Weekend of September 2+3

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Fall kickoff next weekend + food trucks = fabulousness

Next weekend we officially kick off our next ministry year. All kids will move up a grade to their new classroom, and many of our ministries begin their fall programing. To usher in our ministry year, we’re celebrating with food trucks in our parking lot after services! On September 9, bring some extra cash for the Free Indeed Food Truck run by Five Oaks' own Brian and Rachel Fizel. They serve  gluten-free mini donuts, fresh strawberry smoothies, lemonade, and -- new this year --  gluten free chicken strips. 

On September 10 we’ll have Free Indeed plus Tasty Twins, a truck from the MN Twins that sells a variety of family-friendly foods. Bring your appetite! 

Help us ‘usher’ in a new year…
Are you friendly? Do you like to greet people, make them feel comfortable, even solve small problems on the spot? If you answered yes to any of those, you may have a future in ushering! Our Connections Team is looking to recruit several additional ushers for teams we are adding to our weekend services. We need help at our Saturday services, and we also need help at both the first and second Sunday services. For more information, please email Jennifer Clemens, jclemens@fiveoakschurch.org.



Marriage and Chick-fil-A?
Men, if your marriage is perfect, do not come to the Journeymen kick-off breakfast. If not, sign-up in the Commons this weekend. We will be joined by the director of Chick-Fil-A’s WinShape Marriage, Dr. Matt Turvey. Dr. Turvey has counseled marriages around the world and is flying in from Atlanta to speak into the lives of our men. Saturday, September 9, at 8 am. Cost: $3. You don’t want to miss this!



All-new Explore Five Oaks class September 17
At Explore Five Oaks you’ll learn who we are as a church and what we believe. This class also offers a chance for you to ask any questions you have about Five Oaks and connect with others who are new to Five Oaks. A pizza lunch and time with staff is offered afterward.  Questions? Please email Martha, myoung@fiveoakschurch.org. You may register at fiveoaks.church/explore.



Rooted Women fall ministry kick-off
Women, join us on Wednesday, September 13, 9-11:30 am for our first meeting of the year. We have options this year for once a month or for every week:
      •Come check out Rooted Women women's ministry by joining us once a month
          for the TABLE. First session September 13, 9-11:30 am.
      •Or join one of the weekly options:
           -Study Path includes Finding I Am and Open Your Bible studies.  
           -Mentoring Path choices are Titus 2 or Sharpening Your Focus.
Registration cost for weekly studies include TABLE and all materials for the year. For more information, please email women@fiveoakschurch.org


Women’s Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) offered at Five Oaks
Mondays from September 11, 2017 through May 8, 2018, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. This year we are studying the book of Romans.  Cost: free. School program for children ages 6-18, but children’s program begins September 18. Register at first meeting on September 11. Need more info? Please email Alisa Bell, bsf.arbell@gmail.com



Fall Story of God classes starting soon
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.


Feed My Starving Children’s Pack at the Park event
Grab your small group, your family, and your neighbors and join us for FMSC’s Pack at the Park event on September 20 at Target Field. Five Oaks has a group slot set aside for 5:30-7:30 pm. To sign up, click here.   This is an engaging way for families to serve together, packing meals for the world’s hungriest children. It’s also an easy invitation for neighbors and co-workers.



Are you a pro golfer? An amazing chef?
This October in Five Oaks Students we will be holding our Student Challenge Silent Auction. At the Challenge Conference students will get the opportunity to learn and hear from amazing speakers, worship with talented worship artists, hang out with each other and their leader, serve the community, and spend time learning about and connecting with Jesus. In order to make this trip happen, we hold the Student Challenge Silent Auction. This year we are seeking donations for the auction. These donations can include stays at cabins, sport team tickets, hotel stays, auto/home repairs, unique experiences like fishing, activities for families, electronics, etc. We would also like to partner with our local Five Oaks businesses to include in the silent auction. If you have an item you would like to donate please email Martha at myoung@fiveoakschurch.org. We appreciate your support!



Small groups sign-ups
Joining a small group is one way to model to family and friends that knowing God and being in community are a high priority.  Many who participate in a small group find that their small group becomes their church family.  Visit the Small Groups area at the Info Center this weekend to find a group that fits your schedule and life stage, or sign-up on our website at fiveoaks.church/small-groups.



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.



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 or write “DailyLife” and your email on your Communication Card.