Torchlight in support of persecuted people

Open Doors and Stefanusalliansen are every year having a torchlight in support of people that are persecuted for their faith. This year the focus is on Eritrea, Somalia and Nigeria.

It is on October 29th, starting at Oslo Domkirke at 17:00.

17:00: Program inside the church with Helen Berhane from Eritrea

18:00 Torchlight, walking to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and handing over the petition to the foreign minister.

We need some people to help out:

  • 6 people to carry banners (have to meet at 16:50)
  • 2 people to welcome and hand out programs (have to meet at 16:15)

Contact Maria if you would like to help out!

We encourage people to go and show their support.

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Offerings this Sunday to “TV aksjonen”

This Sunday, 19th of October, we will give the offering in church to “TV aksjonen” (TV campaign). An annual campaign in Norway.

“Water Changes Everything”

This year the money goes to support Norwegian Church Aid in their work to give clean water to one million people, in 8 countries: Sudan, South Sudan, Etiopia, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Haiti.

For more information, http://www.blimed.no/ (in Norwegian)

Welcome to OiC’s Children of God service 28th of September

We have been blessed in OiC with the birth of many children these past few years! We have received them as a gift not only to their families, but to us as family in Christ. We have also strived to be faithful in our role and give our children a space for growth and for learning the ways of the Lord. As we often say in our Sunday Services, we want them to grow feeling and knowing that it is good to be in the house of the Lord, among the people of God, learning to follow Jesus. We want them to experience God’s love in us! At the same time we find that the children are also our teachers in faith.
“Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” (Mark 10.15).
Yes, the children are a gift from God and belong to Him. They are Children of God. But also on us God has lavished such love that we have become Children of God!
In our service this Sunday we want to be children together. Children of God. We want to sing together, listen to God’s story together and pray together. The little ones will be with us during the first part of the service… or maybe it is us that will be allowed to be with them?
Welcome!
Let us celebrate and worship as Children of God.

River Walk

Every equinox in Oslo, there’s a tradition of lighting up the main river Akerselva with candles and holding a free arts festival all along the river. This includes music, artworks, performances and many weird and wonderful things! You can read more about it here (in Norwegian).

It’s a beautiful event so we’ll also join in that evening! :D

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We will meet on Thursday 25 September at 19:30 by the Nydalen Metro station exit.

You can take the number 3 and 4 metros to Nydalen. We’ll meet just outside the main entrance as you come up the escalators with the colourful lights.

Please contact Quintin if you need any help with directions or meeting up with us. Feel free to bring friends! :D

Alpha Course starting soon!

New start up date: Sunday 5th of October!

Got questions? Curious about the Christian faith?

Together with Christian Union, OiC is arranging an Alpha Course this semester!

What is the Alpha Course?

It is an opportunity to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed setting, over ten thought-provoking weekly sessions, with a day or weekend away.

Typically, an alpha session includes food, a short talk and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts.

Who is the Alpha Course for?

Are you a seeker of faith, just curious, want to know more about the basics or new to the faith, this surely could be the course for you!

Location: Bakkehaugen Church

Time: Sundays at 18:30 to 21:00, from 5th of October 2014. Except the 2nd of November, that is replaced with a full day on Saturday 1st of November.

Price: Absolutely free of charge!

Interested?

So please come, and invite your friends with you! To sign up, contact Håkon 98895356/haakonperson@gmail.com or Magnus 91817922/magnuslh@84mail.com

Also visit our Facebook Group!

Hiking to Linderudkollen

It’s time for hiking!
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Saturday 6th of September we meet at Årvoll parking lot at 13:30.
Take bus 25,31 or 33 to Stig and walk up Årvollveien to the parking lot.
The hike to Linderudkollen is about 2 km, and is pram friendly!
So bring yourself (and your children), something to eat and drink, and a friend if you want to :)
Hope to see you on Saturday!