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This Week at Wildwood (8/12/2018)

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“Sink or Stand” Part 1, from Matthew 14:13-21, 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)


Wildwood Student Ministry Transitions

Rookie Retreat  (August 11 at 10:00 am). For all incoming 6th graders.

Avenue Orientation  (August 12 at 11:00 am). For all incoming 9th graders.

*Go to  for more information and to sign up for the Rookie Retreat or the Avenue Orientation.

Reminder: Promotion Sunday is August 12!

On August 12, children and students move up to their new classes for the year. If you have any questions about where your child or student will be, feel free to ask any of the Ministry Staff or anyone at the Welcome Desks, either upstairs or downstairs.


Sunday, August 12, 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.

Where In The World?

Kids, check out the flags downstairs for the chance to win a prize! The 11 flags on the short wall (by the kitchen and Room 1) represent the places where Wildwood’s overseas partners are working. Any child in elementary or middle school who correctly identifies the countries can pick up a treat at the Welcome Desk, upstairs in the Gathering Hall, as well as be entered in a drawing for a free Awana registration. 

Last College Life Summer Night of 2018!

Join us Sunday, August 12, at the Holmes’ house, 3926 Pine Tree Circle, 7:00-9:00 pm, for Bible study, dinner and fellowship.

Connection Sunday

Connection Sunday is coming up on August 19. We would love for you to stop by the Gathering Hall before, between or after the services to gather more information about our Sunday Morning Adult Groups (that currently meet at 9:45 or 11:00 am), Small Groups, and College Ministry.

College Students

Please join us for the first college lunch of the semester, August 19, 12:00 pm, in the Fellowship Center. For more information about College Life, please follow us on Instagram @WildwoodCollege and visit


Mark your calendars for the next Griefshare Meetings, starting Thursday, August 23. For more information, contact Barbara at


School is just around the corner and so is the opportunity to serve our community through the Adopt A School program at Kennedy. Whether you would like to mentor, read or support classroom teachers, plan to join us on August 26, in Room 1, for an information lunch, where we will cast a vision for our outreach this school year. If you cannot attend, but would like to serve, please email

Awana Begins September 5

Register Now

Awana is a Bible Memory Club/discipleship program open to children from 3 years old through 5th grade. Awana meets on Wednesday evenings, 6:00-7:30 pm, during the school year. Register today at

The Bible Institute (September 10-November 26)

Sign up now for The Bible Institute classes, Monday nights, 6:30-8:00 pm. Classes this fall will be held at Randall University (north of I-35 and Indian Hills) and will include, The 12 Toughest Questions Christians Face and Church History. Register at

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

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.

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 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!

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:

Sun                  - Promotion Sunday

                         - 11:00 am Avenue Orientation

                         - 7:00 pm Last College Life Summer Night of 2018

Aug 19             - Connection Sunday

                         - 12:00 pm College Lunch

Aug 23             - Griefshare Meeting

Aug 26             - 12:00 pm  #FORNORMAN Meeting

Sept 5              - 6:00 pm Awana begins

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

Sept 16            - Wildwood celebrates 50 years!

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


 Online Giving

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




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