Help us Hide the Eggs and Share the Easter Story 3/28!

January 15, 2015

test-100x116We are all dreaming of spring and everyone is in the mood for warmer temps, bursting flowers … and a good ‘ole fashioned EGG HUNT (and don’t worry, of course we’ll share about the true meaning of Easter in-between egg endeavors)! And ours in the inner city is like none other! It’s an adrenaline rush being a part of the whooosh of kids seeking out their candy treasures! Come and see for yourself!

Check out last year’s Oasis Easter Egg Hunt Photo Gallery!

We need Volunteers! We need Easter Baskets!

We not only need donations of Easter baskets, Easter eggs (empty or filled with candy), and lots and lots of individually wrapped candy (sorry no chocolate please … it melts), but we also need help hiding eggs, signing up participants, and interacting with all the kids!!

This is a SUPER FUN event … very easy and full of joy! We’d love to have you get involved in the fun and energy!oasis-easter-egg-hunt300

Donating is easy: Donation carts will be located in the foyers at Hope

- DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 28 from 12-2pm

- LOCATION: Bickford Community Center (233 Henry, across from the Green House)

If you would like more information regarding this ministry, email Terrice. Stay up-to-date by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and checking our website for pictures, videos and current information.

Mentors and Middle-Schoolers Enjoy a Retreat Sleepover

January 14, 2015

2015 1 wp retreat 110x116The Warrior Princess girls had their 2nd Annual Overnight Retreat hosted at Hope Church. The girls, along with their mentors, kicked off the retreat by visiting the National Civil Rights Museum. Ballet on Wheels, a dance company here in Memphis, came and the girls learned a ballet routine. At each retreat we have a purity talk followed by a crowning ceremony. To conclude the retreat on Sunday morning we attended the 8:00am church service which included a shout-out from Pastor Eli! The retreat was a fun-filled bonding time for the girls and their mentors and it takes the girls out of their usual inner city environment. View slideshow.

This ministry has been designed for girls (ages 9-12 years old) living in a North Memphis, an urban, underprivileged environment and focuses on teaching them life skills and spiritual development that will empower and benefit them for years to come. Girls learn important lessons on health/fitness, self defense, healthy cooking, basic sewing, etc. We need financial donations to help cover program expenses since we offer this club at no cost to participants We need volunteers to assist during club meetings and mentor the girls. If you are interested in getting involved or would like more information, contact Jasmine or complete our Volunteer Sign-Up Form.

Who: Young ladies in grades 3-6
When: 1st & 3rd Saturdays from 10:30am-12:30pm
Where: Bickford Community Center (map & directions)

2014 Toy Store Summary: 267 Families Helped Representing 1,152 Children!

January 01, 2015

oasis-toy-store2014-110x116God has used the Oasis Toy store ministry in a wonderful way again this year! We had 267 families sign in representing 1,152 children, who had a much merrier Christmas as a result. We can’t thank everyone that gave to this ministry enough. Without the generous donations this outreach could not happen. In addition, our store coordinators, Tom and Mary Susan Capon, said that the employees from the neighborhood constituted the best team they’ve had. The store not only blesses children, but the young adults from the community that work the store get valuable sales, cash register and inventory experience. Last but not least, the parents have the joy of buying their children’s presents themselves. It doesn’t matter what your income level, everyone loves a bargain :). This is what the Oasis store is all about.

Have a VERY Merry Christmas!

Terry Hoff

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