Weekend of March 4+5

Game Café!  March 31! Start moving your pawns now!

It’s back & it’s better than ever! The Five Oaks FUN Team presents the 3rd annual Game Café on Friday, March 31, from 6-9pm. Supper, snacks, board games galore, BINGO, puzzlemania, and NEW this year – Team Trivia Challenge! Bring a team or join one once you get here. Try to beat Pastor Henry in a game of Catan, or watch him challenge Pastor John on the Bungee Run! Better yet, go up against them yourself!

Bring your family, friends and neighbors, and join us for a fantastic, FREE, fun Friday night!  

P.S. We need your help to pull this off. – Lend some games or puzzles, donate some cookies or bars,  and especially help out and volunteer for a bit – with set up, clean up, popping popcorn, or supervising inflatables. Ask you friends or small group to join you. Just click here to lend a hand.


Registration for Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School now open
Hey kids! Join us and become hands-on inventors to discover that we were created by God and built for a purpose.  Each day we will have fun exploring Bible truths, worship with catchy tunes, use our imagination, eat yummy snacks, and make new friends. 
June 19-23, 9:15 am — 12 pm. VBS is open to children 3 years old by 9/1/2016 and potty trained, thru 4th grade completed.
Cost: One child = $45;  two children = $90; family max (3 or more) = $100 (Family max is for your "family unit" only and does not include friends or relatives you invite.)
Parents and other fun adults, we also need you! It takes 125 volunteers to make VBS fantastic! Children and volunteers can register at www.fiveoaks.church/vbs-2017.  Questions? Contact Cindy Yarrington, cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org.


Refugee Ministry Meeting March 12
There will be a meeting with representatives from Arrive Ministries on March 12 after the 11:00 service in Room 101. They will provide information on opportunities to minister to refugees and answer questions. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to impact@fiveoakschurch.org


New to Five Oaks? Join our Discovery Seminar March 12
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 February 12, 11 am - 12:15 pm, room 101.  To RSVP, please click here .


Our Concierge Team needs you!
Do you give directions to someone that is lost? Do you love to know you made someone’s day easier? Do you like to treat someone to a free coffee?  If you answered “yes” to EVEN ONE of these questions, we have a fun opportunity for you! We need to talk to YOU about joining the Concierge Team for weekend services. All you need is your friendly face; we will equip you to make a difference for newcomers at Five Oaks. Don’t overthink it; you can do this! Just write “Connections” on your Communication Card this weekend at church, and we will have a a chat to give you more information. Or, you may email Jennifer Clemens at jclemens@fiveoakschurch.org.


Lent Prayer Services on Thursday mornings
Easter is best celebrated when we take time to prepare our hearts through prayer and reflection. Take this opportunity to add something meaningful into your Lent preparation by joining us for Lent prayer services, Thursdays, 6:30-7:10 am, starting March 2. Here you will sweeten your prayer life and weave a richer understanding of how the story of Easter unfolds. This Lent season we will look at the 7 final statements of Jesus and at 7 prophecies from Isaiah fulfilled in Jesus. 


Church Planting Startup Workshop
Do you watch “Shark Tank?” Dream of investing in a wildly successful startup or starting one yourself? Think of church planting as the ultimate startup. It invests in changing lives for eternity. We’ve asked an extraordinary church planting coach, Mike Brown, to come and share how church planting works and why it’s important for disciple-making. The Workshop is on Saturday, March 11, 9 am — noon at a special location nearby. Email Pastor Henry, hwilliams@fiveoakschurch.org, for more information or to indicate your interest in attending.


Rooted Women: Sign up for fitness classes at Five Oaks
A new session of fitness classes begins at Five Oaks on March 6! We know that finding stillness in God’s presence can be a challenge.  We use deep devotions, deep breathing, and yoga poses to quiet not only our body and mind, but also our spirit.  These efforts all aim at making a deeper connection with God during our individual quiet time. Mondays, March 6-April 10; 10-11:15 am.  Room 101. Six classes for $27 if paid in full ahead.  $5 for drop-ins.  Please RSVP to Cristi Hovig,  cristilhoving@gmail.com, or call 612-987-3133.


Five Oaks book club
When:  Second Tuesday of every month (next meetings March 14)
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. In March we are reading “Renegade” and “Rise” by Rachael Starr Thomson, both from the Oneness Series. 


Tree house PJ party for 2’s and 3’s
Hey, kids in the 2’s and 3’s classes: make plans now to come to Five Oaks for a Jammie Party! Bring your parent or guardian, and they can wear their jammies, too! Save the date -- the fun will run from 6 to 7 pm on Friday, March 17. More details to come. Questions? Email Rhiannon Rutledge, rrutledge@fiveoakschurch.org.


Students: Register now for District Blitz!
Students: sign up now for District Blitz. You’ll hear great speakers, attend breakout sessions, experience a serving opportunity, and take in the fun of Duluth! April 21-23. Cost: $140 before April 7; $155 after. Click here to register online at or cash or check at youth group. Questions? Email students@fiveoakschurch.org.


Story of God class offerings expanded
From this class, you will learn how the Bible fits together, read it with greater understanding, and take your faith deeper. Great for beginning and experienced Bible readers. We have three new groups starting over the next couple of months. Each class is 6 weeks long. Start dates, days and times follow:

April 2 (Sundays at 9am)
April 6 (Thursdays at 7pm)
Groups are limited in size. Click here to register.


Students: Join us on Wednesdays
Five Oaks Student Ministry meets on Wednesdays from 6 – 8 pm for both middle and high school students. Our youth café is open selling dinner, snacks, and drinks. Students will have time to hang out, worship, hear a message, then spend time in discussion groups. Come check out what Wednesday night is all about! Questions? Please email students@fiveoakschurch.org.