Who is unreached in your community?
Good Friday and Easter are both great opportunities to reach out to new neighbors or others you know who are either not connected or who are unreached. Help others in your life discover or rediscover the life-changing story of the cross and resurrection. Many people report they are willing to come to church when invited by others to join them, so this is your opportunity to help plant a seed for a friend.
Children's programing is available for all kids, ages birth through grade 5, on Saturday at 4:30 and on Sunday at 9:30 and 11 am. The Retreat is available at the 9:30 am service.
Bless our visitors this Easter
Are you and your family in town for Easter weekend? Consider blessing the families who will visit Five Oaks for Easter – some for the first time ever – by serving during one or more worship services. Many types of roles available! Just text fiveoaks to 555-888 and we’ll text you the SignUpGenius link to find the right serving role for you.
Ask Pastor Henry all your questions this Sunday
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 lunch with Pastor Henry will allow you to ask any questions about Five Oaks and get you started connecting with others. FREE childcare and a FREE pizza and salad lunch. Sunday, April 14, after the second service. Walk-ups are welcome!
Loving Your World – Haiti trip information meeting this Sunday
Does the chaos in the world sometimes leave you wondering what you can do about it? You can help create change by joining the team that Five Oaks is sending to serve and teach at All God’s Children Orphanage, outside of Mirebalais, Haiti from August 10-17. If interested please attend our Haiti Mission Informational Meeting on Sunday, April 14 at 12:15 pm, room 101. Discover how you too can be part of the Great Commission. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Loving your world: Team World Vision (impact Passport “ready” opportunity)
How would your life be different if you had to do a 6K (6 kilometers = 3.72 miles) every day just to get water? You can help eliminate that problem for many in Africa by running for Team World Vision in the TC Marathon, or by supporting a TWV runner. Stop by the ministry cart in the commons between services this weekend to learn more.
Got a fifth grader? Come to youth group
5th graders and parents: join us for our annual 5th grade preview night on April 24, 6-8 pm! This is a seamless way to ease your student into youth group as you start to navigate the middle school years! Students will join in on regular youth group, and parents will have a short intro and meeting. Dinner will be available for purchase at the Acorn Café. Please register on Realm. Questions? Email Henry Michael at email@example.com.
Ladies: need a morning of fun and relaxing?
Ladies, invite your friends, sisters, daughters, mom and aunt to join you for brunch, tea, a craft, and a short yet meaningful message at our Women’s Spring Tea. A morning to connect with other women will help refresh you! Join us on Saturday, May 4, 10 am to 1 pm. Cost: $10 per person. Interested? More details are available at the ministry cart in the commons this weekend. You also may register at fiveoaks.church/tea
Calling all graduating seniors!
Senior night is rapidly approaching, and we want to celebrate you! Join us at 6PM, after the Saturday evening service, on April 27 for food and a celebration. You can even bring your entire family! Sign up on Realm for this free event and contact Henry Michael, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions!
Join our mission (membership)
Membership is important at Five Oaks. It’s a way of saying, “I want to be part of the mission of this local church.” If you have a personal relationship with Christ and have completed Story of God (the class or in your small group), make plans to come to the next membership class on April 28, 9 am, in room 102. Please RSVP by emailing Pam Hawley at email@example.com.
Pastoral residency at Five Oaks
Five Oaks Church exists to fulfill our mission of making disciples who make disciples. And in doing so, make pastors who make pastors and churches that plant churches. We are going to be hiring a two-year Pastoral Resident as part of that mission. Please pray with us in this opportunity. If you’d like more info about it, click here to email Jonathan Haage.
ROAR into VBS: Registration now open
Summer will come to Minnesota, and when it does, we’ll usher it in with ROAR Vacation Bible School, June 10-13! At Roar VBS kids will learn that Life is wild, and God is good! Kids will have fun exploring Bible truths, singing songs, using their imagination, playing games, pausing for a snack and making new friends. We look forward to another amazing year! Questions? Please click here to email Kelly Bauman, or message Kelly on Realm.
Dorothy Day serving opportunity May 4
For many of us, our days are comfortable, with no worries for when we’ll eat again or where we’ll sleep at night. This is an opportunity to step outside that comfort zone and serve those whose basic needs for food and shelter aren’t guaranteed from day to day. If you are 13 or older, consider joining us to prepare and serve a meal at the Dorothy Day Center. May 4, 8:30 am-1:15 pm. Please message Tim and Cindy Wiant on Realm to register. You do need to sign up and get a confirmation for this event.
Two local community prayer breakfasts
•Minnesota Prayer Breakfast: 59 years running
Minnesota has a long tradition of business, government, and faith leaders gathering for breakfast and prayer. Join us Thursday, April 25, 7 am – 10 am. Includes breakfast, prayer and leadership breakout sessions from 9 to 10. Keynote speakers are the mother and son whose story forms the basis of the movie “Breakthrough,” due out in April. Interested? Click here to purchase tickets. Must register by April 15.
•Woodbury Area Prayer Breakfast: join us in praying for our city
Gather with other believers and community ambassadors for breakfast, prayer, and inspiration from 3 local speakers who are invested in our community and in the power of prayer. Tuesday, May 7, 7 am, at Inwood Oaks in Oakdale. Tickets: $30 in advance; $35 at the door. Register online at woodburyprayerbreakfast.org.
The mission field is coming to you this summer!
Experience something amazingly powerful! Loving hosts needed for Japanese students studying at Bethel University for 3 weeks in August. Transportation help & stipend provided. Contact Deb Anderson 763-522-5051, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org