We look forward to the weekend with you
Easter weekend is upon us. As you reflect on Jesus' sacrifice for you and for all of us, we are anticipating worshiping with you and your family this weekend. We hope to meet your neighbors and co-workers, too! To refresh your memory, below are our worship opportunities for this weekend:
Good Friday (March 30)
5:30 and 7 pm (no Five Oaks Kids programming)
Saturday, March 31
4:30 pm (Five Oaks Kids programing birth through grade 5)
Sunday, April 1
8 am (Five Oaks Kids programing birth through kindergarten)
9:30 am (Five Oaks Kids programing birth through grade 5, including The Retreat)
11 am (Five Oaks Kids programing birth through grade 5)
Family Resource Center: We want to journey with you
Stop by the Family Resource Center this weekend to peruse all of the resources available to equip you to succeed with your family. The Family Resource Center is a place for every family at every age, stage, and phase to find resources, tools and caring conversation for their family. It is staffed each weekend by our Family and Discipleship Team and is a place to have a conversation with our caring staff. We’ll help you find tools and resources to navigate the phase you’re in. We are here to help you gain confidence in leading your family well!
Welcome to Five Oaks Kids!
On a non-holiday weekend, we have programming for all children, ages birth through fifth grade, in the Tree House. We use the Gospel Project curriculum, so the materials your kids study is the same scripture covered in the sermon. Your kids will receive a Big Picture card each week that helps springboard family discussions at home. We’re glad you’re worshiping with us this Easter and sharing your children with us!
Shipwrecked Vacation Bible school: registration now open!
Hey kids! Venture onto an uncharted island where you will survive and thrive. Anchor yourself in truth that Jesus carries you through life’s storms. Join us on June 11-15 from 9:15am- 12pm as we have fun exploring Bible truths, singing songs, using our imaginations, eating yummy snacks and making new friends. VBS is open to children 3 years old by 9/1/2017 and potty trained, through 4th grade completed. More info will be available at the ministry cart in the Commons this weekend. You also may click here to register online.
Student ministry meets on Wednesdays
Middle and high school students, join us Wednesdays, 6-8 pm, for a time to hang out, worship, listen to a message, then spend time in discussion groups. Our Youth Café is open selling dinner, snacks and drinks. Come check out what Wednesday night is all about! Questions? Please email email@example.com.
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!
Let Pastor Henry answer all your questions
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, 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, April 8, after the second service. Please email Martha Young to register.
Spring Tea for women, daughters, grandmothers, & more
Rooted Women invites you to the Spring Tea on May 5 at 11 am at Five Oaks Church. The theme is “My Cup Runneth Over.” Enjoy finger foods and pastries, sip lovely tea, be encouraged reflecting on what the Lord has done, and enjoy some amazing fellowship. This event is FREE. Bring a friend and your favorite mug. Please click here to RSVP. You also may get more info at the ministry cart in the Commons this weekend.
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. You also may message her on Realm.
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 click here to email Cindy Yarrington. You also may message her on Realm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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, or message her on Realm.
You can help with orphan care this summer
Local, loving host families needed for orphaned children! Interested in orphan care or international missions? Invite an orphan into your home for 4-5 weeks this summer. Visit www.p143.org or contact CarrieAnn Standfest on Realm.
Join our Facebook group for child welfare awareness
Do the words orphan care, foster care or adoption pull on your heartstrings? Do you feel like you don't know where to start, or aren't quite in the right season of life for a huge commitment? Five Oaks has a Facebook group committed to sharing valuable information on caring for kids from hard places, opportunities to help our very own foster and adoptive families, and ways that we can impact child welfare locally and globally. Search for "Five Oaks Child Welfare" on Facebook or connect with CarrieAnn Standfest 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! Please join anytime. Please click here to email Dawn Goenner to find out what our upcoming titles will be.