Worship with us at Christmas
Our Christmas Eve services offer you and your family a place to pause, be still, and know the true meaning of Christmas. We know people will more likely try a new church when they’ve been invited by someone familiar, so consider inviting a new neighbor or recent transplant to worship with you. You can even look forward to our Hot Chocolate Bar in the Commons between services. Free, of course!
Children’s programing, birth through Kindergarten, is available at all services, and The Retreat is available at the 4 pm service on December 23 service for our differently-abled children.
Please note that we will not have our usual weekend services on December 22 + 23.
This weekend, you will see RSVP tickets available in the Commons just outside the main Worship Center doors. We ask that you please take the number of tickets for the people in your family who will attend with you. (Don’t forget to include out-of-town visitors!) These tickets are simply a tool to help us gauge how full each of our Christmas Eve services will be. They are not required for admission to the service, but instead will help us plan accordingly for each service. If you have already picked up your RSVP tickets on a previous weekend, you’re all set!
Christmas Eve service times are listed in the image above.
Final Family Advent service this Sunday
Feeling pulled in too many directions during the holiday season? Our Family Advent Services are one holiday tradition that will help you focus on the birth of Jesus. We also have family activities following, including opportunities to give back right here in Woodbury and the Twin Cities this season. More info on these opportunities is on Realm. See you Sunday, December 16, at 4:30 pm for our final Advent service of the season!
Giving Tree gifts for Kids Hope USA due this Sunday
Thank you to those of you who took a gift tag or two from our Giving Tree to bless the Kids Hope USA kids this Christmas. Please return all wrapped gifts plus their gift tags to Five Oaks by this Sunday, December 16.
These serve opportunities check all the boxes
It feels good to give back during the Christmas season. It lifts your spirits to know you’ve helped make someone’s holiday brighter. We have several easy ways to do just that at Five Oaks this year. Stop by the ministry cart in the Commons between services and grab a Christmas SERVE handout to fill out You can drop it in the offering box on your way out. OR, you may click on the following links to browse what’s available in both Five Oaks Kids and in Connections. Bonus: These are one-time serve experiences you can do as a family or a group!
Students: Don’t miss the best Christmas party yet
Do you like food? Christmas treats? Christmas carols? Invite ALL your friends and revel in all things Christmas at our youth group Christmas Party! Don’t miss a special surprise from some of our juniors and seniors, too! December 19, 6-8 pm, for grades 6-12. This will be our last night together until January 16. There/square!
Amazon Smile benefits Five Oaks Students
Do you do your Christmas shopping on Amazon? Any purchases made on Amazon — for Christmas or for any time of year — can benefit our youth group when you set up ‘Five Oaks Community Church’ as your brand partner on your Amazon account. Click here to get set up and start shopping! Our Student Ministry thanks you!
Will your grandchildren visit you over the holidays?
Hey grandparents! If you plan to bring grandkids or other young visitors to Five Oaks during their visit, you can help us make their visit easier by pre-registering your grandkids in our system well ahead of their arrival. Please stop by the Welcome Center anytime to get them pre-registered. It will only take a few minutes now and will help speed up your arrival during their visit!
Ready for your kids’ next phase?
Kids change quickly: one day it’s LEGOs, the next it seems it’s a cell phone. As our kids grow and mature, their interests, challenges and needs evolve, too. Be ready for what’s ahead! Join us for our FREE Parenting Journey Classes in January, where we’ll explore the social, emotional, physical, and developmental needs of your kids so you can stop feeling behind and start having meaningful connection as a family. Click on the link below that corresponds to your child’s phase to register for the appropriate class. This is a great opportunity for you to invite neighbors and friends to explore their children’s phases as well.
I love missions, but my skills don’t fit...
You may feel that you lack the proper training to be a “missionary”, but there are endless ways that you can use your skills to get engaged with unreached peoples – close to home or far away. The Perspectives Class will show you how – and will also amaze you with first-hand stories of God's working! The Class will be at Woodbury Lutheran Church on Tuesday evenings from January 15 through April 30. Please click here to get more information or to register: Perspectives Class
Four life-or-death decisions for men
As men, we make a lot of decisions. But what are the most important ones we make? Come to the Journeymen Summit Weekend on January 25-27 as we look at the life of David. We will be joined by Vince Miller, as he walks us through these four decisions. Take some time to be refreshed, challenged, and encouraged in the new year. For more info, visit the ministry cart in the Commons and/or click here: https://fiveoaks.church/mens-summit
How do I rely on God’s wisdom?
Sometimes it’s hard to know how to do the things God calls us to. The IF: Gathering, a two-day event for women, will help you find greater freedom, peace, and reliance on our amazing God. Come join other women as they look to some of the best Bible teachers and speakers to help you on your journey. The event will be hosted in local homes on February 8-9. For more info, write “IF Gathering” on your communication card.
New member candidates
Dan & Allisa Ellingson
Ben & Theresa Gulsvig