Weekend of February 6 + 7

Shine: 'A Beautiful Legacy' 

Women, you won’t want to miss Shine 2016! Shine is an event dedicated to encouraging women to define their beauty from the inside out,  according to the word of God. Invite your friends to join you February 26, 6-9:30 pm at Five Oaks, and plan to listen to keynote speakers Rhiannon Rutledge and her mother Terri Hopman, with worship led by Legend Rutledge. This cross-generation of ladies will be speaking on what it looks like to craft ‘A Beautiful Legacy.’ Tickets available 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 these prayer 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.

Story of God registration closes February 8
Learn how the Bible fits together. Read it with greater understanding. Take your faith deeper. Great for beginning and experienced Bible readers.  New nine-week session begins Tuesday,  February 9, 6:30-8 pm. Registration: $30. Click here to register.  

Tree House needs you!
It takes a lot of hands and hearts to create a successful weekend in our Tree House Children’s Ministry. We have a few more places that need yours! We are looking for extra help in these areas: 2’s & 3’s at 11:00, every other week; Pre-k & kindergarten at 11:00 every other week; nursery at 9:15; 1st grade at 11:00; Welcome on Saturdays. Please email Cindy at cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org to sign up and serve.

Rush Hour/Fusion Super BowLLL Party!
February 7: 5 --9 pm

Five Oaks Church

Cost: $7 (pizza, soda/pop, and prizes provided)

Come watch the Big Game and hang out with us! Don’t care for football??? We will also have other fun activities, prizes, and games! Hope to see you there!

•6th grade: Bring something salty to share

•7th & 8th grades: Bring something sweet to share

•9th & 10th grades: Bring something healthy to share

•11th & 12th grades: Bring whatever to share

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, click here

Kids Hope USA: Making a difference in our community
Five Oaks is committed to changing lives by partnering with Woodbury Elementary to assist in meeting emotional, social and academic needs of students.  Your commitment as a volunteer? One child - one hour a week.  We  our mission. We have answers and we’d love to meet you! February 7, 11 am -1 pm. A free catered lunch is included for your family.  We’d love to see you there!

It’s not too late to join our book club
The Five Oaks book club will meet again on February 9 to discuss “Heaven” by Randy Alcorn. This book is long, so we will cover Part 1 at our February meeting.  6:45 pm; Fireside Commons. It’s never too late to join us! Contact Dawn Goenner at go.dmge@gmail.com with any questions. Hope you can make it!

Overeaters Anonymous/H.O.W. 
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.

Parent workshop: Tough conversations
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 you to talk with them about how to connect the Word of God with the tough questions they may be dealing with. Email Rhiannon, rrutledge@fiveoakschurch.org, to sign up for this free workshop.

Bucharest short-term mission opportunity
Impact Ministries is partnering with the Ruth-Project School in Bucharest, Romania for a short-term mission opportunity. We willwork with the 400+  Roma children at the school and surrounding neighborhood. The Roma are among the poorest people group in Romania and throughout Europe. We will serve during the government mandated Field Trip Week. 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.

High schoolers: Plan now for Cultivate retreat
High schoolers, do you ever feel like your relationship with God has turned impersonal and dry, but you don’t how to change it? Ever wonder if it’s even possible to have a “close, best -friend relationship” with Jesus? If you’ve ever wrestled with these ideas, now is the time to do something about it!  Restore the fire in your relationship with the King of Kings at our winter retreat on February 12-14 at Camp Lebanon. Our core focus will be on determining how each of us can CULTIVATE and PRESERVE a close, long-lasting relationship with Jesus Christ. Cost: $140. More info to come.