Lots to stick around for next weekend!
Next weekend is Global Missions Weekend at Five Oaks. This is an opportunity to see what all of our Five Oaks-supported missionaries are working on and dig a bit deeper into several of their ministries. Our speaker will be Pastor Hsu, a Reach Global Field Worker in China. In addition we will meet -- via video -- our Field Workers around the world. You won’t want to miss this.
Plan to spend some time in the Commons after the service. There you will be able to:
•Speak to Rachel Bliss from Global Fingerprints about Reach Global’s Child Sponsorship Program
•Speak to Parker Raabe from APEX about Missions opportunities for young people in middle school, high school, and college – and for college graduates as well.
•Watch a more detailed version of the video of our Global Field Workers
•Listen to a short presentation by Pastor Hsu in Room 101 about his work in China (Saturday night only)
AND...if that isn't enough, you can take in all things global missions-related while enjoying a refreshing treat from the ice cream truck! Mik Mart ice cream trucks will be visiting Five Oaks during all services next weekend in honor of Dad. See announcement below for more info.
Are you new to Five Oaks? Join our Discovery Seminar June 11 — this weekend!
We’re all pretty good at self-sabotage. It’s no different when it comes to our own spiritual growth. That’s why we have the Discovery Seminar. We look at three dumb things smart people do to sabotage their own spiritual growth, and what you can do instead. We offer it every month because it’s part of offering a clear pathway to connecting, growing, and making a difference with us—10-Minute Connect, Discovery, and Story of God. The second half of the Discovery Seminar is an opportunity for you to ask questions about Five Oaks. This is for new folks like you. Our next class is June 11, 11 am - 12:15 pm, room 101. Hope you can make it!
Membership class June 11 — this weekend!
Membership is important at Five Oaks. It’s a way of saying, “I want to be part of the mission of this local church.” If you have a personal relationship with Christ and have completed Story of God (the class or in your small group), make plans to come to the next membership class onJune 11, 9:15-10:30 am, in room 105. Please come if you are interested!
Join us for prayer on June 11 — this weekend!
Please consider praying with us for our Five Oaks-sponsored missionary families on June 11 at 10:15 in room 102. We will pray for their ministries, the people with whom they serve and whom they serve, and for our missionaries’ health and families, among other things. This is a great way for us to serve our mission field, in many cases several countries away, right here at home. Refreshments will be served.
You + VBS = a gift to kids!
Parents and teens, Vacation Bible Schoolis about a week away -- June 19-23. We still need several volunteers to make this week a blast for kids! You can choose either a high-impact volunteer spot, or a behind-the-scenes role. Either way, we needyour help! 8:45 am-12:15 pm. If you are available, please email Cindy Yarrington, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for blessing our Five Oaks kids!
Tree House still needs your help this summer!
Did you know it takes 50 hearts and hands to make our Tree House hum each weekend? Each summer we give our regular volunteers a well-deserved break. This is an opportunity for you to step in an 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 — and you can serve with your family or small group if you choose! If interested, please email Cindy Yarrington, email@example.com.
Father’s Day = ice cream truck at church!
Mik Mart ice cream truck is returning to Five Oaks for some summery treats! Kids, honor your dad on Father’s Day weekend by buying him an ice cream treat before or after all services. After you buy your treats, come back inside the building and check out all the Global Missions Weekend info on display in the Commons, including an expanded version of the video from the service.
Awaken East update
Join Pastor Daniel Lukas for Awaken East preview services at their new location in the Maplewood Community Center this summer! June 24, July 30, & August 27, 10 am. This is a mission field right in our own backyard. Please continue to pray for Daniel and this plant as they near their September 24 official launch. More info available at the Ministry Cart this weekend.
Dorothy Day serving opportunity July 1
If you are in town for the holiday weekend, Saturday, July 1, is a great chance for you and/or your family to be the hands of Jesus by signing up to help prepare and serve a meal at the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul. Must be at least 13 years old. Time: 9:30-1:15. Write “Dorothy Day” and your email address on your Communication Card, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You must sign up and get a confirmation for this event.
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 email@example.com if you have more questions and to register.
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. As partners and attenders of Five Oaks Church, we receive the special rate of $99 until June 26, when it increases to $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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Worship Arts tech volunteers needed
Join the Weekend Worship Arts Team by serving with us in a tech role. Help us present our weekend worship services so the sermon and the music is as meaningful and worshipful as possible. We have a training program that will prepare you for your chosen role. After the initial training another volunteer or staff person will sit with you until you are ready. Several positions are available: Sound, Media, Lighting, Service Production, Communion Prep, Podcasting, as well as special projects. If you have more questions in the meantime, please contact Harold Ennulat at email@example.com, or call or text 651-442-5691.
Students: Still time 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. Register online or email Justin Talk, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions.
Student Ministry offers high-impact events in June
Join us for food, fun, hang time, and a message. Also join us for fun events on Wednesdays in June!
June 14 — Movie night — yes, with popcorn!
June 21 — BYOS (Bring Your Own S’mores) Night — campfire outside
June 29 — Gaga Ball/2v2 Basketball tournament/Board games in Commons
Questions? Please email email@example.com.
Do you love babies?
As you consider serving in the Tree House this summer, we are also in immediate need of help in the nursery. The number of babies needing caring arms has grown significantly during this school year! It’s a great “problem” -- so please consider joining us to rock babies while their parents attend worship. Please write “baby nursery” on your Communication Card this weekend if you are interested.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
New member candidates
City Vision Bus Tour: A chance to tour our local immigrant neighborhoods
Arrive Ministries is hosting one more City Vision Bus Tour in June. This bus tour offers the chance to tour some of our current immigrant neighborhoods and get a better understanding of the economics that affect our immigrants, different positive and negative spiritual influences they face, and the different ethnic and cultural perspectives in our cities. June 17 (Rondo/Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul). Click here (http://arriveministries.org/how-you-can-help/church-engagement/refugee-life-ministries-and-resources/rlm-upcoming-events/) for more info and to register.
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 email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 651-789-4055.