Weekend of April 14+15


Your training will pay off. Literally.

Join Team World Vision by running a marathon to bring clean water to communities in Africa. In the past four years, our Five Oaks team has raised funds to supply clean water for over 1000 people in Africa. This "glocal" impact opportunity -- that is, a local impact project with a global impact -- will allow you to directly benefit families who cannot access clean water for their families in their own community. Your commitment is to train and run Twin Cities Marathon in October.

Many of our team members are first-time marathon runners. In fact, many decided to start running only because they saw how their training could directly impact families in Africa who must walk miles each day just to procure clean water.  

If you are curious, slightly interested, or just looking for a good cause for your running efforts, join us for a short presentation and Q & A with a TWV staffer after services this weekend. We’ll meet in the front rows of the Worship Center.

If you are unable to attend, please email Kevin Johnson or send him a message in Realm. You also will find more useful information at the ministry cart in the Commons this weekend.

VBS: register now to attend & volunteer
•Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School, June 11-15, will help kids ages 3-10 (end of 4th grade), see how they are anchored to Jesus and how he carries them through life’s storms. 
•Volunteers, we’d love your help: leading a crew, helping create the set, assisting with crafts or games, etc. All kinds of roles for all kinds of personalities!
•More info & to register for either or both online at fiveoaks.church/vbs-2018



Journeymen: How do you hear God’s voice?
Guys, how is God speaking into your life? Truth is we hear many voices from which we try to discern the ‘voice’ of God from the other voices that vie for our attention. Join with other men as we learn how to invite His input into daily routines and how to allow His input to direct our lives. Beginning April 21, at 7am, the Journeymen will take part in a 4-week video series by Bill Hybels that is drawn from his book The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God. Having the Guts to Respond. More information and a sign-up is available at jm5oaks.com.



Students: don’t miss the highlight of the spring!
District Blitz is a weekend retreat in Duluth, MN, with amazing worship, teaching, break-out sessions and free time with friends! April 27-29. $160 covers registration, transportation, hotel, and most meals. Stop by the ministry cart in the Commons to pick up a card with all the details and registration info. You also may register for the event on Realm.



Looking to serve as a family?
As parents, you want to model serving to your family.  We have a simple serve option that fits the bill.  We have openings at all three services for communion preparation.  The bread and juice are already prepared - we just need help with setup in the Worship Center.  Serve during regular worship times once a month.  For more information, please email Jennifer Clemens or send her a message on Realm.


Spring Tea for women, daughters, & friends
Rooted Women invites you to the Spring Tea, called “My Cup Runneth Over,” on May 5 at 11 am.  Enjoy finger foods and pastries, sip lovely tea, be encouraged reflecting on what the Lord has done, and enjoy some amazing fellowship. This event is FREE. Bring a friend and your favorite mug. Click here to RSVP. You also may get more info at the ministry cart in the Commons. 



Are you friendly? Hospitable? 
If you’ve ever been told that you are approachable, kind, easy to talk to, we need your people skills on our greeting team! We have openings on our greeter team for the Saturday service and for both Sunday morning services. For more info, please email Jennifer Clemens, or message her on Realm. 



Five Oaks book club
Do you love to read? Join us at our book club to discuss our monthly reading choice and meet others from church who also love a good book.
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.



In sympathy
Please join us as we pray for Jody Moore, and her daughters Kaycee Moore and Kati Wilde, as they mourn the loss of their husband and father, Tom Moore. 



Community News


The mission field is coming to you this summer
Experience something amazingly powerful! Loving hosts needed for Japanese students studying at Bethel University for 3 weeks in August. Transportation help & stipend provided. Contact Deb Anderson 763-522-5051 djamwa@aol.com



You can help with orphan care this summer
Local, loving host families needed for orphaned children! Interested in orphan care or international missions? Invite an orphan into your home for 4-5 weeks this summer. Visit www.p143.org or contact CarrieAnn Standfest on Realm.



Join our Facebook group for child welfare awareness
Do the words orphan care, foster care or adoption pull on your heartstrings? Do you feel like you don't know where to start, or aren't quite in the right season of life for a huge commitment? Five Oaks has a Facebook group committed to sharing valuable information on  caring for kids from hard places, opportunities to help our very own foster and adoptive families, and ways that we can impact child welfare locally and globally.  Search for "Five Oaks Child Welfare" on Facebook or connect with CarrieAnn Standfest on Realm.