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Just Among Moms // Spring 2019
Nov 19, 2018

Healthy minds, Healthy hearts: Living the life you were always meant to live

Join a group of fantastic moms this spring as we tackle the clutter in our lives, both the physical clutter in our homes and the internal clutter of fear, guilt, and shame. With weekly encouragement from Kathi Lipp in her video series Clutter Free, we can learn to be less burdened by the "stuff" around and within us. 

Who of us, as moms and frankly women, don't have issues? In She's Got Issues, Christian counselor, ministry leader, and regular mom Nicole Unice explores the ordinary issues such as control and comparison that keep you from the full and free life you were meant to have. 

Each week this spring, we will hear from a variety of videos and speakers who will address topics relevant to us as moms of all ages, followed by a time of great small group discussion. 

Free, preregistered childcare for birth through age 7 is included. 

Thursday mornings
January 10 – May 2, 2019
from 9-11 am 

Oakwood Church
3041 Oakwood Road, Hartland

$25 for spring, unless already registered for full year


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High School: Week of November 12, 2018
Nov 13, 2018
Join us January 4-6, 2019 for Districts! Tickets are almost sold out! Click HERE for all the details and to register. 
Are you coming with us on the mission trip to Guatemala, June 22-29, 2019? Please complete the application form (click HERE for the form) and submit it with your $100 deposit by December 2, 2018.  If you already have a passport, please submit a color copy of your passport with your application and deposit.  

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Middle School: Week of November 12, 2018
Nov 13, 2018


Hello hello! 

Wednesdays are coming to and end for 2018 soon! Only two more left, I can't believe how fast it's gone. This week we're going to be talking about the word "overflow" and discussing how we can share our faith with our friends who aren't Christians yet. We'll be looking at the story of Zaccheaus as our framework for the discussion. Be sure to ask your student about Zaccheaus and Jesus!

And on Sunday we're doing another exciting morning of "Take a Stand!" I'll be bringing topics of "debate" to pick sides and talk about as a class. This is always a time of learning and growing, definitely not a time to point fingers or make fun of others for their answers. I'm looking forward to seeing how students will defend their thoughts and ideas and learn from others! 

Don't forget about Dig In on Friday this week. 

WHO: Middle School Students

WHAT: Pizza party fun & Bible lesson.  

WHERE: Marty’s Pizza 2580 Sun Valley Dr., Delafield

WHEN: Friday, November 16 from 7-8:30 pm

COST: Pizza provided. Bring money for beverages and/or additional food.  


And lastly, Family Night is on Wednesday, Nov. 28th. Come play your student in dodgeball and let them show you what we do on Wednesday nights. It's a fun night, lots to see and do, and you never know what your student will teach you! See you there!


DATE: Wednesday, November 28

5:30 pm 
Eat as a family in the Oakwood Café.

6:30 pm 
Activities begin in the Middle School room.

8:00 pm 
Say “Thank You” to volunteers and leaders

Thanks and see you soon!

Myles "Tails" Hanson
Middle School Director

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Preschool & Elementary School: Week of November 12, 2018
Nov 13, 2018

Here’s what we’ll be talking about on Sunday, November 18th

Elementary—God is with Worthy
Judges 6-8 (Gideon) 

God is worthy of worship. Sometimes we forget that. The Israelites often forgot to give God glory and worshipped idols instead. Because of this, God allowed them to suffer the consequences of their actions. He allowed them to be conquered by their enemies. 

In the book of Judges we read how God chose men and women to deliver Israel from their enemies. Gideon was one of these judges. 

God used Gideon to lead 300 men against an entire enemy army to show He would win the battle for His people. God chose Gideon to show that only He is worthy of glory and worship.

At Home Weekly Tru Story

November Bible Verse: Deuteronomy 31:6




Preschool—God is With Us
I Samuel 3 (Call of Samuel) 

This week we’ll meet Samuel, a young boy who was the answer to a mother’s prayer. From a young age, Samuel lived with Eli the high priest and helped in the temple. 

It was a dark time in Israel’s history. God continued to dwell with His people, but He chose to be silent, rarely giving visions or divine words to His people. Maybe it was because no one was listening. 

God chose to break the silence. One night as Samuel was sleeping, he heard a voice call out his name. Samuel thought it belonged to Eli, but after three times, Eli realized the Lord was calling Samuel. Eli told Samuel to tell the Lord, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.” 

Samuel knew the voice of God and spoke His truth. Through Samuel, God was with Israel. 

God will be with us today. We need to listen to His voice.

At Home Weekly Tru Wonder

November Bible Verse: Psalm 52:9a




2 Year Olds–God is Worshipped
(Psalms) Foundational Truth: God made Me

Just as God made each of us amazingly unique, He also created us to worship Him. We can worship Him in many different ways. David is an amazing example of someone who worshipped God in spite of his circumstances. He understood his special relationship with God. This week as we go through the Psalms, children will talk about and experience different ways that we can worship God too. 

At Home Weekly Tru Blessings




Kids Quest Offering—Feed My Starving Children

Our offerings this past Sunday came to $53.12 bringing our total offerings to $661.37! 

$80 feeds 1 child for an entire year. Only $58.63 more until we can feed 9 kids for an entire year. Can we give enough to feed 10 children this year?




Wednesday Night, November 14th~

  • Preschoolers will learn how God keeps His promise and gives Abraham a son, Isaac.
  • In Elementary, we’ll be learning about the Incredible Faith of Nehemiah, and how we need to trust God even when others are against us.
  • Save the date for our Family Night on Wednesday, November 28. Click HERE for all the fun details! 



May God bless your week~ 

Becci Terrill
Children’s Ministries Director
262-844-3201 (cell)
262-367-1212 (office)


Energizing the Next Generation to Love God,
Love Others 
and Make Disciples




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High School Ministry Blog: Week of November 5, 2018
Nov 06, 2018
Join us January 4-6, 2019 for Districts! Deadline to register is November 25th. Click HERE for all the details. 
Are you coming with us on the mission trip to Guatemala, June 22-29, 2019? Please complete the application form (click HERE for the form) and submit it with your $100 deposit by December 2, 2018.  If you already have a passport, please submit a color copy of your passport with your application and deposit.  
Do you know which option your high schooler was in in October? I hope so! Many students took part in a prayer/art journaling group, a few learned how to develop their story, others discussed leadership and finally some experienced “Bad Words” of the Bible from The Bible Project. October was all about giving students options to pursue and really lean into different learning styles. If you want to hear more I would love to share some stories with you about great ways in which God was moving in the lives of students.

In November we are excited to welcome special guests who will be sharing their stories of faith, including our missionary partner, Oscar, from Guatemala. 

Coming Events

Family Promise | November 2018
Daily from 11/18/2018 to 11/25/2018

Oakwood is once again hosting Family Promise families at our church.    When: Nov. 18 - 25Where: Oakwood Kids ZoneContact: Sarah Geist    Learn...

Family Night // Fall 2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Hey parents of preschool, elementary and middle school students - ever wonder what your kids do on a Wednesday night?  We’ve planned a special Family Night for...

Bethlehem LIVE!
Friday, December 07, 2018, 6:00 PM - Saturday, December 08, 2018, 5:00 PM

Journey to Bethlehem - smell the spices, pet the sheep, visit the carpenter’s shop, have a snack with Mary, ride a camel - and listen to the stories of those who...

Friday, January 04, 2019, 2:00 PM - Sunday, January 06, 2019, 2:30 PM

WHO: High School Students WHAT: Districts 2019 Conference: A Story Worth Living WHEN: January 4-6, 2019 WHERE: KI Convention Center, GreeN Bay, WI COST...

Just Among Moms // Spring 2019
Every Thursday, from 01/10/2019 to 05/02/2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Just Among Moms ThursdaysJanuary 10 - May 2Click below for more information and to register! JUST AMONG MOMS INFO AND REGISTRATION

Every Wednesday, from 01/16/2019 to 03/13/2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

WARNING: Watch out for slime! Sometimes in life it feels like we’ve been slimed—from decisions we make, or from decisions others make that hurt us. Elementary...

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