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Oaks Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 




Bound Together in Love 



Toiletries needed 
For manna's 

PANTRY 

For more information 
Contact 
Billie Murray 
(281) 448-1667 
Items Needed : 
Toiletries, 
toothpaste, deodorant, 

soap, bath tissue, 
shampoo and shaving 
cream. 

Open Mon, Tues and 
Thurs 9:30 a.m. - 
11:30pm. 




Prayer Circle 

Every Second Tuesday of the Month 
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in Kirchner Hall. 
Everyone Welcome! 

Don 't worry about anything, but pray about everything. With 
thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. 
Philippians 4:6 



Board Happenings - 

Barb Scantlin, Board Chair - Friendly Reminder: 
There will be a General Board Meeting, April 1 5, 20 1 2 
after church service. There will be NO Executive Board 
Meeting for the month of April. 

Thank you. 



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Volume 6, Issue 4 



April 9, 2012 




Oaks Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 



Oafe Notes 




Oaks Christian Church is a 
family church that loves to 
share God 's word, God 's 
Love, and God's fellowship 
with the world. We are a 
church in the near inner 
loop that strives to be a 
helpful part of the commu- 
nity. We are about Deep 
Christian spirituality, a true 
community and a passion 
for Justice. We celebrate 
communion every Sunday 
service and all who believe 
are welcome to receive. 



Inside this issue: 

Acorns on the Ground 
Calendar 



Thank you 
Update 

Church Attendance 
Treasury Report 



Board Happenings 



New Beginnings 



I've been so excited about this 'new 
start' here at the Oaks. As I've said 
many times, in sermons and to 
various individuals, words simply 
cannot express my excitement... 
and I mean that. Not long after it 
became clear that I would get this 
job, I began thinking about what I 
would like to do here. My family 
and I talked about how I would 
decorate my new office, and every- 
one knew it was time for the 
"Butterfly". 

The Butterfly is a large decorative 
quilt that was given as a personal 
gift from my friends in the Beaumont 
Quilt Guild. They told me that it 
symbolized "new beginnings" and 
after all, isn't that what much of the 
Christian faith is about? I've actu- 
ally had it for several years, but 
never felt led to hang it in my office, 
home or otherwise. I told people 
that I wanted the timing to be just 
right. So last week, we hung it on 
the wall in my new office. 




I feel like all of us are starting some- 
thing new here. And, we're not 
alone! God says in Isaiah 43:19, "I 
am going to do something new... I 
will make ways in the wilderness 
and streams in the desert." I know 
God is going to do something 
incredible here! Obviously, He 
already has! I feel like I am fortu- 
nate enough to be at the right place 
at the right time... and I am blessed 
to be a part of some of the great 
things that He is doing here at the 
Oaks. If you get a chance, please 
come by the office, you can check 
out the butterfly on the wall, sit a 
while or we can go grab some 
lunch. Together, we will see what 
"New Beginnings" He has in store 
for all of us. See you Sunday! 



In His Grip, 
Don 




Oaks Christian Church Calendar 



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Schedule of Events 



April 01 

Bread Sunday 

April 01 - 

Palm Sunday - Easter Egg Hunt 
and Fellowship Meal 
April 03 - 

Love Meals Easter theme. Meet 
at church at 10 am 
April 10- 

Prayer circle 9:30 am. CWF- 

Service 

April 1 7 - 

Visitation 1 pm. Meet for lunch 
at 1 1am 
April 24 - 
General Meeting 
Covered dish 6 p.m. 
Hostesses: Ruth Conover 



APIRL BIRTHDAYS: 



03 - Matthew Rasco 

09 - Robert Dyes 

10 - Jennifer Salinas 

1 1 - Roy King 

1 7 - Katelyn Clawson 

18 - Zachary Smith 
26 - Ruth Conover 
26 - Kelly Saldivar 

29 - Rosanne Henderson 



APRIL ANNIVERSARIES: 

03 - Albert and Carole Green 
1 4 - Lara and Michael Rasco 



Looking Ahead 
May - CWF 

May 1 - 

Love Meals - Meet at church at 

10 a.m. 

May 08 - 

Prayer Circle 

9:30 a.m. and Service 

May15- 

Trip to Galveston for lunch. 
May 22 - 
General Meeting 
Covered Dish 6 p.m. 
Hostesses: Linda Dalmasso and 
Carole Green 
May 29 - 

Visitation 1 p.m. Meet for lunch 
at 1 1 a.m. 



Oaks Christian Church 

(Disciples of Christ) 
1216 Bethlehem 
Houston, Texas 77018 



Phone: 713.688.7761 

Fax: 713.688.5100 

E-mail: oakscchouston@aol.com 

Web site: www.oakscchouston.org 



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Announcement, Thank You, Church Attendance and Treasury Report 

ARTICLES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN LAST TUESDASY OF THE MONTH AT NOON! 



Heights Christian Church 
Is Celebrating it's 
Centennial 
Anniversary 
1912 - 2012 

In honor of the Centennial Anniversary of 
Heights Christian Church your friends and 
family in Christ request the pleasure of your 
company in the service of worship on Sunday, 
April 15, 2012, at ten forty five in the morning. 
1 703 Heights Boulevard 
Houston, Texas 77008 
Please join us at a reception following service. 
R.S. V.P by April 7th, 2012 
713.861.0016 



To: 



Thank You 

Pastor and All Brother's and Sisters 
of Oaks Christian Church 



My family would like to apologize for our ex- 
tended absence. Since September 201 1, LaMorris 
was gone working a lot until this spring when he 
landed a job that kept him home more. We now 
reside in Huntsville, TX. 

There is a sister church here in Huntsville that we 
have recently been attending. Oaks Christian has 
and is a great inspiration to myself and family and 
we would like to thank everyone for the acceptance 
and love. You're always on our minds and heart. 
This church is a wonderful family of God's people 
and I'm glad to have this family introduced to my 
family. 

Many continued blessing and love. Hopefully one 
day, we'll be able to pop in for a visit. 



The Bonner Family 
You are truly appreciated! 
Thanks again. 



Thank You for your endless support, 
love and friendship 



Dear Friends, 
Thank you so much for 
the beautiful pink 
blanket you made for 
me! I love both the 
solid & floral sides, and 
have been flipping it 
back and forth. It was 
such a surprise when 
Anne brought it to the 
hospital! To wrap up 
in it was great 
(everything at the 
hospital was so 
scratchy!) but the 



best thing was to look 
at it and be reminded 
that all of you were 
praying and caring. I 
bragged on y'all to the 
nurses who said how 
pretty the blanket was. 
Thanks so much for 
not only your sweet 
gift, but the friendship 
behind it! 



Love, 
Susan 





Free Lunch Saturday will be April 28th. 

Katie Spencer, 

The Evangelism Team 



MARCH Church Attendance Report 


Attendance for the 
Month of 
March 


Sunday 
School 


Church 
Attendance 


March 04, 2012 


14 


43 


March 1 1, 2012 


13 


42 


March 18,2012 


14 


41 


March 25, 201 1 


17 


48 


TOTALS 


58 


174 


From the Treasurer - Dorene Drake 


Operating 
Account 20 1 2 


February 


March 


April 


Deposits 


$8,500.00 


$8,389.01 


Next issue 


Disbursements 


$6,248.35 


$6,703.45 


Next issue 


Difference 


$2,251.65 


$1,685.56 


Next issue 



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