By Dan Hubbard
Oasis Singles’ Complete In Christ events take a different approach to Valentine’s Day.
The New York-based singles ministry never focuses on the “worldly view of love.” Instead, it focuses on the one who is the author of love, Jesus Christ.
The February 9th event, held at Lefferts Park Church in Brooklyn, will feature a time of worship and a message by Cindy Galdal-Ruperto, Oasis’ director.
“Oasis is a more uplifting and fulling experience than most singles events because the focus is on Christ,” said Galdal-Ruperto.
“Our worship is powerful as all these singles unite to worship our living God in one accord. They quickly see that they have many brothers and sisters in the same season of singleness,” Galdal-Ruperto said.
Her message to singles: “Have you been looking for love in all the wrong places? Are you tired of the monotony of dead religion? Are you hungry for more? That’s because there is more! Jesus didn’t die for us so that we could be stuck in dull
rituals or empty tradition. He died and rose again so that He could live His life through us! Wow, that’s an exciting adventure.”
Singles from across the Metro New York region, and from as far away as Ohio, have attended the event. Attendees should arrive by 5:30 p.m.; a pasta dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Galdal-Ruperto and her husband, Frank, will lead a question and answer time after her message at 7 p.m. A fellowship and dessert time will be held at 9 p.m. Seating has been designed so people can easily talk to each other in a cozy, cafe atmosphere with low lighting.
Lefferts Park Church is located at 7524 14th Ave. in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Tickets are available only at the door. Admission is $15. Greeters, food servers, and clean-up volunteers are needed.
Oasis hosts other events throughout the year: Brunch, Jan. 12 and April 13, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Prayer Meeting, Feb. 7, 7-8:30 p.m.; Bible Study, March 23, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Spring Celebration, May 11, 6-10 p.m.; Fall Celebration, Oct. 19, 6-10 p.m.
For information, to volunteer, or directions, visit completeinchrist.com, or contact Galdal-Ruperto at (718) 836-0029 or Cindy@CompleteinChrist.com.