Current & Special Events
 
 
THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER OFFERING 
Please remember to turn in your Thirty Pieces of Silver bags by Easter Sunday!
Our goal this year is to raise enough funds to provide 14,000 meals to
Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now). Packaging of these
meals will be done by us in late September.
 
 
2ND ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT
This year’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held again at the Cuffee Community Center located on the corner Windy and Border Roads on Saturday, April 13. We will begin our festivities for our neighbors at 12 noon. This year we will also be serving hot dogs and hamburgers.
We are in need of Easter candies, eggs and financial donations as well has volunteers!
Please see either Ree Enlow or Sheri Antoskow for more information. 
 
 
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.
 
 
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
Starting on Sunday March 17th Dr. Tim will be hosting a New Member Orientation in his office at 5:00 PM. Orientation will meet every Sunday through April 7th. [PLEASE NOTE: On Saturday, April 13th there will be a mission immersion experience with our
Easter Egg Hunt at the Cuffee Community Center. Times will be announced
at a later date.] New Members will be received into the church on
Easter Sunday April 21st.
 
 
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 March,
that’s Friday, APRIL 13th! 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
 
 
FREE MOVIE NIGHT
SATURDAY, MARCH 9th
7:00 -9:00 pm
IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL 
THE MOVIE FOR THAT NIGHT WILL BE
POSTED WHEN AVAILABLE
 
 
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.)
 
 
WiFi
 
 Free WiFi is available throughout the building. You can access it with the
password blessing4u.