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Kids Quest Elementary School News: Week of June 19, 2017
Jun 20, 2017
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Kids Quest Elementary –
Best Friends for Life: Becoming Better People Together
(Luke 6:43-45)
 

I love blueberries. Every summer, my family would load up our station wagon, drive to Indiana and stay with my great aunt, just to pick blueberries at a farm nearby. The fields were lined with blueberry bushes filled with the biggest, bluest and sweetest blueberries I have ever seen. 

At no time in all of the years that my family made this trip, did I ever come across a blueberry bush that produced anything but delicious blueberries. If a bush stopped producing berries, it was replaced with another that did. 

In our Scripture passage this week, Jesus is talking to His disciples about trees. He understands that we expect to get blueberries from blueberry bushes, not strawberries and vice versa. We also expect good tasting fruit, not bad fruit. Jesus then likens our expectations about fruit from trees to our lives as followers of Him. 

If we say we love Jesus, but don’t talk or act like we do, what will people believe? If we say we love others, but aren’t kind and doing things to help others, what will people believe? If we say we want others to love Jesus too, but never talk with our friends about Jesus or invite them to church, how will they know? 

We want our kids to understand that what they spend time doing, learning and hiding in their hearts, will come out in their behavior. If they spend time reading God’s Word and listening to Christian music this will influence their talk and behavior. For out of the overflow of their heart they will speak and act. 

What are you and your kids spending time on? Do you make time to read God’s Word? Would others be able to tell by your actions that you are a lover and follower of Jesus? 

Take time to talk about this with your family this week and let me know what you find out.

 

Elementary Verse for June – John 13:35 (CEV)

 

SpringHill Day Camp


Click HERE for more information and to register.

 

BASICS



Is your child interested in being baptized? Do they have questions about salvation and the Lord’s Supper? Then you should plan to join us on Sunday, July 16th at 10:30am for BASICS. This interactive class will help you explore the basics of our faith with your child to help them build a strong, spiritual foundation. Click HERE to register.

           

Offerings

Our offering this past Sunday was $8.61 bringing our total to $529.27.

 

Family Sunday – July 2nd at 9am

Please note that we will all be worshipping together on Sunday, July 2nd at 9am. Childcare will be provided for infants through 3 year olds. We’ll resume regular Sunday programming on July 9th.

 

Summer Event - Dad/Kid Camping from August 4-August 6:

Contact Alan Hulliberger for more information.

Praying for you and your family~

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

 

6/20/17

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Kids Quest Preschool News: Week of June 19, 2017
Jun 20, 2017
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Kids Quest Preschool – The Bible is God’s Special Book
(II Chronicles 34)
 

When my daughter’s were young their grandparents gave each of them a book with a story where they were the central character. They loved listening to these special stories and how God loved and cared for them. They asked to hear them over and over again.

Preschoolers enjoy hearing books read, and yours probably has one favorite that is special to them too. God has a Book that is special to Him too – the Bible. It’s His story to us and there is so much for us to learn from it. 

This week we’ll be learning about a boy who became king of Judah when he was only 8 years old. The Bible says that Josiah “did what was right in the eyes of the Lord.” As Josiah followed the Lord, he tore down the places where idols were worshipped and began repairing and restoring the Temple where people worshipped God. During this cleansing of the Temple, the Book of the Law that had been given to Moses was found. 

Can you imagine never hearing the Bible read? Josiah may never actually have heard the words of the Law before this book was found. It says in II Chronicles 34 “when he heard the words of the Law, he tore his clothes.” Wow! 

Josiah knew how special God’s Word is and should be to each of us. Do we treat it that way? Is it our favorite Book to read? Do our children love to hear stories from it? Are we helping them learn to love reading it for themselves?

This is an important and challenging lesson for each of us. Life is busy. Do we make time to read and study God’s Word? Do we hide His Words in our heart? 

If you don’t already take time to read Bible stories with your children, I encourage you to start making time every day to do this. There are some great resources that you can use for each phase of your child’s development. 

For preschoolers I recommend The Jesus Storybook Bible. Each story is part of God’s big story and points to Christ. Each story is beautifully illustrated and appropriate in length for short attention spans. There are even some wonderful videos that you can show. I like to use these at church, and the kids always love them. 

Help your kids fall in love with God’s Word and start a lifetime of hiding it in their heart! 

Preschool Verse for June – Psalm 95:6

Preschool Bible Camp – July 31- August 4



For more information and to register click HERE

BASICS

Is your child interested in being baptized? Do they have questions about salvation and the Lord’s Supper? Then you should plan to join us on Sunday, July 16th at 10:30am for BASICS. This interactive class will help you explore the basics of our faith with your child to help them build a strong, spiritual foundation. Click HERE to register.           

 

Offerings

Our offering this past Sunday was $8.61 bringing our total to $529.27.

 

Family Sunday – July 2nd at 9am

Please note that we will all be worshipping together on Sunday, July 2nd at 9am. Childcare will be provided for infants through 3 year olds. We’ll resume regular Sunday programming on July 9th

 

Summer Event - Dad/Kid Camping from August 4-August 6:

Contact Alan Hulliberger for more information.

Praying for you and your family~ 

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

 

6/20/17

 

Oakwood Church

Quest 56 News: Week of June 19, 2017
Jun 20, 2017
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THIS WEEK:

This week Carl Lentz will be teaching! We're looking at the "Surrender" series where we discuss the four areas of our life that we need to surrender in order to follow Jesus. The summer will start with discussion about surrendering our stuff, move into surrendering our status, then a talk about surrendering our sin, and end with surrendering our selves to God. This whole series will be a way for Quest 56ers to see the Gospel and what we need to lose in order to gain from God. Please be sure to ask your students what they're being challenged to surrender each week through the summer :)

 

UPCOMING EVENT: MINI GOLF, JUNE 21

For more information and to register click HERE.

 

WAYPOINT: BASICS

The Basics Waypoint is designed to help you and your child clearly understand what the Gospel is, and prepare you to talk as a family about two expressions of the Gospel; Communion and Baptism. Basics is a step in the journey for Believer’s Baptism.  Join us for an experiential & interactive discussion.

  • WHO: 3rd-6th graders & their parents
  • WHEN: Sunday, July 16, from 10:30am-12pm 
  • WHERE: Oakwood Church
  • COST: $5/family

Register HERE!

 

DAD/KID CAMPING - August 4 - August 6:

Contact Alan Hulliberger for more information.

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Big Tree News: Week of June 19, 2017
Jun 20, 2017
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PRAY:

 

 

 

CONNECT:

Small Groups begin July 5:
  • Jr. High - 6:30-8pm at the Larson's house
    1308 Rockridge Rd, Apt. 118, Waukesha
  • Sr. High - 6:45-8pm at the Locklin's house
    607 Wexford Circle, Wales

 

 

UPCOMING EVENT: MONDAY, JULY 17

For more information and to register click HERE!

 

 

DAD/KID CAMPING: August 4 - August 6:

Contact Alan Hulliberger for more information.

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Kids Quest Elementary School News: Week of June 12, 2017
Jun 13, 2017
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Kids Quest Elementary – Best Friends for Life:
Building Deep Friendships Together 

Imagine yourself in a group of friends. You’ve been friends since elementary school. You’ve been through good times and bad times, through many life changes. The relationship you have with this group of friends is unlike any other, and you do all that you can to keep this relationship alive and growing. 

Then something terrible happens. 

One of your friends in this group gets sick, really sick. The doctors give him 3 months to live. You and everyone else in the group starts praying, gets online, starts making calls, doing everything possible to find a cure for your friend. 

One of you hears about a Man who is doing the unthinkable – healing people! It doesn’t matter the diagnosis, complete healing is always the result. 

What would you be willing to do to get your friend to this Man?

This week we’ll be reading about a group of friends who were willing to do whatever it took and wouldn’t let anything stand in the way of their friend getting to Jesus to be healed. You can read more about this in Luke 5:17-26, Mark 2:1-12. 

If you are blessed to have a group of friends like this man, praise Jesus! Do your friends know about Jesus? If no, what are you doing to share the Good News of God’s love with them? Are you moved with a sense of urgency, and do whatever it takes attitude like the friends in our story?

If your friends do know and love Jesus, do we challenge each other to grow in our faith and relationship with God?

So much to think about and consider... I’m so grateful that God sent the Holy Spirit to teach and remind us what we should do. May we be still enough to hear His voice, strong enough to obey and bold enough to behave like the friends in our story and do whatever it takes to help our friends know Jesus!

 

 

Elementary Verse for June – John 13:35 (CEV)

 

Sunday 10:30am Service Summer Update

We still need volunteers to help with children during our 10:30am service each week. Would you be willing to help? 

Each week we hope to provide childcare for children from birth through 3 years old. Children over the age of 3 are encouraged to join their family in the service.

Please join me in praying that God sends the people we need to love and serve these little ones! 

 

SpringHill Day Camp


For more information and to register click HERE

 

Offerings

Our offering this past Sunday was $26.36 bringing our total to $520.66.

 

Waypoint: Basics

The Basics Waypoint is designed to help you and your child clearly understand what the Gospel is, and prepare you to talk as a family about two expressions of the Gospel; Communion and Baptism. Basics is a step in the journey for Believer’s Baptism.  Join us for an experiential & interactive discussion.

  • WHO: 3rd-6th graders & their parents
  • WHEN: Sunday, July 16, from 10:30am-12pm 
  • WHERE: Oakwood Church
  • COST: $5/family

Register HERE.

 

Summer Event - Dad/Kid Camping from August 4-August 6:

Contact Alan Hulliberger for more information.

May we choose to obey God and do whatever it takes to share His love with others this week! 

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

 

6/13/17

Coming Events

Summer Studies and [un]studies
Monday, June 12, 2017, 12:00 AM - Friday, July 28, 2017, 12:00 AM

For more information on each of the Oakwood Summer Women's studies and [un]studies listed below, or to sign up, click HERE for details! QUILTED BAG - 6/12, 6/19, ...

Basics Waypoint
Sunday, July 16, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Basics Waypoint is designed to help you and your child clearly understand what the Gospel is, and prepare you to talk as a family about two expressions of the Gospel; ...

Big Tree Great America Trip
Monday, July 17, 2017, 9:00 AM - 9:40 PM

The Big Tree Youth Group will be spending a fun-filled day at Great America on Monday, July 17.  We will depart from Oakwood at 9:00 am and return around 9:40 pm. ...

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