Volunteer and Parent Orientation Aug 31

August 18, 2017

Considering getting involved? Come be our guest and join us for our Volunteer and Parent Orientation at 6:00pm at the Bickford Community Center on August 31st and let us share our program opportunities with you!

Curious if there is a volunteer opportunity that fits you? Whether you like to work with younger kids, older teens, tutoring, singing, Bible Studies, senior citizens, work in retail, or more, we can plug you in, whether you are looking for a light touch entry or are ready to go deep!

Following is a list of numerous ways to get involved:

Warrior Princesses (girls grades 3-5)
Lion’s Cage (boys grades 6-8)
Middle School Club

Pathfinders (Jr. High)
Angel Street

Life Builders (Sr. High)
High School Club
Oasis/Hope City Fall Fest (October)
Oasis Appliance & Home Furnishings
Bickford Seniors Program
Hope City Church

Email us, call us, come to the orientation and let us answer your questions. We’d love to have more volunteers so we can expand our reach!

If you’d like more information about our programs, please email Neko ( neko.sharkey@oasis-of-hope.com ), or check out our website, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter or Instagram.

Come for the Dance-off; Stay for the Fun! Fall Fest Oct 24

September 12, 2015

pumpkins-110x116Please come and celebrate the Fall season with us! This year we are partnering with Pastor Cooper and the North Memphis Church Plant team to build more relationships in the community and rejoice in what God has done, is doing, and is going to do!

The festivities will happen on Saturday, October 24, from 1-5pm at the Bickford Community Center (233 Henry Ave). This is a GREAT time for every age group … bouncy castles, face painting, games, a petting zoo, and a bike rodeo for children/youth; bingo with raffle prizes, 3 on 3 basketball for adults; food, music, and of course a dance-off for all ages! You also won’t want to miss a performance by Angel Street and a quick word from Pastor Cooper!

This is an annual event that the community and volunteers look forward to every year! It is also a great way to experience our North Memphis neighborhood and to see where Hope’s new church plant will be located.

We need lots of help to make our annual Fall Festival a success. Here’s what we need:

VOLUNTEERS: We need help coordinating games, monitoring the bouncy castles, managing the prize table, face painting, food service, bingo calling, etc. You can serve in various areas and during various time slots. If you are interested in getting involved, contact Terry.

PRIZE DONATIONS: We also love to bless Fall Fest attendees with the fun of winning great prizes through the raffle as well as at the bingo table! If you would like to donate one of these prizes (either small or large), please let us know or drop off your items at the Information Desk or Reception Desk at Hope Church (mark donations for Oasis of Hope). We are always looking for items such as tools, towels, blankets, cleaning supplies, Kroger gift cards, toys, board games, domino sets, playing cards, jewelry, small electronics, footballs/basketballs/baseballs, and of course a grand prize (like a flat screen TV, etc). If you’d like us to shop for you, click here to donate online.

Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies, drinks and more will be sold for a very minimal fee.

Fall Fest Recap – Thank You All for Coming; It was a Great Day!

October 28, 2014

2014-10-fall-fest110x116Saturday, October 18, 2014 was gifted with perfect clear skies, sunny weather, over 600 people fellow-shipping and llamas! That’s right, animals! The 13th Annual Oasis of Hope Fall Festival was one of the biggest celebrations of community bonding.

The event started off without a hitch. The DJ serenaded the crowd with their favorite tunes, as the volunteers took their stations. The air was filled with hamburgers, hot dogs, cotton candy and turkey legs; the brave few partook in the consumption of grilled pig tails. That wasn’t the only first though. The petting zoo was packed with curious children of all ages, staring in awe of the llamas in North Memphis!

The younger kids enjoyed the train, which made multiple packed trips along the outer edges of the parking lot. On the other side of the lot, our bike shop showcased their bikes and the riders’ talents, with an amazing obstacle course! In the field, the older children went airborne in the two bounce houses. Only the brave climbed the inflated steps to the top of the 24ft slide! Field games, including a hula hoop competition, egg and spoon challenge and potato sack race, filled the yard with excitement.

Under the gazebo, the balloon artist and face painters worked feverishly to keep up with the demand for their craft. The famous “clown from jook town” made his way through the crowd, delighting and scaring children and adults alike; some people just can’t get over the killer clown movie from the 80s.

Inside, our wonderful seniors played multiple rounds of bingo. Every half hour, raffle prizes were awarded, with the main prize being a $250 gift card to Wal-Mart! At the end of our event, we wrote personal statements to God, and released them on balloons.

Overall, the event was a huge success and it could have not been accomplished without the dedication of the Oasis support staff, dynamic volunteers and beautiful people of the area in which we serve. Every day is a special gift, but October 18th, God gave us a little sugar on top.

– Jaime

Be sure to check this out: Oasis of Hope Fall Fest 2014 Photo Gallery or Facebook Album (tag yourself!)

Community Bonding – Oasis Fall Festival on Oct. 18 from 1-5p

September 01, 2014

pumpkins-110x116The Fall Festival is right around the corner, and we’re gearing up for this FUN event!! This is the 13th year of the festival, and it serves the North Memphis community we serve. On October 18, 2014, from 1pm to 5pm, residents will enjoy a great atmosphere full of entertainment, to include: petting zoo, bouncy houses, balloon artistry, face painting, dancing, bingo, 3 on 3 basketball, dance contests with DJ  SutchNSutch, and more! It is being held at 233 Henry Avenue, at the Bickford Community Center, which is the meeting place of the neighborhood. We invite you to join us and socialize with our community.

We can use your help in many areas, so please consider volunteering. We need people to help with Set-up, Clean-Up and to man volunteer stations (such as Sign-In, Food /Servers, Game & ride attendants, Face Painters etc.). This will be a great volunteer opportunity for a group or family!

If you don’t have the time to volunteer, please consider donating! We’re looking for raffle and bingo giveaways, so please give the following: mega packs of tissue paper and paper towels, bath towels, bars of soap, laundry and powder detergents, dishwashing liquid, tool kits, flash lights, light bulbs, bleach, comforter sets, blankets, fans, heaters, batteries, games, gift cards, etc.! We will also be giving away a grand prize which might consist of a new tv, grill, bike, or something similar. You may bring your donations to Hope Presbyterian Church (8500 Walnut Grove, Cordova, TN), or you can donate online. Your contributions will make this another successful year!

We encourage you to bring your family, friends, small group or neighbors to enjoy the day’s FREE festival. For details or more information, please contact: Jaime, (901)527-0074.


It was Another Annual Fall Festival to Remember!

October 30, 2013

bikde-rodeo-100x116God provided great weather; Memphis Academy of Health Sciences provided an awesome rhythm band, featuring our own Terrian Bass; 40 volunteers provided the much needed supervision of games and activities; Gary & Carol Adams’ group provided excellent food to enjoy; our MC and DJ kept the fun moving; and those who came enjoyed a great party.  The Bike Shop Ministry again conducted their Bike Rodeo at the festival.  Kids enjoyed the course and learned bicycle safety.  One of our sweet young Read 2 Succeed girls, Shairice Johnson, so impressed the Bike Shop instructors with her manners, bike safety and following the rules that they rewarded her with a bike of her own!  More than 250 people came to the 12th annual fall festival on Sat. Oct 26th.  Thank you to EVERYONE who helped make this event a success!  (pictures coming soon)

Celebrating Fall Together!

September 10, 2013

pumpkins-110x11612th ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL: The Oasis Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 26th from 1pm – 5pm at (the Green House) 245 Guthrie, Memphis, TN 38107. This urban outreach opportunity is a perfect time to get to know inner city families in the Oasis of Hope neighborhood in an environment that is casual and fun for every age!   We need donations of candy and prizes:  (grand prizes for Raffle, adult Bingo Prizes, and  Kids’ Bingo Prizes).  Some suggested prizes include:  TVs, DVD Players, Board Games, gift cards, etc.  You may bring your donations to Hope Presbyterian Church (8500 Walnut Grove, Cordova, TN).  Or you can donate online at http://oasis-of-hope.com/donate-online/.

We also need volunteers to help with Set-up, Clean-Up and to man volunteer stations (such as Sign-In, Food /Servers, Game & ride attendants, Face Painters etc.). We encourage you to bring your family, friends, small group or neighbors to enjoy the day’s FREE festival: bingo, moon bounces, kids games, face painting, prizes, and great music!  This will be a great volunteer opportunity for a group or family!  To volunteer, Contact: Terrice Thomas, (901)527-0074, terrice@oasis-of-hope.com<mailto:terrice@oasis-of-hope.com>.


We Gathered to Remember and to Look Forward with Hope

March 10, 2013

Honoring Ms. Karen: On Wednesday, February 27, we hosted a dinner for our Oasis families in honor of Karen Durham, who went home to be with the Lord. It also gave our families the opportunity to know more about what Oasis of Hope is all about. The dinner was held at Bickford Community Center, and we had about 150 people in attendance for what turned out to be a very special evening. Please continue to pray for Karen’s family and loved ones!

Oasis Fall Festival – THANKS!!

December 01, 2011

kid doing handstandWe had a beautiful Fall Festival on Saturday, October 15th. More than 300 community residents came out to enjoy food, fun and fellowship. The KIPP Academy Step Team and our local star Terrian Bass performed. Our faithful volunteers kept the kids moon bounces safe, the games fun, and the food hot and yummy! Special thanks to our community partner North Memphis Community Development Corporation for all their help!  View pictures from the festival by clicking here.

Oasis Fall Fest … 10th Annual!

September 11, 2011

pumpkins… for delicious BBQ (for a small fee), moon bounces, kids’ games, face paining, bingo, great prizes and of course music! This outreach to the Oasis neighborhood is a perfect time to get to know inner city families in an environment that is casual and fun for every age! We encourage you to bring your family, friends, small group or neighbors to enjoy the day’s FREE festival! We also are in need of volunteers & donations. For more information contact Terrice.

10th Annual Oasis Fall Festival

August 22, 2011


WHAT - 10th Annual Community Fall Festivalkid playing golf
Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 1-5pm
The Green House
WHY – The purpose of this celebration is to bring people together by providing a very laid-back and FUN setting for neighborhood residents and Hope folks to hang out and get to know each other.  Come experience God’s hand at work!

In addition to needing YOU to simply come on Saturday, we are looking for:

Volunteers:  Set-up Crew, Sell Food Tickets/Man volunteer stations (such as Sign-In/Name Tag  Tables, Food Cookers/Servers, Game Venues or Face Painters), Tear Down Crew and Clean-up Crew.  For more information about being a volunteer, email Terrice or call 901/527-0074.

Prize Donation Ideas:  NEW items only please.  We are asking you to consider donating the following:

Individually wrapped Candy
Board Games
DVD Players
Digital Cameras
Family Pack Paper Products
Household Cleaning Supplies
Children’s Toys
Laundry Detergent
Bath Towels
Gift Cards

Prize Drop-off Location:  You may bring your donations to Hope Church.  Barrels will be set up at the Main Information Booth and the Urban Tables.

Monetary Donations:   We’ve made it easy to donate online through our secure giving.

Oasis of Hope is a 501c3 Charitable Non Profit Organization.  Tax Receipts will be provided upon request.   

LET US UNITE AS ONE & GLORIFY OUR LORD TOGETHER.  Your continued prayers, generosity and volunteerism are genuinely appreciated be a blessing!

For more information regarding donations, email Di or call 901/507-1920.

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