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Christmas @ Woodlands

Friday | December 24 | 1, 3 & 5 pm

Join us for Christmas Eve this year!

Serve @ Woodlands

Giving is one of our priorities as a church. Here’s a chance for you to give of your time and talents to make an impact and grow!

Global Outreach @ Woodlands

Learn more about what we’re doing and how you can get involved here!

Aroma Cafe

January | 29 | 9:30 a.m.

Ladies, join us for a fun morning of laughter and hearing God stories from some of our own. Save the date!

Join Woodlands
Membership Class

Monday & Thursday | December 6 & 9
6 – 8:15 pm

Learn More

If you’re relatively newer to Woodlands or have been attending for a while but have yet to get engaged in the life of the church, we’d like to invite you to Join Woodlands. It’s a new class that will help you understand who we are, what we do, and why we do it and give you next steps to join the life, mission, ministry teams, and family of Woodlands.

AND if you choose at the end of the class you can also take the step of joining membership of the church – you will learn about the advantages of doing that and what it means.

Join Woodlands will be two sessions from 6 to 8:15 pm on Monday, December 6 and Thursday, December 9.

Helping Afghan Refugees

We are taking steps as a church to help the Afghan refugees who are in Wisconsin and we would love to have you join us.

4 ways to help

Here are three ways you can join us as we aim to help the Afghan refugees in Wisconsin:

1. Thank you to everyone who donated the clothing items listed below. At this time, we no longer need donations but will possibly be having another clothes drive soon. Check back here for details.

(Everything must be NEW)

 

  • Toddler and baby clothing – winter onesies
  • Kids winter clothing (sweatshirts, sweatpants, long sleeve shirts, winter coats – all aged children)
  • Adult winter clothing – (small & medium preferred)
  • Athletic style shoes – toddler and child
  • Winter boots – child and adult
  • Gloves, winter hats
  • Baby formula (powder)

2. Stay informed by subscribing to our community of hospitality newsletter. In this newsletter we will be sending regular updates on how we as a church or going to be responding to this crises moving forward.  SUBSCRIBE HERE

3. Serve! Contact Gordon Williams who is now coordinating the registration of Woodlands volunteers on behalf of Catholic Charities.

4. Utilize these Afghan Outreach Resources.

Discover Woodlands

Sunday | January 23 | Noon – 1 pm

If you’re newer to Woodlands we would love to have you join us for this event! It’s a chance for you to meet some of our staff and learn about who we are. We also love getting to know you more too!

Feed Portage County

This happens once a quarter. The next date is Sunday, January 29th!

All food donations support:

  • BackPacks 4 Hope
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Hmong Emergency Rice Collection

Class & Group Signup

There is a group or class for everyone. Join one today so you can be known in a smaller setting and grow!

Redefine Grace

Wednesdays | 5:45 pm

If you’re a junior high or high schooler who is experiencing a mental health difficulty or disorder this class will guide you through simple, biblical and neuroscience insights and equip you with tools that help reduce anxiety, depression, stress, and other challenges. We’ll enjoy a meal together at 5:30 pm and finish in time for the start of the youth group!

Districts Youth Conference

January 7-9 | 7th-12th grades | Green Bay, WI

Join us for this epic weekend with students from all over the state! Visit the Districts website for more information or watch this video.

Cost: $150/student 

*Deadline to register is December 1st!

 

Living Grace

Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm | October 7 – March 10

If you’re an adult who is experiencing a mental health difficulty or disorder this class will guide you through simple, biblical insights and equip you with tools that help reduce anxiety, depression, stress and other challenges.

GRIEFSHARE

Mondays, 6-8 pm | September 13 – December 13

You are welcome to join at any time.

Learn More

Grief is universal. It will happen to all of us during our lifetime, but that doesn’t make it easy. Come join this group of people to discover that you are not alone in this journey. The group has a workbook, discussions, and videos that will guide you through the grieving process.

This class can be joined at any time.

A $15 contribution for materials is suggested.

Click here for more information, about GriefShare.

THE CASE FOR CHRISTMAS

November 23 – December 21
Tuesday morning 6:30 am in person or via Zoom

Learn More
“The Case for Christmas” DVD study by Lee Strobel, will be offered both in-person and virtually via Zoom. In The Case for Christmas, you will look at the story surrounding the birth of Jesus—and see the Christmas story in a whole new light! You will learn to separate the holiday from the holy day, the facts from the fantasy, and the truth from the tradition to know with confidence that the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ birth are accurate and true!  
The Case for Christmas Study Guide, cost: $8

      ONGOING

      Spiritual Growth Resources

      Did you know there are resources available to help you grow and process the message each week?

      Drop-in childcare

      Monday: 5-8 pm
      Wednesday: 9 am – 12 pm
      Thursday: 9 am – 12 pm and 5-8 pm 

      Are you a new or expecting mother?

      Whether it’s your first child or your fifth, we want to come alongside of you and bless you with hot meals and a small gift for you and baby. Contact the church office or email Nancy Smith for details.

      Care Responder Team

      Volunteer on our Care Responder Team! They’re trained volunteers who respond to requests for help or support by connecting people to resources and ministries within our church and community. Care responders listen to, pray with and encourage those who reach out to Woodlands for help.

      Foster Friends

      We are looking for people who would be willing to provide a meal or childcare one time per month to help alleviate a little of the burden foster families face. When their load is lightened they can focus more time on their children and marriage and can foster longer. 

      find YouR group or class

      Please use the filters on the left to find the right group for you.
      If you are having trouble finding a group/class, or are not sure where to start, please contact us here. Or if you’re looking for a Spiritual Growth Partner text ASSIST to 888-225-7675.

      Type of Group

      Location

      Class Type

      Day of Week

      Betrayal and Beyond

      Type of Group: Class
      Day of Week: Tuesday
      Time: 6:00 PM

      “How did he get this way? How can I tell if he is getting better? Can I ever trust him again? Was it my fault? What do I do now?”
      When a wife has been hurt by her husband’s sexual sin, finding answers to these questions is crucial in moving forward. The Betrayal and Beyond small group is a safe space for women to find healing by understanding the role of trauma, establishing healthy boundaries, exploring the depth of forgiveness, and learning to live in restoration.

      September 28 – July 26

      Bible Study Fellowship

      Type of Group: Class
      Day of Week: Tuesday
      Time: 1:30 PM

      This is an in-depth study of the book of Matthew that will help you know God and serve effectively in the Church.

      September 14 – May 10

      Biblical Worldview and Critical Thinking

      Type of Group: Class
      Day of Week: Any Day
      Time: Mostly Asynchronous

      The Bible doesn’t just teach us about following Jesus – it also teaches us how to think. And yet, we rarely pause and consider biblical wordviews or philosophy. In this course, we’ll dive into the process of biblical thinking, exploring Scripture and philosophy with the aim of growing closer to Christ.

      Breitzman Life Group

      Type of Group: Life Group
      Day of Week: Monday
      Time: 7:00 PM

      Our group is made up of couples and singles from Woodlands and other churches. We meet weekly on Mondays at 7 pm near Lake DuBay. This fall, we’ll be doing an inductive Bible study on the book of Matthew. If you live on the north side of town, this could be the right group for you!

      Bruesewitz/Lewis Men's Life Group

      Type of Group: Life Group
      Day of Week: Monday
      Time: 6:30 PM

      We are a group of men who spend time in God’s Word, prayer and discipleship.We meet every other Monday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. This group is open to all ages.

      DivorceCare

      Type of Group: Class
      Day of Week: Monday
      Time: 6:00 PM

      A warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you’re going through. This 13-week group meets weekly to help you heal from the hurt of separation and divorce. Hear from nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics, using the recently released new curriculum. New sessions include: Deep Hurt, Road to Recovery, Grief and Depression, Loneliness, Fears and Anxiety, Conflict, Forgiveness and others.

      September 13 – December 20

      Fierce: Women of the Bible Study

      Type of Group: Class
      Day of Week: Wednesday
      Time: 9:30 AM

      Join us as we study lesser-known female characters in the Bible and the ways they changed the world by leaning into God’s calling. As we explore their lives, we will discover how we too can lean into our callings, honor the Lord, and even change the world through our courage, faithfulness, and obedience. The study includes DVD segments featuring an opening “fierce” vignette followed by engaging Bible teaching with practical life application. The workbook includes five devotional lessons for every week of study.

      Septemeber 29 – December 15

      GriefShare

      Type of Group: Class
      Day of Week: Monday
      Time: 6:00 PM

      If you’ve lost someone you love, you’re not alone. This support group will help you process your pain and loss alongside others so that you’re not alone in this journey. The 13 week group has a workbook, discussions, and videos that will guide you through the grieving process.

      September 13 – December 20

      Introducing the Gospels and Acts: Their Background, Nature, and Purpose

      Type of Group: Class
      Day of Week: Any Day
      Time: Mostly Asynchronous

      The story of Christ is the story of the whole Bible. But the gospels and Acts unqiuely record the life of Christ, and the growth of the local church. Take a deep dive into the text, priorities, focuses, and directions of each book. See how God used these texts to communicate His heart for His people.

      Karch Men's Life Group

      Type of Group: Life Group
      Day of Week: Tuesday
      Time: 6:30 PM

      Jump into this men’s group that meets every Tuesday from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. We watch a variety of biblically based video series, then follow up with discussion time.

      Living Grace

      Type of Group: Class
      Day of Week: Thursday
      Time: 6:30 PM

      If you’re an adult who is experiencing a mental health difficulty or disorder this class will guide you through simple, biblical and neuroscience insights and equip you with tools that help reduce anxiety, depression, stress, and other challenges.

      October 7 – March 10 – 3 weeks on, 1 week off

      Men's Compass Group

      Type of Group: Class
      Day of Week: Thursday
      Time: 6:30 PM

      This is a men’s recovery and accountability group that meets with the purpose of encouraging one another to follow God’s standard for sexual purity with a supportive team of brothers.

      Paul's Theology and the Letter to the Philippians

      Type of Group: Class
      Day of Week: Any Day
      Time: Mostly Asynchronous

      We have a lot of different ways to think about theology – but how did the Apostle Paul think about theology? Through this course, we’ll examine Paul’s theology and priorities as expressed through his book to the church in Philippi. See how the Bible and theology interact and explore Paul’s theology!

      Problems in Bible Interpretation: Difficult Passages I

      Type of Group: Class
      Day of Week: Any Day
      Time: Mostly Asynchronous

      Let’s face it – some passages in the Bible are hard, confusing, or just plain weird. This class will begin diving directly into those passages, examining the language, grammar and culture that can help us understand what the biblical author – and through him, God – was saying.

      Redefine Grace

      Type of Group: Class
      Day of Week: Wednesday
      Time: 5:45 PM

      If you’re a junior high or high schooler who is experiencing a mental health difficulty or disorder this class will guide you through simple, biblical and neuroscience insights and equip you with tools that help reduce anxiety, depression, stress, and other challenges. We’ll enjoy a meal together at 5:30 pm and finish in time for the start of the youth group!

      Ongoing

      Schobert Men's Life Group

      Type of Group: Life Group
      Day of Week: Wednesday
      Time: 10:00 AM

      Looking to join a men’s group? This group of guys (40s-60s) meets every Wednesday at the church at 10 am and will soon start studying 1 & 2 Thessalonians.

      Schobert Senior Life Group

      Type of Group: Life Group
      Day of Week: Wednesday
      Time: 1:00 PM

      Seniors (50+) interested in an in-depth study of 1 & 2 Thessalonians will enjoy this Life Group. We meet weekly at the church on Wednesdays at 1 pm.

      Spiritual Growth Partner

      Type of Group: Life Group
      Day of Week: Any Day
      Time: Any Time

      Don’t journey alone! At Woodlands, we aspire to pursue life in Christ together. For this next series, we challenge you to connect with another and pursue growth in a Christ-centered transformational community where you will support, challenge, and encourage one another to be Christ-centered. If you need help finding an ally or a few teammates to walk this journey with you, please let us know by registering.

      The Case for Christmas

      Type of Group: Class
      Day of Week: Tuesday
      Time: 6:30 AM
      “The Case for Christmas” DVD study by Lee Strobel, will be offered both in-person and virtually via Zoom. In The Case for Christmas, you will look at the story surrounding the birth of Jesus—and see the Christmas story in a whole new light! You will learn to separate the holiday from the holy day, the facts from the fantasy, and the truth from the tradition to know with confidence that the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ birth are accurate and true! The Case for Christmas Study Guide, cost: $8

      November 23 – December 21

      The Nine Attributes of a Man

      Type of Group: Class
      Day of Week: Wednesday
      Time: 6:15 AM

      In a world where everyone is attempting to define manhood, why not look to God who designed men. God’s definition of real manhood is found in the ultimate man – Jesus Christ. This study will empower you to become the man God wants you to be.

      October 6 – December 15

      Trinitarian Theology

      Type of Group: Class
      Day of Week: Any Day
      Time: Mostly Asynchronous

      We hear about the Trinity, but why does it really matter? Does it really make a difference? Is it actually in the Bible, and how would it change how we live, act, and worship? We’ll dive into all these questions with a heart to know and love God more faithfully, and worship him more fully!

      Unique Moms Group

      Type of Group: Life Group
      Day of Week: Wednesday
      Time: 7:00 PM

      This is a group of mothers of children with Unique Needs. We meet virtually once a week to support each other with ideas of how to navigate daily life with children who have special needs. Our meetings are on Wednesdays from 7 – 8 pm.

      Westberg Women's Life Group

      Type of Group: Life Group
      Day of Week: Wednesday
      Time: 6:00 PM

      We are a casual group of women who enjoy talking about our lives, our faith and our needs – and the need for improvement in those areas. We meet Wednesdays at 6 pm, twice a month.

      Womens Unraveled Group

      Type of Group: Class
      Day of Week: Tuesday
      Time: 8 - 10 AM

      This weekly confidential small group is designed for women who struggle with any unwanted sexual behaviors such as sex, porn, masturbation, and relationship addictions. Through the use of weekly exercises, strategic tools, and a self-care focus, we learn how to unravel the messiness of our struggle in order to experience lifelong healing from a greater understanding of who God is and who He created us to be. Open to women college-aged and above.

      If you are interested in learning more, please click here to contact Tanya Thomack.

      Young Adult Life Group

      Type of Group: Life Group
      Day of Week: Monday
      Time: 6:30 PM

      We’re a group of young adults, ranging from college-age to people in their 30s, and focused on building Christian community and growing closer to God. We meet every Monday at 6:30 pm at the church.

      Can’t find a group?

      If you are having trouble finding a group/class, or are not sure where to start, please contact us here. Or if you’re looking for a Spiritual Growth Partner text ASSIST to 888-225-7675.