June 1, 2020 Update
Dear Oak Grove Family,
As the State of North Carolina continues to move towards Phase 3 of reopening the state, Oak Grove’s Leadership is starting to plan for our reopening. Of course, Oak Grove’s primary concern is the safety and well-being of you our members, and friends. We are in the beginning stages of our plan but will keep you updated. Pray with us that God will grant us the wisdom we need to return to a safe worship environment. We want to thank you for your prayers and for doing the work of Jesus Christ. Remember, the church office hours are 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
As a reminder, if you have missed a worship service, it can be found on our website, www.thegrovembc.org.
We apologize for the problem you encountered with the teleconference line on Sunday. It has been resolved and please call in this Sunday. It has been resolved and please call in this Sunday
The Lord continues to bless OGBC both spiritually and financially, so we want to continue to be a blessing to our OGBC family and our community.
If you find yourself in need of assistance:
- Let the deacons, pastor, or the church office know if you have been furloughed or lost a job due to COVID-19.
- Let the deacons, pastor, or the church office know if you need food or medicines due to COVID-19.
- If you need a Listening Ear, Christian Counseling, Peace in the Storm, please contact Rev. Melissa Heyward, 704 421-2250,
- Harrisburg Crisis Assistance Ministries is open daily Mon- Thurs 9-4 and Fri 9-12 at Rocky River Presbyterian Church, 7940 Rocky River Rd, Concord, NC 28025 for anyone that may need food.
In our continued effort to reach out to our community, Oak Grove Baptist Church is partnering with the Breath of Life Ministries of Concord, NC in their Food Pantry Ministry. Please see the enclosed flyer for details on how you can participate. Thanking you in advance.
We would like to thank our Men for continuing their community outreach in Feeding the Homeless. They provided lunches for 99 individuals on Saturday. May God bless all of you and the individuals you serve!
In preparation for Communion on First Sunday, June 7th, the Deacons will be distributing communion cups to all members on Saturday, June 6th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Just pull up in your car to the double lobby doors under the covered area and a Deacon will pass you the communion cup.
If you are not able to come by the church during those hours, just remember to have bread/cracker and juice ready for communion during the 1st Sunday Worship Service.
Remember to continue to check in with 5 members each week. If you desire to participate in more prayer opportunities, please feel free to join us during our Intercessory Prayer times.
|Every Saturday Morning at 7:00 am||Conference Call 605-475-3215, access code: 499849#|
|2nd & 4th Sunday at 9:00 am||Please contact the office for the Zoom meeting information.|
Bible Study Opportunities
|Men’s Bible Study||Monday||June 1 @ 7:00 pm||Conference Call
701-802-5484, Access code: 5358299#
|Wednesday Night Bible Study with the Pastor
|Wednesday||June 3 @ 7:00 pm||Facebook, Conference Call
Proverbs 1:1-4, 7-8, 20-22, 32-33
|Saturday||June 6 @ 7:00 pm||Conference Call
|Wednesday Night Bible Study with the Pastor||Wednesday||June 10 @ 7:00 pm||Facebook, Conference Call
|Saturday||June 13 @ 7:00 pm||Conference Call
- Thank you, Min. Michael Gabriel Stafford, for your inspiring message.
- Sunday, June 7th is the last day to turn in your OGBC Scholarship application. Applications can be picked up & dropped off at the Church Office.
- All Oak Grove Baptist Church Graduates, please SAVE THE DATE OF JUNE 20TH for your “Drive Thru” Graduation Celebration. Your graduate’s information must be returned by Sunday, June 7th to be able to participate in the celebration.
- GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS and RISING SOPHOMORES. The UMBA is accepting scholarship applications. Please contact the Church Office for the Scholarship Requirements and Application. All completed applications must be received by June 18, 2020 before 5:00 PM. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.
Remember, you can give your tithes and offerings in the following ways:
- Online: Givelify * OGBC Website * Bill Pay
- Drop off at the church
- US Mail – Oak Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 852, Harrisburg, NC 28075
Thank you so much for giving to support the ministries of OGBC.
Continue to pray for those who are personally impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) including our Essential Workers and their families. Continue to pray for God’s protection and cure.
Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us
May God’s blessing and protection continue to surround us and give us peace.
Pastor Franklin D. Watkins
Pastor Franklin D. Watkins and the OGBC Staff
- Our Facebook page is live and content is being posted everyday. Also, we are live streaming most of our 8:00 and 11:00 Worship Services. Please go to http://facebook.com/thegrovembc and LIKE and SHARE our page.
- If you are not able to attend church on Sundays but want to give your Tithes & Offerings or 12 Tribe gifts, just go to https://www.thegrovembc.org and click on the Giving tab. You can also download the GIVELIFY app from the App Store or Google Play. Search for Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church to make your donations.
- Please invite your family and friend to visit and LIKE and SHARE our Facebook and website pages. FOLLOW US on Twitter and Instagram.