Weekend of October 22 + 23


Thanks & Praise — A night of worship

Join us Friday, November 11, for Thanks & Praise — A Night of Worship. Take a break from your hectic schedule and usher in your weekend with a time of worship and fellowship, led by our worship band at Five Oaks. Make plans now to share this evening with your small group — a great way to fellowship together. Acorn Cafe will be open for hot drinks. 7:30 pm; childcare not provided.

Fall Fun Fest returns — and it’s still free!

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. Contact Pam Hawley, phawley@fiveoakschurch.org, with questions.

Serving coordinator will help you plug in

Not sure how to get started serving at Five Oaks? Well, we’ve got a Serving Coordinator to help with that. Start by filling out the brief five-question survey you received in your email inbox this week, and the Serving Coordinator will call you within the week. (This works too if you would like to change the ministry where you currently serve). Contact Jennifer Clemens, jclemens@fiveoakschurch.org, with questions.


Join our mission (membership)

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 on October 16, 9:15-10:30 am, in room 101. Please RSVP by emailing 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! 

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. 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 HERE. Copies of it are also available at the Information Center (formerly Guest Services).


November Book Club: The Pilgrim

Do you love to read? Join our Five Oaks book club for a chance to read some great books and partake in thought-provoking discussions! In November we will read The Pilgrim by Davis Bunn. Join us November 8, 6:45 pm, in the Fireside Commons. All are welcome! Questions? Email Dawn Goenner, go.dmge@gmail.com.


Please Join us at a Special FOR[ ] Event

Because of your faithful giving and support of Five Oaks Church during the FOR[ ] campaign, please join us for a special event. Celebrate what God is doing at Five Oaks and hear from Pastor Henry about the next steps in our FOR[ ] campaign. Please RSVP number of adults for one of the following dates:

  • Sunday, October 30th, 9:15 - 10:30 am or 
  • Sunday, November 6th, 11:00 - 12:15 am

Join us in the gym where a light brunch of muffins, donuts, coffee, and juice will be provided. Please RSVP to CarrieAnn Standfest by October 26th at 651-808-8895 or carrieannstand@gmail.com