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December 14th, 2023

Mission Statement

We will be the body of Christ in our Community by Connecting with God, Growing in Discipleship, and Serving the World.

Next Sermon for December 17th

This past Sunday Pastor Britney shared a fresh perspective on the story of the annunciation as she connected Mary’s story with the lighting the second Advent candle, the candle of peace, to the times in our lives when we feel anything but peace. Pastor Britney’s sermon caused me to ask myself where do I see God in the places in my life and in the world that lack peace? And, in these times, how can we as a faith community reflect the peace of Christ to one another and our neighbors.

Where are you experiencing the peace of Christ?

Where do you need to experience the peace of Christ?  

My prayer is that we find the peace of Christ in the times and places that we need it most.

Grace & Peace,


Hello, dear Church - 


We have finished out our first year of young adult ministry with The O.G.'s Christmas party! We had four new people join us for games and food. It's amazing to see what the Holy Spirit has done with this ministry in just three short months! We are so excited to see what God will do in 2024. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your support. Please keep praying for us and for our next year. And to our "OG's," thank y'all for showing up and not just attending, but inviting others and each other to join what we are doing! We will meet again on January 9th! As always, please let me know any ideas or questions you have. Happy Christmas!



Pastor Britney

Advent Candle Lighters

Oak Grove Church Family....

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Traditional Worship Service:

Sunday at 8:30 a.m. in

the Sanctuary.

Non-traditional Worship Service:

Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in

Whitehurst Hall.

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If you would like to be more involved, please consider volunteering for

needs during our 11:00 a.m. worship service.

I am excited to share an update from our preschool & Kindergarten children, who had their performances at Birthday Party for Jesus this week!

With great enthusiasm, they retold the Nativity story. Their smiles, enthusiasm, and sweet singing voices warmed our hearts.

In the midst of the busyness and festivities of this season, may we pause, reflect, and allow the true meaning of Christmas to shine brightly in our lives.

On behalf of Oak Grove United Methodist Church, I want to thank all the teachers, parents, congregation members, and volunteers who have worked many hours to make this event a success.

Wishing you all a blessed week!

In Christ,

Mandy Midgett

Please join us for

Cross Trainers

Sunday School at 9:45 am


Small Group at 5:30 pm each Sunday!

This Sunday in church, we celebrate the 3rd Sunday of Advent. Come out and worship at 8:30 or 11:00, as we prepare our hearts for the coming of the Messiah! The sermon scripture is Luke 1:46-55 and is titled "When Light Shines".


Here are the Youth announcements for this week.

Middle School - "IGNITE" @ 9:45 am - Sunday School is following the Grinch story. They recently decided on the "IGNITE" name for this group and their goal is to IGNITE a relationship with Him that will endure! Chad and Matt are leading!


High School - "Cross Trainers" @ 9:45 am - Noah will be leading this week. 


Sunday Night Pizza Party & Activity/Game night Dec 17th  - Will begin when we return from Caroling, around 6:00pm Sunday night. There is no Sunday school or Youth group on Christmas Eve.


Christmas Play - 5:30 Saturday, December 16th in Whitehurst Hall. "Coming Home" is a Christmas drama about love and forgiveness. Cookie Heaven will be open beginning at 4:30 and again after the play, if there are cookies left to be sold. 


Actors: Watch for texts from Mrs. Nancy for rehearsal times and other important play information. 

Youth: Please let Roger know via asap how many tickets you have sold. Be sure to bring all money and unsold tickets on Saturday. 


Youth: This is an opportunity for you to earn mission credit.  We need non-cast volunteers to help serve, starting at 4:30 and clean up after the play. Please wear black pants (or dark brown) and a "Christmas Green" top (or white). You will earn a credit if you help serve and clean up.  


All: Please consider providing Stouffers Mac & Cheese needed for part of the dinner served during the play - Below is the link and detail about what kind is requested.


We need volunteer Cookie bakers for Cookie Heaven - Below is a link to sign up to bake 3 dozen cookies for the Cookie Heaven. Boxes of cookies will be for sale for $12 each box. They will be for sale before and after the Christmas Play on Dec 16th. Thank you in advance!

Sign up to Bake Cookies for Cookie Heaven:


Christmas Caroling - Plan to leave from Oak Grove at 3:00 pm on Sunday December 17th. We plan to visit some OG home-bound, both at home and those in nursing homes. Then, they will finish the evening with a pizza party and activities. The permission slip is attached. The Women's ministry and anyone else interested in participating, is invited to join us!


As always, please feel free to contact Pastor Amanda, Pastor Britney, Roger, Chad or any of our youth leaders, with questions or suggestions for our youth!

Oak Grove's Small Groups

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Lou Chatfield (Cheryl Kos mother),

Alex Price, Carson Rutledge,

Grace Morgan,

Michael Cennamo (nephew of Stephanie O’Bar)

Hunter (Makaylea Cortes),

Ashley Fickley (friend of Bonnie Haggert),

Kenneth Kellner and family (son of Alred and Tammy Kellner)...

And to all the unspoken prayers

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