Weekend of July 8+9

Summer Baptism Celebration Coming Soon!

Make plans now to join us at Five Oaks on July 30th 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. 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 drinks and dessert. Please note that this baptism service will be our ONLY service that weekend.

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 contact Cindy Yarrington, cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org.


Please pray for our youth mission teams

Please pray for the 14 middle and high school students and 5 adult leaders as they serve with YouthWorks this week in St. Paul and Minneapolis. The students will be helping with service projects, evening fun activities, worship and more. The teams request prayer for safety, energy and for lives to be transformed. Thank you for your prayers!


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. 



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 will complete a summer study by Andy Stanley

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 get that code by emailing 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.


Awaken East coming again

This past weekend 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.


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.