Weekend of September 19 + 20

Small Group Sign-ups are Now Available

God wants us to know him. God wants us to hear from him through scripture, prayer and his community, the church. Now is the time to respond to God and join a small group. Most Five Oakers who participate in a small group find that their small group becomes their church family. You can do many different things with your time, and choosing to join a small group is a choice of eternal impact. Joining a small group is one way to model to your family and friends that knowing God and being in community are a high priority. We hope to see you in a small group this fall.  

Final Invite Team Walk in Prayer Event This Weekend

Bring your family and friends this Sunday, September 20, starting with a catered Jimmy John’s lunch in the Commons at 12:30 pm. We will then head to the new Savona subdivision near the entrance to the Lake Elmo Park Reserve to walk and pray for those residents. We plan to return to church by 2:30 pm. Questions? Email Ginger Bollinger, gingerb@grahamoffices.com.  

Student Ministries Launching Fall Rush Hour and Fusion

We had a great kick-off last week! If you missed it, grab your friends and come back this week. All middle and high school students are welcome on Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm for Rush Hour (middle schoolers) and Fusion (high schoolers). Now is the time to sign up for our fall retreat at Camp Shamineau, October 2-4. Cost $140. To sign up, go to HERE. Parents: be sure you are connected and on our email list. To add your name, email students@fiveoakschurch.org.

 All-Tree House Training

Anyone who is serving in the Tree House with 2’s through fifth grade classes this year should attend our mandatory all-Tree House training. Wednesday, September 23, 7-8:30 pm. Please RSVP to Cindy Yarrington at cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org.

Are You New to Five Oaks?

You likely have questions about our ministries and what we believe. Find out the answers at our Discovery Seminar for newcomers on Sunday, September 27, 11-1 pm. A free catered lunch is included for you and your family. To register, email Pam Hawley, phawley@fiveoakschurch.orgChildren’s programming is available during the seminar.

September Help Needed!

This month is a great time to find out if you would like to serve in First Impressions by, well,  serving in First Impressions! Our ministry outreach event is at the end of September, which means that we could really use help until then to fill our empty spots. If you would like to help out, and see if First Impressions is a good fit for you or your family, please contact Carol Jorgensen, cjorgensen@fiveoakschurch.org.

FMSC Woodbury 4 Million Meals Mega-Mobilepack

Five Oaks is partnering with Feed My Starving Children and other Woodbury churches and organizations to pack 4 million meals. This city-wide event runs Thursday-Sunday, October 8-11 at Bielenberg Sports Center. We will come together as a church to pack meals on October 10 from 6-8 pm. Join our 1000-person team at woodburyfeeds.org. Click on “Join a Group” and search for “Five Oaks Church” to register.

Journeymen Fall Study Starts This Week

Authentic Manhood, a six-week study rolls out September 24 & 26. Choose Thursdays, 7 pm, or Saturdays, 7 am. To register, email journeymen@fiveoakschurch.org. Cost: $15.

Women’s Ministry Fall Fellowship and Speaker Events

Ladies, mark your calendars for Wednesdays, September 23 and September 30 between 9:15 -11:30 am, as we begin a new ministry year in Rooted Women. Join us for a time of meeting new friends, connecting with old ones and being encouraged and challenged. Come find out about the studies being offered starting in October, plus hear a great message from well-known speakers. Women of all ages are invited encouraged to attend as we begin another season of digging into God’s word. For questions and to reserve childcare for these two dates, please email women@fiveoakschurch.org.

Fall Story of God Class 

Learn how the Bible fits together. Read it with greater understanding. Take your faith deeper. The Story of God is great for beginning and experienced Bible readers. The fall 9-week session begins Tuesday, September 29, 6:30-8:30 pm, at the Jerry’s Foods upstairs classroom. (No childcare.) We serve supper every week as part of the class experience; we ask for a $5 weekly donation per person. Registration is $20. SOG is a requirement for membership at Five Oaks. To register: storyofgod.church

Singles Serving October Happenings

Singles...our 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.

Are You Interested in China?

A full 20 percent of the world’s population live 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 ways that 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.

Save the Date: Fall Fun Fest

October 23 from 6:30-9 pm will be the Five Oaks Fall Fun Fest. Kids -- this will be the perfect event to which you can invite all your new friends from school. Parents -- this is an easy invite for anyone who would like a free, fun night out for the family. The Invite Friday Fun Night team is planning the Fall Fun Fest, and they promise games, prizes and fall treats! If you would like to help with this event, please email Pam Hawley, phawley@fiveoakschurch.org.


Community Announcements

Christian College Fair

New Life Academy is hosting a Christian College Fair on Thursday, October 1 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Representatives from many of the top Christian colleges and universities in North America will be at the fair.  They will also host a free financial aid workshop for families during the fair. This workshop will help families understand why they shouldn’t rule out an education at a Christian institution and what resources are available to them.