Welcome To Oakland

April 21, 2024

For Our Guests

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From Our Pastor

Timing is everything!  The timing of a punch line in a joke; the timing of asking someone to marry you.
 
We all understand timing, but sometimes we wonder if God’s timing is so perfect.  Why did my air conditioner have to break down right now?  Why did my kids get sick “on vacation?”  Couldn’t they wait until after our vacation?
 
God wants me to live by faith.  God wants my faith to translate into taking risks for Him, reaching out to others, forgiving them before they ask for it.  God still calls us to live faithfully.

Happenings

BRIDAL SHOWER
Sunday, April 21 • 1:30 PM • Fellowship Hall

All ladies are invited to honor Miss Amber Grace Mills & Kaden Braddock.  Amber is the daughter of Jared & Ashton Mills and the granddaughter of Joel & Cindi Wooley.  Kaden is the grandson of Mack & Janice Braddock.  Amber is registered at Amazon & Walmart.

EMBRACE GRACE BABY SHOWER
Saturday, April 27 • 2:00 PM • Fellowship Hall

All ladies are invited to celebrate our new moms.  No gifts please, your presence is your present.  Volunteers are needed to help decorate & serve food.  If you would like to serve, please message Amber Mills, 662.750.9117.

GRADUATING SENIOR RECOGNITION DAY
Sunday, May 5 • 10:15 AM

Seniors who plan to participate in the recognition service on May 5 and a celebration meal for your immediate family, please notify the Church Office (662.287.3118) by April 26.

AFRICA MISSION TRIP
All completed applications and $250 deposit checks for our Kenya Mission Trip will be due by May 5.  The trip is scheduled for September 4-14 of this year.  Applications are available at the Welcome Centers, in the Church Office or online.

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
Sunday, May 19

All who are currently part of Circle Of Friends, please mark your calendar for the gathering to celebrate and close out the spring term.  More information to come.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
June 3-6

Our VBS is set for June 3-6 (Monday-Thursday) this summer.  If you are willing to serve, please sign up at the Front Welcome Center or at www.oaklandbaptist.org/volunteer.

SUPER SUMMER FOR KIDS
We are looking for folks to serve during the months of June and/or July with our Children’s Summer Program.  Our Worthy Wednesdays crew will take a well deserved break to recharge for this fall.  See Bro. Dyer or sign up at the Front Welcome Center if you can help!

People Count at OBC

LAST WEEK
Bible Study • 510
Worship • 913
Wednesday Night • 454

Deacons On Call

JOHN MITCHELL • 662.284.8104
 
MICHAEL MOORE • 731.439.5234
 
TONY MORGAN • 662.284.5567
PASTOR
Dr. Randy Bostick
ASSOC. PASTOR/EDUCATION
Dyer Harbor
MUSIC/SENIOR ADULTS
Jim Pinkston
FINANCIAL/ADMINISTRATOR
Trey Wayne
STUDENTS/RECREATION
Brad Marlar
PASTORAL CARE
Raybon Richardson