This August things will look a little different at The Oak as we take time to love our neighbours, neighbourhoods and the wider community.
Love your neighbourhood
Bradford: 5th August Pudsey or Farsley: 12th August
Join with others from The Oak to love and bless our communities. Sign up on a Sunday throughout July or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Find our more about each of the options over on the events page.
Love your neighbour
5th August or 12th August
Time to engage with the people around you. Could you invite your neighbour over for lunch or go to the beach with your work colleagues?
The Big Picnic!
19th August, 11am-2pm
A great opportunity to invite friends and those we’ve been connecting with throughout August to join us for a picnic and lots of fun (including music, a bouncy castle and family games!) More info here.
Celebration and BBQ
26th August, 10:30am
A chance to hear stories from throughout August and worship God together at The Oak. Followed by a BBQ - please bring food to share! More info here.
Dan Kingsley 5th July 2018
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The Hosea Love Story - Videos
The love story of Hosea is an incredible drama of a man, a woman and a family paralleling God, Israel and the generations. These videos help tell Hosea & Gomer's story in 6 bite-size chunks in a way that is profound, real and to be honest a bit gut-wrenching.
This weekend we start a 6-week series in the book of Hosea.
Hosea is the story of his broken marriage to a woman named Gomer. You can read the story here or watch a brilliant introduction to the structure of the book here:
This is an incredible book. Hosea is written for us to see God’s unending desire to hold to His end of the covenant He has made to us – that He will be our God and we will be His people - that He will send the Messiah, Jesus, to win us back forever - that what was broken and beaten will be redeemed, renewed and restored!
The story runs parallels all the way through between Hosea and Gomer’s fractured relationship and that of God’s covenant love relationship with us, His people. God’s ultimate purpose and heart are to save and heal His people, you and I, even when we act in ways that break apart what He has built.
Our six weeks will begin with a short video taking us into the next part of the story, followed by a talk and an opportunity to respond.
We hope this series helps us to discover the unending, gracious and lavish love of God in new and profound ways.