Candlelight Christmas Service

Candlelight Christmas Service

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 7 p.m.

Christmas Carols, The Christmas Story, and Refreshments.

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Thanks to Paidea Child Development Center

IMAG0601Oakdale Wesleyan Church would like to thank the Kindergarten class of Paidea Child Development Center for their collection and donation of items for the food pantry. They walked over their large gift on a cold morning, restocking the shelves here in time to help others have a better holiday season.

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Art Contest Winner

In partnership with Indiana Wesleyan University, Oakdale Wesleyan Church has sponsored an art contest. Student artists prepared works depicting Philip the Evangelist and the Ethiopian Official from Acts 8:26-40. Artwork entries hang at the Beard Arts Center at IWU from December 1, 2014 to January 9, 2015, and, in addition to the artist receiving a cash or scholarship prize from the memorial gifts of Don and Trudy Emory, the winning piece will be brought to to hang permanently at Oakdale Wesleyan Church as a reminder and symbol of our mission, given to us by Jesus, to make disciples from all peoples by the power of the Holy Spirit.

The contest guidelines were: “Students should create 2D work on canvas or board that is no smaller than 24″ x 36″ and no larger than 36″ x 46″. Work can be orientated in either portrait or landscape. The style of the work may be: classical/traditional, realistic, or impressionistic, based upon any part of all of the story of Philip and the Ethiopian from Acts 8:26-40. The winning entry will be a symbol for the call to multi-ethnic ministry, making disciples and missions.” We are now pleased to show the entries and announce the winner. Continue reading

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The Promises of Christmas

a-charlie-brown-christmas-16795-1920x1080In Matthew 18:3 Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” This coming Advent Season we will recall some classic Christmas stories from our childhood as we explore God’s Promises of Christmas. Advent begins on Sunday, November 30, 2014.

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Multi-Ethnic Thanksgiving Worship Service and Fellowship

give thanks to him_wide_tOn November 23, 2014 we will have a Multi-Ethnic Thanksgiving Worship Service and Fellowship Potluck, combining Eternal Life Hmong Baptist Church, Greater Praise, and Oakdale Wesleyan Church.

Worship Service will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Potluck Fellowship will begin at approximately noon.

Table service and drink will provided. Please bring a favorite holiday dish to share, and invite your family and friends!

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Help Tartan High School Win a Grant

tartanHelp our local Tartan High School win part of a $100,000 grant!

This grant is through Celebrate My Drive.

First, the not-so-good news: More teens die from car crashes than any other cause. And the first year of driving is the most dangerous.

The good news: There’s something we all can do about it. And it involves a celebration!

celebrateThat’s what Celebrate My Drive is about – celebrating this big, new life of freedom that comes with a driver’s license. Part of that life means making smart choices behind the wheel, which is why we’re spreading the message of 2N2® – 2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel. It’s a simple habit that can reduce distracted driving and help new drivers build confidence on the road.

This party even gives you and your high school a chance at some pretty sweet prizes – like a $100,000 or $25,000 Grant for your high school, and maybe even one of two Grand Prize concerts featuring GRAMMY® Nominated The Band Perry.

Last year, thousands of high schools in communities all over North America joined the celebration, with more than six million safe driving commitments made. And you’re invited to this year’s party.

  1. Go to celebratemydrive.com
  2. Make a Commitment to Drive Safely
  3. Choose Tartan High School

Vote daily from October 15th through October 24th.

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Song of Solomon

Display_smallLove’s Cascade Display (Song of Solomon) Being created in His image, God gave us emotions, senses, appreciation of beauty, and the ability to love. In this epic love poem, the Bible provides us a look at true romance and love in the face of all the misconceptions in our culture. Join us for this series beginning Sunday, October 19, 2014.

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Missionary Visit

ebolaGeoff and Carrie Jo Cain will be joining us on Sunday, October 12, 2014. Carrie Jo is a registered nurse working through Global Partners in Sierra Leone. She has recently returned from Africa, where she trained medical personnel on protection procedures as they work through the Ebola crisis. Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

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Eternal Life Hmong Baptist Church Partnership

Oakdale Wesleyan Church is pleased to announce our new partnership with Eternal Life Hmong Baptist Church (EL HBC). This partnership, along with last month Pastor Paul taking on the duties of Interim Pastor at Greater Praise Wesleyan Church, a Liberian congregation in Blaine, are doors God has opened for Oakdale Wesleyan Church to fulfill the vision of reaching our community and world with the love and good news of Jesus Christ, crossing lines of ethnicity, socio-economics, and life-stage, and shepherding people in their spiritual walk. Through prayer, hard work, and the power of God, we are Reflecting Jesus Christ and Reflecting Our Community.elhbc_logoEL HBC had its first worship service on May 4, 2014, and the church plant has been growing since that time. In September the church called Pastor Chucklu Vang to lead the congregation, and on Sunday, October 5, 2014, the EL HBC congregation will begin having worship services at the Oakdale Wesleyan Church facility. EL HBC can be found on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/eternallifehmongbaptistchurch/

Join us at the church for an Open House on Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 11:00 am to 1:30 pm to welcome and meet Pastor Vang.

Worship Service for EL HBC begins at 1:00 pm Sundays.

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NLFS Fundraising Banquet & Silent Auction

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Join us for an inspirational evening, as we celebrate with our ministry partners, all that God has done at New Life Family Services in the past year.

Friday, October 3, 2014
Crowne Plaza, Saint Paul
6:00 p.m. Silent Auction, 7:00 p.m. Dinner & Program

This special fundraising event will celebrate the thousands of lives impacted by the ministry of New Life. you will hear stories of courage, sacrifice, love, and forgiveness – lives impacted and changed for eternity. In addition, we will share with you many exciting changes and opportunities that lie ahead for New Life as we enter our final year of our three year growth plan, Vision 2015. Carol Everett, former abortion clinic owner, will join us as the keynote speaker. Our emcee for the evening will be Bob Stromberg, storyteller and co-creator of Triple Espresso.

More information can be found at nlfs.orgnewlife

 

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