Weekend of August 27+28

The Gospel Project 101: Tree House Children's Ministry

We are excited to begin a journey through the Story of God using the Gospel Project Curriculum with your children. We believe this will be an incredible journey and a fantastic tool for you as parents, the primary spiritual influencers in your child's life.

Each week in the Tree House Children's Ministry, The Gospel Project for Kids will bring these stories to life through video, music, activities and more. With many resources, such as:  weekly parent emails, training videos, activity pages, Big Picture Cards, Gospel Project App, Bibles, storybooks and a family reading plan, we look forward to coming alongside and equipping you as parents to disciple your kids and bring the Story of God to life.  One of the resources we are thrilled to provide you with is the Big Picture Cards. Every week, children will receive a collector’s card that equips parents with the Bible Story question to help kids understand how the Bible events they learn that particular week fit in to the Big Picture of God's Story.

Stop back at the Ministry Wall and check out the resources at the Children's section that will be available to families this fall. Chat with one of our team members about the resources, and take a look at what the activity pages and the Big Picture Cards are all about. You also can pick up your Gospel Project 101 packet full of information on how to use the resources available to get started with us on this journey through the Bible!

Last call: Dororthy Day help still needed
Are you in town over the holiday weekend? If so, please consider signing up to help prep and serve a meal at the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul on Saturday, September 3. Must be at least 13 years old. Time: 9:30-1:15. Write “Dorothy Day” in the info box or contact Tim and Cindy Wiant at wiynts4@sbcglobal.net, 715-426-7972. You must sign up and get a confirmation for this event.


Village Schools of the Bible: last call to register
Five Oaks is hosting the Cover-to-Cover Bible Survey Course again this year through Village Schools of the Bible. For believers at any stage, this course provides a unique understanding of the miracle of both the Bible’s unity and the power of God’s word. Weekly discussion and writing assignments help students understand their role in God’s redemptive plan. Cost: $129 per semester. Classes start August 30 & run 16 weeks, 6:45-8:45 pm. Register at www.villageschoolsofthebible.org/register. Questions? Call Warren Coe, 612-578-8016.


First Place 4 Health fall session starting soon
This health and nutrition program, based on keeping Christ at the center of all areas of wellness, is starting its fall session on September 12, 7 - 8:30 pm.  Here you’ll learn a lot about good nutrition,  healthy lifestyle changes, and reaching the potential God created for each of us. Cost: $125; $22 for returning members.  Email Rachelle Goldenman at rachelle.goldenman@gmail.com, to register or with questions. 

Ice cream and mini donuts at church?! 
Yes, it’s true. Yums like these...at church.How so, you ask? Brought to you by our Five Oaks FUN Team...as our ministries resume normal programming the weekend of September 10 & 11, we’ll celebrate with the MikMart Ice Cream Truck and the Free Indeed gluten-free mini donuts and strawberry smoothies! MikMart will be available after our Saturday services, and both MikMart and Free Indeed will be here all morning on Sunday.  Come hungry -- 10 lucky families will win free ice cream!

Journeymen will flap some ‘jacks at pancake breakfast
Join our Men’s ministry group, the Journeymen, for a pancake breakfast and fall kick-off on Saturday, September 10, at 8 am. Cost: $3. Please email journeymen@fiveoakschurch.org with questions.

Register now for Hearts & Hammers event
Grab your tool belts and join us for a volunteer event sponsored by Five Oaks and Journeymen. During this one-day home transformation, we will do everything from painting to restoration to landscaping. Saturday, September 17, starting at 7:45 am. To register, go to jm5oaks.com and click on upcoming events.  

September book club: start reading now
Join us on September 13, 6:45 pm, as we discuss Between Heaven and Ground Zero, a nonfiction account of one woman’s harrowing escape from Tower One of the World Trade Center.  This corporate climber rediscovers the faith of her childhood and now embraces a new life of serving others. Contact Down Goenner, go.dmge@gmail.com, with questions. All are welcome.

Rooted Women updates
•Ladies’ night out August 28, 6 pm, Stillwater restaurants. RSVP on Facebook or by emailing women@fiveoakschurch.org.
•Fall kickoff September 14, 9:30 am & September 15, 6:30 pm. Questions? Email women@fiveoakschurch.org.

New Connections schedule available September 3/4
Connections Team Members: The new Directory/Handbook/Schedule is going to print this week! Copies will be available at the Information Center (formerly Guest Services) for team members September 3/4. You can always find the same information on the church website on the Connections page as well. If you have any contact info changes that you have not sent to your team leader, please let them know ASAP so it is included in the new directory.

Do you have a heart for special needs children?
Our Retreat Ministry needs you. We are looking for help with some awesome kids at the 9:15 weekend services. New team members are needed as soon as possible. If you would like to know more about serving, contactLaura at retreat@fiveoakschurch.org.

Children’s Ministry serving options
Would you consider joining us this school year in the Tree House Children’s Ministry? We need nursery caregivers, teachers and assistants in our 2s - 5th grade classrooms and the Retreat. For more information, please contact us at children@fiveoakschurch.org.

Join the Story of God Team: Small Group Leader
Help people read the Bible with greater understanding for the rest of their lives. For more information on joining the Story of God team in a small group leader role, write “SOG Team” and your email on your Communication Card.

Story of God registration discount runs through September 7
Learn how the Bible fits together. Read it with greater understanding. Take your faith deeper. Great for beginning and experienced Bible readers. New 9-week session begins Tuesday, September 27, 6:30-8:15pm. Early-bird registration: $25 (Regular $30). Write “SOG” and your email on your Communication Card and we will send you a registration link. Or register at fiveoaks.church/story-of-god.

Got a student?
Hey parents -- do you receive emails from our Five Oaks Students Ministry? If you have a middle schooler or high schooler and want to know about the vision and events in Student Ministries, please write your student’s name, graduation year, and the email(s) you’d like us to use on your Communication Card.

New member candidates
Aaron and Kate Erhardt

Three ministry updates 
If you missed it last weekend, Pastor Henry shared the latest updates on three ministry areas in which Five Oakers are bringing the Story of God to life. Click on the video below to see Henry's message about these ministries.