Hope you have had a great week!

New to our church? We are glad you’re here! We would love to connect with you at our Welcome Desk during any of our services. You can meet a staff member, and get some great ideas on how to get connected.

The Community of the Church, from Acts 2:42-47, by Jonathan Holmes, Student Pastor. To read a preview of this week’s message and see Questions for Reflection with friends or family, 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 LAUNCHES MYWILDWOOD COMMUNITY TOOL
We are excited to announce the launch of what will become our primary communication and information tool at Wildwood, called MyWildwood. Keep the MyWildwood bulletin insert this Sunday for Step by Step instructions to connect with MyWildwood – and stop by Connection Central after the service to see a short demo with our MyWildwood team!

ANNA’S FRIENDS (Fellowship Group for Widows)
We will be meeting on Saturday, May 18th, at 12:00, at Interurban Restaurant in the covered Patio Room for lunch. Contact Beth (637-7922) or Carolyn (388-7852) for information and directions.

SUMMER STUDIES

  • Women’s Studies begin Thursday, June 20, 7:00-9:00 pm. Studies include: Seamless (Angie Smith) and Missing Pieces (Jennifer Rothschild). For more information and to register, please visit wildwoodchurch.org/womensbiblestudies
  • All Men: join us on Tuesday nights, June 11-July 30, 8:00-9:15 pm, in the Fellowship Center. We will be studying the book of Philippians, with a brief large group intro and then we’ll break into smaller groups for discussion. Philippians deals with the issues of self-sufficiency, complacency, having joy and living for something more important than yourself! Of course we’ll have great food each week and a kickoff get-together on June 4. The cost is $7. Sign up now at wildwoodchurch.org/men-study. Questions? Email Care Pastor, John Abernethy at john@wildwoodchurch.org
  • Financial Study – Financial Peace University (FPU) starts June 11 at 6:30 pm. Details and registration at wildwoodchurch.org/fpu

SYMPATHY
Wildwood wishes to express our sympathy to:
Steve Butler and family on the recent death of his Father.
Laura Boyd and family on the recent death of her husband.

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.

Opt InText Programs:

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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

LUNCH ON US!
Join us for lunch on May 19, 12:15-1:30 pm, in Room 1, as the Grace Home staff shares the history, the heart, and stories of lives changed, at Grace Home. Ask questions and learn how you can be a part of changing generations. Free lunch with RSVP at wildwoodchurch.org/gracehome

TREES OF GRACE
We are excited about a NEW way for our Wildwood family to be #ForTheCommunity!  Wildwood will be hosting Trees of Grace, with Grace Home starting today! Grace Home has provided tags that list a specific item that is needed at Grace Home – examples include diapers, household items, office supplies, gift cards, etc. Select a tag from the trees in the Gathering Hall or the Children’s Building Lobby, purchase the needed item, and then deliver the item back to Wildwood. For more information on Grace Home, go to wildwoodchurch.org/mission/ourcommunity

THE BLOCK PARTY TRAILER IS READY TO ROLL!
Check out the Block Party trailer on the front lawn today! The Hi Neighbor Trailer has games, tables, chairs, a grill and more – ready to help you get to know your neighbors. For more info or to sign up for a date: text blockparty1 to 95577 or go to wildwoodchurch.org/blockparty

SERVE AT FOOD AND SHELTER FOR FRIENDS 
In addition to our second Fridays every month, Wildwood now ministers at Food and Shelter for Friends in Norman every THIRD WEDNESDAY of each month by preparing and serving lunch. You may volunteer by helping to cook the meal, serve the lunch, and/or cleaning up afterward. Sign up at wildwoodchurch.org/mission/our-community

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
Sign up to deliver Panera Bread donations or serve lunch at Food & Shelter.

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

For more information see wildwoodchurch.org/mission/our-community or email outreach@wildwoodchurch.org.

LIVE STREAMING EACH SUNDAY 
For those of you on Facebook, we wanted to make you are aware that we are now live streaming our 11 am worship service each week via Facebook Live (accessible via our church Facebook page). This will allow those who physically cannot be with us 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.

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.

TRIPS FOR KIDS BIKE RIDE
Our next bike ride will be May 18, 1:00-4:30 pm. All 4th through 7th grade students and volunteers are welcome to participate. Space is limited. Register for the ride at Connection Central or by contacting Richard Gray, grayins@cox.net, or 413-1558.

VBS LEADERS WANTED – June 4-7
VBS is Wildwood’s biggest outreach, so we need lots of volunteers to make it all happen! We are looking for volunteers (especially adult volunteers) who can lead a group of kids each day. This is a fun, fast-paced way to serve and to reach children with the gospel. Sign up at wildwoodchurch.org/vbs. Email bharrison@wildwoodchurch.org for more information. (There is a required training day on Monday, June 3.)

VBS HOSPITALITY SNACKS – Sign Up
We have some AMAZING volunteers at VBS and we like to keep them happy with snacks and drinks during their week serving our kids! If you are able to drop off any of these items at the church between now and May 10, we would really appreciate it! Please sign up here

VBS ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Wildwood’s VBS “LOOK – God of Wonders!” is June 4-7 (Tuesday-Friday), 9:00 am-noon. All children from 4 years old-5th grade (kids entering 5th grade for the 2019-2020 school year) are invited to join us.

**This is our biggest outreach of the year, so we also need volunteers! To sign up to volunteer or to register your child, please visit wildwoodchurch.org/vbs

Please help us promote VBS in your neighborhood! Pick up a yard sign at either church entrance on your way out!

PINE COVE HOST HOMES NEEDED
There are 4-5 homes needed to host Pine Cove camp counselors. Families will need to have room for at least 3 counselors and can specify men or women. Counselors will arrive on the evening of July 13 and leave the morning of July 20. Host families do not need to have a child attending Pine Cove Camp in the City. If you are able to host, please email: melaniegladhill@wildwoodchurch.org

CAMP IN THE CITY REGISTRATION IS OPEN! 
Pine Cove Camp in the City is coming to Wildwood July 15-19. Registration is now open! This camp is for children entering 1st grade through 6th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. For more information, visit campinthecity.com

CELEBRATING!
God is providing through you! Join us in celebrating the news that all 200 children have been sponsored at the Compassion Center in Lagoa de Sao Francisco!