Team World Vision: your orange can make a difference
Join Team World Vision by running a marathon to bring clean water to communities in Africa. In the past two years, our team at Five Oaks has raised $54,000 to fund clean water for over 1000 people in Africa. Whether you’re running for your first time or your hundredth, we’ll provide you with all the resources you need to get started and finish strong. Most of our team members are first-time runners. You can do it! If you are curious, slightly interested, or even just looking for a good cause for your running efforts, come to the info session after each service in the worship center this weekend. For more info, write TWV on your communication card or go to www.teamworldvision.org/team/fiveoakschurch.
Parents: Tough Conversations workshop this Sunday
Sometimes our kids ask questions we aren’t quite sure how to answer. Tree House will host a workshop for parents on February 14 during the 9:15 or the 11:00 services that will help equip youto talk with them about how to connect the Word of God with the tough questions they may be dealing with. Email Rhiannon, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions. Hope to see you there!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Love chocolate?
Happy Valentine’s Day from your Five Oaks FUN Team. Treats in the Commons before and after all services this weekend. Help yourself to a delicious treat or give one to someone special. If you would like to be involved in our FUN Team activities, e-mail Jennifer Clemens, email@example.com.
Shine: ‘A Beautiful Legacy’
Women, invite your friends and teen daughters to join you for an evening of fun: worship, fellowship, coffee & food, shopping, and speakers who will share what it means to define your beauty from the inside out. February 26, 6-9:30 pm. Plan on hearing from keynote speakers Rhiannon Rutledge and her mother Terri Hopman, and worship led by Legend Rutledge. This cross-generation of ladies will be talking about what it looks like to craft ‘A Beautiful Legacy.’ Tickets avaliable at shinewomen.org or at the Ministry Cart in the Commons.
Lent Prayer Services: Join us on your journey to Easter
Easter is best celebrated when we take time to prepare our hearts for it through prayer and reflection. Lent is the journey, the story along the journey, that takes us to Easter. Our Lent prayer services take place every Thursday morning during Lent, 6:30-7:10 am. Take this opportunity to add something meaningful into your Lent preparation by joining us for theseprayer services. Here you will sweeten that journey to Easter by enriching your prayer life and weaving a richer understanding of how the story of Easter unfolds.
Rush Hour Lock Out promises big fun without the burden of sleeping
Hey 6-8th graders, grab your friends and join us for the Lock Out on February 26-27, 9pm - 7am. We will partner with other area churches and hit several different stops that include swimming, gym time, bowling, ice skating, a movie and more! Cost: $40. For more info or to register, go to: fiveoaks.church/calendar/2016/rush-hour-winter-lock-out
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 the Story of Godclass (the class or in your small group), come to the next membership class on Sunday, February 21, at 11:00 am in room 105. Please RSVP by emailing Pam Hawley at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write Membership Class on your communication card.
Game Café: It’s baaaaaaack!
Cribbage, Catan, Bingo, Twister...treats...inflatables...remember all the fun we had at Game Café last year? Save the date for more fun of the same caliber on March 18. Stay tuned for more details, but for now, warm up your pawn-moving skills. And start inviting your neighbors and friends to join us! For more info, email Jennifer Clemens at email@example.com.
Our church hosts an ongoing OA/H.O.W. group on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. This meeting is always open to new members looking to free themselves from the burden of compulsive overeating.
Five Oaks Family Support
Caleb Maaske Spaghetti Dinner Benefit
Five year-old Caleb Maaske, a regular face at Five Oaks Church, is partnering with 4 Paws for Ability to help further his fight against Chiari Malformation, an incurable brain disorder. 4 Paws trains and places service dogs to give veterans and children like Caleb the assistance and independence they need. Caleb’s service dog will give him an additional life line by assisting him with issues such as pain, seizures and countless doctor visits. Join Caleb’s family at their spaghetti dinner benefit February 21, 12-4 pm, at the Red Barn VFW, 9260 E. Point Douglas Road, Cottage Grove. The proceeds will help defray the $15,000 that the Maaske family must raise to secure this new friend for Caleb. Questions? Please contact Rachael Maaske, firstname.lastname@example.org.