Weekend of August 26+27


Meet the deBruyn family this weekend

Dennis and Nicole deBruyn, Reach Global workers in Berlin, will visit with us during and after our weekend services. They will be sharing with us about their work in Berlin, which includes planting, leadership development, and neighborhood outreach in this strategic, multicultural city.  We look forward to the opportunity to meet them in the Commons to learn more about their ministry. Please stop by the Ministry Cart and introduce yourself! This is a great chance to see how God is at work in Berlin.

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 to help; no special skills required. Saturday, September 23. To learn more and to register, please click here


Marriage and Chick-fil-A?
Men, if your marriage is perfect, do not come to the Journeymen kick-off breakfast. If not, sign-up in the Commons this weekend. 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!



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 starts this week: last call
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.



Rooted Women fall ministry kick-off
Wednesday, September 13, 9-11:30 am. We have options this year for once a month or for every week:
     •Come check out Rooted Women women's ministry by joining us once a month
for the TABLE. First session September 13, 9-11:30 am.
     •Or join one of the weekly options:
            -Study Path includes Finding I Am and Open Your Bible studies.  
            -Mentoring Path choices are Titus 2 or Sharpening Your Focus.
Registration cost for weekly studies include TABLE and all materials for the year. For more information, please email women@fiveoakschurch.org



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 Five Oaks Students we will be holding our 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: make plans to join one this fall
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 here on our website.



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, click here to sign up or write “DailyLife” and your email on your Communication Card.


Baby news
Congratulations to Aaron and Kate Erhardt on the birth of their son, Clark Joseph.  Baby Clark was born on August 12, one day before his Daddy’s birthday. Clark weighed 8.5 lbs and was 22.5 inches long.  Mom and baby are both doing well!