Parenting your...emerging adult kids
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.
You can ask Pastor Henry that question this weekend
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, July 21, after the second service. Walk-ups are welcome!
Baptized in faith
Have you taken a new life in Christ and are ready to be baptized? Our next baptism weekend is on July 27 + 28 at all services. We would like to meet with you and/or your child before this event if you/your child want to get baptized and have not yet attended a baptism class. Please click here to email Cindy Yarrington, and she will reach out to set up a meeting with one of our pastors or directors.
Ready for school to start?
Probably not. But soon you’ll start 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.
Students: One way for your entire family to serve people in need!
Summer is filled with all sorts of fun family traditions. Find a new tradition this summer for your ENTIRE family by joining Five Oaks Students at Union Gospel Mission on July 24 to serve meals to people in need. We are meeting at their facility at 4:50 pm and serving food from 5-7pm. This is a free event, but sign up on Realm so we know who is coming!
Small group leadership
Small group leaders are essential to Five Oaks’ commitment to doing life together and equipping each other to live like Jesus. If you are a member or on the path to becoming a member and you’re curious to find out more about what’s involved in leading a small group, please click here to email Jonathan Haage.
Airport pick-ups and more
Ever wondered how you can impact China? Hundreds of Chinese students will arrive in the U.S. in a few weeks to begin studying at the U of M. You could be the first to welcome them by picking them up at the airport. Or, you could also help them get settled by provide housing for a few days, attending the welcome picnic, or befriending them. If interested, stop by the ministry cart in the commons to sign up & get more info.
We all need a mentor
As growing Christ followers, we all step through seasons of needing someone to mentor us, someone who’s walked the path before us and gained wisdom in facing life’s challenges. We have mentoring programs for both men and women. These programs both run September-May. Interested in applying to be mentored? Please click here to email Jonathan Haage.
Are you heading up north?
Although it would be nice to move to the lake for the summer, most of us must keep our “day job” and put food on the table back home. If you’re in town on the weekends this summer, we’d love your help in Five Oaks Kids! Even just 1-2 weekends will help our team! Please click here to email Kelly Bauman with your availability.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.