Weekend of September 10+11

Small Groups sign-ups start this weekend

God wants us to hear from him through scripture, prayer and his community, the church.  Now is the time to respond to God and join a small group!  Most Five Oakers who participate in a small group find that their small group becomes their church family. Joining a small group is one way to model to family and friends that knowing God and being in community are a high priority.  Small groups will also help you maximize the impact of The Gospel Project for your family. Visit the Small Groups Ministry Cart at the Ministry Wall this weekend to find a group that fits your schedule and life stage, or sign-up on our website at fiveoaks.church/small-groups.


Ice cream and mini donuts at church?! 
Yes, it’s true. Yums like these...at church.How so, you ask? Brought to you by our Five Oaks FUN Team...as our ministries resume normal programming this weekend, we’ll celebrate with the MikMart Ice Cream Truck and the Free Indeed gluten-free mini donuts and strawberry smoothies! MikMart will be available after our Saturday services, and both MikMart and Free Indeed will be here all morning on Sunday.  Come hungry -- 10 lucky families will win free ice cream!


Do you have a heart for special needs students?
Our Retreat Ministry needs you. We are looking for help with some awesome kids at the 9:15 weekend services. New team members are needed as soon as possible. If you would like to know more about serving, contactLaura at retreat@fiveoakschurch.org.


Student Ministry kick-off and parent meeting
Students and parents! Join us for our ministry year kick-off on Wednesday, September 14, 6-8 pm. Food, drinks, and fun provided! Students will meet with their leaders; parents will get a ministry year overview in their parent meeting.


Men & Women’s ministry events
Journeymen: Join us as we help local homeowners complete a one-day transformation of their home. Hearts & Hammers Event, Sept. 17. To register, jm50aks.com and click on upcoming events.
Rooted Women: Fall Bible study kickoff, September 14, 9:30, & September 15, 6:30 pm. Questions? Email women@fiveoakschurch.org.


Help feed the world’s hungry children
Five Oaks Impact Ministries is hosting a meal packing event at the Feed My Starving Children facility in Eagan. Join us September 23 , 5:30-7:30 pm. Great event for small groups to serve together. To register, go to www.fmsc.org, click on ‘join a group,’ and enter the Five Oaks join code: 966139. Hope to see you there!


Students: Plan now for Camp Getaway
Middle and high school students, start packing now for an amazing weekend at Camp Shamineau, September 30-October 2. Camp Shamineau offers endless activities, such as:  horseback riding, 9 square in the air, floor hockey, skate park, and a huge gym, to name a few. We will be looking at Ephesians 6 and how to "Suit Up" the armor of God.  For more info, or to sign up, go to: https://fiveoaks.wufoo.com/forms/camp-getaway-2k16/.


Pumpkinfest 2k16
Middle and high school students, come out for the greatest PumpkinFest yet! We will be starting with our very own Whirrlyball Tournament at Twin Cities Whirrlyball, then heading to Dave and Buster’s for food and gaming. We will then stop by a park to finish the day with some intensely crazy fun group competitions. This is going to be a fun-filled day of awesomeness. Price, including all fees and lunch is $45. Bring a friend! Space is limited…register now! https://fiveoaks.wufoo.com/forms/pumpkinfest-2k16/.

First Place 4 Health fall session starts this week
This health and nutrition program, based on keeping Christ at the center of all areas of wellness, is starting its fall session on September 12, 7 - 8:30 pm.  Here you’ll learn a lot about good nutrition,  healthy lifestyle changes, and reaching the potential God created for each of us. Cost: $125; $22 for returning members.  Email Rachelle Goldenman at rachelle.goldenman@gmail.com, to register or with questions. 


September book club meets this week
Join us on September 13, 6:45 pm, as we discuss Between Heaven and Ground Zero, a nonfiction account of one woman’s harrowing escape from Tower One of the World Trade Center.  This corporate climber rediscovers the faith of her childhood and now embraces a new life of serving others. Contact Dawn Goenner, go.dmge@gmail.com, with questions. All are welcome.


New Connections schedule available this weekend
Connections Team Members: The new Directory/Handbook/Schedule is now available at the Information Center (formerly Guest Services) for team members.  Please stop by this weekend and claim yours — it even has your name on the cover!


Join the Story of God Team: Small Group Leader
Help people read the Bible with greater understanding for the rest of their lives. For more information on joining the Story of God team in a small group leader role, write “SOG Team” and your email on your Communication Card.


Story of God: register now
Learn how the Bible fits together. Read it with greater understanding. Take your faith deeper. Great for beginning and experienced Bible readers. New 9-week session begins Tuesday, September 27, 6:30-8:15pm. Registration: $30. Write “SOG” and your email on your Communication Card this weekend, and we will send you a registration link. Or register at fiveoaks.church/story-of-god.


Got a student?
Hey parents -- do you receive emails from our Five Oaks Students Ministry? If you have a middle schooler or high schooler and want to know about the vision and events in Student Ministries, please write your student’s name, graduation year, and the email(s) you’d like us to use on your Communication Card.


New to Five Oaks?
Join us for Discovery Class, September 25, 11am - 1pm in Rm 101. Learn about our mission, ministries, and meet our staff. To sign up email Pam Hawley at phawley@fiveoakschurch.org or write “Discovery” on your Communication Card.


Cuddle babies and toddlers on Wednesday mornings!
Women’s Ministry needs a lead nursery teacher and assistant teachers for the children’s programming Wed mornings from 9 - 11:45am, during the Women’s Bible study. This program runs from September - May and works with kids from birth - 5 years old. Curriculum, crafts and activities are provided. Please contact Theresa Gulsvig at: theresa.gulsvig@gmail.com for more information. 


July Giving
7/3        $51,579.64
7/10       $24,563.15
7/17       $40,088.77
7/24      $18,913.04
7/31       $17,946.22


August Giving
8/7        $40,197.55
8/14        $18,524.87
8/21        $31,974.74
8/28        $17,932.57


Welcome new members
Aaron & Kate Erhardt