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Welcome to Oak Ridge

A Church Committed to:
Loving Jesus ~ Loving People ~ Extending Grace ~ Pursuing Holiness 
Join us as we seek to love Jesus, love people, extend grace and pursue holiness all through worship, community and service. Whether you’re in sneakers or dress shoes, single or married, accompanied by a chatty toddler, or by yourself, all are welcome! 

Worship at Oak Ridge

Weekly Schedule
Saturday Nights 6pm 
Sunday Mornings 
8:30am and 10:30am
Join us for coffee at 9:30 in our Breaking Grounds Coffee House. 
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Oct 25, 2016
October 22nd & 23rd “Messy Grace” Part 3
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Community at Oak Ridge

Here at Oak Ridge we believe that God wants a relationship with each one of us from the very start of our lives. That’s why our GrowKids program is dedicated to helping kids grow in their relationships with Jesus. We also know that parents are key in the spiritual growth of their children, so parents, we’re here for you, to help you and walk alongside you!
Your teenage years can be confusing, stressful, and full of choices. Who are you going to be? Who are you going to let define you? Most importantly, is church going to be that thing your parents do or something you want to be a part of? Here at Oak Ridge we want to help you figure out the answers to those questions as you continue your journey in your relationship with Jesus. 
Young Adults
As you move from high school to college, and then out of college into adult life, we want you to stay connected and grow in your relationship with Jesus. Your church family is here for you and wants to encourage your as you face big life decisions and continue to walk with Jesus. Bring your questions, bring your doubts, and walk through life in a community. 
Everyone needs to be in community with others. At Oak Ridge, we believe in doing life together. Our Grow Groups are where we laugh, cry, and get closer to God and to one another. They’re where our love for Jesus meets our love for people. So join a grow group today! We have groups for people from every walk of life, and all are welcome!

Service at Oak Ridge

We don’t think of service as something we have to do; it’s something we get to do! The God who created the universe and is working to redeem our community invites us to be a part of the work He is doing. 

Staff at Oak Ridge

Chris Schumske
Lead Pastor
Chris has been at Oak Ridge for  6 years. He has been married to his wife, Joann, for 26 years and they have four wonderful daughters and one crazy dog. They are honored and grateful to be serving God here in Herkimer.
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Kayleigh Schumske
Pastor of Family Ministries
Kayleigh is currently working towards her Mdiv at Northeastern Seminary as she follows God’s call on her life to pursue church ministry. She is excited to serve the church family at Oak Ridge. And yes, she is one of the pastor’s four daughters. 
Joann Schumske
Administrative Assistant
Joann is thrilled to be able to represent God to the valley through her position here at Oak Ridge! She is a mom of four beautiful girls and the wife of our pastor.

Stay Connected

Office Hours: Tues.-Frid. 9am-1pm
Phone: (315)866-0575
Address: 838 W. German St. Herkimer, NY
App: Oak Ridge Free Methodist (Available in Your App Store)
Pastor Chris’ Contact Information
Phone: (315)940-6116
Email: christopherschumske@me.com 
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