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Middle School: Week of January 14, 2019
Jan 15, 2019


Happy Tuesday! 

I'm so excited that we're back with both Sunday and Wednesday programming! It's been a long time and I'm stoked to see everyone and get back into the swing of things.

This Wednesday we'll be doing a mid-year review of what Middle School Ministry is all about as well as introducing our topics for the spring! We'll get the ball rolling with how we can be a great friend.  We will also elude a bit to what it means to be a disciple, a topic for a month from now. Overall, we'll be in our groups, catching up and spending time in prayer for the spring semester. Can't wait to see you!

And Sunday we'll be looking at Psalm 8, 9, and 10 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. 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!


Our next event is "Game Night" on Jan. 25th. We'll be meeting from 6:00 - 8:00pm at the Feder home for board games, card games, and a good time. There is no cost, but please have your student bring a snack to share with others. The Feder family will provide drinks! Click HERE for more information and to register!

And if you or your student is interested in going on the Mission Trip in July, there is a parent/guardian informational meeting on Sunday, February 3rd at 11:45 in the Middle School Room. I will provide lunch for everyone and we will spend about an hour going over details and answer any questions that come up for the mission trip. Please come with your student to get all the details! Please let me know if you're attending this meeting by emailing, texting, calling, or telling me in person! Thanks!

See you soon!

Myles "Tails" Hanson
Middle School Director

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High School: Week of January 14, 2019
Jan 15, 2019



Miss out on Sunday or want to follow along? Check out our new four week series, The End of Me, on Right Now Media. Our simple challenge: Memorize Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” 


Join us Wednesday nights as we restart small groups. Each week we will dig into a portion of the CBE readings. Students are encouraged but not required to participate in the daily readings. Copies of the CBE book are still available. Stop by the church office to purchase yours today.

SAVE THE DATE: March 1st - Skating at the Mullet Center 

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Preschool & Elementary School: Week of January 14, 2019
Jan 15, 2019

Looking for ways to connect with your kids? 

Want to lure your kids away from the screen and towards something that will make memories and open them up to new worlds? Try reading a book together! 

Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of The Jesus Storybook Bible, shares fifteen ways to connect with your kids this year through books. I encourage you to check out her blog and the list of suggested books for little ones through elementary. It’s definitely worth the read!


Here’s what we’ll be talking about on Sunday, January 20th

 Elementary—God Protects
I Samuel 18-20 (David & Jonathan) 

This past week we met David, chosen by God to be the next king of Israel. He wasn’t the oldest, the strongest or the first pick of the prophet Samuel, but God saw his heart and how much he loved God. 

This week we’ll learn about David’s friendship with Jonathan and how God protected David—from someone who was supposed to be his friend! Can you imagine how confused David might have been? God chose him to be king, but he not only had to wait for that to happen, he also had to endure life-threatening situations from the current king. 

Sometimes we don’t understand what God is doing in our lives either. Things happen that we have no control over. No matter what happens, we know that God is in control and He will protect us and accomplish His work in our lives! 

Read Psalm 91 together and talk about what David might have been thinking when he wrote these verses. Was he trusting God to protect him? Yes! Will God do the same for us? Absolutely! 

At Home Weekly Tru Story

January Bible Verse: Proverbs 16:9



Preschool—God Cares
I Kings 17 (Food for Elijah) 

God’s people were in a bad place. King Ahab didn’t love and worship God. In fact, the king and his queen worshipped other gods. In spite of this bad behavior, God still cared for His people. 

God send Elijah, a prophet, to speak to His people and King Ahab. Elijah told King Ahab the rain was going to stop and there would be no food or water for the people. This made King Ahab angry. God protected and took care of Elijah. God provided water for Elijah from a brook, and ravens brought him food to eat. When the brook dried up, God took care of Elijah again through a widow. God used Elijah to care for this woman and her son. 

Just as God cared for Elijah and the widow, He will also take care of us. God knows exactly what we need and when we need it. Philippians 4:19 says, “And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” God cares for us, too! 

January Bible Verse: I Chronicles 16:11-12


2 Year Olds–Jesus is God
Matthew 8, Mark 4 (Calming the Storm) 

Who is Jesus? Ask a 2 year old, and you’re bound to get some interesting answers! 

Jesus asked His own disciples this same question, “Whom do men say that I am?” (Mark 8:27; Matthew16:13) 

This week we’ll hear about a terrible storm. Where was Jesus during the storm? Asleep! His disciples were terrified! They woke Jesus up asking, “don’t you care if we drown?” 

Jesus did care! He showed the disciples that He is God and has power over nature. 

Jesus cares about us too! Help your little ones understand that Jesus knows and cares when we are scared and will help them too. 

At Home Weekly Tru Blessings



Wednesday Night Community begins this week!

Break time is over, and we’re back in session on Wednesday nights-yahoo! Our preschoolers will continue their studies in the book of Genesis with the life of Jacob. For elementary, we’ll also be studying the life of Jacob for the next 8 weeks in SLIMED! Click HERE for all the fun details!

Kids Quest Offering—What’s our next project?

“Big dreams make big people because we have to trust a big God. 

Our offering this past Sunday came to $4.44, bringing our total to $60.53. 

Ideas are starting to come for our next offering project:

  • VBS Supplies for Oakwood’s Mission trip to Guatemala in June ($250),
  • Send a child to camp with RFKC ($750), and
  • Helping people with cancer.

I love hearing the heartbeat of our children to help others! We’ll keep you posted on our final decision. Maybe we can do something for all three areas.  

Winter/Spring Calendar:

Praying for you!

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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Women's Inspire Conference
Jan 10, 2019

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 loving God. In a world where promises seem easily broken, God has declared that He will never fail us. Join us and be encouraged to hold tightly to the promise of our amazing God!

Oakwood women will join others from our community at the Inspire Women’s Conference on Saturday hosted by Elmbrook Church.

Friday, March 1
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Oakwood Church - 3041 Oakwood Road, Hartland WI

      …a night of fellowship and fun, including a short message and worship! We’ll have time to interact with each other and with our God. Please bring a dessert to share.

Saturday, March 2
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (optional early workshop at 7:30 a.m.)
Elmbrook Church - 777 S. Barker Road, Brookfield, WI

     …a day to learn and grow! We’ll attend the Inspire Conference as a group, with a spot for Oakwood women to sit together and eat lunch together. Custom Oakwood T shirts available too! More info for the conference can be found at elmbrook.org/inspire.

Saturday, post-conference
4-6 p.m.

     …a catered dinner on-site at Elmbrook just for Oakwood women! We’ll have a chance to unpack and share insights from the conference with each other. (Bonus: You don’t have to go home and cook!)

Register for any and all of the following: 

Step 1: Register for Oakwood events/T shirt 

Friday evening $5

Saturday post-conference meal $12

Custom Oakwood T shirt $10

                T shirt ordering deadline is February 10 
                Click HERE for larger image


Step 2: Register for the Inspire Conference

Inspire Conference $40

Tickets to the Inspire Conference on Saturday must be purchased separately through the conference website using the link below. Oakwood Church is not selling any tickets directly! 

Note that this event is likely to sell out as the date nears. Please do not delay your registration!




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High School: Week of January 7, 2019
Jan 08, 2019


Reid Kapple, our main speaker, shared four persuasive cultural narratives; You Only Live Once, Keep Your Faith to Yourself, I Decide What is Right and Newer is Better. While each narrative can possess some truth they all fall short and are incomplete. They also teach many lies that are contrary to the truth we find in the greatest narrative ever told and still being told. That narrative is found in the Scriptures and is the story of God. It is a story worth living. It is a narrative that is whole.

Each day we live we face these competing cultural narratives. As we restart Sunday School and Wednesday night small groups we will tackle these cultural narratives and pursue the narrative of Scripture. Sundays begin with The End of Me series on RNM by Kyle Idleman. Four testimonies will be shared in this series that bring to light the lies of cultural narratives.

In small groups on Wednesday nights, we will spend four weeks expanding our understanding of Scripture’s narrative through the Community Bible Experience. I hope students will engage the narrative this semester as we seek God together in community.

Excited about Districts 2020!? Mark your calendars for January 3-5, 2020 with guest speaker Greg Speck. 





On Wednesday nights beginning January 16  we will be spending our first 4 weeks in CBE with our small groups. Be sure to reserve your copy of the CBE book HERE.




The Basics Waypoint will give parents the opportunity to clearly present the Gospel to their kids. In addition, we will discuss baptism and how it is an expression of the Gospel.  

Families are encouraged to participate in this Waypoint as part of the process of preparing for Believer's Baptism. The next baptism is scheduled for Sunday, January 27, 2019.

Join us for an experiential & interactive discussion.

  • WHO: 3rd-12th graders & their parents
  • WHEN: Sunday, January 13, from 10:30am-11:30am 
  • WHERE: Oakwood Church
  • COST: $5/family

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...

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...

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

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...

Middle School Game Night - January 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

WHO: 6th-8th Graders WHAT: Board games, card games, food and friends! WHERE: Pat Feder Home, 2713 Meadow Lane, Hartland, WI WHEN: Friday, January 25 from 6-8pm COST...

Men's No Regrets Weekend 2019
Friday, February 01, 2019, 7:00 PM - Saturday, February 02, 2019, 6:00 PM

Oakwood Event: Friday, February 1, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (doors open at 6:30) No Regrets at Elmbrook Lake Country: Saturday, February 2,  8:00 am - 4:00 pm Oakwood...

Family Promise | February 2019
Daily from 02/10/2019 to 02/16/2019

We have the privilege of hosting Family Promise the week of February 10-17. If you are a trained volunteer and are able to help serve that week, please sign up here.  

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...

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