Oak Grove United Methodist Church
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
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WELCOME MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR
  

 
Welcome to the heart of Oak Grove, Oregon
  
Oak Grove United Methodist Church
  
 Connecting people with Jesus
and each other, to better our world
  
Come to Oak Grove UMC and get connected!
  
Thank you for your interest in our church. We hope our website will answer some of the questions you may have about us and that you'll decide to visit us soon!
 
Newcomers are invited to join us in our Fellowship Hall for refreshments, which are served for at least 30 minutes both before and after our 10:30am worship service each Sunday. There you're welcome to mingle with church members and ask any questions you may have about our church. If you would like, one of our members could accompany you to the service. We welcome the opportunity to tell you about all we have to offer!
 
WE ARE:
  
• A WORSHIPPING COMMUNITY
We worship together each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. Our services, which usually last about an hour, are spirited and traditional, focusing on participation through the spoken word, music, and prayer. Attendance has been averaging a little over 100 (up to 200 on special occasions such as Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday). Dress tends to be casual (it's not unusual to see shorts or t-shirts), but if you like to dress up a bit (as some of our members do), that's fine, too! Holy Communion is served once a month, usually on the first Sunday of the month, and everyone is welcome to partake.
 
• A LEARNING COMMUNITY
Click here for a flyer listing the learning opportunities, groups and other activities we're currently offering.
 
• A CARING COMMUNITY
We care about all people. We support many ministries that are in mission to our community, our country and our world, including helping to feed and clothe people who are in need locally. We strive to make the world a better place through our service and support. We also care about each other. Our "Friendly Visitors" look in on members of our congregation who are ill or homebound. We visit those who are hurting. We offer a caring heart to you. 
 
• A COMMUNITY THAT CARES ABOUT KIDS
Our youth gather, usually weekly, for fellowship, learning, and service. Sunday School classes for children ages 5-11 are available during most of our worship services (except during the summer) and childcare is available for children under age 5. Children are also always welcome in our sanctuary during worship.
 
• A MUSICAL COMMUNITY
We celebrate our Lord's gift of music with three musical groups that regularly participate in our worship services: our Chancel Choir, Chime Choir, and Praise Team. Join us and make a Joyful Noise! 
 
OUR MISSION
Our church was founded in 1907 and we believe we have a big mission to fulfill in our community and in the world at large. The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church states, "The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Local churches provide the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs." 
 
WE ARE A WARM AND CARING CHURCH AND THERE IS A PLACE FOR YOU AMONG US ... in our congregation on Sundays, in our Bible study groups, our women's groups, our youth group, our choirs, or wherever you're comfortable. Our Vision Statement is: "Christ is calling us to be real people growing an inclusive community: living, loving, learning, serving and worshipping together." We will welcome you and invite you to join us in our efforts to proclaim the love of God. 
 
Come ... join us!
 
Pictured above: Sunday worship (click here to view more photos)