Oak Forest United Methodist Church
Sunday, January 21, 2018
To Know Christ, To Grow in Christ, To Share Christ

Pastor's Message

January 2018

Happy New Year! 

     I imagine that some of you all are ready to kiss 2017 goodbye and to welcome 2018 in with a bang. Every time we roll over to a new year there is a spirit in the air. New Year - new possibilities, new opportunities, new commitments. New Year's resolutions will abound on Facebook and on our TV stations. Are you making New Year's resolutions? 

     The truth is that every day is pregnant with possibility, opportunity, and growth. Every time we meet the breaking of a new day sun, we make a choice. Are we going to continue on the path that we are on or are we going to choose something different. We worship a God who offers newness and a new direction every day, in fact, every moment. All we have to do is make a resolution to say yes to God. We don't have to wait for another 365 days to change, we are given that option every day. We celebrated in Advent the presence of Emmanuel - "God with us." Let us lean into that presence who is always with us engaging our purpose and meaning for today and more. 

     January offers all sorts of opportunities to do something new for people of all ages. From our kids and youth ministry to our adult Sunday school classes, we have all sorts of ways to dive in deeper.


Check out what's going on at Oak Forest: 

 Wednesday night worship 6:30-7:00pm. It will be the best 30 minutes of your day. 

 K-Life for preschoolers-middle schoolers - Wednesday 6:00-7:30PM 

 Oak Forest Youth Sunday nights 4:00-6:00PM 

 Sunday school classes for preschoolers-older adults every Sunday from 9:45-10:25. 

 Monday Covenant Bible study from 10AM-Noon starting January 8th-February 19th open to new participants. 

 United Methodist Men and United Methodist Women always welcome new folks to join the fun 

     Oak Forest 101 January 21st-February 11th at 9:45AM --New member class; a way for new people and long timers to get to know what Oak Forest is all about and what is means to be a United Methodist. 

     And that's just a few of the opportunities at Oak Forest! Let's make a commitment together to live more fully for God and one another. Happy New Year!