Current & Special Events
 
 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT!!
National Night Out will be held at Indian River Baptist Church on August 6th, 2019 from                 6 to 8 p.m. Church is located on Laurel Avenue in Chesapeake. There will be a bounce house, free popcorn, sno-cones and hot dogs. Come on out for an evening of fun and fellowship!! 
 
EVERYBODY’S BIRTHDAY PARTY/STAFF APPRECIATION SUNDAY
Just like last year Oaklette and Spirit of Truth Ministry will be celebrating Everybody’s Birthday Party together again this year! This year, however we will be combining it with Staff Appreciation Sunday. Following the 11:00 AM Worship Celebration on
Sunday, May 3rd both congregations (who will be participating in worship together) will gather in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a covered dish (salad, casserole, etc.) to share! Desserts (birthday cakes) will be provided by volunteers.
A sign-up sheet for the cakes will be posted on bulletin board across the hall
from the offices. Each birthday cake volunteer is also responsible for decorating their table. 
 
 
KITS FOR CONFERENCE
Virginia’s Annual Conference is fast approaching and that means we need to gather our Kits for Conference. There is currently an appeal from UMCOR for Health and Bedding kits. While these are currently in high demand, the other kits that are being collected include Birthing, Cleaning, Layette, School, and Sewing. Kits can be placed in the Church Parlor across the hall from the Pastor’s Office. All kits need to be at church by
Sunday, June 9th.
 
 
THE LOOKOUT CHALLENGE
The Strategic Planning Team has completed the new Look Out Challenge. The purpose of the Challenge is to learn about ourselves, where we fit into the Church structure with our particular gifts and how we can work together to grow our Church. This exciting new project will provide leaders who will start or continue small groups in the same challenge, spreading God's plan for growing our Church. Do you look inward and ask "What can the Church do for me?" Then this study will challenge you to change that question to "What can I do for My Church?" Be prepared to accept this amazing challenge! 
  
  
APPLE BUTTER
The UMM are planning to make another batch on May 4, 2019.
Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
 
  
BREAKFAST AT DENNY’S
Oaklette is encouraging you and your friends to gather for a
‘social breakfast’ at the Battlefield Blvd. Denny’s located in front
of the Home Depot on the second Friday of every month. In June,
that’s Friday, June 14th! This is an opportunity for the goodfolk
of Oaklette to “get outside of the castle” and into the neighborhood of
which we are a part. No reservations are necessary! Just show
up and eat breakfast (or a snack). Breakfast is on you.
Debbie Rippard will be there to greet you at 9:00AM!
 
 
 BIBLE STUDY AT STARBUCKS
BECOMING A WARRIOR NOT A WORRIER BIBLE STUDY
BARNES & NOBLES STARBUCK’S CAFÉ AT GREENBRIER
(LOCATED NEXT TO THE HARRIS TEETER)
WEDNESDAY’S AT 1:00 PM
 
THURSDAY'S WITH TIM
Thursdays with Tim is a Bible Study that meets in the John Teter Classroom at 10 a.m. on Thursdays. Afterwards the class usually will go out to lunch at a favorite restaurant. You are welcome to join us anytime! 
 
 
FREE MOVIE NIGHT
SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH
7:00 -9:00 pm
IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL 
"MARY POPPINS RETURNS"
 
 
OAKLETTE UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
 The United Methodist Women are collecting donations for the Call to Prayer and
Self-Denial in March. Please take your donations to the circle meetings or get them to  Judy Litten by the end of the month.
The focus for this year is to promote well-being and equal opportunities for children and youth both here at home and around the world. The programs include promoting access to education, healthy living through adequate food supplies, education on substance abuse, community education to end harmful traditions, opportunities for children with disabilities to live wholesome lives at home. Projects like the Wesley Education Center in Cincinnati, OH, One National Mission Institution in Laredo, TX, and Days for Girls in Kenya are among the many funded by this offering.
 
 
 YARD SALE
The United Methodist Women’s Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019.
Please start saving items at home for the sale. 
 
 
OAKLETTE UNITED METHODIST MEN
THE UNITED METHODIST MEN’S GROUP MEETS
ON THE THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 6:00 PM.
THEY DO NOT MEET DURING JUNE AND JULY.
THEIR NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON APRIL 24th.
(See the church bulletin or one of the Methodist Men
for the location the Sunday before the date noted above.)
 
 
 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Vacation Bible School will be held Sunday, June 23rd to Thursday, June 27th from 5:30-8:00 p.m. starting with a light meal at 5:30. Theme is "Abundance Orchard Where Faith Grows and Hungry People Are Fed", Part 2, New Testament. Help is needed! Please save latex paint can lids (cleaned) and flexible plastic food lids, 4-6" diameter. Please be sure all paint and food are removed from lids. Organizational Meeting May 14th at 7:00 p.m. 
 
 
 SILENT AUCTION
A beautiful handmade quilt of stars and pillow was sewn by Atha Wimmer and is being auctioned for the benefit of Rise Against Hunger. Bidding starts Sunday, May 26, 2019 and ends on August 18, 2019. The winner will recieve the quilt on Sunday, August 25, 2019. Starting bid must be at least $150.
 
  
WiFi
 
 Free WiFi is available throughout the building. You can access it with the
password blessing4u.