The time is now: Realm Connect is here!
This weekend we launch Realm, the app-based communication tool that will make it easier for you to access all things Five Oaks.
Watch your email: You will receive an email invitation on Friday, January 26, at about 5 pm. with a link unique to your email address, inviting you to register and set up your profile.
By doing so, you’ll quickly see how easy it is to communicate with your small group, get info and register for all-church events, message anyone in the church, and even give to Five Oaks.
In the Commons this weekend, look for the Realm “geniuses” wearing blue t-shirts at the Ministry Carts for more specific help or to find answers to your questions.
This is big -- and you will love its simplicity! Let’s get connected!
Family Resource Center to be unveiled in … 1 week!
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 a 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!
Get on the Bible bandwagon!
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. To sign up, please email Pam Hawley, email@example.com. Yummy snacks will be available at the end for all helpers!
Why join a small group?
We all are 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 our small groups pastor, Jonathan Haage, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like some snuggle time?
We love babies! And babies love to be comforted! We’re looking for volunteers with good cuddling skills who will snuggle and play with our babies in the nursery so the parents of those sweet babies might enjoy worship with peace of mind. Interested in blessing these parents? Please email Rhiannon Rutledge, email@example.com for more info.
Mission work: Kingdom work
Middle schoolers: join us for summer serving opportunities, including VBSquad, where we’ll serve either at VBS or help reset and clean up afterward each day. High schoolers: join us as we travel to the Challenge Conference in Kansas City, July 2-6. Fees for this trips increases on February 1! Don’t miss out on these life-changing opportunities to serve the kingdom and grow deeper. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rooted Women -- If: Gathering is back
Ladies, we are again hosting the IF: Gathering on February 9 (6-9 pm) & 10 (9am - 5 pm). This event gathers women around the world, in local homes, to be reminded why following God and making disciples matters. We’ll listen to speakers and discuss ways we can equip each other as women to live out God’s calling. To register, please email either Meleah Miller, email@example.com, or Theresa Gulsvig, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you know the story of the Bible?
In our Story of God class, you’ll learn how the Bible fits together to tell one story and how you fit into God’s story. You’ll connect with others from Five Oaks in a cohort setting where you will get real, honest answers to your bible questions. This class is a six-week series of one-hour meetings, plus a small amount of daily homework. The next class starts February 4. To register, please write “SOG” and your email on your Communication Card.
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 contact Harold Ennulat at HEnnulat@fiveoakschurch.org or call or text at 651.442.5691 to discuss, ask questions, or to let us know of your interest level.
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 or write “DailyLife” and your email on your Communication Card.