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Mighty Men of God
Daily, 5:30 AM - 7:30 AM

Monday-Friday at 5:30 a.m. & 6:30 a.m. and Saturday at 7:00 a.m. Our Mighty Men of God (In Training) groups meet each morning, Monday-Friday, as they journey through...

Family-Focused Venue Reservations
Every Sunday, from 09/13/2020 to 03/28/2021, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Families with kids in 5th grade and younger, reserve your seats for the Family-Focused Venue the first Sunday of each month.  We will be worshiping together with...

Newcomers' Reception
Sunday, March 07, 2021, 10:05 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Morning by Morning Women's Live Devotional
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 01/04/2021 to 06/04/2021, 7:00 AM - 7:20 AM

20 minutes to start your day in the Word! You’re invited to start your morning with God’s Word, shared in a way that is relevant and applicable. Oakwood women...

High School Movie Night
Sunday, March 14, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

  WHO: High School Students and Leaders WHEN: Sunday, March 14 | 6 p.m. -  8:30 p.m. WHERE: Oakwood Church | Worship Center WHAT: The movie, Soul, on...

Just Among Moms (JAM)
Every Wednesday, from 03/17/2021 to 04/28/2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Casual conversation in community with other moms. We're trying something new for Just Among Moms (JAM) this spring! Join us Wednesday nights at Oakwood at 6:30 p.m...

Middle School Pizza & Bible Study
Friday, March 19, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

WHO:  Middle School Students & Leaders WHAT:  Pizza Party Fun & Bible Lesson  WHERE:  Marty’s Pizza | 2580 Sun Valley Dr...

We Believe Experience Q&A
Sunday, March 21, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for an informal Q&A with Pastor Roger and some of our Oakwood leaders. We will discuss the questions that Oakwood people submitted in our WBE Parking...

Conference for Adoption and Foster Care
Friday, April 09, 2021, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Hope for the Journey, formerly known as Empowered to Connect, is designed to equip parents, caregivers, ministry leaders and care professionals to better serve children...

Oakwood Church Ministry Blogs

Kids: Week of March 1, 2021
Mar 02, 2021
Jesus Wants Us to Follow Him
(Calling Peter to be a Disciple)

After Jesus was baptized and tempted by Satan for 40 days, He began sharing the Good News of God’s love publicly, and healing people. Soon, great crowds followed Him.

One day as Jesus was teaching a great crowd of people by the Sea of Galilee, He noticed two empty boats. The fishermen were washing their nets close by. Jesus stepped into one of the boats and asked Simon, the owner, to push out into the water so He could teach from the boat. After Jesus was done teaching, He told Simon to take the boat out where it was deeper and let down his nets to catch some fish.

Simon had been fishing all night long, catching nothing, but told Jesus, “if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.” What happened next was miraculous!

Simon let down his nets and they were soon so full of fish they started to break! Simon and his brother, Andrew, called their friends to come and help in another boat. Soon, both boats were filled with so many fish they were almost sinking!! 

When Simon saw this miracle, he realized Jesus was God’s Rescuer! Jesus told Simon not to be afraid, and gave him a new name—Peter. Jesus asked Peter to “Come, follow me and I will show you how to fish for people.” (Mark 1:17) As soon as their boats reached shore, Peter, his brother, Andrew, and their friends, James and John left everything and followed Jesus. 

Peter became a follower of Jesus just like that. Another name for a follower of someone is disciple. A disciple acts and talks like the person they follow, in this case, Jesus. Peter was committing to learn how to act and talk like Jesus, so that he could share the Good News of God’s love with everyone and they would become followers /disciples of Jesus, too!

Jesus wants us to be followers of Him, too! As followers/disciples of Jesus, we need to live and talk like Jesus and share the Good News about God’s love with others so they will follow Jesus, too. 

How are you doing? If people watched you and listened to you, would they know that you love and follow Jesus? I hope so! If not, the Holy Spirit can help you become more like Jesus each and every day, and give you the power to share God’s love with others.

WAYS TO CONNECT THIS WEEK
  • In Person - Join us this Sunday morning at Oakwood at 9:00 a.m. The entire family is invited to our family-focused Kids Quest message. Read more and register here each week.
  • Facebook Live - Join us online this Sunday, March 7, starting at 8:45 a.m. here, or watch it anytime during the week on our Facebook page.
MATERIALS AND ACTIVITIES
LEARNING PACKET

Learning Packets (complete with materials listed above) can also be made available outside of the church office. Packets should be pre-ordered by 12 p.m on Thursday. They will be available for pick up Friday morning by 8 a.m. Click here to order your packet now!    

PHONE WALLPAPER

Be encouraged with this new Psalm 139:23-24 phone wallpaper. Download it to your phone today! 

May God use each of us to share the Good News of God’s love with someone this week! 

Becci Terrill
Children’s Director
Oakwood Church

3/2/21

 

Oakwood Church Ministry Blogs

Middle School: Week of March 1, 2021
Mar 02, 2021
Happy midweek, everyone!
 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3
 
This Wednesday we're doing our next We Believe Experience by talking about the Church! This is an article that refers directly to us, there's a bunch for us to sort out for how this article affects our daily lives. And next week is our last WBE reading for middle school group, so I want to set up every family to continue the WBE reading to its completion as a family! 
 
Be sure to have your student continue their WBE reading so they'll have some insights and verses to share with their group. You can find the online PDF of the WBE Journal here. Looking forward to hearing from your student!
 

And if your student can't make it in person, they can connect over Zoom starting at 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The link for that is right here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88665915543?pwd=OGN0bGMzbFJuWkZscUNGVGJGaSthdz09 

FRIDAY, MARCH 19

 

 
Our next event is coming up! "Dig-In" will be at Marty's Pizza on March 19th from 6:00 - 7:00 P.M. for a pizza party and Bible study. It's only $6 for pizza and drink, your student can bring an extra $2 for a bottomless cup of soda. Love to have your student join us, just sign them up here: 
 
And that's everything for this week. Let me know if you have any questions or would like to chat!
 
 
Myles 'Tails' Hanson
Student Ministries Director

Oakwood Church Ministry Blogs

High School: Week of March 1, 2021
Mar 02, 2021
Happy midweek, everyone!
 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3
 
This Wednesday we're back at it with the "John 3:16 Factor". We'll be going beyond John 3:16 and looking at the next couple verses to see God's heart for people. When we see God's heart and plan, we take steps to carry out His plan in obedience and in understanding. This conversation will carry into how we can invite others to meet and follow Jesus. Hope to see your student there!
 
If your student can't make it in person, they can connect over Zoom starting at 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The link for that is right here: 
 
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 7
 
Sunday night we'll be talking about our next We Believe Experience by talking about the Church! This is an article that refers directly to us, there's a bunch for us to sort out for how this article affects our daily lives. And next week is our last WBE reading for middle school group, so I want to set up every family to continue the WBE reading to its completion as a family! 
Be sure to have your student continue their WBE reading so they'll have some insights and verses to share with their group. You can find the online PDF of the WBE Journal here. 
Looking forward to hearing from your student!
 

And if your student can't make it in person, they can connect over Zoom starting at 6:30pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83443162495?pwd=bE1OTk5IdldjR2NoNmNvbXdiQlNyQT09

SUNDAY, MARCH 14

 
Our next Seconds event is a movie night on March 14! We'll be turning the Worship Center here at Oakwood into a two screen movie theatre with some popcorn, even! We're going to watch the movie Soul . The movie will start at 6:00 p.m. It is 1 hour and 47 minutes. We'll have everyone head out when the movie is over. Looking forward to having your student join us! RSVP here.
 

And that's everything for this week. Let me know if you have any questions or would like to chat!

Myles 'Tails' Hanson
Student Ministries Director

Oakwood Church Ministry Blogs

Middle School: Week of Feb. 22, 2021
Feb 23, 2021
Hello there!
 
I hope you're having a great start to your week!
 
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24
 
This Wednesday we're back at the We Believe Experience, we'll be talking through Article 6: the Holy Spirit. I'm pumped for this conversation, the Holy Spirit is the person of the Trinity we all seem to talk about least. This week we'll get some time to clarify who the Holy Spirit is and have time to ask a bunch of questions. 
 
Be sure to have your student continue their WBE reading so they'll have some insights and verses to share with their group. You can find the online PDF of the WBE Journal here. Looking forward to hearing from your student!
 

And if your student can't make it in person, they can connect over Zoom starting at 7:00pm until 8:00pm. The link for that is right here: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88665915543?pwd=OGN0bGMzbFJuWkZscUNGVGJGaSthdz09 

FRIDAY, MARCH 19

 
Our next event is coming up! Dig-In will be at Marty's Pizza on March 19th from 6:00 - 7:00ish for a pizza party and Bible study. It's only $6 for pizza and drink, your student can bring an extra $2 for a bottomless cup of soda. Love to have your student join us, just sign them up here.
 
And that should take care of everything for this week! Please let me know if you have any questions!
 
 
Myles 'Tails' Hanson
Student Ministries Director

Oakwood Church Ministry Blogs

High School: Week of Feb 22, 2021
Feb 23, 2021
Hello there!
 
I hope you're having a great start to your week!
 
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24
 
This Wednesday we'll be going into our next section of the "John 3:16 Factor". This week we'll be looking into having "salty conversations" as people of salt and light in the world. We'll talk briefly about what it means to be salty, and we'll be practicing these salty conversations with each other at group. The goal is for these conversations to be more normal and regular outside of church with our family and friends. Be sure to ask your student about the happenings of Wednesday night!
 
SUNDAY, FEB. 28
 
On Sunday we're back at it with the We Believe Experience. We'll be going through Article 6: the Holy Spirit, a conversation I'm really looking forward to because the Holy Spirit is the person of the Trinity we all seem to talk about least. This week we'll get some time to clarify who the Holy Spirit is together in small groups and have time to ask a bunch of questions. 
Be sure to have your student continue their WBE reading so they'll have some insights and verses to share with their group. You can find the online PDF of the WBE Journal here. Looking forward to hearing from your student!

And if your student can't make it in person, they can connect over Zoom starting at 6:30pm: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83443162495?pwd=bE1OTk5IdldjR2NoNmNvbXdiQlNyQT09

SUNDAY, MARCH 14
 
 
Our next "Seconds" event is a movie night on March 14th! We'll be turning the Worship Center here at Oakwood into a two screen movie theatre with some popcorn, even! The movie is still being decided, but the movie will start at 6:00pm and we'll have everyone head out when the movie is over. Looking forward to having your student join us!
 
And that should take care of everything for this week! Please let me know if you have any questions!
 
 
Myles 'Tails' Hanson
Student Ministries Director

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