Oak Grove Christian Church

5 Morris Road
Arden, N.C. 28704
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Service Times

Prayer Time ~ 9:30 am
Sunday School ~ 10:00 am
Worship ~ 11:00 am

Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
Come join us Wednesday nights for Prayer and Bible Study at 7PM.

Bro. Ric 
has begun a study entitled “The Life Worth Living” from Ecclesiastes. You
have only missed the introduction material, so join us this Wednesday.

Senior Minister:  Ric Toney

Watch the weekly sermons at:

Please note: Sermons are recorded and placed online for those whom may have missed or otherwise have been unable to attend. For this reason, some people in attendance may be seen in the video and therefor be seen online. If you do not wish to be seen in the video please speak to Kevin Lindsey, Jeff Sorrell or one of the elders/ministers and you can be edited out of the video. Thank you for your understanding.

upcoming events

- This Wednesday service has been cancelled to allow families to celebrate Thanksgiving. Many will be traveling so we pray everyone has a safe and wonderful week.

-The next 5th Sunday Singing has been moved to the first Sunday of December, Dec. 6th evening at 6PM at Swannanoa Christian Church. The theme will be about “Christmas”, and they ask each congregation to bring a Christmas song special.

-WWW 2016
The 15th Annual Winter Worship & Workshop is scheduled for February 15 -18, 2016. Registration forms are on the barnabasohio.com website, and should be mailed to: Derek Stump, 3309 Bulaville Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631. As in the past, all efforts will be made to house all people from one congregation in either the Music Road Inn or the Music Road Hotel. The cost is $335 for the workshop and three night stay. Additional nights, either arriving one day early or staying one day later is $70/night. While reservations are required by December 31 to avoid an additional charge (reservations after Dec. 31 are not guaranteed), the earlier you register will be appreciated.
This conference has always been a blessing and encouragement to those attending. Oak Grove has had folks attend for at least the past 12 or so years. You will hear good gospel music, good messages with the truth of God’s Word, laugh a good bit, and have plenty of time to explore Pigeon Forge and the surrounding area. The website has a brochure with speakers and other info.
Thus far about six from Oak Grove are planning to attend. We hope more will consider going. You will be blessed if you do.
“You Are Appreciated”
Those words along with “Thank
You” can be real
encouragement to those in our
church family who do
ministries many may not be
aware of. We have members
who have stepped up again to
be needed teachers on
Wednesday nights and
Sundays, especially since
Shawn left. Please let them
know they are appreciated.
They take their ministry very
seriously, prepare lessons, and
share with our youth. They
don’t do it for recognition, but
because they care and want to
We Thank You

Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store. She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries. She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they had seven children and they needed food. John Longhouse, the grocer, scoffed at her and requested hat she leave his store at once. Visualizing the family needs, she said: 'Please, sir! I will bring you the money just as soon as I can.‘ John told her he could not give her credit, since she did not have a charge account at his store. Standing beside the counter was a customer who overheard the conversation between the two The customer walked forward and told the grocer that he would stand good for whatever she needed for her family. The grocer said in a very reluctant voice, 'Do you have a grocery list?‘ Louise replied, 'Yes sir.' 'O.K' he said, 'put your grocery list on the scales and whatever your grocery list weighs, I will give you that amount in groceries.‘ Louise hesitated a moment with a bowed head, then she reached into her purse and took out a piece of paper and scribbled something on it. She then laid the piece of paper on the scale carefully with her head still bowed. The eyes of the grocer and the customer showed
amazement when the scales went down and stayed down. The grocer, staring at the scales, turned slowly to the customer and said begrudgingly, 'I can't believe it.‘ The customer smiled and the grocer started putting the groceries on the other side of the scales. The scale did not balance so he continued to put more and more groceries on them until the scales would hold no more. The grocer stood there in utter disgust. Finally, he grabbed the piece of paper from the scales and looked at it with greater amazement.
It was not a grocery list, it was a prayer, which said: 'Dear Lord, you know my needs and I am leaving this in your hands.‘ The grocer gave her the groceries that he had gathered and stood in stunned silence. Louise thanked him and left the store. The other customer handed a hundred-dollar bill to the grocer and said; 'It was worth every penny of it. Only God Knows how much a prayer weighs.'