Key details for this weekend (...Dilly Bars...ahem...)
It's finally here -- the weekend we've been planning for and praying through for months -- our outdoor baptism celebration! The baptism pool is ready, the Dilly Bars are frozen, and we are looking forward to celebrating with the families of the children students, and adults who are taking the step of baptism this weekend. Here are some key details to remember:
•ONE service only this weekend: Sunday, July 30, 10 am in our Five Oaks backyard.
•Bring a picnic for your family.
•Bring sunscreen, chairs and/or a picnic blanket.
•Parking may be a challenge. Arrive early; carpool; ride your bike; hire a helicopter to drop you in; make plans to leave your car at Jerry's Foods if needed.
•If you are planning to post pictures on social media of baptisms and the picnic, please consider tagging them with #fiveoakssummerbaptism so we all can enjoy them!
•This worship service and picnic are a rain or shine event -- join us regardless of the weather! (We have a worship center and a gym for weather contingency plans.)
•Dilly Bars (a DQ classic) for dessert. Oh yes!
•Have we mentioned that we will have ONE worship service only this weekend? 10 am Sunday, July 30. Well, it's true.
Karen Backpack drive ends this weekend -- bring those backpacks in by July 30!
Our annual Backpack Drive benefits 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. Our goal is to fill 150 backpacks! Last call for backpacks this weekend at church -- please bring them with you to the baptism service on Sunday, July 30. For more information, contact Kristen Bryant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen VBS volunteers still needed: low-key, relational serve opportunity!
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, 6:30-8 pm. This is a great opportunity to 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, and always we focus on spending time with the kids and the Karen community. A very simple serve! We meet at the Brittany Apartments on Larpenteur. Contact Kristen Bryant for more information, email@example.com. We’d love to have your help!
Summer is going fast. Tree House needs you!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awaken East coming again August 5+6
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!
Global Leadership Summit August 10+11: registration still open!
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, email@example.com.
First Place 4 Health (FP4H) fall session now open for registration
FP4H is a weight loss program designed to do much more than offer a temporary quick fix. This program helps participants focus on all aspects of their health: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. This fall, the group will follow the "Make Every Day Your Best Day" bible study. Participants can expect a weigh in, food tracking, prayer and accountability. If you are interested, please click here to email Rachelle Goldenman or call her at 651-246-7453 to set up an orientation meeting which covers FP4H history, guiding principles, and program resource materials. The 12-week fall session runs Tuesday nights from 7 – 8:30 pm, starting Aug 29. Cost: $150 for couples, $125 for single, $22 for returning members. Registration ends August 17. Late registration is $29.
Got a hammer? Love to help?
Register now to volunteer for the 5th annual Five Oaks - Hearts and Hammers event on Saturday, September 23. Join the 60+ people who come together to restore a home and touch the life of a senior who is no longer able to do it financially and/or physically. We'll provide a fresh coat of exterior paint and a low-maintenance landscape transformation. Men, women and kids ages 12 and up are welcome to help; no special skills required. To learn more and to register, please click here .
Coming this Fall: Challenge 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your support!
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, email@example.com, or (651) 238-1605, to find out what our upcoming titles will be.
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.
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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.
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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, please click here. For more info or with questions, please email Jay.Pedersen@somn.org.