Save the date for free family fun
Your fall family calendar can fill up fast. Mark yours now for the best family night of the year at Five Oaks: Fall Fun Fest, October 11, 6-9 pm. Not only is this an event that your whole family loves, but because it’s a huge church party, it’s also one of our best events to invite your neighbors, co-workers, and friends from school to attend with you. Click here to see the Fall Fun Fest event page on Facebook -- a great invite tool!
If you’d like to help us make it a party, we have many volunteer opportunities available — before, during and after the event. Start thinking of who you’d like to invite this year! Click here to find a volunteer spot.
New here? Ask Pastor Henry all your questions 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, September 8, after the second service. Walk-ups are welcome!
3 Ways to Connect This Fall
Being part of a church is always more fulfilling when we know people. We want to help you connect more easily. Here are three simple ways:
1. Try a few small groups over the next month and stay with the best fit for the rest of 2019. No long term commitment, just meeting new people! Grab a catalog in the commons or click here for for more info.
2. Try our women's TABLE. You can go one time or every month. Enjoy food, fellowship, and great discussion that really matters. Click here for more info.
3. Come to the men's pancake breakfast. Legendary hockey player, Bill Butters, will be sharing his story and there'll be pancakes! Click here for more info or to register.
Considering adoption or fostering?
Welcome to Embrace-Woodbury South! At Embrace, you’ll meet other moms who are on a similar adoption/foster journey. You’ll experience spiritual, emotional, and practical support for adoptive, foster, and ‘waiting’ moms. We will also make time to learn more about caring for our vulnerable children, along with learning to better care for ourselves and our families as a whole. We meet in room 105 on the second Thursday of each month, 6:30-8 pm, starting September 12. More questions? Please email Tammy Placzek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love certain ages more than others?
Have you thought about serving in Five Oaks Kids but you don’t know where we need help? In particular, we need regular teachers and helpers on Saturdays for ages 2 through 5th grade, and on Sundays at 11:00 in nursery, Kindergarten/1st grade class and 4th/5th grade class. Even once a month in one of these classes would be so helpful! Interested? Please click here to email Kelly Bauman or message her on Realm.
It’s not too late to get involved with Five Oaks Students
You don’t have to serve every week to make a huge impact with Five Oaks Students. You can help set up, tear down, or provide a meal for leaders and students! Each of these opportunities is a key component to making discipleship happen on a weekly basis. Consider serving with your small group or a group of friends. Click here to email Henry Michael, or message Henry Michael on Realm, and he’ll help you find a good fit.
You asked for it, and we listened
Every year we ask for your input through the Five Oaks all-church survey. This year, you asked us for a master calendar available through our website that you could download to your smart device. Not only did we listen, but also, we’ve created six different calendars (by ministry) so that you can download ONLY the information you want. Click here to download today. You will see step-by-step directions on how to subscribe. You also may visit www.fiveoaks.church/events at any time to view the master calendar.
Story of God classes start this fall
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 for more info and to register.
Women: Join our fall retreat at Camp Shamineau!
How does a relaxing fall retreat with other women sound? Even better, how about a fall retreat 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. Stop by the ministry cart in the Commons between services to get more info on this retreat and other opportunities in Rooted Women that start this fall. You also may click here to register for the retreat.
Got a hammer? Love to paint? You can bless a family in our community
Join us as we come alongside the Barnes family with a fresh coat of exterior paint and a low-maintenance landscape transformation. Kenneth is an 86 year-old veteran and his wife, Ursula, is 81 years old. They have lived in their current home since it was built in 1973. Saturday, September 21, 7:45 am – mid-afternoon, when we finish. Interested? Anyone ages 12-100, male or female, is eligible to register. Click here for more details and to register.
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. You also may message Jonathan on Realm.
Loving your world: Feed my starving children (Impact “READY” Opportunity)
Hope begins with food! Join us October 5 as we gather to pack meals for the desperately poor at the Eagan FMSC headquarters. Two shifts available: 2-4 pm or 4:30-6:30 pm. This is both a great opportunity to serve as a family —ages 5 and up are welcome— and a chance to reach out to your friends and neighbors to serve with you. Register here: First Shift 2-4 PM or Second Shift 430-630 pm.