In our quest for mature spirituality, we do well to imitate that quality which so completely characterized the life of Jesus Christ, the quality of unselfish servanthood. There is no question that if we as Christians are going to grow and mature into Christ-like character, we must experience progress in giving of ourselves in ministry to and for others. Oakland offers a variety of opportunities for those who want to serve. Mark 10:45; Philippians 2:3-4

Paul's Friday community buffet

One of the most popular ministries at Oakland has been the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet from 5-7 pm on the Third Friday of each month. It is provided without charge (donations only), and without any paid staff--it is staffed entirely by volunteers! And it takes quite a few faithful and hard-working folks to pull off such a significant ministry!

A menu is determined and orders to food vendors placed by Tuesday or Wednesday. A preparation crew comes in Thursday mornings to begin the process of getting the meal ready. Another group comes Friday afternoon to make final preparations and to finish the cooking, baking, and set-up of the dining area. More volunteers keep the steam and dessert tables full, serve drinks, reset tables after patrons have left, wash dishes, clean up, and finally put things back in shape for Sunday morning services!

If you would be interested in helping occasionally or every week with this important outreach to our community, call the church office, 304-725-3737.



Labor Pool

Do you have any "handyman" skills?  If so, we could use your help on Wednesday evenings with maintenance jobs around the church.  Plumbing, electrical, construction, and just plain "grunt" labor are all needed on occasion.  So come on out and help keep the church property in as good a shape as we can.  For more information contact coordinator, Joe Logan, t.



Volunteer Opportunities

With a church building this size and a congregation this active, there are always a variety of jobs to be done, ranging from maintenance to office work to landscaping to hospitality.  Some jobs require only avail- ability and folks can pitch in right away.  Others require leadership qualifications and training.  If you have the time to serve and would like to help, please call the church office, 304-725-3737.






Mission Projects

Oakland Church has a tradition of helping others, whether through building bathrooms and repairing a roof for a church in Indonesia, repairing homes in Kentucky, Tennesee, North Carolina, and on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico, or replacing an uninhabitable trailer with a habitable one right here in Jefferson County.  And there are new projects pending right now.  If you would like to volunteer to help with one of these mission efforts, call the church office (304-725-3737).