From the Pastor's Desk

Mike Winfree, Pastor


Spring is in the Air

by Pastor Mike Winfree on March 1, 2012

 Dear Church Family,

       As I write this article the temperature is supposed to be in the upper 70’s.  “Spring is in the air”, as the saying goes.  With Spring, the birds sing, flowers bloom, trees put forth their leaves, kids play, people go outdoors to enjoy the freshness in the air.  It is a great season.

       My thoughts move to the church life.  It seems that the church as a whole has seen its greatest growth during March, April and May for years now.  With that in mind, let me encourage every person to do several things during these months.  First, be faithful to the Lord’s house, second, invite as many people as you can to come with you to Sunday School and worship, and third, pray much during this time for God to move during these days.

   To help during these months, we will have three special days.  We will have a phone blitz campaign to try and have more people in Sunday School than we have had since I have been here.  One hundred twenty-five will be our goal.  Then we will have a “Fill a Pew” Sunday with every seat filled in  worship.  Last, but not least, will be Easter Sunday.  We will begin with our Sunrise Service at 7:00am, church-wide breakfast at 8:00am, Sunday School at 9:15am and worship at 10:30am.  There will be no evening service.  We encourage you to spend that time with your family.

   When it is all said and done, may this be one of the greatest seasons Oakland Baptist Church has ever seen.

Serving the Savior,

Pastor Mike