Weekend of March 12+13

Serve in the poorest country in the Western hemisphere -- or sponsor a child there

Is God calling you to love the orphans of Haiti?  Impact Ministries is sending a team to serve and teach at the All God’s Children Orphanage, outside of Mirebalais, Haiti, from July 30 – August 6, 2016. Join our team or sponsor an orphan!  Sponsorship allows you the ability to share the love of God without leaving your home. Please stop by the Haiti table in the Commons this weekend, and find out how you too can be part of the Great Commission. For further information, email Haiti@fiveoakschurch.org.

Remember to set your clocks ahead Saturday evening before bed. That way you won't miss a minute of our Sunday programming.

Invite your friends to Game Café (but maybe let them win?)
Remember all the fun we had at Game Café last year? Rest up now for more FREE fun of the same caliber, brought to you by none other than the FUN Team, on March 18, 6-9:30 pm. You’ll find extra invite cards in the Commons. Take a few to give to neighbors and friends.


Please pitch in for Game Café
You might not be on the FUN Team, butmaybe you’d still like to help at Game Café?  Yes, you!  We need folks to make cookies or bars to donate for this event, lend board games and/or puzzles, serve food, greet, setup, tear down and run the games.  If interested, email Pam Hawley at phawley@fiveoakschurch.org.

Easter service times
Lent services: 
     Thursdays 6:30 - 7:10 am

Art gallery viewing:
     March 24: 9 am-3 pm; 6-9 pm;
     Before & after Good Friday services

Good Friday services: 
     March 25: 6:00 & 8:00 pm 

Easter services: 
     March 26: 4:30 pm
     March 27: 6:30, 8:00, 9:15, 11:00 am

Childcare schedule for Easter weekend services is available at www.fiveoaks.church/lent.

Lent Prayer Services help focus prayer life
Easter is best celebrated when we take time to prepare our hearts through prayer and reflection. Lent is the journey that takes us to Easter. Take this opportunity to add something meaningful into your Lent preparation by joining us for our Lentprayer services, Thursdays, 6:30-7:10 am. Here you will sweeten your prayer life and weave a richer understanding of how the story of Easter unfolds.

First Place 4 Health spring session starting soon
FP4H is a non-denominational weight loss support group. The spring session of FP4H will meet on Mondays beginning April 11. Daytime class is 10-11:30 am and evening class is 7-8:30 pm. All prospective members should attend the free orientation meeting on Saturday, March 19, 9 am. Cost for session: $150 for couples; $125 for singles; $22 for returning members. For more info, email health@fiveoakschurch.org or call coordinator Arla Frigstad at 612-594-6951. Register online at 5oaks.info/registration.

Join our mission (membership)
Membership is important at Five Oaks. It’s a way of saying, “I want to be part of the mission of this local church.” If you have a personal relationship with Christ and have completed Story of God (the class or in your small group,) make plans to attend the next membership class on March 20, 9:15am -12 pm, in room 105. To RSVP, either write “membership” on your communication card or email Pam Hawley at phawley@fiveoakschurch.org.

Last chance to register for women’s ministry spring study 
Our spring study, What Love Is, by Kelly Minter, is a 7-week study on 1-3 John.  Session runs March 16 - May 19, on Wednesdays, 9:15-11:30am, and Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm.  Childcare available on Wednesday, for cost.  Register today at the Ministry Cart in the Commons, or email women@fiveoakschurch.org.

Kids Hope USA: Making a difference in our community
Five Oaks is committed to changing lives by partnering with Woodbury Elementary to assist in meeting emotional, social and academic needs of students. We are always looking for volunteers. Your commitment as a volunteer? One child - one hour a week.  For more information write KHUSA on your communication card, oremail KHUSA@fiveoakschurch.org.

Parents & students! 
Registration is officially open for Challenge 2016 in Louisville, KY on July 3-8. Students, this is the one event that you do NOT want to miss! Parents, make sure that your teen is signed up online with a non-refundable $100 deposit by Tuesday, March 22, and that you attend our first Challenge parent meeting, including lunch, on Sunday, March 20, 12:30-2 pm in the gym. To RSVP for this lunch meeting and find out details about this conference go to:  http://www.fiveoaks.church/news-and-updates/2016/challenge-2016-registration.

Journeymen starting new study in April
This volume of Authentic Manhood: 33 The Series, called A Man and his Work, focuses on helping men recognize the obstacles and tensions they encounter at work, and reframe them within a bigger, Biblical vision for their career. This 6-week series runs Thursdays, starting April 7, or Saturdays, starting April 9. Cost: $15. Register at jm5oaks.com or www.journeymenfiveoaks.com.


Baby news
Congratulations to Will and CarrieAnn Standfest on the birth of their daughter, Josephine Elaine, born February 26, 2016. Josephine weighed 7 lbs, 2 oz. Mom and baby are both doing well. 

February giving

2/7        $35,240.53
2/14        $17,739.07
2/21        $32,035.95
2/28        $24,492.00


Community News

DivorceCare support group
This weekly support group provides a warm, caring environment, led by people who have been through divorce. Support offered through video, study, and small group discussion. Meets at Rockpoint Church, Tuesdays, March 29 - June 21; 6:15 - 8:30 pm. Cost; $20. For more info, contact Bev Holm, 651-770-3172, or bholm@rockpoint.church.

Will you host an orphan?
Similar to a foreign exchange program, orphan hosting is a 5-week ministry in which you invite an orphaned child to live with your family in your home during the summer. The love of family… something many orphans have never experienced. Change a child’s life forever – GIVE HOPE! Visit www.p143.org for more info, or email Tony Collette, whose family has hosted five sets of orphans: tony.collette@comcast.net.