Is your family disconnected?
Summer is almost over. Do you feel like you’ve been on the run and haven’t been as connected with your family as you want to be? At Five Oaks, we believe you as parents play the most influential role in the lives of your kids. We are here to help resource you so that you can build meaningful relationships with your kids and thrive together spiritually.
As you prepare for the school year, stop by our Family Resource Center to pick up your child’s next Phase Card. Our Family and Discipleship Team staff will be there to support you and guide you to helpful resources.
We can do more together
We know that kids are ready to learn when they feel welcomed and loved. If you have a heart for kids, we’d love your help in Five Oaks Kids this ministry year! We have opportunities at all age levels, birth-grade 5, weekly or monthly commitments. We also have room for you on our sub list! Please write your email and “Five Oaks Kids” on your communication card, and we’ll reach out and help you find a great fit.
Five Oaks Students parent meeting August 29
Don’t miss out! Parents of 6th-12th graders are encouraged to come to our Student Ministry parent meeting, on August 29 from 6-8 pm. You will get an opportunity to meet our new youth pastor, Henry Michael Williams, hear the vision for the upcoming year, and get more details to events such as Camp Getaway.
Now hiring: Weekday Sprouts Director role open
We have a part-time position open that will bless the moms of our community manifold by helping provide them a needed break on Wednesday mornings while they study God’s word and fellowship with other women. Our Sprouts Director will help recruit and provide leadership to teachers and caretakers, plus plan and oversee programing for the Sprouts ministry. Write “Sprouts Director” and your email on your communication card for more info.
Interested in membership?
Membership is important at Five Oaks. It’s a way of saying, “I want to be part of the mission of this local church.” If you have a personal relationship with Christ and have completed Story of God (the class or in your small group), make plans to come to the next membership class on August 19, 9:15-10:30 am, in room 105. Please RSVP by either registering on Realm or by emailing Pam Hawley at email@example.com.
Got questions? Pastor Henry has answers
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 lunch with Pastor Henry will allow you to ask any questions about Five Oaks and get you started connecting with others. FREE childcare and a FREE pizza and salad lunch. Sunday, August 26, after the second service. Please email Martha Young, firstname.lastname@example.org, to register.
One easy way to care for others in St. Paul
St. Paul is only a short drive from here, and many there face daily needs that you and I take for granted each day. This is a chance for you and your family or small group to share your time and help others enjoy a hot meal. Join us September 1, 8:30-1:15 pm, to prepare and serve a meal at the Dorothy Day Center. Interested? Please message Tim and Cindy Wiant on Realm, or email them at email@example.com. Participants need to be at least 13 years old. You must sign up and get a confirmation to participate.
Registration now open for Hearts & Hammers!
Help us come alongside a young family in need as we paint the exterior of their home and do a light landscaping transformation. The father in this family was paralyzed and left with a brain injury early in 2017 when he was involved in a tragic car accident. Your help with painting, yard work and light carpentry will help lighten the burden for this family. Saturday, September 22, starting at 7:45 am, at their home in St. Paul. Anyone is welcome to join us — men, women and kids ages 12 and up. Click here for more details and to register: https://goo.gl/forms/cCJBUg3KJUh2BXhO2
Would you like to help the helpers?
We know that you don’t want to be a spectator – that’s why you volunteer either here at church or in your community. If you have ever helped pack meals for Feed my Starving Children in the past, you may be ready to find a way to do more.
Here’s how we can help you do just that: Sign up to be a “Super Volunteer” (actually called a Certified Volunteer) for the Woodbury Five Million Meals Mobile Pack event at Health East Sports Center, October 4-7, 2018. Certified volunteers need to be at least 16.
All you need to do is:
· Be available for two consecutive shifts ( six hours)
· Attend a two hour training session (times shown in the attached link)
· Make sure the volunteers have what they need and put their finished boxes on pallets
· Answer simple questions
You will experience the joy of helping others have a great experience while they pack meals for the most needy people in the world. You'll also get a t-shirt, great food ... and a special hairnet!
Ready to take the plunge? Use the attached Sign Up Genius Link. The full description of benefits and responsibilities is in this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4dafaa2da6fe3-five
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. Please message Carie Jorgenson on Realm to find out what our upcoming titles will be and to ask any questions about joining us!
Free School District summer meal programs available
Summer is a time of uncertainty in some families in our community. If you or your neighbors are in need of meal help this summer, our community has many resources.
-Free summer meals: free snacks and meals to all children and teens 18 years and old and younger. Text “food” to 877-877 to find the nearest outlet.
-Food shelves: The Christian Cupboard and Friends in Need are both right here in South Washington County. Visit their websites to learn what you’ll need to bring with you to get assistance with food.
-Market Bucks: Market Bucks match SNAP-EBT spending dollar for dollar (up to $10)
-Skoolie Bus: District 833’s Community Ed Skokie Bus will be out offering fee activities and food for kids. 5-7 pm on August 20, Shawnee Park, 6615 Scheel Drive, Woodbury.