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Middle School Digital Ministry: Week of March 23, 2020
Mar 24, 2020


Hey everyone!
This week we're back online for our Sunday lesson. We're going to be looking at apologetics, having an answer for the hope we have in us. We'll break down 1 Peter 3:15-16 and then get into some topics that get discussed pretty regularly when it comes to Christian apologetics.
This is a great topic to have students bring their questions for things they'd like to know more about! Examples include Creation vs. Evolution, Heaven vs. Reincarnation, etc.!
If your student has some questions they'd like me to have a defense for, have them write them in the comments on the YouTube video coming up on Sunday and I'll see what I can do for the following week!
I'll also be going live Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:30pm and Thursday 1:00 - 2:00pm on Facebook Live and Discord! Your student can watch on Facebook and ask questions/interact through Facebook comments or through Discord. Love to have students swing by and say hello and hang with friends! Feel free to ask questions if you have any trouble getting this set up. 

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High School Digital Ministry: Week of March 23, 2020
Mar 24, 2020

It is our desire to stay connected as a community during this unique and challenging time. Here’s what you can expect…


On Sunday, March 29th we will be hosting two Zoom meetings at 10:30am. Click HERE for Zoom resources and instructions on how to get set up.

  • Juniors and Seniors are invited to continue our Launch conversations HERE.
  • Freshmen and Sophomores will continue a Bible Study in the letters of John (1,2 and 3 John) HERE


Starting April 1st, our three small groups will meet via Zoom at 7pm. Students currently in a small group will receive a link to our new James digital devotional. Students not currently involved in a small group are encouraged to participate, please contact Josh Larson to join a group.

Social Media: 

Please watch the Family Life Facebook page for additional updates and resources as well as High School Ministry Instagram.

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Preschool & Elementary Digital Ministry: Week of March 23, 2020
Mar 24, 2020

Hi Families!

Last week we learned that Jesus was compassionate, and His compassion caused Him to respond by healing people and turning a boy’s lunch into enough food to feed thousands of people. It was amazing!

Here's what we’re learning from The Big God Story on Sunday, March 29th! 


Story Intro from Oakwood Church on Vimeo

This week in The Big God Story we’re back in Matthew 14 and John 6, and learning that God is Near and ready to help us. 

After Jesus fed thousands of people, night came. Jesus sent the disciples to the other side of the lake in a boat while He sent the people home and then prayed. 

No big deal, right? 

Wrong. While the disciples were rowing across the lake, a storm came up on with strong winds and rough water. Plus, it was dark. These experienced fishermen were scared and tired from rowing and rowing for miles. They didn’t know how they were going to make it. 

They forgot, Jesus knew what was happening. 

Read the story in God’s Word, act it out in the lesson and watch the video to find out what happened next. 


March 29 Lesson: God is Near Part 2 from Oakwood Church on Vimeo

God was near the disciples the entire time! He knew what they needed and was there to help. 

How about today? Is God near us when we’re in trouble? 

We’re kind of in a “storm” right now, aren’t we? It’s not an actual storm with thunder and lightning and rain—it’s more of a health storm with people getting sick, schools and churches closing, and people are scared, like the disciples in the boat. 

Well, just like Jesus knew the disciples were scared in the storm, Jesus knows about our troubles, too. Jesus knows all about coronavirus. He doesn’t want us to be scared. Jesus wants us to know that He is near and will be with us. Jesus will calm this storm, too. 

When you start to feel afraid, like Peter, turn your focus back to Jesus. He is near! When we are weak and afraid, Jesus is strong! Jesus loves you and will walk through this storm with you. He is near! 


Lesson Information:
Click on each of the links below to get the information you need. 

Learning Packets (complete with materials listed above) can also be made available outside of the church office. Packets should be pre-ordered by noon on Thursday. They will be available for pick up Friday morning by 8am. Click HERE to order your packet now!


I hope and pray these ideas help you dig into God’s Word and learn that Jesus is near and ready to help you. 

I’m working from home now, but you can reach me via email, my cell phone/text, or with Marco Polo. I’d love to hear from you and pray for you! 

Remember Jesus is near you! 

Becci Terrill
Children’s Ministries Director
262-844-3201 (cell)
262-367-1212 (office)


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Our Response to Coronavirus
Mar 24, 2020

We have exciting digital programming to offer while our church office is closed.

Check out our home page for the latest message from this past Sunday. You can scroll down to the Events section to find different digital resources available by type and age group. 


Stay connected.

While you're practicing Wisconsin's "Safer at Home" order, you can:

  • Catch up with messages online. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel where we'll have interactive worship services each Sunday. Our messages are always available on our website here and as a podcast.
  • Follow our Facebook page using this link
  • Be sure to check your email for the latest updates.
  • Continue praying and be people of hope!

Let us pray for you. 

We know this is a difficult time. If you want to pray with someone on staff, call the church office at (262) 367-1212 or email us at info@oakwoodnow.org. Someone on staff will be available to talk during office hours ( 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday).

Continue giving.

To help us continue our mission, we're grateful for your financial support that can be provided online hereWhen you give, you don’t give to Oakwood, you give through Oakwood, so that together we can make disciples of Jesus in the Lake Country and around the world!


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Ways to Give
Mar 24, 2020

When you give, you're not giving to Oakwood but rather through Oakwood so we can live out our mission to Love God, Love Others and Make Disciples. For your convenience, we provide several different ways for you to give.

Text to Give - Simply text 262-320-3188. Standard message rates may apply. 

Online Giving - Click here to give online. It's secure with a log-in and two-factor identification. You can even set up recurring payments to make giving easier. 

Give Online

Mail - You can mail a check to our church office. The address is: 

Oakwood Church 
3041 Oakwood Dr.
Hartland, WI 53029

Online Bill Pay – Use the bill pay service through your bank. Please put your name in the memo line.

Weekly offering – donations are accepted during our Sunday morning worship services. Checks can be made payable to "Oakwood Church."

Giving Statements are sent quarterly to provide information for tax purposes. The Financial Secretary is the only person who has access to contribution records. It is the policy of our pastors and elders to receive no reporting of individual giving. We respect giving as a personal response to God’s blessing and the individual’s commitment to God. We also recognize that the joy and challenge of giving is a process developed through the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Electronic Funds Transfer – those desiring to have their funds electronically deposited to the church account each month can do so by completing a simple Authorization for Direct Payment form. Amounts can be designated for the general, benevolent, missions or building funds.

Oakwood Church Perpetual Fund - Looking ahead to the long-term support of Oakwood Church ministries, Oakwood has put in place a mechanism for receiving funds whose principal will not be spent and only the earnings will be used to perpetually insure Oakwood's continued mission. While these gifts are often thought of as endowments or large gifts, the fund will also be able to accept small amounts in honor of individuals as well. For more information click here.

Planned Giving for Oakwood Church What are planned gifts? Planned gifts are a variety of charitable giving methods that allow you to express your personal values by integrating your charitable, family and financial goals. Making a planned charitable gift usually requires the assistance of a knowledgeable advisor such as an attorney, financial planner or CPA to help structure the gift. Planned gifts can be made with cash, but many planned gifts are made by donating assets such as stocks, real estate, art pieces or business interests – the possibilities are endless. Planned gifts can provide valuable tax benefits and/or lifetime income for you and your spouse or other loved ones. The most frequently-made planned gifts are bequests to Oakwood, made through your will. Other popular planned gifts include charitable trusts and charitable gift annuities.Why should I make a planned gift? Many people want to make charitable gifts, but need to do so in a way that helps meet their other personal, family or financial needs. Planned gifts give you options for making your charitable gifts in ways that may allow you to:

  • Make a larger charitable gift than you thought possible
  • Increase your current income
  • Plan for the financial needs of a spouse or loved one
  • Provide inheritances for your heirs at a reduced tax cost
  • Reduce your income tax and/or avoid capital gains tax
  • Diversify your investment portfolio
  • Receive income from your personal residence or farm
  • Plan for the transfer of your business
  • Leave a charitable legacy for future generations

Coming Events

Middle School Digital Ministry
Monday, March 23, 2020 - Thursday, April 30, 2020

MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY HAS GONE DIGITAL!   In accordance with Oakwood's plan to suspend meeting in groups, Myles Hanson, Oakwood's Middle School Director, has...

High School Digital Ministry
Monday, March 23, 2020 - Thursday, April 30, 2020

HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY HAS GONE DIGITAL!   In accordance with Oakwood's plan to suspend meeting in groups, Josh Larson, Oakwood's High School Ministry Director, has...

Oakwood YouTube Channel Links
Daily from 03/23/2020 to 04/30/2020

VISIT OUR OAKWOOD YOUTUBE CHANNEL on Sunday mornings tofind our interactive worship experience. Our Oakwood staff will be online to welcome you starting at 8:30...

Online Giving
Daily from 03/23/2020 to 04/30/2020

When you give, you don’t give to Oakwood, you give through Oakwood, so that together we can make disciples of Jesus in Lake Country and around...

Right Now Media
Daily from 03/23/2020 to 04/30/2020

Are you looking to dig deeper into God's Word during this pandemic? RightNow Media is a great resource to find encouraging, biblical teaching. There are tons of...

Kids Quest Easter-To-Go
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - Sunday, April 12, 2020

This year get Easter-to-Go with our new take-out church boxes!Each Easter-to-Go box will contain everything you need to lead your preschool & elementary kids through...

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