Weekend of August 5 + 6

Welcome back, Awaken East!

This weekend we welcome the Awaken East worship team and Pastor Dan Lukas as they take over at Five Oaks. As Dan and his Associate Pastor, Paul Anleitner, prepare for the official launch of their church plant in late September, they have hosted various preview services this summer.  As one of Awaken East’s partner churches, we continue to ask for your prayers for Dan, his launch team, and his family on this journey. Welcome to all Awaken East visitors this weekend! Click here to visit Awaken East's website.

Karen VBS volunteers needed Sun-Tues: a relational serve opportunity!
Are you looking for an opportunity to serve this summer? We would love to have you be a part of the Karen VBS, August 6-8, 6:30-8 pm. This is a great opportunity where you can serve as a family. All ages are welcome. It takes many volunteers to put this on. We share a lesson, sing, have a craft, snack, and play games, and always we focus on spending time with the kids and the Karen community. A very simple serve! We meet at the Brittany Apartments on Larpenteur. Contact Kristen Bryant for more information, bryantkristen@hotmail.com.  We’d love to have your help!


Five Oaks Kids looking for teachers and more this fall
Would you consider joining us this school year in our Five Oaks Kids Ministry? We need nursery caregivers, teachers and assistants in our 2s - 5th grade classrooms and the Retreat. For more information, please email Cindy Yarrington, cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org. Or, you may write “Five Oaks Kids help” on your Communication Card.


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. 


Got a hammer? Love to help? 
Register now to volunteer for the 5th annual Five Oaks - Hearts and Hammers event on Saturday, September 23.  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.  To learn more and to register, please click here .


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!


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.


New member candidates
Lindsey Yzermans
Zachary Yzermans
James Zhu
Whitney Zhu


Welcome new member
Emily Titus



Community News

Special Olympics of MN coming to Woodbury
HealthEast Sports Center and Oak Marsh Golf Course (Oakdale) are helping host the Special Olympics fall games, August 18-20. The committee is currently looking for volunteers at all fall games sporting events.  They have a wide variety of shift lengths and tasks available.  Must be at least 12 to volunteer with a parent; students ages 15 and above may volunteer independently.  To register to volunteer, click here .  For more info, please email Jay.Pedersen@somn.org.