Weekend of March 26+27

Beaten. Abandoned. Murdered: A Gallery

You may not have made it over to Five Oaks on Thursday to view the Good Friday gallery entitled Beaten. Abandoned. Murdered.  This powerful art gallery walks us through the crucifixion story by searching for God in the midst of Jesus' torture.  The gallery remains open through the weekend, so another great time to view it would be before or after our Good Friday services, Friday, March 25 at 6 and 8 pm.

Easter services:
    March 26: 4:30 pm

    March 27: 6:30, 8, 9:15, 11am

Children’s programming schedule for Easter weekend services is available at www.fiveoaks.church/lent.



Newest Five Oaks CD to be released next weekend
Songs & Prayers Vol. 2 will be available for pick-up and digital download next weekend. This is a compliation of original music that was written, mastered and prayed over by our own Worship Ministry. Be sure to come back next week to get your free copy for your family and another for a friend or two. 


Game Café thank you
Whether you played Mega-Twister, ran major reps on the Bungee Run, or simply invited some neighbors and played Scrabble together, we thank you for coming to Game Café last weekend. We had over 450 game revelers show up to play, and together we thank the FUN Team and the more than 55 volunteers who provided cookies, bars, games, their muscles and their time to pull it off. What a blast!


District Blitz Conference for middle schoolers: register now
This conference is filled with guest speakers, games, and workshops to help students in grades 6-8 deepen their walk with Christ. April 15-17 in Duluth. Cost: $140. Register at: https://fiveoaks.wufoo.com/forms/x1gq75nh1y2s0s2/.


Students: Challenge registration briefly extended!
Student Ministries wants to ensure that every interested student has the opportunity to attend this life-changing conference on July 3-8 in Louisville, KY. We are on the home stretch of registrations, so please solidify plans now. Your registration and $100 nonrefundable deposit due no later than April 20. For more info, go to:  http://www.fiveoaks.church/news-and-updates/2016/challenge-2016-registration.


Attention Tree House welcome desk and 2’s & 3’s classroom volunteers...
Please plan to join your Tree House leadership for a time of fellowship, team training and appreciation on Saturday, April 9. If you are on the welcome team, please plan to join us from 9:30 - 10:30 am. If you are on the 2’s & 3’s team, we would love if you could join us from 11am-12pm. Please RSVP to cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org.


April book club: Iscariot by Tosca Lee
Love to read? Love to anaylyze literature? Join us as we discuss Iscariot by Tosca Lee on April 12, 6:45 in the Fireside Commons. For more info, please contact Dawn Goenner, go.dmge@gmail.com. We’d love to see you there.


Project Serve mission trip for students entering grades 6-7
Rush Hour will be heading to Green Bay, WI with YouthWorks for Project Serve. We will be serving in many different settings during the week, along with Biblical evening programming for the students. Students will get a chance to serve others and create new friendships. July 31-Aug. 5. Cost: $315. Register at: https://fiveoaks.wufoo.com/forms/x71nj8t1gl2zy1/.


Child dedication upcoming
Mark your calendars! We have child dedications coming up on May 7 & 8. If you are interested in having your child dedicated please email Rhiannon Rutledge at rrutledge@fiveoakschurch.org or write ‘child dedication’ on your communication card. Required dedication classes will be held April 17 during either of the morning services.


Serve in Haiti or sponsor a child
Is God calling you to love the orphans of Haiti?  Impact Ministries is sending a team to serve and teach at the All God’s Children Orphanage, outside of Mirebalais, Haiti, from July 30 – August 6, 2016. Join our team or sponsor an orphan!  Sponsorship allows you the ability to share the love of God without leaving your home. For further information email Haiti@fiveoakschurch.org.


Team World Vision still needs you
Not too late to join TWV and help supply clean water for Africa. If you’ve never run a marathon before, or if you’ve run 14 marathons or more, your training efforts will go a long way to help. Base training starts in April!  Email Daniel Lukas if you are interested: dlukas@fiveoakschurch.org.


Journeymen starting new study in April
This volume of Authentic Manhood: 33 The Series, called A Man and his Work, focuses on helping men recognize the obstacles and tensions they encounter at work, and reframe them within a bigger, Biblical vision for their career. This 6-week series runs Thursdays, starting April 7, or Saturdays, starting April 9. Cost: $15. Register at jm5oaks.com or www.journeymenfiveoaks.com.


Got an announcement?
If you need to have something publicized for your ministry, we will gladly print it in our announcements and on our website. Our weekly copy deadline is Tuesday at 9 am. Please submit copy to Peg Benson, pbenson@fiveoakschurch.org.


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.


Community News

DivorceCare support group
This weekly support group provides a warm, caring environment, led by people who have been through divorce. Support offered through video, study, and small group discussion. Meets at Rockpoint Church, Tuesdays, March 29 - June 21; 6:15 - 8:30 pm. Cost; $20. For more info, contact Bev Holm, 651-770-3172, or bholm@rockpoint.church.


Will you host an orphan?
Some call it a mission trip in reverse. Orphan hosting is a 5-week ministry in which you invite an orphaned child to live with your family in your home during the summer. The love of family is something many orphans have never experienced. Change a child’s life forever – GIVE HOPE! Visit www.p143.org for more info, or email Tony Collette, whose family has hosted five sets of orphans: tony.collette@comcast.net.