Discernment Save the Dates

Discernment Conversations 2022

What’s Next for Oak Grove: Save the Dates!

We continue the work of our intentional period of discernment to answer the following three questions: “Who are we?”, “Who is our neighbor?”, and, “What is God calling us to be and do?to determine what is next for Oak Grove as we emerge from the pandemic, and we look forward to many years of meaningful worship, fellowship, mission, ministry, and justice work within and for the community.

Please mark the following dates on your calendar and plan to attend as we continue this important work.

Sunday, October 9 (11:30 am–12:30 p.m.): Congregational Conversation

Exploring the purpose and meaning of church and what that means for Oak Grove. This is a rescheduling of the conversation originally planned for September 18.

Sunday, November 6 (12–1:30 p.m.): Congregational Conversation

Who We Are” and “Who Our Neighbors Are.” We will share initial impressions with the congregation based on the data gathered about the community surrounding Oak Grove, as well as from the stories shared in individual interviews and small group meetings. Lunch will be provided by the youth for a small suggested donation. Childcare will also be available.

Saturday, December 3 (9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.): Dream Day

This is an important day, and we hope as many people as possible will attend. This is a time for the congregation to gather to process what we have learned and begin to answer the questions: What does it look like for our future if we move toward the reality of where God is leading us? What hopes and dreams do we have for the future? What are our values? What ministries, mission, partnerships are we being called to start, expand, or stop? During this phase we will engage in theological and prayerful consideration of what God’s future for OGPC looks like.

Our hope is that as many people as possible will continue to be involved in this important work. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to anyone on the Discernment Leadership Team. They are: Jason Chimchirian, Cathy Colborn, Julie Flanagan, Nancy Kachel, Anne Klueh, Eugene Orr, Larry Pearson, Bill Pomroy, Jane Propsom, Vaughn Sheff, and Pastor Bart.