Adult Study and Discipleship

There are many options and opportunities for adults to get involved, study, pray and grow at Oceanview Church. Below is a list of some things that are happening right now. If you are a visitor, then we encourage you to take your time, visit, get to know us, jump in when ready. If you are a regular attendee, a snow-bird, or a friend of Oceanview Church, then we hope to see you and your family at some of these great activities. You are part of our family! 

Sunday Classes/Groups for Adults

Adult Sunday Morning Class: 10:15 am in Room 49 (Lower level, Office wing)
Oceanview Reads! Book Club: Second Sundays at 6:00 pm (Pastor’s office, lower level, Office wing)


SUNDAY MORNING – ADULT SUNDAY CLASS

10:15 am – Sunday Mornings


Wednesday Classes

Wednesday Morning Class: 9:30 am in Room 49 (Lower level, Office wing), various books/topics.
Wednesday Night Class: 7:00 pm in Room 49 (Lower level, Office wing), various books/topics. 

We believe that if the people grow together, the Church grows together. 


Give a Cow! 
Heifer Project Giving -Christmas 2017

Heifer Project: Using the catalog provided in the Entryway to the Sanctuary give your gift in one of three ways:

Mail the enclosed order form to: Heifer International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 72203-8058

Call toll-free 855-848-6437

Order online: heifer.org/catalog

Or you can just make a donation to the “Cow Pinata” in the Entryway to the Sanctuary.

Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.

Dan West was a farmer from the American Midwest and member of the Church of the Brethren who went to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War as an aid worker. His mission was to provide relief, but he soon discovered the meager single cup of milk rationed to the weary refugees once a day was not enough.

And then he had a thought: What if they had not a cup, but a cow?

That “teach a man to fish” philosophy is what drove West to found Heifer International. And now, nearly 70 years later, that philosophy still inspires our work to end world hunger and poverty throughout the world once and for all.

HOW IT WORKS

We empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Our animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market.

When many families gain this new sustainable income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings and funding small businesses.

PASSING ON THE GIFT

The core of our model is Passing on the Gift. This means families share the training they receive, and pass on the first female offspring of their livestock to another family. This extends the impact of the original gift, allowing a once impoverished family to become donors and full participants in improving their communities.

The goal of every Heifer project is to help families achieve self-reliance. We do this by providing them the tools they need to sustain themselves, and it’s thanks to the generosity of donors like you.

You have the power to give a hungry family the training it takes to feed themselves and their children; to give a young girl a chance at an education; to empower a woman to have a voice in her community. Together, we can change the world, one family, one community, at a time. And it all starts with a gift.

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE EVERYTHING. LEARN HOW.

For further information, you can contact Rev. Betty Kniss at the church office (561) 626-2500, or by email: revbetty@oceanviewumc.com.

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