2 easy ways to brighten your summer
Remember when summer days were filled with bike rides, summer camp, lemonade stands, and VBS? This is your chance to make those memories stick for kids! Two painless ways to help out:
•Summer will feel even more summery when you volunteer at ROAR Vacation Bible School, June 10-13. Your commitment? 8:45 am-12:15 pm. Many kinds of roles available – both in the mix with the kids and more behind the scenes. Please click here to sign up for a VBS role. Note that when you register, please sign up for all of the days you are available, not just for Monday. (Thanks!)
•We could also use your help over the summer in Five Oaks Kids on the weekends. Even just 1-2 weekends will help our team and make those kids smile, This weekend during services, you’ll receive a Five Oaks Kids Summer SERVE brochure with all the options. You can turn that in with your availability after services, or meantime, click here to email Kelly Bauman. (You may also message Kelly on Realm!)
PS – VBS registration closes on May 15. Register your kids at fiveoaks.church/vbs.
Milestone classes: Baptism and communion next weekend
Families – we want to help you feel equipped to journey with your child/student as they move toward the milestones of Communion and/or Baptism. Join us for a class to help you engage in meaningful conversations with your child on May 19 at 9 am, room 101. Interested? Please click here to email Kelly Bauman, or you may message Kelly on Realm.
Ask Pastor Henry all your questions next 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, May 19, after the second service. Please click here to Kelsey Vang to RSVP, or you may message Kelsey on Realm.
THANKS! … and remember that Passport you picked up?
Next weekend (May 18+19) we’ll highlight the Impact Journey and offer you an opportunity to sign-up for Impact events via text. So dust off that Impact Passport and get some ideas before next weekend. Also, thanks to all of you who have recently impacted via Dorothy Day, Crisis Response (Houston), HCC, hosting Chinese Students, praying with China, Short Term team meetings, Secret Church, Team World Vision 6K, and other activities!
Make lasting memories at Middle School Getaway!
Summer camp means creating lifelong memories. That’s why we’re going all in on Middle School Getaway: night games, parties, swimming, great food, and plenty of opportunities for students to grow closer to Jesus. Students who bring friends not connected to Five Oaks even get a discount for their friends and themselves! Sign up on Realm TODAY and click here to email Henry Michael if you have any questions!
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 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
Pastoral residency candidate update
We prayerfully narrowed the pool of pastoral residency candidates and interviewed our top three. One of these candidates has bubbled to the top. Please join us in praying for this candidate, his wife, and our church as we explore this possible partnership over the next two years toward church planting or revitalization. “Wait. Residency what?” you ask. Please click here to email Jonathan Haage with questions.
Summer with Five Oaks Students
The last week of Five Oaks Students is May 22 – coming up fast! And so much to look forward to this summer! We’ll start with a Summer Kickoff Party on June 12. On Wednesdays from 6-8 pm, we’ll gather for summer parties, lessons on big questions students have, and serving our city. All current 6-12th graders at are invited!! For a more detailed schedule or for any questions, contact Henry Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have a gift for design?
Do people say you have a good eye for design or compliment the way you make any setting more beautiful? If so, join our new Five Oaks Decor volunteer team! The Five Oaks Decor team will volunteer four times a year - Fall, Christmas, Easter and Summer - to transform our outdoor and indoor commons spaces. Interested? Message Jennifer Clemens on Realm, or click here to email Jennifer.