From the Pastor's Desk

Mike Winfree, Pastor

478.923.3533
mike@oaklandwr.com

Mothers

by Pastor Mike on April 28, 2021
Dear Church, May is the month set aside to celebrate our mothers. In my opinion mothers are the second greatest thing God gave us, Christ being the greatest. One person said “They are the glue that holds the family together.” My mother was a warm, gentle, caring, loving, nurturing person. She was always there when we needed her. You...
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Who's Your One?

by Pastor Mike on March 30, 2021
Dear Church, March was an incredible month. Each week people we haven’t seen in months came back to worship. We started Sunday School back and those numbers increased as well. Our music has...
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Welcome Back!

by Pastor Mike on March 1, 2021
Dear Church, One year ago, last March we had to shut down our services due to the pandemic. We were scrambling, trying to figure out how to still communicate God’s message to the people. God...
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State of the Church

by Pastor Mike on February 8, 2021
Dear Church, I had every intention of sharing my annual state of the church message in January, but because of the uptick in the Coronavirus that was put on hold. Instead we have had...
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2021

by Pastor Mike on January 1, 2021
Dear Church, Another year is passing and a new year is upon us. In many ways 2020 was full of challenges and many adjustments. Many of you had your own personal struggles, others found ways...
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Christmas 2020

by Pastor Mike on December 1, 2020
Dear Church, We are entering into the season of giving. Some give out of duty. To them it is something they have to do. Others give out of a heart of love. To them it is complete joy to give...
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Ten Years

by Pastor Mike on November 1, 2020
Dear Church, When I was a boy I used to think time moved so slow, but, as I have gotten older I realize just the opposite is true. It’s hard to believe that Jane and I have been at Oakland 10...
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Circumstances

by Mike Winfree on October 1, 2020
Dear Church, Recently. We had to replace the air unit in the Educational building. The equipment stopped doing what was required of it and action had to be taken to correct the problem,...
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In a Moment..

by Pastor Mike on September 1, 2020
Dear Church, Back in March, in a moment, it seems everything changed. We all had our daily routines and like putting on the brakes in a car, we stopped to think about a pandemic. We...
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Phase 3

by Mike Winfree on August 5, 2020
Dear Church, The plan for August was to move into phase 3 of reopening. However, due to the increase in Covid-19, we have decided to wait to tentatively open up Awana and our Sunday...
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Phase 1...Phase 2...

by Pastor Mike on July 1, 2020
Dear Church, The first month back together has been a success. Thanks to everyone who did their part to make it happen. Now in July we will move into Phase 2. That means we will open the Nursery...
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Church Reopen Plan

by Pastor Mike on May 28, 2020
Dear Church, I sure have missed seeing all of you. I am looking forward to the day when we all can be back together again. The number of people who have been tuning into the broadcast has...
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COVID-19

by Pastor Mike on April 1, 2020
Dear Church, I’m so glad God is on His throne ruling and reigning, aren’t you? I’m also glad as believer’s, we can communicate through prayer to Him, and know that He hears us and will...
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A little bit of everything

by Pastor Mike on March 2, 2020
Dear Church, It was good to see Sunday School back up this past Sunday. A lot of that having to do with the Live Nativity breakfast. The breakfast was great and a special thanks to the biscuit...
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Let's Get At It

by Pastor Mike on February 1, 2020
Dear Church, The first month of 2020 is gone. How did you do? Did you set any objectives? Did you reach them? If you did, great job. If you didn’t, evaluate to see why....
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