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Mission: Hope: Week of July 15, 2019
Jul 16, 2019

Thinking about adopting a child? Learn about the facts surrounding kids for adoption, and figure out how to participate in National Adoption Awareness Month HERE.  

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To learn more about Mission:Hope ministry click HERE.

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High School: Week of July 15, 2019
Jul 16, 2019
 
 
Summer Reading: 
 
 
Jump on board with the High School Bible reading plan! This 25 day plan with take us through the writings of John. Did you know it only takes 6 minutes to read today’s chapter? I bet you can easily find 6 minutes in your day to get into God’s word!
 
 
 
 
 
VBS in Milwaukee in partnership with Heartlove Place:
 
 
We need volunteers to help with the HeartLove Place VBS in the city this week. This three day event, July 16-18th, will run from 11am-1pm with lunch provided. Plan to leave Oakwood each day at 10am and return around 1:30pm. 
 
Middle and High School students are encouraged to sign up to help run the VBS.  Elementary students can sign up to help with a parent. Contact Josh Larson, High School Director for more information. 
 
 
 
 
Campfire Worship:
 
 
WHO: Middle School & High School Students
 
WHERE: Oakwood Church Fire Pit

WHEN: Wednesday, July 24 from 8-10pm

NO COST - BRING FRIENDS!

REGISTER HERE!

 

RFKC CARE PACKAGE:

RFKC Counselor Care Package - Packing Day is Sunday, July 28
 
Donation Ideas:
GRANOLA BARS/HEALTH BARS
POST-ITS/NOTE PADS
INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED CANDY
GUM
PERSONAL-SIZE SNACKS
PENS//SHARPIES
TRAVEL-SIZE SUNSCREEN/HANDSANITIZER
MINI FLASHLIGHT
 
Please bring in your donation by Sunday, July 28th and help us pack!

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Middle School: Week of July 15, 2019
Jul 16, 2019
 
 
 
  
Hello!
 
This past Sunday our Middle School mission trip team left for Minnesota! Please be in prayer for the 9 students and 4 leaders who are bringing the Gospel to kids. Follow them on the Family Life @ Oakwood Church Facebook page.
 
 
 
 
 
VBS in Milwaukee in partnership with Heartlove Place:
 
 
We need volunteers to help with the HeartLove Place VBS in the city this week (event sponsored by High School Ministry). This three day event, July 16-18th, will run from 11am-1pm with lunch provided. Plan to leave Oakwood each day at 10am and return around 1:30pm. 
 
Middle and High School students are encouraged to sign up to help run the VBS.  Elementary students can sign up to help with a parent. Contact Josh Larson, High School Director for more information. 
 
 
 
 
Campfire Worship:
 
 
And on Wednesday, July 24th, is the Campfire Worship from 8:00 - 10:00pm. There's no cost, but lots of s'mores, outdoor games, and worship of our God together with the high school students. REGISTER HERE!
 
 
 
 
Painting with Nicole & Kristin:
 
 
For all the fun details and to register click HERE!
 
 
 
 
 
See you soon!
 
 
Middle School Director
 

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Preschool & Elementary School: Week of July 15, 2019
Jul 16, 2019

Let’s Talk about the BASICS…

The BASICS of our faith, that is. Are your kids asking questions about salvation and baptism? I invite you to join me on Sunday, August 4th at 10:30am when we see what God has to say about both of these subjects. Walk through the Good News with your kids. Talk about what baptism means. See if your child is ready to take the next steps in their faith journey. 

Is your child interested in being baptized on Sunday, August 11th? We encourage you to attend BASICS with your son/daughter, have your child complete our baptism booklet, then schedule a meeting with me to share their faith story. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. Sign up for BASICS HERE

 

Here’s what we’ll be talking about on Sunday, July 21st 

Elementary—God’s Spirit Gives Gifts
Book of Ephesians (Spiritual Gifts) 

When Jesus went to heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to believers. God’s Spirit gives believers gifts, and everything we need to live a life that glorifies God. 

When believers think of spiritual gifts we often think of them in individualistic terms: “I have this gift and you have that gift.” God gives us gifts for the purpose of unity and building up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:4-6, 12). He wants our gifts to make us one. When we are one, we’ll function as a body should and work together toward His purposes, for His glory. 

This week, we’ll challenge children to think about the way God’s Spirit has gifted them, and how they can be using that gift right now to unite and build up the body of Christ. 

At Home Weekly: TRUStory

July Bible Verse: John 10:27

 

 Preschool—God is Trustworthy
Acts 12 (Peter in Prison) 

During a festival celebration, King Herod locked Peter in prison. He was chained up and guarded by four squads of soldiers. While he was in prison, an angel of the Lord appeared to Peter and led him past the soldiers! The iron gate that stood between the prison and the city opened on its own and Peter walked safely into the street. Then the angel left him. Peter went to the home of Mary where many believers were praying for his safety.

 At Home Weekly: TruWonder

July Bible Verse: Romans 10:13

 

2 Year Olds–Our God Saves
Jonah 1-4 (Jonah) 

This week we’re talking about Jonah again. God had a special job for Jonah to do. But, Jonah didn’t want to obey God, so he ran away and tried to do something else. That wasn’t such a good idea. But God who loves us so much, saved Jonah! Jonah got a second chance to listen to and obey God. 

Just like Jonah, God loves us too—no matter what—and He saves us from the messes that we get into. Our kids can know that God is always looking out for them and He will protect and save them, even from a whale! 

At Home Weekly: TRUBlessings

  

Summer Offerings—

Our offering on Sunday came to $23.50, giving us a total of $121.68 in offerings. 

It is such a beautiful sight—watching your little ones empty their plastic baggies filled with coins they have earned and collected to give to Jesus! 

 

SpringHill Day Camp

Camp begins on July 29th! Don’t delay. Sign your child up today - HERE!

 

Camp Discovery – Preschool Day Camp

There is still room for your preschooler to attend camp! Sign your child up today - HERE

 

4th & 5th Graders - Pool Party on July 24th

WHO: Current 4th & 5th Graders

WHAT: Summer Fun & Pool Party

WHERE: The Murray’s Pool | W300N8818 County Road E, Hartland

WHEN: Wednesday, July 24 from 6:30-8pm        

COST: FREE! Bring a Friend (or 2)! 

REGISTER HERE! 
 
 
 
Have a great 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

 

7/15/19

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Preschool & Elementary School: Week of July 8, 2019
Jul 09, 2019

Make the Most of Summer: Get to Know Your Kids!

How’s your summer going? We just celebrated America’s birthday with all the fireworks, parades, picnics and parties, but we still have a LOT of summer left. Hurray! So what do we do now? 

Carlos Whittaker in Making the Most of Summer: Get to Know Your Kids, encourages us to “get to know your kids.” We all “know” our kids, but the older they get, the more quickly they change, and it’s easy for us to grow apart. We need to fight for our kids! What’s one thing your kid is into this summer that you could do with them? Fishing? See a new movie? Get your nails done? These moments of quality time spent getting to know your kids will go miles in building memories and relationships. After all, they’re only little once. Make the most of summer with your kids! 

Church-to-Go!

Wherever your travels may lead. Designed for elementary and preschool children, Church-to-Go gives families options for leading a church-like experience with their families on the go. Sign up today to get your Church-to-Go box HERE!

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Here’s what we’ll be talking about on Sunday, July 14th

Elementary—Jesus is Master
Acts 18 (Paul with Priscilla & Aquilla) 

In Acts 18 we read about Priscilla & Aquilla, a husband and wife who were forced to leave their home in Rome and start over in the city of Corinth. All because they loved Jesus! 

This was all part of God’s Master plan. In Corinth, Paul met Priscilla & Aquilla, and together they traveled to Ephesus. While they were there, Priscilla & Aquilla were able to teach others about God and the Good News.

Paul did the same thing, continuing his travels to other towns, and sharing the Good News everywhere he went. Paul knew that Jesus is master of all—even his travels! 

NEW! July Bible Verse: John 10:27

At Home Weekly: TRUStory 

 

Preschool—God Leads His Church
Acts 11 (The Early Church) 

Before Jesus came and died, God’s people had a lot of rules to follow so that everyone would know God had a special plan for them. Sometimes the people thought more about following the rules about eating certain foods than they did about loving God and sharing His love with others! 

After Jesus went back to heaven, He wanted His followers to share His love with everyone! It didn’t matter if they followed the old rules about eating certain foods. Loving God and loving others was more important. People would know they loved Jesus because the Holy Spirit lived inside them now, not because they did or didn’t eat certain foods. 

NEW! July Bible Verse: Romans 10:13

 At Home Weekly: TRUWonder

 

2 Year Olds–Our God Saves
Jonah 1-4 (Jonah) 

Jonah was a prophet of God sent to take a message to the people of Nineveh. He decided to run from God instead. A great storm began to overpower the boat Jonah was in. Jonah insisted the sailors thrown him overboard in order to end the storm. The storm stopped, and God rescued Jonah by sending a big fish to swallow him. When Jonah was inside the belly of the great fish, he prayed to God for forgiveness. God heard Jonah and rescued him from the great fish! God told Jonah to go to Nineveh again, and this time Jonah obeyed. The people of Nineveh heard the message and believed God. 

At Home Weekly: TRUBlessings

 

Summer Offerings—School Supply Kits for HeartLove Place! 

Our offering on Sunday came to $16.74, giving us a total of $98.18 in offerings. 

We’ll talk on Sunday to see if the kids want to use their offerings to buy back-to-school supply kits for children in Milwaukee or another project. Praise Jesus!

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VBS in Milwaukee in partnership with Heartlove Place:
 
 
We need volunteers to help with the HeartLove Place VBS in the city next week (event sponsored by High School Ministry). This three day event, July 16-18th, will run from 11am-1pm with lunch provided. Plan to leave Oakwood each day at 10am and return around 1:30pm. 
 
Middle and High School students are encouraged to sign up to help run the VBS.  Elementary students can sign up to help with a parent. Click HERE to register.

 

 

4th & 5th Graders Save the Date! - Pool Party on July 24th

WHO: Current 4th & 5th Graders

WHAT: Summer Fun & Pool Party

WHERE: The Murray’s Pool | W300N8818 County Road E, Hartland

WHEN: Wednesday, July 24 from 6:30-8pm        

COST: FREE! Bring a Friend (or 2)! 

REGISTER HERE! 

 

 

SpringHill Day Camp

There’s still time to sign your 1st – 6th grader up for camp! Need a scholarship? We still have a few available. Contact me today! Click HERE to register for camp now! 

 

 

Camp Discovery – Preschool Day Camp

This is a great opportunity for your 3-5 year old to experience summer camp in a fun & safe environment—all while learning about Jesus! It’s just down the road from Oakwood at Elmbrook Lake Country. Click HERE for more information and to register. 

I hope you’re having an awesome summer! 

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

 

7/8/19

Coming Events

Heartlove VBS - Summer 2019
Daily, from 07/16/2019 to 07/18/2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Through sponsorship by High School Ministry, Oakwood Church will once again partner with Heartlove Place to bring a VBS to Milwaukee.Volunteers are needed to help with...

Newcomers' Reception
Sunday, July 21, 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...

Come Near Women's Studies and [un]studies
Every Monday from 06/10/2019 to 07/26/2019

*Offerings meet on various days and times.* Even though we may feel distant... God is drawing us near to Him! Join Oakwood women in various experiences to discover...

Kids Quest Pool Party
Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

WHO: Current 4th & 5th Graders WHAT: Pool Party WHERE: The Murray’s Pool W300N8818 County Road E, Hartland WHEN: Wednesday, July 24 from...

OSM Campfire Worship
Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

It's that time of year! Time to put logs on the fire, make s'mores, and enjoy the gorgeous weather while singing student-led worship music and playing fun games. So, grab...

Dads & Kids Camping
Friday, July 26, 2019, 2:00 PM - Sunday, July 28, 2019, 2:00 PM

Enjoy a weekend of fellowship and adventure for the men of Oakwood and their children and/or grandchildren.    God's awesome creation awaits- and we have...

Magnetic
Friday, July 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

...Drawing near to God and to one another!   “Then they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive in every way.” (Titus 2:10b...

SpringHill Day Camp: 2019
Daily, from 07/29/2019 to 08/02/2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In partnership with preschool Camp Discovery at Elmbrook Church| Lake Country Join us for a week of engaging fun and Biblical truth!   Monday - Friday from...

Middle School Painting
Monday, July 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

WHO:  Middle School Students WHAT: Acrylic on Canvas Painting WHEN: Monday, July 29 | 6:30-8:30 pm WHERE: Oakwood Church | Middle School Room  COST...

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