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! After learning about the many local outreach programs available through our church, visit our Get Involved page to let us know of those areas that might be of interest to you.
Bless Our Schools
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, contact Amber Neaves at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
If you have questions about this program, contact Susy Wilson at email@example.com.
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 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.
If you have questions about this program, contact Robyn Goggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earthglow Gift Shop
Earthglow Gift Shop began 41 years ago and is staffed entirely by volunteers. All proceeds from the sales of the shop are distributed annually to United Methodist missions in OKC. Since it’s opening, over three quarters of a million dollars have been shared with local missions. On November 11, 2017, Earthglow will sponsor our annual Earthglow Market featuring craftspeople fro our community. It is a great place to kick-start your Christmas shopping Shop Earthglow regularly, knowing you are getting wonderful merchandise and also helping those in need in our community.
If you are interested in volunteering four to eight hours a month with Earthglow as a sales clerk or have questions about this program, contact Lisa Fansher at email@example.com.
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, contact Dales and June Krumme at firstname.lastname@example.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, contact Lola Burgtorf at email@example.com.
Infant Crisis Center (ICS)
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, contact Miki Farris at firstname.lastname@example.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, contact Cherie Dennis at email@example.com.
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 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 or register online here. Upcoming 2017 dates are: September 17 and December 10.
Project Transformation is a program connecting energetic college interns with urban churches to provide summer-long day camps for the children of the community. The main focus is literacy through mentoring and reading. We support Project Transformation with prayer, reading volunteers, meals for interns, and financial support.
If you have questions about this program, contact Michael Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.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, contact Clay Cockrill at email@example.com.
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, contact Tom McGee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skyline Urban Ministries is a United Methodist ministry. Skyline’s goal is to establish an atmosphere of respect and empathy while providing groceries, meals, clothing, eye exams, an 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.
If you have questions about this program, contact Rachel Winner at email@example.com.
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 Edgemere 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.
If you have questions about this program, contact Shirley Rolston at firstname.lastname@example.org.