Oakhurst offers several ways to deepen your involvement in Christ’s ministry here, from serving the community to connecting with other people of faith. If you’re interested in joining one of these groups, contact the leader or show up for their next gathering to learn more! Most groups meet monthly – check our calendar for the next date and time.
Attends to budgetary, stewardship, administrative, personnel, and fiscal matters. Especially welcome is experience with policies and procedures, human resources management, and budget preparation oversight and review. Includes the Stewardship Team. Contact: Lorri Mills
Buildings and Grounds Committee
Addresses ongoing maintenance of and improvements to the church physical plant, including accessibility. Contact: Bud Willis
Christian Education Committee
Creates learning opportunities for all ages, including Sunday School. Interests in planning, curriculum design, and special events, along with teaching, are helpful. Contact: Susan Hylen
Community Ministry Committee
Coordinates local community outreach, including volunteers to support Hagar’s House, Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry (DEAM), Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Clothes Closet, and the Senior Social.
Contact: Craig Wilson
Communications and Technology Committee
Assesses needs and assists with maintaining social media, web site, computer lab, staff computers, telephones, and sound system. Contact: Terance Shipman
Welcomes visitors and integrates new members into the life of the congregation; coordinates annual Fred Dresch Memorial Gospel Festival.
Contact: Amy Marti
Peacemaking and Justice Committee
Helps members engage in advocacy and education on human rights and justice, including prison and refugee ministries, global missions, and peacemaking offerings. Includes the CreationWise Committee. Learn more here.
Contact: Loren Munson, Mary Smarr
Works with pastoral staff in planning Sunday worship and special occasions; coordinates Lent and Advent meditations; maintains sanctuary supplies and equipment. Includes the Liturgical Arts Committee. Learn more here.
Contact: Yolanda Ross
Monthly covered-dish suppers and lively discussion of books and films. Learn more here.
Contact: Jane Royall, Mary Smarr
The RED Group focuses on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity within our church and the larger community. The group hosts three to four workshops or forums on these issues each year and meets on an occasional basis. Learn more here.
Presbyterian Women (Hope Circle)
Bible study and fellowship for women. Meets second Tuesdays, 11 a.m., during the school year.
Contact: Helen Toney, Patti Ireland
Needle Arts Group
Meets monthly in homes to create felt hearts for patients in hospice care as well as to work on individual projects. Learn more here.
Contact: Beth Mackie
Service & social programs for teens, with experienced staff leadership. Learn more here.
Contact: Sarah Paulsen
Offers fellowship, fun, study, and service for those in their 20s and 30s.
Contact: Vienna and Colin Cornell