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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

DElphick@oakarbor.org

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday Worship

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Worship Services
Sundays at 10:30 AM
All are welcome!

Come as you are and hear an uplifting and relevant message to help you through your week. Nursery and Sunday School are provided for children through high school age (September through June). Coffee served before the service in the church foyer, and afterwards in the social hall.

 

Livestreaming

Our Sunday Services are livestreamed to the Oak Arbor Church Facebook page each week. Watch them live starting at 10:30 AM, or watch any archived service later from our video files.

 

Church this Sunday

October 14th, 10:30 AM

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8).  Imagine trying to watch a movie at the theater without the soundtrack or listening to the soundtrack but seeing no picture.  Imagine smelling bread fresh from the oven but being denied a slice of it. Only when all our senses are engaged do we experience the fullness and richness of life.  The same is true of our spiritual lives - all our “senses” need to be engaged if we are to properly discern between good and evil.  Since we’re spiritual beings living (temporarily) in natural bodies, every thought and feeling we have contains a certain “look,” “sound,” “taste,” and “smell.”  We even have language for this - “I see what you’re saying,” or “that stinks” or “that’s sweet” or “I like the sound of that.”  We will explore the fascinating phenomenon of delights with the goal of seeing how the Lord in His Word helps us refine our tastes and sensibilities so that we experience more of heaven’s delights and our “joy may be full” (John 15:11).

 

 

Wednesday Classes

(next class Oct. 17th)

On Wednesdays at 7 PM in the Oak Arbor Church Conference Room, our pastor will rotate between two classes. One week we’ll watch an episode of offTheLeftEye, an online show that showcases distinctive New Church doctrinal topics in creative and entertaining ways, followed by a discussion. The next week we’ll watch an episode of Spirit and Life, an online Bible Study class with each episode brilliantly tackling a biblical theme or topic, followed by a discussion.

Watching these shows together with a chance for discussion afterwards is an important way to solidify our faith since “we can gain a perception of something from listening, but it does not stick unless we also think about it and ask questions” (see CL 183:2). Come as often as you'd like, and bring a friend!  

Upcoming Classes: (All Wednesdays at 7pm)

Spirit and Life: Oct. 17th  

offTheLeftEye: Oct. 24th

No Class October 31st

Spirit and Life: Nov. 7th

For a complete list of dates see our calendar.

 


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Oak Arbor Visitors

First Time Visitors - To learn more about our worship services, or on the Worship button at the top of this page.

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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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A community for everyone.

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It has everything to do with your life.

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Soles4Souls

Don’t throw those old shoes away! Soles4Souls is a charity that distributes used footwear to people in need all over the world, or uses the materials for repairs. All conditions of shoes are accepted; nothing is trash!

The collection box is in the church lobby from September 23rd until October 21st, 2018. You can drop off your shoes on weekdays, 8:30 AM - 3 PM (school entrance) or on Sunday mornings.

Please secure your shoes together in pairs, and make a donation (suggested $1 per pair) in the envelope to help with the delivery costs. Thank you!

For more information on this and other community service events, please visit our Outreach page.

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Mindful Moms

 

 

We are excited to invite ALL MOMS to Oak Arbors’ Mindful Moms Group (whether or not you have young children). Our meetings will be the first Wednesday of every Month from 9:30 - 11 AM. Enjoy coffee in our lovely space while your tot plays.

Our next gathering will be on Wednesday, November 7th, 9:30 - 11:00 AM.

For more information and a full list of dates, please visit the Mindful Moms Webpage

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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

 
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