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5th & 6th Grade News: Week of January 15, 2018
Jan 16, 2018

This Wednesday we get into our first small group time about the disciplemaking process, starting with the Gospel and who Jesus is. This week is all about Jesus being a teacher, and an inspirational one at that. Be sure to grab the "At Home" pages from me before you leave on Wednesday! Be sure to ask your child about their favorite teacher and why they liked them so much.

Sunday Quest 56ers are  joining in with the rest of Oakwood on their Community Bible Experience reading, but in our own Q56 way. We will be going through a chapter a week in different texts that I have picked out and discussing them with our small groups. This week is Colossians chapter 2. Take some time to read through this chapter with your child over the week :)

 

Basics Waypoint - January 21

This Waypoint will give parents  of 3rd to 6th graders the opportunity to clearly present the Gospel to their kids. We then will have the opportunity to talk together about Believer’s Baptism and the taking of the Lord’s Supper. We encourage families to participate in this Waypoint as part of the process of preparing for Baptism. Our next baptism services will be held Sunday, January 28. Register for Basics HERE!

 

Save the Date: Pizza Party & Bible Study

"Dig In, A Fan-Pizza-Tastic Bible Study" is on January 26th from 6-7pm. It's happening at Marty's Pizza and I'll be buying supper for all who attend. We will be cracking the disciplemaking code in this Bible study as well as enjoying food and fun together. Pizza is free, but if your child would like a soda they will need to pay for themselves. Register HERE.

Looking forward to hanging out with everyone!

 

Myles Hanson
Quest 56 Director

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Student Ministries News: Week of January 15, 2018
Jan 16, 2018

Students are encouraged to participate in the Community Bible Experience!

7th & 8th Graders: Save the Date!

 
 
WHO: 7th & 8th Graders

WHAT: Winter Xtreme 
Fantastic speaker, dynamic worship, broomball, tubing, tobogganing, indoor games, coffee bar, karaoke, and more.

WHEN: Fri, February 23 - Sun, February 25 
Depart Oakwood at 6:30pm Friday.
Return to Oakwood at 1pm Sunday.

WHERE: Camp Timber-lee 
N8705 Scout Road, East Troy, WI

COST: $150
Includes registration, lodging, meals, and transportation to & from camp. 
 
Deadline to register is Tuesday, February 6th.
 
Please RSVP HERE

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Preschool & Elementary News: Week of January 15, 2018
Jan 16, 2018

Here’s what we’ll be talking about on January 21:

Elementary – God Awakens
II Kings 22-23 (King Josiah)

This week we’ll read in God’s Big Story about Josiah, a boy who God made king over His people when he was only 8 year old. Imagine that! Your third grader, king over an entire nation! 

Josiah’s heart was tender towards God, and Scripture says that when he heard God’s Word read, “he tore his robes.” (II Kings 22:11) God awakened Josiah’s heart to renew the covenant with His people, to get rid of the idols that were worshipped and celebrate a nationwide Passover. God used Josiah to lead a renewal throughout the entire nation! 

As believers, we have the Holy Spirit within us who teaches us God’s Word and prepares our hearts to be awakened by it. The Holy Spirit helps us to want to obey God and follow His leading, just like Josiah. 

How can we help kids learn to understand the Holy Spirit’s voice and respond in obedience? I’d love to hear your ideas!

 

Preschool– God is Our Shepherd & King
II Samuel 5; Psalm 23 (David Crowned King) 

God’s people, the Israelites, had a hard time getting along, and they couldn’t agree. God had a plan to bring His chosen people back together. He chose a new king, one who would rule Israel following God’s commands. He chose a king who would lead by the example Go set—a shepherd king. 

God told David, “You will shepherd my people Israel, and you will be come their ruler” (II Samuel 5:2b). David not only led the people, but he fed them spiritually. Through his guidance, Israel’s focus was pointed toward God once more. 

Preschoolers can learn that God is not only King of Kings, but He is our Shepherd—taking care of us, feeding us, guiding us—all of our lives.

 

2 Year Olds – Jesus is God (Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41)
Calming the StormFoundational Truth: God Loves Me 

Who is Jesus? Ask a 2 year old, and you’re bound to get some interesting answers! 

Jesus asked His own disciples this same question, “Whom do men say that I am?” (Mark 8:27; Matthew16:13) 

This week we’ll hear about a terrible storm. Where was Jesus during the storm? Asleep! His disciples were terrified! They woke Jesus up asking, “don’t you care if we drown?” 

Jesus did care! He showed the disciples that He is God and has power over nature. 

Jesus cares about us too! Help your little ones understand that Jesus knows and cares when we are scared and will help them too.

 

Kids Quest Offering

Our offerings this past Sunday came to $16.07 bringing our total offerings this year to $31.48

The children shared a few ideas on Sunday. We’ll keep you posted on what they decide to do to love others with their offerings.

 

Register Today!: Basics Waypoint - January 21 

This Waypoint will give parents  of 3rd to 6th graders the opportunity to clearly present the Gospel to their kids. We then will have the opportunity to talk together about Believer’s Baptism and the taking of the Lord’s Supper. We encourage families to participate in this Waypoint as part of the process of preparing for Baptism. Our next baptism services will be held Sunday, January 28. Register for Basics HERE!

 

MOSAIC is Coming! 

Would you like to help your kids learn what prayer is, and the importance of prayer in their life? Plan now to join me at MOSAIC—Sunday, February 11th from 10:30-11:30am. It will be a fun, interactive time of learning and growing for elementary kids and their parents! Register HERE!

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

 

1/16/18

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Student Ministries News: Week of January 8, 2018
Jan 09, 2018
 

Students are encouraged to participate in the Community Bible Experience!

Upcoming:

7th & 8th Graders: Save the Date!
 
 
WHO: 7th & 8th Graders

WHAT: Winter Xtreme 
Fantastic speaker, dynamic worship, broomball, tubing, tobogganing, indoor games, coffee bar, karaoke, and more.

WHEN: Fri, February 23 - Sun, February 25 
Depart Oakwood at 6:30pm Friday.
Return to Oakwood at 1pm Sunday.

WHERE: Camp Timber-lee 
N8705 Scout Road, East Troy, WI

COST: $150
Includes registration, lodging, meals, and transportation to & from camp. 
 
Deadline to register is Tuesday, February 6th.
 
Please RSVP HERE

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5th & 6th Grade News: Week of January 8, 2018
Jan 09, 2018

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Wednesday night Quest 56 is back! I'm so excited to see everyone after our holiday break :) This semester we will be going through the disciplemaking process, starting with the Gospel and who Jesus is. We're starting this week with what our plan for the semester is and going through the importance of small groups. This is the perfect time for your child to get involved with Quest 56 for the rest of this school year, so be there on Wednesday!

Sunday Quest 56ers will be the start of a new plan for the first half of the spring semester. We will be joining in with the rest of Oakwood on their Community Bible Experience reading, but in our own Q56 way. We will be going through a chapter a week in different texts that I have picked out and discussing them with our small groups. In this way, Q56 will be doing a more age appropriate reading plan with the rest of the church!

 

Basics Waypoint - January 21

This Waypoint will give parents  of 3rd to 6th graders the opportunity to clearly present the Gospel to their kids. We then will have the opportunity to talk together about Believer’s Baptism and the taking of the Lord’s Supper. We encourage families to participate in this Waypoint as part of the process of preparing for Baptism. Our next baptism services will be held Sunday, January 28. Register for Basics HERE!

 

Save the Date: Pizza Party & Bible Study

Join us for a Friday, January 26 from 6-7pm when we Dig In and "unlock the disciplemaking code." Meet at Marty's Pizza, 2580 Sun Valley Dr, Delafield, for great pizza fun and object lesson. Pizza provided.  Bring money for additional food and/or beverages. Register HERE.

Can't wait to see you all soon!

Myles Hanson
Quest 56 Director

Coming Events

Community Bible Experience // 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - Sunday, March 11, 2018

Read big. Read real. Read together. Community Bible Experience is a different way to read the Bible: less like a reference book, more like a story. It’s a new way...

Mental Health Support Groups
Every Tuesday, from 01/23/2018 to 05/08/2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

To learn more about these community support groups for individuals struggling with mental health issues or family members, visit our blog post. Register here if...

Q56 DIG IN Pizza Party and Bible Study
Friday, January 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a Friday, January 26 from 6-7pm when we Dig In and "unlock the disciplemaking code." Meet at Marty's Pizza for great pizza fun and object...

Family Promise Training
Sunday, January 28, 2018, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us in learning more about Family Promise and how you can serve in little and big ways! We will be serving lunch.  Please register HERE

No Regrets Weekend
Friday, February 02, 2018, 7:00 PM - Saturday, February 03, 2018, 8:00 PM

The mens ministry is all about helping other men follow Jesus, TOGETHER! This weekend is packed full of so many great opportunities for you to learn and grow in your...

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