Our 2017-2018 annual report draft is now available. This forms the foundation of our annual meeting this coming Sunday, so you’re welcome to come with questions to join the discussion during the meeting.
Our new semester theme is “Deep & Wide.”
“As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice,… They are like someone building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock.”
If to dig deep into Christ is to get in on his words and ways, then to go deep is to go wide with Jesus. We struggle to do both. We often want our gospel to be a well. Deep, but enclosed and protected, so we can open it and lower our buckets into its depths whenever we feel thirsty. But it seems the Gospel is more like the ocean than like a well. If we dare to go out to the open sea, we will find there’s much deeper waters far away from the shores of our comfort. It’s scarier and riskier, for sure. But it’s deeper and richer. It brings us further into the fullness of Christ. Jesus had arms open wide to embrace, and walked far and wide to reach.
“I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.” (Ephesians 3.17-18)
Join us as we explore our new semester theme. Find us here.
A few of our upcoming services will be at 11am instead of our usual time of 4pm. This is to accommodate other activities around Christmas.
- December 10: 1100h
- December 17: 1600h
- December 24: 1100h
- December 31: 1100h
- January 7: 1100h
- January 14 and onward: 1600h
Please mark the dates in your calendar and we’ll see you early at Bakkehaugen kirke!
You can follow our calendar for an up-to-date schedule.
We are approaching Advent, which is a time for the church to be together, celebrate and meditate on the huge blessing of Christmas and praise God for his incarnation among us as the Messiah. It is news of salvation for all peoples.
OiC has been giving us the opportunity to taste and see this divine worldwide plan of redemption as we meet brothers and sisters from several countries, ages, cultures, languages and backgrounds, all together in one community.
We celebrate on Sunday December 3rd and have a full day program. You don’t want to miss it!
- 13:00: Advent workshops in which we make Christmas cards, decorations, cookies and candles.
- 15:00: Potluck dinner. Please bring and enjoy our food together.
- 16:30: Service with a Nativity play by the children.
- 17:45: Church coffee.
We are looking for volunteers to have fun running the workshops and logistics, please let Junior know if you can help.
God, the creator, created us in his likeness. And since the very beginning, throughout the history of mankind and of the Church, we have expressed who God is, addressed him in worship and contemplated His being, through that very creativity he has instilled in us. Art is more than a tool. It’s a necessity.
Join us for Art Night on Saturday, October 28 at 1900h at Lyder Sagens gate 7.
The ‘Church Coffee’ of OiC is beloved by all of us. It is the wonderful time directly after the church service where you feel most community-like, can socialize with old and new friends or can get to know new people.
There are some who are responsible for the Church Coffee regularly, but it would be nice if more people would participate, just now and then. We encourage people to bring food from their own culture such that we can celebrate the internationality of the church 🙂
On the sign up form, people can sign up for bringing food, helping with the practical part, or both!
For the food part you can bring whatever you want, fruit, cake, biscuits, soup, spring rolls. The practical part is making coffee and tea and washing the dishes -with a machine- afterwards. It takes about 30 minutes to prepare before church and 30 minutes to clean up after. There is a clear guide in the church coffee box and even if you have questions, there are always others to help out.