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From the Pastor

How well we relate to and serve God and each other determines the quality of our life and the sense of peace and happiness we feel. That's why, at Oak Arbor, our ministry is to help build healthy relationships with God, His Word and each other.

I invite you to visit us and experience our welcoming, positive and supportive environment. We are blessed with some unique tools and resources that can help you and your family along your path. Our doors are open to you.

Please don't hesitate to contact me by phone or e-mail. You are welcome here, and I hope to see you soon.

Derek Elphick, Pastor
248-652-3420 ext 101


We warmly welcome you to worship with us on Sundays at 10:30 am






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Sunday Worship

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A Deeper Meaning

Join us for two services that illustrate how Bible stories carry spiritual messages that are fully relevant to our modern daily life. Delve into the deeper meaning of two often-debated stories from Genesis to discover why these stories are important enough to be included in God's Word.

Another look at the Tower of Babel - Sunday April 27, 10:30 AM.

The Tower of Babel is a parable about the confusion and mistrust that occurs when people build themselves up as more important than others.

Another look at Noah's Ark -

Sunday May 4, 10:30 AM.

Noah's Ark is a parable about how the Lord protects us when we get flooded with overwhelming circumstances.

All are welcome to attend! Come as you are. Sunday School and nursery are provided during the service for infants through high schoolers.

A prayer group gathers after every service, and welcomes anyone to fill out a prayer request card and/or join them in prayer.

Donations in Memory of Kirk Steen

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to be sent to either of these places:

  1. The Oak Arbor Church Music Fund. Checks/donations can be sent to the church (495 Oak Arbor Circle West, Rochester MI 48306). Please make checks payable to “Oak Arbor Church” with “in memory of Kirk Steen” in the memo line.
  2. The second donation option in memory of Kirk Steen, is for the Cardiovascular Performance Clinic at Beaumont. You can click here and complete the online form: You should choose 1) "Cardiac Rehab" in the "Donation Program" field, 2) add "Cardiovascular Performance Clinic" on the "Other Program" field, and 3) type "in Memory of Kirk Steen" in the "Additional Information" field.

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Summary of Beliefs

If you would like to know more about the 'New Church' views of Christianity, you can visit our Summary of Beliefs page.  For each topic, there is an opportunity to explore more at the end of the paragraph.  If you wish to contact us about anything you read, please visit the Contact Us page to find phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

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Soles4Souls Shoe Collection

Throughout the month of May 2014.

Don’t throw those old shoes away! All conditions of shoes are accepted; nothing is trash. Soles4Souls collects old shoes and redistributes them to people in need all over the world, or uses the materials for repairs. Read more about Soles4Souls (click link).

The collection box will be in the Oak Arbor Church Foyer throughout the month of May. 

Here are the times you can drop off your shoes:

Monday-Friday 9 AM - 3 PM (school entrance),

Sundays, 9 AM - noon (church entrance). Please secure your shoes together in pairs, and make a donation (suggested $1 per pair) in the envelope to help with the delivery costs.  Large bags and rubber bands are also needed.

Thank you!

We collected over 200 pairs of shoes last year!


Ladies' Lunch

Every other month on Fridays

11:30 AM - 1 PM

Oak Arbor Church Social Hall

Next gathering: May 16th, 2014

Join us for a casual lunch, and get to know the ladies in your neighborhood. Anyone is welcome to come! Bring a salad-topper to share, everything else is provided.

Questions? Click here to send an email to the coordinator.

Click here for the flier.


Oak Arbor Church is proud to be selected "Best of Weddings" by the Knot.

The Oak Arbor staff is proud that our past brides choose us as “Best of the Knot 2011”! We take great pride in making sure that your event is one that all your guests will remember! Thanks to all our former brides who voted for us. You have a special place in our hearts!

Mandy Steen on behalf of the Oak Arbor Wedding Team

Learn More about Weddings and Receptions at Oak Arbor