Weekend of February 16+17

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Loving your city and finding healing

Would you like to make a big difference by doing something very simple? Bring diapers, wipes, and gently used baby clothing to the Commons now through February 24 to help support New Life Family Services (NLFS) as they, in turn, help those in pregnancy crisis to choose life. NLFS, through their Conquerors program, also helps those who have had abortions to experience the grace and forgiveness of God. For more information about Conquerors, call (612) 746-5639 or email coordinator@conquerorsafterabortion.org.

High schoolers: Want to go to the cabin?
High schoolers: how about a cabin weekend away with friends? Join us in the north woods of Wisconsin with friends and your favorite leaders. Fun, food, and fellowship are on the agenda! Guys: February 22-24; or girls: March 1-3. Cost is $35, payable by check made out to Five Oaks. To register and for more details go to Realm. Or email questions to henrymw@fiveoakschurch.org.  



Loving your world – international adoption 
Worldwide, 153 million children live without forever parents.   International adoption has become more challenging over the past decade, but it is still possible, and the need is great! Get your questions answered at the International Adoption Q & A session Sunday, February 17, 9 am in room 102. Return Sunday, Feb 24, at 9 am, for a presentation on foster care.



Dedication? Baptism? What’s the difference?
Are you curious about what Dedication means at Five Oaks? Or perhaps you’re ready to take this first milestone step with your child? Join us March 3, 9 am in room 101 for our Dedication Milestone Class as we explore what the Bible says about dedication. To register, please email Kelly Bauman, kbauman@fiveoakschurch.org. Our next dedications are April 6/7. Come to the class and get your questions answered!



Do you love language? Are you a grammar geek?
Do you silently edit the menu in a restaurant? Do you like to write? Our DailyLife team, the volunteers who write and edit our Five Oaks daily devotions, is seeking more writers and editors. These are 2 separate positions; all you need is willingness and a heart for helping our church access the Word daily. We’ll supply you with materials, training and support! For more info, please email Jonathan Haage, jhaage@fiveoakschurch.org.


Got questions? So did Jesus!
Join us for Lent services as we reflect on 6 questions that Jesus asked during his ministry, and look at some Old Testament prophecies fulfilled in Jesus. Enjoy bottomless coffee, and engage in scripture and prayer as we take a closer look at Jesus’ journey to the cross. Thursday mornings, March 7-April 11 at 6:30 a.m. New this year: can’t make it to the service? Engage with the Lent services online. More info to come on our online access.


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 March10, 9 am, in room 102. Please RSVP by writing emailing Pam Hawley at phawley@fiveoakschurch.org.




Loving the next generation
We know that you want the next generation to fall in love with the word of God, but you may be overwhelmed at the idea of large classes or committing to serving on a regular basis. Five Oaks Kids is looking for more people to serve on Saturday nights (when numbers tend to not be overwhelming) or on the sub list. If you are interested in any of these, please email Kelly Bauman, kbauman@fiveoakschurch.org.




Getting connected is just a text away
You’ve decided Five Oaks is your church home, and now you are ready to get more connected.  A natural way to do that is starting to serve. Five Oaks has more than forty ways you can serve and meet others.  Our staff will come alongside you to help figure out which serve opportunity fits you best.  Get that process started today by texting the word fiveoaks to the 555-888.  Answer a few simple questions, and we will then be in touch to help you get started.



Are you an identity amnesiac?
With so many messages telling us who we are, we need to be grounded in who God says we are. Sign up for DailyLife and get devotions designed to engage you with Scripture and help daily remind you who you are because of who God is. Email office@fiveoakschurch.org, to start receiving DailyLife in your email inbox.


Small groups: keeping a healthy rhythm of life
Our culture embraces busyness, and it’s hard to not get caught up in it. Even with the best intentions, we know life demands a lot of your time. You may be thinking that joining a small group will only add one more thing, one more obligation to fulfill. Instead, a small group can be a place to belong that helps bring balance and a healthier rhythm of life into your every day.  We have small groups for every life stage and schedule. If you are interested in joining a small group, please stop by the ministry cart in the Commons between services to look at the catalog of small groups.  You also may reach out to our small groups pastor, Jonathan Haage, at jhaage@fiveoakschurch.org. He can get you more info and answer questions!



Discover your part in the Story of God
Many find the Bible confusing because many don’t understand how it all fits together to tell one story. In Story of God, this 6-week experience will provide a framework for the Bible, help you read it with greater understanding, and make room for tough questions. This is a great way to connect with others in your SOG cohort, too. New classes start in February and March. Click here for the schedule of Story of God classes starting soon.



Do you have crisis management or first responder experience?
As we look to increase the presence of our Safety and Security Team at Five Oaks, we are seeking individuals with a heart and gifting for helping to keep our church safe and dealing with emergency situations. If you have this type of experience or training (law enforcement, military, first responder or crisis management), and have interest in using these skills to serve your church, please email Pam Hawley at phawley@fiveoakschurch.org,  or message her on Realm.




 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!