Weekend of September 23+24


Serving is believing

Serving is just one way to show God’s love to those around you. The best kind of serving role is one that energizes you, as then the light of Christ in you is contagious to those being served. We have several serving areas here at Five Oaks that would benefit from your help: behind the scenes roles, meet-and-greet type roles, teaching roles, music roles, even artistry roles. Check out the Serve brochure accompanying today’s Worship Guide to learn more. You may also get more info at the Ministry Carts in the Commons, or email our Connections Director, Jennifer Clemens, at jclemens@fiveoakschurch.org.

Missionary prayer meeting this weekend!
Please join us as we gather to pray for the 14 Five Oaks-supported missionaries, their families and their ministries. September 24, room 105. 10:15-11 am. Bonus: treats will be served! We’d love to have your prayer support for these global partners!


A “big” church can become church family
As a church, we see that God designed us to do life together. And the best way to do that is through our small groups. We have groups meeting every day of the week, in every stage of life, as well as men’s groups and women’s groups. Many who participate in small groups find that their small group becomes their church family. To learn more and find a small group that fits with your schedule and stage of life, visit the Ministry Cart in the Commons this weekend. You can also access more info at www.fiveoaks.church/smallgroups.



Are you a lighting guy? A sound gal?
Our Worship Arts Team is looking for more volunteers in their tech roles. Help us present our weekend worship services so the sermon and music are as worshipful as possible. Several types of positions available. We’ll train you for your chosen role, after which a volunteer or staff person will sit with you until you’re ready. More info available at the Ministry Cart this weekend. You may also email Harold Ennulat, hennulat@fiveoakschurch.org, with questions.


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. Click here to learn more & register.


Dedication and baptism classes upcoming
Dedication & baptism are two important milestones in our faith journey. Our next dedications will take place in November and December, & we have a dedicationclass on Oct. 8, 9 am, room 101 for families to prepare. Our next baptism class is Oct. 15, 9 am for kids/11 am for adults. This class will help answer questions about baptism. Email cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org for more info or to RSVP for either class.


The Retreat needs your 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.



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!



Camp Getaway for middle and high school students — register now!
Experience the greatest weekend of the fall at Camp Getaway, September 29-October 1. We will connect with each other and God at Camp Arrowhead through crazy games, activities, and cabin wars! Students, don’t miss the event of the fall! Email Justin Talk, jtalk@fiveoakschurch.org for more info, or click here to register online.


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!


Calling all cagers, young and old
Hey basketball players, don’t you wish you had a place to play a quick pick-up game now and again? No pressure, no ice packs, no torn ACL’s? Join our men’s pick-up basketball crew and start reliving your “cager” days! Men, ages 16 and older, are welcome to join us in the Five Oaks gym. Thursday nights starting October 5 through the school year, 6:30-8:30 pm. Questions? Email Mike at dqigh@yahoo.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, 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.



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