Weekend of January 13+14


'Doing family' well is about to get a bit easier

This is drumroll-worthy ...  the Five Oaks Family Resource Center, launching February 3/4, will be a place for every family at every age, stage, and phase to find resources, tools and caring conversation for their family. The Family Resource Center will be staffed each weekend by our awesome Family and Discipleship Team. It’s place to have a conversation with our caring staff, and a place to find tools and resources to help you navigate the phase you’re in. We are here to help you gain confidence in leading your family well! 

Why join a small group?
We're all busy; isn't this just one more thing? Most people from Five Oaks, involved in a small group, report that their small group represents their place of connection or belonging, their closest community.  Maybe you've never tried a small group before or took a break from it.  The new year is a great time to join a small group. We offer small groups from every life stage, meeting on every day of the week, so you can expect to meet other who may be facing similar goals and challenges. People like you. To learn more about small groups, please email Small Groups Pastor, Jonathan Haage, at jhaage@fiveoakschurch.org.



Five Oaks Kids Team training this Sunday!
Hey volunteers! If you serve with Five Oaks Kids in any capacity, please plan to attend our all-team training on January 14, 12:30-2 pm. A soup lunch will be served.  We look forward to this time together for ministry updates and time to sharpen our craft and make our volunteer efforts as impactful as possible for the kids and families we serve.  To RSVP, please email Cindy, cyarrington@fiveoakschurch.org.



Got a few minutes for prayer this Sunday between services?
Please join us as we gather to pray for the 14 Five Oaks-supported missionaries, their families and their ministries.  January 14, 10:15-11 am, room 105. We will have treats! We’d love to have your prayer support for these global partners!



Who wants to party in their jammies?
All children in our 2- and 3-year old classes are invited to grab your parents or guardians and your jammies, and join us for our Pajama Party on January 19, 6-7 pm. Our party will include fun snacks, crafts, and other activities. Parents and guardians are asked to stay -- jammies are optional for adults! Both human friends and plush friends are welcome to join! Please RSVP to Rhiannon Rutledge at rrutledge@fiveoakschurch.org.



Students: Summer mission trip registrations due
Middle schoolers — (students completing grades 6-8 this year) join us for a week of serving, spiritual growth, and relational team building on our YouthWorks trip to Lake Traverse, SD, July 15-20. Click here  for more info and to register. High schoolers (students completing grades 9-12 this year) — join us as we travel to the Challenge Conference in Kansas City, July 2-6. Click here  for more info and to register. Deposits for both trips are due no later than January 31, 2018. The all-trip fees for both goes up on February 1, so save yourself some financial stress and register now! Don’t miss out on these life-changing opportunities to serve the kingdom and grow deeper.


Let Pastor Henry answer all your questions … over pizza
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, January 28, after the second service.  For more info and to register, please email Martha at myoung@fiveoakschurch.org.



Daily devotions that link to our sermons
DailyLife devotions, written by our volunteer team of writers, correlate directly to the Gospel Project and to the sermon from the previous week. These devotions will give you extra insight for your small group discussions, if you are involved with one. If you don’t currently receive DailyLife in your email inbox, sign up at fiveoaks.church/dailylife.


In sympathy
Please join us in praying for Tom and Pam Hawley as they mourn the loss of Tom’s mother.
Please also pray for Pastor Henry and Lois Williams, as they mourn the loss of Lois’s father.



New member candidates
Thomas & Donna Kauffman