The youth took part in the Thanksgiving Tailgate hosted at the gravel lot on the corner of 522 &Fairgrounds on Sunday, November 18. They collected items to give to needy families and helped with activities for children. We thank you for your love, prayers, support and understanding for having to change the date of our Thanks for Giving Luncheon to serve those in our community.
Thank you to the OBCY for leading us in worship on Sunday, October 28, 2012. If you'd like to see pictures from the service, please click here.
- Souper Bowl - - mission: Super Bowl of Caring
- Fish Fry - - Basket Bonanza
- Spring Consignment
- Kickball Game with Goochland Christian Fellowship
- Report on MFuge - - June 27 – July 2
o 12 youth, 4 chaperones
- About 15 youth members, around 11 or 12 come on a regular basis
- Lately we have focused on the talent show in Wednesday meetings, we just finished Genesis in Sunday School.
- After Youth Sunday, we will start group reading and discussion on the book “Heaven is For Real”
THANK YOU...THANK YOU...THANK YOU!
Many thanks to all those who came and supported the Youth at the talent show. Your support means so much.
Oakland Baptist Church Youth
The Oakland Baptist Church Youth (OBCY) is comprised of grades 7 through 12 and meets every Sunday at 9:45am and Wednesday at 7:00pm. This close-knit group stays very busy throughout the year with:
Activities: Mission work, lock-ins, lock-outs, scavenger hunts, bowling, movies, Youth Picnic, etc.
Special Events: Vacation Bible School, Fall Festival, ROCY, Youth Camp, Youth Retreat, YEC, Youth Sunday
Fundraisers: Souper Bowl, Spaghetti Dinner/Talent Show, Pancake dinner, Car washes, Rock-a-thon, item sales and much more!
YOUTH SUMMER MISSION CAMP 2011 - - The Youth will be attending MFuge in Greenville, South Carolina June 27 to July 2. The Youth has raised money to be put toward a portion of individual tuitions based upon the hours each has contributed to fund raising. Youth members must commit to attending camp by January 21, 2011. Parents and guardians please contact Ali Marks via phone or via email.
Cost: $273/ per youth
Our youth will get to invest your time and energy into a variety of mission projects (choose between Children’s Ministry, Games & Rec, Social Ministry, Creative Ministry or Painting, Construction, Yardwork). During the day they will be challenged as individuals; in the evenings, they have the opportunity to build group unity during dinner, worship, fellowships and Church Group Devotions.
During their week at MFuge, their speaker will be Jason Young. Jason spends his time equipping influencers through speaking, coaching, and creating co-learning experiences. Some of his clients include Chick-fil-A, LifeChurch.tv, Winshape, and GiANT Impact. Jason also leads the Whiteboard Sessions, a one-day conference to equip church leaders with effective strategy. He regularly blogs and you can even follow him on Twitter.
The Worship Leader for the week will be Finding Favor. Finding Favour is made up of Blake NeeSmith (Lead Vocals, Acoustic), Allen Dukes (Guitar, Vocals), Dustin Daniels (Bass, Vocals), Aaron Tomberlin (Guitar, Keys, Vocals) and Nathan Tomberlin | Drums
Blake found his love for music at an early age traveling with his family singing southern gospel. He always knew that music would be a part of his life but never realized what God truly had in store for him.
Allen grew up in the south in a small church. Taking mission trips with the Church of God, and striving for church leadership, his heart grew to love God's work. Knowing God's plan for him in his teens, he prepared his life for many sacrifices that lay ahead to fulfill God's plan for his life.
Dustin grew up in Chile, South America, where he lived for 13 years as the son of missionaries. After graduating high school in Chile, he then moved back to the United States and started attending the same church as the guys of Finding Favour.
Aaron has grown up in the church his entire life. As a son of a Church of God pastor, Aaron grew to love the church and lead worship from a very young age. He began teaching worship and music lessons in his early 20's at his local church and personal studio. In January of 2009, he developed and launched his free guitar lesson website, AaronsGuitarLessons.com, based heavily on Christian lessons and worship.
Nathan, brother to Aaron Tomberlin, also grew to love music in the church at the young age of 7 year years old when he began to play drums. Shortly after attending Lee University, he jumped on his first tour with Finding Favour. After the tour he decided to join Finding Favour to pursue his calling into music ministry.
For more information on Finding Favour, please visit their website:
For more information on MFuge and Jason Young, please visit MFuge’s website: