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High School: Week of December 10, 2018
Dec 11, 2018

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY:

Click HERE for all the details!

 

SUNDAY:

In light of Advent Conspiracy and the call to "Love All" we explored God’s love and some common misconceptions as well as read through and discussed passages in Scripture that help give a Biblical perspective on love. This coming Sunday we will look at what it means to "Worship Fully.”

 

CBE:

In January on Wednesday nights we will be spending our first 4 weeks in CBE with our small groups. Be sure to reserve your copy of the CBE book HERE.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED:

Are you coming with us on the mission trip to Guatemala, June 22-29, 2019? Please complete the application form (click HERE for the form) and submit it with your $100 deposit by January 2, 2019.  If you already have a passport, please submit a color copy of your passport with your application and deposit.  

 

FUNDRAISING:

Giving a gift card this Christmas? 

ShopWithScrip and earn rebates to raise funds for student events, retreats, and mission trips. A percentage of each gift card purchased goes directly to your student's account. The next Scrip order will be placed Friday, December 14, for pre-holiday delivery.  
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. Contact Josh for PrestoPay™ details. 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING WAYPOINT:
 

The Basics 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.  

Families are encouraged to participate in this Waypoint as part of the process of preparing for Believer's Baptism. The next baptism is scheduled for Sunday, January 27, 2019.

Join us for an experiential & interactive discussion.

  • WHO: 3rd-12th graders & their parents
  • WHEN: Sunday, January 13, from 10:30am-11:30am 
  • WHERE: Oakwood Church
  • COST: $5/family
REGISTER HERE

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Middle School: Week of December 10, 2018
Dec 11, 2018

Hey everyone! Merry early Christmas!

This Sunday we'll be talking about the Ultimate Gift Giver, Jesus Christ! No better way to get into the spirit of Christmas than to remember the reason for Christmas. We'll also be doing a white elephant gift exchange amongst the students, so bring an old toy or gadget wrapped and ready to exchange. 

Have a great Christmas season and a happy new year! Looking forward to hearing all about the time away!

 

FUNDRAISING:

Giving a gift card this Christmas? 

ShopWithScrip and earn rebates to raise funds for student events, retreats, and mission trips. A percentage of each gift card purchased goes directly to your student's account. The next Scrip order will be placed Friday, December 14, for pre-holiday delivery.  
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. Contact Josh for PrestoPay™ details. 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING WAYPOINT:
 

The Basics 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.  

Families are encouraged to participate in this Waypoint as part of the process of preparing for Believer's Baptism. The next baptism is scheduled for Sunday, January 27, 2019.

Join us for an experiential & interactive discussion.

  • WHO: 3rd-12th graders & their parents
  • WHEN: Sunday, January 13, from 10:30am-11:30am 
  • WHERE: Oakwood Church
  • COST: $5/family
REGISTER HERE

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Preschool & Elementary: Week of December 10, 2018
Dec 11, 2018

It’s that time of year…

…when schedules are filled with shopping, and decorating, and visiting and gifting, and concerts and pageants. We do so much. Do you ever find yourself wondering why? What is it all for? 

At Oakwood, we participate in Advent Conspiracy. It’s our effort to take back Christmas—away from the commercialism and consumerism and busyness that it has become. Let’s make Christmas what God intended it to be—a time to remember and celebrate the coming of God’s Son, Jesus, our Rescuer. 

What does your family do to “conspire” against society’s norms to focus on the true meaning of Christmas? I saw many of you at Bethlehem LIVE! sharing God’s story with your children. I loved seeing and listening to your children sing in church on Sunday. Such a sweet expression of their love for Jesus! And, I have been moved to tears watching the children bring their offerings to feed hungry children around the world. 

May your Christmas be filled with moments to remember and celebrate the coming of Jesus with your children. 

Here’s what we’ll be talking about on Sunday, December 16th

Elementary—Jesus is the Promise
Luke 2 (Birth of Jesus) 

God always keeps His promises—even when it seems like He doesn’t. All through Scripture, God promises to rescue and redeem His people. His promise went much deeper than rescuing them from slavery and bondage though. God’s promise was to send His Son, Jesus, to rescue and redeem all of creation for eternity! 

God shared His promise with Adam and Eve (Gen. 3:15). God continued His promise to Abraham (Gen 12:1-3). God’s promised grew through David and the prophets. Although God’s people doubted and their faith waivered, God’s promise never changed. God’s promise never failed. 

At Christmas, we celebrate God’s promise—Jesus! Jesus is the Rescuer and Redeemer that God promised. Jesus is the One who will make a way for us to have a relationship with God.

 At Home Weekly Tru Story

December Bible Verse: Luke 1:68

 

 

Preschool—Jesus is the Promise
Matthew 1; Luke 2 (Birth of Jesus) 

While Mary and Joseph were waiting for God’s Son to be born, Caesar, the Roman ruler, told everyone they had to travel to their hometown to be counted. That meant Joseph and Mary had to go to Bethlehem—Joseph’s hometown. While they were in Bethlehem, the time came for Mary’s baby to be born. Because there were so many people in town to be counted, Mary and Joseph had to stay where the animals stayed! Mary placed Baby Jesus in a manger, something animals eat out of. 

Angels announced Jesus’ birth to shepherds who were watching their sheep in the fields nearby. The angels told them Jesus was the Messiah, the Lord. Jesus is the promised Savior! The shepherds ran to see the tiny baby who was God’s Promise.

At Home Weekly Tru Wonder

December Bible Verse: Isaiah 25:1

 

 

 

2 Year Olds– Jesus is Born
(Luke 2:8-20 - Christmas)  
Foundational Truth: God Made Me

It was finally time for God’s special Promise to be born—Jesus! Angels announced His arrival to shepherds. Heaven was so overjoyed by what was happening that the sky exploded with a great company of heavenly beings praising God! The moment that man had anticipated for so long was finally here. 

The shepherds responded to the presence of God’s glory and the message of hope with the overwhelming desire to see Jesus personally. Once they did, they felt compelled to tell others. They spontaneously proclaimed the coming of The Promised One. 

How has Jesus’ birth impacted you? Are you overcome by God’s great Gift that you can’t wait to tell others about Him? 

At Home Weekly Tru Blessings

 

 

Kids Quest Offering—Feed My Starving Children

Our offerings this past Sunday came to $164.88 bringing our total offerings to $1,160.95! 

$80 feeds 1 child for an entire year. The children have already given enough to feed more than 14 children for an entire year. Woohoo!! 

All offerings for this project need to come in by this Sunday, December 16th. How many kids will we feed for an entire year????

 

 

Important Dates to Remember:

Sunday, December 23rd – No Children’s Program
Services at 9 & 10:30am with childcare for Birth thru 3 years old

Monday, December 24th Christmas Eve Services at 3pm, 5pm, & 11pm. Childcare for Birth thru 3 years old at 3pm service 

Sunday, December 30th – Family Sunday; one service at 9am Childcare for Birth thru 3 years old 

Sunday, January 6th - Sunday Children’s Programming resumes 

Wednesday, January 16th – Wednesday Night Kids Programs Resume  

Upcoming Waypoint: 
 

The Basics 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.  

Families are encouraged to participate in this Waypoint as part of the process of preparing for Believer's Baptism. The next baptism is scheduled for Sunday, January 27, 2019.

Join us for an experiential & interactive discussion.

  • WHO: 3rd-12th graders & their parents
  • WHEN: Sunday, January 13, from 10:30am-11:30am 
  • WHERE: Oakwood Church
  • COST: $5/family
REGISTER HERE.
 
 

Have a blessed 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

 

12/11/18

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Men's No Regrets Weekend 2019
Dec 05, 2018

The mission of Men’s Ministry is to help transform the lives of men by pursuing Jesus, TOGETHER!

This weekend is packed full of so many great opportunities for you to learn and grow in your relationship with God. However, what may just be the most important part to your whole weekend is the relationships you will form with other men from Oakwood. Men, we are fools if we think we can travel through life alone.

*Even if you plan to attend No Regrets at Elmbrook Church with another group, or don’t plan to attend No Regrets at all… Please plan to join us at Oakwood on Friday and Saturday night in order to grow and develop those very important friendships!

Place and Time:
Oakwood Event: Friday, February 1, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (doors open at 6:45)
No Regrets at Elmbrook Lake Country: Saturday, February 2,  8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oakwood Event: Saturday, February 2, 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Pricing:

T-shirt must be ordered separately, it is not included in any of the ticket prices

$60: Full Event – this includes all Oakwood Events and No Regrets Ticket
$40: No Regrets Ticket ONLY
$20 – Oakwood Friday and Saturday ONLY 

+$15: T-shirt (sizes S – 4XL available) 

Registration

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Middle School: Week of December 3, 2018
Dec 04, 2018

 

Hello hello! 

Christmas is almost here! We're only a few weeks away from a great celebration of Jesus' birth. On Sundays, the middle schoolers are looking at Christmas and why it's a great holiday! Last week we went over prophecies of Jesus' birth and we're going to look at the origin of other Christmas traditions this week!

I asked the students to write any questions they had about Christmas on a card and turn it in to me and, based on their questions, we'll be talking about why we do what we do around Christmas. Ask your student about trees, ornaments, Santa, and the real reason for the season.

See you soon!

Myles "Tails" Hanson

Coming Events

Worship Fully
Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a night of singing, praying and celebrating the birth of our Savior as we worship fully during this Advent season.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, December 21, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Help bless our community with the gift of life during a blood drive at Oakwood Church on Dec. 21. We'll be in the Middle School Room on the church's lower...

2018 Christmas Eve Services
Monday, December 24, 2018, 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM

Experience the joy of worshiping the Newborn King!  Oakwood is offering three service times: 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Childcare for our littles (birth-age 3) is...

DISTRICTS CONFERENCE 2019
Friday, January 04, 2019, 2:00 PM - Sunday, January 06, 2019, 2:30 PM

WHO: High School Students WHAT: Districts 2019 Conference: A Story Worth Living WHEN: January 4-6, 2019 WHERE: KI Convention Center, GreeN Bay, WI COST...

Just Among Moms // Winter/Spring 2019
Every Thursday, from 01/10/2019 to 05/02/2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Just Among Moms ThursdaysJanuary 10 - May 2Click below for more information and to register! JUST AMONG MOMS INFO AND REGISTRATION

Basics - January 2019
Sunday, January 13, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The Basics 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...

KIDS QUEST - SLIMED!
Every Wednesday, from 01/16/2019 to 03/13/2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

WARNING: Watch out for slime! Sometimes in life it feels like we’ve been slimed—from decisions we make, or from decisions others make that hurt us. Elementary...

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