Weekend of October 10 + 11

Five Oaks Original Music Release Coming Soon! 

Our Five Oaks musicians compiled a CD of original music, called Songs & Prayers, that will be released on October 24/25. Because these songs are a picture of our heart to God, we hope you’ll take one for yourself and one to give away. The cost: free. We’ll also have a free download of the music available starting that same weekend.

Invite your Neighbors to the Fall Fun-Fest

Oct. 23, 6:30-9 pm will be an evening packed full of family fun. This carnival -style event (geared for grades K-5) will feature “booths” such as Minute-to-Win-it, Cake Walk, Ring Toss, face painting, crazy hair plus FREE treats and drinks. For more info, contact Pam Hawley, phawley@fiveoakscurch.org.

Connections has a Few Spots Left...for You!

We still need to fill several spots on all Connections ministry teams. This is your chance to jump in and share your gifts: serve coffee, greet folks, usher fervently, finishing touch cleaning, etc. Below are the number of openings on each team:
Acorn Café: 4 
Greeters: 4
Guest Services: 3
Ushers:  10
White Glove: 4

Subs also needed on all teams. For more info, please write the team name in the Info box or email Carol Jorgensen at cjorgensen@fiveoakschurch.org.

China Missions Consortium This Weekend

Twenty percent of the world’s population lives in China – 1.4 billion. They have only a fraction of the resources we do but all of the same issues to deal with. To learn more about China, please come to room 101 on Sunday, October 11, at 12:30 pm for pizza and discussion of what Five Oaks-supported missionaries are engaged in. Andy Krause from REACH Global Asia will discuss creative methods other local churches have partnered with in-country personnel to heighten their impact on the vast population of China. Please RSVP Kevin Johnson, 651-341-8022 or kevindawn@comcast.net.

Child Dedication Classes Upcoming

Parents, if you are considering having your infant or child dedicated at Five Oaks on November 14 & 15, make plans to attend our mandatory child dedication class on October 25, 11 am, room 105, OR October 27, 6:30 pm, room 105. To register, please email Rhiannon Rutledge, rrutledge@fiveoakschurch.org.

Book Club to Meet at Church

Do you love a good book? Reading for the sake of...reading? A new monthly book club is launching at church. First meeting: Tuesday, November 10, 6:45 pm. Our first book: “Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption” by Katie J. Davis and Beth Clark. For more info, please contact Dawn Goenner, go.dmge@gmail.com.

Connections Teams: Please Verify Contact Info

Our latest team member directory is nearly finished! We need you to double check your contact info as we have it recorded. Please stop by Guest Services this weekend and look yourself up. Make any changes and initial your info when finished. Much obliged.

Welcome New Member

Lisa Vollmuth

Got an Announcement?

If you need to have something announced for your ministry, we will gladly print it in the announcements (such as what you’re reading now) and on our website. Our weekly copy deadline is Tuesday at 9 am. Please submit copy to Peg Benson, pbenson@fiveoakschurch.org.


Community Events


Oakdale - Lake Elmo Area Prayer Breakfast Features Several Speakers

Mark your calendar for November 5, 6:45 am at the Prom Center, Oakdale. This year’s keynote speaker is Mark Whitacre, the highest-ranking executive of any Fortune 500 company to become a whistleblower in US history. You’ll hear from a variety of speakers on the importance of prayer in our communities.

Free Workshop for Parents of Youth Living with Mental Illness

This workshop will help parents prepare their teen or young adult by teaching them about resources in education, the workplace and independent living. November 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Canvas Health in Oakdale. To register, visit transistionsoakdale11-18.eventbrite.com.