Weekend of October 15+16

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Fall Fun Fest features free fun, friends, & fr-eats!

This carnival-style event, geared toward pre-K -- grade 5, will feature Minute-to-Win-It, cake walk, face painting, crazy hair, plus NEW this year: giant Jenga, donut on a rope, mountain dice, and prize wheel, to name a few. November 4, 6:30 - 9 pm. Free fun! Invite your neighbors! We’d love your help at this event — serve with your family if your kids are “too old” to participate. Click here to sign up to volunteer either before, after or during the event.  Contact Pam Hawley, phawley@fiveoakschurch.org, with questions.

Have you taken the serving survey yet?
You heard Pastor Henry talk about how serving is a catalyst for spiritual growth last weekend.  If his words resonated with you, please take 2 minutes to complete the simple survey he mentioned to get you started on the path toward serving at Five Oaks.

You'll find that serving in a capacity that is the right fit for you doesn't feel like work, but instead feels like a natural place to help others.  We have many places to serve at Five Oaks, both  visible roles and behind-the-scenes capacities, something for everyone.

If you haven't done so already, please click here to get the ball rolling. Our Serving Coordinator who will contact you to follow up once the survey closes at the end of the week.  Thank you for your 2 minutes!


Join our mission (membership) class this weekend
Membership is important at Five Oaks. If you have a personal relationship with Christ and have completed Story of God (the class or in your small group), make plans to come to the next membership class onOctober 16, 9:15-10:30 am, in room 101. Hope to see you there! Questions? Email Pam Hawley at phawley@fiveoakschurch.org.


Several kids in our community are in need of a friend!  
The Kids Hope USA team is recruiting friends for our kids at Woodbury Elementary.  To be a friend or for more information please contact us at KHUSA@FiveOaksChurch.org


Child dedication class October 30
Child dedications are coming up November 19+20. If you are interested in having your child dedicated, please make plans to attend our mandatory child dedication class on October 30 during either services in room 101.   Please email Rhiannon Rutledge, rrutledge@fiveoakschurch.org to register for the class or with questions.


Students: register now for Pumpkinfest 2k16
Middle and high school students, join us for some pumptacular fun on October 29! From our very own Whirrlyball Tournament at Twin Cities Whirrlyball, to Dave and Buster’s for food and gaming,to crazy fun group competitions at a park, this is going to be a fun-filled day of awesomeness. $45 covers all fees and lunch. Bring a friend! Space is limited…register now! fiveoaks.wufoo.com/forms/pumpkinfest-2k16/.


Dorothy Day serving opportunity November 5
Saturday, November 5, is a great chance for you and/or your family to be the hands of Jesus by signing up to help prepare and serve a meal at the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul.  Volunteers aged 13 and up are welcome! Time: 9:30-1:15. Write “Dorothy Day” and your email address on your Communication Card, or email Tim and Cindy Wiant at dorothyday@fiveoakschurch.org.  You must sign up and get a confirmation for this event.


Proposed by-law change up for vote at the Annual Congregational Meeting
We will be voting on a by-law change at the Congregational Meeting on November 20 at 4 pm. This by-law change can be read on the Five Oaks website at fiveoaks.church/governing-board-elders. Copies of it are also available at the Information Center (formerly Guest Services).


September giving
9/4        $37,058.30
9/11        $26,363.60
9/18        $44,481.95
9/25        $21,115.24


In sympathy

Please pray for Mark and Karen DuVall as they mourn the loss of Karen’s mother.