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Middle School: Week of September 16, 2019
Sep 17, 2019

 

Hello! Hope you're having an amazing week!
 
This Wednesday we're going to start our discussion about putting others first! Philippians 2:3-4 has a challenge from Paul to look to other's interests and to consider others better than ourselves. This makes us look to others and see how we can be a good friend to them by taking an interest in them. We're going to be breaking these verses down for the next few weeks to see how we can be good friends and to put others first! Be sure to ask you student about Galatians 5:22-23 this week!
 
On Sunday we'll be starting our discussion about the Holy Spirit and clear up some things we may have misunderstood. We'll be getting some content from Francis Chan and Matt Mikalatos to give us some perspective and looking through various passages to see where the Holy Spirit works in Scripture. Be sure to ask your students about what they learned!
 
 
On Friday we're having a 'Firelight Gaggle' from 7:00 - 9:00pm out at Oakwood's newly remodeled fire pit! No cost, be please sign up HERE so I know who will be there and can purchase items as necessary!
 
 
And Fall Retreat is already coming soon! Oct. 4-6th we'll be at Lake Waubesa Bible Camp to have some chats on how we can share our faith with our friends. I'd love to have your student join us! Please sign up by September 23rd HERE!
 
Thanks, all! See you soon!
 
Middle School Director

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High School: Week of September 16, 2019
Sep 17, 2019

SUNDAY:

We continue to work on addressing some of life’s toughest questions and along the way build a firm foundation on Christ and the Word of God. This Sunday's question was…What is God? and next week we will discuss the Trinity. You can follow along with this great online resource HERE. It includes the question, response, devotional, Scripture and prayer! (free app also available)

 

WEDNESDAY:

“Things aren’t the way they are supposed to be.”
 
Small groups gather at Oakwood starting in the high school room. We continue a 5 week series called Greater Than from Right Now Media and Francis Chan. The series compliments Sunday focusing on the One who is greater than death, fear and the mistakes we make in life.
 
 
 
YOUTH CONFERENCE: SEPTEMBER 28
 
 
Click HERE for all the details and to register.
 
 
 
COLLEGE STUDENT CARE PACKAGES:
 
 

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Preschool & Elementary School: Week of September 16, 2019
Sep 17, 2019

How do your kids see God?
As parents, we are the first lenses through which our children see God. The way we parent our kids can have a profound impact on how they view God. 

Wow. What a great responsibility we have as parents. How are your kids seeing God through you? 

Check out this article—Giving our Children a Clearer Picture of God—by Karis Kimmel Murray. Don’t be discouraged! No matter what kind of parents you had, or what kind of mistakes you may have made, when you get a clearer picture of God from His Word, you will be able to share His love with your children.

 

Here’s What’s Happening on Wednesday, September 18—

Preschool—

We’ll meet Ruth this week, and learn how she loved Naomi—enough to go with her to a strange new land! When we love someone, we are patient and kind. We can show God’s love to others by being patient and kind with them, just like Ruth was to Naomi.

Elementary—

We’re in week two of our study of The Armor of God, this week looking at the Breastplate of Righteousness. When we know and practice the truths of God’s Word, our hearts will be protected from the harm that can come from making wrong choices.

 

Here’s what we’ll be talking about on Sunday, September 22—

Elementary—God is Covenant Keeper (Pt 2)
Genesis 12, 15-16 (Abram) 

This week we’ll meet a man named Abram. God told Abram to leave his home and go to a new place where God would lead him. Abram trusted God, and left, not knowing where God would take him. But God’s call to Abram came with a promise/covenant—to make him a great nation and to bless all of the people of the earth through him (Genesis 12:2-3). 

Abram waited 25 years for God to fulfill His promise! Still, Abram—whose name God would later change to Abraham—chose to believe that God would keep His promise, even when the promises seemed impossible. 

Abram believed God would keep His covenant/promise, and He did. God always keeps His promises! 

At Home Weekly TruStory

September Bible Verse: Psalm 90:2

 

Preschool—God is Redeemer
Genesis 2-3 (The Fall & Restoration) 

God made Adam and Eve and put them in a beautiful garden called Eden. God allowed Adam and Eve to do many things in the garden. But there was one thing He didn’t want them to do. There was a tree in the middle of the garden called the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. God told them not to eat from that tree. One day a clever snake lied to Eve. He told Eve that what God said about the fruit and the tree wasn’t true. Eve believed the snake and took some fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to Adam and he ate it too! They had both sinned by disobeying God. Because of their disobedience, Adam and Eve’s relationship with God changed. Even though God still loved them, the first people had to leave the garden forever. Now they would have pain and death because of sin. But God promised that one day He would send a Redeemer/Rescuer to take away our sins so we can be in perfect relationship with God again.

At Home Weekly TruWonder

September Bible Verse: Revelations 4:11a

 

2 Year Olds–God made People
Genesis 1-2 (Adam & Eve) Foundational Truth: God made Me 

We’ll spend the next two weeks learning that God made people. We are made in God’s image. God created us to have relationship with Him and with others. 

This is going to be fun! Help children understand that God made each of them—different, yet the same in many ways. Don’t we have an amazing God?! Yes we do!!! 

At Home Weekly Tru Blessings 

 

Offering—What’s our next project? 

Our offering this past Sunday came to $7.19 bringing our total to $12.97

Over the next few months, we’ll have opportunities to help love others in a some different ways.

  • Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes will be available beginning next Sunday, September 22nd in the back of the worship center.
  • We’ll give kids an opportunity to help kids in Africa through Soles for Jesus starting October 6th. New, and gently used shoes are needed! Watch for more information about this special project.
  • Our church will once again be sponsoring Feed My Starving Children—giving our offerings to feed thousands of hungry kids around the world. We’ll also have an opportunity to pack meals in 2020. Such a great way to share the love of Jesus! 

God bless your 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

 

9/17/19

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Middle School: Week of September 9, 2019
Sep 10, 2019

Hello everyone! Fall is coming up quick, isn't it?!
 
This week is the start of Wednesday night programming! I'm so pumped to be meeting with everyone again, can't wait to see middle school students on Wednesday! We'll be going through "orientation" this week by going over rules and expectations, but we'll have a bunch of fun with some great games, meet small group leaders, and have some time in small groups to get to know some new friends. See you there!
 
On Sunday we'll be starting our discussion about the Holy Spirit and clear up some things we may have misunderstood. We'll be getting some content from Francis Chan and Matt Mikalatos to give us some perspective and looking through various passages to see where the Holy Spirit works in Scripture. Be sure to ask your students about what they learned!
 
 
On September 20th we're having a 'Firelight Gaggle' from 7:00 - 9:00pm out at Oakwood's newly remodeled fire pit! No cost, but please sign up HERE so I know who will be there and can purchase items as necessary!
 
 
And Fall Retreat is already coming soon! Oct. 4-6th we'll be at Lake Waubesa Bible Camp to have some chats on how we can share our faith with our friends. I'd love to have your student join us! Click HERE for all the details and to sign up!
 
Thanks, all! See you soon!
 
Myles 'Tails' Hanson
Middle School Director
 
PS.
 
Consent Forms:
 
 
If you haven't already done so, please register your student for fall programming by updating their consent form HERE.

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High School: Week of September 9, 2019
Sep 10, 2019

Sunday:
 
 
Our resource this month is The New City Catechism. Don’t be scared off by the word catechism! We are simply working to address some of life’s toughest questions and along the way build a firm foundation on Christ and the Word of God. This Sunday's question is…What is our only hope in life and death?...along with it we will tackle the topic of fear. You can even follow along with this great online resource, http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#1. It includes the question, response, devotional, Scripture and prayer! (free app also available)
 
 
Wednesday:
 
"God designed and created this world with a purpose." 
 
Small groups will gather at Oakwood starting in the high school room. We begin a 5 week series called Greater Than from Right Now Media and Francis Chan. The series compliments Sunday focusing on the One who is greater than death, fear and the mistakes we make in life. 
 
 
Youth Conference - September 28:
 
 
Click HERE for all the details and to register.
 
 
Consent Forms:
 
 
If you haven't already done so, please register your student for fall programming by updating their consent form HERE.
 
 
 
Calendar:
 
 

Coming Events

Wednesday Night Community | Fall 2019
Every Wednesday, from 09/11/2019 to 11/13/2019, 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...

Armor of God
Every Wednesday, from 09/11/2019 to 10/30/2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Kids are not immune to the attack of the evil one. They need to not only know about God’s Armor, but put it on every day! In this way, they will be protected and can...

Just Among Moms | Fall 2019
Every Thursday, from 09/12/2019 to 12/05/2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Just Among Moms presents Parenting the Love and Logic Way® with Pam Olsen For more information and to register, please click HERE

Worship Simply
Friday, September 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Take time away from the busyness of life to join us as we quiet our hearts before the Lord, rest in His presence, wait on Him, and know that He is God. The Worship Center...

Middle School Firelight Gaggle
Friday, September 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WHO: 6th-8th Grade Students WHAT: BONFIRES’mores, games, and fun! WHEN: September 20 | 7-9 pm WHERE: Oakwood Fire pit REGISTER HERE

Newcomers' Reception
Sunday, September 22, 2019, 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

New to Oakwood? You are invited to the Newcomers' Reception—a chance to connect with some Oakwood regulars and pastoral staff. We have yummy treats, too! Meet us in...

Women's Tuesday Morning Group
Every Tuesday, from 09/10/2019 to 11/05/2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God by Max Lucado The world is unsteady, but when we belong to God, we can filter our problems through the...

GriefShare
Every Tuesday, from 09/10/2019 to 12/10/2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

After the funeral, when the cards and flowers stop coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you feel alone. Often...

Family Grace Support Groups | Fall 2019
Every Tuesday, from 09/10/2019 to 12/10/2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Family Grace support group is an Oakwood mental health ministry for family members of those with a mental health concern. It features an updated and expanded...

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