are needed! See Missy Thompson if
you can help!
Happy Mother's Day - May 12
CHILDREN’S DEVOTION AND LUNCH
SUNDAY, MAY 19
All children, youth, parents, and church family are
invited to stay after church for a brief devotional
time. We will then head to The Sirloin House for lunch
(Dutch treat) around 1:00 PM.
OAK LEVEL OLYMPICS
Vacation Bible School will be held Sunday, June 2
through Thursday, June 6. Registration will begin
on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. and VBS will start each
evening at 6:30 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. There will be
crafts, music, and Bible lessons about Paul’s
missionary journeys. The van will be available for
anyone that needs transportation. There will be a
meal provided each evening. Thursday night will be
Family Night with a cookout and presentation of the
certificates. Please contact Missy Thompson if you
can help with food, teach, or if you need more
information. A planning meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, April 4th, at 6:30 p.m. if you are
interested in helping with this year’s VBS.
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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