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High School: Week of March 18, 2019
Mar 19, 2019

This week:

Sometimes we need extended times of prayer and other times we need to gather around a meal and enjoy community. In high school ministry we make time for these practices. This past Wednesday small groups met for an evening of prayer and worship. With Christ and his work on the cross as our focus, there were prayers of confession, surrender and thanksgiving as well as prayers for Christians facing persecution around the world. Check out this prayer resource we used from VOM, click HERE
 
On Sunday, we gathered and enjoyed breakfast together along with a Bible study out of the book of Ephesians. This Sunday we will continue our study of evangelism and we have a special guest joining us to share about their opportunity for missions in Germany. 
 
 
 
Fundraising:
 
 
Scrip Fundraising
Shop with gift cards in everyday categories including groceries, gas, restaurants and more. A percentage of each gift card purchased goes directly to your student's account. A Scrip order is placed the third Friday of every month at 2:30pm. 

Go to www.shopwithscrip.com for more information. If you do not have an account with Scrip, you will need Enrollment Code 6B598B26539L6 to join the OSM group.

Divine Consign Cafe
Your help is needed! Sign up to serve today, Monday, April 8 - Saturday, April 13. Proceeds from sales during Divine Consign will benefit each individual student who serves. Parents are welcome to serve on behalf of their students.

Click 
HERE for more information and to sign up. 

Fundraising monies can be used to supplement the cost of student events, camps, trips and mission experiences. Please contact Carrie Ziebell if you have questions about these fundraising opportunities.
 
 
 
Baptism:
 
 
Interested in being baptized on April 28?  Contact Josh Larson, High School Director. 

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Middle School: Week of March 18, 2019
Mar 19, 2019

Hello hello!

There's a lot happening with Middle School Ministry this week. Here's some details for you!

On Wednesday we'll be going over the last of the four priorities of a disciple: extravagant love. We'll be discussing how we know we're loved by God as well as seeing how we can love others well. We'll be answering the question "how do we know what to do in order to love well?" Be sure to look for the times your students shows love to others over this week!

And on Sunday we'll be finishing our section on prayer by going over the P.R.A.Y. acronym. This acronym gives some good ideas for ways to pray and what we can pray for. Your student will know what each letter stands for by the end of Sunday, maybe they can fill you in and lead some prayer times with the whole family! 

 

Dig In is this Friday!

We'll be talking about how we can use our hobbies for disciplemaking. I love this question because it's awesome to use our passions with our friends for the glory of God. Looking forward to having your student there! Click HERE for all the details!

 

Are you interested in being baptized? 

This 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. Basics is offered bi-annually. We encourage families to participate in this Waypoint as part of the process of preparing for Baptism. This Waypoint is recommended for families with children in 3rd through 12th grade.  

The next Basics Waypoint class is being offered Sunday, April 7 from 10:30-11:30am. Baptism is scheduled for Sunday, April 28. To register click HERE

 

See you soon!

Myles "Tails" Hanson
Middle School Director

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Preschool & Elementary: Week of March 18, 2019
Mar 18, 2019

Here’s what we’ll be talking about on Sunday, March 24— 

Elementary—God is Love
Luke 10 (Parable of the Good Samaritan) 

God is love, and He created us to love too. Jesus taught on this subject constantly, and the story of the Good Samaritan gives a great example of this fact. In order to add to the impact of His messages, Jesus often included a “surprise” in the stories He told. The big surprise in this parable was that the “good guy” was a Samaritan. 

The Jews detested the Samaritan people. Because the Jews living in Samaria had married people from other nations (something forbidden by God), the Jews living in the south despised them and would have nothing to do with them. 

So, when Jesus used a Samaritan as an example of someone who showed true compassion, it was especially painful for the Jewish leaders to hear. Through the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus shows us that God is love and desires for us to demonstrate His love to everyone—no matter who they are or where they are from. Such a great reminder for us today! 

March Bible Verse: John 17:3

 

Preschool—Jesus Invites Us to Follow Him
John 1: 35-51 (Call of the Twelve) 

As Jesus walked from town to town, many people began to follow Him. Some saw that Jesus had the power to heal and knew He was the One who had been promised. Jesus chose 12 men, who we call disciples, to walk with Him during His life on earth. These ordinary men left their old lives behind to follow Jesus and know Him. Today, Jesus invites us to follow Him and know Him too! 

March Bible Verse: Isaiah 48:17

  

2 Year Olds–Jesus is King
Matthew 21; Mark 11; Luke 19 (The Triumphal Entry) 

The Sunday before Jesus died, He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The people waved palm branches and shouted, “Hosanna!” They wanted Jesus to be their king. They didn’t understand that Jesus is King of our hearts—not the kind of king in fairy tales who lives in a castle. 

Help your children celebrate that Jesus is King! He lives in heaven.

At Home Weekly Tru Blessings 

 

Kids Quest Offering—VBS Supplies for Guatemala!

Our offering this past Sunday came to $19.20 bringing our grand total to $192.21. Only $57.79 until we reach our goal of $250! 

 

Wednesday, March 20—

This is our final Wednesday night before spring break—March 27th. (Programs resume on April 3rd.) 

This is also our last night for SLIMED! We’ll review the life of Jacob in light of the Gospel—God’s Good News to each of us. My prayer is that each child understands that all have sinned but God loves us so much He sent His Son, Jesus, to pay the penalty for our sin so that we can have a relationship with Him. 

Our preschoolers will finish talking about Joseph and begin to look at the life of Moses.

Join us for Diary of a Godly Kid - Wednesday nights in April

 Click HERE for all the fun details and to register.

 

BASICS

There’s still time to sign your family up for BASICS—where we’ll look at the Gospel and Baptism together. We encourage any child interested in being baptized to attend BASICS with their parents. Our next baptism is scheduled for Sunday, April 28th. Click HERE to register. 

 

SpringHill Day Camp
 

Click HERE for all the details and to register. 

Have a wonderful 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

 

3/19/19

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Middle School: Week of March 11, 2019
Mar 12, 2019

On Wednesday we'll be looking at prayer and the study of Scripture with small groups and leaders! These are two of the four priorities disciples practice to build on their relationship with God and others. We're going to be practicing these two priorities together, so be sure to ask your student about what they learned from their peers this week!

And on Sunday we'll be continuing our talk about prayer, specifically about "Arrow Prayers". We didn't get around to going through arrow prayers last week because of amazing conversation that went long, so be sure to ask your student about arrow prayers this week and maybe they can show you a thing or two, too!

 

Dig In is Friday, March 22 - Register today!

Click HERE for all the details!

 

Feed my Starving Children:

Our Welcome and Hospitality teams need your help!  The 2:30-4:30pm packing shift on March 16th still need volunteers as well.  Click HERE to sign up!

 

Are you interested in being baptized? 

This 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. Basics is offered bi-annually. We encourage families to participate in this Waypoint as part of the process of preparing for Baptism. This Waypoint is recommended for families with children in 3rd through 12th grade.  

The next Basics Waypoint class is being offered Sunday, April 7 from 10:30-11:30am. Baptism is scheduled for Sunday, April 28. To register click HERE

 

See you soon!

Myles "Tails" Hanson
Middle School Director

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High School: Week of March 11, 2019
Mar 12, 2019

Sunday:

What keeps us from sharing our faith? Do we have blurry vision? Are we wrapped up in our self interests or simply being busy? Or do we think evangelism is just a sales pitch or church event? The truth is Jesus and his followers invested a lot of time and energy into relationships for the sake of the gospel. Others, like the women at the well, dropped her daily tasks to tell her neighbors about Jesus or Cornelius, who hosted friends and family for days to hear the good news from Peter. Where is your struggle? What’s one step you can take to make sharing the good news of Jesus Christ a priority in your life? Keep on praying for someone in your life who doesn’t know Jesus!

 

Wednesday:

Click HERE to watch Acts part 3 from The Bible Project.

This week we will join as small groups for a time of prayer and worship. 

 

Feed my Starving Children:

Our Welcome and Hospitality teams need your help!  The 2:30-4:30pm packing shift on March 16th still need volunteers as well.  Click HERE to sign up!

 

Are you interested in being baptized? 

This 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. Basics is offered bi-annually. We encourage families to participate in this Waypoint as part of the process of preparing for Baptism. This Waypoint is recommended for families with children in 3rd through 12th grade.  

The next Basics Waypoint class is being offered Sunday, April 7 from 10:30-11:30am. Baptism is scheduled for Sunday, April 28. To register click HERE

 

Coming Events

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...

Wednesday Night Community // Spring 2019
Every Wednesday, from 03/13/2019 to 04/24/2019, 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...

Diary of a Godly Kid
Every Wednesday, from 04/03/2019 to 04/24/2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Sometimes we say, “I’m not big enough," or “I’m not smart enough, or “I’m not _________ enough.” But God says: “You can do...

Book of Hebrews Women's Small Group
First Thursday, Third Thursday, from 03/21/2019 to 05/16/2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Study the book of Hebrews and what it means to live by faith! Using the inductive Bible study method, we will learn to keep our focus on Jesus and gain a deeper...

Empowered to Connect Conference
Daily, from 04/05/2019 to 04/06/2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mission: Hope, Oakwood’s orphan & foster care ministry will be sponsoring for the 5th year in a row, Show Hope’s Empowered to...

Basics - April 2019
Sunday, April 07, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This 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...

Moms' Night Out 2019
Monday, April 08, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

What: Moms’ Night Out hosted by Just Among Moms  Please join us for our second annual JAM Moms’ Night Out! We are going to The Melting Pot for an...

Divine Consign // Spring 2019
Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 9:00 AM - Saturday, April 13, 2019, 1:00 PM

A one of a kind consignment sale, featuring unique boutique items, fashionable designer pieces, affordable career separates, workout apparel, maternity, coats, dresses...

Good Friday Experience - April 2019
Friday, April 19, 2019, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We invite you to join us for a Special Good Friday Experience! Come, follow the steps of Jesus on the road to the cross. Each stop gives you a place to...

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