Weekend Announcements July 2+3


Fireworks! Five Oaks! Fourth of July! Fun!

Yes, it’s true: the Five Oaks FUN Team is once again brewing up some fun paired with great views of the Bielenberg Fourth of July fireworks. Show up Monday eve at 9 pm with your lawn chair, your bug spray, and some friends. We’ve got the rest covered! Note: at 9:30 pm, access to the Five Oaks parking lot will be blocked from the north. (Traffic circle at Bailey and Radio will be closed.) You’ll need to enterour parking lot from the south. Traffic will also be routed to the south after the fireworks.


Tree House STILL needs you this summer!
We still need your help -- whatever you can spare. It takes many hands and hearts to make a nurturing and fun learning environment for our kids in the Tree House each weekend. Please sign up to help out this summer while our regular teachers take a well-deserved break. Please email Rhiannon at rrutledge@fiveoakschurch.org with your availability. Thank you!


July Book Club
Do you enjoy the story of Ruth, Naomi and Boaz? How about if it were set in Scotland in 1745 during the Jacobite uprising led by Bonnie Prince Charlie? If you can appreciate a unique combo of the book of Ruth, entwined with historical fiction, then you will enjoy our July book, Here Burns my Candle, by Liz Curtis Higgs. We’ll meet July 12, 6:45 pm, in the Fireside Commons. Please join us!


Are you new to Five Oaks?
You may have some questions about who we are and about our mission. We have answers, and we’d love to meet you! Please sign up for Discovery Class, held on July 10 from 11-1 pm. A free catered lunch is included for your family. To sign up, please check the Discovery box on your Communication Card and write your email in the info box, or email Pam Hawley, phawley@fiveoakschurch.org.


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 come to the next membership class onJuly 17, 9:15-10:30 am, in room 101. Please RSVP by writing ‘membership’ and your email address on your Communication Card, or email Pam Hawley at phawley@fiveoakschurch.org.


Women’s Ministry: let’s connect this summer
Want to spend time with other women this summer?  We have a variety of activities all summer long... ladies’ nights out, playdates, dinners, and more.    Questions? Email women@fiveoakschurch.org.  You may also follow Five Oaks Rooted Women on Facebook and Rooted Women on Instagram.


Want to break free from emotional eating?
Based on 2 Cor. 10:3-5, this new 8-week Bible study will help you: 1) break free from the stronghold of emotional eatingand 2) let go of those negative emotions that rob your joy. Cost: $12 per person. Mondays, beginning July 11, 10-11:30 am, or 7-8:30 pm. Sponsored by Five Oaks FP4H and open to all. Deadline to register is July 5.  Go to fiveoaks.wufoo.com/forms/first-place-for-health/ to register.  Questions? Please email health@fiveoakschurch.org, or call Arla at 612-594-6951 or Rachelle at 651-246-7453.


Learn about our work in China July 16 + 17
Ryan and Karin Johnson, workers in China, will be at Five Oaks on July 16 and 17. Stop by in the Commons before and after services to learn about the Good Neighbor Center, Leadership Development, Public Health, and more.


It happened again
Since we last purged it in May, our Lost and Found is once again brimming. This time it’s loaded with winter and spring coats, both for kids and adults. Please check in at Guest Services if you have lost something recently. All unclaimed items will be donated July 31.


Global Leadership Summit
GLS is returning to Five Oaks again this August, but this year as a private site, a change that will allow all of us to experience the great leadership teaching. Five Oaks staff will cover the basic volunteer stations. GLS will look much the same inside our building as always, but we are not an advertised site for people outside our church family. Thurs. & Fri., August 11/12, 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Cost: $89. Register at www.fiveoaks.church/gls. Registration password: PV2016. Please email Deb Johnson, djohnson@fiveoakschurch.org, with registration questions. Please direct questions about the private site to Cindy Yarrington, cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org


Welcome new members
Nick & Amy Holmes
Melinda Montgomery


Community Events

Human Trafficking seminar in Forest Lake
Be aware. Be involved. Help make a difference to end human trafficking. This seminar will equip you with tools to recognize and respond to victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking. Saturday, July 10, 1-5 pm, Maranatha Church in Forest Lake, MN. For more info, email info@realchurch.org.