Weekend of January 16 + 17

Small Group sign-ups this weekend

God wants us to know him. God wants us to hear from him through scripture, prayer and his community, the church. One of the most natural ways we “do community” at Five Oaks is through small groups. Most Five Oakers who participate in a small group find that their small group becomes their church family. If you haven’t already done so, now is a great time to join a small group. You can do many different things with your time, and choosing to join a small group is a choice of eternal impact, one that models to your family and friends that knowing God and being in community are a high priority. We hope to see you in a small group this winter. Visit the Small Groups Ministry Cart at the Ministry Wall to peruse the catalog and find a group that fits your schedule and life stage.

Membership class this Sunday

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 God (the class or in your small group), come to the next membership class on Sunday, January 17 (that’s THIS WEEKEND!) at 11 am in room 101.


Calling all FUN makers

If you got a kick out of last year’s Game Café, Fireworks at Five Oaks, or the Fall Fun Fest, now is the time to share your talents and join the Five Oaks FUN Team. The FUN Team will plan one mini-event during weekend service times and one large event open to the community. Your commitment is March til May. If you’re inherently fun (or would like to be!), sign up today by either writing your email and FUN Team on your communciation card, or by signing up at the Ministry Cart at the Ministry Wall after services this weekend. Email Jennifer Clemens at jclemens@fiveoakschurch.org with any questions. 


Last week to register for
Financial Peace University

This is your opportunity to learn Dave Ramsey’s method of ridding yourself of debt and spending and saving wisely. The nine-week course starts January 24, 9:15-10:45 am. Cost is $93 per family. Returning graduates, please email Will Standfest at standfest@gmail.com for free registration. 


Story of God registration discount

Learn how the Bible fits together. Read it with greater understanding. Take your faith deeper. Great for beginning and experienced Bible readers alike. New nine-week session begins Tuesday,  February 9, 6:30-8 pm. Early-bird registration until January 26: $25 (regularly $30). 


Diaper Drive for NLFS

Each January, Five Oaks partners with New Life Family Services in recognition of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (Jan. 24) by hosting our annual Diaper Drive. NLFS provides a number of services to support healthy pregnancy, adoption facilitation, and post-abortion spiritual healing. Join us in supporting this ministry partnership by dropping off a package of diapers, sizes newborn to 5, at the Impact table during the weekends of January 16/17and January 23/24.


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.


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 are always looking for volunteers. For more information write KHUSA on your communication card orstop by the Impact table in the Commons this weekend after services. You also may email KHUSA@fiveoakschurch.org. 

First Place 4 Health
winter session starting soon

FP4H is a non-denominational weight loss support group. The winter session of FP4H will meet on Mondays beginning January 18. Daytime class is 10-11:30 am and evening class is 7-8:30 pm. Cost: $150 for couples; $125 for a single; $22 for returning members. For more info,  email health@fiveoakschurch.org or call coordinator Arla Frigstad at 612-594-6951


Rush Hour/Fusion Super BowLLL Party!

  • February 7: 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • 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


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 information email Jerry Meras, jmeras@fiveoakschurch.org.

Save the date...


...Parent workshop February 14:
tough conversations!

We, in Tree House Children’s Ministry, know that sometimes our kids ask questions we aren’t quite sure how to answer. We are offering 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. More details to come... Email Rhiannon, rrutledge@fiveoakschurch.org, to sign up for this free workshop.


...SHINE! tickets now available!

Visit our Facebook page for details at Facebook.com/shinemn2016 for event details and the link to buy tickets. February 26 ...  more details to come! 


...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 19-21 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.