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Fall 2020 Group Opportunities
Sunday, September 13, 2020 - Sunday, November 22, 2020

There are more than 20 group opportunities to connect with others through Oakwood this fall. Men, women, children, couples ... even musicians! ... there's something for...

Morning by Morning Women's Live Devotional
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 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...

Hope4Homes
Every Wednesday, from 09/16/2020 to 11/18/2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Hope4Homes is Christian marriage support as it relates to parenting adoptive, foster and special needs children. Our group will meet this fall on Wednesday nights from...

Middle School Fall Retreat
Friday, October 02, 2020, 4:45 PM - Sunday, October 04, 2020, 12:00 PM

Registration for this event is closed. Questions? Contact Myles Hanson, Student Ministries Director. “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one...

4th & 5th Grade Bonfire
Friday, October 02, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

WHO: 4th & 5th Graders WHAT: We’ll have hot dogs and s’mores, and lots of fun just hanging out together. Friends are welcome! WHEN: Friday, October...

Family-Focused Venue Reservations
Every Sunday, from 09/13/2020 to 11/22/2020, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Have you ever wondered about God? Are your kids asking questions about Him? Join us each week from Sept. 13 - Nov. 22, 2020, as we study God's love letter to us &mdash...

Outdoor Worship Experience
Every Sunday, from 09/06/2020 to 11/22/2020, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us Sundays at 9:30 a.m. on the Oakwood lawn for outdoor worship and a message! We're also now offering a family-focused venue for families with children in preschool...

FLD Fall Conference with Dr. Christopher Yuan
Monday, October 05, 2020, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Oakwood is hosting the Forest Lakes District of the EFCA Fall Conference on Monday, Oct. 5. It's FREE and open to Oakwood attenders.  The theme is Holy Sexuality and...

High School Game Night
Sunday, October 11, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

WHO: High School Students and Leaders WHAT: Card games, board games and fun! WHEN: October 1 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Kara Rortvedt Home | 723 Mansfield Circle...

Oakwood Church Ministry Blogs

Middle School Ministry: Week of Sept. 28, 2020
Sep 29, 2020
Happy mid-week, families!
 
I hope you're having a great week welcoming in the fall season!
 
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30
 
This week Wednesday we're outside at the fire pit to continue talking about how our gifts, talents, passions, and experiences can be used in big ways in God's kingdom. This week we're going to break down our talents and passions - be sure to ask your student what they talked about with their group on these two things! Also, looks like it may be a little chilly this week, so be sure to have your student dress appropriately for the weather!
 
CONNECT ONLINE
 
I invite you to join our "Parents of Oakwood Student Ministry" Facebook Group. We post updates and have the space available for you to post what your kids are up to so we can come support them! 
 
Looking forward to having more time with you and your family in the future!
 
Student Ministries Director
 

Oakwood Church Ministry Blogs

High School Ministry: Week of Sept. 28, 2020
Sep 29, 2020
Happy mid-week, families!
 
I hope you're having a great week welcoming in the fall season!
 
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30
 
Wednesday night we'll be at the fire pit to continue our paging through the "John 3:16 Factor", specifically to talk about our Relational Sphere of Influence (or RSi). The people God have brought into our group are there for a purpose, take some time with your student to be praying for those in their RSi!
 
SUNDAY, OCT. 4
 
This week Sunday we're outside at the fire pit to continue talking about how our gifts, talents, passions, and experiences can be used in big ways in God's kingdom. This week we're going to break down our passions and experiences, be sure to ask your student what they talked about with their group on these two things! Also, looks like it may be a little chilly this week, so be sure to have your student dress appropriately for the weather!
 
SUNDAY, OCT. 11
 
 
Our next event is October 11, we'll be doing Game Night at Kara Rortvedt's house! This will be a time for us to enjoy board and card games together, your student just needs to bring a snack or drink to share with everyone and a game to play with others if they'd like! No need to sign up, just show up at 6:00 p.m., we'll be there until 7:30 p.m!
 
CONNECT HERE
 
I invite you to join our "Parents of Oakwood Student Ministry" Facebook Group. We post updates and have the space available for you to post what your kids are up to so we can come support them! 
 
Looking forward to having more time with you and your family in the future!
 
 
Student Ministries Director

Oakwood Church Ministry Blogs

Children's Ministry: Week of Sept. 28, 2020
Sep 29, 2020
GOD...IS POWERFUL!
(The Ten Plagues—Exodus 5-11) 

When you think of the word powerful, what comes to mind? A superhero? An earthquake? An atomic bomb? Something else? 

We live in an age where there are many powerful things—both real and imagined. But do we think of God as powerful? 

God is omnipotent. That means He is all powerful. God has control and power over everything and He can use anything He chooses to do His work. Jesus exhibited God’s power over and over again when He calmed the storm, healed the sick, raised the dead, turned water to wine and multiplied loaves and fish. 

This week we’ll see how God uses His power to rescue His people and show Pharaoh that He alone is the one true God. He alone is all powerful—omnipotent. God does this by sending plagues upon the Egyptian people and land. Each plague was intentionally focused on something that the Egyptians worshipped instead of God. 

God doesn’t want us to worship anything or anyone but Him. He alone is worthy of our worship. He alone can save us. Pharaoh and the people of Egypt would learn this the hard way. 

How about us? Does God still use His power to point out idols in our lives and keep us focused on Him? Can God use His power to answer our prayers, like He did the people of Israel, and rescue us? 

Yes He can! 

There’s a lot going on in our world today—pandemic, fear, political unrest, and more. Let’s talk to God this week and ask Him to use His power to bring healing, peace and safety to our homes, our communities and our world. James 5:14 says, “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” 

WAYS TO CONNECT THIS WEEK

  • In Person - Join us this Sunday morning at Oakwood at 9:30 a.m. The entire family is invited to our family-focused Kids Quest message. Read more and register here each week.
  • NEW-Facebook Live - Join us online this Sunday, Sept. 27, starting at 9:15 a.m. here.
  • Watch Anytime -Catch up on Sunday's Kids Quest message during the week. We record it each Sunday and post it to this YouTube playlist. Watch it when it best fits your schedule!
MATERIALS & ACTIVITIES

God’s power still has impact today! Let’s spend some time praying for the people and place and situations in our world that need Jesus.

Additional Resources:

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 2pm on Thursday. They will be available for pick up Friday morning by 8am. Click HERE to order your packet now!  

Have a wonderful week! Praying God will give you lots of opportunities to talk about His amazing love with your family. 

PHONE WALLPAPER

Be encouraged with this phone wallpaper. Download it to your phone today!

Becci Terrill
Children’s Director
Oakwood Church

Oakwood Church Ministry Blogs

Middle School Ministry: Week of September 21, 2020
Sep 23, 2020
Hey families!
 
Our first week of programming was such a blast! Thank you so much for bringing your student out for games, friendship building, and discussion on Wednesday and Friday this past week, it was great to see everyone again as well as some new faces.
 
This week we're back at it on Wednesday night, Sept. 23. We'll be at the fire pit at Oakwood from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. for small groups, games, and discussion about our spiritual gifts! Your student will be using a spiritual gifts assessment tool to get an idea of what gift(s) your student may have. Be sure to ask your student about how they scored!
 
I'm looking forward to an awesome fall season partnering with your family in advancing the Gospel in the Lake Country. Please let me know if you have any questions about anything and I'll get back to you!
 
Student Ministries Director

Oakwood Church Ministry Blogs

Children's Ministry: Week of September 21, 2020
Sep 23, 2020
God...wants us to listen to Him and obey
(Moses—Exodus 2-4) 
Can you hear me now?
Do you remember the television commercial that used this phrase to see if one person was connected to another for a phone conversation? Maybe you’ve even used these words yourself when you’ve experienced spotty cell phone coverage. I know I have. 
Did you know that God wants to have a conversation with you, too? He wants a relationship with you and your kids, and part of any relationship is dialogue—talking and listening. 
This week we’ll look at Moses. He was never supposed to live beyond the day of his birth, but God had a special plan for his life. When God wanted to talk with Moses, He did something incredible, and Moses listened. 
When was the last time you heard God’s voice? He wants to talk with you. Learning to talk to God and listen for His voice is something I’m always working on, and it’s something I want for my children. Then, once I hear from God, I want to be sure that I obey. 

 

WAYS TO CONNECT THIS WEEK

  • In Person - Join us this Sunday morning at Oakwood at 9:30 a.m. The entire family is invited to our family-focused Kids Quest message. Read more and register here each week.
  • NEW-Facebook Live - Join us online this Sunday, Sept. 27, starting at 9:15 a.m. here.
  • Watch Anytime -Catch up on Sunday's Kids Quest message during the week. We record it each Sunday and post it to this YouTube playlist. Watch it when it best fits your schedule!
MATERIALS & ACTIVITIES
Additional Resources:
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 2pm on Thursday. They will be available for pick up Friday morning by 8am. Click HERE to order your packet now!  

Have a wonderful week! Praying God will give you lots of opportunities to talk about His amazing love with your family. 

PHONE WALLPAPER

Be encouraged with this phone wallpaper. Download it to your phone today!

Becci Terrill
Children’s Director
Oakwood Church

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