Weekend of August 19+20

Got a hammer? Love to help?

Our fifth annual Hearts & Hammers event is right around the corner! Join the 60+ people who come together to restore a home and touch the life of a senior who is no longer able to do it financially and/or physically. We’ll provide a fresh coat of exterior paint and a low-maintenance landscape transformation. Men, women and kids ages 12 and up are welcome; no special skills or tools required. Saturday, September 23. To learn more, please visit the Ministry Cart in the Commons this weekend. You may also register at the Ministry Cart  or click here to register online

Marriage and Chick-fil-A?
Men, if your marriage is perfect, do not come to the Journeymen kick-off breakfast. If your marriage is not perfect, sign-up in the Commons this weekend or email us at journeymen@fiveoakschurch.org. We will be joined by the director of Chick-Fil-A’s WinShape Marriage, Dr. Matt Turvey. Dr. Turvey has counseled marriages around the world and is flying in from Atlanta to speak into the lives of our men. Saturday, September 9, at 8 am. Cost: $3. You don’t want to miss this!

Next membership class August 20 — that’s this Sunday!
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, make plans to come to the next membership class on August 20, 9 am, in room 105. See you there.


Five Oaks Kids looking for teachers and more this fall
If you want to show young people that they matter by helping to teach them to fall in the love with the Word of God, we would love to hear from you! We have openings for nursery through grade 5 for the upcoming school year. Please either write your name and “Five Oaks Kids” on your Communication Card, or email Rhiannon at rrutledge@fiveoakschurch.org or Cindy at cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org with questions or to sign up. This is a chance to both impact a child and to let God grow you!


First Place 4 Health (FP4H) fall session now open for registration
FP4H is a weight loss program designed to do much more than offer a temporary quick fix. This program helps participants focus on all aspects of their health: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. This fall, the group will follow the "Make Every Day Your Best Day" bible study. Participants can expect a weigh in, food tracking, prayer and accountability.  If you are interested, please contact Rachelle Goldenman at rachelle.goldenman@gmail.com or 651-246-7453 to set up an orientation meeting which covers FP4H history, guiding principles, and program resource materials. The 12-week fall session runs Tuesday nights from 7 – 8:30 pm, starting Aug 29. Cost: $150 for couples, $125 for single, $22 for returning members. Registration ends August 17. Late registration is $29. 


Students: send your parents to youth group August 30
Parents, join us for our fall parent meeting at which you’ll hear more about the year ahead in Student Ministry. August 30, 6-7 pm at Five Oaks. For parents of incoming sixth graders through incoming seniors.  We’re looking forward to welcoming back old friends and meeting new families!  If you have questions, please email Justin, jtalk@fiveoakschurch.org.


Dorothy Day: Serve with us September 2
If you are in town for Labor Day weekend, Saturday, September 2, is a great chance 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 & get a confirmation for this.


Feed My Starving Children’s Pack at the Park event
Grab your small group, your family, and your neighbors and join us for FMSC’s Pack at the Park event on September 20 at Target Field. Five Oaks has a group slot set aside for 5:30-7:30 pm. To sign up, click here.  This is an engaging way for families to serve together, packing meals for the world’s hungriest children. It’s also an easy invitation for neighbors and co-workers.


Coming this fall: Challenge Silent Auction
This October in Student Ministry we will be holding our Student Challenge Silent Auction. At the Challenge Conference students will get the opportunity to learn and hear from amazing speakers, worship with talented worship artists, hang out with each other and their leader, serve the community, and spend time learning about and connecting with Jesus. In order to make this trip happen, we hold the Student Challenge Silent Auction. This year we are seeking donations for the auction. These donations can include stays at cabins, sport team tickets, hotel stays, auto/home repairs, unique experiences like fishing, activities for families, electronics, etc. We would also like to partner with our local Five Oaks businesses to include in the silent auction. If you have an item you would like to donate please email Martha at myoung@fiveoakschurch.org. We appreciate your support!


Small groups sign-ups
Joining a small group is one way to model to family and friends that knowing God and being in community are a high priority.  Many who participate in a small group find that their small group becomes their church family.  Visit the Small Groups area at the Info Center this weekend to find a group that fits your schedule and life stage, or sign-up on our website at fiveoaks.church/small-groups.


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.


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.


Sign up to receive DailyLife emails
Our DailyLife devotions, written by our volunteer team of writers, correlates directly to the Gospel Project and to the sermon from the previous week. Plus these devotions will give you extra insight for your small group discussions. If you don’t currently receive DailyLife in your email inbox, sign up at fiveoaks.church/dailylife or write “DailyLife” and your email on your Communication Card.


Welcome new members
Lindsey Yzermans
Zachary Yzermans
James Zhu
Whitney Zhu