Weekend of October 31 + November 1


As we look ahead to Thanksgiving and Christmas, we have some great opportunities to give of our time and resources in ways to help others.

Union Gospel Mission Thanksgiving bags: Grab a shopping list and a bag or two and take your family shopping to buy the ingredients to add to a complete Thanksgiving meal. These bags help make Thanksgiving warm and special for those who receive meals through UGM. Bags and lists available this weekend and next. Please return filled bags by November 15.

Union Gospel Mission Bags of Hope: These are bags filled with items to bring comfort to the homeless in our communities: a Bible, toiletries, cold weather gear, first aid kit, etc. Please take a bag and carry it in your car. When you feel led to give it to a homeless person, please ask them how you can pray for them and let them know that Jesus loves them. Bags of Hope will be available starting this weekend.

Songs & Prayers CDs still available

If you missed getting your free copy last weekend when it was released, we saved you a few. Stop by the ministry cart after services to grab yours. Because the songs on this Five Oaks original CD are a picture of our heart to God, we hope you’ll take one for your family and one to give away as an opportunity to invite someone to our community. The cost: FREE. Listen to the music online HERE.

Women’s Ministry hosts mystery dinner

Women, you’re invited to a mystery dinne on Friday, November 6 at 6:30pm. Here are some clues: This is NOT a murder mystery event, you do not have to act, participate, be the suspect or guilty party.  You will have to have fun, interact with other women and solve some clues. The menu is a surprise, but don’t be scared! You will leave full and happy! This is a great opportunity to invite that friend, neighbor or co-worker. Email women@fiveoakschurch.org with any questions.

Interested in adoption or foster care?

Five Oaks Orphan Branch invites anyone interested in adoption, foster care or Safe Families to join us as we commemorate Orphan Sunday on November 8 at 12:30 pm at Davanni’s, Woodbury. If you have questions, please email orphan@fiveoakschurch.org.

Connections Teams directory!

The new directory for all Connections Teams is finished and available for pickup at the Ministry Wall this weekend! If you’re a Connections team member, you already received this as an email attachment, and it is also available HERE. If you want a paper copy, pick one up.

If you aren’t a Connections Team member but are curious about the hoopla, stop by the Connections cart at the Ministry Wall and find out how you can get involved!

Tree House volunteer appreciation! And training!

On November 14, we in Tree House Children’s Ministry would like to take the opportunity to appreciate the wonderful volunteers in our 1st - 4th grade classes. Join us at 10 am, room 105. We also will cover essential training updates and will spend time connecting and getting teacher feedback. To sign up, contact Cindy Yarrington, cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org

Upcoming events

Save the date: Annual congregational meeting for members and regular attenders, November 22, 4 pm. Details to follow.

Save the date: Parenting workshop entitled “A Holiday Legacy,” November 22, 9:15 or 11 am. Details to follow.

Welcome new members!

Elizabeth Andretta
Lance Messer