What Are You Waiting For?

waitingSometimes, rightly or wrongly, we put important things off for another time. Some things are certainly worth waiting for, and some good things we don’t have to wait for. Every year we wait to open Christmas presents, but there is a gift we can have right now.  What are you waiting for?

Join us this Advent Season, beginning Sunday, November 29, 2015.

A gift will be given away each Sunday!

Our spiritual formation emphasis during this series is the Faith Living Stone. To obtain the Faith Stone: Confess Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead for the forgiveness of your sins so that you may live as a new creation. If you have already placed your faith in Jesus for salvation, this is a good time invite someone else to faith as you obtain the Evangelism Living Stone.

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2015 Multi-Ethnic Thanksgiving Worship Service and Fellowship

give thanks to him_wide_tOn Sunday, November 22, 2015 we will have our 2nd Multi-Ethnic Thanksgiving Worship Service and Fellowship Potluck.

Oakdale Wesleyan Church and Eternal Life Hmong Baptist Church will have a combined service using both music teams, and hearing testimonies from all!

Worship Service will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Potluck Fellowship will begin at approximately noon.

Table service and drink will provided. Please bring a favorite holiday dish to share, and invite your family and friends!

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Did You Know?

2930951238_71b520cfda_oDid you know? Between our preaching and teaching (Sunday school, Bible study, and discipleship) we are working toward covering all of the Scripture (both books of the Bible and topics). If you’ve missed something, you can catch up in the Teaching Archive.

In addition, we have two ongoing teaching series that get added to each year: John Wesley for Today to connect us with our Wesleyan-Methodist heritage, and iFocus to remind us of our vision as purpose as part of Christ’s Church in Oakdale.

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Thank God! November 2015 Teaching Series

thank god_t“Thank God!” is an expression people often use to express relief or sarcasm. During the month of November we will look though the Psalms, and see we really do have reasons to say, “Thanks, God!”

This series begins on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 10 a.m.

During the Thank God sermon series we are working on obtaining the Society Living Stone. To obtain this stone:

  • Actively engage in a community or global work of relief, reconciliation, or restorative justice.
  • Read at least one of the following books:
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Get on the Underground Railroad

Harriet_Tubman_Civil_War_WoodcutBeing a part of the Underground Railroad is part of the history of The Wesleyan Church. The denomination still works those tracks today through fighting human trafficking and through Immigrant Connection.

Oakdale Wesleyan Church is taking our first step to get on board by starting a partnership with Tubman House. This Fall harvest season we will flow God’s blessings to Tubman both in money and goods. Collections will be received from Sunday, October 18 through Sunday, November 22, and then delivered to Tubman.

Tubman’s programming helps 40,000 people each year and they rely on the support of the community to make a difference. Anyone is welcome to contribute to this blessing, and contributions are tax deductible. You may donate through Oakdale Wesleyan Church or directly to Tubman.

Designate a gift through Oakdale Wesleyan Church

Donate directly to Tubman


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Free Photo Sessions

FSLO-1443641426-111426A new church directory is being worked on that will include our photos. These professional photos will be taken in the Fellowship Hall on Monday, November 9, 2015 from 2 pm to 8 pm.

Appointments are required, so please use the link below to pick your time slot or use the sign up sheet at church. Click Here to Schedule Your Appointment.

You will have the option of purchasing photos from your session.


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Fall Spiritual Formation – What God Wants

What_God_WantsIf God is really God, then why does he need my money? That is a great question, and the answer is that God doesn’t need money . . . nor food. So why did ancient people offer up so many animals? Why do we offer our money, time, and influence? In our 2015 Fall All-Church Spiritual Formation we will look at offerings through the whole Bible to help us see What God Wants.

Please join us!

The series begins on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 at 10 a.m. and runs through October.

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Missions Sunday 2015



Sunday, August 2, 2015 our guest speaker will be Scott Drury, Development Advisor for Wesleyan World Hope International. Scott will just have returned from 12 days in Liberia, so he will have the most recent updates from that country.

Service begins at 10 a.m.

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2015 Sunday Swap


Pastor Josh Hampsher

Pastor Josh Hampsher

On Sunday, August 30, 2015 (date change) we will have a pastor swap. In Oakdale we will hear the word from Pastor Josh Hampsher from New Heights Christian Fellowship, our Wesleyan sister church in Farmington, while Pastor Paul speaks in Farmington. Let’s have a good showing for Pastor Josh and be a part of this denominational fellowship.

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