Worship With Us
Oak Lawn UMC is a Reconciling Congregation: Loving, Compassionate, Inclusive. We welcome people of all ages, races, backgrounds, abilities, economic circumstances, sexual orientations, and gender identities into the life and leadership of our church. We commit to advocating for justice and full inclusion of all people in our congregation and in the community we serve.
Rev. Rachel Griffin Baughman
Services at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Childcare begins at 9:00 a.m.
Small Group/Sunday School time at 10:00 a.m.
Communion at 12:00 p.m.
What’s Happening at OLUMC
Strengthening Body and Soul: Whole 30 + Faith:
Join us for 30 days of clean eating and bible study! We will follow the Whole 30 model, coupled with diving into scriptures to strengthen our bodies and souls. No matter where you are on your journey: whether you're looking to just eat healthier, want to lose a little weight, want to fight inflammation and bloating, want to do better at linking body and soul, or any combination the above, this 30 day study is for you!
We will meet Tuesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. The $30 cost of this study includes the two books we will use throughout the study:
It Starts With Food, by Dallas & Melissa Hartwig ($20.49 on Amazon)
Love to Eat, Hate to Eat, by Elyse Fitzpatrick ($5.93 on Amazon)
If you would rather buy these books on your own (Kindle, Audible, etc), it is only a $10 registration fee.
Register Online or email Heather.firstname.lastname@example.org
Oak Lawn Reconciling Ministries Potluck
We are excited to welcome RMN Executive Director, Jan Lawrence for our Local Reconciling Ministries Network Potluck! We hope that you will join us for this wonderful time of fellowship, and to welcome Union as a new reconciling congregation! Bring you favorite dish, and join us for dinner! Let us know you're coming by emailing email@example.com or RSVPing on Facebook!
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Marriage Consensus Statement:
Hosanna! On Palm Sunday, 2018, the people of Oak Lawn UMC celebrated the goodness of Jesus with palm branches. We also celebrated our God-given call to hospitality as we raised our palms in consensus that Oak Lawn UMC should be a church where same-sex couples are welcomed to celebrate weddings.
Throughout the Bible, the palm is a symbol of what is good. Perhaps it is no coincidence that the word 'palm' also describes the part of our hands that we extend as a gesture of welcome. The palms we raised in consensus today are the palms with which we welcome our community fully and inclusively.
After five months of study, discussion, and deliberation, the congregation of Oak Lawn UMC today supported a Consensus Statement to allow same-sex marriages to be performed and celebrated at our church. Here is that statement: http://olumc.org/marriage-consensus-statement/
Church Office Hours: Office hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Please call ahead if there is a particular staff member you would like to meet.
Wednesday Communion: 12:00 p.m. communion service on Wednesdays in the Sanctuary.