Christmas services at Five Oaks
You may have a co-worker, a neighbor, or even a family member who doesn’t have a church home but would welcome an invite from you. Childcare up through kindergarten will be available at all services except the 11 pm. The Retreat will be available for our special abilities children during the 2 pm service. Please RSVP at fiveoaks.church/christmas so we can plan for parking and seating.
Coffee deficit warning ahead
When you come to our Christmas eve services, we invite you to enjoy our hot chocolate bar before or after services. The Acorn Café will not be open during our Christmas eve services, so if you are a coffee lover, please plan ahead and get your fill before you come!
Books of the Bible contest for 1st through 4th graders ends this weekend
Hey Tree House kids, now is your last chance to enter to win your own Sam the Detective Beagle, from Build-a-Bear Workshop, for learning the books of the New Testament. Ask your teacher for details and bookmarks. Contest ends December 20.
Help still needed in Children’s Ministry for Christmas services
You can help create a welcoming experience for our extra Christmas services. Help is needed in all services on the 23rd and 24th in the Nursery and Preschool/Kindergarten. Please email Cindy Yarrington, email@example.com.
Be an angel this Christmas: thank you in advance
If you and your family, small group, etc., would be able to serve for a service and attend another service, this would be a great gift to one another. Please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to fiveoaks.church/advent and click on the button partway down the page that says, “Christmas Service Sign Up.” Thank you!
Last call to donate winter clothing for Coats of Kindness
Coats of Kindness is an organization that facilitates coat drives. They gather new and gently used winter clothing to be donated to those in need within our community. Five Oaks Church will collect your donated items through December 20. Look for the Coats of Kindness box in the Commons.
The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree in the Fireside Commons bears ornaments labeled with the name and age of a child in need of a Christmas gift. All children are families of Woodbury Elementary School. Pick up an ornament this weekend or next, and please return the ornament attached to the gift by January 3. Gifts may be handed in at Guest Services. For more info, please email email@example.com.
Story of God registration: super early bird through January 5
Learn how the Bible fits together. Read it with greater understanding. Take your faith deeper. Great for beginning and experienced Bible readers alike. New 9-week session begins Tuesday, February 9, 6:30-8 pm. Super early registration: $20 (regularly $30). Register at fiveoaks.church/story-of-god.
Discovery for newcomers
New to Five Oaks? You likely have questions about who we are and aboutour mission. We have answers and we’d love to meet you! Please sign up for Discovery, held on January 10 from 11-1 pm. A free catered lunch is included for your family. To sign up, email Pam Hawley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church directory update due in January
It’s time once again to update the church online directory. If you have any changes to your contact info since last January, including a change in email, please either email changes to email@example.com.
Join our mission (membership)
Membership is important at Five Oaks. It’s a way of saying, “I want to be part of the mission of this local church.” If you have a personal relationship with Christ and have completed the Story of God (the class or in your small group), come to the next membership class on Sunday, January 17, at 11:00 am in room 101. Please RSVP by emailing Pam Hawley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journeymen now registering for “A Man and His Story”
Men, join us for this six-week series focusing on the story of every man’s life. Both experts and regular guys will help men learn from their past, come alive in their present and enjoy God’s best for their future. Sessions start Thursday, January 7 and Saturday, January 9. Cost: $15. Registerat jm5oaks.com or email email@example.com.
Our church hosts an ongoing OA/H.O.W. group on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8 :30 pm. This meeting is always open to new members looking to free themselves from the burden of compulsive overeating.
New member candidates
Jordan and Morgan Whitney
Reminder: No church service on December 26. We will worship together at 9:15 and 11:00 on December 27.
December 24: closing at noon
December 25: closed all day
December 31: closing at noon
January 1: closed all day