Oak Leaves Blog

  • New Church Office Hours

    by Gary Ingram

    Effective Monday June 12 the church office schedule is: Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Session has approved a motion from the Personnel Committee to change our office hours to better meet the needs of the church and the staff. There is no change in the number of hours staff are working for […]

    New Officers Ordained and Installed

    by Gary Ingram

    On May 21, a new class of deacons and elders was ordained and installed at the 10:15 am service. Thank you for answering God’s call to help lead our congregation! You can see all the current officers here: Session Deacons Trustees Is God calling you? You don’t need to wait ’till next year’s elections—here’s a list of […]

    Weekly Reflection: Abide in Me

    by Maureen Paterson

    Distracted by sounds and sights, overwhelmed by demands and worries, tempted by desires and wants, we bear the fruit of our own lives. Fruits of jealousy, pride, selfishness. Seeking approval from a world far removed from You, we stumble and fall. Find ourselves, uprooted, alone, humbled. Lost in our own world, withering without your presence. […]

    Weekly Reflection: Living Stones

    by Maureen Paterson

    Stones, thrown at one another in anger and fear. Hurled with bitterness and disgust, creating an avalanche of hurt, pain and brokenness. Burying others with shame, self-doubt, and insecurity. Stones, of judgement, prejudice, and hatred, stacked up. Creating a wall of injustice, division and intolerance. Stones, of regret, crippling, paralyzing, weighing us down. Yet, you […]

    Gently-Used or New Women’s Clothing Needed

    by Gary Ingram

    As you are bringing out your warmer-weather clothes, please consider the opportunity to help women transitioning from prison to the community at the Bo Robinson Transitional Center in Trenton, by providing clothing for their new life. Please bring only women’s clothing, in very good condition – like you would give to a friend. The women […]

    Session Highlights – May 2017

    by Tina Bramel

    Session examined and welcomed the new elders, trustees and deacons who are starting their terms this month. Dennis announced the Council and Committee Leadership assignments for 2017-2018. Dennis thanked the seven outgoing elders for their dedication and service to our church. Upon recommendation from the Personnel Council, Session voted to authorize a change in the […]

    Youth & Young Adult Committee Scholarships Available – Apply by May 31

    by Gary Ingram

    The Youth and Young Adult Committee administrates a number of scholarship funds.  These scholarships are generally available to upperclass or graduate level students in the helping professions such as the pastorate, social work, Christian education, psychology, psychiatry, medicine, nursing, law, and rehabilitation counseling. Applications are due May 31, 2017.  Click here to view/download an application. […]

    Church Office News

    by Gary Ingram

    On June 7, after 30 years of service to our church, Pam Smith will be retiring. Although it will be impossible to “replace” Pam, we do need to hire someone to continue her work supporting the church operation. The candidate we are seeking should be proficient in Word, Excel, Publisher and Servant Keeper, be detailed […]