Regathering Plan

In-person Worship SundayS, 9:00 a.m.* 

We’re not reopening, because we never closed. The mission has never stopped while apart. We’re eager but not in a hurry. 

Oakdale’s regathering plans are based on current local, state and CDC guidelines but the timing of our plan is based on guidance from the Oakdale Board. 

Our goal is safety and serving people well. We’re prayerfully asking: how do we best fulfill our mission of Making Disciples who make Disciples. 

Oakdale Church will gather only for in-person worship at 9:00 a.m. with limited seating in addition to our reguarly scheduled Church online services at 9:00 & 11:00 am.

 Here's what you can expect:

Ministries

Every ministry at Oakdale is focused on equipping you to be disciples who make disciples.  As we adhere to social distancing guidelines, we are working to offer  online and in-person experiences to live a disciple-making lifestyle.  If your ministry is not listed here or you have a specific question, contact a ministry leader.  

What You Need to Know 

 

CARE (Celebrate recovery)
Celebrate Recovery will safely meet outdoors for in-person gatherings including share and step study groups in designated campus locations with social distancing and privacy in consideration. Bring a chair, pen and paper and water to stay hydrated. CR teachings will be available at oakdale.church/cr.  No child care provided. Masks are required. If you have questions, contact Mary Kay Isaacs. * CR will no longer stream online on Thursday nights. 

GroupLife
We want to encourage those not connected to join an online group. All of our groups will continue to meet online. Any groups that previously met on campus will be invited to meet online and off-campus to foster a disciple-making community. No childcare provided. If you have questions or interested in learning more, contact David Deans

MISSIONS
If applicable, we need information from the Missions and outreach team on there regathering plans. Will they be hosting virtual mission luncheons/webinars or on location virtual events.

MEN
The Men's ministry offers several options from MAN UP 33, Fight Club and United Methodist Men. These gathering will continue online with socially distant opportunities for in-person gatherings on the campus lawn. If you have questions, or interested in participating contact David Deans 

celebration 
The Celebration team plays an integral role in helping us return to in-person worship.  We invite all greeters, ushers, parking attendants to connect with Michelle Baker to find out your next steps. If you are interested in serving in this area, sign-up here

Disciple-making
Both Discovery Groups (DGs) and Disciple-Making Movement (DMM) training groups are meeting online. Moving forward, some groups may prefer to stick with video conferencing, while others may start to gather in-person, off campus. Through God's goodness, we have seen COVID-19 stimulate—rather than stop—our efforts to make disciple-making disciples. Questions? Contact Anne Jordan.

WORSHIP & Tech
Our Worship arts and tech ministry continue to meet in-person in a safe and socially distant manner. The worship team helps create an atmosphere of praise, adoration and, reverence. The tech team provides behind-the-scenes support for our weekly online and in-person church services. If you would like to utilize your gifts and talents, feel free to contact us.