8th of December: Advent Celebration

This day, we will spend a longer day together. We be at Lyder Sagens Gate 7 from 13:00!

NOTE: there will be no service at Gamlebyen Kirke this day, church service will be at Lyder Sagens Gate 7 at 17:00!

We will make christmas decoration, christmas cards, have dinner and fellowship together.


13:00: Doors are open! 
15:00: Putlock dinner
17:00: Sunday Service

Come and spend the day with OiC!

Bring food for either dinner or church coffee, and bring a friend!

Week 20 – Syttende Mai (Norwegian Constitution Day) events and Ending the OIC Value Series with “Move/Serve”

Sunday, 20th of May 2012 at 5:00pm

OIC Values: “Move/Serve”

After 5 weeks on the “OIC Values Series” we end it with a practical and application note focusing on the value “Move/Serve”. OIC Board leader and theology student Stian Holtskog will share.

Service is held at Gamlebyen Church and we have Sunday school

Join us and bring some friends!

Thursday 17th of May 2012 at 10:00am and 6:00pm

Norway Constitution day – Breakfast, Parade and Grill!

It is customary for OiC to spend time together during syttende mai or the Norwegian Constitution Day, and we have a busy day lined up.

  • Starting 10am: We meet for a simple Norwegian breakfast hosted by KIA (Christian Intercultural Association) at Café Ichtys at Tullins Gate 4, and gather to walk the parade after that.
  • Starting 6pm: Barbeque and games evening at Lyder Sagens Gate 7. We provide the fire and drinks, you bring something you want to grill for yourself and a few friends.

For more information about syttende mai, check out theWikipedia page, or some pictures from last year’s eventon Facebook.

Contact Bodil (952 49 197) or Maicon (469 13 628) if you have any inquiries or need for direction on that day.

Easter Celebration

This week, we remember the death, crucifixion, and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
At OiC, we have special events and arrangements for Easter:

6th April – Starting 3:00PM

We celebrate Good Friday at Stian’s place with meeting up, food, games and perhaps songs.

Do bring: a) some food b) yourself and much laughter c) friends

Address: Skøyenbakken 3B

Facebook Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/136305949832321/

8th April – Easter Sunday at Lyder Sagens Gate 7

We start with Barbeque and Grill at 1:00PM, do bring some food for it 🙂

This is followed by Church Service at 5:30PM. Maicon Steuernagel will share the word.

Please note service is not held on Gamlebyen Church and will start at 5.30PM

Address: Lyder Sagens Gate 7

The start of Lent


Today is Ash Wednesday and signifies the start of Lent.  Lent is usually the time when Christians remember the 40 days and nights Jesus spent alone in the desert without food being tempted by the Devil.

Interesting fact about the number 40 is a special number in the Bible. It signifies preparation for something special:
  • The rain lasted for 40 days in the mighty flood – Noah
  • Moses stayed on the Mount Sinai forty days (Ex 24:18)
  • Jonah gave the people of Ninevah forty days to repent (Jon 3:4)
  • Jesus, before starting his ministry, spent forty days in the desert in prayer and fasting (Matt 4:2)

Thus , in the coming days leading to Easter, while remembering the sacrifice and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus, let us also reflect on our spiritual faith and life.

If you’ve never done a fast before, perhaps you can consider the following fast:
  • Full Fast – Drink only liquids (you establish the number of days).
  • The Daniel Fast – Eat no meat, no sweets and no bread. Drink water and juice. Eat fruits and vegetables. Learn More
  • 3-Day Fast – This fast can be a Full Fast, Daniel Fast or give up at least one item of food.
  • Partial Fast – A partial fast is from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm or from sun up to sundown. You can select from three types of fasting —a Full Fast, Daniel Fast or give up at least one item of food.
  • Digital Fast – Disconnect your Facebook, Twitter. Some examples here.

If you feel lonely and your week is bad

If you feel lonely and you week is bad
Come to OIC and be happy and glad
For fellowship, friendship and food
Jesus is our inspiration and He is so good!
Oh I see,
It’s OIC
Skiing is good for your body
Singing is good for the soul
Cellgroup is good for you week
Jesus is who we love and seek
Oh I see,
It’s OIC
We are part of an international family
Many social events, talks and hospitality
We are also blessed with many babies this year
Learning to love Jesus without any fear
Oh I see,
It’s OIC
To have Carolina and Maicon is great
They encourage us to grow in prayer and faith
To be part of this family makes us smile
And we are challenged to walk the second mile


Oh I see
It’s OIC


by Johanna Strikwerda and Bodil Sofia Øglend

If you have any contributions such as poem or songs for OIC, contact us at newsletter@internationalchurch.no or drop us a message on Facebook!

Beginning a New Year

A New Beginning

The first day of 2012 is a Sunday. That gives us the opportunity to start our year focusing on Him who has given all the years that have gone and all those to come, who holds our past and our future in His hands. In OiC we want to do that by joining for prayer and worship.

Starting at 3pm in the afternoon there will be opportunity to share our joys and frustrations over the past year and our expectations for the year to come, opportunity to pray and be prayed for, to talk or to be silent. We will then share a simple meal and have our service at 5.30pm in the evening, where we will thank God for all he has done in OiC in 2011 and “offer Him 2012”.

If you are joining for dinner, which will be soup, do bring NOK 30,- for dinner.

Important note: 

  • The service will be at Lyder Sagens gate 7, not at Gamlebyen Church as usual!
  • Service starts later at kl 17:30, but doors are open from kl 15:00 for reflection and praying.

If you have questions or need more information on how to get there, please contact us.