Coming Up

at Oakland

May 2022

JCS Tour Choir Concert

Sunday, May 1  |  7pm   |   Oakland Church OMC
The Johnstown Christian School Tour Choir and Handbell Choir, under the direction of Ms. Kristen Lloyd, will be in concert here at Oakland Church, entitled “Evidence of God’s Light.” All songs are a testimony of our faith in Jesus Christ. The choirs are comprised of 40 high school students from JCS—and quite a few call Oakland Church their home! Come for an inspiring time of worship and praise!

Sight & Sound's "David" Bus Trip

Friday, May 6  |  8am–10pm
Trip includes great tickets to new production “David,” family style all-you-can-eat lunch at Hershey Farms Restaurant, and roundtrip transportation to Lancaster via McIlwain Charter Bus. Due to popular demand, a second bus has been booked, so if you are interested, please contact Dave & Kim Hirko or call the church office. The bus will leave Oakland Church at 8am and will arrive back approximately 10pm. Cost is $125 per person, payable to Oakland United Methodist Church.

Wesleyan Covenant Association 2022 Global Gathering

Saturday, May 7  |  9am–3:30pm
Oakland Church is hosting the simulcast of More Than Conquerors Conference, Wesleyan Covenant Association’s 2022 Global Gathering. To attend, you will need to register by clicking here. Be sure to choose PA-Oakland UM Church for the simulcast site. Total cost of registration is $17.65 per person. We encourage you to join us for this important gathering.

Ladies Afternoon Out

Saturday, May 14  |  1pm  |  Red Lobster (Johnstown, PA)
Join us for an afternoon of fun, fellowship, and good food! We’ll order off the menu (at our own expense), and after our meal we will have devotions by Robin Hamilton. Come join us! Sign-up sheets are in the lobbies.

Trivia Night

Friday, May 20  |  7pm  |  OMC
Form your team of up to 6 people and show off with all those useless facts that roll around in your brain! We will be in the OMC (gym) this time to accommodate a larger number of teams, and our youth group will be selling treats and refreshments to raise money for their summer mission trip.

Night of Prayer & Worship

Sunday, May 22  |  5pm  |  OMC
It has always been integral to the DNA of Oakland to champion unity among local churches, and it is our hope that these monthly nights serve as mini revival catalysts for our region! With extended worship led by a collective of worship leaders & musicians from the area, and a prophetic message designed to strengthen and equip you, we invite you to come touch Heaven with us.

Infant Baptism

Sunday, May 29  |  Both morning services
Parents, if you wish to have your child baptized, please contact our church secretary Kim at (814) 269-3678 by Wednesday, May 18 to schedule a meeting with one of our pastors. The baptism will take place during the morning services on Sunday, May 29.

Celebrating Graduates!

Sunday, May 29  |  Both morning services
Is there a graduate in your family this year? We are so excited to celebrate university/college graduates, trade school graduates, and high school graduates! Please submit two photos of your graduate, along with your name and the degree earned, to the church office no later than Wednesday, May 18. We will announce and celebrate graduates on Sunday, May 29 in both morning services.

June 2022

Bus Trip for Pastor Jeremy's Ordination

Thursday, June 2
Oakland Church will be taking a chartered bus to Eerie to attend the ordination service for Associate Pastor Jeremy Barkley. The cost is $40, payable to Oakland UM Church. Please note that if the cost is a difficulty for you, we have scholarships and other financial assistance available. For reservations, please contact Dave or Kim Hirko, or contact the church office. Reservations are on a first-reserved basis.

Western PA Annual Conference 2022

Thursday, June 2—Saturday, June 4  |  Live Stream Available
The United Methodist Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference is around the corner, and worship & plenary sessions will be streamed live from the Bayfront Convention Center (as well as the ordination service where Pastor Jeremy will be ordained). You can watch it here. We encourage those interested to stay in the loop by watching the stream and praying.

The Worship Summit

Friday, June 10  |  6pm
Saturday, June 11  |  8:30am–5pm
Life Church (107 Bantley Pl, Windber, PA 15963)
Worship Pastor Joshua Watts is leading The Worship Summit, a conference designed to resource and empower worship leaders & ministries in the region. No registration necessary, and attendance is free. If you are involved in worship ministry in your church in any capacity (music, vocals, choir, audio), you’re invited to join us for practical teaching, breakout sessions, and of course inspiring worship.

Vacation Bible School: SPARK STUDIOS

Monday, June 20—Friday, June 24
This summer, spark imagination and kick creativity into high gear at Spark Studios! This summer, kids will learn that God’s creativity didn’t stop in Genesis. The Master Artist is working to redeem, reclaim, and transform us. Kids will have fun while learning that we are His workmanship (Eph. 2:10) and a masterpiece in process. VBS will be held at both Roxbury Park and Luray Park simultaneously, and we invite you to attend the location nearest you. Register today by clicking here.

July 2022

Oakland Kids Camp: CAMPTENDO

Monday, July 18–Friday, July 22  |  Camp Harmony (1414 Plank Rd, Hooversville, PA 15936)
This summer, kids will have a blast at Kids Camp: CAMPTENDO as they grow closer to God and gain spiritual tools to become More Than Conquerors. Your kids will experience passionate worship, make new friends, and lasting memories. Overnight option is available for campers who have completed 1st through 6th grade. Day camp is available to campers who have completed PreK4 through 6th grade. Register today by clicking here.