SEPTEMBER, 2022

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My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. Proverbs 3:2

Oakley United Methodist Church

The Mission of the Church

Embracing & Extending the Teachings of Our Lord

We see our church not simply as a house of worship with walls, a roof and open doors. Rather, we believe that the church is actually the members and believers that come together to practice God’s word, celebrate His love and extend His gifts.

Through the Bible, service, worship and missions, we bring God closer to our hearts and closer to the hearts of those around us. From traditional sermons to attending our faith-based community initiatives or events — everything we do is based off of our commitment to spread the teachings of our Lord.

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About Oakley United Methodist Church

Your Church in Asheville

Located in beautiful Asheville, Oakley United Methodist Church offers congregants a place of comfort, hope, and a peace of mind for all their worshipping needs. We are dedicated to spreading the teachings of Jesus Christ, and our goal is to inspire you through the holiness of our dwelling and our services. We invite you to become a part of our growing congregation, and look forward to meeting you!

 
 
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Opening Hours

Come Worship with Us!

OFFICE: Monday through Thursday - 9 am to 12 noon 

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10:00 AM

WORSHIP SERVICE: Sunday: 11:00 AM

OUR CHURCH FOR IS OPEN FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL AND WORKSHIP SERVICES!!

Rev. Jordan
Durham

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MEET YOUR MINISTER!

 

Rev. Jordan Durham is the pastor for Oakley United Methodist Church. Rev. Durham was most recently serving Rhyne Heights Church in Lincolnton, NC which is comparable in size to our church.

 

Rev. Durham will be living at the parsonage here in Oakley.   His email address is:  jdurham1@wnccumc.net.

Rev. Durham's phone number is 828-274-7656.

 
 

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK

Lord, Jesus, here I am again, asking You to do what only You can do in my life. Scripture tells me that You are the same yesterday, today, and forever. You are the God who performs miracles! So do a miracle in me! Heal me through and through! Deliver me from my tendency toward anxiety and worry. Show me how You fight for me. Give me a vision for what a healthy-healed-me looks like and help me to go after that girl with tenacity and purpose. Take my efforts and multiply them, Lord. My soul waits for You to do what only You can do. I love You, Lord. Amen.~~newsletter.com

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Ways to Walk

If you think walking is boring or repetitive, read 52 Ways to Walk. Author Annabel Streets shares dozens of variations on this healthy pastime. From walking in the cold or at altitude to walking along a river or barefoot (or even backward!), each technique offers different benefits and new perspectives. Other ideas include a sensory walk, a silent walk, a foraging walk and singing while strolling. As Christians know, walking can be a great time to connect with God in prayer too.

Scripture speaks often about our spiritual walk: We are to walk “faithfully” with God (Genesis 5:24, NIV), walk “in all his ways” (Joshua 22:5, NRSV), walk “humbly” with God (Micah 6:8), walk “while you have the light” (John 12:35), walk while praising God (Acts 3:8), walk “by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7), walk “by the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16) and walk “in the same way” as Jesus walked (1 John 2:6, NRSV).

As we walk — even through dark valleys — we’re never alone. God promises, “I will walk among you and be your God” (Leviticus 26:12, NIV).~~Stephanie Martin

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The Oakley UMW will meet Tuesday, September 13th  at 11:30 in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a sandwich. Drinks and desserts will be provided.

                          ALL WOMEN ARE WELCOME!

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