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Mental Health Support Groups
Dec 14, 2017
Watching a loved one live with mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety or mood instability is painfully difficult. These family and friends need compassionate support. Family Grace is an understanding community providing real encouragement and support. This curriculum-guided support group is filled with insightful education, personal care, tools to understand and support your loved one, as well as a renewal of faith. Meets weekly for 16 weeks starting Tuesday, January 23, at 6:30 pm. Register here if you'd like to join us in being part of this transformative community of support.
 
 
Living with mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety or mood instability is real and needs compassionate support. Living Grace is an understanding community providing encouragement and support. This curriculum-guided support group is filled with insightful education, tools to improve life, and a renewal of faith. Meets weekly for 16 weeks starting Tuesday, January 23, at 6:30 pm. Register here if you'd like to join us in being part of this transformative community of support.

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Student Ministries News: Week of December 10, 2017
Dec 12, 2017

Sunday:

Whether it’s acting justly or loving mercy, it’s all about glorifying God. Next Sunday we will wrap up our series in Micah 6:8 and discuss what it means to walk humbly with God. Students will also have the opportunity to give an offering towards Advent Conspiracy.

Christmas Party:

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5th & 6th Grade News: Week of December 10, 2017
Dec 12, 2017

Hello everyone! Hope you're enjoying the snow! 

On Sunday we're continuing our Christmas study of the gifts of the Magi. This week is on Myrrh! Nate Stenholtz will be guest speaking this week, so I hope you all enjoy what he has to say about this gift of the Magi.
 
On Sunday, December 17, we're also doing a gag "white elephant" gift exchange, so make sure to bring something silly wrapped up and ready to be exchanged! (please don't spend any money on these, something silly like a potato or toilet paper is fun enough.)
 

Basics Waypoint - January 21

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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.

 

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Preschool & Elementary News: Week of December 10, 2017
Dec 12, 2017

A quick note… 

The kids did a great job this past Sunday singing in church. I hope you enjoyed listening to them! A special thank you to David Smith and Margaret Fiedler for putting together the music and working with the children. 

This coming Sunday, is our last gathering for 2017. We will have special services and times for families to worship together on Christmas Eve Sunday, December 24, and one 9am service on Family Sunday service on December 31.  

December 17 is also the last day for children to bring in their offerings for Feed my Starving Children. I’m excited to see what God will do! 

Looking Ahead to December 17: 

Elementary – Jesus is God’s Gift
Luke 1:5-25, 57-80 (Zechariah & the Angel) 

From the beginning, God had promised to send a Rescuer. All His people needed to do was trust Him. God continually reminded His people of His promised Gift via prophets. One such message was given to Zechariah through the angel Gabriel.

Zechariah was one of thousands of priests serving Yahweh. It was extremely rare for a priest to have the honor of entering the Holy Place within the temple. At just the right time, Zechariah was chosen. Zechariah had no idea that God would send a message of His Promised Son that day.

God knows exactly what we need and gives it to us exactly when we need it. His timing is perfect! 

God perfectly timed the arrival of what we needed most—His Son, Jesus. We all need this Gift, but not everyone accepts Him. 

Do you know someone who needs to know and accept the gift of Jesus? Christmas is the perfect time to share His love with them! 

Elementary Verse for December – Zephaniah 3:17a

Preschool– God points us to Jesus
Matthew 2:1-12 (The Magi)

God used a bright star to point the Magi to Jesus. Scripture doesn’t tell us how they knew that a star in the sky foretold the birth of the one true King. We do know God wanted them to know that His Son, the true King, had been born, and He went to great and extraordinary lengths to point them to Jesus. 

The Creator of the universe has always used the heavens to point man to Him. God placed a star to direct these men to His Good News. These men left the comfort of their homes and traveled a great distance to present Jesus with extravagant gifts worthy of a King. These wise men recognized and responded to Him worship. 

Throughout the Big God Story, we see that God is not only the God of the Jews, but also the God for all people! 

This week, take a moment to think back to a person or an event that God used to point you to Jesus. Then, think about who and how you can point others to Him too! 

Preschool Verse for December – Zephaniah 3:17a

 

2 Year Olds – Jesus is Born
(Luke 2:8-20 - Christmas)  
Foundational Truth: God Made Me

It was finally time for God’s special Promise to be born—Jesus! Angels announced His arrival to one of the lowest groups of people at that time—shepherds. Heaven was so overjoyed by what was happening that the sky exploded with a great company of heavenly beings praising God! The moment that man had anticipated for so long was finally here. 

The shepherds responded to the presence of God’s glory and the message of hope with the overwhelming desire to see Jesus personally. Once they did, they felt compelled to tell others. They spontaneously proclaimed the coming of The Promised One. 

How has Jesus’ birth impacted you? Are you overcome by God’s great Gift that you can’t wait to tell others about Him? 

Kids Quest Offerings – Feed My Starving Children

Our offering this past Sunday came to $12.34 bringing our current total to … $1,508.57! 

ONE MORE WEEK to bring in our offerings! If the children have collected money in their baggies, they should bring them in this Sunday. All of our offerings will be matched to help feed children around the world. Praise Jesus! 

Basics Waypoint: January 21

For all the fun details click HERE!

May God bless you and your family this week and through the entire season of Advent! 

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 

12/12/17

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Student Ministries News: Week of December 3, 2017
Dec 05, 2017

Here are a few questions to consider from this Sundays lesson on justice.  Why should we care about justice? How might God call us out just as he did to Israel? How do you take advantage of others? What does it look like for you to live justly? Check out the link to the Justice video.

OSM CHRISTMAS PARTY

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Coming Events

Family Promise
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 12:00 PM - Sunday, December 17, 2017, 12:00 AM

Sign up today to help serve with Family Promise, click here.   

Oakwood Student Ministries Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 6:30 AM - 8:00 PM

WHO: Jr & Sr High Students WHAT: White Elephant Gift Exchange, Broom Ball, Food and More! COST: Please bring one White Elephant Gift Exchange item.   Let us...

Christmas Eve Services
Sunday, December 24, 2017, 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Come Celebrate the Newborn King at Oakwood's Christmas Eve Services  10:30 am (childcare available for 3 and under) 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, December 28, 2017, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Give the Gift of Life this Christmas Season.  Click here to make an appointment.   

Just Among Moms -Winter & Spring 2018
Every Thursday, from 01/11/2018 to 05/03/2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  Join us on Thursday mornings for an insightful series on how to answer difficult questions your children may ask. Each week, we will hear from speakers whose...

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