Arrive Ministries: Help for refugees in Minnesota
Arrive Ministries is a Christian nonprofit that works on behalf of refugees and immigrants in Minnesota. They strive to build awareness of refugees’ needs and mobilize local churches and community groups to help with these varied needs, building vital relationships in the process. With more info to come, Five Oaks is preparing to partner with Arrive Ministries for several opportunities to get involved. If you are interested, please write “refugees” and your email on your Communication Card at church this weekend, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Impact prayer meeting February 19 — that’s this weekend!
Please join us to pray for our 14 missionary families! – February 19 at 10:20 AM in Room 102. (Note that 102 is the board room — a change from January’s location.) Refreshments will be served.
Membership class 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 (the class or in your small group), make plans to come to the next membership class on February 19, 9:15-10:30 am, in room 101. Hope to see you there!
NLFS Baby Diaper Drive: Last call for diapers!
Each winter, Five Oaks partners with New Life Family Services in recognition of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday by hosting our annual Diaper Drive. NLFS provides a number of services to support healthy pregnancy, adoption facilitation, and post-abortion spiritual healing. Join us in supporting this ministry partnership by dropping off a package of diapers, sizes newborn to 5, at the Impact Ministry Cart through February 19. For more info or with questions, please email email@example.com.
Five Oaks book club meets February 21
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or (651) 238-1605, to find out what our upcoming titles will be. In February, we are reading “Hive” and “Attack” by Rachael Starr Thomson (The Oneness Series)
Do you receive DailyLife emails?
The number one way to grow spiritually is through daily Bible reading and reflection. Whether you’re new to Bible reading or have been doing so for years, we know that it can be difficult to find a devotional that is easy to remain consistent with. Our DailyLife devotions, written by our volunteer team of writers, correlate directly to the Gospel Project and to the sermon from the previous week. Plus they 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 at church this weekend.
Dorothy Day: Join us March 4
This is an opportunity for you and/or your family 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 email@example.com. You must sign up and get a confirmation for this event.
Tree house PJ party for 2’s and 3’s
Hey, kids in the 2’s and 3’s classes: make plans now to come to Five Oaks for a Jammie Party! Bring your parent or guardian, and they can wear their jammies, too! Save the date -- the fun will run from 6 to 7 pm on Friday, March 17. More details to come. Questions? Email Rhiannon Rutledge, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students: Register now 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, or do so with at or cash or check at youth group. Questions? Email email@example.com.
Story of God class offerings expanded
From this class, you will learn how the Bible fits together, read it with greater understanding, and take your faith deeper. Great for beginning and experienced Bible readers. We have three new groups starting over the next couple of months. Each class is 6 weeks long. Start dates, days and times follow:
March 5 (Sundays at 11am)
April 2 (Sundays at 9am)
April 6 (Thursdays at 7pm)
Groups are limited in size. Click here to register.
Rooted Women Oscar Party
Whether you are a fan or not of the Oscars, this party is for you! Join us for a night on the red carpet, pajamas and pearls, swag bags, food and more. Our main goal of this event is for you to have an opportunity to invite a friend not currently connected at Five Oaks. Cost is $5.00 and bring an appetizer/snack to share. Bring a friend… they are FREE. Click here to register online, or stop by the Ministry Cart in the Commons by February 20. For more details check out Facebook or grab an invitation on the Cart.
Students: Join us on Wednesdays
Five Oaks Student Ministry meets on Wednesdays from 6 – 8 pm for both middle and high school students. Our youth café is open selling dinner, snacks, and drinks. Students will have time to hang out, worship, hear a message, then spend time in discussion groups. Come check out what Wednesday night is all about! Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Game Cafe returns March 31
Board games, gym games, and even trivia games — games galore! Save the date now for all things games — Game Cafe will be on Friday, March 31 this year. More info to follow, but start thinking about whom you will invite to join you!