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WOODLAND ENEWS

Welcome To Woodland

Merry Christmas!

“The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him…”
 John 1:9-10

Welcome to Woodland!
We are excited to invest in your life today.
Our goal is to help you know that through God we have a life of hope, purpose and joy. You are worth the investment and we want to be a church who values who God created you to be.
You Matter! We’re glad you’re here!

- Pastor Tim Passmore  

Tim's January Sermon Series 

Some of us have good days, and some of us have bad. Our emotions are a big part of who we are. God wants us to know that we can experience joy even in the most difficult circumstances of life. In this series, we’ll learn what God says about our emotional well-being and how we can make decisions that lead to healthy feelings. New series starts January 9! Join us in the journey.

Events

Do You See What I see

This is the second year to celebrate our last few months of the year through a campaign called “Do You See What I See”. This campaign takes us through the fourth quarter of 2021 looking with awe and wonder at the goodness of God. Seeing together what he has done, what he is doing and what he will do through Woodland.
We began on social media, in October, looking at His goodness through the vastness of his creation. Do you see what I see in every single thing he has created? What awesome, artistic and creative wonders he has made. Then, in November and December we focus on the goodness of God in our community and on the Woodland Campus specifically. Ministries, testimonies, opportunities will be some of the areas you’ll hear of God's goodness! You will also receive a mailer, giving you an opportunity for a special Christmas offering, to help us continue all the ministries the Lord has given us to steward at Woodland.

The Daniel Plan

Starting January 9

Getting healthy is a choice, and following the Daniel Plan will move you toward living the kind of lifestyle God intends for you to live. We will be offering two small groups to work together on the Daniel Plan; 40 days to a Healthier Life. Check out our Daniel Page for all the details.

Middle & High School
REcharge Night

January 7

RECHARGE Youth Event in the main worship center! On January 7, from 6pm-8pm, it will be a great night of games, worship and some fun surprises. We will have pizza at Dollar Cafe available for food purchase that night.
Invite you friends to come hang and have a great time! We want this event to fill up!
If you have any questions feel free to contact Pastor Sammy at sammy@gowoodland.com or Pastor Connor at connor@gowoodland.com

Men's 3-on-3
Basketball Tournament

January 8 @ 8:00am

Woodland Community Center is hosting a Men's 3 on 3 basketball tournament on January 8th, 2022. Men ages 19 yrs old & up can register. This is a great opportunity to show off your basketball skills and have some fun competition. This tournament will be double elimination with games starting at 8am and the Championship game held at 12pm. The cost for each team will be $40 which can consist of up to 4 players. Participants MUST register as a team. Team Captain must fill out correct registration form. All players (including Captain) must then fill out Individual Player Registration.
Tournament rules will be emailed to each team upon registering. Please reach out to Tracy Lightburne with any questions at tracy@gowoodland.com
Stay afterwards for a free burger or hotdog at the Men's Lunch! See details below. 

Men's Cookout Lunch

Saturday, January 8 @ 12:30pm

Men's cookout Saturday January 8th from 12:30pm-2pm 
Stop by the new building and grab a FREE burger or a hotdog or both!
We will be grilling outside and enjoying our new multi purpose room for fellowship.
Come hear about Men's Ministry opportunities and give us your thoughts on what you would like to see in the Men's Ministry at Woodland. If you have any questions please contact Bryan Lingle at bryan@gowoodland.com

Winter Retreat for High School Students

January 14-16

We will be traveling on Friday afternoon at 4 PM to Cedarkirk Camp & Conference Center for a weekend that is focused on growing students' relationship with God. At Cedarkirk all of our meals will be cooked for us by their kitchen staff, and we will be staying at their cabins that they have on property. The weekend will be filled with worship, message, small group times, as well as countless activities that the grounds offer. For more information of the facility you can visit https://cedarkirk.org/
If you have questions contact Pastor Connor at connor@gowoodland.com

Coming February 4, 2022 @ 7pm

Ballet Magnificat! 

Anchored: The Pilgrim Story

They are returning for the 2nd year in a row!  Ballet Magnificat! is a professional Christian ballet company founded in Mississippi in 1986 and located in the state capital, Jackson. It has been described as the premiere Christian dance company in the United States, and has spawned numerous dance companies and ministries.
On February 4th Woodland will host the group as they perform ANCHORED: The Pilgrim Story. Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrims, Anchored is a dramatic portrayal of the Pilgrims' journey from persecution to to freedom leading to the first Thanksgiving.  
If you have any questions please contact Danielle DeJesus at danielle@gowoodland.com

Group Life

Group Life offers three areas for you to be a part of the Woodland community
 Community Groups • Grow Groups • Activity Groups
We invite you to explore and see what Group Life is all about. Small groups help people grow in their faith and build community - find your community today! Pastor Bryan Lingle leads our Small Group Life, contact him with any questions bryan@gowoodland.com

Check out a couple new GROW groups we're adding!

The Daniel Plan

Time: January 9 (2 Classes Available)
Location:
Sunday (9:30am) Room 230
Wednesday (6:30pm) Room 120

Getting healthy is a choice, and following the Daniel Plan will move you toward living the kind of lifestyle God intends for you to live. We will be offering two small groups to work together on the Daniel Plan; 40 days to a Healthier Life. Let's all do this together in a healthier way this year! 

CRITICAL RACE THEORY, SOCIAL JUSTICE
& THE CHURCH

A Study of Critical Race Theory (CRT), Social Justice (SJ) & the Church By Jim Hahn.

This four session interactive study examines CRT/ SJ ; its goals; implementation plan; how beliefs compare to Biblical truths; its belief about the Church; the types of churches it attracts; how deeply it is imbedded in our culture; and possibly the only winning response of the Church.
The study uses materials from CRT/SJ founders/ advocates, critiques by credible theologians & other leaders, comparisons between its teachings & the Bible, and relevant articles describing its activities, plans & results to date.

Budgeting Basics

Time: Starting Jan 5 @ 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Room 106 in new building

TO REGISTER:  Email here-  Bryan Lingle for more information.

The Bible gives clear instruction on the importance of handling money in a way that honors God and blesses those that do so. In this study you will cover the following:

Lesson 1-  Ownership Matters
Lesson 2 - Why I need a budget Lesson 3 Discipline is necessary
Lesson 4 - Every dollar needs a home
Lesson 5 - Victory strategies for keeping the peace in your finances

At the end of each class you will be given a budgeting worksheet to complete before the next week's class. Upon completion of this course you will have the foundation of a functional household budget in place.

Link

Are you a new guest? Been visiting for a little while and ready to take the next step? Just looking to meet the staff and ask questions about the Woodland Community? Our Meet n' Greet is for you!
After you've attended Meet n’ Greet and learned the basic mission and vision of the Woodland Community, your next step is our Get Connected class. This class is a way in which you can learn about our different ministries and opportunities that we have here at Woodland.
Starting Jan 9: 9:30am class or 10:15am class
Imagine is our 4-week journey of self-discovery in how we relate to Jesus and others in our lives. We tackle 4 core topics: Testimony (A Story to Tell), Time (A Schedule to Keep), Talents (The Gifts to Use), and Treasures (The Resources to Share). Imagine happens every month!
Woodland can’t function without passionate, plugged-in people who have a heart to serve their Savior and their community.

Every Single Day in all of our ministries, people just like you, are living out their purpose and leading people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. They’re growing personally, spiritually, and in their relationships with each other. And we’re hoping you’ll consider taking the next step as a Woodland Impact Team Member alongside them!

Prayer

We have a digital prayer chalkboard for you to post prayer requests but also to view other requests that need to be lifted up. Thank you for sharing!

Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.
Matthew 18:19

Join The Woodland 200 Prayer Team

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Woodland Community of Ministries

We are a Community for the Community.
We are a Church. We are an Academy of Schools. We are a Community Center.
We have playground facilities, picnic areas, a fitness trail, a Performing Arts Center, a volleyball court and much more!  We offer something for everyone! We desire for anyone and everyone to be connected and stay connected at Woodland. We were created to be in Community with each other. Take a look around at our website and please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or we can help get you plugged in! We have ministries for pre-school all the way up to retired adults. Small Groups, Youth Conferences, Activity Groups, Major Community Events, a Disc Golf Club, A Fine Arts Academy and more - something for everyone! 

A Few Important Details

:: WORSHIP SERVICES
We offer two weekend services—Sunday at 9:00AM  and 10:55AM. The message is the same in both services. The worship style in  the 9:00AM service is a blended form of new & traditional worship, while the worship style at 10:55AM is more contemporary.

:: LINK
Join us on the LINK journey to discover what we believe, why we believe it, and how to show the world, with Woodland. LINK is a 6-week journey discovering all that God has for you and how the Woodland Community can partner with you in your relationship with Christ. Our First Step is a Meet N Greet, so we can get to know you, and you can get to know us!
:: EVERY DAY MATTERS
Each day is unique and a time to experience and show God's love. We believe that there can never be too much love in a community and our showing it has the potential to change a culture for the good. It happens when we live life together by encouraging one another and helping each other be who God created us to be. You Matter because you are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God, the Creator of the Universe.
Because YOU MATTER to Him, YOU MATTER to us.
Our Campus is called to provide a complete experience for followers of Christ, Monday through Sunday. We love to do life with people! The Lord is in our daily walk and He determines our footsteps. And In all of it, every day, we give God glory!
That’s what Every Day Matters means to us.
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do,
do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

:: CONTACT
Please contact if we can answer any questions or help you in any way! We are here to serve you and serve the community of Manatee County and Surrounding Areas!
Address: 9607 E State Rd 70, Bradenton, FL 34202
Phone: (941) 753-8588
Email: info@gowoodland.com

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