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5th & 6th Grade News: Week of May 14, 2018
May 15, 2018

Hey all!

This Sunday, Quest 56 is going to be talking about testimonies: what they are, how powerful they are, and how to write and share them! We'll also hear testimonies from students. I'll be giving each student a worksheet with instructions for how they can write their testimony out, so take a look at those after class and help your child along through the week!

Myles Hanson
Quest 56 Director

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Jr & Sr. High News: Week of May 14, 2018
May 15, 2018


If you haven't received the Summer Calendar click HERE to download your's today!



Each month (third Friday) we place an order for Scrip cards*. 

It’s very popular to purchase gas and grocery gift cards to pay for normal expenses as well as gift cards for the holidays. By doing this you earn rebates (rates differ for each company) that we record by individual student. Students can then use their earnings to help pay for youth trips and events. This can be a very profitable fundraiser.

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.
*You can also pay for your gift cards online with PrestoPay™. When you use PrestoPay, your order payment is transferred securely via ACH electronic debit. 

Click HERE for details and to register by May 20.

WHO: Current 7th-12th Graders 

WHAT: Urban Missions Experience
              VBS with HeartLove 
              Sidewalk Sunday School with Harvest Center

WHEN: June 20 | 9:30am - 7pm 
              June 21 | 9:30am - 7pm 
              June 22 | 9:30am - 4pm
              *Prayer Walk will be held June 15 from 9:30-11:30am

COST: $80 
             Includes meals, t-shirt, group activities 
             and training (date TBD).

Please register HERE

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Preschool & Elementary News: Week of May 14, 2018
May 15, 2018

Dear Parents~

Please Note…

Sunday, May 27th – One service at 9am
To celebrate the Memorial Day weekend, we will have a Family Sunday for everyone at 9am. Childcare will be provided for little ones from birth through 3 years old. Everyone else is invited to worship together. There will be a special kids sermon too! 

Summer Program Begins June 3rd
Our current team of teachers will finish on May 20th, and we’ll transition to our summer team on Sunday, June 3rd. Children will remain in their current classrooms through the summer, ending on Sunday, July 29th. Kids will “move up” to their new classes in September. Watch for more information later this summer. 

August is Family Month
Here at Oakwood we all worship together each Sunday of the month during one service at 9am.


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

Elementary—The Big God Story
Genesis-Revelation (The Big God Story) 

As we go through God’s Big Story from beginning to end, we see one theme that gives meaning to everything that has happened or ever will happen. That theme is the glory of God. God created the world and everything in it to display His glory. What should our response be to His glory? We were created to respond to God in worship. 

The glory of God is the subject, the motivation and the goal of worship. As the Westminster shorter catechism states, “The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” Worship is the very reason we exist! 

As you look through God’s Big Story, where and how do you see God’s people worshipping Him? 

At Home Weekly Tru Story

May Bible Memory Verse: John 17:3


Preschool—Jesus is Merciful
Luke 17:11-19 (The Ten Lepers) 

In this story, Jesus shows mercy to ten men with leprosy. In biblical times, people with leprosy were excluded from society. Their disease was thought to be the result of sin in their life. 

Jesus recognized their need—for healing and restored relationship—and out of love, healed them. He does the same for us today—seeing our need—and reaching out to us with His love and mercy. We too, can have a relationship with Him! 

May Bible Memory Verse: Ephesians 1:4



2 Year Olds–God Listens to our Prayers
Acts 12:1-19 (Peter Freed from Prison)
Foundational Truth: God is with Me 

This is our second week learning that God listens to and answers our prayers.

The wicked king ordered soldiers to capture Peter and put him in prison—just because he was sharing the Good News with others. But the people of God were praying. The Lord heard their prayers and sent an angel to free Peter from prison! 

Just as Jesus’ heard and answered the prayers of His people for Peter, He will hear and answer our prayers too! Knowing this and believing this should help us feel safe and secure in every situation. 

At Home Weekly Tru Blessings


SpringHill Day Camp

We still have some scholarships available if you know a child who would like to attend camp this summer. Click HERE for more information.


Kids Quest Offering—VBS Supplies for Oakwood Teens

Our offerings on 5/6 came to $3.48, bringing our total to $156.29. 

We have one more week to bring our offerings for the summer VBS project. God is doing a great work in the hearts of our kids!

Click HERE to find out more about what the youth will be doing during this missions experience.


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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May 14, 2018

CARD MAKING | Lisa Boyer
Interested in getting in touch with your creative side this summer? Join us for a card making [un]study where we’ll experiment with different mixed media card making techniques each week, followed by discussions centered around Romans 12. No experience necessary! Meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8 pm at Oakwood, starting June 13. Minimal material costs may be needed.
(limit 10)

UNINVITED | Susan Klein 
Has rejection found its way into your heart, or the heart of someone you love? Over the course of six weeks, this group will read Lysa TerKeurst's book, Uninvited, and dialogue together about the concrete truths we can use to turn the Enemy’s lies upside-down. Most importantly: Even when you are overlooked by others, you are handpicked by God. Meets Wednesday mornings at 9:30 at Susan Klein's home, starting June 13. Books are $12 each. (please bring payment to study)
(limit 10)

 TRUE SPIRITUALITY | Sarah Hayden & Melissa Whitehead
God's idea of faith is not about rules or religion— it’s about relationship. In this group, we will read through Romans 12 using Chip Ingram's book True Spirituality and study the picture of how Christians are called to live upside-down—not according to our preconceptions or the world's agenda, but with genuine devotion and true spirituality! Meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8 at Oakwood, starting June 13. Books are $11 each. (please bring payment to study)
(limit 10)

HIKING | Barb Sprecher
Join us each week at Retzer Nature Center as we “walk and talk” the themes of Romans 12. Isn’t it interesting to realize over and over again that God’s design for living well is so upside-down from our own inclinations? Let’s set aside this time to exercise our bodies AND our minds as we discuss His values, and the way they play out in our own lives today. Be sure to bring a water bottle! Meets Tuesday mornings from 9-10 at Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha, rain or shine, starting June 12. 
(limit 10)

BAKING | Sarah Geist
As we journey together through Romans 12 we will learn to take a cup of Holy Spirit, a teaspoon of humble living and a dash of Christ's love and practically apply the beautiful words of our God to our daily lives. Join us as we [un]study God's word through baking. We will bake 6 different but delicious recipes learning various baking and decorating techniques while laughing and spending time in community together. We will also have an opportunity to use our skills to provide bake sale items to raise money for Exploit No More in July. High school girls welcome too! Meets Wednesdays afternoons at 2:00 at Sarah Geist's home, starting June 13. The cost is $8 for 6 weeks. (please bring payment to study)
(limit 6)

FAITHFULLY FIT | Nicole Anacker
Engage your mind and your body! We will use a variety of workouts to get moving to music that inspires us to use our lives to honor God and not conform to the world, truly living upside-down. (Exercising upside-down not required.) Each workout will be followed by a short time of reflection and prayer. Open to ALL levels of fitness! Wear comfortable clothing/shoes. Meets Thursday evenings from 6:30-8 at Oakwood, starting June 14.
(limit 10)

BIKING | Melissa Wardle
This [un]study will actively experience the themes of Romans 12 by biking different bike trails in the area. Each ride will be followed by water (!) and dialogue about the upside-down way of living according to Scripture. You'll need to transport your bike to each location. Meets Tuesday evenings at 6, starting June 12. 
(limit 10)


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Your Smile Makes Our Day! Sign up to be pictured in the Oakwood Church Directory
May 09, 2018

We are getting ready to create a new photo directory and need you to help make it complete! Our directory will showcase our families, provide contact information, and become a useful resource to keep us connected. By participating, you will receive a printed and electronic version of the new directory. Schedule your professional photography session HERE or at the sign up table on Sunday mornings, or contact Lynda at 262-367-1212 for assistance.

Our directory won’t be complete without you. Sign up today!


Coming Events

OSM Community Event | Bowling
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

WHO: Jr & Sr High Students   WHAT: Community Event Bowling   WHEN: May 23 from 6:30-8:30pm Please arrive by 6:15pm to check in     COST...

Who Is Oakwood
Sunday, June 10, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  This one-time gathering takes a look at Oakwood's mission, values, and where we're headed together. We'll discuss how we love and follow Jesus both inside and...

Summer 2018 Women's Studies and [Un]studies
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 06/12/2018 to 07/17/2018, 12:00 AM

Please visit the Summer Studies and [Un]Studies Blog for details about each option below. CARD MAKING | Lisa BoyerMeets Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8 pm at Oakwood...

Quest 56 Mini Golf | June 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Who: Current 5th & 6th graders  What: A fun afternoon of mini golf & games Where: Prairieville Park, Waukesha  Drop off & pick...

Urban Missions Experience
Daily, from 06/20/2018 to 06/22/2018, 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM

WHO: Current 7th-12th Graders WHAT: Urban Missions Experience              VBS with HeartLove        ...

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