Skiing trip 2. March!

Skiing trip 2. March!

This will be a lot of fun!
We will have a camp fire, and there will of course be a possibility to ski (cross country), and learn to ski for those who have not tried before.

– Warm clothes (wool and many layers) + “sitteunderlag”; something to sit on.
– Food and something to drink for yourself and to share if you want to. (We will bring some extra “pølse” and “pinnebrød”)
– Your smile and a friend

We will be at Øvreseter Tjern. 5min walk from Frognerseteren metro station. T-bane nr.1 goes there.

There will be someone at the metro station “Frognerseteren” 12.00 to pick people up and show the way.

If you want to borrow skies, let us know your shoe size! Tell Carol, Bodil or Marit in church, or send an e-mail to

12.des – Advent gathering at Lyders gate

Christmas is coming and we want to celebrate our waiting for Christ with an Advent Gathering on the 12th of December, starting at 15.00. We will have a moment together for fellowship, eating, singing Christmas carols from around the world, praying and worshipping together. There will be some creative workshops for making cookies, candles, Christmas decoration and cards. It will also be a great opportunity for inviting friends. Join us for a jolly Christmas time with OIC at Lyders Sagers gate 7, close to Bislett!

Click on the picture to see it in a bigger scale.

Sundays of Advent in OIC

Here you can see what is going on the next Sundays before Christmas:

SUNDAY 28.NOVEMBER – Open house for prayer from 1600

It´s first Sunday of Advent – a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas! There are many ways to wait for God: from waiting for an answer to deep-felt prayer requests to waiting for Christ to return. In this advent-series we will explore different ways we wait for God and how we can handle the waiting period – in a new series called “Waiting for God”. This Sunday John Brenn will share the word with us.

SUNDAY 5th OF DECEMBER – Prayer meeting from 1600
This is the second Sunday of Advent – and Pastor Bjørn Willoch will continue the advent series “Waiting for God” in this months communion service. We will meet as a church one hour before the service to pray for each other, the church and the world.

The third Sunday of Advent we will repeat last years success gathering as a church to sing, eat and do creative activities at a nice venue. Probably we will start at 3pm. More details to follow soon. Would you like to help out creating and preparing the event? Please contact Carol

IN OSLO FOR CHRISTMAS? Are you in the city for Christmas and would you like OIC to arrange a get-together? Let us know your needs – and maybe you also can help arrange it?

NEED PRAYERS? If you would like someone to pray for you or share your prayer request in the church mail – please send your prayer request to We will pray for your request at our prayer meetings and at our Sunday services if appropriate. Please tell us what you prefer.

God bless you!

Some words about todays Sunday service

Maria Bjørdal visited us today. She has been at the 2010 Lausanne congress and shared with us the wonderful movie clip above. You can see more clips from the congress here.
Maria also shared with us her experiences on how it is going with her work with youth in Uranienborg.

Lets remember to pray
– For Maria and the work she is doing
– For the “afterwork” of the important Lausanne congress.

Remember to check out our new facebook page (Oslo International Church) if you have not seen it yet. It will be updated regularly.
Here we can share encouragments, testemonies, prayer requests and things we learn with each other. We can be church 24/7!

The page is public and open for all to see.
Be blessed!

Report from Cape Town

Sunday 14th of November
Cape Town 2010 brought together 4,000 Christian leaders from 198 countries to confront the critical issues of our time as they relate to the future of the Church and world evangelization. One of them was Maria Bjørdal, Oslo missionary for Norwegian Missionary Society. This Sunday she will attend the OIC-service and share with us what she has experienced in South-Africa.

You can also watch the videos from the Congress sessions online:

Welcome to OIC Sunday 17:00
Come a bit earlier if you want to join in prayer before the service.