COVID-19 Resources
& Frequently Asked Questions
 
Our reopening strategy as of May 3, 2020 can be found by clicking below:
 
 
 
What will church look like during this crisis?
 
• We will have a virtual worship gathering every Sunday at 10am on Facebook Live (click the link below).
 
• This gathering will include some teaching and a communion meditation. Resources for communion supplies can be found below.
 
• Daily “Community with God” readings and prayers available on our church app or in the bulletin. A companion daily podcast will be available on on our media page or through iTunes and Google Play podcast stores.
 

How will we share communion?
 
We will be taking communion every week during our virtual gatherings on Sunday mornings. We’re asking everyone to be prepared with the elements when they join the live stream. A couple of options for you:
 
• If you’d like to bake your own communion bread, we have an easy recipe below. Just click here.
 
• You can purchase items from the store on your own. Pita bread or even tortillas are great unleavened items to use for you and your family.
 
• We will soon have a supply of single-serve communion cups available for pickup at the church. Watch for an email to see when you can pick these up from the church during the week.
 

Will I still receive a weekly bulletin?
 
YES!! The Oakcrest bulletin is a vital part of the Oakcrest family to keep us informed and connected. With the shutdown, you will receive a shortened version of the bulletin through email. You can always access the weekly bulletins here as well. Two things to keep in mind:
 
• Make sure the church office has your updated email address so you receive the weekly email.
 
•Continue to share prayer needs and information with the church office to keep our bulletin current.
 

How do I make my contribution?
 
We have several ways for you to continue to submit your contribution during the shutdown:
 
• Give online here
• Mail your contribution to the church building (the mailbox will be checked regularly)
• Drop your contribution check in the church mailbox (put in ziploc bag if you’d like it to be protected from rain). The mailbox will be checked once per day, Mon-Thu.
• Contact Allen or Dwight to make arrangements to have your check picked up from your house.
 

 
Will our church building and office
be open?
 
Our shepherds place the highest priority on the safety of our members and the community around us. Our leaders have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 developments and intend to follow all recommendations of the CDC and the guidelines provided by all federal, state, and local government agencies as this situation evolves.
 
Therefore, all Oakcrest facilities will be closed beginning Friday, March 20th at 4:30pm until further notice. This applies to all activities and events.
 
In order to protect their safety, the church staff has been asked to work from home as much as possible, so the church office will also be closed. All emails and voicemails will be monitored during our normal business hours, Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. If you have a non-emergency need, please leave a message and we will return your call during normal business hours. If you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please hang up and call or text Cristyann at 405-206-3616. Please only use this number for concerns that cannot be addressed during normal work hours.
 

How can our CommUNITY Groups stay connected?
 
There are a couple free resources that are available to you that are great tools to stay connected:
 
Zoom — Zoom is a free video conferencing program that is incredibly easy to use and a way to have the entire small group gather virtually. This could be a great tool for the whole group to have discussions and see each others’ faces! Click link above to get started. Allen is always available to help if you have any questions or need “technical support”.
 
RightNow Media — RightNow is a database of all types of video Bible studies and curriculum that your group members can access. There is material for all types of ages and interests. This service does require login information to access. The church has a subscription, so you simply need to contact Allen to get started.
 
Your group could use these tools in tandem to watch study materials then videoconference for your meetings. If you’re looking to stay connected, use these tools or others and keep your group going!