God calls us to further his gospel around the world. The Perspectives class will shed light on our being part of a global movement, one that started with Abraham, to reach all people to bring God glory. The 15 lessons on God’s plan for the nations will rock your world and leave you changed forever. Five Oaks is hosting the class starting January 7. It’s a discipleship class as well as a credit course for students, and a $200 mission trip credit is offered for anyone from Five Oaks who completes the course. Visit www.perspectives.org for more info, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Perspectives is not a “missions” class; it’s about being missional, like our heavenly Father.
The Giving Tree
If you took an ornament from the Giving Tree in the Fireside Commons earlier this month, 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).
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 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.
Rooted Women’s Bible study now open for registaration
Every day an invisble war wages around us, wreaking subtle havoc on our marriages and relationships. This study will help women not only put on the armor of God, but also sort through an action plan to be ready for that challenge. Women, please join us for Priscilla Shirer’s Armor of God study. $20; 9:30-11:30 am Wednesdays starting January 13.
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, or sign up at the Mens’ Ministry Cart at the Ministry Wall this weekend.
First Place 4 Health winter session & orientation meeting
FP4H is a non-denominational weight loss support group. The winter session of FP4H will meet on Mondays beginning January 18. Daytime class is 10-11:30 am and evening class is 7-8:30 pm. Cost: $150 for couples; $125 for a single; $22 for returning members. All prospective new members should attend the free orientation meeting on Saturday, January 2, 9 am, in room 101. To register for the orientation meeting, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call coordinator Arla Frigstad at 612-594-6951.
High schoolers: Plan now for Cultivate retreat
High school students, do you ever feel like your relationship with God has turned impersonal, dry, and empty, but you just don’t know how to change it? Do you wonder if it’s even possible to have a “close, best -friend relationship” with Jesus? If you’ve ever wrestled with these feelings, now is the time to do something about it! Restore the fire in your relationship with the King of Kings at our winter retreat on February 19-21 at Camp Lebanon. Our core focus will be on determining how each of us can CULTIVATE and PRESERVE a close, long-lasting relationship with Jesus Christ. The cost is $140. More info to come!
Welcome new members
Jordan and Morgan Whitney
December 31: closing at noon
January 1: closed all day