Join your neighbors to clean, green, and beautify Oakland's creeks and shorelines Saturday September 15th from 10am-noon. Oak Life has adopted this portion of creek and it's been super cool to see the ways our work has made an impact. Email Sadie if you'd like to attend, more info coming soon. email@example.com Did we mention there would be free pizza and snacks?
A couple Oak Life folks are taking the step of baptism! On Saturday September 8th at 11am we'll be meeting at Lake Temescal to celebrate. The Address is 6500 Broadway Terrace, Oakland CA and there is free parking along the street. We'll have some snacks, but feel free to bring a lawn chair/blanket, food to share, drinks, or lawn games. It should be a beautiful time together!
Thursday August 30th, 7-8:30pm. If you're newish to Oak Life and would like to learn more about our story and how to connect, we'd like to invite you to a special dessert at Adam's place (a block from the New Parkway). RSVP required, so please email back to let us know you're coming!
Since it's the World Cup this year, our awesome hosts at the New Parkway aren't able to rent the space for us on Sunday July 15th. So instead of trying to find another venue for 1 Sunday, we thought it wold be fun to enjoy the beauty of Oakland by doing church at the Lake! It will be picnic style, acoustic, and super fun. Who knows, maybe this will become an annual tradition?
One of the values of Oak Life is Deep Community. Our aim has been to be a church that not only worships together on Sundays but is also continually becoming more of a family throughout the week. With that in mind we're throwing a community meal pop-up gathering on May 17th at 7:00pm at Chapter 510. There will be food, conversation, and community. Be sure to sign up to bring something via our perfect potluck sign up form! https://www.PerfectPotluck.com/MBZQ8363
Sunday December 17th at 9:30 bring in your "stuff" that you don't need anymore and you'll get to take whatever you want- just make sure it's not garbage. Come in a little early so that you get a chance to pick out and drop off your stuff. Afterwards the leftovers will be donated to a local charity.
We'll be doing a little reflection/celebration of all God's done over these last few yearson Sunday October 8th at our normal Sunday gathering time. Be sure to come hang out, celebrate with us, and hear how you can join in all that God is doing in and through the Roots and Branches of Oak Life!
On Sunday July 9th Ken Wytsma will be joining Oak Life Church for a special conversation on one of the most significant topics we face today, what it means to be human in a racially divided world. Ken is the author of The Myth of Equality and other works, founder of the Justice Conference, Kilns College, and Pastor of Antioch Church in Bend and will be sharing from his perspective before a time of Q & A.
We've been super fortunate to get connected to a local ministry that provides financial advice for churches. If you'd like to join and learn more about how to get better with your finances please RSVP by emailing Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org). Space is limited so it's first come first serve.
Lent is a time of reflection as we approach Easter and Oak Life will be practicing a few different ways. You can read more about it on our blog, but one important announcement is that some of us will be joining our friends at First Presbyterian Church of Oakland for their Ash Wednesday Service this week (3/1 at 7:30)
Since New Years day falls on a Sunday, our normal gathering will be a little different. We're going to host a breakfast/potluck/worship/community gathering at our normal time and location. If possible bring something light to share (no pressure it's not required), and be ready to hang!
On Friday December 2nd, we're looking for some volunteers to aid in spreading the word about how to combat trafficking locally. Oak Life will be supporting by partnering with local organizations (CEASE Network and the city government) getting folks to pass out flyers at the next First Friday event. This is a super easy way to engage a really important issue. If you'd like to support just email back.
For the next couple Sundays we'll be having a conversation called Roots & Branches and highlighting stories of Oak Life's of where we've been and sharing vision for what's ahead. Oh and did we mention that on Sunday the 25th we'll have some Doughnut Dolly treats to celebrate?