From the Pastor's Desk

Mike Winfree, Pastor

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mike@oaklandwr.com

There are no guarantees in life

by Pastor Mike Winfree on November 29, 2021
Dear Church, Recently while being sick, I realized how much we take for granted. One day you are feeling fine and the next day you wake up feeling crummy. It interrupts your daily routine. There are no guarantees in life. One thing I knew was certain, God was right there with me. He said He would never leave me or forsake me. Now, it...
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Coming Together

by Pastor Mike Winfree on October 27, 2021
Dear Church, Jane and I are so appreciative of the love gifts you gave us. We are so blessed to serve along side so many wonderful people. I can’t say it enough, how much I thank you...
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Life

by Pastor Mike Winfree on September 28, 2021
Dear Church, Over the last several months I have had conversations with people about where they are in life, where they came from, where they see themselves going. I’m talking about people...
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Sunday Morning Service

by Pastor Mike Winfree on August 26, 2021
Dear Church, I know you have heard how hard it is for businesses to find people to work. Fast food chains can’t open the indoor dining for lack of workers. Trucking companies can’t deliver...
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Community Groups

by Pastor Mike Winfree on July 29, 2021
Dear Church, A survey was taken amongst people who were looking for a church, and they were asked, what do you look for? Do you look for a friendly church? The survey showed they did, but...
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Half-a-year gone again

by Pastor Mike on June 28, 2021
Dear Church, Can you believe it, another half-a-year gone again. Some say time flies, I believe it’s been soaring. In the midst of it all God has been working. We had a great Vacation...
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Fathers

by Pastor Mike on June 7, 2021
Dear Church, We have some wonderful kids. Kids can be a handful at times. Sometimes they don’t listen or do what you say. Remember adults, we don’t always listen and do what the Lord tells us...
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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...
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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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