Are you experiencing election anxiety? Take a deep breath . . . several if you need to. Remember who you are and to whom you belong in Christ. Believers are citizens of a different Kingdom—an eternal Kingdom. So, let us not rejoice in an outcome of an election. Instead, rejoice that our names are written in heaven.
As Kingdom Disciples, we are to be salt and light in a tasteless and dark world. It’s time to really get down to kingdom business.
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Wednesday Night Bible Study
TONIGHT at 8 pm on Zoom, tune into Wednesday Night Bible Study on Kingdom Voting. Dr. Evans will answer your questions on God and Conscience. After the Q & A, you will break off into smaller groups to discuss the sermon more. Men and women will meet on separate Zoom calls.
Harvest Fest Drive-Through
Drive through the Education Center this Saturday, October 31, from 10 am to 1 pm for our annual alternative to Halloween. You can stay in the car as you navigate through a 12-tent maze to receive lots of candy, other goodies and surprises!
The Turn⋅Around Agenda (TTA) Food Pantry
TTA Food Pantry needs a lot more cans of corn (15 oz) and green beans (14.5 oz) by Saturday, November 7. Drop off donations at the Outreach Center at 7140 Library Lane, Dallas, 75232, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. Click here for a list of additional food items needed.
Thanksgiving Drive-Through Fellowship
We invite you to participate in our Thanksgiving Drive-Through Fellowship on Tuesday, November 17, from 5 to 7 pm. This is an event you do not want to miss because it offers various opportunities for you to bless others and be blessed.
- If you are participating in our annual Thanksgiving offering (one-week of your household income), you may drop off your offering at the event.
- The holidays are approaching, and we want to serve needy families with children. We ask you to purchase a toy and/or gift card to drop off at the event. Go here for a list of approved toys and gift cards.
When you come, you will also receive communion cups, offering envelopes, Acts of Kindness cards and discount meal coupons for the restaurant at the Golf Club of Dallas. If you need prayer, volunteers will be available to pray with you.
Singles Funsgiving 2020
Attention all OCBF Singles, let’s have some fun. Join us on Saturday, November 21, at 2 pm on Zoom. You will have the chance to connect over some crazy icebreakers, play games, win prizes and be inspired at this dynamic meet-up. No registration is required, but you must be at least age 18 years to attend. We will provide you with a Zoom link and password closer to the event. Sign up to be on our mailing list to stay informed about Singles events and connection opportunities.
November is the time for Ministry Commitment & Changeover. If you are not changing your ministry volunteer assignment, NO ACTION IS REQUIRED. However, if you would like to begin volunteering in another ministry, log in to add your new ministry. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to remove yourself from a ministry. Call 214-672-9185 if you have limited internet access.
Sunday Morning Broadcast
Tune in Sunday, November 8, at 10 am as Dr. Evans concludes his powerful sermon series on Kingdom Voting, addressing Kingdom Citizenship from Philippians 3:20. After service, you can go to OCBFChurch.org/KingdomVote or text KingdomVote to 797979 to submit your questions. You have until 11:59pm on Sunday to send in your questions.
Additionally, please get with the people you’ve invited to view the broadcast with you to discuss the sermon using our study guide. View the weekly worship broadcast via:
Tithes & Offerings
Your financial commitment to our ministry is extremely important. We appreciate your faithfulness in keeping our church strong in ministry.
You can pay your tithe and/or offering in one of four ways:
- Mail: OCBF, 1808 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas, TX 75232
- Website: OCBFChurch.org/Give
- Text OCBF to 797979
- OCBF Church Mobile App
OCBF Bookstore Temporary Hours
The holiday season is approaching, and the OCBF Bookstore offers a wide variety of high-quality merchandise that will make perfect gifts for your loved ones and friends. The new temporary hours of operation are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am – 6 pm. You can do in-store shopping or pre-pay phone orders with curbside pickup by calling 214-672-9119.
Kingdom Collegiate Academies
Parents, if you are looking for a private school that offers flexible program options and an exceptional collegiate education grounded in a kingdom worldview, look no further than Kingdom Collegiate Academies.
We are now enrolling students 18 months through grade 12. Parents can choose from three program options for instruction: in-person classroom, remote classroom or self-paced online. To apply, visit KCAcademies.org/Apply.
Small groups meet VIRTUALLY for members only. Visit us at ocbfchurch.org/smallgroups if you are interested in hosting and/or joining a small group.
Members, don’t forget you can access our weekly study guide on Kingdom Voting at ocbfchurch.org/studyguide.
Youth and Children’s Ministry
If your kids are not involved in OCBF Kidz and the NextLevel Youth Ministry, they are missing out on fun and meaningful activities that keep our young people grounded in their faith.
Our children’s programs (nursery – grade 6) are via Zoom Wednesdays at 6:30 pm and Sundays at 12:30 pm. Visit ocbfchurch.org/children to register your child to participate in OCBF Kidz!
NextLevel Youth (grades 7 – 12) can join us each Sunday at 5 pm on the OCBF Facebook and YouTube platforms.
Thursday Night Prayer Service
Our commitment to prayer is proof of our dependence on the Holy Spirit. At OCBF, we believe in the power of prayer. Join other prayer warriors each Thursday at 8 pm on Zoom. Click here to access the Zoom link for tomorrow’s prayer service.
Technology, Education & Career Courses
Achieve success by learning technology to virtually exist in today’s world. Make yourself more marketable, improve existing skills or learn something new! Courses include Computer/IT Basics, Microsoft Office, GED Prep, navigating Zoom and more! Find success today by registering for a course at turnaroundagenda.org/success. Classes run through December 8.
Life On Life Women’s Bible Study
Ladies, you can still register for the Fall session of Life On Life Women’s Bible Study! Join us each Tuesday at 9:30 am on Zoom. Register today at ocbfchurch.org/LOL.
We want to keep you updated! Help us do that by making sure we have your information. If you or a member(s) you know are not getting our emails, text and/or app notifications, please visit the following links to update your email, opt in to text messages and download our app and sign up for app notifications.
We want to see more people involved in the life our ministry. We encourage you to invite five people to view the Sunday morning broadcast with you this Sunday and each week – the same five people. Use Zoom, Facebook watch party or some other technology to watch the service together. After each Sunday broadcast, use the study guide to engage your guests in a discussion about the sermon. Find resources here to get you started.
Become a Member
Online pre-membership classes are going on right now! If you know anyone who has expressed interest in joining our church, please have them visit ocbfchurch.org/membership.
Remember you don’t have walk alone in times of difficulty. Our Counseling Center offers telehealth counseling for individuals, couples, and families. Please reach out to us at ocbfchurch.org/counseling or call 214-672-9152.
As always, we look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday!