By: Brian Keel
I get it. I’ve been there. I’ve had the stack of bills sitting on the kitchen counter or the dining room table. I’ve had the never-ending stream of incoming phone calls from debt collectors. I’ve seen my car leaving the driveway on the flatbed of an asset recovery truck. I’ve even lost a home. Everything is closing in and life is


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Return To Church

Oakwood Church Friends and Family,

This note feels like it has been a long time coming. We are excited to announce to you that we will start holding services, IN PERSON, on the weekend of June 6th and 7th. Services will be held at 300 Old Creek Dr. Saline at the First Assembly of God Church (Saline AOG). We’re grateful for Saline AOG’s graciousness in sharing their building with us. Our current plan is to meet at Saline AOG for the next three months. Woodland Meadows School will not be available again until school starts back up in the fall. We will also continue our online services for those who are not ready to return yet.

Saline AOG plans to restart their in-person services this coming Sunday, May 31st. Since their worship service is held at 11:00 AM on Sundays, we will start back with two services – one on Saturday at 5:00 PM and one at 9:00 AM on Sunday morning. The change in time for the Saturday service (from 7 PM to 5 PM) is an experiment we will try for the summer after conversations with many of those who typically attended Saturday services.

Know that we plan to practice social distancing during our services, including seating. We will ask folks to wear mask. However, individuals will not be forced to do this in order to be involved in the services. Hand sanitizer will be provided at all entrance areas, doors will be propped open, and areas will be disinfected after services. Also, initially we will only provide children’s classes during the Saturday and Sunday services for newborn through Grade 2. Children in grades 3 and above will join their families in the worship center.

We look forward to the opportunity to restart in-person services for our family and friends who are ready to return. Please continue praying for Oakwood as we finalize our planning for holding in-person services again.


The Pastors of Oakwood


COVID19 – Pt. 3

Oakwood Family,

In compliance with both state and federal stay home, stay safe guidelines, Oakwood Church will continue to meet exclusively online for the rest of April. We urge you to do your part in fighting the spread of COVID-19, and keep our communities safe. Our services will continue to be available online, though they will continue to be pre-recorded, via our three viewing platforms: 
In order to help our church family stay connected, we’ll continue to offer online life/small group studies, as well as a variety of content and social media. If you have any questions on how you can get, or stay, connected with Oakwood Church during this time, please fill out our Contact Form.
However, we are preparing to meet in-person again. In light of the Governor’s recent executive order (s. 7.16), we are in the process of developing our Return to Service strategy. Please be praying for our leadership as we take these steps to preserve the safety of our congregation and community.
Lastly, we urge you to continue regular times of prayer for our country, state, and local leaders. Pray for those working the frontlines of this epidemic. Those risking exposure to keep you safe, and help those in need. Pray for God to heal our land, and bring revival during this time of pain and uncertainty.


He’s Got Your Whole World in His Hands

By: Ms. Amy
So, I’m sitting here today flooded in self-pity. I can’t do what I want, I can’t see who I want. I miss the hugs of my little nieces and nephews so much it hurts. I get teary-eyed just thinking about their birthday parties we’re missing, their antics, their laughing, the potlucks together. My work at the office is almost wrapped up, so what will we do then? Can I get an AMEN here? Anybody have one or two of these feelings? Yet I don’t have the extra struggles many of you face: I don’t have little people at home trying to do schoolwork, to keep entertained, fed, cleaned,