Oakley United Methodist Church
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Bringing Joy to God and Our Neighbors

May is Movie Month!  Pizza, Popcorn, & Powerful Films

May 7th - "The Perfect Stranger" is the first in a film trilogy about Jesus Christ in modern times.  Nikki Cominsky is a successful attorney who discovers an invitation on her desk which says:  "You are invited to dinner with Jesus Christ."  Come and see what happens!  Dinner and a movie at 5:00 in the fellowship hall.
May 21st - "Another perfect Stranger" takes place ten years later. Nikki's daughter Sarah is now 19 years old - heading for college and at a spiritual crossroads in her life.  She finds herself with a rather interesting travel companion, one who had invited her mother to dinner ten years earlier.  
May 28th - "The Reunion."  Now in her forties, Nikki wonders where her closeness with Jesus has gone - leaving her feeling burned out and hopeless.  She wails her complaints to God while travelling on the interstate only to run out of gas. She encounters Jesus once again by the roadside holding a can of gasoline.  Dinner and a movie begins at 5:00 in the fellowship hall.

Come. Connect. Share.

Come as you are. Come with questions. Come with deep faith. Come with no faith. Come with ideas and dreams. It's important for us to be our genuine selves - who God created us to be - and to worship as a community. Come as you are to experience God's transformational love in practical and relevant ways. We are a safe space, and everyone is welcome, no matter where you've been or where the journey is taking you.  
Oakley UMC is a place where you can connect. To God and others. Through worship, Sunday School classes, small groups, Bible studies, outreaches, and community events. God wants us to connect so that we see how God wishes to be involved in our lives and our community.  
Life is not meant to be lived alone, and God wants us to share life with others. A cup of coffee. A conversation. Questions. Concerns. Joy. Peace. God shares everything with us, and can be found in the details of our daily routines. Do life together.
Come. Connect. Share. All of you, your beloved self, is welcome here. 
Oakley United Methodist Church ~~~ 607 Fairview Road, Ashevile, NC ~~~ 828.274.7656 Sunday School ~ 9:45 am   Sunday Worship ~ 11:00 am    
Saturday Contemporary Service~ 5:30 pm (Beginning May 6th)