Weekend of July 1+2

Awaken East is in the house this weekend

This weekend we welcome Daniel Lukas and co. as they “take over” at Five Oaks. Five Oaks is partnering with Awaken in this church plant. Dan and his launch team have been preparing their hearts, minds and physical space to officially launch Awaken East at the Maplewood Community Center in September. This weekend at Five Oaks Dan will preach and their Awaken East worship leader will lead us in worship. (We can look forward to another Awaken take over the weekend of August 5+6 in case you miss it this weekend!)


These photos are taken from Awaken's first preview service last weekend.  They have two more preview services planned for July 30 and August 27, at 10 am, both at Maplewood Community Center. Please continue to pray for Daniel, his launch team, and his family on this journey. We look forward to God moving hearts and transforming lives at Awaken East!

Click here to visit the Awaken East website.

Click here to listen to the podcast of Awaken East's first preview service from June 24. Get a glimpse of what Dan's has been prayerfully aiming at since he left Five Oaks.

Family worship this weekend
All first through fifth graders should attend worship with their parents. Programming provided for nursery through kindergarten. Elementary kids, please look for your Big Picture card and your activity sheet at the Ministry Cart on your way into worship this weekend.


Fourth of July update
Because we are focusing our energy and resources for our summer baptism service and all-church picnic, we will not be hosting a Fireworks at Five Oaks event this year.  The building will be locked and the parking lot lights will be on during the Bielenberg/Healtheast Sports Center fireworks show.  Can’t wait to see you at the all-church picnic on July 30!


Mark your calendar for outdoor baptisms
Make plans now to join us at Five Oaks this summer for our outdoor baptism service. Bring lawn chairs and/or a picnic blanket and some sunscreen. Get ready to worship and celebrate those in our church family who are taking the step of baptism.  Sunday, July 30, 10 am, in the Five Oaks backyard.  More details to follow, but you can also look forward to an all-church picnic and lawn games following the service. Bring a picnic for your family, and Five Oaks will provide dessert. 


Students’ prayer and worship night July 5
Students, please join us Wednesday, July 5, at 6 pm, as we gather to woship and pray together.  We will be praising our amazing God as a student body, and spending time lifting up our students and leaders who are attending our July mission trips. Students, we look forward to worshiping with you this week!


Students: Final opportunity to register for our YouthWorks mission trip
Hey students —- join us July 9-14 for a mission trip to Minneapolis (high schoolers) and St. Paul (middle schoolers = current 6h-8th graders). You’ll grow through service projects, evening fun activities, worship and time with God.  Opportunities to work with kids, serve the homeless and elderly, and see some great breakdancing! $375 covers meals, lodging, and entertainment.  Plesae contact Justin Talk if you are interested but cost is an issue. Register online or email Justin Talk, jtalk@fiveoakschurch.org, with questions.


Baptism class July 16
Are you interested in baptism? Join us to learn more about baptism at our classes on July 16: Children’s -- 9 am; students & adults -- 11 am, both in room 101. The class will help you learn more about this important milestone in your faith journey. If interested, please write “baptism” and your email on your Communication Card.  With questions, please contact Cindy Yarrington, cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org.


Tree House: Find us on social media
Tree House Children’s ministry is on social media! Like us on Facebook -- Tree House Children’s Ministry -- or follow us on Instagram at fiveoakskids.  You’ll see news, highlights, and ways to pray for our kids. 


Got summer? Got Jesus? Got time?
We are still keenly interested in your help with Children’s Ministry this summer. As our regular volunteers take a break, this is an opportunity for you to step in and serve for a weekend or three this summer — and try out a new serving area. A great chance to build relationships and engage with kids! Lessons and activities are provided. Interested? Please email Cindy Yarrington, cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org.


Rooted Women’s summer study — join us if you can!
We are studying Beth’s Moore’s The Law of Love this summer. Can’t make it every week?  Join us when you’re able! It is a 6-week lecture series. Our last meeting of the summer is July 19/20. $15.00 Wednesdays, 9:30 -11:30 am (childcare available for fee) Thursdays 7-9 pm. Email women@fiveoakschurch.org if you have more questions and to register. 


Journeymen's summer study begins July 15
None of us sets out to be like everybody else, but it happens. Life begins to squeeze us into a mold until one day we wake up feeling trapped. Unfortunately many people think the answer is to run away, but they only end up making the same bad decisions over and over again. How do you break the cycle and break out of the crowd? Andy Stanley will renovate your thinking by exposing you to four core beliefs that have the power to change the trajectory of your life. 

In this six-part study, called Breakaway, Stanley illustrates how our core beliefs influence our decisions, which dictate the outcomes of our lives. Join us July 15-August 19.  Doors open at 6:30 am for pastries, coffee, and maybe even fruit. Study starts at 7 am.  For more info and to register, please email journeymen@fiveoakschurch.org.


Global Leadership Summit August 10+11
This year Five Oaks will partner with Eagle Brook Church, Woodbury Campus, for GLS. We are not hosting, but instead we will attend at Eagle Brook.  Cost: $129. Register now at fiveoaks.church/gls. You’ll need a promo code at registration to secure our special group rate.  You can find that code at the Ministry Cart this weekend, or you may email Deb Johnson, djohnson@fiveoakschurch.org.


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.


Next Discovery class in August
If you’re new to Five Oaks, you likely have some questions about who we are and how we do things. We have answers and look forward to meeting you at our next Discovery Class on August 13.  (No Discovery in July this summer.) With questions or to RSVP, please email Martha Young, myoung@fiveoakschurch.org, or write “Discovery class” and your email on your Communication Card.


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
Mike Shea
Lara Shea



Community News

Share your life by opening your home short-term to a Japanese university student
Be a seed planter & experience something amazingly powerful! Loving hosts needed for Japanese students studying at Bethel University August 1-22. Transportation help & stipend provided. Hosts can be singles, couples, or families! Interested?  Please contact Deb Anderson, 763-522-5051 djamwa@aol.com.


FamilyMeans Caregiver Support Program looking for volunteer help
Do you have 4-8 hours a month to offer relief to a caregiver? Those who provide continual care for a loved one occasionally need a break but cannot leave their loved one home alone. Volunteers are needed to step in for companionship and supervision — not for medical cares of any kind.  This role involves talking with the patient, watching TV with them, playing cards or doing a puzzle with them, looking at photos with them, tinkering in the garage with them, going for a ride with them, etc.  Help is needed in the following cities at this time:  Cottage Grove, Woodbury, Oakdale, Stillwater, Oak Park Heights, Marine on St. Croix, and Forest Lake. Day, evening, weekend hours needed for children, adults and seniors.  For more info, please contact Dianne Vierling, dvierling@familymeans.org, or call 651-789-4055.