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This Week at Wildwood (12/2/2018)

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SUNDAY’S MESSAGE


The Christmas Carols, Part 1: Joy to the World!  from Psalm 98, Genesis 3, Revelation 21-22, 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



Communion (Sunday, December 2)

We will be remembering Christ through communion. During that time if you need assistance please raise your hand and an usher will bring the elements to you after everyone is served. As always, we serve gluten free bread for communion.

 

Mission NormanThe Christmas Shoppe

Thank you for all of the gift and financial donations! We still have openings to staff the Christmas Shoppe, this Tuesday, December 4 through Thursday, December 6. Visit wildwoodchurch.org/missionnorman for more information, volunteer signups, or to give towards the Christmas Shoppe Fund. 


Legacy Lunch

Our next lunch is Sunday, December 2, after the 11:00 am service, in Room 1. Sign up at wildwoodchurch.org/legacy or in the Gathering Hall. Legacy’s focus is to encourage adults age 55+. ($5 suggested donation collected at the door.)


Brazil 2019

Wildwood has recently entered into an exciting partnership with Compassion International to not only promote the sponsorship of needy children, but also plant a new church in an unreached community of Brazil. While the entire project will be explained in greater detail early next year, plans are being formed at this time for a delegation of Wildwood members to travel to the community for a few days at the end of June and beginning of July (2019), in order to visit the children and provide encouragement to the new church.

If you would like more information about this opportunity, there will be an organizational meeting this Sunday (Dec. 2), following the 2nd service in the “Living Room” of the Gathering Hall. The trip will be open to children elementary-age and above, if accompanied by a parent. See you there!


Anna’s Friends (A Fellowship Group for Widows)

On Saturday, December 8, we will be taking a day trip to Guthrie for lunch, some house/building tours, and shopping at some fun stores.  Guthrie is a delightful place to visit, because of the holiday activities and decorations.  We will be using the church vans for transportation.  Please contact Beth (637-7922) or Carolyn (388-7852) for more information. 


Christmas Schedule

To see Wildwood’s Christmas Worship schedule go to: wildwoodchurch.org/Christmas


Financial Peace University Class

What if you could be debt-free with an emergency fund of 3–6 months of expenses saved, all while investing for retirement and planning for your family’s future? With Dave Ramsey’s class, Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money.

If you’re interested in learning more about the class, there will be an information meeting Sunday, December 9. Go to Connection Central (in the Gathering Hall) after the service for more information.


Men’s Pine Cove Conference

Join men from Wildwood at Pine Cove camp, near Tyler, TX, January 25-27, 2019. The speaker at the conference will be Tony Evans.  Sign up, (slots are limited), or get more information at wildwoodchurch.org/mens-retreat.

Cost: $180 (scholarships are available). 


Kids Christmas Singing December 9!

All preschool and elementary children will be singing in the 9:45 and 11:00 am Worship Services on Sunday morning, December 9. The kids will sing toward the end of each service. Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for this fun tradition!


Serve at Food & Shelter for Friends

December 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


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


The Bible Institute January 28-April 22

Sign up now for The Bible Institute classes, Monday nights, 6:30-8:00 pm. Classes this Spring will be held at Randall University (north of I-35 and Indian Hills) and will include, Basic Theology, God Conversations, and The Story of Scripture, Part 1. Registration is open at tbiok.com


Save the DateWOW Weekend

Mark your calendars for Women of Wildwood Weekend, Friday evening (February 8) and Saturday, (February 9) here at Wildwood. If you’re a woman, age 18-118, make plans now to join us for fellowship and fun!


iPhones Needed

We are using iPhones as cameras to help stream our services on Facebook Live. If you have an iPhone (iPhone 6 or newer) that you are no longer using, please consider donating it. Then watch Wildwood Community Church on Facebook Live while traveling this Christmas season! Contact the church office for more information, 329-3939.


Christian Pen Pals

Join our letter writing ministry to those in prison through Christian Pen Pals. Contact Chuck Long (cwlong52@msn.com) for more information.


Live Streaming Each Sunday 

For those of you on Facebook, we wanted to make you are aware that we are now live streaming our 11AM worship service each week via Facebook Live (accessible via our church Facebook page).  This will allow those who physically cannot be with us in body each Sunday to still stay connected with the congregation.  It also creates a convenient way for you to share Wildwood with those in your sphere of influence via social media.


Wildwood App

For over a year now, Wildwood has had an Android and IOS app with current info about Wildwood ministries, church calendar, podcasts of messages, and more.  This app has just been fully redesigned and you can find it now in your favorite app store!  If you already have the app, make sure you have updated it to the latest version to take advantage of all the current features.

With changes coming to Wildwood’s online community (“The City” is being discontinued by our software provider in early 2019), we have found a new solution for online giving.  This new solution takes advantage of “best in class” security allowing people to give in a convenient and secure way from the Wildwood web page or via the newly redesigned app referenced above.  

Download/Update the Wildwood app HERE or text WILDWOODAPP to 95577 for a link sent straight to your phone.


Fellowship Assistance

Church family, we have people in our body that are experiencing significant financial burdens as they go through very difficult life situations. If God moves in your heart to give, you can place a gift in the offering bag or bring it by the church office, with “Fellowship Assistance” in the memo or on the envelope. Thank you! “…Do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” 1 Timothy 6:18.


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 students waiting to match with a mentor and openings for more classroom buddies. For more information, call/text Lisa Goering at 405-628-9307 or by email at outreach@wildwoodchurch.org


Children’s Ministry Texting Program

Life gets busy! We all need reminders and updates.

*If you signed up last year to our updates, you will need to subscribe again using the following information.

Text WCM12 to 95577 for general Children’s Ministry info. Text AWANA18 to 95577 for Awana specific info.


Adopt-A-Sooner 

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. 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. 
  5. Help with the Kennedy Staff Christmas Dinner @ Wildwood. 

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

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 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


Opt InText Programs:

Text 95577 with key word…

Wildwood1 – For General Information

Give1 – To Give Online

Outreach18 – For Local Outreach

CollegeLife1 – For College Information

WCM12 – For Children’s Ministry Information

Awana18 – For Awana Information

Wow1 – For Information about Women’s Ministry

Legacy1 – For information about our 55+ Ministry


   

Upcoming Events:

Sun              - 9:45 & 11:00 am Services – Communion

                    - 12:00 pm Legacy Lunch

                    - 12:00 pm Brazil Missions Meeting

                    - 12:00 pm College Lunch 

Wed             - 6:00 pm Awana 

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

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

Thurs          - 6:45 pm Bible Study Fellowship 

Dec 4-6        - Mission Norman Christmas Shoppe

Dec 8           - Anna’s Friends trip to Guthrie

Dec 9           - 9:45 & 11:00 am Kids Singing in Worship Services

Dec 14         - Serve at Food and Shelter

Jan 25-27    - Men’s Pine Cove Conference

Jan 28         - 6:30-8:00 pm The Bible Institute Classes begin

Feb 8-9        - WOW Weekend



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 

 

 Online Giving

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

 

 

 

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