Weekend of February 17+18


Milestone classes deciphered

Dedication...baptism...following Jesus...salvation... sometimes it’s tough to answer your kids’ questions about the differences here. Or maybe you have some questions of your own. Our Family and Discipleship Team has a few different milestone classes available to help answer these sometimes confusing questions.

Baptism class for different life stages is on February 25. The 9 am class is for kids and parents, and the 11am is for students and adults.  Both of these classes will be in room 101.

Our Dedication class is March 4, 9 am, room 101. We want to help you journey confidently on the paths to which God is calling you! To register for either class, please email Cindy Yarrington, cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org.

Get on the Bible bandwagon this Sunday!
If the Bible has ever moved you, now you can help move the Bible! Oh yes you can! It’s a new year, and we’ve got brand new seat rack Bibles, just shipped in, to replace the aged and well-loved seat rack Bibles in the Worship Center. We need as many of you as we can get to help us restock our Worship Center! Grab your small group friends and your family, and join us for just a half hour after the last service on Sunday, February 18.  Yummy snacks will be available at the end for all helpers!


Serve + connection = spiritual growth
OK -- this maybe is not an equation you learned in third grade, but it’s one that Jesus taught all of his students.  Serving is one of the main ways you can ramp up connecting with others at Five Oaks while also giving your spiritual growth a shot in the arm!  We have a process to get you started serving in the best way that fits you. It starts with filing out a SERVE card — available at the Ministry Cart in the Commons if you don’t have one.  We’ll give you a personal follow-up call to help you find your best serving match. We know that serving doesn’t start or end here at church. Thinking bigger picture? Stop by the Impact Ministry Cart in the Commons after the service to get detailed information on serving with our local, global and ‘glocal' Impact teams.



Let Pastor Henry answer all your questions
If you’re new here, you may wonder how best to get connected.  We have a simple first step, called Explore Five Oaks. 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, February 25, after the second service.  To register, please email Martha Young.


Realm: < one week ‘til the iPad drawing
Realm is our app-based tool that will simplify how we communicate as a church. If you haven’t yet created your account, look for your email invite from Five Oaks Church dated  January 26 and get started! Stuck? Find the Realm Geniuses in the Commons this weekend, or go to www.5oaks.info. Remember, if you create your account before February 23, you’re eligible to win the iPad Mini 4 in our drawing! That’s less than a week from today!



Dorothy Day: be the hands and feet of Jesus
For many of us, our days are comfortable, with no worries for when we’ll eat again or where we’ll sleep at night.  This is an opportunity to step outside that comfort zone and serve those whose basic needs for food and shelter aren’t guaranteed from day to day. If you are 13 or older, consider joining us to prepare and serve a meal at the Dorothy Day Center. March 3, 8:30-1:15. Email dorothyday@fiveoakschurch.org to register. You must sign up and get a confirmation for this event.

Answer God’s call and stretch your trust in him
Perhaps God is calling you to love the orphans of Haiti.  Impact Ministries is sending a team to serve and teach at the All God’s Children Orphanage, outside of Mirebalais, Haiti, in June 2018.  If you are interested in joining our Five Oaks team this year, please plan to attend our Haiti Mission Informational Meeting on March 4, 12:15 pm, Room 101. Discover how you too can be part of the Great Commission.  For further information, please email Kevin Johnson.


No ‘boreds’ allowed at Game Café
Friday, March 9, is zooming up on us, so start inviting friends and neighbors to join us at Game Cafe from 6-9 pm. This evening of FREE fun includes dinner, snacks, inflatables in the gym, board games, card games, puzzles, dice games, giant Jenga, and madcap fun for every age, 1 to 100.  Our trivia contest is also making a comeback! If you’d like to volunteer for this event -- perhaps to bring treats, provide games (you'll get them back!), help set up or clean up, please click here.



Podcaster needed — and we’ll provide training
Help us make Pastor Henry's sermons available to those who miss a week or cannot make it to church. Take raw sermon video, add the sermon slides, and upload to our video website.  We have all the tools to do this; we just need you!  Time commitment is about one Sunday a month from 10 am ‘till around 12:15 pm. Please email Harold Ennulat or call or text at 651.442.5691 to discuss, ask questions, or to let us know of your interest level.