Weekend of January 12+13

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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.

In this picture, above, you'll see Five Oakers from the same small group who decided to stay after a wedding reception ended to play a board game together. Can you say community? 

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!

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, January 13, after the second service. Walk-ups are welcome!


Ready for your students’ next phase?
Raising a teen doesn’t have to be about mood swings, one-word grunts, or nagging them to clean their room. Teens bring many joys, and teens can even be fun! Join us for our FREE Parenting Journey Classes in where we’ll explore teens’ changing needs, so you can have more meaningful connection as a family. Register for the class that corresponds to your Student’s phase in Realm: 
January 16 (middle school)
January 23 (high school)


Reach One Family Facebook Group: Want help inviting your neighbors?
Remember our Reach One Family Facebook group – the one we used for Fall Fun Fest to encourage each other with inviting others?  Check back often, as we’re continue the conversation about praying for our Parenting Journey Classes. Do you have neighbors with kids in the same phase as your kids? Or co-workers with mystifying teenagers? The dialogue we’re having on the Reach One Family Facebook group will offer encouragement, suggestions and ideas for how we invite others. Check it out today! If you still haven’t joined the Reach One Family Facebook Group, it’s not too late! Search the group on Facebook and request an invite!


Save the date: Family worship night January 18       
Running on empty? Slow down and fuel up at our Family Worship Service on January 18, 6:30-8 pm. Be encouraged and equipped as we spend time worshiping through music, prayer, and scripture in a less structured format. Family and friends of all ages are welcome! Join us as we prepare together for the work God is doing in and around us!





Loving your city’s children: foster/host/adopt fair
Did you know more than 100 people from Five Oaks are either foster parents, host parents, adoptive parents, or are on a meal team for our foster parents? You’re invited to a foster/host/adopt information fair at Five Oaks on Sunday, January 20, from 8:30 am to noon. Stop by and get more information for yourself or an interested friend.  Learn simple ways to start making a big difference.


Important winter weekends for men & women
As men and women, we play important roles in our families, at work, in our community. Sometimes the conflicting messages we receive about priorities can be de-railing to our best intentions. Men, join us for the Journeymen’s Summit, January 25-27, where we’ll explore these questions with guest speaker Vince Miller. Women, join us for our IF Gathering, February 8-9 and hosted in local homes. At the IF Gathering, we’ll hear from some leading Bible speakers and teachers to discuss ways to listen for God’s leading and following that nudge. You can find more info on both events at the ministry carts in the Commons this weekend between services. Or, Journeymen, click here for more info and to register. Rooted women, email women@fiveoakschurch.org for more info.




Did your finances steal your holiday joy?
Sometimes simply having a plan in place for the future can help us enjoy today. Financial Peace University (FPU) can help you rediscover that confidence. FPU helps families get a clear vision for how God sees finances and practical tools to help you see a less stressful tomorrow. Class starts February 3 at the 11 am service and runs 10 weeks. Cost: $90; scholarships available. For more info and to register, click here.



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. Next class starts in February. Click here for the schedule of Story of God classes starting soon.


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!