...always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58
In service to our Lord, prayerfully consider how you might get involved in missions either individually or as a small group. The Lord gives each of us gifts to use in serving others. If you get involved, you will be richly rewarded. Below are listed some of the organizations at which Oakwood members and friends serve. In addition, we periodically go on local or international family or youth mission trips. For specific details contact the church at 515-262-6007 or go to the website listed.
201 9th St NE Altoona, IA 50009
Caring Hands Outreach began in 2003
as a community of faith seeking to respond
to the needs of people in the Southeast
Food Pantry volunteers stock shelves and interview recipients.
Kid's Cafe volunteers serve lunches, and interact with children.
Monday Night Supper and Holiday Dinner volunteers help with food preparation and interact with families.
Bidwell Riverside Center
1203 SE Hartford Ave. Des Moines, IA 50315
Bidwell Riverside serves the people in need in the community. The child care center works with children to prepare them for the future. The food pantry and clothing distributions continually increase.
Sort clothing at Bidwell the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
2341 2nd Ave. Des Moines, IA 50313
Habitat for Humanity partners with God in providing simple, affordable housing through building and renovation. This enables families to help themselves and strengthen their communities.
Volunteer your time to help build a house
Meals from the Heartland
357 Lincoln Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265
Meals from the Heartland is a nonprofit organization made up of volunteers from businesses, schools, churches, community organizations and beyond who package meals for delivery to starving people around the world.
Package meals with your small group. Visit the Meals from the Heartland for other volunteer roles.
1548 8th St Des Moines, IA 50314
Las Americas is a Spanish-speaking faith community in Trinity United Methodist Church.
Oakwood provides, prepares, and serves a meal at Trinity United Methodist Church the second Wednesday of each month. Without this meal, many in the area would go hungry. To learn more or get involved call our church office at 515-262-6007.
Strong Missions is an interdenominational Christian organization that offers programs to help the people of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, especially children and families, gain the basic resources necessary for a healthy life. Strong Missions provides a turn-key mission experience bringing safe, affordable and fully organized mission/adventure trips.
For more information about upcoming Oakwood mission trips, call the church office at 515-262-6002 or visit their website at http://strongmissions.com/
How is God calling you to serve?