Oak Hill United Methodist Church Where everyone is a minister
fall festival Saturday, October 27 - 5pm - 9pm The 2012 Fall Festival was a hit! The gourmet hot dogs, the cupcakes, the costumes, games with the youth and the variety show were just a few of the awesome activities and sights! Thanks everyone!
Volume 34.21 November 04, 2012
Sunday, November 04 8:45 & 11:15 Worship Services Pastor Jim Roberts “Fearless Living The Fear Of Dying” 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
10:00 Pathways Worship Service Pastor Stella Burkhalter “Fearless Living - The Fear Of Dying” 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
Sunday, November 11 8:45 & 11:15 Worship Services Pastor Jim Roberts “Fearless Living” The Fear Of Being Alone” Romans 8:26-28 10:00 Pathways Worship Service Pastor Stella Burkhalter “Fearless Living” The Fear Of Being Alone” Romans 8:26-28
Lay-Led Worship & Communion - 6:15 p.m.
November 07 - Speaker: Don Roets Music: November 14 - Speaker: Barbara Cox Music: Dave Stewart November 21 - No Recharge service
7815 Highway 290 W. Austin, Texas 78736
Pastors Jim Roberts, Pam Sheffield & Stella Burkhalter
Our Prayers To see the full prayer list, please go to the church website www.oakhillumc.org Chuck Moore’s sister, going into hospice care Congratulations to Michael and Jennifer Freel on the birth of their son, Leighton Scott on 10/29 For the family of John Uber Mary Ann, David Matustik’s sister Lannie, Chuck Moore’s sister Patsy & Eddie Vivion, Nancy Ardoin’s brother & sister-in-law Ken and Amy, Ann Knight’s son and daughter-in-law Alaina DeCarlo (5 months old), granddaughter of Gail Beckley’s friend Joe Gathright, knee replacement Carson Fudge, Rick and Sandra Fudge’s grandson All who serve in the military Peace and stability in the Middle East The unemployed, the homeless, and our country’s leaders
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Members and Friends of Oak Hill I apologize for having to revisit this issue but I need to let each of you know that cash flow continues to be a problem for us; and for some reason these past three weeks have been particularly “slow” in terms of receipts. We’ve got enough cushion in our checking account to make payroll and to pay our current liabilities in the near term; but going forward there may be some unpleasant expenditure decisions unless our normal donation activity picks up. As mentioned before, we’ve not incurred any extraordinary expenses this year and our budget numbers on the expense side are running pretty much as expected. I urge you to bring your pledge up to date to the extent that you are able. We understand that families have cash flow issues sometimes as well; so If you’ve done as much as can be done for now, please continue to pray for our church family and for our mission. With God’s help, I’m confident that we’ll be in the black again soon. In Christ, Brad McMahon
Our Gifts October 21, 2012 General Fund $21,374 Children’s Building 5,165 Imagine No Marlaria 200
October 28, 2012 General Fund $16,431 Children’s Building 1,545 Africa 950 Op Christmas Child 25
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Wednesday Night Fellowship Meal November 7: Pasta November 14: Sloppy Joes
“The Word Through Art” Class Local artist Kelly Barrow would like to invite any and all to a creative afternoon to explore the Word in a visual way. Previous art experience and perceived talent are optional. A childlike enthusiasm is encouraged, but not required. Come prepared with your favorite Bible verse or passage and supplies will be provided. The class will be November 10 in the Fellowship Hall, 1-6 p.m. Bio: Kelly is a mixed-media visual artist who works with collage and sculpture, which is a fancy way of saying making stuff out of whatever’s available at the moment. Kelly believes that art and artistic experiences can deepen our relationship with God and further our understanding of his plan for our lives. Contact Sharon Douglass at email@example.com or 288-3836 for more information.
United Methodist Women UMW Book Club
World of Hope Bazaar
Fair Trade Goods From Around The World Hope Presbyterian Church, 11512 Olson Dr. Saturday, November 10, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Do your Holiday shopping and support fair trade businesses; shop with justice in mind. Purchase high quality goods created by artisans from around the world. There will be carved olive wood and olive oil from the West Bank; Christmas cards from Nicaragua; fair trade organic coffee, tea, almonds, and varieties of chocolate; beautiful rugs and paintings from Mexico; jewelry from Africa; textiles from Guatemala. BRIDGES OF HOPE items from Peru will include Peruvian pottery, shawls, and ornaments. TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES will have items such as handmade jewelry, musical instruments, garden pottery, toys, scarves, table runners, Christmas ornaments, nativity scenes and so much more. Heifer International will also be represented. You may purchase shares of an animal such as a goat or a cow or chickens and give this share as a gift that never stops giving. This bazaar is not a fund raiser for this church but a way to enable artisans from developing countries around the world, including artists and farmers from the USA, to have the dignity of work. Your purchase of fair trade assures that workers receive a fair wage for their work and that environmentally sound practices are followed. The workers are then able to feed their families and send their children to school. This will be a great opportunity for holiday shopping in support of the Fair Trade businesses. If you would like to carpool, please call Margaret Jones, 892-2048 to make arrangements.
HUGS Group Needs Names of Soldiers to Receive Christmas Stockings The OHUMC Hugs group needs the names of family or friends that are serving in Afghanistan who could be a recipient of a Christmas stocking. The group has made stockings, but we will send them to the Oklahoma City group if no one has a contact from Oak Hill. The Oklahoma City group is planning to send 5000 Christmas boxes to the troops and can use our stockings. Interested persons can call Sandy at 8920538 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our December UMW selection is Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce by Stanley Weintraub. This is a true story of soldiers from opposing armies who declared peace, climbed out of their trenches, and celebrated Christmas together. We will have our final meeting of 2012 on Thursday morning, December 6, at 10:00 at Panera Bread on William Cannon. Please contact Diana Goodloe at 906-1931 or email@example.com if you have questions.
Chloe Circle Meeting Please join the women of Chloe Circle Thursday, November 8 at 7 p.m. when Patti Fowler gives us a preview of several interesting books to read. Patti, a librarian for Austin Public Libraries, is a great resource when looking for an interesting book. Chloe Circle meets in room A101 and welcomes guests! Please contact Sherry Melecki at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Mary/Martha Circle Meeting
Fellowship Hall - Monday, November 12, 1:30 p.m. Mary-Martha Circle will enjoy coffee and dessert, and will especially enjoy special guests, Cindy Brandt and Vernell Montcure, Austin District UMW President. Cindy is not only a member of Oak Hill UMC, but the Co-Chair at Montopolis Friendship Center. She will be sharing information about the Friendship Center’s special outreach to that community – from Childhood Development programs to bingo for the senior citizens. All are welcome to come join the group. Childcare will be provided for children and grandchildren by calling Jennifer Barkis, 801-0269, at least 48 hours in advance. The Outreach on that day will be a collection of school supplies for the children at the Center. Also, Onesies will be collected for Tracy and her “Thirty Dresses Project” for children in Africa. We pastors Jim, Pam, and Stella are so thankful for the many notes, gifts and kind words we received for Pastor Appreciation Month. We feel so blessed to be part of this wonderful congregation. You make us feel loved all year long, but last month was especially kind. Thank you!
Plan To Give Blood at
The Blood Mobile
Oak Hill UMC, January 13 Contact Anita Barton for details 512/288-5541
SUNDAY SCHOOL CHALLENGE We’ve had some bad weather days and other conflicts on Sunday mornings and our Sunday School attendance, though still good, has had some ups and downs. Ms. Suzanne and Ms. Jennifer want to challenge you to finish out the year with not just good, but GREAT attendance. From now to the end of December, everyone who has perfect attendance will receive special recognition and a prize (since this is over the holidays, you are allowed to miss one Sunday and still qualify)! The children’s class that has the best attendance (percentage wise) for the next two months will earn a pizza party in January. AND any Sunday that we reach 100 or more kids in Sunday School and nursery, will result in a special snack and giveaways the next week. Bring your friends, encourage your classmates, and come to Sunday School! We’ll see YOU in the Children’s Building!!
November 11 - 3:30 p.m. It’s never too late to join Mission Possible Kids (1st-5th grades) or GLOW Kids (Go Love Others in the World, age 3-Kindergartem). Come join us the second Sunday afternoon of each month in the Children’s Building for our secret agent mission activities and help us change the world! For more information or to sign up, please contact Agent Handler Becca Hemenway at email@example.com.
CHRISTMAS MUSICAL The Children’s Christmas MiniMusical, “The Christmas Present” will be presented in 8:34 and 11:15 worship services on December 9. It’s not too late to get involved! Join us for rehearsals by coming to Kingdom Kids (2nd-5th grades) or Kingdom Cubs (age 4-first grade) on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:00 p.m. in the Children’s Building. For more information about Kingdom Kids, please contact Ms. Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org, and for more information about Kingdom Cubs, please contact Ms. Suzanne at email@example.com.
The Thirty Dresses project will be collecting white t-shirts and baby onesies through Sunday, November 11th. Youth will be tie-dying these to send with the mission team to Sierra Leone on November 20th. Please drop off all donations in the box located in the Sanctuary Foyer in front of the Thirty Dresses display. Contact Aubrey Goodwin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tracy Stewart at the church office at 288-3836 or email@example.com.
Young @ Heart Dinner
For those who are retired, or wish to be, please join us for our monthly get togather, Thursday, November 8th, at 6:30 p.m., at Mandola’s Italian Market, located at 4301 West Wm. Cannon, suite 100, across from Staples. For questions or RSVP, please contact Dale or Dena Muenzler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512 288-2340. Bring a friend and join us.
Young at Heart Christmas Special Dinner Meeting, December 13th Please join us for our “once a month” dinner and Fellowship on Thursday, December 13th at 6:30p.m. This month we will be meeting at the Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, located at 3940 S. Lamar Blvd. This is our Christmas Special and will include a “white elephant” gift exchange, selected from your home. Also bring an unwrapped gift appropriate for a teenager which will be donated to the “Brown Santa” program for 2012. This is always a fun event to come to and start the holiday season with good food, good friends and a lot of Christian Holiday Spirit. Bring a cute joke to share with the group. Don’t be shy make this your first Young and Heart Dinner Meeting and you will be hooked to come to all the dinners in 2013. To RSVP or for more information, please call Jeannie or Doug Moody 301-3305.
Men’s Family Breakfast Saturday, October 27
Wow! Thanks to the UMM and the Medallion Quartet! Awesome!
Oak Hill UMC Calendar of Events
For the latest calendar info: www.oakhillumc.org/events.html Sunday, November 04 All Saints Sunday Youth- District Dodge ball tournament 8:45 AM Blended worship service, Sanctuary 10:00 AM Pathways worship service, Sanctuary Sunday School, Adult Ed. Bldg., Children’s Bldg., FSH 11:15 AM Traditional worship service, Sanctuary Sunday School, Adult Ed. Bldg., Children’s Bldg., FSH 4:00 PM Youth Choir, A103 5:00 PM Disciple 1, A206 UMYF, Fellowship Hall Monday, November 05 9:00 AM Kid’s Day Out, C108 11:00 AM Preschool Chapel, Sanctuary 6:30 PM Sarah Circle, A201 7:00 PM Boy Scout Troop #505 Meeting, Fellowship Hall Pack 505 Bear Den meeting, loft Handbell rehearsal, Sanctuary 8:00 PM Reunion Group-Disciples under Construction, A102 uesday, November 06 T 9:15 AM Mom’s Club, A201-202 10:00 AM Praying Moms, off-site 11:00 AM Preschool Chapel, Sanctuary 4:30 PM Kids Acting, A103 5:45 PM Yoga Class, A201-202 7:00 PM “The Way of Blessedness”, A206 Mom2Mom group, Parlor Wednesday, November 07 9:00 AM Kid’s Day Out, Nursery 10:00 AM Tot-Smarts, A101 5:30 PM Fellowship Dinner, Fellowship Hall 6:00 PM Emmaus Group, A102 Cub Scout leadership mtg., A201 6:15 PM Recharge worship service, Sanctuary Kingdom Cubs rehearsal, C107 Kingdom Kids rehearsal, CB Great Room 6:30 PM Youth Bible Study, Youth Lounge 7:00 PM Chancel Choir rehearsal, A103 8:00 PM Praise Band rehearsal, Sanctuary Thursday, November 08 8:50 AM Tai Chi, A201 9:00 AM Sunshine Class, Missions Building 10:00 AM Hugs project, A203 Music Forever, A103 5:45 PM Yoga Class, A201-202 6:15 PM SPRC meeting, A104 7:00 PM Chloe Circle A101-102, A101, A102 Friday, November 09 7:00 AM Emmaus Reunion Group, A102 10:00 AM CLS/Knitting Class, A102 Saturday, November 10 9:30 AM Reunion Group, A102 1:00 PM The Word Through Art class, Fellowship Hall
Sunday, November 11 24th Sunday after Pentecost 8:45 AM Blended worship service, Sanctuary 10:00 AM Pathways worship service, Sanctuary Sunday School, Adult Ed. Bldg., Children’s Bldg., FSH Structure of the Methodist Church class, A206 11:15 AM Traditional worship service, Sanctuary Sunday School, Adult Ed. Bldg., Children’s Bldg., FSH 12:30 PM Finance meeting, A205 3:30 PM Glow Kids, C105 Mission Possible, Great Room 4:00 PM Youth Choir, A103 5:00 PM Disciple 1, A206 UMYF, Fellowship Hall Monday, November 12 9:00 AM Kid’s Day Out, C108 9:30 AM Mary Martha Circle, Fellowship Hall 11:00 AM Preschool Chapel, Sanctuary 7:00 PM Boy Scout Troop #505 Meeting, Fellowship Hall Pack 505 Bear Den meeting, loft Handbell rehearsal, Sanctuary Financial Peace University, A206 8:00 PM Reunion Group-Disciples under Construction, A102 Tuesday, November 13 10:00 AM Praying Moms, off-site 11:00 AM Preschool Chapel, Sanctuary 4:30 PM Kids Acting, A103 5:45 PM Yoga Class, A201-202 7:00 PM “The Way of Blessedness”, A206 Wednesday, November 14 9:00 AM Kid’s Day Out, C108 10:00 AM UMW Morning Bible Study, A201 5:30 PM Fellowship Dinner, Fellowship Hall 6:00 PM Emmaus Group, A102 6:15 PM Recharge worship service, Sanctuary Kingdom Cubs rehearsal, C107 Kingdom Kids rehearsal, CB Great Room 6:30 PM Youth Bible Study, Youth Lounge 7:00 PM Chancel Choir rehearsal, A103 7:15 PM Worship team meeting, Jim’s office 8:00 PM Praise Band rehearsal, Sanctuary Babysitters are available for these events. To secure a spot for your child, call Jennifer Barkis at 801-0269 at least 48 hours in advance. You may also contact Suzanne to arrange for childcare for other events. Please call at least two weeks in advance.
Looking Ahead November 10 - The Word Through Art Class November 22 - Thanksgiving Feast December 9 - Children’s Christmas Musical January 10-13 - Created By God Class
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 email@example.com. 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
Oak Hill United Methodist Church 7815 Highway 290 West Austin, TX 78736 www.oakhillumc.org
Bridging Hearts Warm Scarves Needed Calling all friends, youth directors, scouts, bible study groups, mother’s groups...we need 100’s of fleece scarves to help keep the poor in the Colonias of Nuevo Laredo warm at night. Due to issues with the previous mission trip to Mexico, “Bridging Heart’s” will be traveling light to Mexico this Christmas. With your help, we hope to overflow Santa’s sleigh with 100’s of warm fuzzy scarves and blankets for the poor in the Colonias. Thank you in advance for making this Christmas Dream come true. www.bridginghope.org Scarves needed (by December 5): • All colors and All sizes - just cut and fringe and repeat! (Fleece is 50% off at JoAnn’s Fabric, Hobby Lobby, Walmart... JoAnn’s Fabric gives an extra 15% off for Teachers) • Scarves for youth (6” by 36”) • Scarves for adults (8” by 45/46”) • Babies (small tie blankets)
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