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Oak Hill United Methodist Church Where everyone is a minister

Volume 35.03 February 03, 2013

Cozy Mountain Lodge

Sunday, February 3

7A Resort, Wimberley, Texas February 22-23

8:45, 10:00 Pathways & 11:15 Worship Services Pastor Jim Roberts & Pastor Stella Burkhalter (10:00) “Decision Time” Acts 15:1-12

Need to slow down, savor a warm beverage while chatting with friends, and enjoy time with God? Then join us at Cozy Mountain Lodge! It’s a mountain lodge themed retreat you won’t want to miss!

Sunday, February 10

Cozy Mountain Lodge is a relaxing mountain lodge-themed retreat the women of our church are doing together. It includes worship, Bible study, and time for laughter as well as quiet reflection. We’ll begin with dinner on the evening of Friday, February 22nd and will finish by 4:30 on Saturday, February 23rd. The cost is only $65.00 per person, which covers 3 delicious meals, fun and refreshing activities, along with comfortable lodging. Registration will begin Sunday, January 27th. To learn more or register, stop by our table at church or call Marsha Hughes at 288-0371. For more information or questions about the retreat call Jeannine Inbody at 295-6977. Take time to relax, to make new friends, to worship, and to draw closer to God. We hope you’ll join us at Cozy Mountain Lodge.

8:45, 10:00 Pathways & 11:15 Worship Services Pastor Jim Roberts & Pastor Stella Burkhalter (10:00) “Giving the Testimonial” Acts 26:1-3 and 24-29

Ash Wednesday, February 13 7:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. & 7 p.m. Worship Services A pastor will mark your forehead with ashes.

Lay-Led Worship & Communion - 6:15 p.m.

February 6 - Speaker: Diane Merwarth “From Cocoon to Butterfly” Music: David Vernon February 13 - No Recharge/Ash Wednesday Service

Disciple II

Into the Word, Into the World - February 4 Intended for those who have completed Disciple I, this 32-week study deepens Biblical understanding by focusing on Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts. It encourages the practice of spiritual disciplines arising out of Scripture for the purpose of changing habits and transforming lives. Participants learn to approach all experiences of life as an opportunity for faithful witness and service. The materials fee is $35, which covers the cost of the study manual. Students also need a study Bible. Sharon Douglass,

7815 Highway 290 W. Austin, Texas 78736


Pastors Jim Roberts, Pam Sheffield & Stella Burkhalter

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 12!

Our Prayers To see the full prayer list, please go to the church website Congratulations to Lindsay & Ben Liggett, daughter of Liz & Eddie Armstrong on the birth of their son, Jackson Davis on 1/25 Congratulations to Phil and Katy Perry on the birth of their son, Thomas Walker Perry, 1/20 Carol Barg and family Family of Marina Mata Amy Brown, mother of Jenny and Jackie Brown Benninghoff family, friends of Lynn Sampsell Mark Sullivan Jim Cross, father-in-law of Steve Erickson Mary Ellen Qurik, caregiver of Steve Erickson’s mother David Crockett Wilda Hopingardner Wyatt “Buzz” Burkhalter, Hunter Burkhalter’s father Amy Scott All who serve in the military Peace and stability in the Middle East The unemployed, the homeless, and our country’s leaders

Our Presence Sunday School Worship

January 20 2012 2013 316 278 546 633

January 27 2 012 2013 276 260 647 628

Our Gifts January 20, 2013 General Fund $23,444 Children’s Bldg. 5,873 Habitat for Humanity 50 Prayer Shawl Ministry 50 Haiti Missions 700

January 27, 2013 General Fund $16,781 Children’s Bldg. 782 Habitat for Humanity 150

Have You Turned In Your Pledge? As of 1/14/2013 we have received 355 pledge cards totaling $1,143,063.00! Our 2013 goal is 400 pledges totaling $1,500,000. If you haven’t had a chance to return your 2013 estimate of giving card, please do so soon. The church will be facing increased cost in several areas, and we want to keep our wonderful ministries going. If you have questions, please contact Angie in the church office at 288-3836 or by email

Wednesday Night

Fellowship Meal February 6: Fried Chicken February 13: menu TBA

A chance to eat, enjoy fellowship and celebrate before the season of Lent starts the next day. Shrove is the past tense of shrive, which means to obtain forgiveness for one’s sins by way of confession and penance. So Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the custom for Christians to be “shriven” before Lent. 5:45-6:30 p.m. - Activities for children in the Children’s building. 6:30 p.m. - Pancake Supper in the Fellowship Hall. This year we have teams of folks manning the griddles – no waiting for pancakes! A Jazz Combo featuring Sam Lipman will entertain us and there will be Mardi Gras beads and coins for all! Come enjoy this fun time with your church family! See you there!

Pancake Teams Needed! The Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is February 12, and we want to make sure that there are plenty of pancakes ready and available for all. This year we have decided to ask groups of people in the church (a Sunday School class, a UMW circle, a group of UM men, a group of youth, some choir members, or just a group of friends) to set up a griddle and cook pancakes. We will hopefully have a number of griddles going and we can even have a friendly competition going to get folks to come to your griddle for pancakes! The church will provide the pancake mix and your group can feel free to cook plain pancakes or to add whatever you’d like (ie: strawberries, blueberries, pecans, etc.). It will be a lot of fun! If you don’t have a griddle, we’ll help you borrow one, so don’t let that keep you from joining in the fun. Contact Suzanne Steves at and let her know you plan to participate.


Sunday, March 3 - 1:45 p.m. - Camp Mabry We will be walking at a new location this year, Camp Mabry. This is a great event to get the whole family involved in and is now much closer to the church. Our goal is to raise $2013 in 2013. Contact Madison or Ryan Wright to join the Oak Hill UMC team at ryan.wright96@ or 512-698-4088. You can also join online at

Oak Hill UMC, Thank you for your support to our deployed troops. Your kindness will make a difference. ~D. CO. 1-143rd IR Family Readiness Group

Men’s Walk #1690 is February 7, 2013 at Camp Young Judaea in Wimberley and would be a wonderful gift for a man in your family, a friend or yourself. Contact George & Jan Kennebeck at 263-5701.

Fellowship Committee Needs Members Please consider joining our committee. We put on the fun events like the Easter egg hunt and the Fall Festival. We also help support the Wednesday night dinners. Your commitment can be per event or for the whole year. Please join us for our first meeting of the year on Tuesday, February 5th at 7 p.m. We will meet in the 6th grade Sunday School room in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, please email Jenny Turney at turney.jenny@ or call 288-4051.

United Methodist Women Mary/Martha Circle Luncheon

Fellowship Hall - Monday, February 11, 9:30 a.m. The Mary/Martha Circle will meet for a breakfast prepared by Gail Jones, Margaret Jones and Camille Raycraft. Our program will be presented by Cindy Brandt talking about Montopolis Friendship Center. Breakfast will begin at 9:30 (registration at 9:15 am). Cost of the breakfast will be $3.00. The Montopolis is in need of school supplies, so anything you can provide will be greatly appreciated. For more information, please contact Janell Crockett at 366-5340 or Doris Duke at 280-8209. We love to see new faces so if you are new to the church, please come to our meeting. We are a fun group.

The UMW 2013 Membership Directory Is Now Available We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! FPU classes begin February 11 meet for around an hour and a half each week for nine weeks. Contact Sharon Douglass at programs@ for more information and to enroll.

Young at


Young at Heart Dinner Meeting

On February 14th, Valentine’s Day at 6:30 p.m., we will have our monthly gathering at La Posada Mexican Restaurant, 6800 Westgate Blvd. (William Cannon & Westgate in the West Gate Shopping Center). Come join all your friends for good food, fun and fellowship. Please notify Doug & Jeannie Moody at (512) 301-3305 for more information & reservations. As always, please feel free to bring a friend and a good joke to share.

First Men’s Breakfast Gathering Of 2013 Saturday, February 23 - Fellowship Hall 7:30 - Coffee and Fellowship 8:00 - Breakfast Buffet - Pork, Eggs, Biscuits, Gravy, Pancakes, Potatoes, Coffee, Juice, etc. CJ Brandt will share his gift of music; Morgan Goeller will be our speaker. All are welcome - bring your children, invite your friends and neighbors.

If you would like to receive a digital copy, please contact Alana Oehler at or 512-289-1988. You will also receive a list of the 2013 Officers and Circle Chairs. If you do not have email access, a copy can be placed in your name tag folder. If you are not a member of UMW, please consider joining us as we further our ministry focused on women and children in need. We meet in Circles and Bible study groups always centered on our relationship with God through Jesus Christ. For more information about UMW, please contact Alana Oehler at or 512-289-1988 or Martha Dunks at or 512-288-2493.

Faith, Friends And Food; A Small Group For Women This new group gathers for brunch and engages in Bible studies applicable for today’s women on Tuesday mornings at 10:00. All are welcome. Contact Anita Barton for location and additional information at 288-5541 or

Mary Donates to the Ronald McDonald House Mary Mount, a member of the Sunshine Sunday School Class, is showing off the most recent donation of aluminum can tabs. She and her class collect these tabs and deliver them to the McDonald house. Beth Cochran, leader of the class, stated that approximately 3 gallons of these tabs will buy a free night and one day of meals for a family who has a child in an Austin hospital with a serious illness. If you would like to support Mary and her class with this great mission, please save your tabs and drop them in one of the McDonald House banks in the foyer of the FSH or by the Coke machine in the Adult Education Building. This is a great way of helping without having to contribute a thing, except a little bit of time.

You’re invited to an Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast to support Habitat for Humanity Spring Methodist Build Tickets are $10 When: Saturday, March 2 Where: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar

Keri Swanson joined OHUMC on January 20, 2013. She joined by transfer from Covenant Presbyterian. Her home address is 5608 Fort Benton Drive.

Habitat for Humanity Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser It was a great Christmas season and now it’s pancake season! The next fund-raiser is our pancake breakfast at Applebee’s on March 2. This is a lot of fun and is a great way to raise funds for the 2013 Methodist-built home. Tickets will be $10 each, and we get to keep $5 for each person that shows up for pancakes ($10 for those who don’t cash in their tickets). You must buy tickets in advance; no ticket sales at the door. Breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, Eggs Benedict, sausage, bacon, hash browns, juice, and coffee. What a deal! If you cannot make it to the breakfast and miss the ticket sales, you can always place a check in the offering basket any Sunday; make the check out to OHUMC and put Habitat for Humanity in the memo line. We can always use prayers for the success of the fundraising and the build.

Methodist Habitat for Humanity Build – Volunteers Needed In addition to our on-going fundraising, it is time to get volunteers lined up for the build. The build starts on March 16th. This is the best workday of all, as we start with an empty concrete foundation and finish the day with a totally framed house – you can see the progress quickly! The build is schedule to be completed on May 18th. We have the following workdays available with the listed number of workers we need to provide: March 16 – ten workers; April 13 – five workers; May 11 – five workers We are way behind in our fundraising. We have only raised about $2,500 towards our goal of $10,000. Please consider donating additional funds. You can do this by placing a donation in the offering plate during Sunday services. Make checks out to “OHUMC” with “Habitat for Humanity” in the memo line or place cash in an offering envelope and label it “Habitat for Humanity.” We also need your prayers for the success of the Methodist build. Call Jerry Morford at 301-3738 or send him an e-mail at jmorford@ if you have questions about the Methodist Build or would like to help with the pancake breakfast. You can also sign up between Sunday services where you will see Jerry selling tickets to the pancake breakfast at Applebee’s on March 2. I need firm commitments for these workdays.

Sam Johnson joined OHUMC on January 20, 2013. He joined by transfer from Wellspring UMC in Georgetown.

Wesley Ryan Campbell (right) was baptized on January 27, 2013 at the Pathways service. His parents are Stephanie and Andrew Campbell.

Hospital Visitation When John Reynolds & Val Sansing were pastors here at OHUMC, Val decided it would be a great help to the pastors if we had a group of lay people that would visit the members and their families that were in the hospital. The pastors still visit, but they would always know that someone from the church would be there too. It brought comfort to the ones in the hospital as well as the pastors. We now need several new helpers with this loving ministry. We cover all the Austin hospitals, but most of our members are in the South Austin or Westlake hospitals. You would have 2 days a month to cover, given to you on a calendar, usually the same days every month if you prefer. We have several people who work in or near a hospital, so they cover just that one. This very caring and important ministry only takes a short while of your time, but can mean so much to that person in the hospital. We really need some of you to volunteer. Email Gail Beckley at

LENTEN LOCK-IN! Calling all First-Fifth Graders to a very special event. Make plans now to join us at the first ever Oak Hill UMC Lenten Lock-In on March 22! Using a curriculum based on Adam Hamilton’s book The Way, kids will experience the love of God and the importance of Jesus in our lives through Bible study, activities, music, videos, and worship. You won’t want to miss it! The Lock-In will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 22 and end at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 23. The cost  will be $35/person or $60/2 or more in the same family. It will be an experience your child won’t want to miss!! More details coming soon. Contact Ms. Suzanne at for more information or to register your child.


How To Get News In The Cornerstone Or On The Church Website Email It! The most reliable way to get your information in is by email. Send information (and pictures if available) to Hand It Over! You can also place information in the acrylic letter box marked “Cornerstone” on the door to the copier room in the church office, or place it in my nametag folder in the narthex. Don’t Be Late! The Cornerstone is published twice a month. Deadlines fall every other Friday. If you’re not sure, email or call Page, or look on the back page of the newsletter for the next deadline. What Should You Say? As you might imagine, there’s a lot of information to fit in each issue, so please keep your articles brief and be prepared to let me edit. Write a complete article, or just send the “who, what, why, where and when” and I’ll write it for you (and add art or photos!). Don’t Forget Tracy! Information in the Cornerstone doesn’t always make it to the bulletin and vice-versa, so be sure to submit your information to Office Manager Tracy Stewart also. Tracy compiles info for the Sunday bulletins and maintains the church calendar (aka room reservations). or 288-3836.

February 10 - 3:30 p.m. - FSH To: All Agents From: MPKids Headquarters Re: Your Top-Secret February Mission We will be feeding the Youth of OHUMC dinner for our next meeting, Sunday, February 10th, so your mission will come in two parts. 1) Sign up and bring a food item to help. 2) We will set up the Fellowship Hall and prepare the meal for the Youth at our next meeting. Mr. Dave, our Youth Director, (and I!) are so very excited about our next mission. The Youth do so much to help the children (and MPK) at OHUMC and it will be great to be in service to them. • Please check your email from me for a link for Sign-Up Genius to sign up to bring a food item. • When an item says (2) in parentheses, it means that I need two different families to sign up for that item, even if it means bringing two or three of a particular item. I tried to be fair in dividing everything up. • Also, please sign up for only one item initially to give everyone the opportunity. • If you have any questions, just call or email me. Here is the link: go/10C084EADAB229-february Contact Agent Handler Becca Hemenway at for more information!

Tuesday, February 12

The Website! Most news in the Cornerstone is added to the website “Events” page anyway, but if you have an event notice that needs to be uploaded just contact me. I can also make online sign-up forms. These forms can be filled out online, completed forms are delivered via email immediately. However, please be aware that we’re not set up to receive electronic payments. Need an Ad or Poster? If you’d like to have a flyer made to post around campus, contact Stella Burkhalter at 288-3836 to check our production schedule, and I can help you design one. Photography? Contact me at least a week ahead of time so I can arrange to be there or have another photographer take over. Questions? Please call or email me. If you tell me your news at church on Sunday morning, or hand me a note that gets buried on my desk, I probably won’t remember. Even if I promise I will. Please send an email or give me a call. Page Gordon, Communications Director 301-1702 (h) or 497-5987 (c)

United Methodism 101! Whether you are a new or long-time member of The United Methodist Church, or simply an individual interested in learning more about the denomination, this online course will take you on a basic journey through The United Methodist Church. Each of the five modules should take 20-30 minutes to complete, and interactive exercises will be presented throughout. The five modules are: • Introduction and Overview • History • Theology and Beliefs • Organization and Governance • Present and Future Challenges of the church. You may be surprised at all there is to discover about our denomination. The course is $9, registration is open until February 14. Online: Click here for more information - Click here to register

Welcome to the Revolution! No longer do we need to chase the dream of God’s revolution of love – for the revolution of God’s Kingdom is among us.

High School Midwinter Retreat February 15-18 @ Echo Valley (near Leakey)

There is still time to register for the MidWinter Retreat, an event put on by the Southwest Texas Conference of the Methodist Church. It has become a huge part of our winter and has acted as a springboard to so much more - more involvement in youth, a deeper sense of mission outreaches, have had the most impact in the lives of our students of anything we do. This year, the cost is $110 per student. There are scholarships available at the Conference, District, and church level (please email or text me if you need a scholarship - we do not want cost to be a factor). This weekend will be full of worship, preaching, free time, great friendships, good food, and plenty of fun. I hope you will make plans for your student to join us! We will provide transportation. The easiest way to sign up is to register online at Check-in time is at 7 p.m. on start date (dinner not provided). The Midwinter Plus weekends are 4 days, and end at noon on Monday. Participants may leave early Sunday evening or Monday morning to return to work or school. After you register, please let Dave Stewart, the Director of Youth Ministries, know so we can make arrangements for vehicles, at stewy@ Important Info about Midwinter Mission Midwinter Mission is a unique retreat in which participants will explore the issues of hunger, experience a “Homeless Day Experiment”, and discover what life is like for someone living on the streets of a city. Participants will also have awesome times of worship, attend a worship service at the Annual Conference Called Session at University UMC (just to let them know we have youth in our churches!) and enjoy times of fellowship and community. Each camper attending MW Mission is asked to bring a loaf of bread, and a jar of peanut butter and jelly. Each church group is asked to bring two cases of water. Lastly, anyone wanting to donates coats or blankets can do so and bring them to either Midwinter 1, the Conference Office in San Antonio, or Midwinter Mission for them to be distributed to the homeless.

The revolution isn’t something that will come in the future, because the revolution is already here. (However, it’s our call to respond and to live in the moment as disciples of Jesus Christ!)

Eagle Quest - Wilderness High School Spring Break Trip Camp Eagle - March 8-12 We will be headed into the Hill Country Wilderness near Rocksprings, Texas out at Camp Eagle for an “Eagle Quest” with our friends at Dripping Springs UMC! This retreat is for students in 9th-12th grades. Purpose: Going on trail is the perfect way to leave distractions behind and focus your group. On trail your students will come out of their shells simply because the shells we all carry around in our day-to-day lives won’t fit in their backpacks. Trail brings out the true self, enabling students to grow and knitting groups together. Description: This is the classic Eagle Quest (EQ) experience in that most groups go on trail. This track is completely customized for your group but there are certain things to look forward to. Most groups spend their first night at the EQ base camp where we prepare gear, and prepare the group to go on trail. The majority of the trip is spent on trail where you’re backpacking through the Camp Eagle backcountry with just your group. Throughout each day you’re doing activities, each designed for a specific purpose. Finally you come off trail and celebrate what you’ve accomplished. This trip is especially suited for high school campers and leadership groups. Total Cost for Trip: $250.00 (Deposit due by Sunday February 17.) We will be leaving from Oak Hill on Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m. and returning around noon on Tuesday, March 12th. We have limited space, so it is important to sign up as soon as possible. A $125.00 deposit, due by February 17th, will reserve a spot for you on our trip. If there are a couple of adults out there interested in going, I’ll pay your way, so let me know! Contact me, Dave Stewart, at

Eagle Quest takes all the fun of summer camp into the wilderness for a small group encounter. Whether you’re On Trail, On the River, or at our Base Camp you will have a life-changing adventure customized for both you and your group. Come experience the power of God’s creation, along with authentic relationships, and biblical truth. Bring an adventurous spirit and be ready for fun this summer at Eagle Quest.

Oak Hill UMC Calendar of Events

For the latest calendar info: Saturday, February 09 Sunday, February 03 4th Sunday after Epiphany 9:30 AM Reunion Group, A102 Financial Peace University preview class, A206 4:30 PM Line Dance, CB-Great Room Junior High Midwinter 8:45 AM Blended worship service, Sanctuary Sunday, February 10 5th Sunday after Epiphany 10:00 AM Pathways worship service, Sanctuary 8:45 AM Blended worship service, Sanctuary Sunday School, Adult Ed. Bldg., Children’s Bldg., FSH 1 0:00 AM Pathways worship service, Sanctuary 11:15 AM Traditional worship service, Sanctuary Sunday School, Adult Ed. Bldg., Children’s Bldg., FSH Sunday School, Adult Ed. Bldg., Children’s Bldg., FSH 11:15 AM Traditional worship service, Sanctuary 12:30 PM Youth Choir, A103 Sunday School, Adult Ed. Bldg., Children’s Bldg., FSH 5:00 PM UMYF, Fellowship Hall 12:30 PM Youth Choir, A103 1:00 PM Children’s Sabbath rehearsal, Sanctuary Monday, February 04 3:30 PM Glow Kids, C105 9:00 AM Kid’s Day Out, C108 Mission Possible, CB Great room 11:00 AM Preschool Chapel, Sanctuary 5:00 PM UMYF, Fellowship Hall 11:30 AM Endowment Ministry meeting, A201 7:00 PM Disciple I, A201 Monday, February 11 Disciple II, A203 9:00 AM Kid’s Day Out, C108 7:00 PM Boy Scout Troop #505 Meeting, Fellowship Hall 9:30 AM Mary Martha Circle, Fellowship Hall Handbell rehearsal, Sanctuary 1 1:00 AM Preschool Chapel, Sanctuary 8:00 PM Reunion Group-Disciples under Construction, A102 6:30 PM Financial Peace, A206 7:00 PM Disciple I, A201 Tuesday, February 05 Disciple II, A203 9:15 AM Moms Club, A201-202 7:00 PM Boy Scout Troop #505 Meeting, Fellowship Hall 10:00 AM Praying Moms, off-site Handbell rehearsal, Sanctuary 11:00 AM Preschool Chapel, Sanctuary 8:00 PM Reunion Group-Disciples under Construction, A102 4:30 PM Kids Acting, A103 6:00 PM Yoga Class, A201-202 Tuesday, February 12 6:30 PM Stephen Ministry meeting, A203-204 Shrove Tuesday 7:00 PM Community Ministries meeting, Missions Building 1 0:00 AM Praying Moms, off-site Mom2Mom group, Parlor 11:00 AM Preschool Chapel, Sanctuary 4:30 PM Kids Acting, A103 Wednesday, February 06 5:45 PM Children’s Shrove activities, Children’s building 9:00 AM Kid’s Day Out, C108 6:00 PM Yoga Class, A201-202 9:20 AM Tot-Smarts, A101 6:30 PM Shrove Tuesday Events/Pancake Supper, Fellowship Hall 10:00 AM UMW Weds. AM Bible Study, A206 5:00 PM Kids Acting, A206 Wednesday, February 13 5:30 PM Emmaus Group, A102 Ash Wednesday Fellowship Dinner, Fellowship Hall 9:00 AM Kid’s Day Out, C108 6:00 PM Chancel Choir rehearsal, A103 9:20 AM Tot-Smarts, A101 Cub Scout leadership meeting, A201 10:00 AM UMW Weds. AM Bible Study, A206 6:15 PM Recharge worship service, Sanctuary 5:00 PM Kids Acting, A206 Kingdom Cubs rehearsal, C107 5:30 PM Emmaus Group, A102 Kingdom Kids rehearsal, CB Great Rm Fellowship Dinner, Fellowship Hall Confirmation Class, A102 6:00 PM Chancel Choir rehearsal, A103 6:30 PM Youth Bible Study, Youth Lounge 6:15 PM Recharge worship service, Sanctuary 8:00 PM Praise Band rehearsal, Sanctuary Kingdom Cubs rehearsal, C107 Babysitters are Kingdom Kids rehearsal, CB Great Rm Thursday, February 07 available for these events. To Confirmation Class, A102 8:50 AM Tai Chi, A201 secure a spot for 6:30 PM Youth Bible Study, Youth Lounge 9:00 AM Sunshine Class, Missions Building your child, call 8:00 PM Praise Band rehearsal, Sanctuary 10:00 AM Hugs project, A203 Jennifer Barkis Music Forever, A103 at 801-0269 at 3:30 PM Kindermusik, A103 least 48 hours 6:00 PM Yoga Class, A201-202 Looking Ahead in advance. You 6:00 PM Daisy Troop 1580, CB- Great Room may also arrange Friday, February 08 7:00 AM Emmaus Reunion Group, A102 10:00 AM CLS/Knitting Class, A102 10:30 AM Kindermusik, A103

for childcare for other events, but please call at least two weeks in advance.

February 17 - Lenten Sermon Series “From Slavery to Freedom” Begins March 2-3 - GO Day #3

Oak Hill United Methodist Church 7815 Highway 290 West Austin, TX 78736

The Cornerstone (USPS 012-959) is published by Oak Hill United Methodist Church at 7815 Hwy. 290 W., Austin, TX 78736. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The Cornerstone, 7815 Hwy. 290 W., Austin, TX 78736. This newsletter issues semimonthly. Subscription rate: $12/year. OHUMC office hours are 9 a.m. -5 p.m. M-Th and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. Submit announcements and articles to Ministers All members of Oak Hill UMC Pastors Jim Roberts Pam Sheffield Stella Burkhalter Children’s Ministries Asst. Jennifer Barkis Financial Administrator Angie Bragg Director of Adult Ministries Sharon Douglass Director of Communications Page Gordon Pathways Worship Leader Greg Graham Assistant Choir Director Diana Hopkins Handbell Choir Director Cathy Ingersoll Custodian Billie Moore Facilities Administrator Charles Moore Director of Music Ministries Suzanne Pence Organist Hyojin Song Director of Children’s Ministries Suzanne Steves Director of Youth Ministries Dave Stewart Office Manager Tracy Stewart Director, Kid’s Day Out Rita Wilson Director of Pre-School Ministries Kristin Wright

God Never Forgets Your Name, But Church People Might. Please Wear Your Name Tag This is the time to be wearing your name tags so we all can know each other better. Every family has their own name tag folder and one can be easily made for you! If you have lost your name tag, or have not yet been given a church name tag and you would like one, please let the office know by indicating this on your attendance card given with the morning bulletins. Please write your name and names of your family as you’d want them to appear on the tag(s), along with your telephone number. Or, you can contact the church office by calling 288-3836 or email to make a request. You’ll find the tags in your name tag folder the next Sunday!


Cornerstone Dates - 2013

Issue February 3 February 17 March 10 March 21 April 7 April 21 May 5 May 19 June 9 June 23 July 7 July 21 August 4 August 18 September 8 September 22 October 6 October 20 November 3 November 17 December 1 December 22

Deadline January 25 February 8 March 1 March 15 March 29 April 12 April 26 May 10 May 31 June 14 June 28 July 5 July 26 August 9 August 30 September 13 September 27 October 11 October 25 November 8 November 22 December 13

Join the Haiti Mission Trip A mission trip to Haiti has been scheduled through United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) on April 6-13, 2013, which is one week after Easter. (Easter is March 31, 2013.) Haiti is still recovering from the devastating earthquake that occurred on January 12, 2010. UMVIM, in collaboration with Eglise Methodiste d’Haiti, is entering the third and final year of its Haiti Response Plan. UMVIM’s theme is Christian Love in Action, which says it all. This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in a ministry of reconciliation by moving yourself and others closer to glorifying God. The team will be led by Jon Nelson, who went to Haiti in February 2011 and again in April 2012. Contact Jon at 512-288-2764 or by email at

The Cornerstone

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The Cornerstone - February 3, 2013  

Semi-monthly newsletter of Oak Hill United Methodist Church, in Austin, Texas.

The Cornerstone - February 3, 2013  

Semi-monthly newsletter of Oak Hill United Methodist Church, in Austin, Texas.