MISSION OPPORTUNITIES: SERVING OUTSIDE OUR WALLS

Part of Church of the Servant’s mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ by facilitating opportunities for connection and relationship with local, state, national, and international communities and by encouraging the sharing of our time, talents, gifts, prayers, and witness. We’d love for you to read more about the local and global opportunities we are a part of. If you’d like to get involved, please contact us.

Earthglow Gift Shop has been a revenue source for non-profit organizations in Oklahoma City for over 40 years, having received over $900,000 from the proceeds of the shop’s sales. This has been possible because of the fabulous shoppers who have come into the shop and made purchases of gifts and boutique items over the years. The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has, unfortunately, had a dramatically unfavorable impact on what the shop will be able to give away at the end of this year. The store is filled with wonderful merchandise just waiting to decorate your home or be wrapped up as gifts for your family and friends. Before the lockdown, our buyers had placed orders for seasonal gifts for fall and Christmas, and it has arrived and is waiting for your shopping pleasure. Alas, the church has been closed. But now we have some good news to help you, our terrific SUNSHINE shoppers who make Earthglow’s missional giving a possibility. 


For several months, it has been possible to phone in an order and have a safe, friendly curbside pickup any Tuesday or Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This option is still available. In addition, we have just received permission to have the shop open during these same hours BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. So now our fabulous customers can once again be our SUNSHINE by making an appointment for a safe, private shopping experience on one of these two days. Simply phone Margy at 405-219-9536 or Sharon at 405-795-9384 to set up a time to come in and browse the wonderful merchandise that is available for your gifting pleasure. You’ll be asked to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing, and our lovely sales staff will give you some very V.I.P. treatment. Christmas items will be added to the shelves earlier this year, so call today for an appointment. 


When you are in the church on Sunday mornings, please plan to window shop as you pass by Earthglow on the main concourse. You’ll discover the beautiful displays of decorator items, toys, food items, cards, jewelry, and so much more. Also, take the time to look at the Earthglow Gift Shop page on Facebook, highlighting many of the items available in the store. Once you do so, we know you will be eager to set up an appointment to visit the store in person to make purchases that will enrich your gift-giving and personal acquisitions while enabling the continued missional outreach that Earthglow provides in our community. 


To protect our shoppers, volunteers, and vendors’ health and safety, we have found it necessary to postpone the 2020 Earthglow Market, which was scheduled for November 14. This annual event has always been a great way to kick off the holiday season, so we are disappointed that it must be postponed, but the Market will happen in 2021 when we hope to return to normal (pre-COVID). So mark your calendar for Saturday, November 13, 2021. Many of our faithful vendors have already reserved space for next year’s event, and they now will have several more months to create beautiful items for your shopping pleasure.

LOCAL MISSIONS

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!  Click on any of the titles below to learn more about the many ways that Church of the Servant blesses our community:  

  • Church of the Servant partners with Hefner Middle School, a school in our community that needs extra help and resources. In August, teachers are given supply boxes to start out the new school year. Various appreciation luncheons are provided throughout the school year for staff. Volunteers also help with Friday’s backpack food program and test monitoring in the spring.  If you have questions about this program, email Amber Neaves.

  • 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 about 250 families each year.  For more information about Christmas Grace, go HERE

  • 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. This is done specifically through promoting foster families, hosting and supporting events, and fundraising. Our focus as a church is Child Share, which works to recruit, train and provide support to foster parents.  CIRCLEOFCARE.ORG

  • 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. If you have questions about this program, email Donna Powell. CJAMM.ORG

  • Hannah's Promise is a ministry for families in the community who have children under the age of 18 with special needs. The parents are given four hours of relief, while all their children (including siblings) have one-on-one activities with volunteers.  Volunteers are always needed for this ministry.  One Saturday evening a month can provide respite care for the parents and love to the children. If you have questions about this program, email Lola Burgtorf.

  • 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.  If you have questions about this program, email Miki Farris. INFANTCRISIS.ORG


  • Each week, teams of church members take meals to homebound, elderly individuals in our community who may not otherwise have nourishing meals or visits. If you have questions about this program, email Cherie Dennis. AREAWIDEAGING.ORG

  • 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. For more information about their volunteer program, contact NSO at (405) 236-0452 or by email. NSOOKC.ORG



  • 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 a year at our church, providing the most units of blood of any church in Oklahoma. It is a great and easy way to give of yourself to save the life of someone else.  Register on Sundays at the table located near Community Hall.  Dates for donations at Servant as well as online registration may be found on the Events page. OBI.ORG

  • Rebuilding Together preserves and revitalizes homes and communities so that low-income elderly homeowners may live in warmth, safety, and independence. We remodel houses in April each year.  If you have questions about this program, email Clay Cockrill. REBUILDINGTOGETHEROKC.ORG

  • The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, a member of the Feeding America network of Food Banks, 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 Servant (youth groups, Sunday school classes and individuals) volunteer their time to fill the shelves at one of the food banks. To learn more about volunteering, click here. REGIONALFOODBANK.ORG

  • 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.  If you have questions about this program, email Tom McGee.

  • 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 takes a special offering in May to help provide school uniforms for children. Servant also provides gifts at Christmas, coats in winter, and ongoing food and clothes for the Skyline Food Distribution Center and Clothing Closet. Various Sunday School classes also provide a meal monthly for the senior citizens served by Skyline. If you have questions about this program, email Rev. Deborah Ingraham. SKYLINEURBANMINISTRY.ORG

  • On Mondays during the school year, volunteers gather at Wesley UMC from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. to address literacy in our city through Whiz Kids. Whiz Kids is a faith-based, volunteer tutoring and mentoring program that focuses on 1st – 6th grade students during the school year. Church of the Servant partners with Wesley UMC and Wilson Elementary. Each week, the children are served a hot, nutritious meal, share a Bible lesson, and spend an hour in one-on-one reading practice. To see the program in action, click on volunteers.  For more information about getting involved, click here.  If you have questions about this program, email Shirley Rolston. WHIZKIDSOK.ORG