Wednesdays 1015a.m – 12 Noon followed by lunch.
Oasis is a mid-week meeting which caters mainly for people more mature in age - but without any upper or lower age limit. The vision for Oasis is to provide a place for rest, recuperation, refreshment and fellowship in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Acorn has an approach to ministry of four ‘W's – welcome, worship, word and works that are actively incorporated in the Oasis approach to church fellowship.
We begin our time of fellowship with tea and coffee, and then move into... Worship-
Praise and worship, then...
Different approaches to the Word of God, through preaching, discussion, testimony, power point presentations of mission etc...
We are actively involved in supporting the ministry of Harold & Ruth Menzies who are based in Kitali, Kenya; which also includes Harold teaching young pastors, and Ruth teaching English. This valuable ministry also provides medical treatment for a nasty foot disease called ‘Jiggers’, and a school breakfast programme.
We also have a team from Oasis which visits a local residential care home on a monthly basis to lead a service for the residents.
Our meeting concludes with sharing lunch together.
Each year in May we have a mid-week ‘weekend’ at Minsteracres Retreat Centre near Corbridge, when we mix informal times and outings with worship and teaching sessions. This is a very popular event.
We also plan various trips, and this year visited Beamish Museum, Bede’s World, and had a day out in Northumberland.
Although we have breaks during the summer, we continue to meet by popular choice, and coffee mornings replace the usual meetings.