Weekend of February 11+12


Are you a DailyLife reader?

The number one way to grow spiritually is through daily Bible reading and reflection.  Whether you’re new to Bible reading or have been doing so for years, we know that it can be difficult to find a devotional that is easy to remain consistent with.  Our DailyLife devotions, written by our volunteer team of writers, correlate directly to the Gospel Project and to the sermon from the previous week. Plus they will give you extra insight for your small group discussions. If you don’t currently receive DailyLife in your email inbox, click here to sign up.

Are you new to Five Oaks? Join our Discovery Seminar this weekend
We’re all pretty good at self-sabotage. It’s no different when it comes to our own spiritual growth. That’s why we have the Discovery Seminar. We look at three dumb things smart people do to sabotage their own spiritual growth, and what you can do instead. We offer it every month because it’s part of offering a clear pathway to connecting, growing, and making a difference with us—10-Minute Connect, Discovery, and Story of God. The second half of the Discovery Seminar is an opportunity for you to ask questions about Five Oaks. This is for new folks like you. Our next class is February 12, 11 am - 12:15 pm, room 101.  


NLFS Baby Diaper Drive
Each winter, Five Oaks partners with New Life Family Services in recognition of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday by hosting our annual Diaper Drive. NLFS provides a number of services to support healthy pregnancy, adoption facilitation, and post-abortion spiritual healing. Join us in supporting this ministry partnership by dropping off a package of diapers, sizes newborn to 5, at the Impact table between February 4 and February 19. For more info or with questions, please email impact@fiveoakschurch.org.


Last chance sign the journal for Dan
If you missed the good-bye party for Dan Lukas but would like to leave him a note, a prayer, a memory, or a laugh, please stop by the Information Center this weekend to sign our journal for him.  We will give Dan this journal on Monday, February 13, so please take a moment to write him a note this weekend.


Dorothy Day: Join us March 4
This is an opportunity 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.  Must be at least 13 years old. Time: 9:30-1:15. Write “Dorothy Day” and your email address on your Communication Card, or email dorothyday@fiveoakschurch.org.  You must sign up and get a confirmation for this event.


Tree House PJ party for 2’s and 3’s
Hey, kids in the 2’s and 3’s classes: make plans now to come to Five Oaks for a Jammie Party! Bring your parent or guardian, and they can wear their jammies, too! Save the date -- the fun will run from 6 to 7 pm on Friday, March 17. More details to come. Questions? Email Rhiannon Rutledge, rrutledge@fiveoakschurch.org.


Story of God class offerings expanded
From this class, you will learn how the Bible fits together, read it with greater understanding, and take your faith deeper. Great for beginning and experienced Bible readers.

We have five new groups starting over the next couple of months. Each class is 6 weeks long. Start dates, days and times follow:

February 12 (Sundays at 11am)***
February 14 (Tuesdays at 7pm)***
March 5 (Sundays at 11am)
April 2 (Sundays at 9am)
April 6 (Thursdays at 7pm)
***These classes include six sessions of online work (15-20 minutes each) BEFORE your first group session. So, if you want to start February 12th or 14th, please register right away. Groups are limited in size. Click here to register.

Impact prayer meeting February 19
Please join us to pray for our 14 missionary families! – February 19 at 10:20 AM in Room 102. (Note that 102 is the board room — a change from January’s location.) Refreshments will be served.


Now’s a great time to register for a small group
Joining a small group is one way to model to family and friends that knowing God and being in community are a high priority.  Most people who participate in a small group find that their small group becomes their church family.  Visit the Small Groups Ministry Cart to find a group that fits your schedule and life stage, or write “Small Groups” and your email on your Communication Card. Now is the time to register for our spring session.


Rooted Women Oscar Party
Whether you are a fan or not of the Oscars, this party is for you!  Join us for a night on the red carpet, pajamas and pearls, swag bags, food and more.  Our main goal of this event is for you to have an opportunity to invite a friend not currently connected at Five Oaks.  Cost is $5.00 and bring an appetizer/snack to share.  Bring a friend… they are FREE.  Click here to register online, or stop by theMinistry Cart in the Commons by February 20.  For more details check out Facebook or grab an invitation on the Cart.


Students: Join us on Wednesdays
Five Oaks Student Ministry meets on Wednesdays from 6 – 8 pm for both middle and high school students. Our youth café is open selling dinner, snacks, and drinks. Students will have time to hang out, worship, hear a message, then spend time in discussion groups. Come check out what Wednesday night is all about! Questions? Please email students@fiveoakschurch.org.


Join our mission (membership)
Membership is important at Five Oaks. It’s a way of saying, “I want to be part of the mission of this local church.”  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 onFebruary 19, 9:15-10:30 am, in room 101. Please RSVP by writing ‘Membership’ and your email address on your Communication Card, or email Pam Hawley at phawley@fiveoakschurch.org.


Love to read? Join our Five Oaks book club!
When:  Second Tuesday of every month (next meeting — February 21)
Time:  6:45 pm - discussion at 7 pm
Where:  Five Oaks Church, Fireside Commons
New members are welcome throughout the year.  Join anytime.  Call or email Dawn Goenner, go.dmge@gmail.com, or (651) 238-1605, to find out what our upcoming titles will be. In February, we are reading “Hive” and “Attack” by Rachael Starr Thomson (The Oneness Series)


Game Cafe returns March 31
Board games, gym games, and even trivia games — games galore!  Save the date now for all things games — Game Cafe will be on Friday, March 31 this year.  More info to follow, but start thinking about whom you will invite to join you!