Local Missions

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

There are many ways in which you can truly do God’s work in the world. We have a lot of great volunteer opportunities for you to become the hands and feet of Christ in the world right here in our own backyard of Oklahoma City!  Continue scrolling below to learn more about the many ways that Church of the Servant blesses our community.

christmas grace

For over 20 years, Church of the Servant has partnered with community agencies that have identified local families needing a little extra love and care at Christmas. Working through these agencies, Servant small groups, classes, and individuals adopt hundreds of families each year.

Circle of Care

The United Methodist Circle of Care ministers to Oklahoma children and youth through residential and foster care families. Our joint mission is to provide Christian help, healing and hope to children, youth, and families who are in crisis.  Our focus as a church is Child Share, which works to recruit, train and provide support to foster parents.

exodus house

Exodus House is a place for individuals who have recently been released from prison to have six months to live rent free and establish a new life. Our church furnishes and maintains an apartment and partners with Penn Avenue Redemption United Methodist Church in providing Christian outreach opportunities to the families.

Infant crisis services

Infant Crisis Services (ICS) is an emergency pantry providing for the immediate needs of infants. Our church collects items throughout the year.  Members are always welcome to contact ICS for volunteer opportunities.
Email Miki Farris HERE for more information.

Meals on Wheels

Too many who hunger for food are starved of hope. Join us to make a difference in thousands of lives. Hope is more than a meal. Each week, teams of church members deliver meals to homebound, senior citizens in our community who may not otherwise have nourishing meals or visits. Email Cathy Maxwell HERE for more information.

nso

Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO) has as their mission transforming lives and encouraging independence through safe, healthy homes, dental care and nutrition.  Many individuals and Sunday school classes volunteer in various ways.
hello@nsookc.org | 405-236-0452

oklahoma blood institute

Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) is seeking to provide the safest and highest quality blood, services, and programs to patients and communities. Church of the Servant hosts several blood drives throughout the year. Go to the EVENTS page for upcoming dates.

Rebuilding together

Rebuilding Together preserves and revitalizes homes and communities so that low-income elderly homeowners may live in warmth, safety, and independence. They remodel houses all year long, but they host a large Rebuild Day every year in early spring. Email Clay Cockrill HERE for more information.

Regional Food Bank

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the largest hunger-relief charity in the state - providing enough food to feed more than 136,000 hungry Oklahomans every week, 37 percent of whom are children.  Throughout the year, various groups from Church of the Servant volunteer their time to fill the shelves at one of the food banks.

restore okc schools

Important steps are being taken to create a new relationship with Martin Luther King Elementary School. Volunteers for Classroom Care teams are needed. Amber Neaves is hoping to host luncheons for the entire staff in 2021; help is needed with set up.

Servant Hands

This ministry is comprised of individuals helping people in need within our congregation – such as those who are ill, widows and widowers, seniors, and those with special situations – by doing light housework, minor home repairs, yard work, and other general maintenance. 

Skyline Urban Ministry

Skyline Urban Ministry is a United Methodist ministry whose goal is to establish an atmosphere of respect and empathy while providing groceries, meals, clothing, eye exams, and dignity to Oklahomans struggling with resources. Church of the Servant provides gifts at Christmas, coats in the winter, and ongoing food and clothes to Skyline Urban Mnistry. 

Whiz kids

Whiz Kids is a City wide faith-based mentoring program that focuses on literacy for 1st-4th grade students from Title 1 schools.  There are 28 sites around the OKC area. Whiz Kids provides all the books, resources, hands on learning games and a teacher liaison from the assigned school to support each site. The church provides volunteers to make the program run. This year we will be partnering with New Hope UMC (11600 N. Council Rd.).  Our school is Ralph Downs Elementary (7501 N. Hefner Rd.) in the Putnam City district.  After school on Mondays, we transport the kids to New Hope, feed them, have a special "Jesus Time" and then tutor them for an hour.  We need volunteers for transportation, food preparation, tutoring and subs for all areas.  The children need us to support them educationally, emotionally, as well as spiritually. To see the program in action, click on VOLUNTEERS.   If you have questions about this program, email Shirley Rolston HERE.

RISE AGAINST HUNGER

Annual Church-Wide Meal Packaging Event

Rise Against Hunger is an organization, which gets food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people, and works to end global hunger in our lifetime. Established in 1998, Rise Against Hunger has provided over 374 million meals in 74 countries.
Visit www.riseagainsthunger.org for more information.

Rise Against Hunger has become a part of who we are at Church of the Servant. For many of us, it is our most favorite Sunday of the year. It is impacting and shaping our world, our church and our families in ways we could not have foreseen.

Our next Church-Wide Meal Packaging Event is scheduled for Sunday, October 3rd.

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