We Need A Lot More Food For Thanksgiving!

November 05, 2011

food assemblyWe are gearing up for our annual Thanksgiving basket neighborhood distribution. Please consider making a monetary donation (big or small) November 5th-20th to Oasis of Hope.  You can donate online or bring the following food items to Hope Church, 8500 Walnut Grove Rd, Cordova, 38018:  Turkey (frozen 10-12 lbs. max), Boxed Instant Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Stuffing, Canned Green Beans, Canned Peas, Canned Corn, Canned Yams, Cake Mix and icing, Sugar (4 or 5 Lb. bag).  Starting November 5th, food items can be left in bags behind vehicles in the parking lot and will be picked up during the services. Neighborhood distribution day will be on November 21st from 11a-3p, and we need a few folks to help if you’d like to volunteer (this is a FUN job!). Please email Terrice or 527-0074 to volunteer.  A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. Proverbs 22:9

Does Your Heart Melt At The Sight of Sweet Senior Citizens?

November 05, 2011

senior citizensThen we have a perfect volunteer opp for you!  You may not know this, but Oasis of Hope runs a program for Senior Citizens M-F from 830-1pm at the Bickford Community Center!  We would LOVE to have more volunteers who have a heart for seniors to join us in assisting with and teaching Bible studies or recreational activities (like ceramics, fitness, etc)!  We also would love volunteers to come chaparone on our weekly field trips!  For more information, please contact Jennifer.

Ride in the North Memphis Bike Rodeo on Nov. 5th

November 05, 2011

bikesSaturday, November 5th from 9a-12p we will be joining in on the festivities to introduce the Chelsea Avenue Greenline!  We’d love to have you join us!  Come to the intersection of Chelsea Avenue and Evergreen for free popcorn, fruit, exhibits, music, an obstacle course, a bike helmet safety check, free minor bike repairs (from our ministry The Bike Shop and The Peddler) and MATA will be present to demonstrate a bus/bike combo.  We are so thrilled to have this healthy opportunity coming through our neighborhood and to have another chance to promote our awesome bike ministry to under-resourced kids!  For more information contact Bill.

Manassas is in the Playoffs! Cheer Them On Friday, Nov. 4th

November 05, 2011

football playerThis Friday at 7:00pm Manassas will be playing Lewis County at Cordova High School in the playoffs!  Come and cheer on our guys who’ve worked so hard to get to this point!  Many thanks to all our volunteer coaches, to Jennifer in the Hope kitchen for feeding the team prior to each game, for Christy for washing smelly uniforms, and to all of you who have been in the stands cheering them on!  It’s been a great year! Click here for the 2011 Manassas Football Highlights.

Can You Imagine Feeding An Entire Football Team EACH Week?

November 03, 2011

football playerDid you know that Oasis of Hope in partnership with Hope’s Kitchen Ministry feeds the entire Manassas Football team prior to every game?  That’s a LOT of food to prepare and deliver!  In addition, Oasis volunteers help volunteer coach the team during practices and games.  We also encourage Hope fans to come to the games and cheer on our players!  Click here for the 2011 Manassas Football Schedule.  For more information contact Terry.

Oasis Board Member’s Daughter Performs in ‘Camp Rock’

November 01, 2011

mom and daughterTerrian Bass is currently performing at The Circuit Playhouse in the musical ‘Camp Rock’ as one of the main characters!  Terrian’s mom, Jackie Bass, serves as a board member for Oasis of Hope and provides representation for those living in the Oasis neighborhood. Terrian was promptly snatched up by Circuit Playhouse and clearly is doing what she LOVES!  We are SO PROUD of Terrian and are her biggest fans!  GREAT JOB!!!

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‘The Plunge’ is Going On This Weekend!

November 01, 2011

black and white hands This experience is a powerful mission trip from your own back yard to the inner city of Memphis during Fall Urban Plunge.  Learn about partnering ministries and what we are all collectively doing as a city to love on those who are less fortunate. Join Eli, Terry, Sharon and other staffers who will take you on a 4-day unforgettable experience where you will visit the National Civil Rights Museum, the Underground Railroad (‘Slave Haven’), attend a panel discussion on racial reconciliation, visit various neighborhood ministries and participate in a work project in North Memphis.  You will not return home the same!  Registrations are limited and cost is $100 for Hope members or $175 for non-members.  Our next Plunge will be in the Spring.  Expect to be moved.  Contact Di for more information.