Weekend of September 9+10


Story of God class offerings expanded

The Story of God class gives you the opportunity to learn how the Bible fits together to tell one story, and where you fit in the story of God. This six-week class helps you connect with others in a cohort and discover a relational approach to spiritual growth. Several Story of God classes begin this fall, the first of which starts September 17, 11 am right here at Five Oaks. You'll find more details, class start dates and times, and registration info at www.storyofgod.church.


'tis the season for small groups!

Back to school...back to small group! 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. To learn more, visit the Ministry Cart in the Commons this weekend. You can also access more info at www.fiveoaks.church/smallgroups.

New teachers, new classrooms & mini-donuts. Yes!
This weekend we officially kick off our next ministry year. All kids 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 Free Indeed -- gluten free mini donuts, fresh strawberry smoothies, lemonade, and 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.



Hey, Five Oaks Kids volunteers!
We are holding a mandatory training on Saturday, September 16, 10:30-11:30 am, in room 101. Please join us to catch our vision, learn of some key updates, and connect with the team. Please RSVP to Cindy Yarrington, cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org.



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
Wednesday, September 13, 9-11:30 am. 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 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



Feed My Starving Children’s Pack at the Park event : Register by September 12
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? Or even fastidious about leaf removal?
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 might 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 .


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.