Weekend of April 22+23

See those happy faces?  They're smiling at  you!

Did you know it takes 50 hearts and hands to make our Tree House awesome on the weekend? Each summer we give our regular volunteers a well-deserved break. This is an opportunity for you to step in and serve for a weekend or three this summer—and try out a new serving area. You will build relationships and engage with kids! Lessons and activities are provided — and you can serve with your family or small group if you choose.

This weekend during services, you'll receive a Summer Tree House Serve brochure with more info. Please prayerfully consider how you can help, fill it out, and place it in the offering box after services this weekend. Questions? Please email Cindy Yarrington, cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org.

Child dedications this weekend

Matt & Tiana Brocker, dedicating Tristan
Seth & Elaine Stores, dedicating Audra
Phil & Bernie Vargas, dedicating Landon
Brian & Julie Jarvis, dedicating Luke
Nathan & Sarena Nourse, dedicating Kaitlyn
Ryan & Mindy Wissink, dedicating Oren
Ryan & Jennifer Pytleski, dedicating Jordyn
Aaron & Leah Williams, dedicating Isla
Dallas & Brooke Ramsey, dedicating Noah

Women’s spring event April 29
Join us for a morning of worship, chatting, brunch and a fitness class.  We will be having a morning of IF:Tables on April 29, 9 am-12 pm.  We will break bread, discuss 4 questions and get to know each other.  You will also have a chance to take a fitness class.  Cost: please bring a dish to share.  Please register by April 26 online or at the Ministry Cart in the Commons.  Questions? Please email women@fiveoakschurch.org.


Live prayer meeting with China partners
Do you have a heart for the 1.4 billion people who live in China? Join us for a live prayer meeting with our Chinese partners on Saturday morning, April 29, 9 -10:30 am, in Room 105. You will hear about what God has been doing and the future vision for the work in China.


Haitian dinner and info session with Pastor Yves Prophet next weekend
On April 29-30, meet Pastor Yves & Samathe Prophet, visiting to share about their mission work in Haiti on behalf of Global Vision Citadelle Ministries. They will host a Haitian supper Saturday, April 29, 6:15, in the Fireside Commons. $10 donation requested. Questions? Email impact@fiveoakschurch.org


Team World Vision: run for clean water
Join Team World Vision by running a marathon to bring clean water to communities in Africa. In the past three years, our team at Five Oaks has raised funds to supply clean water for over 1000 people in Africa. Most of our team members are first-time runners. You can do it! For more info, write ‘TWV ’and your email on your Communication Card, or go to goo.gl/YPmmAL.


Are you interested in baptism?
On May 21stChildren’s Ministry will be hosting a baptism class during the 9 am service, while Students and Adults will be having a class during the 11 am service. Attending the class will help you learn more about this important milestone in your faith journey. If you are interested, please your name and “baptism” on your Communication Card.  With questions, please contact Cindy Yarrington, cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org for children; Justin Talk, jtalk@fiveoakschurch.org for students; or Jonathan Haage, jhaage@fiveoakschurch.org for adults.


Registration for Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School now open
Hey kids! Join us and become hands-on inventors to discover that we were created by God and built for a purpose.  Each day we will have fun exploring Bible truths, worship with catchy tunes, use our imagination, eat yummy snacks, and make new friends.  •June 19-23, 9:15 am — 12 pm. VBS is open to children 3 years old by 9/1/2016 and potty trained, thru 4th grade completed.

Cost: One child = $45;  two children = $90; family max (3 or more) = $100 (Family max is for your "family unit" only and does not include friends or relatives you invite.)
Parents and other fun adults, we also need you! It takes 125 volunteers to make VBS fantastic!  Children and volunteers can register at www.fiveoaks.church.  Questions? Please contact Cindy Yarrington, cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org.


Got an old fan or two?
Our VBS curriculum this year, Maker Fun Factory, will have a set constructed largely from repurposed items. Odds are, you may have some of the items we need for our set in your basement already!  Even better, this may be a chance for you to set some of your “treasures” free! Stop by the Ministry Cart in the Commons this weekend between services to see the entire list of items we’re hoping to have donated. If you have any questions, please email Rhiannon Rutledge, rrutledge@fiveoakschurch.org.


Our Concierge Team needs you!
Do you give directions to someone that is lost? Do you love to know you made someone’s day easier? Do you like to treat someone to a free coffee? If you answered “yes” to EVEN ONE of these questions, we have a fun opportunity for you! We need to talk to YOU about joining the Concierge Team for the weekend services. All you need is your friendly face; we will equip you to make a difference for newcomers at Five Oaks. Don’t overthink it; you can do this! Just write “Connections” on your Communication Card and we will have a a chat to give you more information. 


Five Oaks book club
When:  Second Tuesday of every month
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.


Please pray
This weekend, 40+ Five Oaks youth and 9 leaders are attending the District Blitz in Duluth. Please join us in prayer for their travel safety and for God to move in their hearts and lives.


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.



Save the date! Global Leadership Summit — August 10-11
This year Five Oaks will partner with Eagle Brook Church, Woodbury Campus, for GLS. We are not hosting, but instead we will attend at Eagle Brook.  As partners and attenders of Five Oaks Church, we receive the special rate of $99 until June 26, when it increases to $129. A registration link will open soon, but mark your calendars now for this life-changing event.


Overeaters Anonymous/H.O.W. 
Our church hosts an ongoing OA/H.O.W. group on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. This meeting is always open to new members looking to free themselves from the burden of compulsive overeating.


Community News

Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers’ support group
Are you living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another type of memory loss?  You are not alone. Over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. All types of dementias take a devastating toll on both patients and their caregivers.

This support group is for those who are in need of emotional, educational, and social support for their role as caregiver. We also feature learning opportunities for developing methods and skill to solve problems that surround caregiving.  This is a safe and confidential environment.  When: second Tuesday of every month, 3:30-4:30 pm. Where: Red Rock Senior Living of WoodburyMore info or to RSVP: email Therese Buckley, tbuckle2@fairview.org.



Woodbury Area Prayer Breakfast
Join 500 others as we come together for another inspirational morning. We gather in gratitude for the blessings Christ has given unto us. We pray to God, "grant wisdom to our community leaders; Family, Military, & Politicians.” Tuesday, May 2, 7 am, Envision Center, Oakdale. This year’s speaker, Nick Hall, is the founder of Pulse,  a ministry at the center of some of the largest student-led prayer and outreach efforts in the world. Go to woodburyapb.org/2017-breakfast/


Institute for Teen Evangelism info meeting
Did you know there is a Bible College in Hudson, WI?  The Institute for Teen Evangelism provides a Biblical foundation for life and equips you for ministry while you earn college-transferrable credits at a fraction of the cost. Check us out at http://www.tfcite.org/ and join us for an informational meeting and dessert at the Teens For Christ Ministry Center:
Friday, May 5, 7 pm
538 Old State Hwy 35
Hudson,  WI 54016