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Middle School: Week of October 14, 2019
Oct 15, 2019

 
Hello there!
 
Wednesday is almost here and we're going to taking a look at the Gospel through Jesus' telling of parables! We'll be looking at the Parable of the Sower and discussing in small groups how Jesus was explaining the importance of our own personal gardens in relation to His Word. May God show fruit in the lives of your middle school students!
 
And on Sunday we're going to be continuing our read through "Do Hard Things". We're reading chapter 3 and discussing the Myth of Adolescence with small groups. Please help your student remember to be reading through the assigned pages before Sunday morning. The next five weeks we'll be in "Do Hard Things", so they'll need their book each week!  
 
 
 
Board Game Night is just around the corner! November 8th we'll be at the Hannes Home from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. playing board and card games and spending time together getting to know new and old friends. No cost, but please bring a snack to share with the group (bag of chips, a two liter of soda, etc.) Hope to see you there! Click HERE to register!
 
 
 
 
Sign up to serve at Divine Consign Sunday, October 20 - Saturday, October 26. Proceeds from sales during the event will benefit each individual student who serves. Parents are welcome to serve on behalf of their students. Click HERE for more information and to sign up.  
 
 
 
That's all for this week! See you soon!
 
Middle School Director

Oakwood Church Ministry Blogs

High School: Week of October 14, 2019
Oct 15, 2019

Sunday: 

October options continue! Parents, which option did your student choose? Students, if you missed this Sunday, which one are you going to check out next Sunday? There are three engaging options offered all month long; Purposeful Writing, Art Journaling (journal and supplies provided), and Active Learning (using costumes and props to bring life to stories from Scripture). 

Active Learning Group Studying the stories of Saul, David and Jonathan

 

Wednesday:

This week we jump back into our final week of the Greater Than series with Francis Chan on Right Now Media. Our video series will be followed up by our newest in-house devotional. Damaged explores the hurt we experience in life, whether that comes from others, society or ourselves.
 
 
 
 
Districts:
 

Click HERE for all the details!

 

Fundraising:

 
Sign up to serve at Divine Consign Sunday, October 20 - Saturday, October 26. Proceeds from sales during the event will benefit each individual student who serves. Parents are welcome to serve on behalf of their students. Click HERE for more information and to sign up. 
 
 
 
High School Director

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Preschool & Elementary School: Week of October 14, 2019
Oct 15, 2019

Do you need to Widen your Family’s Circle?
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’ve told your child something a hundred times without any response (okay, maybe not exactly 100, but it feels like it), but then someone else tells them the same thing once, that you’ve been saying forever, and they respond? How is it that your child can “hear” someone else better than you? 

Sadly, I don’t have the answer to this question, however, I do have a suggestion: widen your family’s circle. 

Sometimes it takes another voice to say the same things you are saying to your kid(s) about the most important things in life—just in a different way. That’s what we call “widening the circle.” 

Widening your family’s circle doesn’t just happen. You need to be intentional. Check out this article, How to Widen Your Family Circle or How to Widen Your Family Circle - The Special Needs Edition both from The ReThink Group. See how you can get started today! 

Here’s What’s Happening on Wednesday, October 16 - 

Preschool—Samuel Obeys God (I Samuel 16)
This week we’ll see Samuel all grown up. God had a special job for Samuel. God told Samuel to go see Jesse. One of Jesse’s sons would be the new king! Samuel obeyed God. 

Just like Samuel, God has a job for each of us. We should obey God and do what He wants us to do, too.

Elementary—The Sword of the Spirit
When we fill our minds and hearts with the Word of God—the Sword of the Spirit—we can overcome any challenge or temptation. Jesus is our example, as He faced temptation from the Devil and triumphed using the Word of God. (Luke 4).

 

Here’s what we’ll be talking about on Sunday, October 20 - 

Elementary—God Redeems
Genesis 37, 39-41 (Joseph, Pt 1) 

This week we meet Joseph, Jacob’s favorite son. Jacob gave Joseph a special coat of many colors, which made his brothers jealous to the point of wanting to kill him. Through a series of events, Joseph ends up a slave and even in jail—for doing nothing wrong! But God was with Joseph and gave him success (Genesis 39:23). Joseph was even put in charge of the whole land of Egypt! God redeemed Joseph through each and every situation.

At Home Weekly: TruStory 

October Verse: Philippians 1:6

 

Preschool—God is Mighty
Exodus 14-15 (Red Sea Crossing) 

Long ago, God’s people, the Israelites, were slaves in a land called Egypt. The Egyptians treated the Israelites badly, so the Israelites asked God for help. God heard them, and He sent a man named Moses to talk to the king, called Pharaoh. Pharaoh didn’t want to lose his slaves, so he said no to letting them leave. But Moses asked over and over again until Pharaoh said yes! God’s people packed all their things and started on their way home. On their trip, they came to a great big sea. They were stuck! But God did a mighty work to save His people. He pushed the waters apart so His people could walk right through the middle of them! Wow! When the Israelites were safe on the other side, God closed the sea again so Pharaoh’s army couldn’t follow them. God is mighty! 

At Home Weekly: TruWonder 

October Verse: Jeremiah 10:6

 

2 Year Olds–God Cares for Me
Exodus 16, Numbers 11 (Manna)
Foundational Truth: God made Me 

A month into their journey to the Promised Land, God’s people ran out of food. Instead of trusting God to take care of them, they started to complain and wish they could go back to Egypt. 

God had a plan to take care of them in an amazing way. He sent bread from heaven and birds to feed them! God reminded them every day that He would take care of them. He will take care of us too! 

At Home Weekly TruBlessings 

 

Offering - Feed My Starving Children -  Battle for Bowls starts Sunday!

Our offering this past Sunday came to $11.51 bringing our total to $95.55. That’s 180 meals for hungry kids! 

Kids love competition, so we’re going to ramp things up in hopes of feeding more kids. Battle for Bowls starts this Sunday, October 20. What’s that? We’ll see which class can provide the most bowls of food for kids based on their offerings (remember $.53 provides a meal). The winning class in elementary (1st -5th grade) and the winning class in Preschool (3-5 year olds) will receive a special treat at the end of the morning. We’ll continue our battle through November 24. Let’s see how many bowls of food we can give to hungry kids!!

 

There’s still time to bring your extra shoes for Soles for Jesus—providing kids in Africa with shoes. Collection bins are located throughout church and in the Kids Zone. 

God bless your 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

 

10/15/19

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Middle School: Week of October 7, 2019
Oct 08, 2019

Hello hello!
 
This week we're switching gears! We're starting new curriculum on both Wednesday and Sunday, be sure to ask your students what we're up to the next few weeks.
 
On Wednesday we're going to be hearing from Joey and Emily Cogliano, missionaries in the area! We're going to hear about missionary life, and get some fun experiences through props and small groups. We're looking forward to hearing Joey and Emily's story!
 
And on Sunday we're going to be doing a book club! We're going to be reading the book "Do Hard Things" by Alex and Brett Harris together in groups. I have copies for each of the students to take home and read and keep! We'll be discussing building character by making hard choices. I'd love to hear any stories that come up because of this book club!
 
Save the Date - November 8! 
 
 Click HERE for all the fun details!
 
 
 
 
Sign up to serve at Divine Consign Sunday, October 20 - Saturday, October 26. Proceeds from sales during the event will benefit each individual student who serves. Parents are welcome to serve on behalf of their students. Click HERE for more information and to sign up. 
 
 
See you soon! 
 
Middle School Director

Oakwood Church Ministry Blogs

High School: Week of October 7, 2019
Oct 08, 2019

Sunday:

October options have kicked off! Parents, which option did your student choose? Students, if you missed this Sunday, which one are you going to check out next Sunday? There are three engaging options offered all month long; Purposeful Writing, Art Journaling (journal and supplies provided), and Active Learning (using costumes and props to bring life to stories from Scripture). 
 
 
 
 
Wednesday:
 
This week we pause our Greater Than series and focus on missions. We’ll learn some history about missions, hear from a Ethnos 360 guest speaker and join in a concert of prayer for missionaries around the world.
 
 
 
 
Districts:
 

Click HERE for all the details!

 

Fundraising:

 
Sign up to serve at Divine Consign Sunday, October 20 - Saturday, October 26. Proceeds from sales during the event will benefit each individual student who serves. Parents are welcome to serve on behalf of their students. Click HERE for more information and to sign up. 
 
 
 
High School Director

Coming Events

Wednesday Night Community | Fall 2019
Every Wednesday, from 09/11/2019 to 11/13/2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

WNC is designed for this time and this place...for us to connect in meaningful ways with each other and with Jesus, to make a difference in the lives of others…to...

Newcomers' Reception
Sunday, October 20, 2019, 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Are you new to Oakwood? You are invited to the next Newcomers’ Reception! It’s an opportunity to meet some of the staff in an informal atmosphere... and we...

GriefShare
Every Tuesday, from 09/10/2019 to 12/10/2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

After the funeral, when the cards and flowers stop coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you feel alone. Often...

Divine Consign | Fall 2019
Daily from 10/23/2019 to 10/26/2019

A one of a kind consignment sale, featuring unique boutique items, fashionable designer pieces, affordable career separates, workout apparel, maternity, coats, dresses...

Spiritual Legacy Waypoint
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Parents/guardians will be introduced to five God-dependent decisions, which if made and implemented, will result in truly leaving a spiritual legacy for generations to...

Family Promise Training
Sunday, November 03, 2019, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

  Oakwood Church hosts homeless families four times a year. Become a trained volunteer or get a refresher (if already trained) to serve guests during our host week...

Middle School Game Night - November 2019
Friday, November 08, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

WHO: 6th-8th Graders and Leaders WHAT: Board games, card games, food and friends! WHERE: Hannes Home | 227 Fieldstone Rd, Delafield WHEN: Friday, November 8 from...

Lace Up 5k Run/Walk
Saturday, November 09, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

What: Lace Up is a annual 5K Run / Walk that supports to cause: Locally, we support the Royal Family Kids Camp of Waukesha County  and globally, we are...

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