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Wednesday Night Community // Spring 2018
Feb 23, 2018

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 focus anew on the call to love God, love others and make disciples. 

Trimester 3  -Wednesday, March 4, through Wednesday, May 2

Weekly table fellowship at The Café, followed by on-site small groups for all ages: intentional spaces where together we are transforming. in community. on mission.

We can’t wait to see the “immeasurably more” our God has in store this year!

The Café

A great way to get to know others in our church community and enjoy freshly-crafted pizzas, milkshakes and specialty coffees, as well as other tasty seasonal offerings. Incredibly reasonable prices…invaluable time together. Major credit cards accepted.

For Kids

Preschoolers (ages 3-K) and elementary kids (1st -4th graders) connect in an interactive setting: a space where they can develop healthy, nurturing relationships with other kids their age, with caring adults and with God. In small groups, they’ll apply biblical truths in attention-grabbing activities/service projects. We’re energizing the next generation to love God, love others and make disciples! NOTE: Nursery care is provided for parents attending an on-site small group.

For Quest56

With a high-energy format that includes activities and prayer, the 5th and 6th grade students will be focused on serving and growing in Jesus as we meet in meaningful small groups alongside peers and mentors.

For Students

Jr High | We’ll begin the trimester in 1 John, followed by a small group video project focused on reviewing all that God’s done and taught us this past year.

Sr. High | The trimester kicks off with The Bible Project’s “Wisdom” series, discovering the theme of biblical wisdom through “the fear of the Lord,” living well in the tensions of life, and how God runs the world by wisdom. We’ll then continue the exploration with an in-house devotional based on that same series.

For Men

33 The Series (Vol 4): A Man and His Work | Work and career play a major role in the life of every man. This volume begins by recognizing the obstacles that men can experience in their work-lives and then unfolds a process that helps men move beyond the conventional perspective of work that can lead to frustration. It draws them to a bigger, biblical vision of work that goes back to God's original intentions. Highly recommended for men who seek biblical community. 

For Women

The Son of David: Seeing Jesus in the Historical Books | Studying the Covenant Historical books in the Old Testament, this DVD series by Nancy Guthrie traces incredible pictures of Jesus our true King as the greater Joshua, the greater Boaz, the greater King who will sit on David’s throne forever, the greater Wisdom than Solomon. Together, we’ll gain a fresh perspective on God’s Kingdom and a broader understanding of Jesus as the fulfillment of Scripture! Highly recommended if you want a deeper love for Jesus. Suggested study guide donation is $15.

For Adults

 
 
The Teaching Genius of Jesus | The best way to strengthen the way you lead and teach (whether a small group, Sunday School, or within your home) is to sit at the feet of the greatest Teacher in the history of the world—Jesus! In The Teaching Genius of Jesus, you'll explore how you—and each person who serves with you—can become a P-E-A-C-H of a teacher...utilizing Preparation, Engagement, Authenticity, Challenge and Heart. Highly recommended for anyone who leads anyone. Suggested book donation is $15
 
S.H.A.P.E.: Finding & Fulfilling Your Unique Purpose for Life | Discover how God has designed you, and see how that fits the intention for which you were created. In his DVD series, Erik Rees unpacks for you the five elements of God’s blueprints for creating you, bringing clarity to your future goals and showing you how to have the most fulfilling life possible – a life lived for God’s purposes, by God’s design. Highly recommended for those figuring out how to serve. 
Suggested study guide donation is $9.
 
 
Please note: To ensure optimal community, each on-site small group can sometimes reach its maximum capacity for the trimester. Please register in advance online HERE.

 

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Student Ministries News: Week of February 19, 2018
Feb 20, 2018

Sunday: The story of Ruth and Boaz shows us that our extraordinary God works in the lives of ordinary people and in the mundane of life.

 

 

Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event: March 10

 Click HERE to learn more!

 

 

ALL STUDENTS:  

 
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5th & 6th Grade News: Week of February 19, 2018
Feb 20, 2018

Happy Spring!! (maybe?!)

This Wednesday Quest 56ers will discuss the cost of being a disciple. We will briefly bring up martyrdom, but more importantly, we will discuss what we're able to give up to be a disciple of Jesus. This topic is a jumping off point for starting of Bible studies and bringing friends together for church and group events, so be prepared! I will be challenging the Q56ers with this idea at the end of our time together this week :)
 
On Sunday Quest 56ers will be continuing their journey with the rest of Oakwood on their Community Bible Experience reading, but in our own Q56 way.  This week is Judges chapter 6, where we will look at the story of Gideon and how he was able to conquer the odds and see God in action even through his own doubt. Take some time to read through this chapter with your child over the week :)
 
 
 
 This Week!
 
 
Friday is Game Night! We will be at Kari Davison's house to play board and card games together as a group! I encourage all Q56ers to bring a game they love to teach others as well as a snack and/or drink to share with the group. We will be together from 6-8pm. Hope to see you there! Click HERE to sign up!
 
 
 
 
 

SpringHill Day Camp—Early Bird Registration is February 14th!

Each summer, Oakwood Church hosts SpringHill Day Camp for one week. It’s an adventure camp in our own back yard!

Kids going into 1st -6th grade (yes, we’ve extended the age limit!) attend camp, Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm. The days are filled with tons of fun activities—Euro Bungie, the Flying Squirrel, Rock Wall Climbing, Water slides, the Giant Swing—just to name a few! 

Every day kids enjoy large group worship, skits and teaching from God’s Word. They join small groups to discuss what they are learning, and each activity is followed up with time talking about what God is teaching them. 

Want more information? Click HERE and don’t forget to sign up on February 14th for the best deals!

 

 Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack Event: March 10

Click HERE to learn more! 

 

Myles Hanson
Quest 56 Director

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Preschool & Elementary News: Week of February 19, 2018
Feb 20, 2018

Here’s what we’ll be talking about on February 25th

Elementary—God’s Plan is Best
Luke 5:1-11 (Peter) 

This coming Sunday we’ll be transitioning in God’s Big Story from the Old Testament to the New Testament. We’ll meet a fisherman named Simon Peter. But, before we do, let’s make sure we set the stage so we truly understand what’s happening in God’s Story. 

Jesus has come to earth. He’s grown up and is doing the work that God sent Him to do. He is traveling around the countryside sharing the Good News and healing the sick. 

One day he shows up at the edge of Lake Gennesaret and gets into one of the boats. He tells the fisherman, Simon, to “put out a little from shore” then He proceeds to teach the people. The story doesn’t end there. After He is finished teaching, Jesus tells Simon “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” 

Can you imagine what Simon Peter must have thought? What is this famous Rabbi doing in my boat? Why did He choose me? Who is He to tell me where to fish? 

Jesus chose Simon Peter. God had a plan for Peter’s life that was better than anything he could have imagined. God has also chosen us and has a plan for our life too! I encourage you to talk about this with your kids. Proverbs 16:9 says “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” God plan is best! 

February Bible Memory Verse: Proverbs 19:21

 

Preschool—God is Mighty
II Kings 6:8-23 (Elisha & the heavenly army)
 

We’ve been reading about the prophet Elisha in God’s Big Story. Like his predecessor, Elijah, God did some amazing miracles through him. This week we’ll learn how God protected Elisha when he was in a dangerous position. Instead of being afraid, Elisha was confident in God’s mighty power. Elisha’s servant, not so much. God opened the eyes of Elisha’s servant to show him that an entire angelic army was ready to defend God’s prophet! 

Spiritual forces are real today and Satan wants to keep us from doing God’s will. Ephesians 6 talks about this and tells us to put on our armor to stand against these powers. Elisha models for us this attitude of “do not fear.” God is mighty and He is always working behind the scenes in ways we cannot imagine, to protect and save us. 

February Bible Memory Verse: Psalm 100:5

 

2 Year Olds – Jesus is Powerful
(John 9:1-12) Healing of the Blind Man
Foundational Truth: God Loves Me 

We’ll be looking at the healing of the blind man again this week, helping our little ones understand that Jesus loves them so much. In this story, Jesus puts mud on the eyes of the blind as part of the healing process. This is a beautiful connection to creation and the Creator. Man was formed from the dust of the earth. Jesus, the Creator, uses dirt/mud to bring about healing for this man, and ultimately restores his heart to wholeness and fellowship with God. 

Jesus wants the same for us today! He wants to heal our brokenness and have a relationship with us. Helping your little ones understand that God loves them is so important. He gave His one and only Son, Jesus, just for them! 

 

SpringHill Day Camp—Early Registration starts February 14th!

Take advantage of the early bird pricing discount. There’s also a sibling discount. If you or someone you know needs a scholarship to go to camp, please let me know as we have several available. Click HERE for more information.

 

 

Kids Quest Offering

Our offerings this past Sunday came to $11.59. 

Now that we’ve completed our Play-Doh drive, we’re looking for another offering project. What is on the heart of your kids? Is there an organization or a missionary they would like to help with their offerings? Please let me know!

 

Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack Event- Sign up Today!

If you haven’t already signed up to be part of the FMSC mobile packing event held right here at Oakwood on Saturday, March 10th, do so today! This is a great way to serve with your kids and help them learn in hands-on ways how they can help spread the love of Jesus to kids around the world. Who knows how God might use this experience to shape the future of your children! Click HERE for more information.

Blessings, 

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

 

2/20/18

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Student Ministries News: Week of February 12, 2018
Feb 13, 2018

 

 

CBE Reading:

 

 

Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event:

At Oakwood our mission is to reach the lake country and the world for Jesus. The Feed My Starving Children Packing Event is one  of our 2017 Advent Conspiracy projects.  Click HERE to learn more!

 

 

ALL STUDENTS:  

 
For more information click HERE!

Coming Events

Wednesday Night Community // Winter 2018
Every Wednesday, from 01/10/2018 to 05/02/2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

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OSM Community Event
Friday, March 23, 2018, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Good Friday Experience // 2018
Friday, March 30, 2018, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

We invite you to join us for a Special Good Friday Experience! Come walk in the footsteps of Jesus on His journey to the cross. Read Scripture, reflect on what was...

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