A study of the book of Jonah
Have you ever tried to run away from God? This July 9-23, our study will look at the book of Jonah, "Where are you going?" If you are new to Precepts, this short summer Bible study is a great opportunity to try it out!
Men and women are invited to Precepts. Meetings are Monday mornings 9 am-Noon, and evening classes 6:30-8:30 pm, in Triple Room CLC 105-107.
Contact Lois at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
MORE THAN MIND-FULL
- WHAT GOD TELLS US TO REMEMBER -
WRITTEN & TAUGHT BY KAT CANNON
Wednesdays July 11 - August 15
Morning session: 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Evening session: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Join us for a six-week study of what God tells us to remember, and what remembering really looks like. More Than Mind-Full is written and taught by Kat Cannon, Director of Women's Ministry.
If you are brand new to Austin Oaks Church, or have been attending for a few months, this event is for you! Come join us for dessert as you get a chance to meet Pastor Brandon and his family.
The next date is Sunday, July 22, at 6:30 PM in the Community Hall.
This event is limited to 20 people so sign up early.
Childcare will be available for children through 5th grade. If you need childcare you must register by July 12 and put the name and age of your child at the bottom of the form.
Do you have a heart for worship and would like to learn more about it? N2Worship is an apprenticeship to worship and discipleship and will be held July 30 - August 10 at AOC. For anyone ages 9 and up (including adults). This class focuses on the musical aspect of worship, with a goal to grow as followers of Christ and as worshipers. The mentors/instructors are active musicians with decades of experience playing in bands, leading worship, singing and teaching. No experience necessary. Cost: $275 until July 15, $300 after. Discounts available for multiple family members.
Register at www.n2worship.org
Join this all church, family-friendly mission trip to serve Rio Bravo Ministries in Reynosa, Mexico. Rio Bravo began in 1992 when Ray Hanson and his wife Leah were donated a little piece of land on a literal junkyard. Today, Rio Bravo is a walled compound on approximately 6 acres that contains homes for about 75 kids and, with 430 students, is the largest school in Reynosa.
For more details and to register, go to the Missions page, or contact Lucas.Jackson@austinoakschurch.org
Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the Community Hall
Join us as we continue in our "33: The Series". We will begin Vol. 5 - "A Man And His Marriage". Wednesday nights beginning at 7PM sharp in the AOC Community Hall. Snacks, coffee, video and small group discussions. Come fellowship with us!
Contact Ted Anthony at email@example.com for more info or questions.
Camp Grace is a volunteer run, free event for kids with special needs and their siblings. Parents enjoy the break while volunteers get an amazing opportunity to love and serve another, as the hands and feet of Jesus!
Next party will be Saturday, July 14th at Austin Oaks Church.
Volunteers arrive at 9am for training and lunch. No experience necessary.
Campers arrive at 10am to 2pm.
We can't have the party without volunteers! 11-13 year old volunteers can run activities, and 14+ can be Pals, partnered one-on-one with a camper with special needs, or take a "sibling group" around. Younger kids can help their parents and siblings serve, learning by example. Volunteers 18+ will be background checked. An email will be sent with link to fill an electronic background check form.
Register to Volunteer Here!
For more questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marathon Summer Camp is coming! MSC is a great opportunity for students (6-8th grade) to connect with God and each other. Our big middle school summer trip has everything; competitions, games, skits, worship, discussion groups, and more! This year we will be going to a camp in Glorieta, NM. Cost is $300. Registration opens June 3rd online!
Visit the Student Trips page for details and registration!
CAMP BLESSING (REPLACING CAMP BARNABAS)
Camp Blessing exists to show the hope of Jesus Christ to those with special needs, their caregivers, and the volunteers who serve them in a barrier-free camp environment emphasizing love, acceptance and fun. Camp Blessing is a Christian summer camp ministry designed for children with special needs (physical/developmental/intellectual disabilities) to experience a week-long residential, barrier-free camp surrounding them with love, acceptance and fun. This trip is for students 13 years old and older to serve and love in incredible ways. Camp Blessing is in the Houston, TX area. Visit our Student Trips page for more info!
*update - moved to community hall due to impending storms* we'll be showing a star wars movie!
Mothers & Sons, let's par-tee! Come play a round of golf then have pizza and cupcakes in the party area.
Tee off at 5:30pm to 8:30pm (younger ages play first).
@ Duke's Adventure Golf
1716 E Slaughter Ln, Austin, Texas 78747
Cost is $20 per family. This event is for sons of all ages and any special motherly figure they have in their life.
Costumes optional, but welcome!
* Last day to register is Wednesday May 2nd, 2018
Have questions, contact Peggy Bryda, 512-891-1609
Middle School students, come to Zilker Park for an afternoon unlike any other!
We will be splitting up into teams and embarking on a crazy and fun scavenger hunt.
Invite friends! Parents are welcome to join at 12:15 PM for lunch.
To drop off/pick up students, turn onto Lou Neff Rd from Barton Springs Rd, and we will be at the picnic area on the right. Click here for a map!
Come enjoy friendships, fun, and learning with the women of AOC! Saturday, April 21 from 10 AM - 2 PM. We’ll do campfire-style worship, have an indoor picnic, play oodles of yard games, and pray for one another. Four women from our AOC family will each teach a short devotional. Then we’ll all gather together and put our hands to work and serve our community. There may be s’mores (just saying). Lunch is included. Cost is $15. Ladies 12-112.
RSVP on The Hub or contact Kat.Cannon@austinoakschurch.org
The Daddy & Daughter Dance is coming on April 14! Fathers take your daughter(s) out for dinner then bring them here to the AOC Gym for dancing and fun! It will be from 6 PM-8 PM. Delicious dessert and lemonade will be served.
Cost is $15.
Contact Peggy Bryda if you have any questions.
Whether you are brand new to AOC and just want to learn more about us, or are thinking about joining the church as a member, join us for Starting Place. Sunday, March 25, at 12:45pm in the triple room (CLC 105-107). Come meet and hear from Pastor Brandon, staff and elders as they lead the class. Lunch will be provided. Contact Amy Becker for more info or sign up HERE to reserve a spot!
Join us for the biggest egg hunt in town - our 6th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza!
Saturday, March 24th, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
There will be a petting zoo, glitter tattoos, cupcake decorating, bouncy houses, a food truck, music and 30,000 eggs! Join us for all the fun and don't be late!
The hunt times are as follows:
11:10 AM - 12 to 24 months
11:20 AM - 2 years to Pre-K
11:30 AM - Kinder to 2nd Grade
11:40 AM - 3rd to 5th Grades
IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, THE SHOW WILL GO ON. WE'LL BE IN THE GYM ON THE 3RD FLOOR OF OUR CHILDREN'S BUILDING!
See you there!
Camp Grace is hosting a free respite event for kids with special needs (ages 3 & up) and their siblings. Trained volunteers are partnered 1:1 with campers for a few hours of fun, while giving caregivers a night out! Activities will include bowling, sensory room, movies, gym, crafts, costume play and more!
VOLUNTEERS: Give these families with special needs children a much needed break and come love on some amazing kids. Volunteers arrive at 5 PM for dinner and training.
To register a camper: email@example.com
To volunteer: VolunteerCampGrace@gmail.com
MARCH 10 - 14
Join us this spring break as we partner with Rio Bravo Ministries in Reynosa, Mexico. This trip is open to individuals, students and families. Trip cost is $250/student and $400/adult.
Rio Bravo is a walled compound on approximately 6 acres that contains homes for about 75 kids and, with 430 students, is the largest school in Reynosa. We will be serving the kids and the school during spring break March 10-14 (Saturday - Wednesday). No special talents are needed; there will be work for all skill levels, a variety of activities including work projects at the orphanage and school, VBS, time with the kids and worship.
Informational meetings will be held on February 26th and March 5th, 12:30-1:30 PM in CLC 211 (you only need to attend one.)
The Colorado Leadership Retreat is a service trip for our high schoolers to bless the ministry at a Young Life family camp in Buena Vista, CO. It's an exciting time in the mountains full of fun, adventure and service. And maybe we'll also throw in a day of skiing, you never know! Join us March 10-17. Cost is $275.
Please visit our Student Trips page for info and to register!
Based on the book by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrot, Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts is a great course for those planning to get married or are newly married. It's also a great "brush-up" for those of you already married.
The class is $70 per couple and upon completion, you will receive a certificate for a discounted marriage license.
The class meets Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM in CLC 204 and begins March 4th. HOWEVER, don't be afraid to start the course afterward as it's easy to get caught up on the material.
For more information and to register, email Rita Davis.
Join us for Winter Retreat! Winter Retreat is an in-town retreat where students will stay in host homes with other students of their same grade and gender. Our worship sessions will take place with youth groups from around Austin as part of the 2nd annual ATX Student Weekend. On Saturday afternoon, Marathon and Ironworks students will attend separate activities designed for them to have a great time with their small group.
The MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) Ministry is holding its annual Consignment Sale with clothing, books, games, accessories, strollers and furniture for babies and children (up to size 14). You’ll find great bargains among the thousands of high quality items!
Click for more info!
Let’s seek God’s heart for Austin Oaks Church together with open hands and a predetermined “yes” to whatever He has for us. We continue a series of bi-weekly Prayer and Worship nights on Sunday, December 17 at 5 PM in the Upper Room. Join us!
Childcare will be provided.
We’re hosting our annual Christmas party for special needs kids and their siblings (ages 3 and up) on Sat., December 2, 1-5 PM. Camp Grace gives families of special needs children a bit of respite while campers have 4 hours of holiday fun. Volunteers get a free lunch along with their training at 12 PM right before the event.
Saturday, November 4 in CLC 104 from 10am-2pm.
Cost is $25 (includes lunch).
This workshop, sponsored by the AOC Theatre Arts Ministry (TAM) will be led by Rita Anderson, an award-winning playwright. This workshop will provide insight into the craft of scriptwriting. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned writer, it will be a fun opportunity to join others and explore this creative craft.
For more information, contact Juanice Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org
AOC participates annually in the world's largest Christmas project of it's kind, collecting gift-filled shoe boxes for children all around the world. 146 million children in over 150 countries have received a shoe box since 1993. Help us share the good news of Jesus. Stop by the Operation Christmas Child foyer table to pick up a box and a list of items needed to fill them. Last day to drop off boxes will be Nov. 12.
For more information, contact Andree Brunk at 512-422-0130, or visit Samaritan's Purse.
We'll have a barbecue lunch on Sunday, October 1 following a special service to welcome our new Senior Pastor Brandon Zieske. We'll gather in the courtyard for a catered lunch from Poke-E-Joe's and extend a warm Austin welcome to the Zieske family.
Tickets: $11/adults, $6/children, children under 3 eat free.
Tickets must be purchased by September 27 so we can be sure we have enough food for everyone. A limited number of tickets will be available on October 1 for $12/each.