Bringing the light of Christ to every corner
Many corners of the world need to hear the Gospel, and this weekend we’ll explore global missions at Five Oaks. We’ll hear teaching from Kevin Kompelien, president of the EFCA, on the bright spots in some of the hardest parts of the world. The handout you received today with your worship guide describes several organizations you can meet in the Commons and Acorn this weekend: ways to get engaged in global missions, including praying, giving ... and going. We’ll also explore how to respond to that nudge from the Holy Spirit to serve the world without leaving the US. Oh yes -- we’ll have treats, too!
New here? Ask Pastor Henry your questions over pizza
If you’re new here, you may wonder how best to get connected. We have a simple first step, called Pizza with the Pastor. This one-hour 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, June 24, after the second service. To RSVP, please email Martha Young.
Please pray for Vacation Bible School this week
Please pray with us for the 200+ kids coming to “Shipwrecked” Vacation Bible School this week, June 11-15. VBS can be a pivot point in kids’ faith journey!
Got questions about salvation or baptism?
Not sure how to answer your kids’ questions about salvation and/or baptism? Or perhaps you have some questions of your own? Kids and parents are welcome to join us on June 24th at 9:00 in room 101 as we help guide family conversations on these big questions. Please email Kelly Bauman, email@example.com (or send Kelly a message in Realm) with the number of people attending.
Students: serve with us at VBS
Hey middle and high schoolers, want to make a difference in the lives of some really fun kids this week during VBS? Come help us clean up and reset after every VBS programming day, 12 pm - 2 pm. Or if you are registered to serve at VBS during the morning, consider helping us reset afterward, 9 am - 2 pm. Email Justin Talk, firstname.lastname@example.org, to get signed up.
Treat Dad to a brownie (or four) next weekend
If your dad is anything like my dad, he loves treats! And Father’s Day treats are even better, yes? Plan ahead next week as we’ll have the Original Hockey Mom’s Brownie dessert truck onsite at Five Oaks on Sunday, June 17. (Yes, Wild fans -- you’ve maybe indulged in these brownies at a Wild game!) Save your chocolate allowance for an “all-in” dessert-before-lunch kind of day. Happy Father’s Day!
Your help will bless our volunteers!
When you aren’t at the lake or on a road trip. your willingness to volunteer in Five Oaks Kids will bless our regular volunteers immensely! Our teachers and classroom helpers volunteer all school year long, and when they take vacations in the summer, we’d love for you to step in and share your smile and energy with one classroom per weekend. This is a great opportunity for small groups to take over for a whole weekend and serve together. Please email Kelly Bauman, email@example.com, with your availability. We’ll take your help for 1, 2, or several weekends!
Small groups: summer makes room for fun
Many of our small groups dial back their pace a bit in the summer, taking a break from planned study to focus on fellowship and community building. If you’re looking to join a small group, summer is a great time to meet others in a more relaxed setting to find a good fit for your schedule and life stage? Interested in more info? Email Jonathan Haage, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Middle and high school students: Fight that summer “meh” feeling …come hang with us!
June 20: Game Night at Five Oaks — Bring your favorite board game or group game — we’ll play all kinds! Gym will also be open for gaga ball and 9-high tournaments.
June 27: Worship night — Join us as we worship together in preparation for our Challenge trip
July 11: Talks’ going away par-tay — Come hang out with us as we celebrate Justin, Katie and Cole. We’ll play Justin’s top group games, eat his top foods, and spend time together before they head to Virginia. Oh — and CAKE!
July 25: Poolside movie night — Popcorn, snacks, a movie…all by the side of the “pool” at Five Oaks. Bring your favorite pool or lake float to lounge on as we hang in the “pool.”
More ways to plug in this summer...
•If you’ve ever been told you are friendly or hospitable, we could use your personality as an Greeter or Information Desk volunteer this summer. Openings especially for the Saturday and 11:00 Sunday services.
•Are you in tune with social media trends? Always crafting the perfect caption for your pictures? We’re looking for a volunteer interested in an at-home serving opportunity helping us with our social media presence. Join our team that manages our Five Oaks Instagram and Facebook pages.
•Interested in any of these? Please write “Connections volunteer” and your email on your communication card.
Five Oaks book club
Do you love to read? Join us at our book club to discuss our monthly reading choice and meet others from church who also love a good book.
When: Second Tuesday of every month
Time: 6:45 pm - discussion at 7 pm
Where: Five Oaks Church, Fireside Commons
New members are welcome throughout the year. Join anytime. Call or email Dawn Goenner, email@example.com, or (651) 238-1605, to find out what our upcoming titles will be.