ONGOING EVENTS

Acts of the Apostles in Autumn in October

Did you enjoy Summer in the Scriptures? 


Then join Pastor Emily Denmark McGee as she 'travels' though the Book of Acts this Autumn. Subscribe HERE to get daily email links to the series.

Dream Big Study Guide by Bob Goff

Wednesdays at 10:00 am (Zoom)

To register, email Rev Betty at betty@oceanviewumc.com. Order your book from Amazon or get an ebook online.


What would you do if opinion, reason, or probability were no objects? What do you deeply desire to do even if it scares you to the marrow of your bones? What were you meant to do even if no other person thinks you should? 


He shares stories from the Bible that show how God called certain individuals to follow him--regardless of their lack of "qualifications"-- and how those people changed the world when they dared to follow God's dreams for their lives. In the same way, God is calling us to step into the version of our lives that he intended for us before others told us it was impossible and once again dream big.

Sunday Morning at 11 am
Zoom Bible Study

Now!  - Ephesians

I don't know about you but I have been missing all your faces and the lively discussion. Join Rev. Betty on Zoom Sunday mornings at 11:00 am. 


Let me know you are interested by emailing me at betty@oceanviewumc.com. 

I will then email you the link you need to get started. Rev Betty

OCTOBER 2020 EVENTS

Friday, October 2nd - 9:30 AM The Breezeway Crafters!

Join a lively group of handcrafters of all skill levels engaged in a variety of hand crafts.


Join a lively gathering of handcrafters, from beginners to seasoned veterans, in a variety of hands on craft projects. 


Participants can share ideas, patterns and help one another with their projects. Bring your craft project, a folding chair, something to drink and your sun hat and mask. 


Join us for a socially distanced time of crafting and chatting. 


Where: UPPER Breezeway at Oceanview UMC


Sunday, October 18th - 3:00 pm Oceanview Online Game Day

It's amazing how some of the most classic games are 'Zoomable'. 


From your own home, with snacks and soda pop join in for games such as: Outburst!, Bingo, Taboo, Mind Trap, Pictionary, Charades and Scattagories. Sponsored by Oceanview United Methodist Women.


Register in advance:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqf--hqzsrEtBCJeRlPJU7Et2zVXw9cDy5

New Book Study on Zoom

"The Sermon on the Mount"

Begins Wednesday, October 13 at either 10:00 am or 7:00 pm on Zoom for 6 weeks.


Explore The Sermon on the Mount! Explore the most popular sermon ever delivered!

The Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7, contains some of Jesus’ most profound and most memorable teachings. What might these teachings have meant to his disciples and to the others who first heard them? How do they enhance our reading of the rest of the Gospel of Matthew, and how do they speak across the centuries to listeners today? How, if we pay careful attention to his words, does Jesus provide us a road map to living as God would have us live?


If you are interested email Rev Betty at betty@oceanviewumc.com and she will email you more details. Please specify the time you would attend

Oceanview Annual Charge Conference - October 25th

Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 2:00 PM - via Zoom


For this year, the Florida Conference is requesting that all Annual Charge Conferences be Charge Conferences not Church Conferences. This means that your leadership will have voting privileges. The scheduled Charge Conference is for annual business only. There will be a two-step registration process for virtual charge conferences. All who will be attending must first register with the District. Here is the link to send out to register. Individual registration is required by all who want to attend the Charge Conference by Sunday, October 18, 2020.

 

https://florida-reg.brtapp.com/ACDistrictChargeConferenceOctober72020717171

 

There will be a second registration with Zoom. The link to register on Zoom will be sent to all who complete the first registration on Monday, October 19, 2020.  


The following churches are in our large group:

  • First – Jupiter/Tequesta
  • First – Hobe Sound
  • Oceanview
  • United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches
  • Trinity – West Palm Beach
  • First Hispanic

NOVEMBER 2020 EVENTS

Friday, November 6th - 9:30 am

The Breezeway Crafters!

Join a lively group of handcrafters of all skill levels engaged in a variety of hand crafts.


Join a lively gathering of handcrafters, from beginners to seasoned veterans, in a variety of hands on craft projects. 


Participants can share ideas, patterns and help one another with their projects. Bring your craft project, a folding chair, something to drink and your sun hat and mask. 


Join us for a socially distanced time of crafting and chatting. 


Where: UPPER Breezeway at Oceanview UMC


Thursday, Nov. 12th - 7:00 pm

Hope and Health: Missions in the Midst of COVID-19 via Zoom

In a follow up to our previous COVID session, Jane Murphy, MSN and Lisa Leard, BSN will give current updates about Palm Beach County's COVID response. We will hear how UMWomen is doing Missions work nationally and in places like Sierra Leone during the pandemic. 


More importantly, learn what WE can do NOW, how we should do it, and who we can help - right here in our neighborhoods. Open to all friends and neighbors of Oceanview. Sponsored by Oceanview United Methodist Women. Via Zoom.


Register in advance:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqfuitrDMrGNaHPwPwHbc5jUhH6DrkzcQ9

Leadership Training Event 2020

This is for all local church clergy, leaders, and teams. Focus will be on Fresh Expressions. 

Saturday, November 14, 2020  l  Registration Required  l  Three locations from which to choose for your team to attend.

     District South - TBD  l  Live Site

     District Central - First Melbourne  l  Live Streaming Site

     District North - TBD  l  Live Streaming Site

We highly encourage every church in our district to have a team participate. Please mark your calendar, invite your team, and plan to attend at one of the three locations!

Rev. Matt Lake will be our guest speaker. He serves as the Lead Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Williamsport, PA, an urban congregation that consists of a mix of traditional and contemporary worship experiences. First Church also currently hosts a network of fresh expressions of ministry called the Acts Network in which people meet in places such as homes, gyms, and coffee shops. Matt is a graduate of Messiah College and has an M.Div from Duke Divinity School. Matt is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry focusing on Semiotics and Future Studies through Portland Seminary. He has worked with a variety of churches in a consultant role and has a passion to see God's Kingdom impacted through lives transformed in the love of Jesus Christ. 

DECEMBER 2020 EVENTS

Friday, December 4th - 9:30 am The Breezeway Crafters! 

Friday, December 4th - 9:30 AM (every 1st Friday) The Breezeway Crafters! 


Join a lively group of handcrafters of all skill levels engaged in a variety of hand crafts. Join a lively gathering of handcrafters, from beginners to seasoned veterans, in a variety of hands on craft projects. Participants can share ideas, patterns and help one another with their projects. 


Bring your craft project, a folding chair, something to drink and your sun hat and mask. Join us for a socially distanced time of crafting and chatting. 


Where: UPPER Breezeway at Oceanview UMC. 

Thursday, Dec. 10th - 7:00 pm Oceanview UMWomen's Holiday Mission Swap Party

Thursday, December 10th - 7:00 pm - Oceanview UMWomen's Holiday Mission Swap Party. 


Details to come. Save the Date. 


Includes the Installation of Officers. 

Longest Night ~ Dec. 21st 2020

On this night, we remember those for whom the holidays are not joyful; those that are lonely, in mourning, feeling alienated and cast apart from family celebrations. They are experiencing depression and sadness and yet are often compelled put on a 'happy face' for others, denying their true feelings. 


The Longest Night is a worship service scheduled around the winter solstice (the longest night of the calendar year) and it just happens to fall on or around December 21st every year. Following this date, daylight seems to be returning for more and more of each day. As Dan Benedict notes: “it is also the traditional feast day for Saint Thomas the Apostle. This linkage invites making some connections between Thomas's struggle to believe the tale of Jesus' resurrection, the long nights just before Christmas, and the struggle with darkness and grief faced by those living with loss.”

This service offers the opportunity to reclaim the richness of the theology of the Advent season. We sing Advent hymns, which are often played in minor keys and have lyrics pointing to hope in the presence of mystery. A very meaningful part of this service is a time where everyone is invited to share in a liturgy (call and response or a litany) and then we light candles as a sign-act of the light of Christ coming into the darkness of mourning. There are times of silent reflection, responsive prayers and communion.


In the midst of the hustle and bustle of your other Christmas services, rituals, parties, and obligations; come experience peace and hope. The Longest Night service can be of tremendous help for those struggling in our community. It’s a witness that the Christ child comes as a sign of hope in the face of despair. And it’s a witness that Oceanview church is intentional about upholding members of the community in whatever season of life they may find themselves. 


Come find peace. Come find hope. Come find light on The Longest Night. 

Rance's Yoga Class - NOT MEETING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Rance's Yoga Class resumes: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am to 11:15 am at the lower parking lot west behind the professional building. Bring your own folding chair, rubber soled shoes, water, towel and mask

Serve with your hands...

Even in the midst of COVID, we are making plans for the future. You can help. Consider lending your expertise in various general sprucing up needs around our church! Examples: cleaning windows, sweeping or painting inside just to name a few things. Reach out to Chris Scranton, Trustee Chair @ snoskicbs@comcast.net with areas you can help clean/fix up. We are going have an awesome place to worship when everything is completed!