Weekend of December 23+24


Let God work this Christmas

As we gather for our five worship services this weekend, we want to encourage you to make that last-minute invite to the newest neighbor on your block or the most recent transplant from your department at work.  This is a great opportunity to reach out to someone and let God work in his or her life.  It may only be a seed that is planted, but God will use Christmas at Five Oaks given the opportunity.

Our Christmas Eve services are:
Saturday, December 23      3:00 & 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 24     1:00, 3:00 & 5:00 pm

Children's programing will be available for all kids, ages birth through kindergarten, during all services. The Retreat, the ministry for our differently-abled kids, is available on December 24 at 3:00.

Financial Peace University starts in January
The stress of holiday spending, saving for college and retirement, and staying within your budget can be magnified this time of year.  Financial Peace University can help change how people frame their budget conversations, get out of debt, and start a real emergency fund.  FPU starts January 14. , 9 am in room 101.  Cost: $93 for new families; free for returning families. If you are interested or would like to register, please click here.



Student Ministry meets on Wednesdays
Middle and high school students, join us Wednesdays 6-8 pm for a time to hang out, worship, hear a message, then spend time in discussion groups Our Youth Café is open selling dinner, snacks, and drinks.  Come check out what Wednesday night is all about!!! Questions? Please email students@fiveoakschurch.org. Note: no youth group December 27 or January 3.  See you again on January 10!



Looking ahead: Five Oaks Kids team training
Hey volunteers! If you serve with Five Oaks Kids in any capacity, please mark your calendar now for our all-team training on January 14, 2018, 12:30-2 pm. More details to come, but we look forward to this time together to sharpen our craft and make our volunteer efforts as impactful as possible for the kids and families we serve.  Questions? Please email Cindy, cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org.


Next Story of God class begins in January
Learn how the Bible fits together to tell one story & discover a relational approach to spiritual growth. Connect with others in a cohort, and ask tough questions. This class is a six-week series of 1-hour cohort meetings, plus daily reading and homework. The  class starts January 21.  For more info and to register, please click here.



Daily devotions that tie to our sermons
DailyLife devotions, written by our volunteer team of writers, correlate directly to the Gospel Project and to the sermon from the previous week. These devotions will give you extra insight for your small group discussions, if you are involved with one. If you don’t currently receive DailyLife in your email inbox, sign up at fiveoaks.church/dailylife.



Men’s Ascent Summit Weekend January 19-21
Heroes ... we all have them and want to be one, but what does that look like in the fast-paced world we live in today? In the Christian Life, it’s not how you start…It’s how you finish that truly matters. How will you protect the legacy you worked so hard to build? Join us for an impactful weekend January 19-21 at Miracle Lodge, Stewartville, MN. Click here for more info and to register.