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Operation Oakwood Cares

Oakwood Cares

Oakwood Cares is a ministry of Oakwood Community Church that exists to bless and share God’s love with people in our church and local community by meeting real needs through acts of service, generosity and compassion. In recent years we have distributed thousands of dollars to help families with needs like medical bills, heat for their homes, vehicle or home repairs, or other types of emergency assistance. Our desire is to bless people both financially and spiritually, providing hope and real help during difficult times.

This ministry started as a Christmas-only initiative in 2011, but has grown into an ongoing ministry that has impacted many families in our community. The Deacons of the church oversee the ministry in partnership with the local outreach team. When you nominate someone for possible help from Oakwood Cares, the Deacons assign a person from these teams to contact you and the person(s) nominated to learn more about the need. The team then follows a clear process to prayerfully evaluate and make decisions about how we might be able to help.

Everyone at Oakwood can play a vital part in the Oakwood Cares ministry. Here are ways you can get involved and help:

  1. PRAY - Pray for the people of Oakwood to give generously and that these gifts would truly bless families in our church or community that need help and would point people to Jesus.
  2. NOMINATE - Prayerfully consider the needs of those you are connected with in our church and community. When you know of someone in need, please use the Oakwood Cares Nomination Form to let us know. These forms can be placed in the Oakwood Cares Dropbox in the church lobby on Sunday mornings, or you can email them to Scott Hasman (, who oversees the Oakwood Cares ministry. Forms must be submitted by Sunday, Dec. 21st for consideration during the 2014 holiday season.
  3. GIVE GENEROUSLY - Our ability to bless people in the community begins with your generosity. Oakwood Cares is primarily funded by our annual Christmas offering, along with funds from Oakwood's benevolence budget.

Please call the church office at (248) 628-6388 or email if you have any questions.