Weekend of March 10+11


With whom can you share Easter?

Easter is just around the corner. As you prepare your heart for Easter, be thinking of who in your life might appreciate an invite to worship: a neighbor, a co-worker, someone new in the area with no family or church home. Below are our service times:

Good Friday (March 30): 5:30 and 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 31: 4:30 pm
Sunday, April 1: 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am

This weekend you will receive invite card with your worship guide.  Please take several to use for inviting! Additional cards are available at the Ministry Cart in the Commons.

Diaper Drive and baby donation items due this weekend
One of our partners, New Life Family Services, serves over 5,000 women and men each year who find themselves in crisis. By contributing baby items, such as diapers, wipes, and gently used clothing, you are helping ensure that those who choose life have the resources they need for their children. This weekend is our final collection weekend, so please drop off items at the Ministry Cart in the Commons through March 11.



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



We are a church of small groups
Many who are involved in a small group report that their small group represents their closest community at Five Oaks.  Maybe you’ve never tried a small group before or took a break from it.  We offer small groups for every life stage, meeting on every day of the week, so you can expect to meet others facing similar goals and challenges. People like you. Please click here to email Jonathan Haage if you would like more info.



You can offer the warmth of home on Easter
Would you like to host a Chinese student (and perhaps a spouse and child) at your Easter meal? Many of you have served a Friendship Meal at the Hospitality Center for Chinese, and this is a great way to go a little deeper with those students. You could even invite them to attend Easter services with you at Five Oaks. If you are interested, please click here to email Kevin Johnson.




Students: are you staying in town for spring break?
Hawaii? Florida? Colorado?  Nah...give me Skyzone! Make plans now to meet up with your youth group friends at Skyzone! We’re meeting on March 28. Stay tuned for more details, but save the date for now!  



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 click here to email Cindy Yarrington for more info.


Hang out with some of our favorite friends!
Our special abilities class, the Retreat, is looking for volunteers to come hang out with us during the 9am service. No extra training is necessary, just your love for Jesus and for kids. For more info, click here to email Cindy Yarrington.



Got a question about Realm?
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? Go to www.5oaks.info. for more info or email office@fiveoakschurch.org with your questions. You’ll find it easy to use, and we’ve already seen how it simplifies our communication efforts.



Connections team: now “hiring” some key volunteers!
We have openings on three different teams. We’d love for you to join us if these fit your passions and interest!

•If you’ve ever been told you’re a natural host, we need you on the Info Center team! This is a great way to get to know new faces at Five Oaks while serving. We have both Saturday and Sunday openings for a once monthly serve. 

•We’re also looking for White Glove team members. This involves light cleaning and organizing prior to weekend services. If you appreciate the “final touches” in life, this would be a great role for you. Also a once-monthly serve.

•It can be a little intimidating when you first visit a church and don’t know what to expect, so our Concierge team is ready to help first-time guests have a smooth visit.  They are the folks you see each week by the “New Here” sign who help check in kids, offer free drinks and answer questions for our visitors. 
To volunteer or for more info on any of these positions, please click here to email Jennifer Clemens.


Five Oaks book club
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, go.dmge@gmail.com, or (651) 238-1605, to find out what our upcoming titles will be.



New members
Adam & Kari Enberg
Joe O’Kane
Mena Khanphongphane
Sean Scanlon