Story of God session starts February 9
Think of the Story of God as a spiritual bootcamp. It’s foundational. With a framework for the whole Bible, you’ll get more out of reading it and studying it for the rest of your life. The Story of God also offers a practical, relational-based framework for spiritual formation. Grow deeper as a follower of Christ. Connect with others on the same journey.
New nine-week session begins Tuesday, February 9, 6:30-8 pm. Write “Story of God” on your Communication Card and we’ll send you a link for registration. Contact Pastor Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Small Group sign-ups continue this weekend
We are a church of small groups. Our small groups foster discipleship, friendship, church family. If you haven’t already done so, now is a great time to join a small group. 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.
FUN Team sign-ups: last call
This weekend is your last chance to jump in and keep the fun rolling in these hallowed halls by joining 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 email@example.com with any questions.
Last weekend for NLFS Diaper Drive
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 this weekend.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Ministry Cart in the Commons this weekend after services. You also may email KHUSA@fiveoakschurch.org.
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 email@example.com with any questions. Hope you can make it!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shine tickets now available
Women, you won’t want to miss Shine 2016! Shine is an event dedicated to encouraging women to define thier beauty inside and out, according to the word of God. Invite your friends for February 26, 6-9:30 pm, 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 talking about what it looks like to craft ‘A Beautiful Legacy.’ Tickets avaliable at shinewomen.org or at the Ministry Cart in the Commons.
Upcoming parent workshop:
In Tree House Children’s Ministry, we 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, email@example.com, to sign up for this free workshop.
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.
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.
Please pray for Joe and Carol Lehn and family as they grieve the loss of Joe’s mother.
Please pray for Jay and Laurie Preston and family as they grieve the loss of Laurie’s mother.