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DISASTER RELIEF FOR CALIFORNIA FIRE VICTIMS

The massive fires in nearby Sonoma/Santa Rosa/Napa and surrounding areas have brought terrible devastation to a great number of people. It’s our desire to be a blessing to them through some emergency support. To give a monetary gift toward that, simply select “Disaster Relief Fund” when giving through our online Giving portal, text the donation amount and “disaster” to 84321 or note it in the memo line of your check. (Questions on our text-to-give option? Check out this video for more information.) Also needed are gift cards, non-perishable food items and clothing. These can be dropped off at the church office Tuesday-Thursday or brought to the lobby on Sunday. If you would like to help with organizing the food and clothing donations, contact please contact us at 916.983.0181.

INSIGHT PAINTBALL // 10.22 P 2-7PM // Meet at Church

You don’t want to miss this epic day of paintball at West Coast Adventure Park! There’s plenty of space, so invite your friends! Cost is $10 per person and includes 500 paintballs and dinner. We are also in need of drivers. Register online or send questions to jacquie.demontel@oakhills.or.

ART & SOUL GALLERY RECEPTION // 10.22 1-2:30PM // Lobby

As new art comes through our Art & Soul Gallery in the lobby you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists at a gallery reception. Our next artist will be Linda Nunes with her show Encaustic: An Ancient Art. Peruse the gallery, have some light refreshments and meet our artist at our gallery reception.

DISCOVER OAK HILLS // 10.29 11AM // Library (Room 205)

If you are new to Oak Hills or if you’ve come for a while and want to learn more about us, then this class is for you! This fast-paced class will introduce you to our pastors, what we’re all about and how to get connected. If you would like to attend, please register for this free class so we know to expect you.

CHOIR // Begins 11.01 6:30PM // Family Auditorium

If you love God and love to sing Christmas songs, please join us! For more info, please email manuel.luz@oakhills.org.

TWIN LAKES FOOD BANK DINNER AUCTION // 11.04

Come celebrate “The Art of Serving” at this annual fund raiser held here at Oak Hills for our ministry partner Twin Lakes. The event will highlight those serving others in need throughout our community and will include a catered dinner, both silent and live auctions, live music and live art. For more information and tickets visit twinlakesfoodbank.org.

MEMBERSHIP CLASS // 11.12 11AM // Library (Room 205)

Membership is a way of formally committing to a church. If you are interested in becoming a member of Oak Hills or finding out more about it then this is the class for you! Please register so we know to expect you.

GATHERING OF THE PEOPLE // 11.17 7PM // Family Auditorium

Don’t miss our annual congregational meeting and vision night, including worship, fun, dessert and forward-looking discussions about Oak Hills and the Kingdom of God. Our elders board members will also be up for induction and reaffirmation. (You must be a member to vote on our new prospective elders. Not a member but interested in finding out more? Check out our Membership Class on November 12!)

THEOLOGY OF FILM:  LUTHER // 11.19 2PM // Family Auditorium

Back by popular demand, the Film Fans (AKA, Film and Theology) Group will be viewing the movie, Luther. Join us for this fascinating presentation on our spiritual history with discussion. Please bring a snack to share!

THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE // 11.22 7PM // Main Auditorium

One of our favorite services of the year! We gather in-the-round to worship, give thanks and celebrate the Lord’s Supper.

CAPPUCCINO HOSTESS MEETINGS // 12.04

Are we really already talking about Christmas? Cappuccino Christmas is right around the corner! This women’s event for high school ladies and up is a favorite around here, and it’s a great way to extend our hospitality and the love of Jesus to women outside of our church who don’t yet know Him. This expression of hospitality is a church-wide effort—we’ll need women to sign up to hostess tables and men to sign up to be servers. This year, we’re changing some things to further uphold our hospitality and outreach values, so if you’re interested in hosting a table, it’s super important to attend one of our hostess meetings. We are also making a concerted effort to invite women from our Ministry Partner groups, as well as some of the outside groups that meet on our campus, which we are very excited about. Mark your calendars for the following dates:

Male Volunteer Registration Opens Online:  Open Now!

Hostess Meetings:  October 29 & November 5 after both services, Chapel

General Ticket Sales Open Online:  November 12

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!

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

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.

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 // 08.05, 09.30

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.

CHRISTMAS AROUND TOWNE GIFT DRIVE // Starts 11.05

Christmas Around Towne is an incredible Christmas experience for local families put on by our ministry partner Powerhouse Ministries and fellow churches in the area where they can “shop” for gifts and enjoy a holiday brunch. We will be having a gift drive for the event. Drop off unwrapped gifts in the lobby starting in November.

GATHERING OF THE PEOPLE // 11.16 // Family Auditorium

Save the date for an evening of worship, fun, dessert and forward-looking discussions about Oak Hills and the Kingdom of God. Our elders board members will be up for induction and reaffirmation; more information to come.

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.

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 Candlight Christmas Service at 9PM. Sorry, no children’s programming will be provided at this latter service.

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!