Are you looking to invest and take the next step in your involvement with Oasis?
We’re looking for a team of students who are interested in serving in our Surge Leadership Team for 2013-2014. You’ll have the opportunity to learn leadership principles, skills, and be given the opportunity to lead and influence our ministry in specific ways.
If you’re interested, pray about your involvement, download the application here, fill it out, and return it to Oasis by Oct. 23 (for Fall semester).
You are invited to join us for a special evening of food, fun, and encouragement as we share with you about our upcoming missions trip to Ashland, Montana in June 2013. Take “a walk in the park” and enjoy being served a fully catered dinner, while hearing from our students about our trip. Adults and families are welcome to attend. Childcare will be provided thru age 11.
There is no cost to attend this evening, but we will offer an opportunity for you to support us through prayer and finances during the dinner. All proceeds we receive from this dinner will be used to offset the costs of our trip.
Please RSVP by filling out the form below.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Thanks for your interest in joining us at our “Walk In The Park” fundraising dinner. Unfortunately, reservations are now closed. If you need to modify or cancel your reservation, please contact the church office at 630-832-8416. Thank you!
Join us for a weekend at Dare2Share, where you’ll be challenged to “follow” Christ, based on Matthew 4:19-20. You’ll be trained, equipped, and prepared to share your faith to your friends. Greg Stier, Zane Black, and the music group Everfound will be there to teach and guide us in worship! You don’t want to miss out!
Dates: April 12-13, 2013
Location: Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates, IL
Cost: $55 (until April 1), $70 (after April 1)
includes conference fee, overnight in hotel, & 3 meals (snacks and Sat. pm dinner extra)
**Financial scholarships are available, based on need. See Pastor Eric for details!
Take a break from studying for Finals and join us for this epic night of fun, crazy games, festive food, and plenty of eggnog!
Join us from 7-9pm and….
WEAR your ugliest Christmas sweater and see if you’ll take home the prize in our UGLY SWEATER CONTEST!
BRING a White Elephant Gift to exchange with someone else, and walk away with a “memorable” gift you’ll cherish for years….or seconds…. (a white elephant gift is something less than $5 in value, unusual or unique, or having little to no value to you)
CREATE & FROST your own Christmas cookie, and join a team to create your own version of a Christmas village, scene, or structure with toothpicks, marshmallows, and candy. (eating it afterward is optional)
EAT plenty of Christmas cookies, food, and drinks (including eggnog).
ENJOY celebrating the season with your friends at Oasis!
We’re starting the Christmas cheer early at Oasis this year! Join us for a special night of outreach and service as we participate in Operation Christmas Child (a ministry of Samaritans Purse). By filling a simple shoebox with gifts for children around the world, we can be a part of making an eternal impact in their lives!
We’ll meet at church and split into teams, go out into the neighborhood and ask for specific donations to make shoeboxes to be sent to children overseas. We’ll then return to church, sort, pack, and wrap the gifts and prepare them to be shipped in time for Christmas to children who otherwise wouldn’t receive a present.
Some of the items we can collect and pack in the boxes include:
TOYS: small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch®, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky®, etc.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
HYGIENE ITEMS: toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.
OTHER: Hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps; sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries).
Do you have some of these things at your home? Interested in donating them? Bring them with you!
We’ll also be accepting financial donations to help offset the cost to ship each box ($7).
In addition to going around the neighborhood, we’ll also celebrate with plenty of Christmas food and music to help us get in the holiday spirit!
Come pack and shoebox with us…and make an eternal difference!
**Please note the change in time from regular Oasis: 6:30pm-9pm!**
Fall Retreat is HERE! We’re excited you’re all coming and wanted to remind you of a few important details you need to be aware of.
We’re looking forward to spending the weekend together serving Camp Timber-Lee and spending time together as a group.
Here’s a few last details you need to be aware of:
Meet at church by 5pm on Friday! Don’t be late! (We’ll return to church by 3pm on Sunday)
Bring $$ for dinner at Culvers Friday night. This is your own expense.
Pack work clothes and gloves for Saturday. Plan to be outside most of the day working.
Bring a lawn rake (if you have one). Label it with your name so it gets returned to you.
Pack clothes for night games on Saturday night, unless you want to be an easy target. = )
Don’t forget to pack the following:
a sleeping bag
personal items (towel, washcloth, etc)
Please note: If you are bringing any medication, please keep it in it’s original marked container, and bring it to church with you. Due to liability and regulations, the adult leaders need to keep all medication but will make it available when needed.
NO electronics, iPods, cell phones, or games are allowed! We love technology, but having them on a weekend trip like this keeps you from hanging out with the group and building relationships with each another! Leave them at home, or they’ll be held by the leaders. Cameras are welcome!
NO drugs, alcohol, illegal items, or weapons are allowed!
We can’t wait to get the weekend started! If you have any other questions – please contact Pastor Eric! See you on Friday!