Weekend of September 24+25

Let's be friends.

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.   Stop by our Ministry Cart in the Commons this weekend to meet us and ask questions about what this volunteer role might look like.  To be a friend or for more information please contact us at KHUSA@FiveOaksChurch.org

Small Groups sign-ups continue 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.


Tree House still needs your help!
We need your hands and heart to help us shepherd our many eager kids on the weekends. Openings remain in all grade levels on both Saturdays and Sundays. Please help us make your kids’ weekend experience with The Gospel Project both a blessing and a blast for them, one they’ll want to come back to next week! For more information and/or to share your time and talent, please email Rhiannon Rutledge at rrutledge@fiveoakschurch.org. Our needs are:

Nursery, second or fourth weekend
2- and 3-year olds every weekend
3rd grade, first or third weekend

9:15Nursery, first or fourth weekend
11:00 Nursery, first or third weekend
     2nd grade, every weekend

Subs are also needed in all classrooms!

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.


Men’s pick-up basketball: things are pickin’ up
Our men’s weekly pick-up basketball resumes on Thursday, September 29, 6:30-8:30 pm. Contact Mike Selbitschka with questions at dqigh@yahoo.com. All abilities, ages 16 and up, are welcome!


Join the Fall FUN Team
To help plan the Fall Fun Fest! Come and share your great ideas, and help us make this another super fun event for Five Oaks!  Stop by the FUN Team cart this weekend or next to sign up, or contact Pam Hawley phawley@fiveoakschurch.org.


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/.


Last call for new Connections Team Directory! Get ‘em while they’re hot!
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! If you would prefer to receive it electronically, recall that these resources are always available electronically through our Five Oaks website. Forgot the team password? Email Carol Jorgensen at cjorgensen@fiveoakschurch.org for help.


Story of God: last chance to register
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.


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. 


Save the date for Fall Fun Fest
Remember how much fun you had at last year’s Fall Fun Fest? It’s back and as much fun as ever!! Make sure that Friday, November 4, 6:30-9 pm is on your calendar, and we’ll see you there!



October Books Club: A Meal with Jesus
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 October we will read A Meal with Jesus by Tim Chester. Join us October 11, 6:45 pm, in the Fireside Commons. All are welcome! Questions? Email Dawn Goenner, go.dmge@gmail.com.


Proposed by-law change
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).


New member candidates
Dan & Kaylen Meehan
Derek & Kristin Sellers