The Messenger newsletter

Every month or two at Oakwood we publish an edition of our newsletter, The Messenger, to highlight ministries, sermon series or other important events coming up in the life of our church family.

recent Newsletters

  • november 2019 newsletter

    The November 2019 edition of The Messenger highlights the upcoming Christmas Series, "Advent-ually", and Holiday Happenings such as, Pie, Prayer & Praise, One Heart Christmas Brunch, Serve on Saturday House of Providence, Jesus' Birthday Party, and Oakwood Cares. Other articles include, Oakwood Student Ministry, College & Roots Ministry, our new Treehouse midweek ministry for families, and information about our new & improved church app, website, giving options and more!

    Download the November 2019 Newsletter

  • september 2019 newsletter

    The September 2019 edition of The Messenger highlights the Community Groups and Ministry Opportunities available. 

    Download the September 2019 Newsletter

  • july 2019 newsletter

    The July 2019 edition of The Messenger highlights the new Summer Series "The Good & Beautiful God", Ben and Kyleigh's Reception and Installation, Missions Update, a Night of Worship and Women's Summer Bible Study.

    Download the July 2019 Newsletter

  • March 2019 newsletter

    The March 2019 edition of The Messenger highlights the upcoming "Amazing Love" Easter Production, a letter from Ben Elliott Oakwood's Youth Pastor and GriefShare. Download the March 2019 Newsletter

  • November 2018 newsletter

    The November 2018 edition of The Messenger highlights the upcoming Christmas series, Fresh Eyes: Seeing Christmas in a New Light, the holiday service schedule and the  Women's Christmas Brunch. Other articles include the Oakwood Cares Christmas Offering and S.O.S. House of Providence Gift Giving. 

    Download the November 2018 Newsletter

  • June 2018 newsletter

    The June 2018 edition of The Messenger recaps our 2018 Annual Celebration with a photo spread in the center, There is also information about the Together All In summer messages series, as well as many summer and fall event opportunities at Oakwood.  

    Download the June 2018 Newsletter

  • March 2018 Newsletter

    The March 2018 edition of The Messenger includes a recap of the Marriage Retreat, details about Good Friday, Easter, the Women's Spring Event and Ministry Opportunities. There has been a time change to the Women's Spring Event due to an S.O.S. event happening on the same day. The event will now be from 3:00pm to 7:00pm on April 28th and dinner will be provided. 

    Download the March 2018 Newsletter. 

  • December 2017 newsletter

    In the December 2017 edition of The Messenger,  we highlight details about our MORE series for the holiday season.  Our Holiday service schedule is included, as well as highlights on the upcoming marriage retreat, The Gospel Project continuing in January, and our House of Providence special Christmas SOS.  

    Download the December 2017 Newsletter.

  • September 2017 Newsletter

    The September 2017 edition of The Messenger includes important information about Oakwood's launch of two Sunday morning worship services starting September 17th, our next Serve on Saturday (S.O.S.) outreach on October 7th, as well as information about fall ministries starting up, including SoulFire Student Ministry, Awana Clubs, and Small Groups.  Download the September 2017 Newsletter.

  • may 2017 newsletter

    In the May 2017 edition of The Messenger, we highlight details about our upcoming annual celebration on June 11th, as well as provide important financial updates for the church family.  Download the May 2017 Newsletter.


    In this edition, the plans for Oakwood's Christmas outreach are highlighted with details on how you can get involved and serve.  Other articles include Oakwood Cares, Pastor Don's 2017 State of the Church Address, and updates on the Gospel Project. Download the December 2016 Newsletter.


    The October newsletter features our 2016 Fall Harvest Festival with details on the Trunk-or-Treating, Hay Ride & Maze, Pumpkin Painting & Bowling, and much more. On the back, we've published some dates for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Download the October 2016 Newsletter.

  • september 2016 newsletter

    The September newsletter highlights some of the fall kick-off items at Oakwood, including the church picnic on Sunday, September 11th, the start of the Gospel Project, and the upcoming October Serve on Saturday (S.O.S.) opportunity to nominate and help local families.  Download the September 2016 Newsletter.


    The July newsletter gives more details for our August 6th S.O.S. (Serve on Saturday) event.  On the back, you will find information on The Gospel Project, our new churchwide study coming in the fall. Download the July 2016 Newsletter.

  • May 2016 newsletter

    In the May edition of The Messenger, we recapped our first S.O.S. (Serve on Saturday) at Banbury Cross, honored Pastor Bob for his 50 years at Oakwood and introduced our 2016 Annual Celebration.  Download the May 2016 Newsletter.

  • March 2016 newsletter

    In the March edition of The Messenger, PD introduces a new sermon series called "Building Bridges" and we give a detailed update on our God's Work Campaign giving and spending.  Download the March 2016 Newsletter.

  • december 2015 newsletter

    In this edition, Lead Pastor Don Jackson introduces a new vision and values for Oakwood that will be highlighted in the January "We Are Oakwood" series. The newsletter also includes important information about the annual "Oakwood Cares" offering and some new ways we will be using those funds to make a difference in our community.  Download the December 2015 Newsletter.