Weekend of April 8+9

Haiti informational meeting this weekend

Is God calling you to love the orphans of Haiti?  Impact Ministries is sending a team to serve and teach at the All God’s Children Orphanage, outside of Mirebalais, Haiti, from June 24 – July 1, 2017.  Please plan to attend our Haiti Mission Informational Meeting on April 9, 12:15 pm, Room 105, directly after services.  Discover how you too can be part of the Great Commission.  For further information email Haiti@fiveoakschurch.org.

Palm Sunday special offering (that's this weekend!)
From time to time it comes to our attention that a member or regular attender of Five Oaks is in a short term financial crisis.  The Help Fund exists to provide emergency financial aid and serve as a bridge at such times.  On Palm Sunday we will be taking a special offering to replenish our Help Fund.  Envelopes will be available at services that weekend.  You can also simply write “Help Fund” on the memo line of your check.  If you prefer to give online use the Special Offering option under the GIVE tab on our website, or click on this link  and write “Help Fund” in the available text box.   


Are you new to Five Oaks? Join our Discovery Seminar April 9 (that's this Sunday!)

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 April 9, 11 am - 12:15 pm, room 101.  


Easter services: Please RSVP!
Easter is just a week away. As you prepare your heart for Easter, please also consider how worship at Five Oaks fits into your family’s plans. Service times are:

Good Friday: Friday, April 14 5:30, 7:00 pm
Easter Services:  Saturday, April 15 4:30 pm  
Sunday, April 168:00, 9:30, 11:00 am

Please RSVP for the Easter service your family plans to attend at fiveoaks.church/easter. This helps us plan for seating, parking lot needs, and volunteer coverage. This is also a great opportunity to invite neighbors and friends!

Children’s programing is available at all Good Friday services for nursery through kindergarten.  Programing is available at all Easter services for nursery through grade 5.



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! If you are curious, slightly interested, or even just looking for a good cause for your running efforts, come to the info session after each service in the Worship Center. For more info, write ‘TWV ’and your email on your Communication Card, or go to click here for more info.


Journeymen starting new study series called Taking Care of Business
Work. For most people, it’s a necessity. For some, it’s a passion. And for others, it’s a four-letter word to be avoided when possible. But for all of us, only one perspective on work really matters: God’s. He ordained it and he laid out specific guidelines for us to achieve maximum success and fulfillment while on the job. This study addresses specific problem areas we’re all familiar with, from dealing with coworkers and superiors while exemplifying Christ, to balancing our work and home life. Please join us for this 6-part series starting Thursday April 20 or Saturday, April 22, depending which fits your schedule.  Click here to register online. 


Women’s spring event includes IF: Tables, brunch, and a class
Join us for a morning of worship, chatting, brunch and even take a class.  We will be having a morning of IF:Tables on April from 9am-12pm.  We will break bread, discuss 4 questions and get to know each other.  Following the tables, you will have a chance to take a fitness class.  What could be better than worship, food, fellowship and getting your workout in? Cost: just bring a dish to share.  Please register by April 26 online.  Questions? Please email women@fiveoakschurch.org.


Register now for Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School
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.


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! Please email our Connections Director, Jennifer Clemens, at jclemens@fiveoakschurch.org with questions or for more info.


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: Last call to register for District Blitz!
Students: sign up now for District Blitz. You’ll hear great speakers, breakout sessions, a serving opportunity, and the fun of Duluth! April 21-23. Cost: $140 before April 7; $155 after. Click here to register online at or cash or check at youth group. Questions? students@fiveoakschurch.org.


Students: Meet us at Sky Zone on April 12!
Five Oaks Student Ministry will meet during spring break for some tramp park fun at Sky Zone in Oakdale. Come get your jump on with us -- dodgeball, foam pit basketball, tramp tricks, and more!  Wednesday, April 12, 6-8 pm. $12.  See you there!


Save the date! Global Leadership Summit — August 10-11
This year Five Oaks willpartner 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.


Welcome new members
Scott Halverson
Elizabeth Halverson
Timothy Ayoade


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.


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 5th at 7pm
538 Old State Hwy 35
Hudson,  WI 54016