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This Week at Wildwood (9/16/2018)

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“Celebrating 50 Years” Looking Back, by Bruce A. Hess Teaching Pastor. To read a preview of this message, click here

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Wildwood Community Church is Turning 50 This Year!

God has been so faithful to build His church at Wildwood for a half century. Celebrate by sharing your story in the Gathering Hall Story Booth, enjoying food and interactive stations with old and new friends under the tents, and memorializing at the Photo Wall or with our roving photographers Sunday, September 16.

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

Anna’s Friends (Fellowship Group for Widows)

We are having a potluck lunch on Saturday, September 15, at 12:00, at the home of Darlene Cagle. Please call Beth Myers at 405-637-7922, for questions or directions

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.

Impact 5 Leadership Program

Our goal is to equip leaders to grow in Christ and change their world! This program will give the 5th graders more leadership roles on Sunday mornings at the 11:00 service. The kids will have opportunities to serve in Large Group, AV, Greeting, and as a Classroom Assistant. This year, there will be opportunities to serve at Awana as well!  We will host an informational meeting, Sunday, September 23, 10:45-11:00 am in the upstairs theater. We need at least one parent to attend the meeting. Please contact Emily at if you have any questions.

Baby Dedication ClassSeptember 30

The next Baby Dedication will be on October 14, during both worship services. There will be an informational class to learn about Baby Dedication, at 9:45 am, on September 30. Please email if you are interested in participating.

Girl Time

Need some joy in your life? We would love for you to join us for our next event, Girl Time, with fellowship, food and fun, on October 9, at 6:30 pm, in the Fellowship Center. Meet new friends, giggle at fun games, and enjoy delicious snacks! So bring a friend and we’ll see you there! Register at Cost is FREE!

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:

Mentors and Classroom Buddies

Serving at our schools is a fantastic way to invest in the community around us! Join us a a classroom teacher buddy or a mentor. We have 8 students waiting to match with a mentor and openings for 6 more classroom buddies. We would like to fill out our teams this week. For more information, call/text Lisa Goering at 405-628-9307 or by email at

Grace Home

Wildwood partners with Grace Home – a residential maternity home for women, 18-30 years. Want to learn about how Grace Home extends Christ’s love and discipleship into new mothers’ lives? Visit with the Grace family at their banquet at Embassy Suites (741 N Phillips in OKC) on Thursday, October 11 (7-9 pm). RSVP by October 1, to Muriel Kemp, 405-990-1679.

For this and other information regarding Local Outreach, email OUTREACH18 to or text OUTREACH18 to 95577.

Serve at Food & Shelter for Friends

October 12

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

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

Save the Date!

The College Life Fall Retreat is November 2-4!

Adopt-A-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 for more information or to sign up.

Outreach Opportunities

  1. Sign up to deliver Panera Bread donations or serve lunch at Food & Shelter.
  2. Look into helping with CarePortal – serving foster and needy families in our community.
  3. Sign up to serve as a classroom buddy, reading buddy or mentor at Kennedy Elementary.  
  4. Donate your used items to the Salvation Army to support their Red Shield After School Program.  

For more information see or email

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 

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 Chris and Ciara Frakes on the birth of their son, Samson Haddon. Samson was born September 12, weighed 8 pounds and 1 ounce, and was 20 1/4 inches long.


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.


Wildwood wishes to express our sympathy to Kaitlin Brister and family on the recent death of her Mother.


Wildwood wishes to express our sympathy to Becca Vermelis and family on the recent death of her grandmother.



Wildwood wishes to express our sympathy to the family and friends of Violet Woody on her recent death.


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

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

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:

Sept 16            - Wildwood celebrates 50 years!

                         - 9:45 am Lead Me Class

                         - 9:45 am Starting Point Class

                         - 12:00 College Lunch   

Mon                 - 6:30-8:00 pm TBI Classes

Wed                 - 6:00 pm Awana 

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

                         - 6:00-7:30 pm Shift

                         - 7:30-9:00 pm Avenue

Thurs               - 9:30 am Women’s Bible Studies

                         - 6:00-8:30 pm Griefshare Meeting             

                         - 6:45 pm Bible Study Fellowship

Sept 23            - Wildwood celebrates 50 years!

                         - 10:45-11:00 am Impact 5 Leadership Program

Sept 30            - Wildwood celebrates 50 years!

                         - 9:45 am Baby Dedication Class

Oct 11              - 9:30 am The Well

                         - 7:00-9:00 pm Grace Home Banquet

Oct 9                - 6:30 pm Girl Time

Oct 14              - Baby Dedication

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

Connecting Your Work to God’s Work – Room 3

The Gathering (Young Adults ages 18-30) – Room 6

11:00 am

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

Foundations (People with Young Children) – Room 1

Topical Study Class – Room 2

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

12:00 pm

College Lunch – Fellowship Center


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