Weekend of October 14+15

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Every bid counts

You have the opportunity to help students experience life transformation and serve the world. Your bids in our Five Oaks Students online auction will go directly toward defraying the cost of transportation to the EFCA Challenge Conference next July for our high school students.  A successful auction translates to a lower total cost per student, therefore making this trip reachable for more students. While there, students will grow in their faith through amazing speakers, worship, fellowship, and serving in the local community. Please check out all of the amazing items online at www.32auctions.com/fiveoaks. Auction will be open October 16-30. 

The most free fun your family will have this fall
“That was the best night of my life!” Not always what we hear from our kids as they leave church, but these words are from a thrilled child as she left Fall Fun Fest last year.  Fall Fun Fest might just be the craziest night of the year at Five Oaks Church. More than 400 kids & their adults come out to carve pumpkins, play games, and be the fastest to eat a Donut on a Rope. Invite your neighbors, co-workers, teammates, and classmates! Friday, October 27, 6:30-9 pm. And, by the way….it’s all free. Snacks for your family are included.


Fall Fun Fest: your help makes it possible
As you know, Fall Fun Fest is one of our bigger annual outreach opportunities in our community. This is an excellent low-risk opportunity for you to invite friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. — folks who maybe don’t have a church home. In order to pull off this high impact event, we need your help! If you are willing to donate treats (homemade or otherwise), help set-up, help supervise a station, clean up after the event, etc. please click here  to sign up. All of the kids in our church, and their favorite neighbor friends, THANK YOU for your time!



Kids Hope USA: Making a difference in Woodbury
A KHUSA mentor offers one hour each week to one Woodbury Elementary student in need of emotional, social, and academic support beyond what s/he normally receives in the classroom and at home. Stories from staff and parents offer common themes of improved attitude, focus, performance, and relationships from mentored students.  One hour from you each week can change the trajectory of a student’s life right here in our community! For more info, please write “KHUSA” and your email on your Communication Card, or email Judy at khusa@fiveoakschurch.org. At least 10 kids are currently on a waiting list at Woodbury Elementary!



New to Five Oaks? Join our Explore class this weekend
Come check out our all-new Explore Five Oaks class on October 15 at 11 am in room 101. This class offers the chance to learn who we are as a church & what we believe, plus connect with others who are new to Five Oaks. Pizza lunch included following the class, plus an opportunity to meet with staff. Hope to see you there!



Missionary prayer meeting October 15
Please join us this weekend as we gather to pray for the 14 Five Oaks-supported missionaries, their families and their ministries. October 15, room 101. 10:15-11 am. Bonus: treats will be served! We’d love to have your prayer support for these global partners!



Dorothy Day serving opportunity November 4
For many of us, our days are comfortable, with no worries for when we’ll eat again or where we’ll sleep at night.  This is an opportunity to step outside that comfort zone and serve those whose basic needs for food and shelter aren’t guaranteed from day to day. If you are 13 or older, consider joining us to prepare and serve a meal at the Dorothy Day Center. November 4, 9:30-1:15. Email dorothyday@fiveoakschurch.org to register. You must sign up and get a confirmation for this event.


Fall Story of God classes: registrations in full swing
Learn how the Bible fits together to tell one story & discover a relational approached to spiritual growth. Connect with others in a cohort, and ask tough questions. This class is a six-week series of 1-hour cohort meetings, plus daily reading and homework. Several classes starting this fall. Go to storyofgod.church to learn more & register.



One impactful way to help
We are still looking for help in the Retreat, our ministry for differently-abled children in our church family. This ministry blesses many children in our church with different physical and learning challenges, and it blesses their parents by allowing them to worship each week with great peace of mind. If you are able to volunteer even once each month at our 9 am service, please contact Laura at retreat@fiveoakschurch.org.


Village Schools of the Bible hosting an alumni event
Warren Coe, executive director of Village Schools of the Bible, will share some tips for discipling children and grandchildren at the VSB alumni event.  Attendees will also hear the latest updates on progress toward achieving the VSB vision and mission.
Where: Five Oaks, 4416 Radio Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129.
When: Sunday October 22 from 5 to 6.30 pm.
Contact: lizahalverson@yahoo.com



PumpkinFest 2017: Register early!
Students, don’t miss our annual fall day-long lockout. We’ll hit SkyZone, Old World Pizza, and a corn maze. Saturday, October, 28, 9 am - 6 pm. Cost: $40 for a day of big fun. Click here to register — we have limited spaces!


Save the date: annual congregational meeting
Sunday, November 19 is our annual congregational meeting. This short business meeting offers the opportunity for some worship, ministry updates, and for members to vote on the budget. More details to come! Make plans now to join us!



Want to dig deeper into the sermon topic?
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.



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.


New member candidate
Adetola Allen