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The Importance of Worship

Worship. Is there any other word that better describes the calling upon our lives as the people of ...

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HomeGroups 2014 Fall Kick-Off

September 8, 2014
HomeGroups will begin again on September 21. Our HomeGroups will encourage people in their relationships with God, each other, and those outside the group and church. The groups will study God’s Word with lively discussion and be challenged to apply the Bible to daily life. It is a fact that ...

From Pastor Jim, Sept 3

September 8, 2014
How Love WorksLove is a verb more than it’s a noun. Love cares . . . it clothes and feeds and prays. Love speaks words of encouragement to those bearing heavy loads. Love sits silently beside those who are grieving. Love displays Jesus to the world.   A couple of weeks ago, we hosted ...

Louisiana Mission Trip 2014

August 20, 2014
The humidity was high, the air was hot, and God was at work in the lives of our students. The mission trip to Louisiana this summer was incredible. Our students stepped up to lead like never before. Each student played a major role in the renovation of a Boys and Girls club by painting, cleaning, ...

From Pastor Jim, August 6

August 6, 2014
LOUISIANA MISSION TRIP I want to especially thank those of you who are praying for our mission team in Madisonville, LA. It’s only the end of the first day and I’m so impressed with the commitment of the adults and teenagers who make up the team from Oak View. And I’m reminded of ...

From Pastor Jim, July 23

July 23, 2014
STUDENT CAMP STORIES If you missed Sunday night’s service, you missed hearing 30+ testimonies of what God did in the hearts and lives of our students during camp last week. I don’t know that I’ve ever been at a reflections service where virtually every kid and counselor spoke. ...

Preteen Camp 2014 Recap

July 9, 2014
This year we took 48 children and 7 shepherds to preteen camp at Mt. Lebanon. It was an amazing week! The children were so well behaved and really got along with each other. Everyone supported each other and grew in God’s understanding and love. God was truly at camp this year.   Each ...

From Pastor Jim, July 9

July 9, 2014
THE EXCITEMENT OF NEW FACESOver the last few weeks, I have mentioned on several occasions that we have had many families visiting our church. We are excited to see these families coming, and we really want you, as a member of Oak View, to do your part to help these families to feel welcomed and a ...

From Pastor Jim, June 25

June 25, 2014
F.A.Q. II: Questions about ChristianityThis past Sunday I kicked off my summer series “Frequently Asked Questions” with a message on the problem of evil and suffering. All of us who follow Christ will have questions about God, the church, the Bible and faith. God is not threatened or ...

Men's Camping Trip Recap

June 13, 2014
Twenty seven guys participated in the Oak View camping and fishing trip at Cedar Hill State Park. The group had an awesome time! Friday evening we enjoyed fellowship around the campfire and roasted marshmallows. On Saturday, some of the guys took boat rides around Joe Pool Lake. Our group caught ...

From Pastor Jim, June 13

June 13, 2014
PRAYING FOR THE HURTINGEvery week we receive numerous prayer requests from all kinds of difficult situations. Most of them involve health problems, but often time we’re asked to pray for marriages, parent-child conflicts and for people suffering with depression. Scripture clearly commands ...
 
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