SENIOR PASTOR SEARCH & DISCOVERY PROCESS
God already knows who our next Senior Pastor is but that matter is concealed to us at this point. It is our honor to search and discover who God has called to shepherd and lead us in the next phase of life at Woodlands.
Use your gifts to make an impact and grow in your faith!
We have had the surprise privilege of welcoming a family of 5 from Afghanistan! On Tuesday, May 17, we picked up the Haidari family from CWA after their 7-month stay in Qatar, prepared a hot meal for them, and have been with them every day since then. Our team has learned so much and served so well. And we will shortly say good-bye to this dear family, as they transfer to be closer to relatives in the Indianapolis area.
Our second refugee family will arrive on June 3 from the Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly Zaire. This year, our association, the Evangelical Free Church of America, is celebrating the 100 year anniversary of their missions work in Zaire. And our church gets to welcome a refugee family of 8, soon to be 9, from the western part of DRC, after their stay for many years in a camp in Uganda. You can help by:
- Praying for us daily, as this large family will know little English, and the first few weeks here are overwhelming for everyone, with many appointments and much to adjust to.
- Summer schedules mean that some volunteers are more available and some less. Pray for the right people to be available at the right time.
- Financial contributions are still appreciated to Woodlands Church: Refugee Resettlement. Gift cards to Nice as New or stores like Walmart will also be helpful as we help the family find some basic clothes and also welcome a new baby very shortly.
Download our new app
We have a new church app! It’s an easy way to register for events, view our church calendar, manage your giving, find contact information, and so much more.
Feed Portage County
Once a Quarter – TBD
Join us as we partner with three great non-profits to help feed our community! This happens once a quarter.
All food donations support:
- BackPacks 4 Hope
- Salvation Army Food Pantry
- Hmong Emergency Rice Collection
Spiritual Growth Resources
Did you know there are resources available to help you grow and process the message each week?
Childcare is not being offered for the summer but check back for updated days/times and a new scheduling system in the Fall!
Community of Hospitality
Learn how you can join us in serving international communities in Central Wisconsin by being a welcoming and hospitable body of Christ-followers to those from different language and cultural backgrounds.
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.
Did you know we have three different podcasts? One that focuses on processing and applying the sermon each week, another that’s filled with God stories from people in the congregation, and a third that has the audio version of the sermon!
Spiritual Growth Plan
A Spiritual Growth Plan (SGP) is an intentional, thought through, and written out plan that describes and defines what you believe God would have you do to walk with Him and grow spiritually. We encourage you to create one this year!
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.