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weekly updates

1. Reopening Update:
  • The WHEN is not as important as the HOW. Keep the following words from Paul in mind:
 
“Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other…Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with each other…And don’t think you know it all!” (Romans 12:9–16, NLT)
 
2.  Small Group Updates:
  • We're seeing multiple groups meet in-person while maintaining social distancing protocols.
  • If you plan on taking a break from meeting weekly over the summer, we encourage you to meet a few times a month to stay connected.
  • Think about serving together over the summer as well.
 
3. Help us celebrate the graduate in your life this Sunday!
 
4. Celebrate Recovery:
  • CR will start having small groups on campus again THIS FRIDAY at 7pm!
  • We are still unable to have the large group gathering at this time.
 
5. PEACE Updates:
  • Pastor Jeff, one of our church partners in Togo, West Africa, held a food distribution event in his community. His church made the national news!
  • We're continuing our partnership with the Salvation Army by helping them deliver food to folks who are shut-in.
  • We're continuing to partner with Mardela Middle and High School to help distribute food every Monday/Wednesday/Friday through the end of the school year.
  • Every Thursday, we're continuing to bag breakfasts and lunches and then deliver them to HALO for distribution.
  • Go to orbc.net/give-help for more ideas on how you can get involved.
  • Join The PEACE Plan at Oak Ridge Facebook Group to stay in the loop and share your own ideas of ways to help.
  • We've picked up a few more Care Callers this week!
 
6. Growth Track Updates:
  • New versions of 1st Base and 2nd Base are available online!
  • Stacie Siers has now transitioned into the position of Growth Track Director!

    • She will be making sure you have the tools you need to grow your faith both online and in person.
  • Once we can start gathering in-person again, we will be offering our Growth Track courses on Sunday mornings.
 
7. Broadcast Audience and Oak Ridge Online Updates:
  • Have you heard us mention something about having a Broadcast Audience?

    • You can go to orbc.net to learn more about what that means and register to attend an online service taping!
    • This is does not mean that we are opening the church or holding normal services right now.

      • We do not anticipate being able to meet in-person like we used to until stage 3 in the re-opening plan.
  • Thousands of people are joining us online weekly!

    • Multiple people who have watched online have prayed to receive Christ!
  • Would you like to make a difference in someone's life? We're looking for volunteers to be online hosts.

    • If you're interested in learning more, talk to Pastor Tim!