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This Week at Wildwood (5/6/2018)

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“First Responders" Part 4, from Matthew 12:15-32, by Bruce A. Hess, Teaching Pastor. To read a preview of this message, click here.

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Summer Service Time Change

Beginning Sunday, May 6, we will have two Sunday morning services at 9:45 and 11:00 (No 8:30 service).

Free Lunch for College Students!

College students, join us after the 11:00 am Service, downstairs in the Fellowship Center, for a free lunch. (We are encouraging college students to join us each Sunday during the semester for the 11:00 Worship Service and a free lunch afterwards.)

Appreciation Notes

Would you like to write a note of appreciation to our Adopt-A-School? Stop by the Gathering Hall or any Adult Sunday Group to sign a card that will be given to the Kennedy teachers and staff during teacher appreciation week.

Pine Cove Scholarship Needs Filled!

We are so thankful to have received donations to cover our scholarship needs for Pine Cove’s Camp in the City held here at Wildwood in July. Thank you SO VERY MUCH!

Volunteer Opportunities in Children’s Ministry

Please visit the display boards located in the Gathering Hall and the Downstairs Children’s lobby to see what volunteer opportunities remain for the 2018-2019 season! We have openings on Sunday mornings in Nursery, Toddler, Preschool and Elementary classrooms (these positions serve every other month from August through July) and openings in all three Awana clubs on Wednesday nights (24 nights in total from September through April). Thank you!

Trips For Kids Bike Ride

Youth (4th-7th grade) are invited to join us on May 5, 12:30-4:30 pm for our first bike ride of 2018 This will be an 8 mile ride at the Oklahoma River. Space is limited. Register by contacting Richard Gray,, or 413-1558.

Serve at Food & Shelter for Friends

May 11

Wildwood ministers at Food & Shelter for Friends every 2nd FRIDAY of each month by providing and serving lunch from 11:00-12:00. If you would like to find out ways to serve in this ministry, volunteer by providing food donations, serving lunch or helping to clean up afterward, please sign up at

Senior Sunday

Senior Sunday is May 20. SENIORS – we need three pictures of you for our annual senior slideshow video. Please include a picture for each category: baby, funny/elementary age, and a senior picture. Send your pictures to Jonathan Holmes, Pictures must be sent in by May 16!

Attention Men!

Join us for a Men’s Summer Bible Study, Tuesday nights at 8:30 pm, June 5-July 31. We will be studying 1 & 2 Timothy. The cost is $5 Location tbd. Questions? Email John Abernethy at Register at:

Financial Peace University at Wildwood

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, a nine-lesson money management class, will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and more. Classes begin Wednesday, June 6, at 6:30 pm, in Room 1. For more information go to:


Interested in Taking Home VBS Prep Work?

The VBS “Create IT!” team is looking for volunteers to help prep items for 600 VBS crafts! If you would like to assist by taking home items to be cut out or cut up, please email Eileen at Items can be picked up on Sunday at the upstairs Children’s Welcome Desk. Thank you!

Wildwood’s Vacation Bible School 


Wildwood’s VBS “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” will take place June 5th-8th from 9:00 am to 12 noon! VBS is for all kids aged 4 years old (must be age 4 by June 5!) through 5th grade. Register online at Cost is $18 per child registered before May 1st ($20 after May 1st). Interested in volunteering? Places are still available! Fill out the Volunteer Interest form also located at

Go Week 2018

Who: Wildwood’s Graduated 5th grade Students (this summer)

When: June 5-8 from 9:00 am to Noon

Where: Wildwood Community Church

Cost: $18 before May 1st // $20 after May 1st // this includes a “GO Week” t-shirt

Register now at

What: This is a special leadership opportunity for our incoming 6th graders. They will spend time with Chris Frakes (our Middle School Minister) and some of the Student Leadership Team students as they learn about serving. They will also spend a portion of their mornings serving at Wildwood’s VBS.

Wildwood Student Ministry CAMP

WSM Summer CAMP is for graduated 6th-12th graders. Not just a week of mere fun in the sun, WSM CAMP integrates a week of personal/group Bible study, worship, recreation and relaxation with friends. This week is designed to allow your student to enjoy time with friends doing crazy activities, while also growing in their knowledge and love of God.

  • Dates: July 28- August 1, 2018
  • Ages: Students finishing 6-12th grade
  • Location: Lake Lavon Christian Camp and Conference Center
  • Price: $275 before June 1st; $300 after

Register at

Pine Cove’s “Camp in the City” 

Children who are entering grades 1-6 for the 2018-19 school year are invited to join us July 16-20, 2018, from 9:00 am-4:00 pm here at Wildwood! Campers will experience Jesus through Bible study, worship, and time with their counselor as well as participate in tons of great camp activities. The cost is $270; children bring a sack lunch each day along with a swimsuit & towel. Register at If you would like to donate toward a scholarship, please note “Camp in the City” in the memo line of your check. Thank you! 


Wildwood wishes to express our sympathy to Joyce Jackson and family on the recent death of her mother.

Outreach Updates

The Outreach Teams will be providing monthly updates for anyone interested in reaching Norman and beyond! You can sign up via text or email. Text OUTREACH18 to 95577 or email OUTREACH18 to

Food and Shelter for Friends Panera Bread Delivery

There are several dates coming up that are available!

Every weekend Panera Bread donates the leftover baked goods to Food and Shelter for Friends- and we need help making this delivery. It is very simple but a huge blessing to those who serve breakfasts to hungry members of our community!

You will pick up the bread from Panera Bread on Saturday night at close (10:00pm) or early Sunday morning (around 7:00am).  Food and Shelter for Friends asked that we just deliver all items the way we receive them (boxes, bags, or whatever) and deliver it on Sunday or Monday  from 7:30 to 1:30.  Any time during that window is fine.  

All you do is pick up items at Panera Bread and deliver the boxes as they are to Food and Shelter!  Be sure to take it to Food and Shelter’s NEW LOCATION:  201 Reed Avenue, Norman, Oklahoma 73071   

It just takes a little to be a huge blessing, sign up today!

Join the Team Welcoming Others to Church!

Do you know what it is like to walk into a new church the first time?  Do you want to help others find a place at Wildwood that fits their gifts and passions?  Do you understand how important it is to be in Christian community? Whether you have been at Wildwood for 10 years or 2 weeks, you can serve with us!  This is a fantastic way to connect your self to the mission of our church!

If you are interested in greeting at the front doors, serving at the gathering hall desk, connecting others by providing information about Wildwood, ushering or serving on our A Team (security team); we would love to have you join our team!  To ask questions or sign up to serve, contact or 405-628-9307

Fellowship Assistance

Wildwood has a fellowship assistance fund to help those who are experiencing financial struggles. If God is moving within your heart to help, you can place a gift in the offering (or bring it by the church office). Please mark it “fellowship assistance” in the memo

Children’s Ministry Texting Program

Every Sunday, you can receive a text message with a short description of your child’s lesson for the day. We also send information about upcoming events, reminders and important cancellation notifications. To sign up, text “follow @wcmparent” to 40404. You will receive 2 messages, reply with “discover off.” It’s that simple!

Wildwood’s Texting Program

For general Wildwood information, including weather closings, text “Wildwood1” to 95577.

Download the Wildwood “City” App!

If you have an iPhone or iPad, try downloading the City app!  It will help you stay connected to the information shared on Wildwood’s online community.  To download, click here.

If you have an Android device you can download the City app here.


Upcoming Events:

Sun                  - 9:45 & 11:00 am Summer Service Time Change

                         - 9:45 am Starting Point Class

                         - 12:00 pm College Lunch

                         - 12:00 pm Legacy Lunch

Wed                 - 6:00-7:30 pm Shift (grades 6th-8th) 

                         7:30-9:00 pm Avenue (grades 9th-12th)

Thurs               - 9:30-11:45 am Women’s Bible Studies

May 11             - Serve at Food & Shelter

May 13             - Baby Dedications

May 20             - Senior Sunday

                         - 6:00 pm The Gathering

June 3             - 9:45 am Foundations of Faith Class (3rd grade)

                         - Legacy Lunch

June 5             - 8:30 pm Men’s Summer Bible Study

June 5-8          - 9:00 am-12:00 pm VBS

                         9:00 am-12:00 pm Go Week

June 6             - 6:30 pm Financial Peace University

July 16-20       - 9:00 am-4:00 pm Camp in the City

July 28-Aug 1 - WSM Camp

All Church Calendar


9:45 am

Children’s Ministry (Birth-5th grade) – Children’s Building

Shift Middle School (6th – 8th grade) – Fellowship Center

The Avenue High School – (9th – 12th grade) – The Avenue

Family Fellowship (All Ages Welcome) - Room 1

Homebuilders (People with School Age Children) – Room 2

Discipleship 101 (All Ages Welcome) – Room 3

11:00 am

Children’s Ministry (Birth-5th grade) – Children’s Building

Foundations (People with Young Children) – Room 1

Topical Class – Room 2

Growing in Faith Together (All Ages Welcome) – Room 3


 Online Giving

Did you know you can give financially online?  Click here to go to our online giving portal.




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