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A Testimony from Alpha Online

This article is written Emmy, who became a Christian during our first Online Alpha last year and is now plugged in to her local church in Nottingham. If her story inspires you to find out more, why not come along and try Alpha for yourself? Our current course has just started on Wednesday evenings, and you can sign up by clicking here.

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God” — Ephesians 2:8

Skin stuck to the worn leather sofa, a warm breeze swung through…


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Bible Verses to lead us into joy this year

Each year, we share on Vision Sunday what we believe God is calling us to as a church in the year ahead — a moment to pause, follow His leading, and focus in on a particular aspect of what it means that Jesus changes everything.

This year, we believe that God is calling us to be a people who know the deep, sustaining joy of the Lord as we live together as a community. You can listen again to Adrian’s Vision Sunday message using the Soundcloud player below, or catch up with the whole service video here.

To encourage…


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All the info on our Christmas Season

This has been a year that nobody could have foreseen. Come and join us as we explore together how true hope arrives in the most unexpected moments — and the invitation that the first, equally unforeseen, Christmas, has for each of us today.

Carol Service — 7:30pm on Sunday 20th December

At our Evening Carol Service, you can expect plenty of carols led by the Oasis Band, spoken word pieces, performances from groups including the Oasis Choir, moments to make you think, and loads more. All you need to do is log on to join us, sit back, grab a hot chocolate or mulled wine, and enjoy!

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A Series Exploring the Promises of God

Every day during Advent 2020, we will be sharing a short encouragement based around a promise in the Bible that God makes to His people. By faith, we can take hold of them to reflect on and present back to God in prayer; lifting our eyes to the hope of this season and drawing us close to the One who draws near to us.

The great English preacher Charles Spurgeon writes that the promises from God for His people, found throughout the Bible, can be compared to a cheque waiting to be cashed. With the rise of internet banking, contactless…


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Learning to Live Differently

Recalibrate is all about small adjustments that make a big difference.

Just like a finely tuned instrument, we need to regularly reset to ensure that the practices of our lives are lining up with the Biblical patterns of following Jesus.

Our Autumn 2020 Teaching Series at Oasis focused on seven different practices that can help us walk with Jesus every day. You can listen to each of the talks on the Oasis Website. We have also produced a booklet to go alongside the series, with a summary of each practice, a Bible passage to read, and some practical steps to…


History, Lockdown, a New EP, and the Future!

Established in 2008, Impact Birmingham exists to support Birmingham’s vibrant music scene through providing recording opportunities for local artists and putting on high quality live music events. In the interview below, Rich catches up with Ben Kyte, part of the team behind the Impact project, to find out how it all started, what they’ve been up to over lockdown, and what the future has in store.

The latest Impact EP, released in November 2020, features tracks from Kate Wilkins, Philippa Zawe, Dominic Hyde & Glast Dance, and Millicent Chapanda. It’s a brilliant example of the breath of Birmingham’s music scene, and you can download a copy on the Impact Bandcamp page by clicking here.

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News, stories, events and resources from across our wider family

The next edition of the Catalyst Magazine is here - it’s a termly way to keep up to date with news, stories and events from around Catalyst, the family of churches that Oasis is part of. Inside, you’ll find articles from the UK and around the world about how Catalyst is raising world-changing disciples who make a difference in all kinds of different contexts. There’s an update and stories about the COVID-19 Crisis Fund and the impact it’s having, plus prayer points, events, resources, and lots more. …


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Alpha is a chance to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment — all online via the wonder of the internet! Come along for a time of great conversation and questions that make you think.

No pressure.
No charge.
All welcome.

It’ll be starting on 4th November 2020, and running every Wednesday evening from 8:15pm-9:15pm for 6 weeks. Each session consists of watching a thought-provoking video together, before breaking up into smaller groups to discuss what we’ve heard.

If you would like to come along, click here to sign up and we will send you the link to join via Zoom. Hope you can join us!


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A new home for our Online Services

Over the past few months, we have been using Zoom to host our Online Sunday meetings; giving us the opportunity to continue connecting together for worship, prayer, teaching, encouragement and community throughout this season. Aside from a few technical hiccups, hopefully you’ve found it a helpful way to keep plugging in, even if it’s not the same as gathering physically.

From Sunday 18th October though, we are moving to a brand new platform for our Sunday Meetings: The Church Online Platform. Here’s Rich to explain a bit more:

Why are we changing?

Our goal is to keep developing our online Sunday Meetings to…


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Responding to Simon’s Birthday Message

On our 21st Birthday Sunday, 27th September, we were delighted to welcome Simon Holley, who leads the Catalyst Network of Churches that we are a part of, as our guest speaker for the day. Simon brought us a powerful message about joy, which you can listen to below:

As we continue to respond to and apply Simon’s message, here are some notes and application questions from the talk for us to consider:

Scripture

  • Proverbs 17:22: A joyful heart is good medicine,
    But a broken spirit dries up the bones.
  • 1 Chronicles 16:27: Splendour and majesty are before him; strength and…

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