Weekend of March 17+18


Serving -- even once -- can be huge

We know that many of you are in a season of life in which serving regularly at Five Oaks just can’t fit.  That’s why we have simple, one-time SERVE opportunities this Easter that you and your family can fit into your schedules. (Some of these opportunities you can even complete at home!)

This weekend you will receive an Easter SERVE handout with your Worship Guide. Please fill it out and place it in the offering box.  We’ll contact you and do the rest!  If you have questions, please message Jennifer Clemens on Realm. 

With whom will you share Easter?
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. We have invite cards available at the ministry cart in the Commons that include all the Easter weekend details. Please take several to use for inviting! 


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 April 8.  To register, please write “SOG” and your email on your communication card.



You can offer the warmth of family 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 write “HCC host” and your email on your communication card. 



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! March 28, 5:40-8 pm. You can find more details and register for the event on Realm.



Hey students! Don’t miss the highlight of the spring!
District Blitz is a weekend retreat in Duluth, MN, with amazing worship, teaching, breakouts and free time with friends! April 27-29. $150 covers registration, hotel, transportation, and most meals. Stop by the ministry cart in the Commons to pick up a card with all the details and registration info. You may register on Realm! 



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. Email Jonathan Haage if you would like more info on getting involved in a small group.



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 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, please 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 email Jennifer Clemens or message her on Realm.



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.