As we enter this season, we remember that Lent is the forty-day season of preparation, awareness, self-reflection, and self-evaluation that leads us into Easter.  These days are marked with a more somber tone – a time tinged with the painful acknowledgement of our own sinfulness and mortality.   It is a time when Christians confront and confess our neediness and wantonness – and prepare ourselves to receive the glorious news of Jesus’ resurrection. This year’s Lenten sermon series will be based entirely in the Beatitudes.   As the powerful opening movement of our Lord’s Sermon on the Mount, these timeless words present us with a counter-intuitive understanding of faith (and life).  During these reflective weeks, we will explore the true nature of blessedness and center our lives on Jesus’ teachings that echo through the ages. In addition, we will use the Beatitudes (as Wesley pointed out) as a framework for a healthy (and radical) process of intentional discipleship.  They demand a response: for what we will find is that these sacred words are more than mere poetry for the downcast soul, they are addressed to all of us who would dare to surrender our lives to the way of the cross – following Jesus to Golgotha...and beyond.

As we enter this season, we remember that Lent is the forty-day season of preparation, awareness, self-reflection, and self-evaluation that leads us into Easter.  These days are marked with a more somber tone – a time tinged with the painful acknowledgement of our own sinfulness and mortality.   It is a time when Christians confront and confess our neediness and wantonness – and prepare ourselves to receive the glorious news of Jesus’ resurrection.

This year’s Lenten sermon series will be based entirely in the Beatitudes.   As the powerful opening movement of our Lord’s Sermon on the Mount, these timeless words present us with a counter-intuitive understanding of faith (and life).  During these reflective weeks, we will explore the true nature of blessedness and center our lives on Jesus’ teachings that echo through the ages.

In addition, we will use the Beatitudes (as Wesley pointed out) as a framework for a healthy (and radical) process of intentional discipleship.  They demand a response: for what we will find is that these sacred words are more than mere poetry for the downcast soul, they are addressed to all of us who would dare to surrender our lives to the way of the cross – following Jesus to Golgotha...and beyond.

On Oct 16, 2016, The Oaks United Methodist Church launched a new weekly worship service in the Hudson Oaks area. This gathering is for anyone looking for a place to connect with God. Some of us have been going to church a long time. Some of us have started back after a long hiatus. And some of us are trying this for the first time. No matter where your journey has taken you, The Oaks is a place where we hope you will feel WELCOMED, ACCEPTED, and LOVED by both God and the people around you.

We meet every Sunday at 10am at Mary Martin Elementary (719 N Oakridge Drive). While worshipping at The Oaks, you'll experience modern music, relatable messages, and authentic community

Parents/Caregivers, we want you to know that kids are always welcome in worship at The Oaks. In order to meet the needs of various families, we provide NURSERY (0-3) and KIDS CHURCH (3-K; 1st-4th; 5th-6th). FOR MORE INFO ON KIDS MINISTRY OPTIONS, CHECK HERE. In addition to these ministry areas, we also keep a couple play rugs and a coloring table at the back of the main worship space, and kids are free to use these areas during worship. 

Are you looking for a fulfilling way to serve others on Sunday mornings? We are putting together teams that will serve on Sunday mornings in the areas of Worship Setup/Teardown, Children's Ministry, Hospitality (Coffee and Snacks!), and Welcoming (smiling and shaking hands!). If you're interested, let us know!

Are you looking for a fulfilling way to serve others on Sunday mornings? We are putting together teams that will serve on Sunday mornings in the areas of Worship Setup/Teardown, Children's Ministry, Hospitality (Coffee and Snacks!), and Welcoming (smiling and shaking hands!). If you're interested, let us know!

 

If you have any questions, be sure to contact Pastor Jon Reeves by email or phone. We would love to see you at our next gathering!