Weekend of November 26+27

Kids Hope USA Giving Tree returns to Five Oaks

Our Kids Hope USA ministry is teaming with Woodbury Elementary to provide Christmas gifts to families in need at that school right here in our community. This is an opportunity for you and your family to share your many blessings with a family who cannot bless their own. Please pick a gift tag from the Christmas tree standing by the Impact Wall starting November 26+27.  Please return the gift and the tag from the tree to the Info Center at Five Oaks by December 11. 

Lost & found to be cleared out this weekend
Our Lost and Found is brimming with items such as sweatshirts, kids’ Bibles, earbuds, sunglasses…the list goes on. Please stop by and claim what is yours. All unclaimed items will be donated November 27.


Last call: household items needed for The Dwelling Place
Women’s Ministry is organizing a household items drive for the Dwelling Place, a home for women and children of domestic abuse. The Dwelling Place needs cleaning supplies and other household items. Please pick up the list of needs at the Women’s Ministry Cart; all donated items are due to Five Oaks by November 30.


Advent prayer services: Thursday mornings in Advent
Join us on Thursday mornings for our Advent prayer services. Begin your day with us as we quietly prepare our hearts in prayer, worship, and reflecting on God's word. This will be a time to be encouraged and reminded of the hope, peace, love and joy that the birth of our Savior brings. Coffee provided! December 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 6:30 - 7:10 am.


Find your serving ‘zone’
If you already serve in some capacity at Five Oaks, you know when it’s the right fit: you grow in this role, and our church body benefits from that contagiousness.  When you serve, it’s because of you that we can bring the story of God to life each week. 

Finding the right serving fit may mean you try a few areas on for size — that’s OK!  If you are looking to start serving but aren’t sure where to serve, consider trying out a new serving role or ministry for Christmas. We always need extra hands and hearts at Christmas time with several additional worship services. Another great way to help at Christmas time is to consider serving in a new area with your whole family, or with your small group.  

This weekend at Five Oaks you may pick up a SERVE brochure at the Ministry Cart labeled ‘Family.’ You may fill that out and drop it in the offering box on your way out of the Worship Center. Or you may email Jennifer Clemens, our Serve Coordinator, at jclemens@fiveoakschurch.org.  She will contact you and walk you through the process to begin serving at Five Oaks.


Coffee House, Jr.
Hey kids, grades 1-5, join us at Five Oaks on December 2, 6:30 — 8 pm, for a night of Christmas fun! Live music, cookie decorating a hot cocoa bar, and other fun activities await!  Parents, please sign up your students with Rhiannon at rrutledge@fiveoakschurch.org.


Christmas Parent Workshop
Parents, mark your calendar for another Christmas Parent Workshop presented by Tree House Children’s Ministry. This workshop will be full of ideas on how to make the most of your time with family during the Christmas season. Please join us during either the 9:15 or 11 am service on December 4. Room 101. No need to RSVP; we’ll see you there! 


Is your child interested in baptism?
Tree House Children’s Ministry is hosting a class for any children who are interested in learning more about baptism.  Elementary children and their parents/guardians are invited to attend this class on December 11, 9:15, in room 105.  Attending the class will help you learn more about this important milestone in your child’s faith journey, but attending will not commit you to getting baptized.  Please email Cindy Yarrington, cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org  with number of people attending by December 7.


Tea with the Talks
All ladies (6th - 12th grade) and their mom, grandmother, aunt, or guardian are invited to celebrate the Christmas season with Justin and Katie Talk. We will enjoy tea,  amazing snacks,  fun games, and worship. This is going to be an event you won't want miss. Sunday, December 11, 1:30 — 3 pm.

We ask that everyone bring an hors d'œuvre (french for appetizer) to share! 

Please sign up as soon as possible so we know how many guests will be joining us.  Click here to register.


Rooted Women Christmas event: "In the stillness”
Join us for our Christmas event on Thursday, December 15, 7pm.  We will be looking at the quiet moments in the Christmas story and how we can create more stillness in our own lives.   It will be an evening of rest, fellowship, food (appetizers and dessert) and carols.  

Tickets are $10 per person, available for purchase at the Ministry Cart in the Commons at church, or by emailing women@fiveoakschurch.org, or click here to register online. Please purchase tickets by December 11. 


Office closed
The Five Oaks Church office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25.  Happy Thanksgiving!


Baby news
Congratulations to David and Lisa Breger on the birth of their daughter Pita Grace Breger.  Pita was born on November 5. She weighed 7lbs 9oz and was 19 inches long.  Mom reports that Pita smiles in her sleep and gets the hiccups a lot. Mom and baby are both healthy.

Congratulations to Ryan and Jennifer Pytleski on the birth of their daughter, Jordyn Kathleen, born on November 8. Baby Jordyn weighed 6 lbs, 12 oz, and was 20.5 inches long. Mom and baby are both doing well!