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Kids Quest News Week of May 22, 2017
May 23, 2017
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God created heaven and earth – Acts 17-16-31

This week we talked about Paul (formerly, Saul who watched as Stephen was stoned) who has come to love and follow Jesus. God sends him to people in many places to share the Good News. While he is waiting in Athens for his friends to arrive, Paul sees all of the idols the people were worshipping. He is greatly distressed by this, so he speaks out and shares – starting at Creation and ending with Jesus’ resurrection – the Good News.

What can we learn from Paul’s example? Help your kids understand that anywhere they go (are you traveling this summer?), including right where they are, people need to know about Jesus. We have the Good News and need to share it with them, just like Paul did in Athens.

Why not review God’s big story, just like Paul, and go over what your child knows about God’s Word? Encourage them to tell God’s Story to others. In this way, they are becoming disciple makers – which is God’s assignment for each of us. What a great way to equip kids for life and the summer!

Offerings

Our total offerings for this week came to $40.68, bringing our new total to $482.75. WOW!

Once we vote on our new project, we have quite a big start on the total. We’re just waiting for the church at large to announce a new idea, which should happen in June. I’ll keep you posted. 

May Verse – Matthew 28:19


This was the last week for our group of verses for the school year. How did your child do? If you missed a verse or a verse card, we have them by the Kids Quest desk. Look for new verses this summer.

What’s Ahead?


May 24 –       SHIFT - for families with children going into 1st, 5th, 7th and 9th grades to help students/families transition to knew phases and programs. 

May 28 –       Family Sunday – One Service at 9am. Childcare provided for Infants thru 3 years old. No regular classes. 

June 4 –        Promotion Sunday – Children 2 years old and up will move to their new classes. We encourage parents to keep children in classes that coincide with school programs (birthday before September 1st)      

Springhill Day Camp

For more information click HERE.

Praying that God gives you and your family opportunities to share the Good News with others this week and throughout the summer!

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

 

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Big Tree News Week of May 22, 2017
May 23, 2017
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THIS WEEK:



UPCOMING: SIX FLAGS, JULY 17 FROM 9AM-9:40PM

Click HERE for more information and to register.

UPCOMING WAYPOINT: SHIFT - TOMORROW, MAY 24 

For more information click HERE.

Oakwood Church

Kids Quest News Week of May 15, 2017
May 16, 2017
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God helps us stand up for Him – Acts 6:8-7:60

Our story this week is how God uses Stephen, one of His followers, to stand up for Him even when it was very hard. 

Just because we love and follow Jesus does not guarantee that others will like us, or what we have to say. Remember what happened to Jesus? He came with the wonderful message of love and hope, healing the sick, raising the dead, and feeding the hungry, but was rejected and killed. 

What should we do when someone does something bad to us in response to sharing Jesus’ love? While we don’t live in a place where we will be killed for our faith like Stephen, kids know what it’s like to be picked on. Bullying is a sad reality. How can we help kids understand that God will be with them as they share their faith with others? What tools can we give them from God’s Word? Help them apply this lesson to their life every day and trust God to help them do the right thing.

I encourage you to share personal stories and examples of how God has helped you speak up, stand up and share your faith in hard places. Perhaps there is someone in your life right now that your family can share Jesus’ love with! 

Offerings

We discovered last week that we had $234.51 more than the $7000 needed for the well in Burkina Faso. So, we’ve added that money to our current offering totals. This means that once we decide what our next offering project will be, we are well on our way. Praise Jesus! Our total offerings for this week came to $32.51, bringing our new total to $442.07. 

May Verse – Matthew 28:19 

Have you ever thought about serving in Kids Quest?

Over the past few weeks, you’ve heard announcements in church sharing our need for volunteers to serve this summer in Kids Quest. Has God been speaking to your heart about helping? 

Serving doesn’t have to be hard or a burden. When service flows out of a deep love for Jesus and kids, it energizes and grows your faith. It can be one of the best experiences of your life. 

Not only that, serving Jesus has eternal impact. We might never know this side of heaven, how much our investment of time and love meant in the life of a child, but God does. No one can fill your spot in God’s Kingdom work. Every person is needed in the body of Christ to do the good works that God has planned for them (Ephesians 2:10).

Is God speaking to you? Will you consider being part of Kids Quest this summer and impacting the lives of our children? Click HERE to see where you can help! 

What’s Ahead? 

May 24 – SHIFT - for families with children going into 1st, 5th, 7th and 9th grades to help students/families transition to knew phases and programs.

May 28 – Family Sunday – Childcare provided for Infants thru 3 years old. No regular classes. 

June 4 – Promotion Sunday – Children 2 years old and up will move up to their new classes. We encourage parents to keep children in classes that coincide with school programs (birthday before September 1st)

May God give you an opportunity to stand up for Him this 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

5/16/17

Oakwood Church

Quest 56 News Week of May 15, 2017
May 16, 2017
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Hey everyone!

I hope you're all having a fantastic week. What beautiful weather we've been having!

THIS WEEK:

This week Quest 56 will be ending our 1 year Bible survey where we went through every book of the Bible! We end with Jude and Revelation this Sunday! We made it! The Quest 56 team hopes that each student took a small nugget from each book in our journey and got to see how the Bible matters in our every day life, not just the time it was written for. God is working in each of us through His Word and that's exciting to know!

WAYPOINT FOR 6th GRADERS & THEIR PARENTS:

Next week, May 24th, will be our "Shift" Waypoint! It's from 6:00 - 8:00 pm and we would love for YOU to join us! We'll be discussing the transition into a new phase, why every week matter, broadening the circle of love and care through the leaders in new programs, and plans and vision for the upcoming year for that new phase. We'd love to see you there! Register HERE!

Have a great week!!!!!

Myles "Tails" Hanson
Quest 56 & Waypoints Director 

Oakwood Church

Big Tree News Week of May 15, 2017
May 16, 2017
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THIS WEEK:



UPCOMING: MINI GOLF WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 FROM 6:30-8PM

Click HERE for more information and to register.

UPCOMING WAYPOINT: SHIFT - MAY 24 FROM 6:30-8PM

For more information click HERE.

Coming Events

ThanksGathering
Sunday, May 28, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Oakwood’s ThanksGathering is an opportunity for us to gather as one large group of small groups to give thanks to our God. Dessert, worship and telling stories of what ...

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. ...

SpringHill Day Camp
Monday, July 31, 2017, 9:00 AM - Friday, August 04, 2017, 4:00 PM

For Students whoo have completed grades: K-4Hours: 9am-4pmCost: $189At Oakwood Church SpringHill Day Camps include small group Bible teaching, high-energy large group ...

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