Summer baptisms at Five Oaks!
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. Please note that our baptism service is the only service we will have that weekend. Save the date!
Child dedications this weekend
Ian & Mary Dailey, dedicating Owen Glen Dailey
Jason & Erica Ness, dedicating Quinn Laine Ness
Kevin & Naomi Haskins, dedicating Eva Nicole Delphine Haskins
David & Lisa Breger, dedicating Pita Grace Breger
Justin & Katie Talk, dedicating Cole Howard Talk
Family worship this weekend this weekend!
Remember that this weekend, May 27 + 28, is a family worship weekend at Five Oaks. Programming will be available for all kids birth through kindergarten. Those first through fifth grade may attend worship with their families.
The Lost & Found runneth over…and will be emptied May 28! (that’s this weekend!)
Bibles, jackets, water bottles, t-shirts, gloves, shorts(!), jewelry…even some keys and a ring! So far we haven’t found any lions, tigers, or bears, but the Lost & Found needs to be cleared out. Please stop by the Info Center between now and May 28 to “find” your lost items. All unclaimed items will be donated May 28. Thank you for helping keep America beautiful by claiming what’s yours!
Are you new to Five Oaks? Join our Discovery Seminar June 11
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. To RSVP, please email Martha Young, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rooted Women's summer Bible study starts May 31!
What: The Law of Love by Beth Moore It is a 6-week lecture series.
When: Wednesdays- 9:30 -- 11:30 am (childcare available for a fee)
Thursdays- 7 -- 9 pm. Study runs 5/31-7/20 (2 weeks off due to building conflict)
To register: Wednesdays -- Click here. Thursdays -- Click here.
Watch promo video here.
Join our mission (membership)
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 RSVP by writing ‘membership’ and your email address on your Communication Card, or email Pam Hawley at email@example.com.
City Vision Bus Tours: A chance to tour our local immigrant neighborhoods
Arrive Ministries is hosting two City Vision Bus Tours in June. These bus tours offer 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 3 (South Minneapolis) and June 17 (Rondo/Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul). Click here for more info and to register.
Pssst. Hey you. Wanna help with VBS?
Parents and teens, Vacation Bible Schoolis coming up on June 19-23. We need 125 volunteers to make this week a blast for kids! “Maker Fun Factory,” our curriculum this year, yields a high-energy environment with 200+ kids who are excited to learn about Jesus. You can choose either a high-impact volunteer spot, or a behind-the-scenes spot. Either way, we needyour help! If interested, please email Cindy Yarrington, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tree House summer serve opportunities
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.
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. We'll have more detailed info at the Ministry Cart in the Commons this weekend. If you have more questions in the meantime, please contact Harold Ennulat at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, with questions.
Student Ministry year-end BBQ May 31
Let’s celebrate the end of school and the start of summer at our year-end BBQ! Join us for food, fun, hang time, and a message. Also join us for fun events on Wednesdays in June!
June 7 — off (last week of school for many)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Got an old fan or two?
Our VBS curriculum this year, Maker Fun Factory, will have a set constructed largely from repurposed items. Odds are, you may have some of the items we need for our set in your basement already! Even better, this may be a chance for you to set some of your “treasures” free! Stop by the Ministry Cart in the Commons this weekend between services to see the entire list of items we’re hoping to have donated. If you have any questions, please email Rhiannon Rutledge, email@example.com.
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.
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, email@example.com.
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.
The church office will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com, or call 651-789-4055.