WSM Parent Information night
Aug
22
to Aug 23

WSM Parent Information night

We are starting up the school year! Here is your chance parents to hear about the events of the year, and how you all can get plugged in. It also gives you all a chance to ask any questions you might have about Justin or the ministry. 

We invite you to come out and get the information!

Oswego Tuesday August 22nd at 6:00pm

Naperville Wednesday August 23rd at 6:00pm

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Hesed House
Sep
4
to Sep 5

Hesed House

Each month, Wheatland provides dinner, breakfast, and a sack lunch for 200+ homeless men, women, and children at Hesed House in Aurora. We're committed to serving on the first Monday evening (and Tuesday morning)  of every month. We have sign-ups available at both of our campuses.

You can volunteer to cook, provide food items, donate money, or serve on site at Hesed. We have several shifts available so pick the one that's right for you and your family.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to be included on the monthly email communication supporting this ministry, you can email Mike, the Hesed House team leader.

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Stephen Ministry Training
Sep
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

Stephen Ministry Training

Stephen Ministry Training | Beginning September 5

Learn, Grow, and Serve by Becoming a Stephen Minister

Do you have gifts for caring, encouragement, and listening? If so, please prayerfully consider becoming a Stephen Minister. 

Wheatland Salem will be offering another training of Stephen Ministers starting on Tuesday, September 5th which is the start of a 40 hour training along with 3 other churches.  Stephen Ministers provide emotional and spiritual support and care to people who are going through a difficult time, such as divorce, grief, hospitalization, unemployment, terminal illness, relocation, chronic illness, or loneliness.

To find out how to become a Stephen Minister and see if its the right fit, please contact Kim Bockay at 630-926-2652 / kbockay@hotmail.com or Lisa Medanic at 630-299-9085 / lisamedanic@comcast.net

Also, contact Kim or Lisa if you are in need of a Stephen Minister.

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Glow in the Dark Dodgeball
Sep
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Glow in the Dark Dodgeball

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How good do your really think you are at dodgeball? Now is the time to get a team, and answer that question. Saturday September 9th at 6:30p we are hosting Glow-in-the-dark Dodgeball at the Naperville Campus. Start training and get ready for an amazing experience.

Sign up early to be sure that you have a shirt for the event!

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20 Year Celebration: Tailgate Party
Sep
10
10:00am10:00am

20 Year Celebration: Tailgate Party

20 Year Celebration: Tailgate Party | September 10 | 10 a.m. | Naperville Campus

Come one, come all to celebrate the 20th year Celebration of our Naperville Campus.  We are one church with two locations and we have much to celebrate of what God is doing in and through Wheatland Salem.

On September 10th, we will bring our two campuses together as ONE as we celebrate and worship God together at the Naperville Campus.  We will have a combined worship with a blended service.

After our worship celebration, we will all head outside for a Tailgate Party.  Bring your food, chairs, and grills and come connect with people from all 5 worship services in one area.

We will also have a bouncy, live worship music, linedancing, and great connectional time.

Invite your friends and save the date!

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Next Steps Class - Oswego
Sep
17
12:00pm12:00pm

Next Steps Class - Oswego

Have you just recently started attending Wheatland and are curious about how to take the next step in your faith? Maybe you've been coming to Wheatland for years and would like to take the next step in your faith journey.  This is open for everyone.

We invite you to attend the Next Step Class to talk about your Next Step at Wheatland.  At this lunch, you will learn more about our Discipleship Continuum and where you fit, review our mission, vision, and values, hear from different ministries, get connected with an Assimilation Coach. It's a great opportunity for us to learn more about each other, get connected to the life of the church, and learn more about your Next Step in faith journey. 

Sunday, September 17 | 12:00 p.m. | Oswego Campus | lunch & childcare provided

Questions about this lunch, please contact Kim Neace by email or call 630.615.7060

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Middle School Serve Retreat
Sep
23
to Sep 24

Middle School Serve Retreat

Wheatland Student Ministry (WSM) invites all Middle School students to join us for a day and 1 night of service. We are heading to Dickson Valley Camp located in Newark IL, and will spend the day and 1 night helping out, at the camp, where ever they need us. 

WSM puts an emphasis on service, and we want our students to be part of the vision to serve. We will leave Saturday, September 23rd at 8:30 a.m. from the Naperville Campus. You will be able to pick up your students at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, at the Naperville Campus.

Cost is only $50.00, which will cover your travel, meals, and stay. 

Things you will need to bring:

-work gloves

-hard toed boots or tennis shoes

-weather appropriate clothing (Sweatshirts if it is cold, rain gear if it is suppose to rain)

-water bottle

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WolympicS
Oct
3
to Nov 1

WolympicS

During the month of October we will be having our 2nd Annual Olympic event, every week at Revive. The teams will be broken up. We will be doing events like: Jeopardy, GaGa Ball tournament, Mario Cart competition, Flag Design, and other events to be announced. 

Points will come from competing in events and bringing a friend to join in the festivities! Come ready to compete against your friends! 

Please sign up for a shirt size so we have your size.

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Pumpkin Patch Unload
Oct
7
to Oct 31

Pumpkin Patch Unload

Every year Student Ministry attends the Blast Retreat in Wisconsin Dells with over 1,000 other students from the area. This year we want to make sure that all students have an opportunity to attend, and take the financial issue out of the picture. We are having a Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser to help lower the cost per student, so they can go to Blast. 

Saturday, October 7th our pumpkins are arriving. We need a team of people to get this unload to happen! Please arrive at noon. Soon after that the truck will arrive with the pumpkins. We ask for any and all to come and help out with this massive unload of pumpkins and to help set up of our patch.

So mark it down, and be ready to move some pumpkins!  

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Student Ministry Pumpkin Patch
Oct
8
to Oct 31

Student Ministry Pumpkin Patch

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Every year the Student Ministry attends Blast in the Wisconsin Dells. Blast is an event created by CCC (Community Christian Church) that they invite all church's from the area to attend. For the students at Wheatland Salem it has been a great experience. We have students coming back from this weekend away with a new drive for their faith. It is an exciting thing to see, and has become a part of shaping WSM. 

This year we have decided to do a Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser to help off-set the cost for the students and their family. The price per student is usually in the range of $300.00 Every year costs go up, because of travel, and lodging costs increasing. Our goal is to keep the cost low so that every student that attends Wheatland has an opportunity to attend. 

The Patch will be open October 8 - October 31 the following hours:
Sundays:  11:00pm-5:00pm
Mondays - Fridays:  11:00pm-7:00pm
Saturdays:  9:00am-4:00pm

This Fall season we are asking all of you to come and purchase your pumpkin at our patch. If you are a parent of a student, we need your help also. We will need people willing to help us run this pumpkin patch every day until the end of October. If you want to help please respond below.

 
Sign Up Now!
 
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Making Good Decisions: Using the Ignation Discernment Approach Workshop
Oct
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

Making Good Decisions: Using the Ignation Discernment Approach Workshop

Making Good Decisions: Using the Ignation Discernment Approach Workshop | Oct 25 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Naperville Campus 

St. Ignatius Loyola’s approach to decision making combines keen psychological observation with acute spiritual insight. It has had a great impact over the past 5 centuries! We will learn about the Ignatian method, practice with a personal decision we are each discerning, and come together in small groups to share about our experience, as you feel comfortable. Learn an approach to making good choices that you can use for a lifetime.

led by Laura Lies, Certified Spiritual Director | email | 630.699.9129

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Bonfire
Oct
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Bonfire

Join the student ministry for their 4th annual bonfire! Come join us as we have a great time with friends. There will be food, fire, and great people to hang out with. The event takes place October 28th at 6:30-9:30 pm. Register below, and invite your friends now!

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Married People Large Group Event
Nov
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

Married People Large Group Event

Married People Large Group Event  | 5:30-8:30 pm | Cost $20 couple | Oswego Campus 

An opportunity for Married People to connect with other Married People to strengthen marriages and have some serious fun doing so! So invite another married couple or a newly engaged couple and let's start off the Winter learning about God's blessings for our marriages!

Childcare (5th grade and under), Desserts, and Lots of Fun and learning will be available. 

Other Married People Events
Date Night | Friday, September 22nd | 6:30-9pm | Oswego Drop Off/Pick Up
Large Event |Saturday,  November 4 | 6:00-8:30 | Oswego campus
Date Night | Friday, January 26 | 6:30- 9 pm | Naperville Drop Off/Pick Up
Large Event | Saturday, March 17 | 6:00-8:30 pm | Naperville campus
Date Night | Friday, April 27 | 6:30 - 9 pm | Oswego Drop Off/Pick Up

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Blast Shirt Design
Dec
1
10:30pm10:30pm

Blast Shirt Design

This year at Blast we would love to arrive in some Wheatland Student Ministry shirts. We are opening it up to all of you to come up with the design. Come up with your design and send it to Justin by December 1st. You can e-mail it to Justin at justin_sommer@wheatlandsalem.org. You can also bring your design to Justin at Revive midweek, or on Sundays. 

Get your design in soon!

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WSM | REVIVE Christmas Party
Dec
19
to Dec 20

WSM | REVIVE Christmas Party

Join us for the Wheatland Student Ministry Christmas Party! Tuesday night the 19th in Oswego at 6:30pm and Wednesday night the 20th in Naperville at 6:30. Join us for a white elephant gift exchange, Christmas Games, and Christmas Treats! The only cost is bringing a white elephant gift! 

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Next Step Class - Naperville
Aug
20
11:30am11:30am

Next Step Class - Naperville

Have you just recently started attending Wheatland and are curious about how to take the next step in your faith? Maybe you've been coming to Wheatland for years and would like to take the next step in your faith journey.

We invite you to attend the Next Step Class to talk about your Next Step at Wheatland.  At this lunch, you will learn more about our Discipleship Continuum and where you fit, review our mission, vision, and values, hear from different ministries, get connected with an Assimilation Coach. It's a great opportunity for us to learn more about each other, get connected to the life of the church, and learn more about your Next Step in faith journey. 

Sunday, August 20 | 11:30 a.m. | Naperville Campus | lunch & childcare provided

Questions about this lunch, please contact Kim Neace by email or call 630.615.7060

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Willowcreek Global Leadership Conference
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Willowcreek Global Leadership Conference

Global Leadership Summit - Aug 10 & 11, 2017

The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day, world-class leadership event experienced by more than 170,000 leaders around the world, representing more than 14,000 churches. No matter where you lead, The Global Leadership Summit is a world-class experience designed to help you get better and embrace your grander vision—the reason God called you to lead.  

It was a great time of fellowship, deep conversation and eye-opening information.  We agreed to be a Summit partner this year - which means we get a discount by providing extra communication and support.   So, please invite others to join you to this leadership growth opportunity.

We all lead....if you are a leader in your workplace or in your home, please plan on joining us this year!

When: August 10 & 11
Where:  Community Christian Church (Yellow Box) Naperville, IL
Cost: $99 until 6.27.17 and $129 until 8.10.17

IMPORTANT: please email Kim Neace at kim_neace@wheatlandsalem.org for a priority code for your discount before you register.  

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An Evening with Dr. Baruch Korman
Jul
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

An Evening with Dr. Baruch Korman

An Evening with Dr. Baruch Korman | July 24 | 6:30 - 9 p.m.

Is there a way to infuse bible-based teaching into my every day life?  Come find out on July 24th when Wheatland Salem hosts a evening with Dr. Baruch Korman who is a biblical scholar.  A meet and greet reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with teachings from 7 - 9 p.m.

Dr. Korman provides biblically-based teachings with an emphasis on the Jewish context of scripture. Through his vast international network, Dr. Korman provides teaching with a cognitive effort to present scripture, emphasizing the original context and cultural sensitivities so that those of Jewish descent might also appreciate the message of the Gospel.

Find Dr. Korman on Roku, Google TV, AmazonFire TV, ITunes, and CrossTV.

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"The Key to Becoming Like Jesus" Workshop
Jun
17
9:00am 9:00am

"The Key to Becoming Like Jesus" Workshop

Saturday, June 17 | 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. | Naperville Campus 

Dig deeper into the Supernatural: A Holy Spirit sermon series by learning more about what it means to Become Like Jesus.

Come to this workshop and take your next step along your Discipleship Continuum.  Here are the objectives of this 2.5 hour workshop:

  • Realize you are alive in the Spirit
  • Understand how to become like Jesus
  • Engage in a partnership with the Holy Spirit as a Christ-follower

Led by Tom Ambler and Pastor Jen Wilson

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HS Missions Trip Team Building
Jun
11
12:00pm12:00pm

HS Missions Trip Team Building

High School Missions Team. For all of you heading south to New Orleans this summer, we need you to join us at the Naperville campus at 12:00pm for a team building meeting. 

The meeting will last about an hour and a half, and if you are going on the missions trip, you are required to be at these events. 

See you June 11th!

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Muffin Tin and Tea Luncheon
May
13
11:00am11:00am

Muffin Tin and Tea Luncheon

Muffin Tin and Tea Luncheon | Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00  p.m. | Naperville campus

Need a little girl time away?  This tea/luncheon is an uplifting time for all girls ages 0 - 103 years old.

Grab your favorite muffin pan/tin and bring it with you.  This will be your plate for the luncheon.  Also, bring your favorite salad or dish to share (enough for 12 muffin tin portions). Just check the box in the registration.

Don't forget to invite a special girl or two who are close to your heart (mom, daughter, gal pal, friend, neighbor, granddaughter, aunt, cousin, etc.)

Dress in whatever makes you feel beautiful and if you want, throw on your favorite hat.

There will be a photographer there to take your picture.

The first 144 ladies to register online will receive their very own tea cup to take home.  So, don't delay, register you and your gal pal today!

Psalm 139:14 "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful, I know that full well."

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Alpha Course
Mar
15
to May 24

Alpha Course

Alpha | Wednesdays March 15 - May 24 | 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. | Oswego Campus | Fellowship Hall

Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. Each session, people enjoy great food, laughter and learning in a fun and friendly atmosphere where no question about life or God is seen as too simple or too hostile…questions like—Is there a God? Why am I here? Where did I come from? Where am I going?

Who is Alpha for?

  • People interested in investigating Christianity
  • Christians who want a refresher course on the “basics”
  • New believers
  • Parents trying to stay ahead of their kids
  • Couples preparing for marriage
  • Newcomers to the church
  • People returning to Christ after being on “hiatus”

What happens at Alpha?

Each week there is a delicious meal and a talk on topics such as:

  • Who is Jesus?
  • Why did Jesus die?
  • Why and how should I read the Bible?
  • Why and how do I pray?
  • What about the Holy Spirit?
  • How can I overcome evil?
  • Why and how should I tell others?
  • Does God heal today?

led by Sam Figola | email | 630.888.6827

A meal and childcare are provided.

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Phase Worship
Sep
18
to Oct 31

Phase Worship

What is Phase?

Here at Wheatland, we are passionate and value our Next Generation. This is why we are excited to announce "Phase", our new worship service for all ages! Phase worship is a service geared to get our Next Generation and families excited about the church!

What should I expect?

Phase will combine various elements including, contemporary worship music, weekly skits, and teachings from many of our leaders here at Wheatland! We know it can be hard finding a service that fits both families and children, so we specifically designed Phase for you! We incorporate many aspects so that all ages can get engaged and connected! 

When is Phase?

Phase is every Sunday at 9 a.m. in "The Ark" which is located in the children's wing. 

What should I bring?

All you need to bring is yourself! Some people bring bibles as well! Come as you are! We are excited to grow with you!

 

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