Weekend of February 27 + 28

Game Café: more fun than you ever thought possible

Cribbage, Catan, Bingo, Twister...treats...coffee...inflatables...remember all the fun we had at Game Café last year? Save the date for more FREE fun, brought to you by none other than the FUN Team, on March 18, 6-9:30 pm. Time to warm up your pawn-moving skills, and start inviting your neighbors and friends to join us! Look for an invite card in your worship program this weekend.  Take an extra card to two to use for inviting friends (available at the Ministry Cart in the Commons). For more info, email Jennifer Clemens at jclemens@fiveoakschurch.org.

The FUN Team also needs help with donations for this event.  We are looking for people to make cookies or bars to donate, lend board games and/or puzzles, serve food, greet, set up, tear down and run the games. Please email Pam Hawley at phawley@fiveoakschurch.org if you would like to help.

“Fill the MINI” school supply drive items due this weekend

Help Woodbury Elementary School provide basic school supplies for students not able to provide their own. Our Kids Hope USA team plans to pile Jerry Meras’ MINI Cooper with school supplies for these kids. Please return all donations and help pack the MINI by this weekend, February 27/28.


Kingdom work opportunities

It may appear in a church of this size that everything runs smoothly and that our ministry areas are fully staffed. In truth, our ministry leaders, many of whom are volunteers, would gladly welcome your talents on their team, bothon Saturdays and Sundays. Help needed in all areas. Please email office@fiveoakschurch.org with your ministry area of interest.


Team World Vision: your orange jersey can help

Are you a marathoner? Or maybe someone who’s always toyed with running a marathon? Join Five Oaks’ Team World Vision and run a marathon with us in the name of clean water for Africa. For more info,  go to www.teamworldvision.org/team/fiveoakschurch.


Lent Prayer Services: Join us on your journey to Easter

Easter is best celebrated when we take time to prepare our hearts through prayer and reflection. Lent is the journey that takes us to Easter. Take this opportunity to add something meaningful into your Lent preparation by joining us for our Lent prayer services, Thursdays, 6:30-7:10 am. 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.


Women’s ministry Mystery Dinner awaits you

Join us for a night of fun, intrigue and a 4-course meal!  We are hosting a Mystery Dinner on Saturday, March 5 at 6pm.  This is NOT a Murder Mystery Dinner, but does involve clues!   Tickets ($15) are on sale now, but hurry: they must be purchased by March 1.  Tickets available at the Ministry Cart in the Commons or by emailing women@fiveoakschuch.org.


March book club: we’d love to have you join us

If you love to read and you love a fireplace, the Five Oaks book club invites you to join them for their March 8 discussion of Heaven, by Randy Alcorn, Parts 2 & 3. 6:45 - 9 pm in the Fireside Commons. Questions? Contact Dawn Goenner at go.dmge@gmail.com.


Women’s ministry: join us for games and chat time

Come check out a preview of the new study, have coffee and goodies,  enjoy some fellowship and play a few games. Wednesday, March 9.   Childcare available for 0-5 for $5/child.  Please register at women@fiveoakschurch.org.


Women: register now for spring study

Our spring study, What Love Is, by Kelly Minter, is a 7-week study on 1-3 John.  Session runs March 16 - May 19, on Wednesdays (9:15-11:30am) and Thursdays (6:30-8:30pm).  Childcare available on Wednesday, for cost.  Register this weekend at the Ministry Cart in the Commons, or email women@fiveoakschurch.org.


Bucharest team beckons

We need you to make our Bucharest mission a success! We will be working with the Roma (Gypsy) children at the Project-Ruth School, teaching classes and organizing VBS activities. The Roma are among the poorest people group in Romania and throughout Europe. We will travel from April 16 through April 25, 2016. Cost is $2,200 per person. To sign up or for further info, email Jerry Meras, jmeras@fiveoakschurch.org.