Weekend of December 29+30


Did your finances steal your holiday joy?

Sometimes simply having a plan in place for the future can help us enjoy today. Financial Peace University (FPU) can help you rediscover that confidence. FPU has a proven track record of helping families get a clear vision for how God sees finances and practical tools to help you see a less stressful tomorrow. Class starts February 3, at the 11 am service, and runs for 10 weeks. Cost: $90; scholarships available. For more info, please click here to email Jonathan Haage.

Are you 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. Register for the class that corresponds to your child’s phase in Realm. This is also a great chance for you to invite neighbors and friends to explore their children’s phases as well.

January 6 (preschool)
January 13 (elementary)
January 16 (middle school)
January 23 (high school)


Juniors & seniors: join the party this Sunday!
Eleventh and twelfth graders, don’t miss the after-Christmas party! We’re playing broomball, sledding, exchanging white elephant gifts ($5 limit), eating food, and playing games! This is the final kick-off event for the junior/senior home group starting in January, so make sure you show up to learn what it’s all about! Sunday, December 30, 3:30-8 pm, at Henry and Holly’s house. For questions or directions, contact Henry Michael henrymw@fiveoakschurch.org.


Discover your part in the Story of God
Many find the Bible confusing because many don’t understand how it all fits together to tell one story. In Story of God, this 6-week experience will provide a framework for the Bible, help you read it with greater understanding, and make room for tough questions. This is a great way to connect with others in your SOG cohort, too. Next class starts in January. For more info and to register, please click here.


I love missions, but my skills don’t fit
You may feel that you lack the proper training to be a “missionary,” but you can use your skills to get engaged with unreached peoples in many ways – close to home or far away. The Perspectives Class will show you how! The class will be at Woodbury Lutheran Church on Tuesday evenings, January 15 -April 30. If interested, please email impact@fiveoakschurch.org. More info at the ministry cart in the Commons this weekend!


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




Women: how do you 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, email women@fiveoakschurch.org.

New member candidates
Brian & Jennifer Bartle




Welcome new members
Dan & Alissa Ellingson
Ben & Theresa Gulsvig