Weekend of October 3 + 4

Invite your neighbors to the Fall Fun-Fest

Remember how much fun you had at Game Café and Fireworks at Five Oaks? Well, that same Friday Fun Night team is bringing you another awesome event not to be missed! The Fall Fun Fest will be on October 23, 2015 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM. It’s a carnival-style event (geared for grades K-5) with “booths” like Minute-to-Win-It, Cake Walk, Ring Toss, face painting, crazy hair plus FREE treats and drinks. This is an easy invite for your kids (or your mom and dad) to offer to friends and neighbors. For more information contact phawley@fiveoakscurch.org.

Pack Meals with Us

This city-wide Feed My Starving Children packing event runs Thursday-Sunday, October 8-11 at Bielenberg Sports Center. Five Oaks will pack meals together on October 10 from 6-8 pm. Join our team at woodburyfeeds.org. Click on “Join a Group” and search for “Five Oaks Church” to register.

Did you Miss the Candy?

Last weekend we featured our Ministry Fair. If you weren’t here, you may have missed that we have openings in all kinds of ministries at Five Oaks this year: Student Ministries, Connections (formerly First Impressions), Kids Hope USA, Worship, Children’s, Women’s Ministries, Journeymen, and Admin Support. (You also missed the candy at each table.) To get involved and share your gifts, please write the name of the ministry of interest in an email to office@fiveoakschurch.org.

China Missions Seminar

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, 651-341-8022or kevindawn@comcast.net.

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.

Singles Serving Ministry will Pack Meals Together

Singles...our first serving event in October is the Woodbury city-wide Feed My Starving Children Mega Mobilepack on October 10, 6- 8 pm. Invite your friends and family to join you and help fill up the 1000 slots for Five Oaks! If you would like a copy of the upcoming events calendar, please email us at singles@fiveoakschurch.org.

September Giving

 9/6: $33,718.60
9/13: $24,175.89
9/20: $33,069.82
9/27: $16,857.16

New Member Candidate

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 Announcements


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 Illnesses

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.