Weekend January 28+29

See this guy?  Let's celebrate him.

Our coffee-toting, marathon-running, pug-loving, Star Wars-obsessing creative director, Dan Lukas, is moving on to plant an Awaken Community parish in St. Paul.  We will gather to celebrate with and send Dan this Sunday, January 29, at 12:30 pm in the Fireside Commons. Desserts, punch, and of course, coffee will be served. Bring your family and join us!

Women’s IF Gathering: 10 spots remain!
We are told to make disciples, but we often wonder: what does that actually look like and how does that work in my already-busy life? The great news is that discipleship at its core is simple and pure. That’s why we are excited to offer a simulcast of the IF: Gathering on February 3 & 4. IF: seeks to gather, equip, and unleash women to be disciples who make disciples. We have just 10 spots left! Cost: $50. Register ASAP, by clicking here  or by emailing women@fiveoakschurch.org.


KHUSA: Making a difference in Woodbury
Five Oaks is committed to changing lives in by partnering with Woodbury Elementary to assist with meeting emotional, social and academic needs of students. Your commitment as a volunteer? One child -- one hour per week. Please consider volunteering. Children at Woodbury Elementary are waiting for mentors. For more information, please write ‘KHUSA’ and your email on your Communication Card or stop by the Ministry Cart in the Commons this weekend after services. You also may email KHUSA@fiveoakschurch.org.

Drive-in movie night for the pre-K/K class
Hey kids...if you are in the pre-K/K class, join us here at Five Oaks on February 10 from 6-7:30 for a “Drive-in Movie Night.” Come decorate your own cardboard car, enjoy snacks, juice, and some Disney PIxar short movies! Please RSVP to Rhiannon at rrutledge@fiveoakschurch.org, or write “Drive-in Movie” and your email on your Communication Card.


Small groups: are you registered?
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 area at the Information Center 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.


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.


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.


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).


FUN Team ramping up for more skullduggery
It's time to start planning this year's FUN Team events! Think Game Cafe, Fall Fun Fest, Food Trucks & more! Should we do a dunk tank for Pastor Henry? Family olympics? Maybe an all-church Paint Ball game? Whatever we decide, we need your help to plan and execute the fun. Come to the FUN Team meeting on Sunday, February 5, 10:15-11am in Room 105 to start planning our March Game Cafe, and brainstorm about the year. Write ‘FUN Team’ and your email on your Communication Card to let us know you'll be there.


Story of God registration closing
Registration closes February 7
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, February 7, 6:30-8 pm. Cost: $30. Click here to register.

Welcome new members

Steve and Diane Neelly