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This Week at Wildwood (5/20/2018)

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“The Potter’s Hands" from Jeremiah 18:1-6, by Jonathan Holmes, Student Pastor. 

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Anna’s Friends (Fellowship Group for Widows)

We will be gathering on Saturday, May 19, for lunch at Rudy’s BBQ on Highway 9, at 12:00 pm. Look forward to seeing everyone there!

Senior Sunday

Senior Sunday is May 20

Parents of Third Graders

Our yearly Foundations of Faith class will take place in the Upstairs Elementary Theater, each Sunday morning in June, in lieu of our regularly scheduled 9:45 am Sunday class. This class is designed for current third graders & their parents to learn about the basic foundations of faith. At least one parent per student is strongly encouraged to attend. *Please note that our regular 9:45 am Sunday class will not meet on these dates. All 3rd graders will participate in this class.

Looking for VBS Team Members

Wildwood’s VBS is only a few weeks away and we are still in need of more volunteers to lead groups of kids in Prek-5th grade. If you have a heart for kids and would like to spend a week sharing the love of Jesus with them, then we need YOUVBS is June 5th-8th from 9- 12 with a training day on Monday, June 4th also 9-12. Sign up here:

Legacy Lunch – Sign up by May 27

Our next lunch is Sunday, June 3, after the 11:00 am Service, in Room 1. Sign up at or the Gathering Hall. Legacy’s focus is to encourage adults age 55+. ($5 suggested donation collected at the door.)

VBS Prayer Bracelets

Hello Wildwood! VBS is right around the corner! We would like to distribute VBS prayer bracelets on Sunday, June 3rd during and after both the 9:45 & 11am services.  This will be an incredible opportunity for our church body to be in prayer for the kids AND leaders. We need people to help us pass out the prayer bracelets. It’s EASY! Please sign up for a spot here if you can help! We would GREATLY appreciate it! 

Here’s a message I received just a few weeks ago regarding our VBSprayer bracelets from LAST SUMMER:

Hey Brooke,

God is so good. I prayed for Jacob Skinner last summer during VBSand I’m beyond thrilled to see his name on that baptism list.  Just goes to show you that something as small as wearing a wristband for a week and lifting that person up to the Lord every time you see his/her name can be a beautiful,  eternal blessing.  Stephanie

New Mid-Week Bible Study For Adults

Pastor Brian Hayes and his wife Pam will be hosting a Bible Study at their home (SE Norman) on Monday nights, starting June 4, 7:00-8:30 pm, called “Yahweh & You.” A 9-week study that unpacks two pivotal, yet elusive topics…God and people. When Christians know who God really is and what He says about who they really are, they can confidently navigate faith and life. RSVP ASAP to if you would like to attend. Open invitation until full. No childcare.

Need For Pine Cove Host Homes!

Do you have a little extra space in your house to extend to an extremely fun and dedicated group of young people? Wildwood’s Children’s Ministry is looking for two more homes to host 3-5 Pine Cove Camp in the City counselors this July! Counselors will arrive Saturday evening, July 14, and depart the following Saturday morning. Host homes need to provide a bedroom and dedicated bathroom as well as breakfast and a few dinners. Transportation (and lunch!) for the counselors is provided. For more information, please contact Melanie at

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

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 $20 per child.

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

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:

Women’s Summer Bible Study

Ladies, are you looking to join a Bible Study this summer? Starting Monday, June 11, from 7:00-9:00 pm, we will begin studying the Gospel of Mark in Room 1 at Wildwood. You can visit for more information.

Attention Men!

Join us for a Men’s Summer Bible Study, Tuesday nights at 8:30 pm, June 12-July 31. We will be studying 1 & 2 Timothy. The cost is $5 Location tbd. Questions? Email John Abernethy at Register at:

Anna’s Friends (Fellowship Group for Widows)

We will meet June 16, 11:00 am, at Wildwood, to take the van to Pearl’s Crabtown in Bricktown for lunch and to hear Corporal Kim Lopez, TRIAD Coordinator with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department, speak on awareness and protection in the home, auto and outside the home. It is imperative we have an exact account of those attending. Please RSVP by text to Carolyn Shumate, 405-388-7852. 

Loaner Car

Abby, one of Wildwood’s ministry partners in East Asia, will be back in the U.S. on a sabbatical between July and October. She is looking for a reliable vehicle to borrow during those four months (or part of them), with her time on the road to be split between North Texas and Oklahoma. If you can help, please contact Kevin Bradford, 405-397-7726, or the church office, 405-329-3939.

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!

Serve at Food & Shelter for Friends

June 8

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

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! 

W.O.W. Introduces Girl Time!

Girl Time! is designed to build friendships, encourage growth, reach out to community, discover new ideas, foster creativity and have fun! Bring a friend or meet a new one as you join us!


Girl Time! activities for this year include:


  • Self-Defense class (June 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm)
  • Back to School with GREAT Intentions (August 9, 2018, 6:30-8:30 pm)
  • Getting to Know You! Games & Fellowship!! (October 9, 2018, 6:30-8:30 pm)
  • Christmas Traditions/Cookie Exchange and Cookie Contest! (November 4th or 11th)
  • Cupcake and Canvas – Find your inner creativity! (April 1, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm)
  • Mother’s Day Tea (for 3 months to 103 years!)

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!

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

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

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 Worship Service Times

                         - Senior Sunday

                         - 6:00 pm The Gathering

Wed                 - Shift (not meeting)

                         - Avenue (not meeting)

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

                         - 12:00 pm Legacy Lunch

June 4             - 7:00-8:30 pm Adult 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

June 8             - Serve at Food & Shelter

June 10           - 9:45 am Foundations of Faith Class (3rd grade)

June 12           - 8:30 pm Men’s Summer Bible Study

June 16           - Anna’s Friends

June 17           - 9:45 am Foundations of Faith Class (3rd grade)

June 24           - 9:45 am Foundations of Faith Class (3rd grade)

July 1              - 12:00 pm Legacy Lunch

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


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