Painless Giving By Using Grocery Cards!

August 17, 2009

Support Oasis of Hope Through Our Grocery Card Program

kroger logoToday’s economy is making it hard to find enough money to donate to organizations like Oasis Of  Hope, even when you believe in their mission.  But would you be interested if we told you there’s a way that you can donate without giving a penny?

There is!  Kroger is partnering with us so that when you buy your groceries or gas at one of their chains and use Kroger’s preloaded gift card, they will donate a percentage of your expenditures to us at no additional cost to you!  So, let’s say you spend $100 in groceries at Kroger, then they will send Oasis a check for $5.00!  It really is that simple!

Will you join us?  It’s easy to get started.  Here’s how:

For those of you that already have Kroger gift cards registered with Oasis, please continue to use your cards for grocery and gas purchases.  Just preload the card with money at your grocery store’s service counter, then shop as you normally would using the money on your card.  If you don’t have one, please contact us for a new card.  All the while, 5% will go to Oasis of Hope!

To date by using grocery cards, you have collectively donated more than $50,000 to our ministry!  See how one small act can make a HUGE difference?  So please join us … it won’t cost you a thing!

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School Supply Lists Fall 2010

August 15, 2009

Back to School is not so fun if you don’t have what you need!

pile of backpacksChildren throughout Memphis will be heading back to school this August and dreading it, because they do not have the necessary learning tools and the required uniforms.  Low-income families in our neighborhood need your help. 

Uniform Drive: kids at schoolPlease consider purchasing black, navy or khaki pants and/or white or black collared shirts for children in need this fall.  All sizes are needed: children’s 5/6, 7/8, 10/12, 14/16 and adult.  We always need more large sizes.  Bring your items to Hope Church by August 1st.  We can also do the shopping for you.  Make a donation online and we’ll purchase the items in bulk at discount prices.

Going Deeper… Building Relationships

If you have a heart for kids and would like to make a deeper impact we will once again be recruiting volunteers to assist us with the following: 
1) Tutoring at KIPP Diamond Academy
/various times including evenings and weekends!
3) Homework Help Center/Bickford Gym/T-TH/2:30-3:30pm
4) Read 2 Succeed
(one-on-one reading with elementary students)/M, T or W 4:30-6:00pm.
Contact Brenda for more details.

School Supply Drive

Kindergarten Supply List:
1 clipboard
1 box 24 pencils
1 bottle of glue
1 box crayons 24 count
1 pkg washable markers
1 pair scissors Fiskars blunt tip
1 box of wide line markers
2 pencil erasers
1 bottle of hand sanitizer
1 large box of Kleenex
1 composition book (black marble cover)
2 spiral ring wide rule composition notebooks
1 pencil box

First Grade Supply List:
1 backpack (no wheels please)
1 box crayons (24 or less)
4 folders with pockets & brads
5 glue sticks
1 bottle Elmer’s glue
1 pair scissors Fiskar blunt tip
24 – #2 pencils
1 box Ziploc quart freezer bags
1 pkg washable markers
2 pocket folders (1 red, 1 yellow)
4 spiral notebooks
2 boxes Kleenex tissue
1 bottle antibacterial hand sanitizer

Second Grade Supply List:
Backpack (no wheels please)
1 box of Crayons (no more than 24)
24 – #2 pencils
2 glue sticks
1 bottle Elmer’s glue
1 pair scissors Fiskar
1 3-subject composition notebook
2 70-page spiral composition notebooks
2 boxes of Kleenex tissue
1 box of gallon size Ziploc bags
5 two-pocket folders (no prongs)
(1 red, 2 blue, 1 green, 1 yellow)
1 box of markers (thick point)
2 soft vinyl 1-inch 3-ring binders
1 Steno notebook
1 pkg Wide-Ruled notebook paper
1 spiral notebook
1 Steno pad
1 bottle antibacterial hand sanitizer

Third, Fourth & Fifth Grade Supply Lists:
Backpack (no wheels please)
24- #2 pencils (wood only)
2 glue sticks
1 box colored pencils
1 pair scissors Fiskar
1 box crayons 24 count
Ink pens (blue, black and red)
1 pkg washable markers
3 spiral notebooks
2 pkgs notebook paper wide rule
8 folders with pockets & brads (assorted colors)
1 ruler with inches & centimeters
2 composition books
1 box Kleenex
1 bottle antibacterial hand sanitizer
1 box Zip Loc bags (gallon or quart size)

6th, 7th & 8th Grade Supply List:
Backpack
24- #2 pencils
Pens – 1 pkg each black, blue and red
Colored pencils
1 package of colored markers
3 ring binder
Wide Ruled notebook paper
4 composition notebooks
6 folders with pockets & brads
1 bottle glue
2 glue sticks
Handheld pencil sharpener
1 pack of subject dividers
Highlighter
1 box of Kleenex
1 bottle hand sanitizer
Ruler

9th, 10th, 11th & 12th Grade Supply List:
Draw string backpack or regular backpack
24 – #2 pencils
1 eraser
6 spiral notebooks 1 subject wide rule
8 folders with pockets and brads
1 box colored pencils 24 count
2 highlighters yellow
1 protractor
1 package red ink pens
1 package blue ink pens
1 package black ink pens
1 package colored markers
2 packages notebook paper wide rule
1 ruler with inches and centimeters
1 steno pad
1 3-ring binder 2″
2 packages dividers

2010 Manassas Football

August 10, 2009

 

football player catching ball

It’s more than just FOOTBALL, it’s also a time of sharing your FAITH through FELLOWSHIP with these young men!!! Oasis of Hope hosts the Manassas High School football team to come to a three-day camp based out of Hope Presbyterian Church. Our volunteers then have the incredible chance to not only improve the boys’ physical game play, but more importantly their spiritual game. Bible studies, prayer and one-on-one attention are interspersed into their athletic training. It’s an awesome platform that allows our volunteers to provide Positive Role Models, Biblical Instruction, Teamwork, and the guy-time they’ve been missing in their lives. Please volunteer your time during football camp or sponsor a football player for $50 today, you can donate online (and then come and cheer them on during a game)!

2010 ManRise Camp Opening Night  – July 29, 2010

Dinner with Manassas Players and Hope Volunteers – Time: 8:15pm – Where: Hope Youth Area

This is where you can come and have dinner with all of the players and coaches from Manassas High School. We are hoping to have every individual player eating dinner with someone from Hope Church.  In the past, this has proven to be one of the most memorable events offered during ManRise football camp.  Folks are now signing up for their dinner spot!   There are various ManRise Camp volunteer time slots available to be filled by all those that would like to participate in making this years camp a huge success.

We will be holding a ManRise Volunteer Meeting on Tuesday evening – July 27th at 6:00pm at Hope Church in Room 104 – next to Urban Missions Offices.  This will be a Q & A forum for all volunteers prior to camp beginning, we encourage all to attend!

To Sign Up:  CONTACT:  Karen Durham at (901)529-0130 or email Karen.

Go Tigers!!’  Click here to view the Manassas Football Team photo gallery.

 

2010 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THURSDAY, JULY 29
3:30 PM ARRIVE @ AND CHECK IN
4:30 PM INTRODUCTION EXPERIENCE
Eric McCreight
5:30 PM Get Dressed for practice
6:00 PM Practice
7:30 PM Showers
8:15 PM Dinner with Hope Members
Guys will wear the gray shirt & Blue shorts
9:30 PM Team Building Exercise -Tommy Morris
10:15 PM – 11:45 FREE TIME AND BED PREPARATION
MIDNIGHT LIGHTS OUT
Practice – UPPER FIELDS
FRIDAY, JULY 30
6:00 AM WAKE UP
6:30 – 8:30 AM MORNING PRATICE SESSION
8:45 AM CLEAN UP
9:00 AM BREAKFAST
10:00 – 11:30 AM Speaker – Gina Hollenbeck
12:00 PM LUNCH & SPEAKER – David Lenoir
1:00 PM CHALK TALK AND GAME TIME PREP
2:30 PM Snack
2:45 PM Chapel – Eric McCreight
3:30 PM Free Time
4:00 PM Break out sessions
5:00 PM Get Dressed and Tape
5:30 PM Stretch & Warm Up
6:00 PM MANASSAS vs. TBA ?
8:15 PM Dinner
9:00 PM Showers
10:15 PM FREE TIME
12:00 PM LIGHTS OUT
SATURDAY, JULY 31
6:00 AM WAKE UP
6:30 – 8:30 AM MORNING PRATICE SESSION
8:45 AM CLEAN UP
9:00 AM BREAKFAST
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Movie
12:00 PM LUNCH & SPEAKER – Cornelius Sanders
1:00 PM CHALK TALK AND GAME TIME PREP.
2:30 PM Snack
2:45 PM Chapel – Eric McCreight
3:30 PM Free Time
4:30 PM Break out sessions
5:30 PM Get Dressed and Tape
6:00 PM Stretch & Warm Up
6:30 PM MANASSAS vs. HALLS
8:15 PM Dinner
9:00 PM Showers
10:15 PM FREE TIME
12:00 PM LIGHTS OUT
SUNDAY, AUGUST 1
6:00 AM WAKE UP & Shower if needed
7:00 AM BREAKFAST
8:00 AM HOPE CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICE
Guys will wear the white camp shirts
9:30 AM RETURN TO SCHOOL

ManRise Football Camp 2009 … It Was Incredible!

July 30-August 2, 2009, 65 inner city high football players from Manassas High – a secular, public school – came to Hope Church for not only football skills training, but to learn about Jesus Christ.  Is that AMAZING or what?   You might want to re-read that and think about the opportunity we have to impact, mentor, guide and support these boys during a crucial time in their lives.  Oasis of Hope hosts the Manassas High School football team every year to come to a three-day camp based out of Hope Presbyterian Church called ManRise. Our volunteers then have the incredible chance to not only improve the boys’ physical game play, but more importantly their spiritual game. Bible studies, prayer and one-on-one attention are interspersed into their athletic training. It’s an awesome platform that allows our volunteers to provide positive role models, Biblical instruction, teamwork, and the guy-time they’ve been missing in their lives.  Volunteers are matched up with individual players who then go and cheer on their mentee during the football season.  It is truly … incredible!

 

The Manassas Tigers kicked off their 2009 season Friday night in a game against St. George’s. While the Tigers came up short, 24-12, they showed a lot of heart. After falling behind 14-0 in the first quarter, the Tigers changed up their defense and outplayed St. George’s the rest of the way.

The Tigers scored on nice runs by both Antonio and Will. Having to play from behind in the 4th quarter, the Tigers were forced into a couple of key turnovers which took away any hopes they had of coming back to pull out a victory. It was a tough lose for the Tigers. However, they have the heart, talent, and dedication to bounce back and put together a nice season.

The Tigers received great support from both their North Memphis Community and the people of Hope Church. The crowd was large and was ready to cheer the Tigers on to victory. A huge thank you to all that came out. The next game is Friday, September 4 in Jackson, Tn against Trinity Christian. The next game in the Memphis area will be Friday, September 18 at BTW against Trezevant. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us.