|Video update from Pastor Tyson Labuhn (7/21)|
|Church survey results (7/28)|
|Update from the Treasurer (7/21)|
|High school work camp recap (7/21)|
|Go-Haiti update (7/21)|
|Team Amos update (7/21)|
|Fraudulent emails (updated 6/24)|
|Living generously (7/21)|
|Volunteer to Provide Meals at the Shelter|
|Open Arms currently enrolling (2/24)|
|Connect with us (updated 7/8/2020)|
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Posted July 28, 2021
Thank you to those who participated in our recent worship survey. Your responses showed a strong desire to return to the three-service schedule we had prior to the pandemic. We are working with our staff and musicians to adjust from our current schedule to holding services at 8, 9:30, and 11 am beginning in two weeks on Sunday, August 15th. We will continue to live stream our 9:30 am worship service for those who are not comfortable or able to come in person.
Updated July 28, 2021
As previously communicated, the staff and children at the Go-Haiti orphanage have relocated due to the escalating violence in Haiti. Please see the original announcement below. We also wanted to let you know that there is a dollar-for-dollar match being offered (up to $10,000) for Go Haiti donations received by OSWLC by the end of July via Pushpay, offering envelopes, or checks. The total collected from OSWLC continues to rise and over $30,000 that we know of has been donated! A big thank you to our generous congregation!
Posted July 7, 2021
Escalating violence (murders, rapes, kidnappings/extortion) and destabilization of the Haitian government with the murder of Haiti’s president has forced the emergency evacuation and relocation of the OSWLC supported orphanage in Port au Prince. The 60 children and 15 staff are safe in a remote mountainous area and have found refuge in a rural school building.
A property with two buildings has been found; however, there is no infrastructure (water, electricity, toilet/shower facilities, septic system, etc.) or reliable supply line in place – the cost of goods and services inflate daily. Mosquitos, other parasites, and diseases (COVID-19, malaria) are a major concern and it is the beginning of hurricane season. Costs to add infrastructure/renovate are difficult to estimate due to extortion level pricing and unpredictable events caused by the unstable environment – the current estimate range is $130,000 to $250,000 to provide a habitable environment at the facility.
Generations of Hope – Haiti, Inc.
210 Dogwood Lane, Meriden, CT 06450
Posted July 21, 2021
The high school youth group is back from a week of serving in Wilmington, Delaware! They made many memories, grew in their faith, and were able to make a huge impact on the community. The Workcamp we attended had 228 campers from 15 churches across 10 states. There were 38 crews working on 37 sites. All but one site was completed by the end of the week. Altogether, the youth worked over 6,840 hours and donated over 1,760 cans of food to two different food banks. OSWLC youth completed projects including painting, repairing a shed, tarring a roof, building a deck, replacing stairs to a porch, and skirting a mobile home. We were so inspired by this week of serving, but are glad to be back home and in the air conditioning! Thank you for your prayers and for any items you loaned us to complete our work last week.
All of us at OSWLC are thankful for our high school youth as they lived out our Mission Statement this week - At Our Savior's Way, we glorify God and make disciples for Jesus by: Forming Relationships, Experiencing Jesus Together, and Sharing God's Love.
Posted July 21, 2021
Posted Feb. 24, 2021
Open Arms Christian Child Development Center is currently enrolling for the 2021-2022 school year in the following programs:
- Full-day kindergarten
- Half-day preschool
- Junior kindergarten
Updated July 21, 2021
Let Christ's sacrifice move you to love as He loved, to give yourself as He gave.
"Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." Ephesians 5:1
Updated June 16, 2021
Our Savior's Way provides meals to those at the Loudoun Homeless Shelter on the first Tuesday of every month. There are openings for groups or families to volunteer for the following dates:
- August 3rd
- November 2nd
- December 7th
Thank you for considering helping with this great need!
Posted July 8, 2020
While we continue to worship online, we'd love to hear from you and know that you are worshipping with us. We ask that you fill out our Connection Card whenever you worship with us as an attendance card. The link to the Connection Card will be on our website on the same page as the worship service. And if you watch on Facebook, the Connection Card link will be there as well. Thank you!
Posted Jun. 24, 2020
Lately there have been several fraudulent emails sent to OSWLC church staff and members that look like they are from the leadership of OSWLC. Scammers are very good at creating fake emails that are difficult to distinguish from the real emails we receive from various companies and contacts on a daily basis. Other churches in our area have been targeted as well, and sadly some have fallen victim to these email scams.
Please be extra cautious if you receive an email asking for a favor, to pay an invoice, buy a gift card, or anything that requires your financial attention, especially when the message tells you to not contact the sender due to being in a meeting or being too busy. The staff, leadership, and pastors of OSWLC never send personal emails asking for this type of assistance. Be sure to look at the sender's email address and not just the name listed on the message. All staff emails will have the @oswlc.org extension.