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
Current Sermon Series
It’s in the news every day; another random act of violence, the pandemic, climate change, anxiety, depression, political divisiveness and on and on. Our world is full of both beauty and tragedy, suffering and solace. How can we make sense of it all? What does God think? Why doesn’t God stop it? You are invited to discover God’s side of the story about life and to learn how to put the pieces of history together. We will experience redemption, renewal, and hope. We welcome you to join in-person or online at both 9AM or 11AM.
Meet the Team
Plan your Visit
At Oakdale, you'll find a place to connect with people driven to go and make disciples. Every Sunday, join us in-person at 9AM & 11AM for worship. We also broadcast our service online at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. at live.oakdale.church. There is live hosted chat and prayer available during the 9AM service.
We invite you to visit the Oakdale 5 table with balloons in the lobby, at the back of the sanctuary, for a 5 minute introduction to Oakdale and invitation to take your next step(s) here.
Newcomers Discovery Group
If you are new to Oakdale, our 6-week Discovery Group experience will help you:
— Connect with other people at Oakdale
— Learn about God, His Church and our mission
— Be equipped as a disciple who makes disciples
Contact: Anne Jordan,
What to Expect for In-Person Worship
We are continuing to follow CDC safety guidelines, below are some updates. Please check back regularly for updates as guidelines change frequently.
-- What to Expect --
Montgomery County has re-instated indoor mask guidelines. Effective Sunday November 21 are the following gathering guidelines:
- Masks are required indoors at Oakdale for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, over the age of 2.
Social distancing will no longer be in effect outdoors.
Each weekend, we plan to have coffee and water, now inside due to cold, to create a space for fellowship. Please keep your mask on when not actively drinking.
Capacity limits and spacing have been lifted in the Sanctuary
-- Safety & Accommodations --
All contact surfaces and bathrooms are sanitized before and after services.
Hand sanitizer stations are in the lobby and outside bathrooms.
“Touchless” experience is still in place with no bulletins, offering basket or communion plates, doors are propped open.
-- Nursery, Kids & Students --
Nursery during the 9AM service only. Volunteers are all fully vaccinated. For more details or email Pastor Ginny Lee:
Oakdale Kids now are offering in-person inside gatherings at 9AM. There is a table in the lobby where you can get more information and directions on Sunday morning. Pre-Schoolers can be dropped off upstairs in Emory Hall. Elementary kids are invited to join your family in the sanctuary at 9AM and then are released to your teachers. Please visit oakdale.church/kids for more details or email Pastor Ginny Lee: .
Students will meet online and have outdoor gatherings - please contact Andrew Hall for details: .
Please join us online if you are sick, have a fever or have been exposed to anyone within 14 days who might have COVID (have an outstanding COVID test or have been diagnosed). Help us protect our church community by notifying Leslie Myers, Executive Pastor, , if you or a family member test positive for Covid19 after recently attending Oakdale Church.
Where to Park
Please park in the front parking lot along Georgia Avenue and enter the building through the doors on the front of the church. Ushers will greet you and your family when you arrive at the Georgia Avenue Doors.
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. We ask that everyone in your party wears a mask the entire time they are on our campus
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The WEEKLY newsletter is distributed Thursday afternoon highlighting upcoming events, sermon and disciple-making resources plus quick links to registrations, live streams, and giving. It's an easy way to stay connected to Oakdale Church. Click here to Subscribe
Contact Our Staff:
We are glad to welcome you and help you get connected into the Oakdale Church family. Please reach out to our church staff with the contact form below with any questions, concerns and or desire to be more a part of Oakdale. We are happy to help!