Weekend of September 15+16


Ever wondered what Feed My Starving Children food tastes like?

You can find out this weekend in the Commons between services, as we’ll be serving up samples of the cooked version of the meals packed at Feed My Starving Children. After you nibble, stop by a ministry cart. There you’ll find on-the-spot registration for the October 6 Feed My Starving Children Community Mobile Pack at HealthEast Sports Center. You can also register your children (ages 5 and up), your friends, and your neighbors.  Or, if you prefer, you also may sign up in Realm: Events – Sat Oct 6 – FMSC Community Packout. Two time slots are available: 3-5 pm and 6-8:30 pm.

Not available to register at church this weekend? You also may right here, right now.

We’re encouraging our Five Oaks family to serve together at one of two shifts: Use one of these links to sign up:

Five Oaks Church First Shift: Saturday, October 6, 3-5 pm Click here to register for the first shift.

Five Oaks Church Second Shift: Saturday, October 6, 6-8:30 pm. Click here to register for the second shift.

(PS You’ll be amazed how yum-o this nourishing food is!)

Jesus + fun on tap for our kids this year
Your children are the next generation of spiritual leaders in the church. We’re honored to share that charge with you, and we know that when kids are having fun while learning, their learning is cemented. That’s why we’ve added a few more “brain breaks” for kids, including gym time each week and social events aimed at specific age groups. If you’d like to help plan,  or help in Five Oaks Kids this year, please email Kelly Bauman, kbauman@fiveoakschurch.org.

Registration closing for Camp Getaway
Middle and high schoolers, poke your parents to register you for the highlight of the fall: Camp Getaway, September 21-23!  This weekend retreat includes friends, games, worship, teaching, and crazy fun. Registration still open -- but closes Sunday, September 16. Don’t miss out! You’ll find the event on Realm. Questions? Email Henry Michael at henrymw@fiveoakschurch.org.

Did you know…you may try more than one Small Group? It’s allowed.
It’s easy to see that the hectic pace of life can be easier to face when you feel supported and energized by great community. But what if the small group you try out is, well, weird? Or maybe just not your people? It’s OK to try a few groups until you find one that fits. We all know that being in community together works best when you feel comfortable. Visit the Welcome Center this weekend to peruse our small groups catalog.  Or, you may email Jonathan Haage, jhaage@fiveoakschurch.org with questions.

Christians throw the best parties
As followers of Christ, we’ve experienced great freedom in Christ, and so we should throw the best parties. But, sometimes we feel ill-equipped to invite others to church. Come join us on Facebook as we look to be a church family who invites others in, and as we look to experience one of our great church parties: Fall Fun Fest on October 26.  Join the Reach One Family group connected to our Five Oaks Church group on Facebook. This will help you get the tools you need to feel more comfortable inviting at least one family to our Fall Fun Fest.

Journeymen kicking off their ministry year with a pancake breakfast
Men, join us at our Pancake Breakfast September 29, 8 am. Guest speaker Vince Miller of Resolute Ministry will share insight on the fall study titled “Commitment,” a study created by Miller that looks at the various areas men are called to commit to. You may register for the pancake breakfast on Realm.

Discover your part in the Story of God
Most people find the Bible confusing, even lifelong readers, because most of us don’t understand how it all fits together to tell one story. In Story of God, this six-week experience will offer you a knowledgeable framework for the Bible, help you read it with greater understanding, and make room for your tough questions. Not only can you expect honest answers, but also you can look forward to a practical, realistic approach to reading the Bible for the rest of your life. This is a great way to connect with others in your Story of God cohort, too. For more info on classes starting this fall, visit storyofgod.church.

Hearts & Hammers: register now!
Help us come alongside a young St. Paul family as we paint the exterior of their home and do a light landscaping transformation. The father in this family was paralyzed and left with a brain injury early in 2017 when he was involved in a tragic car accident. Saturday, September 22, starting at 7:45 am, at their home in St. Paul.  Anyone age 12 & up may help!  Click here for more details and to register.

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!

Save the date for our annual Congregational Meeting

You may be thinking, “Annual meeting? Ho hum…” Twiddle your thumbs no more. Join us November 11 at 4 pm for a short business meeting, shared vision from Pastor Henry and ministry leaders, and heavy appetizers for all following. Definitely not the annual congregational meeting you remember from your childhood…