Weekend of April 29+30

Join us for a visit with Yves Prophete, from Haiti, this weekend

Bringing the hope and light of Christ into the darkest parts of Haiti is the mission of our partners at Global Vision Citadelle Ministries.

This weekend we have the blessing of Pastor Yves Prophete visiting Five Oaks. He will be around all weekend to talk to you about their mission work in Haiti on behalf of GVCM.

We will also be hosting a Haitian dinner on Saturday, April 29, in the Fireside Commons, starting at 6:15.  (A $10/person donation is requested for this event)

If you have any questions, please email Sarah Bowers,  sarah@gvcm.org.

Tree House summer serve opportunities
Did you know it takes 50 hearts and hands to make our Tree House hum each weekend? Each summer we give our regular volunteers a well-deserved break. This is an opportunity for you to step in an serve for a weekend or three this summer — and try out a new serving area. A great chance to build relationships and engage with kids! Lessons and activities are provided — and you can serve with your family or small group if you choose! Please fill out the Summer Tree House Serve brochure and place it in the offering box after services this weekend. Questions? Email Cindy Yarrington, cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org.


Live prayer meeting with China partners Saturday morning
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.


Refugee ministry planning/kickoff meetings
If you are interested in taking the next step to actually begin working with refugees, we have two meetings to make plans to do that: Sunday, April 30 at 12:15 pm (pizza will be served) or Tuesday May 2 at 7 pm (refreshments will be served). You only need to attend one of the meetings. Questions? Email impact@fiveoakschurch.org.


Are you new to Five Oaks? Join our Discovery Seminar May 7
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 May 7, 11 am - 12:15 pm, room 101.  To RSVP, please email Martha Young, myoung@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 onMay 7, 9:15-10:30 am, in room 105. Please RSVP by writing ‘membership’ and your email address on your Communication Card, or email Pam Hawley at phawley@fiveoakschurch.org.


Final Story of God offerings for the school year
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 alike.

Our final two classes for this school year begin:
Sunday, May 7, 11 am, room 105.  Register online by May 2.
Tuesday, May 16, 7 pm, room 105. Register online by May 11.

Your next opportunity forthis meaningful class will be in the fall, so register now.  Groups are limited in size. Click here to register. Questions? Please email Pam Hawley, phawley@fiveoakschurch.org.


Are you interested in baptism?
On May 21,  Children’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.


Do you love babies?
As you consider serving in the Tree House this summer, we are also in immediate need of help in the nursery. The number of babies needing caring arms has grown significantly during this school year!  It’s a great “problem” -- so please consider joining us to rock babies while their parents attend worship.  Please write “baby nursery” on your Communication Card this weekend if you are interested.


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.


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.


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

Let's celebrate our newest Eagle Scout!
Congratulations to Sam Schroeder, a Five Oaks high school senior, on earning his Eagle Scout rank in Woodbury's Troop 559 this winter.  For Sam's Eagle project, one of the largest requirements of this rank, he improved Five Oaks' bonfire pit area by adding pavers on the path and around the fire ring, plus rebuilding the fire ring.  Sam's Court of Honor will take place this Sunday, April 30, at 2 pm at Five Oaks. All are welcome to join Sam's family in celebrating this accomplishment.


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