From the Pastor's Desk

Mike Winfree, Pastor


Building Banquet in March

by Pastor Mike Winfree on February 5, 2018
Dear Church,
        - 2018 is off to a roaring start.  I have been meeting myself coming and going.  It’s not a bad thing.  There is just so much going on.  Everyone seems to be full of joy and enthusiasm.
        - I gave the “State of the Church” message on January 7, and I talked about a new drum set and by that afternoon there was a new drum set in the sanctuary.  I talked about the building needing to be put up, and Dean and other men put it up.  We are in the process now of closing in the front of the building.  I have been meeting with many people related to other things I talked about.  I believe those other things will get done really soon.
- On March 18, 2018 at 6:00pm, we will have our “Building Banquet”.  Each member should make plans to attend this banquet.  There will be a sign up sheet on the bulletin board in February.  I will cast a vision for Oakland Baptist Church on that night.
- It seems that each year, during the holidays, many go away and that is understandable.  My family goes away as well.  But it seems to take months to get everyone back to the Lord’s house.  Folks, I believe 2018 can be our best year yet.  Let’s get back to church.  You are missed when you are not here. We have work to do and it takes everyone doing their part.
- Let’s invite people to church.  Many all around us need the Lord and they don’t know they do, but we know they do. We can invite people to be our guests. Statistics show that 80% said they would attend church if someone they know would ask them.  Let’s do the asking.

Serving the Savior, Pastor Mike