Weekend of April 7+8


Family dedications this weekend

Join us for a time of celebration this weekend as several families are stepping forward to dedicate their children to the church and to Christ. It is a time for us to welcome these young people into our church family, a time for us to pray and celebrate during our worship services.   Families joining in dedications this weekend:

John and Janet Caven,  dedicating Faith Rebekah
Colin and Elle Duke,  dedicating Emerson Ryan
Kevin and Naomi Haskins,  dedicating Benjamin Kevin
Patrick and Heather Lobejko,  dedicating Molly Grace
Ryan and Tara St. Martin,  dedicating Emmit Terrence 
Andrew and Amy Schmiesing,  dedicating William James


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. $150 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.


New here? Join us for Pizza with the Pastor this weekend
If you’re new here, you may wonder how best to get connected. We have a simple first step, called Pizza with the Pastor. This one-hour, sit-down lunch with Pastor Henry will allow you to ask any questions about Five Oaks and get you started connecting with others at our church. FREE childcare and a FREE pizza and salad lunch.  Sunday, April 8, after the second service. Hope to see you there.



Spring Tea for women, daughters, & friends
Rooted Women invites you to the Spring Tea on May 5 at 11 am at Five Oaks Church. The theme is “My Cup Runneth Over.” 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. To RSVP, please message Kristin Sellers on Realm.  You also may get more info at the ministry cart in the Commons this weekend. 


Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School: registration now open!
Hey kids! Venture onto an uncharted island where you will survive and thrive.  Anchor yourself in truth that Jesus carries you through life’s storms. Join us on June 11-15 from 9:15am- 12pm as we have fun exploring Bible truths, singing songs, using our imaginations, eating yummy snacks and making new friends. VBS is open to children 3 years old by 9/1/2017  and potty trained, through 4th grade completed. More info will be available at the ministry cart in the Commons this weekend. You also can register online at fiveoaks.church/vbs-2018



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.



Team World Vision: run for clean water
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. Most of our team members are first-time runners. If you are curious, or just looking for a good cause for your running efforts, stop by the ministry cart in the Commons after services this weekend.



Connections team: now “hiring” some key volunteers!
We have openings on three different teams. We’d love for you to join us if these fit your passions and interest!
•If you’ve ever been told you’re a natural host, we need you on the Info Center team! This is a great way to get to know new faces at Five Oaks while serving. We have both Saturday and Sunday openings for a once monthly serve. 
•We’re also looking for White Glove team members. This involves light cleaning and organizing prior to weekend services. If you appreciate the “final touches” in life, this would be a great role for you. Also a once-monthly serve.
•It can be a little intimidating when you first visit a church and don’t know what to expect, so our Concierge team is ready to help first-time guests have a smooth visit.  They are the folks you see each week by the “New Here” sign who help check in kids, offer free drinks and answer questions for our visitors. 
To volunteer or for more info on any of these positions, please email Jennifer Clemens,  or message her on Realm.


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.



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, or email her at 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.