Weekend of November 14 + 15

Manger build event for dads and kids returns to Five Oaks

Dads and granddads, grab your kids and come build a life-sized manger together. $20 fee includes a manger kit, expert assistance, devotional guide, and snacks and refreshments. Wood will be pre-cut, ready to go. Saturday, December 12, 9 am. If a male figure is unavailable, we’ll have “adopt-a-dads” available to work with your child. For more info, see the Men’s ministry cart at the Ministry Wall after services this weekend. To register, visit HERE.

Child dedication this weekend

Please pray for the families who are dedicating their children this weekend.

Congregational meeting DATE CHANGE

Please note: The annual congregational meeting has been changed from November 22 to December 6, at 4 pm. Please note the change on your calendar.

Singles Serving makes pottery at next social

Singles Serving is gathering at Color Me Mine in Eagan on Saturday, November 21 after worship service. If you are interested in joining the fun and fellowship, please reply to singles@fiveoakschurch.org. We hope to create a holiday present or white elephant gift!

Parent workshop: A Christ-Centered Legacy

As full as the holidays are with wonderful traditions, sometimes we find we come up short of ways to celebrate our newborn king. Join Tree House Ministry in the gym November 22, 9:15 or 11:00 service for a free parent workshop on establishing Christ-centered holiday traditions in your family. To register, please email Rhiannon Rutledge, rrutledge@fiveoakschurch.org.

Connections Q & A with Carol

The Connections Ministry has seen many changes in the past year, and if you serve on a Connections Team, you may have questions about schedules, email communications, team leaders, etc.

If you are having trouble with your email communications, knowing whom to contact about subs, etc., plan to stop by Room 105 on Sunday, November 15, anytime during the 11:00 service. Carol Jorgensen, Connections Manager, will be available and ready to work through any questions you may have.

Got an extra winter coat?

Coats of Kindness is an organization focused on helping facilitate coat drives to gather new and gently used winter clothing to be donated to those in need within our community. A simple act, such as donating a coat, can change someone’s life. Our goal is to collect as many new or gently used winter wear items to include, coats, hats, mittens, gloves and scarves to donate to local shelters. These items are given at no cost to those in need. Five Oaks Church will collect your donated items between November 21 through December 20. Look for the Coats of Kindess box in the Commons. For further information contact Jerry Meras, jmeras@fiveoakschurch.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, please either email changes to office@fiveoakschurch.org, or write them clearly in the Info box on your communication card.

New member candidate

Peter Kim

Community Events

Ninth annual community meal packing event

Bring your family and lend a hand at the Andersen Windows headquarters in Oak Park Heights, MN November 7 - 11 to pack Meals from the Heart meals for local food shelves in Stillwater, eastern St. Paul communities, and western Wisconsin. Two-hour time slots available; $25 fee. Bring your family or small group to help at this community event. To register, contact Chuck or Joan Newman at 651-436-8609.