Weekend of April 20+21


Ever wish you could stop time ?

For kids and families, summer is a change of pace between the phase you’re in and the one that’s coming next. We want to help you make the most of the time you have this summer to connect as a family and move forward together. Join us for our Parenting Journey Classes in May. We’ll explore the social, emotional, physical, and developmental needs of your kids so you can have more meaningful connection as a family. These classes are all free.

Click here to register for the Preschool Parenting Journey Class, May 8, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Jerry’s Foods

Click here to register for the Elementary Parenting Journey Class, May 15, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Jerry’s Foods

Click here to register for the Middle School Parenting Journey Class, May 22, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Jerry’s Foods

Click here to register for the High School Parenting Journey Class, May 29, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Jerry’s Foods

Good Friday and Easter services

Join us for our Good Friday services on Friday, April 19, at 5:30 and 7:00 pm. Our Easter services will be on Saturday, April 20 at 4:30 pm, and Sunday, April 21 at 8:00, 9:30, and 11 am. 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. 

Does your family life feel frantic?
We are a church of families and know what that feels like. We have found having focus, clarity, and priorities toward the right things is helpful to reducing that frantic feeling. For a helpful tool (PDF) on how to find more clarity or calm, please email office@fiveoakschurch.org, and we will send you a link to this tool. Our church is here to help you in any way we can. 




Got a fifth grader? Come to youth group this Wednesday!
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. Click here to register on Realm. Questions? Email Henry Michael at henrymw@fiveoakschurch.org.




Loving your city:  Secret Church
Ever feel intimidated?  What if following Jesus was illegal, and you had to walk miles to find other believers? You would spend hours together praying, worshiping, and studying.  Secret Church simulates that. Join the national simulcast April 26, 6 pm – 12 am at New Life Church as we worship, study, and pray for the persecuted Church. Click here to register in Realm.




Calling all graduating seniors!
Senior night is rapidly approaching, and we want to celebrate you! Join us on April 27 at 6 pm, after the Saturday evening service, for food and a celebration. And yes, please bring your entire family! Click here to register on Realm.  Contact Henry Michael at henrymw@fiveoakschurch.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 phawley@fiveoakschurch.org




Vacation Bible School news & notes
At Roar VBS kids will learn how Life is Wild and God is Good. The dates are June 10-13 9:15 am - 12 pm and will be open to children who are 3 years old by 9/1/2018 and are potty trained through 4th grade completed. Register on Realm this year! If you, your middle schooler or high schooler are available to volunteer, please email Kelly Bauman, kbauman@fiveoakschurch.org, to register.  New this year – you will get a discounted rate for VBS if you are able to volunteer! Also, we need help making VBS decorations (May 5th and 19th at 2:00). It will be an easy and fun way to help. If you are available to help create the décor or VBS set, please also email Kelly with your availability on either day.




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. For more info on running the marathon or sponsoring a runner, please email impact@fiveoakschurch.org.



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 and registration info are available at the ministry cart in the commons this weekend. 



Community News


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 djamwa@aol.com