GOOD NEIGHBOR GOODIE BAGS

Spread good cheer this Advent with “Good Neighbor Goodie Bags”, available at the Welcome/Formation Booth in the lobby. Grab a few and deliver them to local friends to remind them you are glad they are your neighbor and to remind ourselves to be praying for our neighbors and be present in our neighborhood.

FAIR TRADE MARKET // 11.26-12.17 // Lobby

We encourage everyone to consider how their spending affects the world. Shop after both services for Christmas gifts that come from fair trade and sustainable sources.

INDIAN CHRISTIAN EVENING // 12.16 5PM

You’re invited to the Indian Christian Evening hosted by our sister church Indian Christian Church of Sacramento. This free evening will include a message, music, drama, dance and food! Find out more at sacindianchurch.org.

ALASKA MISSION TRIP INFO MEETING // 12.17 11AM // Library (Room 205)

A small group of Oak Hillians will be returning to rural Alaska April 20–30 on a mission trip to provide for some of the needs of the Tlingit people who live in the town of Klukwan. Please attend one of our informational meetings if you are interested in participating in this trip. Find out more about the team here.

YEAR-END OFFERING // Throughout December

For our Year-End Offering this year we are continuing our focus on debt reduction. Specifically, we are attempting to lower our monthly mortgage payments by completely paying off the smaller of our two loans. As is our custom, 10% of what comes in will be designated to go beyond our walls, and this year it will go towards replenishing our Disaster Relief Fund and towards helping to fund the remodel of Building E, which houses several of our ministry partners.

We encourage you to use our Giving Portal for easy, secure giving. However you give, please indicate “Year-End Offering” with your gift. We will receive this special offering December 17; however, you can give to this throughout the month of December. Thank you for your faithful giving and service to the Kingdom!

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES // 12.24 9AM, 11AM & 9PM

On Christmas Eve, we will have two different services. Our morning services at 9AM and 11AM will be a continuation of our Advent celebration, and children’s programming will be provided. That evening, come celebrate the Christ child’s arrival at our Candlelight Christmas Service at 9PM. Sorry, no children’s programming will be provided at this latter service.

We are looking for volunteers to help with our children’s programming at the 9am and 11am services. Consider serving during one service and attending the other. Contact jacquie.demontel@oakhills.org for more information.

NEW YEAR’S EVE SERVICE // 12.31 10AM

Let’s gather together as a church family for a single service as we prepare to ring in the new year!

LIFE MODEL BOOK STUDY // Begins 01.07 2:30PM // El Dorado Hills

Combine the Bible and brain science to learn critical relational skills for resilience, peace and joy through Chris Coursey’s book Transforming Fellowship: 19 Brain Skills That Build Joyful Community. Space is limited. Email Sherrill Nielsen to find out more.

MONTHLY YOUNG ADULT DINNER ROUNDS

Open to all single and married young adults! Don’t miss our monthly YA dinner rounds! Bring a side dish and take part in authentic fellowship and conversation with your peers. Watch for our next dinner, and sign up for this FREE event online so our host knows how many to expect. (Join our Facebook group for more events and updates!)

COMMUNION // Every First Sunday

Come celebrate at the table with us! All who consider themselves to be a follower of Christ are invited to participate. Children first grade and above join us for this celebration.

MISSIONAL TEAM // Every First Sunday 9AM // Library

If you have a heart for local or global missions, a love of looking for where God is at work in every day circumstances or just a desire to learn more, we’d love to have you join our Missional Team! For more information, contact Pastor Lorraine Rothenburg at lorraine.rothenburg@oakhills.org.

THE STUDIO: OPEN STUDIO // Every First Saturday 1-4PM // Room C2

Come join this creative social gathering, held every month. Bring a current project or an idea to the studio to work on and share with others. Basic art materials will be available. Feel free to bring your own materials as well!

MONTHLY COMMUNITY PRAYER // Every Second Wednesday 6PM // Room 201

Monthly Community Prayer is cancelled for the month of December. We’ll see you in the new year!

We invite you to join us in a church-wide petitionary prayer time with the pastors and Elder Board. If you need prayer or you’d like to join us as we pray for others please join us. Formerly Elder Prayer

THE STUDIO: FAMILY FLOURISH NIGHT // Every Fourth Friday 6-8PM // Room C2

An evening of creative expression geared for families. Each month a themed project will be introduced, and every member of the family will have fun working together on their projects to take home. Materials will be supplied.

ASIAN FELLOWSHIP LUNCH // Every Fourth Sunday 12:30PM // Chapel

Everyone is invited to a lunch hosted by the Asian Fellowship Group. Bring your favorite Asian dish (enough to feed a family), your friends and children to this fun gathering.

FOLSOM WINTER SHELTER

Several churches and organizations in Folsom will be hosting a winter shelter for the homeless in our community, starting December 17. Oak Hills will be hosting the sanctuary for two weeks:  January 21-27 and February 4-10. Volunteer opportunities include providing a dinner or to-go breakfast bag, welcoming guests and providing overnight supervision. For more information or to volunteer, contact Caryn Rizell, and learn more about the winter shelter here. If bringing a meal for the shelter is a value you have but the cost is a road block, please contact our Missional Living Coordinator, Emily Hooey, at emily.hooey@oakhills.org.

POWERHOUSE MEALS // Monthly

Oak Hills provides meals for the Women’s Transition Center. If you would like to participate, please bring ingredients and a recipe to drop off, or stay to cook and get to know the women there. Sign up for all or part of a meal as an individual or a group here, or go to our Groups directory under Service Teams for more information.

CAMPUS WORKDAYS

Many hands make light work. Help keep our campus beautiful and join in one of our cleanup and landscaping workdays held regularly throughout the year. If you are interested in serving, please contact Pastor Rick Leary at rick.leary@oakhills.org.

FAMILY MINISTRIES VOLUNTEERS // 2017-18 School Year

The school year is fast approaching, and Family Ministries is getting back in the swing of things! We are looking for volunteers for nursery through high school, and we’d love to have you join us! If you could serve in some capacity, we’d like to hear from you. Please contact Pastor Colleen Gray at colleen.gray@oakhills.org.

COMMUNION PREPARATION TEAM // Ongoing

We need volunteers for this very important behind-the-scenes ministry. The commitment would be once every 2-3 months and/or special events and would include coming in for a couple of hours the week of service to fill cups, cube bread and set up communion. Interested? Please contact Chris Johnson at chris.johnson@oakhills.org.

WELCOME TEAM // Ongoing

Do you love making people feel welcome? Do you have an eye for details, or a gift for hospitality? The Welcome Team needs new team members for the 11:00 services. The commitment is once or twice a month, and involves coming half an hour before the service to get ready. If you are interested, contact Pastor Lorraine Rothenburg at lorraine.rothenburg@oakhills.org.

COFFEE BAR VOLUNTEERS // Ongoing

Who isn’t a little happier with some caffeine in their veins? Help spread the joy with a warm smile and hot cup of joe! The OHC baristas serve before both services Sunday mornings. Interested in learning more about this fun hospitality ministry? Contact Terry McTague at mctaguept@gmail.com.

INSIGHT MEALS // Ongoing

If you have a heart to serve in the youth ministry but are not able to commit on a consistent basis, the Family Ministry team would love for you to consider bringing a light meal (or two) to a Sunday evening youth group. Having a meal together is a great time to strengthen relationships and build community. If you are interested, please CLICK HERE to sign up. For more information, please contact Jacquie deMontel at jacquie.demontel@oakhills.org.

SUNDAY MORNING SNACKS // Ongoing

We invite the congregation to bring a Sunday morning snack between services to the back of the auditorium and spend time in fellowship with one another. If you are willing and able, please bring a snack to share from time to time – muffins, cookies, fruit, veggies or whatever else you desire! This is a wonderful time to have a snack and spend leisurely time enjoying one another as a church family.

TECH TEAM // Ongoing

Interested in sound, lighting, multimedia or video? The Tech Team would love to teach you how to operate these fun, technical and highly important positions during our services. Talk to Pastor Manuel or email him at manuel.luz@oakhills.org

JOIN A TEAM // Ongoing

Our Green Team (responsible for the landscaping on our campus), Tech Team (the sound, video, lighting, and multimedia techs who run our services), and Welcome Team (those smiley-faced people at the door on Sunday mornings) are currently looking for some new members to join and make their mark on team Oak Hills.

There are plenty of options of times & places to serve. Contact Lorraine at lorraine.rothenburg@oakhills.org for interest & information.

TWIN LAKES FOOD BANK // Ongoing

Our ministry partner is looking for new volunteers or groups to help sort & organize food drives. This is a great opportunity to serve our community & share the love of Christ. Contact tammy@twinlakesfoodbank.org to sign up.

LORD’S LAND // 01.12-01.15 // Mendocino

This retreat for high schoolers and young adults is a rich time of fellowship, fun and intention. Get away from the craziness of life and spend time in an amazing place with amazing people focusing on our relationships with God. Cost is $165 per person with early bird pricing until December 20. Limited scholarships available. Get more details and register here.

INTERSECTIONS: FAITH & THE ARTS CONFERENCE // 02.17 8:30AM-12:30PM

Artists of Faith all around the northern California area are doing creatively amazing things. Come to Intersections to find out who is out there and what they are doing and to share what you are up to, as well. We hope that Intersections will encourage, challenge and connect you more deeply in art and in life. Register here.

ALASKA MISSION TRIP // 04.20-04.30

A small group of Oak Hillians will be returning to rural Alaska this year on a mission trip to provide for some of the needs of the Tlingit people who live in the town of Klukwan. Find out more here.