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Hey Oaks Family!

As August begins and we turn toward the kiddos going back to you-know-where, I want to invite you to consider how you can listen for God's challenge and invitation to join the greatest movement the world has ever known: God's redeeming of Creation in Jesus Christ. If you're looking for a place to journey with others on this mission, The Oaks United Methodist Church is the place for you. In addition to the many opportunities we have listed in this email, here are a few more ways you and your family can participate in God's gracious, life-giving family:
  • Consider making and delivering a meal to the Brownlee clan as they welcome their new son into their home. HE WAS BORN THIS MORNING, BTW!
  • Join us for Holy Communion and Family Worship this Sunday at 10am at Mary Martin Elementary (719 N Oakridge) as we kick off our new series, WisDUMB: How to Avoid Making Dumb Mistakes in Life.
  • Pick someone in your life and pray for that person EVERYDAY this week. 
The grace and peace of Christ be with you!

Rev. Jon and Amber Reeves
Hey everyone! To celebrate the new school year, we're having a Back-To-School Bounce House & BBQ Bash on SUNDAY, AUG 27, at 11:00a--yes, immediately following worship! This is a party for anyone who wants to come. We'll provide the brisket. But we're asking folks to provide some drinks and side items to round out the meal. Look for signups beginning this Sunday at church. Contact Stacey or Kim with questions.
  • Student Ministry Activity Week is coming up! Keep an eye out for activities on August 9, 10, and 11. 
  • Be sure to sign up for UNITE, a 1-day event at Glenlake Camp in Glen Rose with a great guest speaker and fantastic worship.
For any questions concerning Student Ministry at The Oaks UMC, be sure to contact our Student Ministry Director, Rylee White!
Our OaksKIDS are looking for 3rd-4th Graders who are interested in attending Bible Camp in Glen Rose this September 15-16. Let our Elementary Children's Director, Stacey, know!
Help provide a back pack for a foster child in Parker County. We need to collect 30 *NEW* backpacks by August 13th. What an easy way to show Christ's love for our neighbors! Just bring it to worship with you on Sunday morning, and we'll get it where it needs to go!

***Update: Y'all donated 14 this past week!***
A look at Men's Workday from last Saturday. Our goal was to build some tables for outside use at the church property, smoke some ribs, and enjoy the company. We left some meat on the bone--but not on the ribs--so there's more to do! Guys, keep your ears open for our next gathering. You've got a place! 
Come dream with us this Fall as we begin imagining together what our future in Hudson Oaks and Eastern Parker County will look like. After having some initial conceptualizing conversations with a design firm, a vision is beginning to stir for how we might best utilize our 8 acres of land in the future. The God who creates and transforms is up to something, folks! 
Join us this Saturday for donuts, coffee and set up! We will meet at 9:30 around the back side of Mary Martin Elementary.
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