While summer is traditionally a time to wind down, Oakwood United Methodist Church is winding up for a season jam packed with events and activities for all ages.
Kicking off this month, Pastor Richard Boatman will be leading a free six-week series focusing on Kansas-based Rev. Adam Hamilton’s book “Christianity and World Religions.” The book explores other major religions, such as Buddhism and Islam, and compares them to Christianity. In the past Pastor Richard has used the book as a teaching tool when he was a professor in his ethics and world religions class. He is excited to bring it to the church and stresses that it’s a healthy thing to take in and understand these other cultures in a way that respects them while not diluting Christian beliefs.
Several small groups will be starting this week and next, but participants are welcome to join at any time as each week’s lesson can stand alone and highlights a different topic. The Wednesday small group started June 19 and will meet every week at 7:05 p.m. There are two Thursday groups, that started June 20, meeting every week at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. respectively. Finally, there is a Sunday group that started on June 23 meeting weekly at 9:45 a.m. and will not interfere with the church’s 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. worships.
Another church high point of the summer is its annual vacation Bible school. This year the free program takes place July 14 – 18 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. and culminates with a family night on July 19. This year’s theme is “Kingdom Rock” and is open to children in preschool and on up through fourth grade. The fun-filled event includes food, music, crafts, games, circle time and more. Last year more than 100 kids participated so make sure to sign yours up today.
Mark your calendars for 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25 as the church has a special event taking place. There will be a hog roast and special guest horse whisperer Mark Ashby will be present to teach his corral ministry. Ashby talks about his work with horses and how he brought a starved, near-death horse back to life with his faith. All are invited to attend this free event of fellowship and fun.
For more information, check out the church’s website at www.oakwoodlife.com or stop in for a visit at 400 N.E. 56th St.
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