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Spiritual Formation
at Oak Hill UMC

Helping you grow in your spiritual journey

Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy

 

— Ephesians 4:23-24 NLT

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What is Spiritual Formation?

Christian spirituality is a transformational journey in which we learn to open ourselves up to the love of God and the shaping work of the Holy Spirit. Most of us long for a deeper connection with God, but we often don’t know where to start. That’s where Oak Hill’s Spiritual Formation Ministry comes in. We want to help you get to know God more intimately by showing you how to journey deeper into relationship with God.

 

We seek to walk alongside you in this journey – no matter whether you’re only just getting started or have been on the road for a long time. On this page you will find information on concrete steps you can take right now to help you deepen your spiritual life: from our new group spiritual direction ministry, to classes and workshops, to Internet resources. It is our prayer that the practices and resources listed on this page will help you experience God’s presence in your hearts, minds and bodies and transform you into disciples who love abundantly.

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happy 45th birthday,
Oak hill UMC!

Forget one day of cake – Oak Hill UMC is turning 45 and we’re going all out with

a Week of Spiritual Renewal to celebrate this amazing milestone!

Join us for a transformative experience designed to nourish your spirit and ignite your faith.

We've got a week-long program packed with uplifting workshops, meditation sessions, meaningful prayer experiences, and enriching activities.

 

Each day will provide a unique opportunity to awaken your spirit:

Week of
spiritual renewal

No events at the moment

Deepen your faith, connect with our community, and embark on a journey of spiritual growth as we prepare for OHUMC's exciting next chapter.

 

It's a celebration you won't want to miss!

Current
groups & classes

What are you waiting for? 

 

Join us as together we explore

God's vision for abundant life!

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Prayer

Walk

Prayer walks offer a wonderful opportunity to gather and walk outdoors in neighborhood parks, hiking trails, and on nature preserves such as the Wild Basin.

 

This is a monthly event, that typically takes place on the first Saturday.

Want to see what we've gotten up to at past Prayer Walks? Check out these videos!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atev-6loHnE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN4Rwn8BG_s

For more information, contact Laurie Sharp at rauriecoon@aol.com.

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Group Spiritual Direction

Spirituality is a process in which the Sacred is experienced through the continuous actions of giving and receiving within relationships.  Within such relationships individuals and communities are able to experience growth and transformation. Please join us as we come together to experience the sacred through prayer, reflection, art, conversation and laughter.

Contact Pastor Missy (missy@oakhillumc.org)

or Pam Castles (pcastles@mhm.com) with any questions. 

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Experiencing "Holy Envy"

If you didn't get enough of Barbara Brown Taylor in our Lenten study of An Altar in the World, then join Pastor Missy as she leads a group through another great book by this author! We'll meet on Thursday evenings from 7-8pm in the Parlor beginning April 11 through May 16. 

 

The book is Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others. As a professor to undergraduate students teaching a course on the Religions of the World, Barbara Brown Taylor shares her experiences of other faith traditions as she took her students on field trips to mosques, synagogues, and temples. 

If you have any questions, contact Pastor Missy (missy@oakhillumc.org).

want to learn more about Sunday school classes?

At Oak Hill United Methodist Church, we focus on growing in our faith.

We are committed to our mission of spreading the love and teachings of Jesus Christ  and welcoming all into our church family.

Click this button to learn more about our Adult Sunday School Classes!

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Click this button to learn more about our labyrinth!

Prayer & Spiritual
resources

The Upper Room: 

Supporting the spiritual life of Christians seeking to know and experience God more fully. 

https://www.upperroom.org/
 

Renovare: 

Resources and community for a deeper, more transformative life with God.
https://renovare.org/

 

Sacred Space:

Daily online prayer/meditation guide

https://sacredspace.com/

 

Pray as You Go:

Daily short meditation session and other prayer tools, series, retreats and resources.

https://pray-as-you-go.org/

 

3-Minute Retreats:

Take a short prayer break right at your computer.

https://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer/

 

Praying in Color:

A visual, active, meditative, and playful way to pray.

https://prayingincolor.com/ways-to-pray-in-color

 

Center for Action and Contemplation:

Daily Meditations email reflections

https://cac.org/daily-meditations/

 

Contemplative Outreach:

A spiritual network of individuals and small faith communities committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Gospel

https://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/

 

Podcasts:

https://renovare.org/podcast

https://cac.org/podcasts/

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