Weekend of April 16+17

Global Leadership Summit

Two years ago Bill Hybels made this recommendation to Global Leadership Summit (GLS) host sites:  focus on your people.  Make sure your congregation can attend and benefit from the GLS experience.

We are doing just that at Five Oaks.  We aim to make the entire GLS experience more accessible to all Five Oakers.

In order to provide this benefit to our congregation, this year Five Oaks will be registering as a GLS private site.  Being a private site will still allow all of us to experience the great leadership teaching - just with fewer formalities.  We will be using our own Five Oaks staff to cover the basic volunteer stations so that everyone can attend the entire GLS. In short, GLS will look and feel much the same on the inside of our building as it always has, but Five Oaks is not an advertised site for the event this year. We are making this event open to our church community.

In addition, we are planning a leadership event for the Friday lunch break that you will not want to miss.  Please mark your calendars now for this event on August 11 & 12 from 8:30 to 4:30.  It will be a time of great learning and connecting with others at Five Oaks.

You may pre-register now with the following link: www.fiveoaks.church/GLS. If you have registration questions, please email Deb Johnson, djohnson@fiveoakschurch.org

Please e-mail Cindy Yarrington, cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org,  if you have questions on this change to a private site.  We look forward to seeing you in August.

Please pray for middle schoolers this weekend
Our middle school students are in Duluth this weekend at their District Blitz conference. Please pray for travel safety and for God to move in students’ hearts.


Please pray for our Bucharest Team
Our Bucharest team left on April 15 for Romania to work at the Project-Ruth School for Roma (Gypsy) children.  Our team will teach classes, organize VBS activities, develop relationships, and help the children learn about Jesus Christ. Please pray that the hearts of the Roma children are made ready to hear the good news of the Gospel. Pray that God works in our team to have servant hearts and that we are equipped with the words and actions that help sow seeds of faith.


Child dedication class this weekend
Child dedications are coming up on May 7 & 8. If you are interested in having your child dedicated please email Rhiannon Rutledge at rrutledge@fiveoakschurch.org. Required dedication classes will be held April 17in room 105 during either of the morning services.


Live online prayer with China partners
Do you have a heart for the 1.4 billion people who live in China? Join us for a live prayer meeting with our Chinese partners in Chengdu. Saturday, April 30, 9–10:30 am, Five Oaks Church, room 105 (new conference room). You will also hear about what God has been doing and the future vision for the work in Chengdu. Questions? Contact Kevin Johnson, 651-738-7133.


Project Serve mission trip for middle school students
Rush Hour will be heading to Green Bay, WI with YouthWorks for Project Serve. We will be serving in many different settings during the week, along with Biblical programming in the evening for the students. Students will get a chance to serve others and create new friendships. July 31-Aug. 5. Cost: $315. Register at https://fiveoaks.wufoo.com/forms/project-serve-2016/.


Women: join us for Impact Week April 20
We’ll gather as women at 9:30 am on April 20 to work on a variety of projects for the local community.  We are accepting donations for the Karen refugees that morning as well.  Our time will include worship and prayer for our local and global community.  If you have questions or need childcare ($5 per child), please email women@fiveoakschurch.org.


Students: last chance to register for Challenge
Student Ministries wants to ensure that every interested student has the opportunity to attend this life-changing conference on July 3-9 in Louisville, KY. We are on the home stretch of registrations, so please solidify plans now. Your registration and $100 nonrefundable deposit are due no later than April 20. For more info, go to:  http://www.fiveoaks.church/news-and-updates/2016/challenge-2016-registration.


Silent Auction items requested
Five Oaks students are headed to the Challenge Conference in Louisville, KY in July. A key part of fundraising for this trip is our annual Silent Auction, held on May 14/15 and May 21/22. If you have any items to donate to the Silent Auction, please contactTyler Sotebeer, tsotebeer@fiveoakschurch.org by May 1. Great donation ideas include gift cards, gift basket items,  a weekend at your cabin, professional services you can offer, etc. Thank you for helping our students get to Challenge!


Serving is growing. Are you serving?
Our current sermon series speaks of contributing to the needs of others. One of those current needs in our church is for help during Saturday services. Our Usher Team is loyal, dedicated, and...few. Our communion preparation for Saturdays is in need of help as well. Help is needed on any Saturday of the month. Please prayerfully ask God how he may be asking you to serve, and contact office@fiveoakschurch.org with any questions or to help in these areas.


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, held on May 1, from 11-1 pm. A free catered lunch is included for your family. To sign up, check the Discovery box on the CommunicationCard or email Pam Hawley, phawley@fiveoakschurch.org.


The Lost and Found...
...runneth over. If you or your family members are missing items such as keys, kids’ clothes, toys, water bottles, etc., please stop by Guest Services during the month of April to see if your lost items have actually been living here at Five Oaks. Any unclaimed items will be donated May 2. 


Spring Tea for women, daughters, grandmothers, & more
Rooted Women invites you to the Spring Tea on May 21 at 11am.  The theme is“He Calls Me Daughter.”  Enjoy a five-course meal, sip lovely tea, be encouraged and have some amazing fellowship.  Tickets are $25/person, on sale through May 8.  This is a great opportunity to bring all the women in your life; ages 3+ are welcome.  Purchase tickets at church, online, or by emailing women@fiveoakschurch.org.


March giving
3/6        $51,413.30

3/13        $23,257.13

3/20        $33,706.26

3/27        $25,107.34


New Member Candidates
Misa Lawrence
David Lee
Melissa Lee
Andrea Schwankl
Darren Schwankl


Welcome new members
Daniel Lawrence
Gene Sheldon
Tammy Sheldon
Martha Young