I am "CRAZY EXCITED" about this season in the life of Oasis Church. I am so glad God has allowed me to stay at the Church Tonia and I planted 23 years ago in order to see the amazing things He continues to unfold to us. WHEW! What a journey and I am soooooooo glad you are on the journey with us. I can't possibly share everything today. I just want to share a little of what I am so excited about and then encourage you to go to our website, visitoasis.org and also to pick up our Monthly this weekend at the service you attend.
"Oasis Monthly" - Speaking of this! I just got my copy of it and it’s packed with some incredible announcements and upcoming Ministry Opportunities for the rest of the fall and our Christmas Season. DO NOT MISS THIS or reading it when you come to Worship with us this weekend. Make sure you take it home and put the "Quicklook" section on the Fridge.
Just a few things I want to remind you of that is coming up in the next few weeks.
"Tailgate Party" for Men’s Discipleship - if you're interested in getting more information on Men's Discipleship, stop by this event. Tickets will be on sale in the lobby this weekend!
ALL CHURCH "Christmas Work Day" Saturday November 15th from 9-3pm. This might be the MOST IMPORTANT day of our Christmas year. We need YOU and anyone else you can invite to come out that day. Join our staff at our Pines Campus for a couple hours and help bless the 50,000+ that will experience Christmas at the Oasis this year.
"Spotlight" continues this weekend as we highlight the Broadway Play, “Wicked." I can't wait to bring this message at all our Pines and online services this week. I’m entitling it the Tale of Two Cities. My message comes from one of my favorite passages of the Bible and will be one of the most positive messages you have heard in a long time. With our world being so pessimistic and bleak right now, we need to stay focused on the "HOPE" God gives us. See you this weekend.
KIDSWORLD DIRECTOR, JEWEL WALWYN has a birthday today. KidsWorld, make sure you give a big shout-out to Jewel. She is awesome and I am so glad God has blessed us with such an awesome leader for our Children's ministry.
Meet the Joseph and Aaren A. Gutierrez Family.
Joseph is our New Youth Pastor. We will be welcoming them next week to Oasis Church after a year of praying, evaluating and interviewing candidates. While we had 200 inquiries, we didn’t just want someone, or just anyone, but the ONE God has for our ONE youth!
Joseph and his family are the ones God has chosen for our Oasis youth for this next season. We are thrilled. You will get to meet them next week and will fall in love with them.
They left yesterday from Arizona to make the long drive here across the country.
Pray for their safety and for God’s comfort and grace as they make the transition as our newest Oasis Family.
"Oasis Church of North Florida" is launching a Coffee House ministry. Many of you will remember Jeremy and Jeannine Higdon who served on our staff for 12 years and planted a Mission church in Jacksonville 5 years ago. You made a difference then when you supported this new Church as their Sponsor Church and you can make a difference now. Jeremy and the church are launching a long-time VISION of a market-place ministry.
I rarely am able to promote things like this since there are so many, but since Jeremy and Jeannine are our own, I want to ask you to go RIGHT NOW and give something to this new Coffee Cafe Ministry. Tonia and I donated $100 last week but you can give as little as $10. Just give something. They need $10,000.00 and they are presently at $1,700. Let’s help them to go over the top, Oasis Church. Just click on the link here.
Oasis Church, I can't wait to see you this weekend.
God bless you and have a great weekend.
P.S. Just a reminder for our NOMI attenders, you will go to one service this weekend and it starts at 10:30 AM.
P.S.2. We have just completed our second month of our ministry year and once again our Pines Campus met our budget. Thanks so much Oasis-ers for being faithful in giving back to the Lord through Oasis Church. If you have not given the Lord’s Tithes and your offerings yet, you can do it right now HERE! 24/7.
Posted on Thu, October 30, 2014
by Oasis Team