Weekend of January 14+15

Small groups: are you registered?

Joining a small group is one way to model to family and friends that knowing God and being in community are a high priority.  Most Five Oakers who participate in a small group find that their small group becomes their church family.  Visit the Small Groups Ministry Cart to find a group that fits your schedule and life stage, or write “Small Groups” and your email on your Communication Card. Now is the time to register for our spring session.

Baptism this weekend

Join us as we celebrate the baptism of the following children this weekend:

Gabriel Estrella                
Lilia Estrella             
Ethan Estrella              
Hunter Fizel
Lana Gustafson
Zachary Lee
Felicity Rutledge
Abby Sanderson
Annabel Standfest


Financial Peace University
We all need a plan for our money. FPU is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more. Class runs Sundays, January 22-March 26, 2017 (no class February 26), 9-10:30 am, room 101.  Cost: $93. Click here to register. 


Parents: Youth Group mission trip meeting January 22
Parents, please join us for our summer mission trip parent meeting on Sunday, January 22, 10:30 -- 11 am in the gym. Aaron and Justin will be providing detailed information for both the middle and high school Youthworks mission trips on July 9 - 14. For more information please email students@fiveoakschurch.org


Impact: Pray with us
Please join us to pray for our 14 missionary families! – January 22 at 10:20 AM in Room 105. Refreshments will be served.


Are you new to Five Oaks?
You may have some questions about who we are and about our mission. We have answers, and we’d love to meet you! Please sign up for Discovery Class, held on January 22, from 11-1 pm. A free catered lunch is included for your family. To sign up, please write ‘Discovery’ and your email on your Communication Card, or email Pam Hawley, phawley@fiveoakschurch.org.


Love to read? Join our Five Oaks book club!
When:  Second Tuesday of every month (next meeting — a February date TBD)
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.


Men’s Summit January 27-29
Men, join our Journeymen Ministry in January for a weekend Summit called Ascent. Hosted at Ironwood Christian Springs Ranch in Stewartville, MN, this Summit will mix the teaching of Vince Miller with adventuresome activities and relaxation.  $155 for the weekend. To register, click here. You’ll find more info at the Ministry Cart in the Commons at church this weekend.


Rooted Women’s If: Gathering — last chance to register
We are told to make disciples, but we often wonder: what does that actually look like and how does that work in my already-busy life? The great news is that discipleship at its core is simple and pure. That’s why we are excited to offer a simulcast of the IF: Gathering on February 3 & 4. If seeks to gather, equip, and unleash women to be disciples who make disciples. Cost: $40. Register by January 18, by clicking here or by stopping by the Ministry Cart in the Commons at church this weekend.


FUN Team ramping up for more skullduggery
It's time to start planning this year's FUN Team events! Think Game Cafe, Fall Fun Fest, Food Trucks & more! Should we do a dunk tank for Pastor Henry? Family olympics? Maybe an all-church Paint Ball game? Whatever we decide, we need your help to plan and execute the fun. Come to the FUN Team meeting on Sunday, February 5, 10:15-11am in Room 105 to start planning our March Game Cafe, and brainstorm about the year. Write ‘FUN Team’ and your email on your Communication Card at church this weekend to let us know you'll be there. Or, click here to email Pam Hawley with your interest in helping plan FUN Team events.


Story of God Registration
Early-bird through January 26
Learn how the Bible fits together. Read it with greater understanding. Take your faith deeper. Great for beginning and experienced Bible readers. New 9-week session begins Tuesday, February 7, 6:30-8:00pm. Super early-bird registration: $20 (Regular $30). Register here.


Do we have your most current contact info?
It’s time again to update our online church directory. Have you had any changes to your email, phone number(s), or address in 2016? If so, please email these changes, along with your name, to Pam Hawley, phawley@fiveoakschurch.org, by January 20, 2017.  Thank you!


Save the Date — Let’s celebrate Dan!
We will gather to celebrate and send with Dan Lukas and his family as he prepares to plant a new church. Save the date and plan to join us Sunday, January 29, after the second service. More details to follow!

New member candidates
Steve and Diane Neelly

In sympathy
Please pray for Nicole and Chris Johnson as they mourn the loss of Nicole’s father.