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Membership Class: Joining Oakwood
Feb 13, 2019


Membership at Oakwood 

Oakwood is intentional about being an open community. By that, we mean that we joyfully welcome all who would like to attend our worship services and participate in the various ministries of Oakwood. We invite people to come to Oakwood wherever they are in their spiritual journey, and we long to influence them in their movement closer to the heart of Jesus Christ. 

When we talk about membership at Oakwood, however, we mean something much more than simply attending. Quite frankly, membership is a covenant of commitment to the Lord Jesus and to those who are part of Oakwood. It mirrors the kind of commitment Jesus made to His Bride, the Church. By its very nature, membership in a local church is limited to those who are part of the "true church"--those who have given their lives to Jesus and are part of His family. Beyond that, members of Oakwood are sincerely devoted to God's call on their lives to be disciplemakers.  

There are three prerequisites for attending our membership classes called Joining Oakwood

  • you've regularly attended Oakwood a minimum of six months
  • you've already attended a Who is Oakwood class
  • most importantly, you have personally committed your life to the Lord Jesus 

Joining Oakwood is generally offered once a year in the spring. 

This year, it's April 7 & 14, 2019 from 10:30-1:30, both Sundays.

Let us know you'd like more information! 
More information

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Middle School: Week of February 11, 2019
Feb 13, 2019

Hello hello! I hope your week is going well!

Tonight, middle school students are going to be finishing up the Equip discussion by talking about "Friend Share", or how we can share our faith and experiences with God with our friends. There are four "I's" that we'll talk about in relation to John 3:16. Be sure to ask your student what those "I's" are! 

And Sunday we'll be looking at 2 Chronicles 1 and Nehemiah 1, 2, 6 for CBE! Please help your student be in the word reading these chapters over this week so they can discuss with their groups what they've been learning from God in these four chapters. CBE is a great way for all of us to be unified in our reading and see God moving though the Oakwood community, we'd love to have you along for the ride!


Upcoming Event: Sign up today! 

Meet us at Small Group Leader Pat Feder's home (2713 Meadow Lane, Hartland) to hang out and play games from 6:30-7:30pm. Small group leaders and students will then caravan to the Mullet Ice Center to skate from 8-9pm.

Parents are to pick up students at the Mullet Ice Center, 700 North Ave, Hartland.

The cost is $5 /person and includes skate rental.

Register HERE.


Service Opportunity:

Click HERE for all the details!


See you soon!

Myles "Tails" Hanson
Middle School Director

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High School: Week of February 11, 2019
Feb 13, 2019


This month junior and seniors are meeting for Launch. They will continue to discuss relevant topics related to the high school/post high school transition. Freshmen and sophomores are exploring the theme of value. We began by addressing the value each person has through the image of God. In the coming weeks we will live out value through a care package activity as well as discuss the value of one’s story. 


We need your help to make our Mobilepack a success starting with set up. High School ministry is committed to serving through event set up on Friday. Please sign up online if you are able to help! Click HERE


Meet us at the Mullet Ice Center, 700 North Ave, Hartland at 7:45pm. We will skate from 8-9pm.

Parents, we have set up an intentional time for you to connect with your student's Small Group Leader from 8-8:30pm. Enjoy time with the leader who invests in your student weekly. 

The cost is $5 /person and includes skate rental.

Register HERE

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Preschool & Elementary School: Week of February 11, 2019
Feb 13, 2019

My heart is full…

This past Saturday, 36 kids, parents, grandparents and adults spent the morning together making hand-tied fleece blankets for children staying at the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Wauwatosa. It was incredible! 32 blankets were donated and completed in less than 2 hours. Each blanket was hugged and prayed over before being delivered that afternoon. And, God’s timing is perfect, as the blanket cupboard was empty and the RMH was expecting 27 new families to check in! A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated blanket supplies, volunteered and prayed for God to use these blankets to share His love with hurting kids from around the world. Here are a few pictures. Want to see all of the pictures? Join the Family Life @ Oakwood FaceBook page today!




Wednesday Night Programming Tonight—Space Changes!

Four times a year, Oakwood Church hosts Family Promise—a program to assist families in need of housing. We turn many of our children’s classrooms into sleeping rooms for families. This week is one of our host weeks, so we’ll be moving our regular stations (elementary) into temporary spaces in the worship center, and preschoolers will meet in the 3 year olds room. Pick up for children will be in the worship center for elementary and in the 3 year old room for preschoolers. AND if you’re available to help, we could use some volunteers! 

Thanks for being flexible as we use our spaces to minister to families from our community!



Here’s what we’ll be talking about on Sunday, February 17th

Elementary—God Restores
Jonah – Nehemiah (From Exile to Jerusalem) 

After God rescued His people from Egypt, He gave Moses instructions on how the children of Israel were supposed to live. Besides the Ten Commandments, God gave His people other guidelines to follow and told them what would happen if they didn’t. Time after time, the Israelites disobeyed God. God would send prophets and kings to rescue and remind them of His laws and for a time they would obey. But eventually, they would turn away again. Finally, God gave the people of Israel over to their enemies. Jerusalem and God’s temple were destroyed. Seventy years went by before God restored His people and brought them back to Jerusalem.

At Home Weekly Tru Story

February Bible Verse: Psalm 83:18


Preschool—God is Righteous
II Chronicles 34 (King Josiah) 

Josiah was eight years old when he became king. Josiah was a good king because he followed God. He knew that God was righteous, and he wanted God’s people to be righteous too. So he went through the land and destroyed all the idols and statues the people were worshipping. Josiah knew no one deserves worship except for the one true God. Then he had the priests clean and fix

the temple so God’s people could worship Him in it again. Finally, Josiah gathered all God’s people together and they read through The Big God Story together to be reminded of who God is and how He wants them to live. 

I love this story! Yet another example of God using a child to lead people to Him! Our children were created on purpose and for a purpose. God can and does use our children right now to point us, and others to Him. How have your children encouraged you lately? How have you seen God’s image reflected in them?

At Home Weekly Tru Wonder

February Bible Verse: Psalm 55:16


2 Year Olds–Jesus is Powerful
(John 9:1-12) Healing of the Blind Man

This story shares a precious truth. Here is a man who was born blind. Society said that he or his parents must have done something bad to deserve the “punishment” of blindness. Then Jesus comes along and challenges their thinking. The blindness had a God-given purpose—so God’s power could be seen! 

Jesus loved the man so much and wanted him and those watching to know about His love and power over everything—even blindness. He is just as powerful today! 

How does this impact us today? Has God allowed something in your life, or that of your child, so that His power can be seen through you? 

At Home Weekly Tru Blessings



Kids Quest Offering—VBS Supplies for Guatemala! 

Our offering this past Sunday came to $21.38, bringing our total to $133.18. Only $116.82 until we reach our goal of $250 for supplies! 

This past Sunday two representatives from the High School team shared about the trip to Guatemala—even dressing up two of our students! Additionally, each student received a special bracelet saying “Cristo Jesus – el camino” Guatemala 2019. We hope these bracelets will remind our kids to pray and give their offerings. We made matching bracelets for the team to give the kids in Guatemala to let them know our kids have been praying for them.




Feed My Starving Children MobilePack: Service Opportunity

Click HERE for all the details!




SpringHill Day Camp—Early Registration begins February 14th!

Each summer, Oakwood Church hosts SpringHill Day Camp for one week. It’s an adventure camp for kids going into 1st -6th grade this coming fall. 

Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm. The days are filled with large group time, skits, music, small group time and tons of fun activities—Euro Bungee, the Flying Squirrel, Rock Wall Climbing, Water slides, the Giant Swing—just to name a few! The best part is everything is centered around God’s Word and what God is teaching kids through each activity. There’s nothing like it in our area. 

Want more information? Check out the SpringHill information HERE and don’t forget to sign up on February 14th for the best price! Scholarships are available. Contact me for more information on scholarships. 

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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Middle School: Week of February 4, 2019
Feb 05, 2019

Has winter finally given us a Wednesday night? 

Wednesday we will continue with the plan from a few weeks ago, to talk about how we care for our friends! We'll discuss a couple key acronyms and discuss how we can be encouraging to others. Be sure to ask your student about K.I.S.S. and L.I.F.E. this week!

And Sunday we'll be looking at Job 1, 42 and 1 Chronicles 10, 28 for CBE! Please help your student be in the word reading these chapters over this week so they can discuss with their groups what they've been learning from God in these four chapters. CBE is a great way for all of us to be unified in our reading and see God moving though the Oakwood community, we'd love to have you along for the ride!

Join us March 1st for our skating event:

Click HERE for all the fun details!


Have a fantastic week!

Myles "Tails" Hanson
Middle School Director

Coming Events

Community Bible Experience 2019
Sunday, January 13, 2019, 12:00 AM - Friday, March 08, 2019, 12:00 AM

Read Big. Read Real. Read Together. Community Bible Experience is a different way to read the Bible: less like a reference book, more like a story. It’s a new way...

Living Grace + Family Grace Support Groups
Every other Tuesday, from 02/05/2019 to 05/14/2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

We have two very important mental health support groups at Oakwood that will be taking place every other Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. staring on Feb. 5 and going...

Every Wednesday, from 01/16/2019 to 03/20/2019, 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...

Wednesday Night Community // Winter 2019
Every Wednesday, from 01/16/2019 to 03/06/2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

WNC is designed for this time and this place...for us to connect in meaningful ways with each other and with Jesus, to make a difference in the lives of others…to...

Newcomers' Reception
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Are you new to Oakwood? You are invited to the next Newcomers’ Reception! It’s an opportunity to meet some of the staff in an informal atmosphere... and we...

Women's Inspire Conference
Friday, March 01, 2019, 6:30 PM - Saturday, March 02, 2019, 4:00 PM

Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Hebrews 10:23, NLT  You have a promise from an outrageously...

CBE Q & A with Pastor Roger
Sunday, March 03, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Friends--especially those who haven't been able to participate in a CBE Book Club--join us for a super-informal Community Bible Experience Q&A time with Pastor Roger...

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