Weekend of October 27+28


The FUN is beckoning…

FRIDAY NIGHT.  Yes, that’s this Friday night, as in October-26-Friday-night. You. Your family. Your neighbors.  Join us for the best FREE fall fun in all the land — pumpkin decorating, donut on a rope, Plinko, cake walk, crazy hair, and more!  Perhaps best of all for parents, dinner is available — FREE — from 6-7 pm.  (That also means you won’t need to wash dishes! Boom.)  See you Friday, October 26, from 6-9 pm right here at Five Oaks Church. Grab your people and get your Fall Fun Fest on!

Nacho normal costume party this Wednesday
Middle and high school students! Mark your calendars and get your fake mustaches ready for a party! On Wednesday, Oct. 31, Five Oaks Students is throwing a “Nacho Libre”-themed costume party with plenty of games, food, and the first annual ‘Pumpkin Flugtag.’ Bring your friends, bring a snack, and come dressed as the greatest wrestler of this generation! Questions? Email Henry Michael, henrymw@fiveoakschurch.org

Helping you love your city - Dorothy Day serving opportunity
Do you and your busy family want a simple way to be a blessing to the needy, while having a great time of fellowship? Come join us on November 3 from 8:30-1:15 as we prepare and serve the noon meal at Dorothy Day. Minimum age is 13. To participate, please message Tim and Cindy Wiant on Realm, or sign up at the ministry cart in the Commons between services this weekend.

Ready to take the next step of dedication or baptism?
Dedication (November 4) and Baptism (November 10/11) weekends are quickly approaching. If these are events that your family would like to participate in, but missed the class, we can still meet one-on-one to help prepare you for this next step in your child’s spiritual journey. Please email Cindy Yarrington, cyarrinton@fiveoakschurch.org if you are interested.

Feeling disconnected? 2 ways to help
Women, do you love food, fellowship, and real conversation? Try Rooted Women’s monthly TABLE in November.  Two options: an EVENING option — November 6, 6-8 pm, or a MORNING option — November 7, 9:15-11:15 am. To RSVP, write“TABLE” on your communication card. Questions? Email women@fiveoakschurch.org.
Men, Journeymen offers coffee, donuts, & looking to the Bible for help being the men Jesus has called us to be. Saturday mornings, 7 am at Five Oaks Church. Questions? Email journeymen@fiveoakschurch.org.

Worship Arts Tech Ministry Open House — just a week away!
Are you interested in serving behind the scenes?  Join us for FREE LUNCH and a chance to learn more about what we do in our tech ministry on the weekends. No experience  with tech? We will provide the training you need and will sit with you as you learn. This is an important volunteer-based ministry, and we’d love to share vision with you about what’s involved. November 4, 12:30-2 pm. A great chance to ask questions and gather information — no strings attached!  To RSVP, please email or text Harold Ennulat, hennulat@fiveoakschurch.org, 651-442-5691. 

Mark your calendar for our Five Oaks Worship Night
Running on empty? Slow down and fuel up at our Five Oaks Worship Night on November 8 at 7 pm. Be encouraged and equipped as we spend time worshiping through music, prayer, and scripture in a less structured format. Family and friends of all ages are welcome! Join us as we prepare together for the work God is doing in and around us!

4 ways you can make a difference this Thanksgiving
Did you know that many families in the Twin Cities won’t have enough food  at Thanksgiving this year? You have provided literally TONS of Thanksgiving food for them over the years! Thanks! You can do that again starting today by picking up a shopping bag & list at the ministry cart in the Commons.  These shopping bags provide an opportunity for you and your family to provide the staples for a Thanksgiving meal for another family in our community. Go ahead and take as many bags as you’d like to fill! Filled shopping bags are due back to church by November 4.

Union Gospel Mission also has several serve opportunities to meet the people who receive Thanksgiving bags. These opportunities are easy to fit into your busy life.  You won’t be the same after meeting the people who receive your food bags.

There are various opportunities from October 24 through November 19 to see the faces of those that the Union Gospel Mission serves. Click one of the following links to register: 

Food Sorting

Food Bag Registration

Food Bag Distribution

Questions? Email impact@fiveoakschurch.org.

Lost something at church?
Our Lost and Found, located at the Welcome Center, is overflowing. If you are missing something, please stop by the Welcome Center to see if it has been living there. All unclaimed items will be donated November 4.

It just takes one hour!
Right in our community, many school-aged kids lack the support at home to perform their best at school. These kids need a caring adult to invest in them. KidsHope USA pairs adults with kids who need something extra, offering kids one hour each week with their mentor. Since 2012, Five Oaks has partnered with Woodbury Elementary to work with kids in need. These students often say that the hour spent with their mentor is the highlight of their week. Please consider showing up for one of these kids. Can’t mentor but want to help? Let us know by emailing khusa@fiveoakschurch.org for more info. There are many ways to support KHUSA’s work.

Save the date for our Annual Congregational Meeting
You may be thinking, “Annual meeting? Ho hum…” Well, ho hum no more. Join us November 11 at 4 pm for worship, community, a short business meeting, and shared vision from Pastor Henry and ministry leaders. Heavy appetizers for all following. Definitely not the annual meeting you remember from your childhood…

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. Please message Carie Jorgenson on Realm to find out what our upcoming titles will be and to ask any questions about joining us!

Who’s excited about Christmas?
Even though the leaves on the trees say “autumn,” Christmas is right around the corner! We’re already prepping for Jingle Jam, a program for elementary kids and their families. Mark your calendar for December 7, 7 pm! We need teens and adults to help sing with the worship team, plus people to help with set design and construction. To volunteer or learn more, please email Kelly Bauman, kbauman@fiveoakschurch.org.

We are ‘identity amnesiacs’
We are forgetful people. And we need reminders of who God is and who we are because of him. Get a daily reminder by signing up for our DailyLife daily devotional, written by a team of Five Oaks volunteers. This is one way to read and reflect on scripture to engage in your relationship with God. Sign up by emailing office@fiveoakschurch.org.

New member candidates
Stephanie Kiel
Chad & Britt Peterson

Community News

Community Thanksgiving Eve service: fellowship with your neighbors
Join in fellowship alongside your neighbors as Christian churches in Woodbury gather together to celebrate this Thanksgiving season. We’ll hear from a representative from the Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf as well as a representative from the Woodbury Mayor’s office. Your whole family is welcome! We’ll even have a message for children during the service. Wednesday, November 21, 7 pm, St. Ambrose Catholic Community, 4125 Woodbury Drive.