Sunday Worship Service Is Open To All And Begins At 8:45am
Our worship service is a celebration of praise and thanksgiving, followed by Sunday School for all ages. We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. We hope that you consider joining us for worship!
Oakland United Methodist Church seeks to provide the opportunity for a “closer walk” with Jesus to every person who wants to experience the awesome nature of our Lord. The divine experience of God is as diverse as the number of people who gather to worship. Our God’s creativity speaks to each person in their own unique way. We believe that Christ calls us to use all of the gifts at our disposal to bring glory, honor and praise to Him. Therefore, we promote worship that encompasses a multitude of styles and traditions meant to touch the hearts and souls of our diverse congregation.
Worshiping God is what we do as we respond to His mercy in our ‘walking around life.’ It’s not the words I sing, but the me I bring; I am the offering laid at your feet, my steps the melody oh so sweet, all of me in praise of Thee.
The Disciplines allow us to place ourselves before God so that he can transform us in this way.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing.
The music at Oakland United Methodist Church incorporates a variety of styles to reach the hearts of our listeners. Whether it is guitar-led singing, contemporary praise music, or inspirational hymns of the ages, we sing to celebrate! Additionally, we are blessed with both an incredibly talented pianist and organist, along with a nearly 20-member four-part choir, a small children’s choir, and a sprinkling of ensembles that will move your heart to worship.
The children at Oakland United Methodist Church are a blessing. Very much included within the worship service, we boast a multitude of young children who enjoy a few moments with Pastor Ed during an age appropriate message specifically geared towards the children, but loved by all. Additionally, the children are encouraged to participate in worship at an early age through music, lighting the candles, and singing. The older they become, the more opportunities they have to serve God with gifts that were divinely provided.
The message is prayerfully considered and delivered by Pastor Ed. Remaining rooted in the biblical text, the message always seeks to provide a better contextual understanding of the scriptures as it applies to daily life in today’s world. Pastor Ed will often create a series of messages to explore a scriptural theme, but will also utilize the traditional lectionary readings to retain the value of Christian growth that comes with following the church calendar.
Celebration of Sacraments
As a United Methodist Church, we recognize and celebrate two sacraments: Holy Communion and Baptism.
Holy Communion, otherwise known as the Lord’s Supper, is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month and offers a gluten-free option along with grape juice. We also celebrate an “open table”, which means that you do not need to be United Methodist to take communion when it is offered. All who love the Lord and seek to become more Christ-like are welcome to join us at the “table.”
Baptism is offered to individuals of any age, trusting God to be the divine force behind our transformation even before we are able to acknowledge our need. Water within the baptism service is dispersed through sprinkling, pouring, or immersing after consultation and preparation with the pastor.