By Cindy Galdal-Ruperto, OASIS Founder and Director
Our biggest event of the year is our ANNUAL OASIS SINGLES VALENTINE’S EVENT coming up on Saturday, February 15 at 6 p.m. Our Valentine’s events always draw our largest crowds! Thousands of singles of all ages from different denominations and from all walks of life from throughout the tri-state area have attended our events since 1997! We’ll even have a special gift station to celebrate with Christ centered gifts. We suggest that you arrive by 5:30 p.m. because tickets cannot be reserved ahead of time. Admission is $15 at the door.
Our Valentine’s events focus on the Godly view of love. We invite everyone to wear red as we celebrate the Author of Love and His blood shed for us. The evening will begin with a catered meal and fellowship. The delicious menu consists of two choices: Rigatoni with meat sauce, salad and bread or Baked Ziti, salad and bread. We have arranged our seating in our fellowship hall so that singles can easily talk to one another. A cozy café atmosphere with low lighting makes it the perfect place for making new friends. Dinner ends at 6:50 pm
After dinner our program will begin. Singles from far and wide will unite their voices to worship. It’s a powerful experience when we all come together to lift God up! I will share an encouraging message entitled “The Power of Unanswered Prayer.” You can be sure God is up to something even when you don’t think so. He’s protecting and loving you because He has the best in mind for you! Musical guest Helen Teike overcome a lifetime of defeat to realize her dream as a singer, songwriter, composer, producer and worship leader. Helen has brought hope and healing through her music and ministry for 25 years! We’ll even have a fun trivia contest on Couples in the Bible. Of course there will be prizes and giveaways!
Fellowship and dessert will complete this special gathering. Attire is casual, but neat. You can come by yourself or with others. Friendly greeters will make you feel right at home from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave! We discourage cliques! OASIS is a more uplifting and fulfilling experience than secular singles events. The focus is on Christ and His plans and provision for us. Church singles groups are welcome.
If you would like to help out as a greeter, usher, food server, or as part of the set-up or clean-up crew please arrive at 4 pm or e-mail me at: Cindy@CompleteinChrist.com or call me at (718) 836-0029. Lefferts Park Church is located at 7524-14th Avenue, in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Take the ‘D” train to 79th Street and New Utrecht Ave. If driving take the Belt parkway to exit 4 (14th Ave. exit). For further directions visit: www.CompleteinChrist.com. Email me to be added to our mailing list to find out about all our events.
We have three large events a year with monthly get togethers in between. Saturday, Jan. 18th at 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. we will have a Brunch to prepare the mailing and discuss volunteer opportunities for this Valentines Event. Those interested go to the diner for more fellowship after. We will have a Prayer Meeting for the Valentine’s Event on Thursday, Feb. 13th from 7-8:30 p.m. Our next God Encounter Group, which focuses on hearing from God, will be Sat. March 21, 11am to 1:30pm. Those interested go to the diner after for more fellowship. Sat. April 18th, 11am to 1:30pm there is a a Brunch. Our next two Big Events are: Joyfest 2020 with musical guest Phil Triolo on Sat. May 23rd at 6pm, Volunteers arrive at 4pm and our “Address The Mess” Event, Sat. Oct. 17th 6pm, volunteers arrive 4pm. Come out and make new friends, or even a prayer partner, and be encouraged and strengthened in your faith! I met my husband Frank at the very first volunteer meeting and now we co-lead this ministry together. We are looking forward to meeting you! “(May you really come) to know (practically, through experience for yourselves) the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge (without experience); that you may be filled (through all your being) unto all the fullness of God (may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself)!” Eph. 3:19 AMP.
For information, to volunteer, or directions, visit completeinchrist.com, or contact Galdal-Ruperto at (718) 836-0029 or Cindy@CompleteinChrist.com.