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Every need in the world is an opportunity to share God’s love with those around us. That’s why, as a church family, we’re responding to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis, not by panicking or hiding out of fear, but by serving the people who are most vulnerable.  We have compiled a list of links, general information as well as some of the most frequently asked questions that you may have during this period. Feel free to email us at infohub@oakhill.org.za.  We are here to serve and encourage you as best we can during this time.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE

 

We all need a little extra encouragement in the week, especially during these interesting times. That is why we started WNL (Wednesday Night Live). It’s a live event where Louis and Lizette share some inspirational words and important news. This is also a great opportunity for you and your family to connect with the church and God’s Word in a new way. It happens on the first Wednesday evening of the month from 7PM – 8PM. To join us live, click here! If you’ve missed one, you can watch past videos by opening the links below!

HOW TO GIVE PRACTICALLY

Every need in the world is an opportunity to share God’s love with those around us. That’s why, as a church family, we are responding to the COVID-19 crisis not by panicking or hiding in fear, but by serving the most vulnerable people.

We have to acknowledge that in this unprecedented time there is a need for practical support, but in a helpful and sustainable manner.  We have to give out of a sense of conviction and not out of guilt.

 

You can assist in two ways:

1. Donate to the COVID-19 Relief Fund. For more information please email : finances@oakhill.org.za
2. Send a Checkers voucher to a family.

 

If you want to help a family in need, we suggest the best way is to buy a Shoprite voucher. You can redeem this voucher at any Shoprite, Usave or Checkers.

 

How to buy a Checkers voucher:

Go to www.tickets.computicket.com

Please note:

  • You will need the recipient’s (of the voucher) valid cell phone. You can pay via credit card or EFT.
  • The person will receive the voucher via cell phone and they can redeem the voucher at the check-out counter.
  • The identity of the person who buys the voucher will remain anonymous to the person who receives it.

 

What can a voucher purchase?

Food and electricity at any Checkers, Shoprite or USave.

 

When giving, remember the following:

If you are in a small group and feel led to help another family in Oakhill, we suggest that you discuss it with your small group leader. All information will be treated anonymously.

For more information email:  infohub@oakhill.org.za

 

How to help the Learn2Live Community Project:

Due to the lockdown we cannot train, mentor or support our ECD (Early Childhood Development) centres. We are regularly in contact with them, but we are concerned about the hardship the principals, their staff and their general communities are facing.

Women that start up ECD centres want to support their communities by providing a safe space for children. They are not only ECD principals, but they are also leaders and mothers that care about their community. Due to the closure of their schools, they are in desperate need of our help.

We want to support them, but because of the large amount of ECDs in our area, we want to do it in a transparent and sustainable way.

 

We want to support our community by:

  • Supplying ECDs in our immediate area with hygiene products and practical support.
  • Support families with food parcels.
  • To Partner with local health workers and to provide face masks.

We are a registered PBO and can issue Section 18A certificates.  If you require one, please email your details and proof of payment to arinak@oakhill.org.za

 

How can you get involved?

1.Make a face mask or face shields. (https://youtu.be/axrg8l0FwMw)
2.Donations of dry food, e.g.: oats, milk powder, red lentils, maize, mixed vegetables, sunflower oil, yeast, cake flour, soya mince, peanut butter, brown sugar, pasta, pilchards, gravy powder, samp and beans.
3.Donations of the following cleaning material: hand sanitisers (preferably small bottles we can give directly to school), Milton’s sterilising products, and bars of soap.

 

Where to drop off your contribution?

You can drop off these products or face masks/shields twice a week: on a Wednesday at 14:00 – 16:00 and Friday 10:00-12:00 at Sioux Spur, Glen Garry. It will be a drop-and-go system, with all the necessary safety measures in place.

For more info you can email infohub@oakhill.org.za

THE OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE FROM PST. LOUIS AND THE ELDERSHIP

Good day Oakhill Family, 

 

As we all know, President Ramaphosa addressed the nation last Sunday and announced strict procedures regarding the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in South Africa. Oakhill church will do all we can to comply with the preventative measures prescribed to protect the health of our members and staff. 

First, let’s look at Romans 5:3-5 in The Passion Translation: 

 

But that’s not all! Even in times of trouble we have a joyful confidence, knowing that our pressures will develop in us patient endurance. And patient endurance will refine our character, and proven character leads us back to hope. And this hope is not a disappointing fantasy, because we can now experience the endless love of God cascading into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who lives in us!” 

 

We pray and declare over you that everything we face right now will be to our benefit, and that the hope we reap in these troubled times is not a disappointing fantasy but the gateway to experience and celebrate God’s endless love. We truly believe amazing testimonies are being written in the spirit that will impact future generations. 

 

If we look back at all the challenging times in our country, e.g. political unrest, corruption, drought and load-shedding we have to admit God has carried us through so much already. This should encourage us to know He is our ever-present help in times of need. Let’s invite His presence into our storms to quiet them with His peace that surpasses all understanding. 

 

We are also so blessed to have each other in times like these, and there is an even bigger conviction to press into our relationships like never before. To be responsible, we know we have to limit social and physical contact, but always remember we are a spiritual family and it is His Spirit that keeps us together. 

 

To help us navigate this interesting time, we (Louis & Lizette) will host a special live stream event on Wednesday, 18 March 2020 at 7pm where we will share more information. You can watch the re-bradcast here 

 

In the meantime, kindly find below some important changes to Oakhill’s operations during this time: 

 

Sunday Services 

From this coming Sunday, we will move our celebration services from a physical location to our online platform. Meaning, rather than attending church, you can stream all of our Sunday services (9am and 6pm) on the Oakhill app from the safety of your home. If you don’t have the app, remember to download it, as this will be our reality for the foreseeable future. We will notify you again when this changes. To stream the services you can either download the Oakhill app or you can visit http://tv.oakhill.org.za/ 

 

Finances 

To give tithes and offerings you are welcome to use SnapScan/Zapper/Payfast by clicking here, or you can visit our website at www.oakhill.org.za. For EFT payments you can contact our church office directly at finances@oakhill.org.za.

 

Small Groups 

We are working on communication strategies and suggestions for our small groups environment to transition over to WhatsApp or similar platforms like Zoom or Skype. We will guide our small group’s hosts and leaders to keep communication going and to facilitate relationship-building by other means. 

 

Communication 

It is our heart to continue communicating with you, especially during this time. We will use our online platforms (e.g. Oakhill app and emails) to communicate and encourage you as much as we can. 

 

Office 

Our office will run electronically and staff will work from home. We will collaborate via conference calls. We advise you to contact us either via email (infohub@oakhill.org.za) during our normal office hours Monday – Thursday from 8am – 4pm. 

 

Support 

We need to support each other more than ever. Let’s extend that spirit of love and care to our family and people out there. As this situation continues to develop, we believe we will see the needs presented to us and address them accordingly. Our hope is to encourage and support you all first and foremost with the truth of the Word and God’s everlasting love. Let’s hold on to our faith and intercede as Holy Spirit leads us like never before. 

 

Kindest regards 

Louis & Lizette du Piesanie and Elders 

WATCH OUR SPECIAL EVENT AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE BROADCASTS
18 March - Special LIVE Event

25 March - Wednesday Night Live

1 April - Wednesday Night Live

8 April - Wednesday Night Live

15 April - Wednesday Night Live

22 April - Wednesday Night Live

29 April - Wednesday Night Live

6 May - Wednesday Night Live

13 May - Wednesday Night Live

20 May - Wednesday Night Live

27 May - Wednesday Night Live

3 June - Wednesday Night Live

IMPORTANT LINKS

To stay connected during this time, we have some direct links for you to visit, to make sure you don’t miss out on all that is happening in our family.

 

THE OAKHILL APPApple   |   Android   |   Windows

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   Twitter

 

VIDEO:  Youtube

 

TITHES AND OFFERINGS:   Zapper   |    SnapScan    |   Give Online (Payfast)

 

WHATSAPP:  Feel free to contact us on 066 0155 366

 

VIDEO CONFERENCING APPLICATIONS:  Zoom  |   Skype

 

OAKHILL CORONA REPONSE PLANDownload

WHERE CAN I WATCH LIVE

We have transitioned all our service online for the next few weeks.  You are welcome to join us on the following platforms where we stream our services live:

  1. Youtube – Subscribe to get notifications when we go LIVE
  2. Facebook – Make sure you follow us to get notified when we go live
  3. Oakhill website – Visit www.oakhill.org.za and click on the “Watch” menu and select “Live”
  4. Oakhill App – Open the App and click on the Watch Live button.

If you have any questions, please email us at infohub@oakhill.org.za

SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS

Wondering what to do with your kids? Well, we have you covered.  Our amazing Oakhill Kids team has made the following resources available for you to do with your kids over the next few weeks. The activities and content are family centred and adaptable for all ages.

 

Theme Page
This is a fun weekly activity and content page based on our Sunday sermon and the adult Small Groups material for the week. (Find the small groups material here). Now the whole family can connect around what God is saying to our church family this week.

The Bible Is Not Just A Book – DOWNLOAD AFRIKAANS DOWNLOAD ENGLISH

How To Read The Bible – DOWNLOAD AFRIKAANS DOWNLOAD ENGLISH

The Lord’s Prayer – DOWNLOAD AFRIKAANS  |  DOWNLOAD ENGLISH

How We PrayDOWNLOAD AFRIKAANS  |  DOWNLOAD ENGLISH

Become Like Jesus – DOWNLOAD AFRIKAANS  |  DOWNLOAD ENGLISH

Remain In Jesus – DOWNLOAD AFRIKAANS  |  DOWNLOAD ENGLISH

Joy In Friendships – DOWNLOAD AFRIKAANS  |   DOWNLOAD ENGLISH

Joy In Circumstances – DOWNLOAD AFRIKAANS  |  DOWNLOAD ENGLISH | VIEW THE SERVICE CLIP

Joy In Attitude VIEW THE SERVICE CLIP

Pentecost Sunday – DOWNLOAD AFRIKAANS  |  DOWNLOAD ENGLISH  |  VIEW THE SERVICE CLIP

Joy In Your Potential – DOWNLOAD AFRIKAANS  |  DOWNLOAD ENGLISH  |  VIEW THE SERVICE CLIP

Joy In School – DOWNLOAD AFRIKAANS  |  DOWNLOAD ENGLISH  |  VIEW THE SERVICE CLIP

Joy In Your Talents – DOWNLOAD AFRIKAANS  |  DOWNLOAD ENGLISH  |  VIEW THE SERVICE CLIP

Joy In Your Thoughts – DOWNLOAD AFRIKAANS  |  DOWNLOAD ENGLISH  |  VIEW THE SERVICE CLIP

 

 

Understanding the kids’ material – DOWNLOAD
Here we explain the heart behind the material and how you are able to apply it.

 

If you have any questions, please email us at okids@oakhill.org.za

El SHADDAI FEEDING SCHEME INFO

El SHADDAI  FEEDING SCHEME INFO:  Download

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