Make Summer Count: Parent workshop May 22
Parents! You are invited to join us for our spring parent workshop, "Making Summer Count,” on May 22, during either the 9:15 or the 11:00 service in the gym. Rhiannon Rutledge, associate director of children’s ministry, will share fresh and fun ideas on how to make the most of your summer with hands-on ideas and activities. Everything from rainy days to fun in the sun... from family activities to date night... even road trips to stay-cations!
We will also be joined by Five Oaks’ new Family & Discipleship Pastor, John Eiselt, for a time of teaching and sharing his heart for families. We hope you will join us for this exciting workshop and time of learning with John & Rhiannon.
No need to RSVP. Just show up!
New to Five Oaks? Join the Discovery Class this weekend
You may have some question about who we are and about our mission. We have answers, and we’d love to meet you! Discovery Class, held on May 1 from 11-1 pm, will help answer some of your questions. A free catered lunch is included for your family. Hope to see you there!
Lost and Found: last chance to claim what’s yours
If you are missing items such as keys, kids’ clothes, toys, water bottles, etc. please stop by Guest Servicesto see if your items have indeed been living there. Any unclaimed items will be donated May 2.
Celebrate moms next weekend
Do you have a mom? Or maybe a special someone who has been just like a mom to you? Make sure you bring her to Five Oaks next weekend to see the special surprise the FUN Team has in store to honor these incredible ladies.
Are you musical? Would you like to be? Student Ministries is putting on a Worship Workshopon May 7, 10am-12pm. This mini-seminar will be aimed at teaching students practical ways to begin or improve on their skills. We’ll talk about what it means to lead worship with music in specific groups for the drums, singing, and the guitar. Hope to see you there!
All Tree House volunteers: let’s celebrate!
If you are a youth or adult volunteer or sub in the Tree House, we want to celebrate with you! Please join us May 14, 10-11:30 at Five Oaks for a time of celebration, reflection and a glimpse at what’s to come! Please RSVP to either Rhiannon, firstname.lastname@example.org -or- Cindy, email@example.com, by May 11.
Spring Tea for women, daughters, grandmothers...
Rooted Women invites you to the Spring Tea on May 21 at 11 am. The theme is “He Calls Me Daughter” and features a five-course meal, tea, and amazing fellowship. Tickets: $25, on sale through May 8. A great outreach for all the women in your life: ages 3+ are welcome. Purchase tickets at church, online, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also email us if you have a tea service you can loan us for the event.
Orphan Branch Mother’s Day celebration at Sole Mio
Women, join the Five Oaks Orphan Branch as we celebrate Mother’s Day Wednesday, May 11, 5:15 - 7 pm for appetizers at Sole Mio in Woodbury. Stop by and chat about adoption, Safe Families, foster care or hosting an orphan visit. RSVP at email@example.com or just stop by!
Vacation Bible School
Cave Quest: Following Jesus, the Light of the World, is a VBS experience your kids won’t want to miss! June13-17, 9:15-noon. Open to ages 3 (as of 9/1/15) through 4th grade completed. Must be potty trained. Cost: $45/child or family max of $100 (3 or more). “Family max” is for your family only; it does not include others you invite. Register at the Ministry Wall or on the church website.
Volunteers needed for VBS
In a high-energy environment with 200+ kids who are excited to learnabout Jesus, you can choose a high-impact volunteer spot, or a behind-the-scenes spot. Either way, we needyour help! If interested, please register at the Ministry Wall or on the website. You also may write VBS Volunteer on your Communication Card.
Thanks for your prayers
District Blitz for the 36 middle schoolers from Five Oaks was big fun two weekends ago. Students heard eight compelling speakers bring God’s truth, and the worship was amazing. Sixteen kids among all the churches made a first-time commitment for Christ. Tyler and Justin led a breakout session on navigating the jungle of discipleship which was well-attended. Several students led group sessions and prayed for each other. Thank you for covering our middle schoolers in prayer!
Global Leadership Summit
GLS is returning to Five Oaks again this August, but this year as a private site. This change will allow all of us to experience the great leadership teaching, and Five Oaks staff will cover the basic volunteer stations. GLS will look much the same inside our building as it always has, 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. Click here to register. Registration password: PV2016. Please email Deb Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org, with registration questions. Please direct questions about the private site to Cindy Yarrington, email@example.com.
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 also in need of help. Help is needed on any Saturday of the month. Please prayerfully ask God how he may be nudging you to serve, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to help in these areas.
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 (either in your small group or in the class), make plans to come to the next membership class on May 15, 9:15-noon. RSVP by writing ‘membership class’ on your Communication Card, or email Pam Hawley, email@example.com.
Welcome new members
Woodbury Area Prayer Breakfast
This year’s theme is “Extravagant Generosity: Hearts Ready to Share” and our keynote speaker is Brad Hewitt, President & CEO of Thrivent Financial, and co-author of Your New Money Mindset. Tuesday, May 3, 7 am on Tuesday May 3, at the Prom Center (I-94 at Radio Drive/Inwood). Doors open at 6:30 am. Tickets $25 advance/$30 door; business sponsorships are available. For tickets or sponsorships, please visit www.woodburyAPB.org.