ADULT BIBLE STUDY

"We Make the Road by Walking" by Brian McLaren

Why are we here? What’s wrong with the world? What is our role, our task, our purpose?  What is a good life? Is there meaning and hope? What dangers should we guard against?  What treasures should we seek? Our ancient ancestors answered these questions through their stories. Over the course of 14 weeks we will explore those stories together.


Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm

In the fellowship hall bring a snack supper


OR Tuesday mornings 9:30 am - Virtual/Zoom class


Class description: This class will follow the sermon series of the same name. Every week the Sunday sermon will explore the topics of the chapter in the book, We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren. 


The Tuesday night class will discuss the chapter with the pastor prior to the Sunday morning message. The Tuesday morning class will be a follow up class where in participants can take a deeper dive into the material presented in the Sunday message.


You MUST register ahead of time for either class

  Tuesdays@9:30AM or Tuesdays@7:00PM


and purchase the book


Bible Study Classes continue with the next section of Brian McLaren's book: "We Make the Road By Walking":


Alive in the Adventure of Jesus

Evening Class starts: Nov. 23 - Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm

Morning Class starts: Nov. 30 - Mar 1 @ 9:30 am

Sunday Morning, 11:15 am

Bible Study on Zoom AND In-Person in Room 49

Life is crazy, but you don't have to be.

Sunday Morning Bible study put hope, joy and peace in your heart. Get connected with our Sunday morning Bible Study. Learn from each other, explore God's words as we delve into the Bible together. Get real hope for real life in real time. 

Our current discussion: How to Have Joy - The Book of Philippians. Our NEXT Study will be on the Book of Colossians beginning mid-November.


Sign up by emailing Mary McCurty:

Click Here to Email for the ZOOM Link to Class

Rance's Chair Yoga Class

Monday, Wednesday & Friday


Rance's Yoga Class: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 am to 11:15 am out on the Breezeway (upper level). Bring your own folding chair, rubber soled shoes, water, towel and mask

Oceanview United Methodist Women ONLINE Webstore

Help us, help others for missions! 

Consider sending your family and friends some premium, SCRUMPTIOUS and nutty treats and confections!


Check out our new Fundraising Webstore at https://oceanview-umwomen.terrilynn.com


Great as gifts, for baking and for family. A portion of every sale goes to support our missions—and you get delicious nuts, snacks, and confections delivered right to your door. Please shop and share to help Oceanview UMWomen raise money to help advocate for the rights of women, children and youth around the world... starting right here in Palm Beach County.


Enjoy premium confections, pecans, walnuts, cashews and nuts, baking items, snack mixes, gift tins and granola... healthy AND delicious. A $5.00 shipping charge (for each separate address) no matter how large your order. SUPER Easy... just order online, and they do ALL the work!


Oceanview United Methodist Women raises funds (from our Soup and Salad Suppers, Valentine's Dinners and Holiday Craft Sales) to improve the lives of women, children and youth around the world. This year, due to COVID-19, we are not hosting any fundraising dinners or public events - yet the mission work of Oceanview's UMWomen continues in Palm Beach County, Florida and the world... Thank you for your continued support!


CLICK HERE TO ORDER!


Oceanview UMWomen directly supports our Good Samaritan Fund, Youth Mission Trips, CROS Camps, the Florida UM Children's Homes, AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse) and a host of other organizations.

November 2021 Events

Virtual Book Discussion Group

Tuesday, November 2nd

on Zoom - 7:00 pm

 

Our Discussion Book: 

"Before We Were Yours: A Novel"

by Lisa Wingate


Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.


THE BLOCKBUSTER HIT—Over two million copies sold! A New York Times, USA Today,Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller

 

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL ALICE FOR THE LINK

It's Time to READ: Join our Virtual Book Discussion Group, sponsored by United Methodist Women, where Alice Naegele, DJ Olson, Kim Wendt and Jeannette Hatzenbuhler continue their most interesting discussions on books, on missions and on life. You are invited to join the conversation...


About the Book

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.


Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.


About the Author

Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, an inspirational speaker, and the bestselling author of more than twenty novels. Her work has won or been nominated for many awards, including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award, the Carol Award, the Christy Award, and the RT Reviewers' Choice Award. Wingate lives in the Ouachita Mountains of southwest Arkansas.

All Saints Sunday November 7, 2021

Historically, the Church has confessed a belief in the "communion of the saints," which includes not only all living believers, but also all who have gone before us. When we celebrate Holy Communion, we experience the communion of saints, feasting with believers past, present and future. The author of Hebrews 12 reminds us that these saints, a “great cloud of witnesses,” surrounds us and cheers us on.


On All Saints Day, United Methodists publicly remember and honor those who have passed away. Celebrated on the first Sunday in November, many congregations light candles, ring bells of remembrance, and call the names of those lost in the previous year as a way of honoring the impact their lives have had on us. 


Join us Sunday, November 7th, as we remember and honor our saints - online at Home Worship or in-person in the Sanctuary at Oceanview UM Church. 

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Oceanview United Methodist Women

Thursday, November 11, 2021 Socially Distanced Dinner
7:00 pm - Multi-Purpose Room

World Thank Offering

Join Us... United Methodist Women at Oceanview


Thursday November 11, 2021

Oceanview Church ~7:00 pm

Where: The Downstairs Multi-Purpose Room


Join us for a light dinner (Chicken Salad, Rolls, Soft Drinks, Desserts) and a conversational get together!
Masks and Social Distancing Recommended. 

Topic: World Thank Offering - respond to God's abundance and grace with spontaneous gift(s) of gratitude. The funds collected are used for mission and advocacy in the United States and around the world.


Contact Kim Wendt for more info: kim@oceanviewumc.com

Hanging of the Greens - Saturday, November 27 - 9:00 am

Get in the Christmas Spirit! Come decorate the church for the holidays!
Start time: 9:00 am. End time: before Noon! 

Farm Box Sunday with United Farmer’s Alliance


Support Local Farms AND Those In Need


Order a Pre-Paid, Farm Fresh, Food Box Online

SPECIAL NOTE: GRILL/MEAT BOXES NOW AVAILABLE

Farm Truck Delivers Boxes to Oceanview Church, (701 Ocean Drive, Juno Beach) on
"Farm Box Sunday" for Pick Up at the Lower Level Parking area. 


Next Farm Box Sunday: November 28th

11:00 am to 1:00 pm


EBT, Apple/Android Pay, Credit Card and SNAP

Sign Up/Shop at: www.MyFloridaFarms.com

Want fresh food from local farms? We support local farmers and those in need, and you can  too! All while providing you and your loved ones with fresh, healthy food. We accept Credit Cards, Apple Pay, EBT, SNAP and Fresh Access Bucks. Reserve your food box today at https://MyFloridaFarms.com


What’s In the Fresh Greens Box (Grill Boxes Now Available - See Website):

10-15 lbs. of Local Farm-Fresh products. That’s 4 to 12 meals per box! Our Greens and Veggies box is full of in-season produce from local farms. Past boxes have had various mixes of Kale, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Eggplants, Romaine, Spinach, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Daikon and Watermelon Radish, Summer Squash, Celery, Fennel Fronds, Dill, Cucumbers, Green Peppers, Parsley, Mustard Greens, Zucchini and lots more - all grown here in South Florida. When available we also offer spices, dairy, fresh eggs and processed goods from Local Farmers. Your purchases help support Local Farms, Oceanview Church and help donate healthy food to low-income families here in South Florida. 


Benefits of Purchasing a Farm Box:

  • Supplies low-income families with healthy local foods.
  • Reconnects people with farms – and ‘real’ food.
  • Gives local farmers more resources, options for product output.
  • Increases farmer security with additional economic stability.
  • Provides your family with Local Farm-Fresh products.

How Do I Pre-Order My Farm Box?

  1. Visit our website https://MyFloridaFarms.com
  2. Pick your Farm Fresh Box, and any à la carte options items (like milk or fresh eggs!), add them to the "CART".
  3. Check out through the Cart, answering the questions.
  4. During this process, the system will ask you to choose a "Pick Up Location" - CHOOSE OCEANVIEW CHURCH.
  5. Pre-pay for your Box using Credit Cards, Apple or Android Pay, EBT, SNAP, or Fresh Access Bucks.
  6. Come to Oceanview Church (join us for our service at 10 am) to pick up your box on "Farm Box Sunday" between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. 

It’s just that easy! (EBT and SNAP cardholders will receive Fresh Access Bucks equal to 50% off all purchases!)


Contact Kim Wendt at kimwendt.oceanviewumc@gmail.com or via cell/text: 561-436-8555 for more info, or help in ordering. 

December 2021 Events

On The Way: A Virtual Advent Retreat for Women

Sunday, December 5th from 2:30 to 5:30

United Methodist Women

So often we strive for a destination when we really should remember we are on a journey of faith, growth, and self-care. On Sunday, December 5th from 2:30 to 5:30, Rev. Monique McBride, Pastor of School and Families at Christ Church United Methodist will facilitate this virtual advent retreat for women.  


Interactive workshops!:

  • Roadside Wisdom: Taking creative inspiration from the journey of Mary and from artist and poet Moran Harper Nichols and her book How Far You Have Come, participants have an opportunity to journal and draw their own realizations of faith on the road of life.
  • Advent New Year’s Resolutions: The liturgical new year offers us an opportunity to reset our intentions of faith as we continue on in our journey of faith. Participants explore opportunities to recommit and revisit their faith and self-care goals through the practice of bullet journaling. 
  • Melinda’s Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Spice Cream Cheese Frosting: Nothing says holiday baking like pumpkin. Warm-up your kitchen with my mom’s pumpkin bread recipe turned into delicious pumpkin cupcakes with spiced cream cheese frosting. 
  • Supplies for Worship: Your favorite Christmas candle, a comfy chair in view of some Christmas decorations. 

Register via Eventbrite at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advent-retreat-for-women-tickets-189857588157


The cost will be $10. A Florida Conference United Methodist Women event.

As the descendant of slaves and the son of a civil rights activist, Bishop Michael Curry’s life illustrates massive changes in our times. Much of the world met Bishop Curry when he delivered his sermon on the redemptive power of love at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle. Here, he expands on his message of hope in an inspirational road map for living the way of love, illuminated with moving lessons from his own life. Through the prism of his faith, ancestry, and personal journey, Love Is the Way shows us how America came this far and, more important, how to go a whole lot further. 


The way of love is essential for addressing the seemingly insurmountable challenges facing the world today: poverty, racism, selfishness, deep ideological divisions, competing claims to speak for God. This audiobook will lead listeners to discover the gifts they need in order to live the way of love: deep reservoirs of hope and resilience, simple wisdom, the discipline of nonviolence, and unshakable regard for human dignity. 


Sponsored by United Methodist Women. 



Lifeline Screening at Oceanview Church - December 9th

December 9, 2021

Times: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Oceanview UMC - Fellowship Hall

Registration will be required.


TO REGISTER CLICK HERE


Benefits of Screening

Life Line Screening can provide meaningful benefits for your body and mind. That's why we're committed to delivering accurate results and recommendations that could give you a healthier advantage in your everyday life:

  • Early detection of serious conditions
  • Prevention of disease progression
  • Peace of mind so you can enjoy life
  • Savings with more affordable screenings
  • Control, no insurance required

United Methodist Women

Thursday, December 9, 2021 Christmas Party

and Hands-On Mission Work Project

Join United Methodist Women of Oceanview for a GREAT

POTLUCK CHRISTMAS DINNER, MISSION PROJECT AND FUN!

Location: TBD


Contact Kim Wendt at email: kim@oceanviewumc.com










PALM BEACH COUNTY FOOD PROJECT

Saturday, December 11th

DROP OFF YOUR FOOD BAGS

10:00 AM TO NOON ONLY

  1. Please bring your PBC Food Project Food Bags, filled with healthy canned goods (see pbcfp website below for list of needed items). 
  2. Drive to the Upper Level.
  3. Please stay in your car and a masked volunteer will take your food donations (in bags) from your car. 
  4. Then you will drive off. Easy!

Our partner food pantries are struggling due to the added number of people needing food due to COVID financial burdens and job losses. We can help provide much-needed food.


You can also help by making a financial donation. Visit the website to donate conveniently by credit card: www.palmbeachcountyfoodproject.org


For more information, contact Kay Heisler or Pastor Emily.

Longest Night Service - December 21st at 7:00 pm

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.

January 2022 Events

Virtual Book Discussion Group

Tuesday, January 4th

on Zoom - 7:00 pm

 

Our Discussion Book: "My Little Golden Book About Ruth Bader Ginsburg"

by Shana Corey (Author), Margeaux Lucas (Illustrator)


CLICK HERE TO EMAIL ALICE FOR THE LINK

Help your little one dream big with a Little Golden Book biography all about the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg! The perfect introduction to nonfiction for preschoolers!


This Little Golden Book is a compelling introduction to an inspiring woman, written for the youngest readers. From a young age, Ruth Bader Ginsburg knew that she wanted to fight for girls and women to have equal rights. She studied and worked very hard and became just the second woman--and the first Jewish woman--to be a United States Supreme Court Justice. This is a terrific read for future trailblazers and their parents! 


Sponsored by United Methodist Women.



FUTURE EVENTS

FL United Methodist Churches With Live Stream Services

Here is the list of Florida UMC churches that live stream services. Live streaming refers to online streaming media simultaneously recorded and broadcast in real time. Check out a few great services: 


https://www.flumc.org/virtual-church-list


Oceanview Church participates in the Christian Copyright License International's (CCLI) music, streaming, rehearsal and video copyright licensing programs. Our CCLI License #625707.