From the Pastor's Desk

Mike Winfree, Pastor


What is God doing at Oakland?

by Pastor Mike Winfree on July 30, 2012

 Dear Church Family,

       Sometimes you may ask, “I wonder what God is up to at Oakland?”  Let me tell you of a few things.  We just selected and elected a Long-range Planning Committee made up of Pete Soots, Jack Daniels, Ted McGrath, Julie Dalton and Mary Crook.  They will assist me in going over the sketches of the plans for our property that the architect has been working on.  AWANA Clubs are about to begin and we are believing God for double the number of kids we had last year.  A “Women Blessing Women” Bible study is about to begin along with WMU.  Our men are going to a Men’s Conference.  We will be having Homecoming, High Attendance Day in Sunday School and Revival, with Dr. Ron Lynch as our speaker,  Jeff Cleghorn on piano, and a dear friend of mine, William Beck, to lead us in music in October.  I’m believing God for great things that week. Please be in prayer during these days. Our annual Fall Festival is coming up.  Our Live Nativity, that we believe will be the best to date as we will have live animals this year will be in December.

   We have had 25 join our OBC family already this year and others are talking about joining.  I believe we could see 40 to 50 by the end of the year.  With growth comes great challenges. A willingness to adjust will be a must.  Our giving must be strong and each of us must begin to give toward the building fund.  The sooner we begin, the quicker we will have enough money to build a building which we have talked about.

Thank you, church, for your faithfulness.  It is truly a blessing to serve along side you.

Serving the Savior,

Pastor Mike