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This Week at Wildwood (10/7/2018)

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“I AM” Part 5, The Door of the Sheep, from John 10:7-10, by Bruce A. Hess, Teaching 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)


“Hi Neighbor” Block Parties

Host a block party with the intention of building a gospel driven relationship with your friends and neighbors! Visit or TEXT blockparty1 to 95577 for more information.

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.

Legacy Lunch

Our next lunch is Sunday, October 7, after the 11:00 am service, in Room 1. Sign up at or in the Gathering Hall. Legacy’s focus is to encourage adults age 55+. ($5 suggested donation collected at the door.)

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!

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

College Students

(Resumes October 14)

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

Trips For Kids Bike Ride

Our last 2018 Trips for Kids bike ride is October 20, 12:30-4:30 pm. 4th-7th grade youth are eligible to participate. To register, contact Richard Gray at or 413-1558.

Baptism Classes – October 21

Baptism classes are coming up Sunday, October 21! (We will have separate classes for children, students, and adults.) Have you been baptized with water SINCE trusting in Christ as your Savior? We would love to give you the opportunity to publicly declare your faith in Christ through water baptism.

Our next baptism will be Sunday, November 18. To sign up or for more information go to

Starting Point

Are you new to Wildwood? Would you like to know more of what we’re all about and how you can connect here? Join Pastor Brian Hayes for this 4-week membership/orientation class beginning Sunday, October 21, at 9:45 am, in Room 4 downstairs.

Informational Meeting

Two new summer mission trips are being planned for families in 2019. Join us after church in the Gathering Hall (by the coffee area) on October 28 to learn about opportunities in Brazil (with Compassion International) and Mexico.

Father-Son Campout

Join us in the Wichita Mountains, November 2-4, for a weekend with your son. Register online at Cost is $45 per family. Scholarships are available. If you have any questions, please call John Abernethy at 329-3939.

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 6 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

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.

New Arrival!

Congratulations to Matthew and Kasa Holtfrerich on the birth of their daughter, Elise Jane. Elise was born October 3, weighed 8 pounds and 1 ounce, and was 19 3/4 inches long.


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

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!

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

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

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                  - 12:00 pm Legacy Lunch  

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

Tues                - 6:30 pm Girl Time

Wed                 - 6:00 pm Awana 

                         - 6:00 pm Women’s Evening Bible Study 

                         - 6:00-7:30 pm Shift

                         - 7:30-9:00 pm Avenue 

Thurs               - 9:30 am Women’s Bible Studies

                         - 9:30 am The Well begins

                         - 6:00-8:30 pm Griefshare Meeting             

                         - 6:45 pm Bible Study Fellowship

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

Fri                    - Serve at Food and Shelter

Oct 14              - Baby Dedication

Oct 20              - Trips For Kids Bike Ride

Oct 21              - Baptism Classes

                         - 9:45 am Next Starting Point Class begins

Oct 28              - 12:00 pm Missions Informational Meeting

Nov 2-4            - Father-Son Campout

                         - College Retreat

Nov 18             - Baptism Services

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 October 14)


 Online Giving

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




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