We’ll happily work around your schedule
Not many realize that we have more than 40 different ways to serve at Five Oaks during the week. With so many options, we likely have a role for you that fits your time and schedule. Getting started in this process is simple: text fiveoaks to 555-888. From there, you’ll answer four simple questions, and then our serve coordinator will text you back. She will work with you via text or phone call to help find your best serve match. A simple text can help you start down a path of getting connected at Five Oaks and building meaningful relationships.
Story of God classes start in September
One person said of our Story of God course: “It gives me a better understanding of what my purpose here on earth is.” The Story of God helps us see the one story the Bible is telling and gives us a framework which helps us understand more of the Bible as we read it. Come join this rich experience, which is only six weeks long. Click here to learn more and register.
Loving your city — Dorothy Day (Impact Passport “SET” 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 September 7 from 8:30 am to 1:15 pm as we prepare and serve the noon meal at Dorothy Day. Minimum age is 13. To participate, email Tim and Cindy Wiant at email@example.com and receive a confirmation.
You may ask Pastor Henry that question
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, September 8, after the second service. Please click here to RSVP.
Students: We’re changing it up this fall!
Exciting changes in Five Oaks Students this fall! Middle school will stay at 6-8 pm and high school will move to 7-9 pm on Wednesdays to make it more impactful for each group. (We’ll have a room for students who are waiting for siblings to play games, do homework, etc.) We’re excited about these changes and look forward to our kickoff on September 4! Questions? Click here to email Henry Michael.
Rooted Women: Join us for our September TABLE
The kids will be back in school … time to connect with other women for a morning of great brunch, guided conversation, and fellowship! All are welcome! Plan to invite a neighbor or friend for a morning “off” from the usual Wednesday tasks. Wednesday, September 11, 9:15-11:30 am. Childcare is available. Click here for more info and to RSVP. Please register by September 5.
Women: join us at Camp Shamineau in Septmeber!
How does a relaxing fall retreat with other women sound? How about surrounded by the wooded beauty of Camp Shamineau? This fall we’re joining with other local Christian women for a fall retreat, September 20-22. Click here to learn more and register. Please specify on your registration that you’re with Five Oaks Women’s ministry.
Use your gifts of editing and writing
Sometimes a creative word or a keen eye for detail can be powerfully used to engage our church in Scripture. Our DailyLife team writes, edits, and produces a daily devotional, all from gifted volunteers. Please consider using your gifts to help contribute to hundreds of people engaging in Scripture daily. Please click here to email Jonathan Haage for more information.
2 ready -- 2 set -- 1 go: Finished your Passport yet?
Our Impact team challenged our church body to complete several Impact projects -- 2 Ready, 2 Set, and 1 Go opportunity – by the end of 2019. Your engagement in these activities impacts the people you serve and grows you as a believer. Finished your Passport yet? If so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To celebrate your finishing the Passport, we will donate $50 to the charity of your choice!
Ready for school to start?
It’s coming soon, ready or not! As you’re buying school supplies to help your child prepare for the new school year, we want to help YOU feel prepared for the new school year by giving you some back-to-school resources that will make the transition feel smoother, and help you continue to deepen your relationship with your child. Come visit us at the Family Resource Center to check out these free resources.
18+: Parenting your emerging adult
During the first 936 weeks of your child’s life, you were the primary influencer in their life. Now their independence makes you happy, sometimes sad – and often confused. What are your new boundaries with advice and help? What if you don’t like their choices? How do family celebrations look now….? Stop by our Family Resource Center to check out two new resources we are featuring: “18 Plus” and “Doing Life with Your Adult Children.” Both books are filled with helpful tips for navigating your journey as you experience changes in your relationship and changes in your role as a parent.
FIVE OAKS FAMILY NEWS
Support for the Nourse Family
Sarena Nourse, a Five Oaks member, was diagnosed with stage 4 Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. Their small group has made prayer bracelets as a fundraiser to support Sarena's medical expenses and the living expenses for her, her husband Nathan, and their three children. If you would like to have a physical reminder to pray for Sarena and financially support them by purchasing a prayer bracelet, please click on this link and follow the directions.
Helping teens in Inver Grove Heights
How would you like to help students in a nearby community who don’t have enough essentials to feel comfortable this summer? The Inver Grove Heights School District is collecting items for their clothing closet. They are most in need of gently used clothing, feminine products, nonperishable food items, and reusable bags that are not see-through. If you have some of these kinds of items, please contact Five Oaker Abby McHenry at 651-724-3907, or email her at email@example.com. She would be happy to arrange to pick up your donations at Five Oaks.