Join us for the best view of the fireworks in town.
The Five Oaks FUN Team is opening our parking lot again this year to host Fireworks at Five Oaks for the 4th of July. This is a great opportunity for community, so plan a fun time with your small group, neighbors, co-workers, family and friends. The parking lot will open at 9 pm and stay open till the fireworks end. You’ll have a prime viewing spot for the Bielenberg fireworks, which start at 10 pm. We will provide snacks, ice cream, drinks and outdoor games ... FREE of charge. You just bring a lawn chair, bug spray and some friends. Email Jennifer Clemens, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions.
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 email@example.com with your availability. Thank you!
High school students, join us on Friday, June 24, from 6:00-9:30 pm at church for our Friday Night Hangout. It will be an evening of volleyball, competitions, prizes, food, and a slip n’ slide. So bring your friends, a suit/towel, and most importantly, yourselves. For those who are able to join us after, we will be heading to Applebee’s for apps. This event is absolutely free.
Dorothy Day serving opportunity July 2
If you are in town for the holiday weekend, Saturday, July 2, is a great chance for you and/or your family to be the hands of Jesus by signing up to help prepare and serve a meal at the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul. Must be at least 13 years old. Time: 9:30-1:15. Write “Dorothy Day” and your email address on your Communication Card, or contact Tim and Cindy Wiant at firstname.lastname@example.org, 715-426-7972. You must sign up and get a confirmation for this event.
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, email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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. Check out the Ministry Cart or Facebook for the June calendar! Questions? Email email@example.com. 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. Offered Mondays beginning July 11 from 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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, email@example.com, with registration questions. Please direct questions about the private site to Cindy Yarrington, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Patrick and Heather Lobejko on the birth of their daugher, Molly Grace, born June 8. Baby Molly weighed 8 lbs, 13 oz, and was 21 inches long. Mom and baby are both doing well.
Welcome new members
Tim and Rachel Montgomery
Arthur Cofield, Jr.
New Member Candidates
Nick & Amy Holmes
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 email@example.com.