The Oakwood United Methodist Church, 400 N.E. 56th St. in Pleasant Hill is excited to welcome new youth director Nick Peters.
Peters recently arrived from the United Methodist Church in Fort Dodge where he had served as youth director. Son of the Rev. Steve Peters, Nick Peters was chosen for his leadership with youth and commitment to the Word. Peters began his service at Oakwood in mid-Sept. Junior high students meet on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m., while senior high meets at 7:45 p.m. for a joint junior/senior high worship service. Senior high students will then stay for fellowship until 9 p.m.
Oakwood UMC is hosting a Women’s Retreat on Saturday, Nov. 3. Pam Morgan will share her inspirational story of a tragic accident that left her paralyzed, and 15 months later she walked again as proof of what the “Great Physician” can do. The full day retreat is open to all women who are looking for encouragement, inspiration and fellowship.
On Thursday, Nov. 15, Oakwood is hosting Jonny Diaz and 33 Miles in the Scars to Grace Tour. 33 Miles, a contemporary Christian band, is known for its latest single “What Grace Looks Like” and is touring this fall with Jonny Diaz. Diaz is an American contemporary Christian pop artist. His song “More Beautiful You” has made it to the top of Billboard’s “Hot Christian Songs.” His latest self-titled album, “Jonny Diaz,” was released in 2011 and features tracks such as “Delights In You,” and “God is Watching.” Diaz and 33 Miles will be performing at Oakwood UMC beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for $15.
Information on the Youth Group, Women’s Retreat and purchasing tickets for the Scars to Grace Tour with Jonny Diaz and 33 Miles can be found on the Oakwood website, www.oakwoodlife.com or by calling the church office at 515-262-6007.