Dear Church Family,
I am so thankful to be back in the normal rhythm of life in general, but particularly in our church family! Your love, care, and understanding have meant so much to me as your pastor. I want to take just a moment to thank those who prayed for me, encouraged me through the sending of cards, and acts of kindness. It was all so helpful and made my recovery better than it would have otherwise been. I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Now that I am back to almost 100% capacity, I am looking forward to all that God has for us this summer! Our summer schedule is out, and I want to encourage you and your family to be a part and enjoy the summer ahead. Our summer is full of opportunities for us to serve, fellowship, learn, grow, and love the Lord and one another. Please pray about who you could invite to come to our worship services during the summer as well as to our church wide family events. I am so excited that we can offer ministry opportunities that we could not offer last summer.
As we make our way through the summer you will see some improvements made to our South Campus bathrooms on the front children’s hallway, and the main bathrooms downstairs by the drink machines. These improvements were to be a part of phase one of our plan that we presented to our church family last year. Also, even though we paused our stewardship building campaign last October, we have been steadily working to refine our plan to be ready to go forward with our campaign this coming fall so we can begin in earnest the development and renovation of North and South Campus. Exciting days are right around the corner! It is amazing that God provided for us our North Campus right before the pandemic because we have been able to use the space through this time to help us spread out so we could continue with ministries like AWANA, Student Ministry, and on campus Life Groups. It would have been very difficult to do this without North Campus. God knew what we needed when we needed it!! In the fall we will be able to raise the monies we need to begin to pay to develop this property out in a way that will allow us to use it for years to come!
This is a great time to be a part of the Oakhill family!! God has so much for us! All we must do is say yes Lord, walk in obedience, and watch what God does!!
I love you and I love being your pastor