Weekend of July 22+23


A few key details for baptism weekend

Join us next Sunday, July 30, at 10 am, for our summer baptism service and all-church picnic. (Please note that we will have one worship service only next weekend.) Bring lawn chairs, a picnic blanket, sunscreen, and a picnic for your family. We will worship together and celebrate those in our church family who are taking the step of baptism. You can also look forward to the picnic and lawn games following our worship service. Five Oaks will provide drinks and dessert.

We anticipate that parking in our lot may be tight, so please consider either carpooling, biking, or possibly parking in the Jerry's Foods parking lot and walking over. See you in the Five Oaks backyard next Sunday at 10 am!  There/square!

Karen Backpack drive
We're knee-deep in our annual Backpack Drive to benefit the Karen and other refugee families. Many of these families do not have the resources to purchase school supplies for their children. The Karen VBS team will deliver the backpacks on August 9th. Backpack supply lists are available at the Ministry Cart this weekend in the Commons. Our goal is to fill 150 backpacks! Filled backpacks are due back by Sunday July 30th. For more information contact Kristen Bryant, bryantkristen@hotmail.com



Karen VBS volunteers needed
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, 6:00-7:30 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. We meet at the Brittany Apartments on Larpenteur. Contact Kristen Bryant for more information, bryantkristen@hotmail.com.


Summer is going fast. We’d still love your help.
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.



Pray for our missionaries this weekend
Join us this Sunday, July 23, for a chance to pray for all of our missionaries. 10:15 am in room 102. Refreshments will be served. 



Now seeking donations for Student Ministry's fall 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!



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. 



Global Leadership Summit August 10+11: still time to register
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.


Awaken East coming again
A few weeks back, we welcomed Daniel Lukas and co. here at Five Oaks for one of their Five Oaks “takeover” services. 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. They have summer preview services at Maplewood Community Center on July 30 and August 27, at 10 am, plus one more Five Oaks “takeover” service on August 5+6, and a few other events to focus their efforts. 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!



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
Deb Hamilton
Drew Hamilton
Emily Titus


Congratulations, Gustafsons!
Please join us in praising God as Jordan and Nicci Gustafson welcomed their baby daughter, Emma Lynn, born on July 13.  Emma weight 7 lbs, 6 oz. Both mom and baby are healthy, and big sister Lana is loving her new role.



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.