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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.

“Authentic, Part 4” from Matthew 23:13-22 by Pastor Mark Robinson, Senior 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.

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, September 8, at 9:45 am, in Room 4 downstairs.

GROUPLIFE
It’s easier than ever to get better connected at Wildwood. To receive information about current group options and events, simply text the word ‘GroupLife’ to 95577.

The Women’s evening study,
Book of Mark (Lisa Harper), led by Diane Hodgson, will begin Wednesday, September 18, 6:00-7:30 pm.

Free childcare available, but you must register in advance and early enrollment is encouraged!

GIRL TIME! Game Night
We would love for you to join us for our next event, Girl Time, with fellowship, food, and fun, on September 20 at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Center. At this event, you will meet new friends, giggle at fun games and enjoy a delicious popcorn bar! So bring a friend and we’ll see you there! Cost is FREE!! Register at wildwoodchurch.org/girl-time

ANNA’S FRIENDS (a fellowship group for widows)
We are meeting on Saturday, September 21, at 12:00, at the home of Darlene Cagle for a Pot Luck Lunch.  Marcum Nursery is doing a fall presentation for us. Please contact Carolyn at 388-7852 or Beth at 637-7922 for more information and directions.

SAVE THE DATE
Small Group Connection Sunday is September 22, 11:00 am, in the Fellowship Center.

BAPTISM CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE
Have questions after our baptism celebrations? Join our next Baptism Class, October 27. Go to wildwoodchurch.org/baptism for more information.

MEN’S STUDY
Men, are you interested in a Men’s Study on Thursday nights this fall? Contact john@wildwoodchurch.org and let him know!

OKC WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S
Wildwood is leading the way to Alzheimer’s first survivor by starting a walking and fundraising team! Our team name is “Wildwood Community”. The OKC Walk is Saturday, October 5, 2019. Will you join us on this important day? Together we can make a real difference in the fight against the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

Registration is easy. Send me an email and I will send the link for you to register. Or search for OKC Walk and our team name. If you are unable to participate, please consider making a donation to our Wildwood Community walking team. Every dollar advances the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. [act.alz.org] Cheryl Schuermann, Team Captain – cherylschuermann@yahoo.com

Opt InText Programs:

Text 95577 with keyword…

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

THE BLOCK PARTY TRAILER IS READY TO ROLL!
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

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.

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

CAMPOUTS THIS FALL – SIGN UP NOW! Join us for a weekend with your child, camping, hiking, and sharing time together. Father/Son (October 4-6)

Register now at wildwoodchurch.org/campouts

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES
We want YOU on our team! Please contact our Children’s Pastor, Brooke Harrison at bharrison@wildwoodchurch.org if you are interested in serving in any of these positions in Children’s Ministry,
*Sundays 9:45 am Service (Aug, Oct, Dec, Feb, Apr & June) – (1) Preschool Opening
*Wednesday Evenings (6:00-7:30 pm from Sept to mid-April)
 (1) Preschool/Cubbies Leader
 (1) Kindergarten-2nd Grade/Sparks Leader
 (1) 3rd-5th Grade/T&T Leader.

THIS IS WILDWOOD!
Want to hear more of what God is doing around and through Wildwood? Tune in each week to our new podcast “This is Wildwood” that features stories of what it looks like to live out our mission and vision in Norman and around the world. This new episode is an interview with Heather Beckham and Melanie Gladhill as they talk about the AWANA Ministry at Wildwood. Check it out!

ADOPT-A-SOONER
Does your family want the opportunity to pour into the life of college student?  Adopt-a-Sooner connects families and college students at Wildwood – and sign-ups are open now for both students and families!  For more information or to sign up, visit https://wildwoodchurch.org/adopt-a-sooner

LEAD ME CLASS-September 22 @ 9:45, Downstairs Children’s Theater
This class walks through 10 Gospel truths in a way 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. All children must attend with a parent.

FRIENDS TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Hundreds of new foreign university students are settling in Norman right now. OU’s College of International Studies is looking for individuals/families who will set aside some time to get to know them. If you would like to show them the love of Christ, to find out more contact Kevin Bradford (397-7726).

GO TEAM TECHNICAL SUPPORT
The Global Outreach Team is looking for someone who can assist with the purchase and initial set up of interactive computer displays in the church. Contact the church office (405-329-3939) or Kevin Bradford (405-397-7726) for more information.

VISUAL ARTS
The Global Outreach Team is looking for a creative volunteer (or volunteers) to set up 2-3 visual displays in the church building during the coming year. Each project will require a couple of hours, from planning to actual set up. If interested, contact Kevin Bradford (405-397-7726)