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Men's No Regrets Weekend 2019
Dec 05, 2018

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

Place and Time:
Oakwood Event: Friday, February 1, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (doors open at 6:45)
No Regrets at Elmbrook Lake Country: Saturday, February 2,  8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oakwood Event: Saturday, February 2, 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Pricing:

T-shirt must be ordered separately, it is not included in any of the ticket prices

$60: Full Event – this includes all Oakwood Events and No Regrets Ticket
$40: No Regrets Ticket ONLY
$20 – Oakwood Friday and Saturday ONLY 

+$15: T-shirt (sizes S – 4XL available) 

Registration

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Middle School: Week of December 3, 2018
Dec 04, 2018

 

Hello hello! 

Christmas is almost here! We're only a few weeks away from a great celebration of Jesus' birth. On Sundays, the middle schoolers are looking at Christmas and why it's a great holiday! Last week we went over prophecies of Jesus' birth and we're going to look at the origin of other Christmas traditions this week!

I asked the students to write any questions they had about Christmas on a card and turn it in to me and, based on their questions, we'll be talking about why we do what we do around Christmas. Ask your student about trees, ornaments, Santa, and the real reason for the season.

See you soon!

Myles "Tails" Hanson

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High School: Week of December 3, 2018
Dec 04, 2018

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY:

Click HERE for all the details!

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED:

Are you coming with us on the mission trip to Guatemala, June 22-29, 2019? Please complete the application form (click HERE for the form) and submit it with your $100 deposit by January 2, 2019.  If you already have a passport, please submit a color copy of your passport with your application and deposit.  

 

FUNDRAISING:

Giving a gift card this Christmas? 

ShopWithScrip and earn rebates to raise funds for student events, retreats, and mission trips. A percentage of each gift card purchased goes directly to your student's account. The next Scrip order will be placed Friday, December 14, for pre-holiday delivery.  
Go to www.shopwithscrip.com for more information. If you do not have an account with Scrip, you will need Enrollment Code 6B598B26539L6 to join the OSM group.
 
*You can also pay for your gift cards online with PrestoPay™. When you use PrestoPay, your order payment is transferred securely via ACH electronic debit. Contact Josh for PrestoPay™ details. 

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Preschool & Elementary School: Week of December 3, 2018
Dec 04, 2018

Advent…the Conspiracy Countdown!

Here at Oakwood, we’re in a conspiracy to take Christmas back from the hustle and bustle and commercialism that our society has turned this holiday into. We’re trying to spend less on things we don’t need so that we can give more of what really matters. 

What does that look like for your family? How do you help your kids understand what Christmas is really all about? 

Advent means coming. Humanity waited thousands of years for the coming of God’s Promised Rescuer. Each December we wait, and many times count the days for the coming of Christ’s birth. This counting and waiting for the coming of Christ’s birth is often celebrated by doing an Advent Calendar or special Advent readings. Some families do activities together to keep the focus on loving Jesus by loving others. 

If you’re looking for something a little different to do with your children this year to help them understand what Christmas and Advent is all about, I have a few suggestions.

In addition, if you’re looking for daily readings, (and it’s not too late to start!) check out these videos from “Unwrapping the Greatest Gift” by Ann Voskamp.

 

NOTE: Kids Sing- 9am service this Sunday!

Please plan to arrive early so children can get to their classes and still have time to practice their songs before coming to “big church.” 

 

 

Here’s what we’ll be talking about on Sunday, December 9th 

Elementary—The Lord will Provide
Luke 1 (Mary) 

We continue to see how God keeps His promises and provides—the Rescuer who will pay the punishment for our sin and make a way for us to have a relationship with God. 

In the garden, God promised Adam & Eve that He would send a Rescue who would crush the head of the serpent (Genesis 3:15). God told the prophet Isaiah the Rescuer would be born of a virgin. 

Hundreds of years go by… 

Mary was a virgin, engaged to Joseph. She loved God and was waiting for Him to send the Rescuer. God sent the angel Gabriel to tell Mary she had been chosen to have the baby that would fulfill God’s promises. Mary’s baby would be the Son of God, the Rescuer! 

Mary didn’t understand how this could be. God would make a way! God would provide just what Mary needed. Yet another example how God keeps His promises and provides what we need when we need it. For nothing is impossible with God. (Luke 1:37)

 At Home Weekly Tru Story

December Bible Verse: Luke 1:68

 

 

Preschool—God is Love
Matthew 1 & Luke 2 (Mary and Joseph) 

Mary and Joseph were engaged to be married when Mary found out she was going to have God’s special baby. This must have been very hard for Joseph who loved Mary and God very much. So one night, God sent an angel to Joseph in a dream to tell him not to be afraid, but to marry Mary just like he planned. The baby would be God’s very own Son, the Savior of the world! So Joseph married Mary and God gave Joseph the strength to do the things God had planned for him to do.

 At Home Weekly Tru Wonder

December Bible Verse: Isaiah 25:1

 

 

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

In the midst of the busy holiday season, I encourage you to make some time to snuggle up with your kids and read the story of God’s promise to send a very special person. That special person is Jesus! 

Jesus forgives us when we make bad choices, and because of Him, we can know God and be with Him forever! Jesus is God’s special promise! 

If you’re looking for a story to read with your children about God’s Promise, you might check out this one—The Extra Special Baby: The Story of the Christmas Promise by Antonia Woodward. 

At Home Weekly Tru Blessings

 

Kids Quest Offering—Feed My Starving Children

Our offerings this past Sunday came to $297 bringing our total offerings to $996.07! 

$80 feeds 1 child for an entire year. The children have already given enough to feed more than 12 children for an entire year. Praise Jesus! Only $42.93 more until we can feed 13 kids for an entire year. 

I just love watching what God does through our kids! Remember, all offerings for this project need to come in by Sunday, December 16th

Have a blessed 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

 

 

12/4/18

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Community Bible Experience 2019
Nov 29, 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 to talk about the Bible, too: less like a Bible study, more like a book club. Let’s begin an unforgettable journey—and reignite our passion for the Scriptures.

We've been told a lot of things about the Bible. We know it's important. We know we should read it.

But we just don't.

What if there's a reason? And what if it isn't just apathy or laziness or busyness? What if it's the way we read?

Community Bible Experience offers an immersive approach to Scripture. Not a verse here or a chapter there, but whole books read in their original context. It’s not another Bible study. It’s a fresh, open conversation about the Bible—one that anyone can join.

Read big.

Community Bible Experience starts with a 40-day journey through The Writings of the Old Testament (Chronicles - Esther, Daniel). Reading five days a week, around 14 pages a day, you'll experience every word.

 

 

We’ll send you a short email each day before you read with links to the audio version and Oakwood's  podcast … helping  you connect with the stories, type of biblical genre and Bible teachings.

 

Read real.

We've designed a Bible that lets you experience Scripture as it was meant to be read less like a reference book, more like a story. There are no chapter and verse numbers, no cross-references, no red letter. The Books of the Bible restores the text to a more authentic presentation, helping you see Scripture in its original context and uncover its original beauty.

Read together.

This is not like any other Bible study you’ve done because it’s not a Bible study. It’s more like a book club. There are no workbooks to fill out. No fill-in-the-blank answers to easy questions. Instead, groups gather once a week simply to discuss, ponder, and reflect together.

Community Bible Experience welcomes everyone into an honest, open conversation about the Bible.

Starting this January for eight weeks, as an entire church, let's take the challenge to read all of The Writings in 40 days together.

Imagine what God has in store for us as we are saturated in His Word...all together!

We’ll be using uniquely-formatted copies of Books of the Bible-The Writings. You can pre-order and/or pre-purchase your copies here. Books are $6 each; be sure to order one per participant - this is the one time we don't encourage you to share! Books will be available for pickup starting Sunday, January 6, 2019.

Book Order

Our current in-home and on-site small groups will be meeting weekly for those eight weeks (mid-January through the first week of March). We'll be adding additional in-home small groups that meet during the week, several on-site small groups at Wednesday Night Community (gender-specific and co-ed), and at least one that meets on Sunday mornings.

If you’d like to join a new small group for those eight weeks, please let us know below and we’ll get the list of options to you.

Small Group Information

CBE Reading Plan
CBE Leader's Guide - coming soon!

Be together.

You and your family are invited to a special CBE Night of Worship on Friday, February 15, featuring familiar worship as well as original songs and spoken word written in response to our CBE reading. Let us know you'll be there!

Night of Worship Registration

Join us for an informal Q&A with Pastor Roger on Sunday, March 3, at noon where he'll answer your submitted questions regarding something you've read during CBE. Register here to attend. Submit your CBE questions below:

Q & A Lunch with Pastor Roger

CBE Podcasts

One of the ways that you can listen to your CBE daily readings is by downloading Oakwood's CBE podcast titled "Oakwood O.T."

If you're new to podcasts, below are online tutorials to get started on your smartphone or tablet. Once you've subscribed or downloaded an episode, you're able to listen to it anywhere without accessing wifi or using data.

For IPHONE click HERE  and for ANDROID click HERE.

If you'd prefer to listen to the podcast on your computer, use this LINK.

 

 

Coming Events

High School Christmas Party 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

WHO:  9th-12th Grade Students  WHAT:  Ugly Christmas sweater contest, White Elephant gift exchange and karaoke!  WHEN:  December 12 | 6:30-8...

Worship Fully
Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a night of singing, praying and celebrating the birth of our Savior as we worship fully during this Advent season.

Blood Center of Wisconsin Blood Drive
Friday, December 21, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Help bless our community with the gift of life during a blood drive at Oakwood Church on Dec. 21. We'll be in the Middle School Room on the church's lower...

2018 Christmas Eve Services
Monday, December 24, 2018, 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM

Experience the joy of worshiping the Newborn King!  Oakwood is offering three service times: 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Childcare for our littles (birth-age 3) is...

DISTRICTS CONFERENCE 2019
Friday, January 04, 2019, 2:00 PM - Sunday, January 06, 2019, 2:30 PM

WHO: High School Students WHAT: Districts 2019 Conference: A Story Worth Living WHEN: January 4-6, 2019 WHERE: KI Convention Center, GreeN Bay, WI COST...

Just Among Moms // Winter/Spring 2019
Every Thursday, from 01/10/2019 to 05/02/2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Just Among Moms ThursdaysJanuary 10 - May 2Click below for more information and to register! JUST AMONG MOMS INFO AND REGISTRATION

KIDS QUEST - SLIMED!
Every Wednesday, from 01/16/2019 to 03/13/2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

WARNING: Watch out for slime! Sometimes in life it feels like we’ve been slimed—from decisions we make, or from decisions others make that hurt us. Elementary...

Men's No Regrets Weekend 2019
Friday, February 01, 2019, 7:00 PM - Saturday, February 02, 2019, 6:00 PM

Oakwood Event: Friday, February 1, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (doors open at 6:45) No Regrets at Elmbrook Lake Country: Saturday, February 2,  8:00 am - 4:00 pm Oakwood...

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