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This Week at Wildwood (1/13/2019)

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“Relating to: Temptation” from Matthew 18:7-9 by Jonathan Holmes, College and Student Pastor. 

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)


Financial Peace University Class

Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-week class on money. Dave Ramsey- via video- and his teaching team will walk you through –the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more! Classes begin January 15 at 6:30 pm, at Wildwood! Register for the class at

College Students – (Resumes January 20)

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

Women of His Word

Please visit for more information and to register or sign up in the Gathering Hall on January 6 or 13

*Thursday mornings starting January 17th, 9:30-11:45am

Join us on January 17th in the Fellowship Center (downstairs next to the kitchen) for a time of fellowship, brunch, and worship before we break into our studies!

Book of Job – Lisa Harper, 7 week study

Joy is the constant companion of the woman who trusts in the Lord. But how is it possible to hold onto such joy in times of sorrow? In this 7-session study, discover the redemptive facet of Job’s suffering. Learn to view pain as a way to strengthen your faith, point others to the gospel, and trust in the Lord. Because His providence will never take you to a place where His grace will not sustain you.

Cost of book: $15. Led by Lori Abernethy


Hebrews (Part 2) – Jesus, Our High Priest Forever – Precepts, 9 week study

Ever wondered how the New Testament connects to the Old? This fascinating study of Hebrews 5–10 explains relationships between the two covenants, the earthly and heavenly tabernacles, and the sacrifices of animals and the Son of Man. See how Jesus fulfilled the Law and the Prophets and became our great High Priest.

Cost of book $20.25 led by Joyce Harwell and Kathleen Peck


A Praying Wife – Stormie O’Martian, Semester study

Today’s challenges can make a fulfilling marriage seem like an impossible dream. Yet God delights in doing the impossible if only we would ask! Stormie O”martian shares how God can strengthen your marriage as you pray for your husband. You will be encouraged by Stormie’s own experiences, along with the Bible verses and sample prayers included in each chapter.

Cost of book $11.80 led by Elaine Burget


*The Well – A Six Week Series:  9:30-11:30am, (starts March 28)

A place where moms with young children leave refreshed and restored. For more information go to

Led by Kelly Skrapka


*Wednesday evenings starting January 16, 6:00-7:30pm

Book of Job – Lisa Harper, 7 week study

Meets in room 4 from 6:00-7:30. (Identical study as Thursday mornings). 

Cost of book: $15. Led by Diane Hodgson and Shelby Weddle


Beginning Thursday, January 17 at 6:30 pm

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. For more information, contact Barbara at

Anna’s Friends (Fellowship Group for Widows)

We will be meeting for lunch at 12:00 on Saturday, January 19, in the Community Center at Savannah House Apartments, 2500 Meadowood Blvd, in Norman. Please contact Carolyn (388-7852) or Beth (637-7922) for more information and directions.

Starting Point

Starting Point is the first step to take if you want to get connected here at Wildwood. It is for those who are new to the church, want to get involved, or simply want to know more about our church.

Within the 4-week membership class, we explore the key truths of the Christian faith and unpack the mission and vision of Wildwood.

Starting Point starts on January 20th, at 9:45 am, downstairs in Room 4. 

We’ll save you a seat. 

#For The Community

in the Gathering Hall, January 27

From writing letters to soup kitchens, mentoring to buying gifts, riding bikes to reaching out to a family, the outreach team has a place for you and the skills God has given you.  Loving our neighbor comes in many different forms, walk by our volunteer tables and find a way to get plugged in today!  There are one-time events, monthly opportunities and leadership positions available in many different areas.                          

Also, check out the Hi Neighbor! Block Party area.  Remember back in September when we launched our new mission statement?  We are for the community!  Hi Neighbor! Block Parties is a new way for every person at Wildwood to reach out to their neighbors, friends or co-workers by hosting a block party.  More information and sign up dates will be available in the Gathering Hall on January 27.

To receive more information about Outreach Opportunities, join our text group by texting OUTREACH18 to 95577.  To find out more about block parties, text BLOCKPARTY to 95577 or contact

Lead Me Class

The next Lead Me Class is January 27, 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.)

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

W.O.W. Weekend 

At Wildwood Community Church

February 8 & 9


Kerry Scheer from Denton Bible Church

Music led by Emily Norman and Sharon Wayne

Special music by Kellie Koch & Diane Nutt 

Breakout sessions by:

Carla Kramer

Joyce Harwell

Barbara Boyd

Terri Stonehocker

Friday, February 8th (6:30 – 9:00 PM)

Saturday, February 9th  (8:30 AM – 4:00 PM)

Decadent Dessert will be provided on Friday evening

Continental style breakfast will be provided Saturday morning

Lunch will be provided Saturday

Sign up by January 27thto receive a free t-shirt!

You may sign up at church on Sunday mornings until February 3rd (27th for free t-shirt!!)

Or online at: 

We are looking forward to seeing you there!!

Serve at Food & Shelter for Friends

February 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

DNow Registration Has Begun!

DNow weekend is fast approaching! 

DNow is an abbreviation for Disciple Now. In its simplest form, a Disciple Now Weekend is a weekend retreat for the Student Ministry. Some retreat weekends are all about getting away and hanging out (which isn’t bad), but DNow puts a high priority on discipleship. There are large group gatherings where a speaker will move through the weekend’s theme as he interacts with Scripture. And there are small group gatherings at Host Homes where students go deeper and discuss with their peers and leader how the lesson plays out in their lives. DNow weekend is a focused time of spiritual formation where we remove ourselves from many distractions and re-rhythm our lives around following Jesus.

**Early bird pricing ends SOON!

Go to for more information, to apply to be host home AND to register your WSM Student. 

Nursery Leader Needed

Hello Wildwood! We have an opening in our nursery classroom during the 11am worship service on the following months: Feb, Apr, & June. If you would be interested in sharing God’s love with our babies, please let me know by responding here or emailing me at We have an INCREDIBLE nursery team that provides excellent care for our babies!

“The City” is Going Away

The City’s parent company, ACS, has announced that the technology tool known as “The City” will be going away in February 2019. They shared that the “technical infrastructure became outdated and was no longer a sustainable solution.”

New Solution!

We are pleased to announce that we have already identified a new solution to help you stay up to date with Wildwood information and your Wildwood community called Church Community Builder (CCB) that we will be transitioning to this Spring. 

In the meantime, keep watching the newsletter for weekly updates on the transition 

Summer Mission Trips

Teams are being formed at this time for trips to Latvia (June 5-16), Brazil (June 26-July 3), and Mexico (July 27-Aug 3). Each is open to either singles or families, and people of various ages. Send an email to if you are interested in signing up or receiving more information.

Gift Bibles

Did you know that various foreign language Bibles are available in the Gathering Hall to give to guests whose mother tongue is not English? Right now, there are complete Bibles in Arabic, Chinese (simplified script), Russian, and Spanish – in addition to the New Testament in Farsi. Ask at the Welcome Desk for more information.

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 ( 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

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

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 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

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

Opt InText Programs:

Text 95577 with key word…

Wildwood1 – For General Information

Outreach18 – For Local Outreach

CollegeLife - 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 Worship Service Times

Tues           6:30 pm Financial Peace Course

Wed            - 6:00 pm Awana

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

                    - 6:00-7:30 pm Women’s Evening Study begins

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

Thurs         - 9:40-11:45 am Women’s Studies begin

                   - 6:30-8:00 pm GriefShare

Jan 19        - 12:00 pm Anna’s Friends Lunch

Jan 20        - 9:45 am Starting Point Class begins

Jan 25-27   - Men’s Pine Cove Conference

Jan 27        - 9:45 am Lead Me Class 

                   - 9:45 am -12:00 pm #For the Community Outreach Fair

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

Feb 8          - Serve at Food and Shelter

Feb 8-9       - WOW Weekend

March 28    - The Well begins

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  (resumes January 20)


 Online Giving

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




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