Coming Events

Mighty Men of God
Daily, 5:30 AM - 7:30 AM

Monday-Friday at 5:30 a.m. & 6:30 a.m. and Saturday at 7:00 a.m. Our Mighty Men of God groups have been meeting each morning, Monday-Friday, going chapter by chapter...

Family-Focused Venue Reservations
Every Sunday, from 09/13/2020 to 03/28/2021, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

If your preschool and/or elementary school child(ren) want(s) to join us in person on Sunday mornings, please reserve your seats to help us plan. At least one parent or...

Newcomers' Reception
Sunday, January 17, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Are you new to Oakwood? You're invited to the Newcomers’ Reception! It’s an opportunity to meet some of the staff in an informal atmosphere... and we have a...

Morning by Morning Women's Live Devotional
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 01/04/2021 to 06/04/2021, 7:00 AM - 7:20 AM

20 minutes to start your day in the Word! You’re invited to start your morning with God’s Word, shared in a way that is relevant and applicable. Oakwood women...

Just Among Moms (JAM)
Every Wednesday, from 01/20/2021 to 02/24/2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get Out of Your Head … stopping the spiral of toxic thoughts. Join us this semester for a popular series by Jennie Allen. In this six-lesson study, we will...

Middle School Game Night
Friday, January 22, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

WHO: 6th - 8th Grade Students WHAT: Board games, card games, video games, friends, food and fun! WHEN: January 22 | 6 - 8 p.m. WHERE: Oakwood Church | Middle School...

4th & 5th Grade Movie Day
Sunday, January 24, 2021, 3:05 PM - 4:45 PM

WHO: 4th & 5th graders WHAT: Private showing of Despicable Me We have reserved a private cinema for our group. Tickets are limited to 15 students. Masks are...

Palentine's Semi-Formal
Sunday, February 14, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

WHO: High School Students and Leaders WHAT: Sit-down dinner, trivia, friends and fun! WHEN: February 14 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Oakwood...

Oakwood Church Ministry Blogs

Middle School: Week of January 11, 2021
Jan 12, 2021
Hello families! 
 
Last week the group leaders met together to get trained in for this spring semester and we're all excited to get the year started with your middle schoolers! 
 
Wednesday, Jan. 13

Middle School Ministry meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30 - 8:00pm. We are currently under Wisconsin Emergency Order that requires all attendees to wear a mask (no mask required for students with medical exemptions) and social distance. We do our best keep our group meetings safe and healthy for all. 

This week we start our journey into spring by introducing and talking details of the We Believe Experience. The middle school group will be joining with the rest of the church in the reading plan in our own modified way. We'll do our group meetings each Wednesday and read material over the week in preparation for the next Sunday discussion! This is a great opportunity for your family to do WBE together and take your findings to your groups! I'm so looking forward to what we'll uncover. 
 
Your student will need the WBE journal (it is $5 and can be bought online here,  at the the church office, or on Sunday morning) or they can use the online PDF version of the journal to get their reading plan (coming soon). 
 
Friday, Jan. 22 - Game Night
 
On January 22nd we're going to have our first event of the year: a Board and Video Game Night here at Oakwood! We'll be in the Middle School Room from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Your student just needs to bring a snack to share with everyone. If your student would like to bring a video game, they need to bring their own console and the cords to hook it up to a TV with HDMI inputs. All board and video games students bring need to be playable with multiple people. If you or your student have questions about anything, let me know! I'd be happy to help. Sign up here. 
 
Sunday, Jan. 31 - Mission Trip Meeting
 
And lastly, I'd like to invite you and your student to a Mission Trip Informational Meeting that will happen on January 31st from 10:45 - 11:45am. We're going to go over all the details for the trip this summer, answer as many questions as I can, and get the conversation started about the mission trip so you're all ready to make a decision when the time comes for that. I'll send a Zoom link out as we get closer if Zoom is a better option for you!
 
I'm super excited to see everyone this week! Let me know if you have any questions and I'll get back to you asap.
 
 
Student Ministries Director

Oakwood Church Ministry Blogs

High School: Week of January 11, 2021
Jan 12, 2021
Hey families!
 
Last week the group leaders met together to get trained in for this spring semester and we're all excited to get the year started with your high schoolers! We had a great time with them at Game Night!
 
Wednesday, Jan. 13
 
Wednesday night we're back from 8:00 - 9:00pm in the High School Room. We're going to be continuing our read through the "John 3:16 Factor" and spend time in Scripture and conversation with each other on ways to Intercede, Invest, Intersect, and Invite our friends in their faith journeys. Looking forward to having everyone back for some great discussions!
 
Sunday, Jan. 17
 
Sunday night we will be joining with the rest of the church in the We Believe Experience reading plan. We'll do our group meetings each Sunday and read material over the week in preparation for the next Sunday discussion! This is a great opportunity for your family to do WBE together and take your findings to your groups! I'm so looking forward to what we'll uncover. 
 
Your student will need the WBE journal (it is $5 and can be bought online here, at the church office,  or on Sunday morning) or they can use the online PDF version of the journal to get their reading plan (coming soon). 

And just a reminder that we are currently under Wisconsin Emergency Order that requires all attendees to wear a mask (no mask required for students with medical exemptions) and social distance. We do our best keep our group meetings safe and healthy for all. 
 
Sunday, Jan. 24
 
I'd like to invite you and your student to a Mission Trip Informational Meeting that will happen on January 24th from 10:45 - 11:45am. We're going to go over all the details for the trip this summer, answer as many questions as I can, and get the conversation started about the mission trip so you're all ready to make a decision when the time comes for that. I'll send a Zoom link out as we get closer if Zoom is a better option for you!

 
Sunday, Feb. 14 - Palentine's Semi-Formal
 
I'm also looking for some help with a Valentine's Day event for the students, particularly in preparing food for a meal to share. If you have interest in helping me out, please contact me!
 
I'm super excited to see everyone this week! Let me know if you have any questions and I'll get back to you asap.
 
 
Myles 'Tails' Hanson
Student Ministries Director

Oakwood Church Ministry Blogs

Children: Week of January 11, 2021
Jan 12, 2021
God…is the One and Only
(Elijah and King Ahab on Mt. Carmel—I Kings 16-18)

We’re heading back to the Old Testament this week, where things are heating up—really! Israel’s king is Ahab, and the Bible says “He did more to provoke the anger of the Lord… than any of the other kings of Israel before him.” (I Kings 16:33) That included worshipping Baal and Asherah. Things were not good. 

God told His people long ago they were to have no other god but Him, and they should worship Him only. (Exodus 20:3-4) They had blatantly disregarded God’s commands and God is going to show King Ahab, and the people of Israel, that He is the One and Only God in an incredible way. 

I read stories like this and wonder how people could worship statues made of stone, wood or metal and think they had power to do anything? It seems so silly. But then I look at our world and wonder, what do we worship/love? We may not “bow down” and offer burnt offerings, but we sacrifice and offer our time, money and energy to the things we hold dear: things like sports, money, knowledge, health, power, position, people and possessions. Oh my! 

If people look at my life and your life, would they see that God is our One and Only? Would they know that God is the One we hold most dear? Is my time, energy and money spent honoring Him? Or do I need to re-evaluate my life and priorities so that God is my One and Only? It’s very convicting. 

I hope and pray you will join me looking at this Biblical truth and examine your own life. Your kids are watching you and will learn from you. Show them that God is your One and Only! 

The Family Venue is open this Sunday, January 17. We would love to have you join us in person or online. Sign up to attend or get your Learning Packet!

WAYS TO CONNECT THIS WEEK
  • In Person - Join us this Sunday morning at Oakwood at 9:30 a.m. The entire family is invited to our family-focused Kids Quest message. Read more and register here each week.
  • Facebook Live - Join us online this Sunday, Jan. 10, starting at 9:15 a.m. here.
  • Watch Anytime -Catch up on Sunday's Kids Quest message during the week. We record it each Sunday and post it to this YouTube playlist. Watch it when it best fits your schedule!
MATERIALS AND ACTIVITIES
LEARNING PACKET

Learning Packets (complete with materials listed above) can also be made available outside of the church office. Packets should be pre-ordered by 12 p.m on Thursday. They will be available for pick up Friday morning by 8 a.m. Click HERE to order your packet now!   

WE BELIEVE EXPERIENCE FOR KIDS

I’d also like to invite your kids to be part of our We Believe Kids Rescue & Reading Program. It’s a great way to introduce kids to the rhythm of reading God’s Word all while helping them know what they believe about God and why. Our church-wide program begins January 18! 

Have a great week! 

Becci Terrill
Children’s Director
Oakwood Church

1/12/21

Oakwood Church Ministry Blogs

Middle School: Week of January 4, 2021
Jan 05, 2021
Hey everyone!
 
I hope your holiday celebrations were refreshing and fun. It's been quite a while since Oakwood Student Ministry has met, but we're almost there! 
 
Wednesday Night Youth Group
 
This upcoming Wednesday, Jan. 6, there is no Middle School Ministry meeting. Instead, the Group Leaders will be meeting to get trained in and pumped up for the 2021 spring season!
 
We're all looking forward to being together again next week, January 13th to get started on the We Believe Experience that we'll be doing together with the entire congregation. Details will be out next week!
 
Board and Video Game Night
 
Our next event is on January 22nd, we'll be doing a Board and Video Game Night at Oakwood. We'll be at the church from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Your student just needs to bring a snack to share with everyone. If your student would like to bring a video game, they need to bring their own console and the cords to hook it up to a TV with HDMI inputs. All board and video games students bring need to be playable with multiple people. If you or your student have questions about anything, let me know! I'd be happy to help.
 
Mission Trip Info Meeting
 
And lastly, I'd like to invite you and your student to a Mission Trip Informational Meeting that will happen on January 31st from 10:45 - 11:45am. We're going to go over all the details for the trip this summer, answer as many questions as I can, and get the conversation started about the mission trip so you're all ready to make a decision when the time comes for that. I'll send a Zoom link out as we get closer if Zoom is a better option for you!
 
I'm so looking forward to another year of building relationships, spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ, and partnering with your family in ministry! Please let me know if you have any questions or want to chat about anything!
 
 
Student Ministries Director

Oakwood Church Ministry Blogs

High School: Week of January 4, 2021
Jan 05, 2021
Hey everyone!
 
I hope your holiday celebrations were refreshing and fun. It's been quite a while since Oakwood Student Ministry has met, but we're almost there! 
 
Wednesday Night Worship & Devos
 
This upcoming Wednesday, Jan. 6, there is no High School Ministry meeting. Instead, the Group Leaders will be meeting this Wednesday to get trained in and pumped up for the 2021 spring season! We're all looking forward to being together again this weekend and next week for the start of the new year!
 
Board Game Night

This Sunday night, January 10th, we'll be doing a Board Game Night at Oakwood! We'll be in the High School Room from 6:00 - 7:30ish for games, time to reconnect with friends, and some "secret missions" to accomplish. It's going to be a great time, your student just needs to bring a snack or drink to share and, if they'd like, a board game to play with others. See everyone there!  

Palentine's Day 
 
I'm also looking for some help with a February 14th event for the students, particularly in preparing food for a meal to share. If you have interest in helping me out, please contact me!
 
 
 
Mission Trip Info Meeting
 
I'd like to invite you and your student to a Mission Trip Informational Meeting that will happen on January 24th from 10:45 - 11:45am. We're going to go over all the details for the trip this summer, answer as many questions as I can, and get the conversation started about the mission trip so you're all ready to make a decision when the time comes for that. I'll send a Zoom link out as we get closer if Zoom is a better option for you!
 
I'm so looking forward to another year of building relationships, spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ, and partnering with your family in ministry! Please let me know if you have any questions or want to chat about anything!
 
 
Student Ministries Director
 

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