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UPCOMING

Congregational Meeting

Thursday | May  19| 6:30 pm

The Senior Pastor Search & Discovery Team will give an update as well as updates on finances and GRACE recommendations. We’ll also be welcoming some new members and voting on a proposed amendment to our Bylaws.

 

Bylaw Change & New Members

We will be voting on the following members:

  • Scott and Michelle Bruesewitz
  • Linda Thayer
  • Daniel Flood
  • Keelea Chartrand
  • Marlene Schofield 
  • Kelli Zellmer
  • David and Yvonne Pagels

We will also be voting on this Bylaw change:

Current:

Bylaw III – Section 2.b of Woodlands Constitution and Bylaws state: “The Elders shall oversee a committee review of the financial records and processes once each year. The committee will be comprised of two elders and at least two other church members versed in accounting procedures.”

Proposed:

Bylaw III – Section 2.b of Woodlands Constitution and Bylaws: “The Elders shall oversee a committee review of the financial records and processes once each year.  The committee will be comprised of at least two church members versed in accounting principles and procedures.  This requirement for an internal audit is suspended for those fiscal years in which an outside audit is conducted by a Certified Public Accounting firm.”

SENIOR PASTOR SEARCH & DISCOVERY PROCESS

We’d love to have you join the process! Proverbs 25:2 says “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.” 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.

Ladies Summer Gathering

Thursday | June 9 | 5:30 pm

Ladies, join us for an informal summer kick-off on Thursday, June 9th.  Come for a bike ride, walk, run, games or just to hang out! You choose – if you’re doing something active come ready to hit the road at 5:30 pm. Pizza and dessert will be served at 7 pm. This is an open invite so bring a friend or two! We’ll see you rain or shine.

GriefShare

May 23 – August 29

Grief is so hard. It will happen to all of us during our lifetime, but that doesn’t make it easy. Join this group to discover that you are not alone in this journey. The group utilizes a workbook, discussions and videos to help guide you through the grieving process. The 13-week class can be joined at any time. 

Concert of Prayer

Sunday | June 5 | 6:30 pm

As gospel people, we have a powerful resource in prayer, which is the means by which the Lord brings about the fulfillment of His plans for us, individually and as a church. So, we will gather for another Concert of Prayer on Sunday, June 5 at 6:30 pm to pray for the Senior Pastor Search and Discovery process, and for our moving forward together as brothers and sisters in Christ.

Discover Woodlands

Sunday | May 22 | Noon

This one-hour event is for anyone who is relatively new to Woodlands! It’s your chance to learn more about who we are and meet some of our staff. We love meeting you and getting to know you more! Lunch is provided and the whole fam is welcome.

Child Dedication

Sunday | June 19th

Child Dedication is a public commitment to raise and train your children to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ. You can sign up to have your child dedicated during the 8:45 or 10:30 am service on June 19th.

Refugee Resettlement

Woodlands expects to welcome a family of eight in May! They will come from years of life in a refugee camp in either Jordan or Uganda to start a new life in Stevens Point.
How you can help

You can help by: 

  • giving to Woodlands Church: Refugee Resettlement.
  • volunteering to be a driver or language tutor.
  • praying for our team and the intense first few weeks when our family arrives.

We are grateful for:

  • an affordable, four-bedroom house and all the donations which have furnished it. 
  • a dedicated team who have committed to help our family for their first nine months in town. 
  • a supportive local community that is working together to welcome multiple refugee families this year. 

Questions: Contact Ginny Davidson, Coordinator 

Join Woodlands
Membership Class

June 6th & 9th | 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.

GROUPS & CLASSES SIGNUP

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

Stephen Ministry

Are you discouraged? Going through trials? Just need someone to listen? We have Stephen Ministers available who will meet with you to listen, care, support, encourage, and pray for you one to one.
 
Interested or have questions? Call JoAnna to learn more: 916-204-4121

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. 

Serve

Use your gifts to make an impact and grow in your faith!

Camp 429

June 10 -12

Camp is open for kids who have just completed 4th, 5th, or 6th grade for the 2021-2022 school year!

Learn More

It is a weekend-long camp where we engage in fun, interactive, and meaningful time together, while digging deeper with our faith.

Camp is held right here at Woodlands, with the exception of an afternoon of going out into the Community. All of our volunteers for Camp have been fully screened (including a background check).

A schedule for the weekend will be available in the coming weeks!

Feed Portage County

This happens once a quarter. The next date is TBD.

All food donations support:

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

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!

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

*Drop-In Childcare will not be available after May 29th and will resume in the Fall of 2022.

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.

Woodlands Podcasts

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!

Global Welcome 
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.

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, complete this form and we’ll help you find ont!

Type of Group

Location

Class Type

Day of Week

Better

Dates: 1/25 - 6/7
Type of Group: Class
Day of Week: Tuesday
Time: 6:30 AM

In this verse-by-verse study of the Book of Hebrews, Jen Wilkin explores how God “provided something better for us” in the person of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 11:40). Through stories of Old Testament heroes and practices, the author of Hebrews demonstrates how the new covenant is superior to the old and how Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of every promise. Explore familiar verses in context of the entire Bible, learning how to place your hope and faith in Christ alone.

DivorceCare

Dates: 5/23 - 8/29
Type of Group: Class
Location: In-Person, Woodlands
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 6:00 PM

A warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you’re going through. This group meets weekly to help you heal from the hurt of separation and divorce. Hear from nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics. Join us for this 13-week class. There is a max of 8 participants this session.

GriefShare

Dates: 5/23 - 8/29
Type of Group: Class
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 6:00 PM

Grief is universal. It will happen to all of us during our lifetime, but that doesn’t make it easy. Join this group to discover that you are not alone in this journey. The group utilizes a workbook, discussions and videos to help guide you through the grieving process. The 13-week class can be joined at any time. Workbook suggested donation $20

Martin Life Group

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

We are a young adult’s group looking to grow in the Word with other singles or couples, (ages 20s-30s). We’re excited to navigate life‘s challenges together: transitioning out of college, starting new jobs, and everything else that comes with this stage of life. We meet on Tuesday evenings at 6 PM at our home in Park Ridge.

Neff Life Group

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

Our group meets on Mondays at the church from 6:30 – 8:30 pm and is led by Phil and Deb Neff. We start the evening with catching up on life and then discuss the sermon-based study, ending with prayer requests for the week. Our group consists of couples and singles. The age range, at the current time is 40’s+, but any age is welcome. (Childcare may be available through Woodlands Kids for a small fee.)

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 are studying the book of Job.

Schobert Senior Life Group

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

Seniors (50+) interested in an in-depth bible study will enjoy this Life Group. The current study is Twelve Unlikely Heroes. We meet weekly at the church on Wednesdays at 1 pm.

Spiritual Growth Partner

Type of Group: Life Group
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.

Unique Mom's Group

Type of Group: Life Group
Day of Week: Monday
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 Mondays 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.

Where Do We Go From Here

Dates: 3/30 - 6/1
Type of Group: Class
Location: In-Person
Day of Week: Wednesday
Time: 6:15 AM

This men’s study focuses on how prophecies and wisdom from centuries ago still speak the truth today and point the way forward for tomorrow. Whether you are new to biblical prophecy or a longtime student of the Bible, this timely message will encourage and recalibrate you to the mission of God in your daily life. Journey with Dr. Jeremiah back to the Bible to find out, Where Do We Go from Here?

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 as we grow 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, complete this form and will help you!