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Volume 1, issue 6: November-December 2011

Surprise! Christmas is coming!

Oswego Update

Youth with Bibles, farmers in jeans and Starbucks-toting moms

The New Normal Project faithful. focused. future.

Learning to Pray with Open Hands - Sundays beginning 2/19 | 8:15 a.m. | Leader : Harriet Parker | Oswego Campus Cost: $10 for the book Prayer - it’s the key to connecting with God. Yet ever y Christian (or most) struggle with prayer at some point in their Christian walk. For five weeks over Lent we will examine prayer using Henri Nouwen’s simple but powerful book With Open Hands as a guide. Nouwen “presents us with a simple statement of the Christian faith: that to live is to pray, that to pray is to love, and that to love is to ser ve.” Join us as we seek to understand, refresh, and revolutionize how we pray.

Semester Class

Semester classes are those which take extra time or greater depth of exploration to cover a par ticular topic. They address a variety of topical areas such as: understanding God’s word, caring for one another, Christian worldview, building a relationship with Christ, perspectives of our fore-fathers/mothers, introduction to Christian beliefs, and right living. Certificate in Christian Leadership - Tuesdays beginning 1/10 | Room 146 | 7 - 9 p.m. | Naper ville Campus Cost: $150 tuition | Instructor : Allan Holder | Books are not included in the tuition fee. | Class: Old Testament Sur vey A non-degree program offered by Northern Theological Seminar y in partnership with Wheatland Salem Church. The Cer tificate in Christian Leadership is designed for the person interested in deepening his/her understanding of Scripture and enhancing his/her effectiveness as a leader. The courses and the cer tificate program are open to anyone, regardless of educational background or relationship with Wheatland Salem Church. For more information and to register, visit

Women’s Bible and Discussion Groups Prodigal God Study - Wednesdays beginning 1/4 | 7 - 8 p.m. | Leader: Lorie Hermesdorf | Cost: $10 for the book | Oswego Campus A Love Worth Giving: Living in the Overflow of God’s Love - Fridays beginning 1/6 | 9:30 - 11 a.m. | Leader: Kim Bockay Cost: $10 for the book | Oswego Campus A Love Worth Giving, a book by Max Lucado, will be the topic of discussion. God loves you. Personally. Powerfully. Passionately. Others have promised and failed. But God has promised and succeeded. He loves you wih an unfailing love. And His love - if you will let it - can fill you and leave you with a love worth giving. Red Sea Rules - Thursdays beginning 1/12 | 9:15 - 11:15 a.m. | Room 143 | Leader: Sherry Litherland | Naperville Campus Red Seal Rules by Robert Morgan uses the Israelite’s story as an example for ten strategies for moving from fear to faith. Join us for this 10-week course. Here and Now...There and Then - Thursdays beginning 1/12 | 9:15 - 11:15 a.m. | Room 146 | Leader: Paula Traviolia | Naperville Campus Here and Now...There and Then is a study on the book of Revelation written by Beth Moore. It is an 11-week study and will run Thursday mornings from January 12 - March 22. Whether you have been studying God’s word for years or are just getting your first taste, you are welcome to join us. Moms By Faith - Thursdays beginning 1/12 | 9:15 - 11:15 a.m. | Room 149 | Naperville Campus | Cost: $20 Faith Enrichment Days. This winter session we will be working through What You Do Best in the Body of Christ: Discover Your Spiritual Gifts, Personal Style, and God-Given Passion and exploring our spiritual gifts and how best to use them. Our first week together will be a Care Group Meet & Greet (all are welcome, pre-registration required). Come and meet the MBF leaders and Care Group leaders as well as other moms for a morning with coffee and goodies. If you are not already a MBF member, come check the group out! Childcare available for $5 per family; you must register in advance. If you are signed up for FED, the childcare fee is included.

Men’s Bible & Discussion Groups Men’s Bible Sudy - Saturdays | 8 - 9:30 a.m. | Facilitator: Kevin Blocker | Oswego Campus Ongoing study. Join in anytime. The Navigators New 2:7 Series - Fridays beginning 1/6 | 6 - 7:15 a.m. | Room 149 | Naperville Campus | Led by: John Keefer & Dave Dick This discipleship series will focus on the study and memorization of scripture as well as developing deeper Christian based relationships. Other components will include scripture reading, study, prayer and discussions that help to bring the weekly study alive and applicable to our lives. This is a three-part series. The first part of the series will take nine weeks and then the second and third parts will follow with the completion of each prior series. This is always an open study but it is suggested to start with the first series beginning in January.


WSC Staff Directory All staff can be reached at 630.904.1035 and their extension or at Lead Staff

Scott Field

Carol Griffith

Bob Butler

Tari Crema

Senior Pastor ext. 227

Associate Pastor ext. 226

Associate Pastor ext. 134

Director of Administration ext. 217


Kim Bailey

Ann Berglind

Julie Cichy

Tyler Hughes

Deb Lionberger

Jen Liskey

Administrative Assistant ext. 225

Assistant to the Pastors & Payroll ext. 228

Financial Coordinator ext. 220

Worship Leader, Interim Coord. of Student Ministries ext. 141

Coordinator of Welcoming ext. 410

Coordinator of Worship ext. 133

KT Luna

Jeff Mar tin

Kim Neace

Vicki Saunders

Communications Coordinator ext. 229

System Administrator ext. 162

Coordinator of Outreach ext. 223

Childcare Supervisor ext. 407

Grace Toledo Office Administrator ext. 222

Linda Young Coordinator of Children’s Ministry ext. 409

Wheatland Salem Christian Academy

Nancy Brossman Principal ext. 414

Val Billingsley

Janet Bratta

Nancy Eble

Assistant Director ext. 408

Administrative Assistant ext. 408

Assistant Director ext. 408

Not Pictured: Teddy Bennett, Organist Tom Harle, Technical Ar ts Coordinator Vicay Lauderdale, Choir Director

Wheatland Life - Jan-Mar 2012  

Wheatland Life is Wheatland Salem Church's Quarterly magazine filled with homegrown articles written by the church's staff and members.

Wheatland Life - Jan-Mar 2012  

Wheatland Life is Wheatland Salem Church's Quarterly magazine filled with homegrown articles written by the church's staff and members.