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Greetings!

As the dog days of summer set in, I hope you're finding plenty of ways to stay cool. Whether it's an escape to cooler mountain air or a getaway by your favorite body of water, or even just a nap with the AC blasting, I pray you find rest and peace in this season.

This past month in worship has been a POWERFUL time of examining scripture for encouragement and guidance on how to gain a deeper awareness of God's power at work in our lives. We've all been reminded how God empowers us to overcome darkness through prayer and worship. This coming Sunday, I want to invite you to join The Oaks in worship as we explore the POWER OF GLADNESS God gives to each of us. 

Finally, if you've been in worship these past few months, you've probably noticed a staff change has occurred at The Oaks. Stacey Vantine, who has been so instrumental in establishing our OaksKIDS ministry, has moved to be the pastor's administrative assistant--a move that makes official much of the work Stacey has been doing all along anyway! And Tina Biffle has taken over leadership of our Elementary ages in OaksKIDS, joining Kim Brown (Early Childhood) as OaksKIDS Co-Director. If you haven't done so yet, please show a warm welcome to Tina as the newest staff member at the church, and also join me in thanking Stacey for the countless hours she has poured into OaksKIDS over the past two years.

Grace and peace,

Rev. Jon and Amber Reeves
 
 
Join us in worship this Sunday @10am @Mary Martin Elem (719 N Oakridge Dr) as we wrap up our July sermon series talking about the POWER OF GLADNESS. If you're still on vacation, join us Live on our  Facebook page!
Are you interested in Baptism at The Oaks? We'll celebrate the end of a great summer season with Baptism Sunday on August 19 @10am @Mary Martin Elem. If you are interested or have questions, contact our pastor, Rev. Jon Reeves.
This August, our OaksKIDS will lead the church in mission by gathering recess sports equipment (footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, jump ropes, etc.) for donation to area classrooms. We'll have a drop zone for any donations in our Sunday morning worship space, so bring your donations with you on Sundays in August! If you have questions, contact our AMAZING OaksKIDS staff, Kim Brown and Tina Biffle!
Come out to the park with the family on Sunday, Aug 12, @6pm to hang out, have fun, and share God's love with others by giving away bubble wands. Invite a friend or three--we have plenty of bubbles! 
In preparation for Fall, our OaksKIDS and Student Ministry are looking for adult volunteers to help lead our younger generation in following and falling in love with Jesus. To participate, every volunteer must complete our background safety check and training. For info on this process, please contact our church's Ministry Safe Administrator, Director of Student Ministry Rylee White
Student Ministry (Grades 6-12) meets Wednesdays at 6p at 2911 Inspiration Drive in Hudson Oaks. Contact Rylee for more info!
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