Western Oaks Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
WOCC WHIZ KIDS NEEDS YOUR HELP! Itís again time to begin plans for our Whiz Kids program with West-ern Oaks Elementary School! We are in DESPARATE need of tutors, administrative assistance, and helpers! This will be our third year for this awesome program, and I hope we can continue for the coming 2017-2018 school year. PLEASE prayerfully think about volunteering! I promise that you will be doing a GREAT service to these children and you will feel hon-ored and proud for what you give to the kids who REALLY need our help learning to read, sharpening their manners and how to feel self-fulfilled! We meet every Monday (except when school is out) from 3:00-5:15pm beginning in September and ending in May. Please spread the word to your family and friends outside of our church! We need anyone who is available to help! A meeting will be scheduled in late August for all volunteers to discuss our plans for the year. Please contact Cathy Routon, 405-641-4567 if you are willing to volunteer! Thank you for your consideration and participation!!!
Disciples Women Fellowship
Disciples Women had a great initial meeting on Thursday, August 10, 2017!!! The group decided to make plastic sack mats as our mission project. The mats, which will help protect bedding from the ground, will be given to Homeless Alliance to distribute to those in need. In order to make more mats, the women need plastic shopping bags. You can leave bags in the office or give them to Julia. Thanks for your help
SAVE THE DAY
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. -- 2 p.m.
WOCC will again host a health fair this year. OBI will be here for blood donations, the Caring Van will give immunizations for children 18 months to 18 years, and Walgreens will give flu vaccines. There will be approximately 25 health/wellness organizations here to benefit our congregation and the surrounding community. You can help in promoting the health fair by telling friends and neighbors.
Children and Youth News
See Western Oaks Children and Youth website here: www.woccyouth.org
Bridge for Fun
Come and enjoy cards and good fellowship. Meetings will be 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. in Room 117.
The next Christian Men's Fellowship breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at The Olde Orchard Restaurant, 7339 NW 23rd St, Bethany, OK.
Come join us for a great meal and great fellowship. All church men are invited. Bring a guest! Our meetings are held the first Saturday of each month, except there will be NO meetings in July, August and September. For more information about CMF contact John Trivette (782-0994). We look forward to seeing you there.
Sewing and Service Projects ladies will meet on Tuesdays, which are not business and luncheon meetings, at 9:30 a.m. Business/luncheon meetings are normally the second Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.
The next Business/luncheon meeting will be Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Western Oaks Christian Church at 10:00 a.m. Our speaker will be from Citizens Caring for Children, the organization that receives the quilts we make. They will share with us the services they provide to the community and how many children they presently serve each month. Invite a friend to attend with you that day. We would love to have some fresh faces at our Tuesday morning meetings. You do NOT need to be a seamstress to work. You can mark squares for cutting, cut squares for the quilt tops, tie quilt tops (using needle and embroidery floss), or pour a cup of coffee or tea and visit for a while.
2016-2017 Officers: Betty Singleton, President; Judy Walker, 1st Vice-President; Linda Patzak, Secretary; Terry Speirer, Treasurer; Ginny Johnson, Worship/Study; Barbara Gardner & Charli Meador, Service; Eunice Lassiter, Calling Committee; Charlene Majetic, Coffee Fellowship Coordinator; Barbara Campbell, Sunshine Coordinator.
Caring and Sharing Group
The next Caring and Sharing meeting will be on Sunday, August 20th, 2017. The regular Caring and Sharing meetings are on the third Sunday of each month.
Fellowship get-togethers are on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at various local restaurants, usually at 5:00 p.m.
Eat Out Program Dates:
Wednesday, August 9th, 5:00 p.m., Swadley's, 4000 N Rockwell, Bethany
Wednesday, August 23rd, 5:00 p.m., Food Factory, 7461 NW 23rd, Bethany
Please contact Margo Thein at (405)947-1873 or Charlene Majetic at (405)830-2281 for information about where we will be eating.
The Caring and Sharing grief support group is offering to be a Prayer Chain for WOCC. If you have a sudden, unexpected, or special need for prayer please contact Dorothy Uhl, 942-4836, and your prayer request will be circulated through the Caring and Sharing membership. This Prayer Chain will be in addition to the Elder's prayers and Prayer Requests listed in the bulletin and Oakbridge. We hope this will be an additional touch of the Spirit within WOCC. God bless.
If you have lost a loved one please feel free and especially invited to attend our monthly meeting on the third Sunday of the month. We meet at 4:00 p.m. for one hour and have programs of interest pertaining to grief and the active continuance of life without our loved ones. We offer fellowship, Christian love, and a safe place to share our personal grief, support one another as we progress through the sad journey of death, AND we even laugh a lot.
Remember, no RSVP's are required for meetings or dinners.
Regular rehearsals will be on Wednesdays at the Church from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. All who are interested in singing with the choir are welcome to attend. Contact Ron Manning if you have any questions. Nursery service will be provided to accommodate parents with young children.
Junior Choir Rehearsals, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
A Message from Ron
Thereís nothing that stirs my heart and mind like singing the great hymns of the church! The Music Department is now preparing timeless and new music to focus our hearts and minds on Godís greatest gift to us, Jesus Christ. Our music and prayers are our expressions of love and thankfulness in response to this timeless gift.
Revised Constitution and Revised By-Laws
The revised Constitution and By-Laws were presented for congregational approval at both services June 18, 2017, and were approved. These documents are available in the church office.
Phone: 405-789-8812, FAX: 405-789-8814