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This Week at Wildwood (9/2/2018)

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SUNDAY’S MESSAGE


“Sink or Stand” Part 4, from Matthew 15:21-28, by Mark Robinson, Senior Pastor. To read a preview of this message, click here


If you miss any of our Sunday messages or would like to re-listen to any message, click here for our podcasts. (*Note:  Sunday’s messages will be posted on the following Monday)



ANNOUNCEMENTS



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.)

For more information about College Life, please follow us on Instagram @WildwoodCollege and visit wildwoodchurch.org/ministries/college


Awana Begins Wednesday, September 5!

Awana is a Bible Memory Club/discipleship program open to children from 3 years old (must be 3 by September 1) through 5th grade. Our main goal is to get God’s Word in the hearts of children and get children into God’s Word! Awana meets on Wednesday evenings, 6:00-7:30 pm, during the school year. If you haven’t already registered, you can do so on the first night of Awana.


Fall 2018 Women’s Bible Studies! 

Women of His Word

Fellowship. Study. Spiritual Growth.

 

Thursday mornings starting September 6, 9:30-11:45

Join us on September 6 in the Fellowship Center (downstairs next to the kitchen) for a time of fellowship, brunch, and worship before we break into our studies!

 

Seamless – Angie Smith, 7-week study

Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Participants in this study will gain an overarching understanding of the fundamental layout and meaning of the Bible.

Cost of book: $13. Led by Lori Abernethy

 

Boundaries – Cloud and Townsend, 10-week study

Have you ever wondered: Can I say no and still be a loving person?  In this study, we will look at ten laws of boundaries. You will study how sound boundaries give you the freedom to walk as the loving, giving, fulfilled person God created you to be.

Cost of book: $11.50.  Led by Barbara Boyd

 

Hebrews – Precepts, 10-week study (Part 1)

How do I walk by faith? Do we really have a God we can approach with confidence that He loves and accepts me…just the way I am? Come join us in the study of Hebrews as we explore the answers to these questions.

Cost of book: $24.75. Led by Kathleen Peck and Joyce Harwell

 

Praying Circles Around the Lives of Your Children – Mark Batterson,

10-week study

“Your prayers have the power to shape the destiny of your children and your children’s children.” We will also go over prayer strategies based on biblical principles that address how to defend your marriage and family from the enemy’s attack.

Cost of book:  $9.30. Led by Elaine Burget

 

Wednesday evenings starting September 12th

Seamless – Angie Smith

Meets in room 4 from 6:05-7:25. (Identical study as Thursday mornings)

Led by Diane Hodgson and Shelby Weddle

 

Free childcare available with RSVP. For more information or to sign up for these studies visit:  Wildwoodchurch.org/womensbiblestudies

 

The Well

Six weeks of mentorship, rest and refreshment for moms with littles. The Well will begin October 11 and wrap up on November 15, (Thursday mornings, 9:30-11:30 am). Childcare is provided and the cost is FREE. For more information, visit: wildwoodchurch.org/the-well

 

Starting Point

This 4-week orientation class is the first step to take at Wildwood. Explore the key truths of the Christian faith, unpack our mission, and explore numerous ways to connect. Starting Point will begin on September 9 at 9:45 am, in room 4.


Small Group Sunday

Come explore group options on September 9 after the 11:00 am service.  We would love for you and your family to join us in The Gathering Hall (near coffee area) if you are looking to find ways to connect with Group Life at Wildwood! Pizza & Drinks will be served.


2 New Sunday Adult Groups Start September 9

  • Transitions is a new, young adults group (ages 18 – 30*ish*) that will meet in Room 6 at 9:45 am.
  • Connecting Your Work to God’s Work, a Tim Keller study (about ministry in the workplace) that will meet in Room 3 at 9:45 am.


The Bible Institute (September 10-November 26)

Space is still available for our 12-week Church History class this Fall. All TBI classes will meet on Monday nights, 6:30-8:00 pm at Randall University (north of I-35 and Indian Hills). Register at tbiok.com


Bible Study Fellowship

A weekly, Thursday evening, Bible Study for women. Study begins September 13 at 6:45 pm at Wildwood. 


Serve at Food & Shelter for Friends

September 14

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 wildwoodchurch.org/mission/our-community


Wildwood Community Church is Turning 50 This Year!

Save the dates, September 16, 23 and 30 to join us as we celebrate all God has done during the first 50 years, and look to the future of Wildwood. More details coming soon.


Lead Me

The next Lead Me Class is September 16, at 9:45 am, in the downstairs children’s theater. Lead Me is a class for families to take together, which walks through the 10 Essential Gospel truths in a way that elementary age kids can understand. Our goal through this class is to equip families to guide conversations at home about what it means to follow Jesus. We also let the kids pick out a new Bible at this class.


Befriend An International Student

Reach out to the world by way of OU”s Friends to International Students (FIS) program. Contact Mary Beth Polk for more information: 325-8799 or fis@ou.edu


Save the Date!

The College Life Fall Retreat is November 2-4!


Adopt-Sooner 2018-2019

Adopt-a-Sooner is a great opportunity for families at Wildwood to connect with college students. We have already had several new students sign up and we are looking for families to come alongside these students. It doesn’t take much time – but the impact on the students’ lives is significant. Go to wildwoodchurch.org/ministries/college/adoptasooner for more information or to sign up.


Outreach Opportunities

  1. Pray for our 6 full-time campus staff missionaries as they prepare for the school year to begin.
  2. Sign up to deliver Panera Bread donations or serve lunch on August 10 to Food & Shelter.
  3. Look into helping with CarePortal – serving foster and needy families in our community.
  4. Sign up to serve as a classroom buddy, reading buddy or mentor at Kennedy Elementary.  
  5. Donate your used items to the Salvation Army to support their Red Shield After School Program.  

For more information see wildwoodchurch.org/mission/our-community or email outreach@wildwoodchurch.org.


Looking For A Place To Serve?

We really do believe that a healthy, vibrant children’s ministry is absolutely essential to the growth of the local and global church. DL Moody once said, “If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to  teaching children for God. “ To get plugged in, please contact Brooke at  bharrison@wildwoodchurch.org 


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!


New Arrival!

Congratulations to Bryan and Stephanie Porter on the birth of their son, Owen Jess. Owen was born August 18, weighed 4 pounds and 15 ounces, and was 17 inches long. He has one big brother, Hudson.


Sympathy

The Wildwood family wishes to express our sympathy to Mark Malthaner and family on the recent death of his sister.


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.


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 outreach@wildwoodchurch.org


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 lisagoering@wildwoodchurch.org or 405-628-9307


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:

Mon                  - Office Closed

Wed                  - 6:00 pm Awana begins

                         - 6:00-7:30 pm Shift Fall Kickoff

                          - 7:30-9:00 pm Avenue Fall Kickoff

Thurs               - 9:30 am Women’s Bible Studies begin

                         - 6:00-8:30 pm Griefshare Meeting             

Sept 9              - Small Group Sunday        

                         - 9:45 am Starting Point Class begins

                         - 9:45 am Transitions Class begins

                         - 9:45 am Connecting Your Work to God’s Work class begins       

Sept 10            - 6:30-8:00 pm TBI Classes begin

Sept 12            - 6:00 pm Women’s Evening Bible Study begins 

Sept 13            - 6:45 pm Bible Study Fellowship begins

Sept 16            - Wildwood celebrates 50 years!

                         - 9:45 am Lead Me Class

Sept 14            - Serve at Food & Shelter

Sept 23            - Wildwood celebrates 50 years!

Sept 30            - Wildwood celebrates 50 years!

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

12:00 pm

College Lunch – Fellowship Center

 

 Online Giving

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

 

 

 

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