Welcome to Oakdale
We are a vibrant community of Disciple-Makers who have been growing God's kingdom in the Baltimore Washington Metropolitan area since 1801. We desire to create disciple-making communities. We do this by teaching people to love, serve, and share Jesus with others through disciple-making. Wherever you are in the process, we're here to help you grow and share the love of Christ with others. Let us help you take the next steps in the journey to know Christ.
What is our purpose
Vision- Jesus in the heart of every neighbor
Mission - Take the Gospel into all of life
Values - to be real, relational and fun
Plan your Visit
At Oakdale, you'll find a place to connect with people driven to go and make disciples. Every Sunday, join us for worship at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. then, following the service visit an Oakdale 5 table (look for the balloons) to learn where we're going and how you can get involved.
What to Expect
We offer an opportunity to sing, participate in responsive readings, prayers, and greet other worshipers, and listen to God's teaching through Scripture and the sermon. Children of all ages are welcome in the worship service. *Coloring sheets are available at the Welcome Center or ask an usher.
Communion - Offered the first Sunday of the month and is open to persons of all ages who seek to follow Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Offering - Offering plates are passed down the rows during the service. First-time guests bless us with their presence in worship and are invited to complete a "Connect Card" in the bulletin and place it in the offering plate. For members and attendees, they are giving an offering as a joyous response to God's love, faithfulness, and generosity.
Nursery- Sprouts ministry is available for families with infants and toddlers during the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. service in Emory Hall. The nursery is located adjacent to the Sanctuary and directly across from our Welcome Center lobby.
Kids - We provide a kid-friendly worship service (age 2 thru 5th grade) at 9:00 a.m. in the Kids worship room (Emory Hall)
Students - Middle school students gather on Wednesdays from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. in the Youth Center: Historic Chapel. High School and College-age meet on Sundays at 7:07 p.m. in the Youth Center: Historic Chapel.
Where to Park
We have two parking lots, both of which are accessible from Emory Church Road. To enter the parking lot closest to the Historic Chapel along MD 97/Georgia Avenue, make an immediate turn right off Emory Church Road. To enter the Brigham Hall parking lot, take the second right turn. During special events and holiday services, the Montgomery County Swim Center next door provides overflow parking along Georgia Avenue.
What to Wear
You will see everything, from suits and dresses to T-shirts and jeans (even shorts in the summer). Your presence in worship is what honors God.