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Men's No Regrets Weekend
Dec 05, 2019

NO REGRETS WEEKEND 2020

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 nights in order to grow and develop those very important friendships!

Place and Time:
Oakwood Event: Friday, January 31, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
No Regrets at Elmbrook Lake Country: Saturday, February 1,  8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oakwood Event: Saturday, February 1, 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Pricing:

T-shirt and notebook must be ordered separately, they are not included in any of the ticket prices

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

+$15: T-shirt 
+$10 6"x9" notebook with our Men's logo on the cover!

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Middle School: Week of December 2, 2019
Dec 03, 2019

Welcome back from Thanksgiving! I hope you had an awesome time with your family!
 
Wednesday night are officially off until January 15th. I'll miss hanging out with everyone mid week, but keep that date open on your calendars for our return!
 
And on Sunday we'll be looking at the perspectives of Joseph and the Magi in the middle of the Christmas story. We're going to hear from Tim Mackie (Bible Project) about how crazy their stories were and how their reactions make our Christmas story more complete and awesome. Ask your student about it!
 
Also, next week Sunday, December 15th, we will be doing a White Elephant gift exchange during our Sunday morning time! Have your student bring a gift (under $5, please don't shop. Grab something from the house they don't use) wrapped and ready to exchange! If your student would like to bring an extra gift for anyone who forgot to bring one, great!
 
See you soon!
 
Middle School Director

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High School: Week of December 2, 2019
Dec 03, 2019

Sunday

Only two Sundays left and we will be back in the New City Catechism exploring who and what the redeemer is. This week we will address the question, Who is the redeemer? This will be followed up by why he must be fully God and fully man. This aligns perfectly as we celebrate the Advent season and Emmanuel, God with us!

 

Christmas Party

This Wednesday, December 4th! Click HERE to sign up!

 

Advent Conspiracy Project

Last year through Advent Conspiracy money was raised for the construction of a well at a future pastoral training and retreat center in Guatemala. The project is the vision of missionary Oscar Chiquito. His ministry partners equip and train leaders in over 80 evangelical churches in Guatemala.
 
Our partnership with Oscar continues to grow as this summer high school ministry completed its third mission trip in 5 years to Guatemala. Students and adults have had the opportunity to work on the project site during these trips.
 
It’s our desire to continue to partner with Oscar as the project moves forward. Fundraising is currently taking place for the building’s foundation work. High School Ministry is committing this Advent season to raise funds for a cement mixer that will be used in the construction of this amazing facility. Over $1,300 is already raised and we are looking to hit our total goal of $3,500. 

 

 

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Preschool & Elementary School: Week of December 2, 2019
Dec 03, 2019

Kids Sing this Sunday, December 8th at the 9am service! 

Twice each year, your kids give our church family a special gift—they sing in church! We’ve had a long break for Thanksgiving, so please take a few moments to sing through the song with your kids before Sunday morning - HERE. We also ask that you arrive by 9am for church, so kids have a chance to practice and enjoy some small group time before singing. 

Here’s what we’ll be talking about on Sunday, December 8th 

Elementary—Jesus is Immanuel
Isaiah 7 & 9; Luke 1 (Mary) 

At times, the Big God Story can seem like a giant puzzle—so many different pieces all fitting together to make one whole picture of God’s great love for us. But, if you don’t know what the picture looks like, how can you know where all the pieces fit? 

We’ve been learning about God’s people, and His Promise to send a Rescuer/Savior. In our last lesson, we learned how God claimed His people—giving them laws to set them apart from the other people of the earth. After that point in time, God gave His people leaders, like Joshua; kings, like David; and prophets, people who shared God’s message with His people. One of those prophets, Isaiah, told that God would send a Rescuer, just like He promised. He would be Immanuel—God with us. He also gave us more clues about the Rescuer. 

Fast forward to Mary. She knew God’s promises about a Rescuer/Savior. She believed and trusted the angel’s message that she would have a baby—Jesus, the Rescuer. 

Jesus, God's Son, was Immanuel—God with us—the One whom the Israelites had heard about for hundreds of years. He came to be with us! That's the best gift anyone's ever received! 

At Home Weekly TRUStory

NEW! December Bible Verse: Isaiah 9:6 
 

Preschool—God Gave the Promise, Pt. 1
Luke 1 (Mary) 

A long time ago, way back in the garden of Eden, God promised to send a Rescuer/Savior. That Rescuer/Savior is Jesus! The people waited years and years and years for The Promise to come to earth. Then one day, God sent an angel to tell a young woman named Mary that she was going to have a baby. He would be the Son of God. The angel told her to name the baby Jesus. Mary believed the angel. After that, Mary went to visit her cousin Elizabeth. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and bless and blessed Mary. Then, Mary sang a song of praise to God for sending The Promise—Jesus.

 At Home Weekly TRUWonder

NEW! December Bible Verse: Luke 1:68

 

2 Year Olds–God Keeps His Promise, Pt. 2
(Luke 1; Matthew 1 – Mary & Joseph)  
Foundational Truth: God Made Me

In the beginning, when God made the whole world and everything in it, God also made a promise—to send a Savior—someone to love us and save us from our sin! 

God's helpers, the prophets, told people all about His promise. God didn't want His promise to be a secret. He wanted the whole world to know. 

The people waited a long time for God to keep His promise.  Then one day, there was a big surprise—God sent an angel to a girl named Mary! The angel said, "Mary, don't be afraid. God loves you so much. You are going to have a baby boy. The baby is God's special promise coming true. The angel told Mary, "You must name the baby Jesus, because He is the Savior." 

Joseph and Mary got married and waited for the baby to be born. They knew Jesus would be special. He is God's own Son. God loves us so much. He always keeps His promises. He told us He would send a Savior to love us and save us from our sin, and that's exactly what He did. God keeps His promise! 

At Home Weekly TRUBlessings 

 

Offering—Feed My Starving Children—Battle for Bowls

Our offering from November 24th came to $9.98    bringing our total to $281.80. That’s 531 meals for hungry kids! Let’s see how many meals we can give to before Christmas!!  Battle of the Bowls will be back on Sunday!

 

Please note these dates / services as you make plans… 

December 13th & 14th – Bethlehem LIVE!
Get your free tickets here today. 

December 22nd is a HOLIDAY SUNDAY. There will be two services (9 & 10:30am), with childcare only for children 3 years old and younger. 

December 29th is a HOLIDAY SUNDAY. There will be two services (9 & 10:30am), with childcare only for children 3 years old and younger at the 9am service. 

God bless your 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

 

12/3/19

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Just Among Moms
Nov 20, 2019

Spring Semester starts January 9!

Join us this semester as we delve into what it means to be a mother and a woman that God has uniquely designed.

Karen Stubbs will inspire and encourage you as a mom with topics including life purpose, boundaries, and time management.

Stasi Eldredge will share her own struggles with self-worth, weight, and her past—to name a few—and show us how God is faithfully unveiling who we truly are.

We’ll also hear from others in our community. Each week there will be time for interaction and Q&A sessions, followed by a meaningful time of small group discussion. Bring along a friend and join us on Thursday mornings!

Thursday mornings
Spring Semester: January 9 – May 7, 2020
from 9-11 am

Oakwood Church
3041 Oakwood Road, Hartland

$20/winter-spring semester
Free, preregistered childcare for birth through age 7 is included.

If you are new to JAM you are welcome to visit us before you pay (pre-registering your children still helps a lot!)

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Coming Events

GriefShare
Every Tuesday, from 09/10/2019 to 12/10/2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

After the funeral, when the cards and flowers stop coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you feel alone. Often...

Bethlehem LIVE!
Friday, December 13, 2019 - Saturday, December 14, 2019

Journey to Bethlehem - smell the spices, pet the sheep, visit the carpenter’s shop, have a snack with Mary, ride a camel - and listen to the stories of those who...

Newcomers' Reception
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

New to Oakwood? You are invited to the Newcomers' Reception—a chance to connect with some Oakwood regulars and pastoral staff. We have yummy treats, too! Meet us in...

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, December 20, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two...

Family Promise | December 2019
Daily from 12/22/2019 to 12/29/2019

We have the privilege of hosting Family Promise the week of December 22 - 29. This is a great way to love on our community. We have many opportunities for you to serve...

DISTRICTS CONFERENCE 2020
Friday, January 03, 2020, 2:00 PM - Sunday, January 05, 2020, 3:00 PM

WHO: High School Students WHAT: Districts 2020 Youth Conference: Relationships that Matter Click HERE for Keynote Speaker, Worship Band and Special Guests...

IMPACT - CATALYST 2020
Wednesday, January 08, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have you ever wondered if what you do as a volunteer or group leader is making a difference for God’s Kingdom? Does what you do really matter in the lives of the...

Just Among Moms | Spring 2020
Every Thursday, from 01/09/2020 to 05/07/2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us this semester as we delve into what it means to be a mother and a woman that God has uniquely designed. For more information and to register click HERE

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