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Community Bible Experience // 2018
Nov 16, 2017

Community Bible Experience Coming This January 2018!

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 to talk about the Bible, too: less like a Bible study, more like a book club. Let’s begin an unforgettable journey—and reignite our passion for the Scriptures.

We've been told a lot of things about the Bible. We know it's important. We know we should read it.

But we just don't.

What if there's a reason? And what if it isn't just apathy or laziness or busyness? What if it's the way we read?

Community Bible Experience offers an immersive approach to Scripture. Not a verse here or a chapter there, but whole books read in their original context. It’s not another Bible study. It’s a fresh, open conversation about the Bible—one that anyone can join.

Read big.

Community Bible Experience starts with a 40-day journey through the Old Testament history from Joshua through the kings. Reading five days a week, around 8 pages a day, you’ll experience every word. We’ll send you a short email each day before you read with links to the audio version…helping you connect with the stories, characters and teachings of the Bible.

Read real.

We've designed a Bible that lets you experience Scripture as it was meant to be read—less like a reference book, more like a story. There are no chapter and verse numbers, no cross-references, no red letter. The Books of the Bible restores the text to a more authentic presentation, helping you see Scripture in its original context and uncover its original beauty.

Read together.

This is not like any other Bible study you’ve done because it’s not a Bible study. It’s more like a book club. There are no workbooks to fill out. No fill-in-the-blank answers to easy questions. Instead, groups gather once a week simply to discuss, ponder, and reflect together.

Community Bible Experience welcomes everyone into an honest, open conversation about the Bible.

Starting this January for eight weeks, as an entire church, let's take the challenge to read all the OT history between Joshua and the kings in 40 days together. Imagine what God has in store for us as we are saturated in His Word...all together!

We’ll be using the same Books of the Bible—Covenant History as last year. If you don’t yet have a copy of Books of the Bible—Covenant History, we’ll have copies available for purchase starting January 7, 2018. Books are $5 each.

Our current in-home and on-site small groups will be meeting weekly for those eight weeks (mid-January through the first week of March). We'll be adding additional in-home small groups that meet during the week, several on-site small groups at Wednesday Night Community (gender-specific and co-ed), and at least one that meets on Sunday mornings.

If you’d like to join a new small group for those eight weeks, please let us know HERE and we’ll get the list of options to you.

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5th & 6th Grade News: Week of November 13, 2017
Nov 14, 2017

Hello everyone!
 
On Wednesday, Quest 56 will continue it's study of Spiritual Gifts. I hope you all got a chance to work through the "Parent's Page" I handed out to you after Quest 56 last week :) This week we're looking at the gifts of teaching and pastoring (some of my favorite 

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Student Ministries News: Week of November 13, 2017
Nov 14, 2017

This Sunday we heard stories from Bella about her trip to Costa Rica as well as stories from the Guatemala Team. Next week we will wrap things up with Darnell from Harvest Center Ministries. 

UPCOMING EVENT: DISTRICTS - JANUARY 5-7, 2018

Click HERE for more information and to register. $150 registration fee is due by November 27.

 

SCRIP FUNDRAISER:



Scrip orders will be placed the 3rd Friday of every month.  Start fundraising for upcoming events like Districts and Winter Xtreme now! Click HERE for more information. If you do not yet have an account with Scrip, you will need Enrollment Code 6B598B26539L6 to join the OSM group. Contact  should you have any questions.

 

FAMILY NIGHT FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS IN 7TH & 8TH GRADES:

Ever wonder what your kids do on a Wednesday night? 
We’ve planned a special Family Night for you to enjoy the experience alongside your kids! Be part of their small group and meet their leaders. Play games, have fun and learn more about how you can Love God, Love Others and Make Disciples.
 
Join us, Nate, Becci, Myles and Josh
 
 
 
TIME: 
 
5:30 pm | Eat as a family in the Oakwood Café
Click HERE for Menu 
 
6:30 pm | Activities begin in each student area
 
8:00 pm |Say “Thank You” to volunteers and leaders

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Preschool & Elementary News: Week of November 13, 2017
Nov 14, 2017

Looking Ahead to November 19th

Parents are the primary influencers of a child’s life, so we want to give you the opportunity to talk with your kids in advance about what they’ll be learning in Kids Quest. Here’s what coming next week~ 

Elementary – God is Almighty
I Samuel 1-3 (God answers Hannah’s prayer for a son--Samuel) 

This week we meet a woman named Hannah. She wanted a child, but Scripture says that God had closed her womb. So, “in bitterness of soul, Hannah wept much and prayed to the Lord.” In her prayer, Hannah refers to the “Lord Almighty.” This is the first time this name for God was used in Scripture. 

Lord Almighty describes Someone who would fight for you—Someone you would follow. Hannah had no idea how God would answer her prayer, but she wanted God to fight for her and lead her. 

God heard and answered Hannah’s prayer! He gave her a son—Samuel—the one who would anoint David, God’s choice for King and the lineage from who Jesus Christ would someday come. Truly God is Almighty and is moving forward with the next step in His plan! 

At Home Weekly  – Tru Story

 

Elementary Verse for November-Psalm 136:12

 

Preschool– God is our Warrior
Judges 6-7 (God uses Gideon to save His people) 

God’s people stopped following God and started worshipping other gods. So God permitted other countries to overpower Israel until they finally cried out for God to help. 

God chose to use a simple farmer—someone who was actually hiding—yet God called him a “mighty warrior.” Much like Moses, Gideon didn’t feel up to the task of leading God’s people, but God promised to be with him. God is the one who does the impossible, He just asks us to obey. 

At Home Weekly- Tru Wonder

 

Preschool Verse for November – Psalm 55:16

 

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

Just as God made each of us uniquely amazing, 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. Children will talk about and experience different ways that we can worship God too. 

At Home Weekly – Tru Blessings

 

Kids Quest Offerings – Feed My Starving Children

Our offering this past Sunday came to $197.71, (yes, you read that correctly!) bringing our new total to $1,180.56! 

We MET our first goal of $1000 this past week, which means once this amount is doubled, 24 children around the world will have food for an entire year. Praise Jesus!!!

We are now on our way towards our second goal—another $1000! The word is getting out about what we are doing, and others are starting to get involved too. This past week, someone in Quest 56 and in Student Ministries gave offerings to help. What a blessing!!! God is already doing immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine.

 

Operation Christmas Child Update

Shoeboxes are packed and will soon be delivered to the drop off location. How many shoeboxes did we send this year? Watch next week for the final numbers!

Upcoming Wednesday Night Event: November 29

Ever wonder what your kids do on a Wednesday night? 
We’ve planned a special Family Night for you to enjoy the experience alongside your kids! Be part of their small group and meet their leaders. Play games, have fun and learn more about how you can Love God, Love Others and Make Disciples. Join us! Click HERE for more information.   

Blessings! 

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

 

11/14/17

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5th & 6th Grade News: Week of November 6, 2017
Nov 07, 2017

Happy Midweek! We've got a lot going on this week with Quest 56, so strap in! 

On Wednesday, Quest 56 will continue it's study of Spiritual Gifts. I hope you all got a chance to work through the "Parent's Page" I handed out to you after Quest 56 last week :) This week we're looking at the gifts of prophesy and evangelism! We're going to be diving into the Word to see what the Bible says about each of these gifts. Be sure to pick up this week's "Parent's Page" before the end of the night!
 
And on Sunday we'll be looking at the word "Aroma" and how Jesus challenges our attitudes and actions to "smell good" to others! The challenge is to be Jesus through our every day lives so people can "smell and taste" Jesus through us. We'll be looking at the other senses in the following weeks. Be sure to ask your students about the "smelly challenge" we took in class on Sunday!
 
Quest 56 has a fun-filled weekend ahead....
 
Late Night with Quest 56 is on Friday, so make sure to register your child by Wednesday night to ensure a spot in a vehicle for rides to Sky Zone. 
 
The Super Hero Waypoint is this Sunday, so make sure to register for that awesome experience too! Come discover your super powers in Christ.
 
And lastly, Family Night is on November 29th and it's your chance to see what your kids do in Quest 56! Join us that night for games, small groups, learning, and fun!
 
See you soon!
 
Myles "Tails" Hanson

Coming Events

Family Night
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Ever wonder what your kids do on a Wednesday night?  We’ve planned a special Family Night for you to enjoy the experience alongside your kids! Be...

Beyond the Manger, A Women's Christmas Event
Friday, December 01, 2017, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

You are invited to begin the Advent season focused on Jesus' birth...and all that it means well beyond that moment in the manger so long ago. Join us for a night of...

Bethlehem LIVE!
Saturday, December 09, 2017, 12:00 PM - 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...

Worship Fully - Advent Conspiracy Event
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sing, pray, listen, and anticipate Emmanuel. Enjoy dessert and a warm drink as you Worship Fully with us this Advent season. Are you looking for a way to bring focus...

Christmas Eve Services
Sunday, December 24, 2017, 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Come Celebrate the Newborn King at Oakwood's Christmas Eve Services  10:30 am (childcare available for 3 and under) 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

Districts Youth Conference
Friday, January 05, 2018 - Sunday, January 07, 2018

Click HERE for complete conference itinerary. Please Register for Districts HEREREGISTRATION IS DUE ON NOVEMBER 27. If you do not plan to fundraise to cover the cost...

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