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Saturday, September 29th from 9:00am to Noon

Multiple nominations for help were turned in this past month. Projects range from family friendly to light construction work. Take a look at the projects below and choose one that is best for you and your family.

Project 6: Home Repair & Construction for house of providence employee

Location: Oxford Area - Need 6 skilled volunteers with tools +1 Leader

Meredith, a young employee at House of Providence bought her first home in Oxford (moving from Detroit) to be closer to the girls at House of Providence. Meredith needs our help to:  

1) install some drywall in a couple closets

2) install bead-board along the lower half of one room

3) secure a wooden deck railing

***If you are interested in being an on site leader please contact Lance sos@oakwoodcc.org. We need you!***

Project 5: Yard Work

Location: Lake Orion Area - Need 3 to 4 volunteers

This group will be helping an elderly lady who needs help cleaning out the brush and overgrowth from her yard.

Project 4: draw (disaster relief at work)

Location: Waterford Area - Need 12-15 Volunteers +Leader - Family Friendly Activities

Our partner ministry DRAW needs our help to wash a large donation of sponges they recently received. The sponges need to be washed out and dried before they can be packet in the disaster relief bucks that DRAW sends out. This team will also be packing some disaster relief buckets to help resupply DRAWs stock of ready-to-go buckets.

Project 3: painting basement & INSTALL trim

Location: Lake Orion - Need 2 Volunteers +Leader +1 person to install trim

This team will help an elderly couple who is caring for their grandchildren full time. Additional space is needed to accommodate their family. We are going to paint the basement to help with the process of creating more livable space for the family. 

project 1: sidewalk repair

Location: Oakwood Community Church - Need 2 Volunteers (Leader: Bruce Knauf)

If you recall last winter we had a large bump in our sidewalk right by the main entry doors due to water freezing under it. This small team will help to make sure this trip hazard does not happen again by installing a drain pipe under the sidewalk. 

Serve on saturday (s.o.s.)

Serve on Saturday (S.O.S.) is Oakwood's local outreach ministry.  We love our community and want to serve and make an difference in any way that we can.  Sometimes we'll partner with other local organizations to help them accomplish their goals and mission.  At other times we may send out dozens of smaller teams to homes and work sites around our community to help those in need.  

Previous S.O.S. Projects

On May 19th we worked "at home" on our own Oakwood building.  Many projects were completed inside and out, as well as some deep cleaning and decluttering.  A big "Thank You" to all of our hardworking volunteers, the building looks great!

On April 28th S.O.S. went to Great Lakes National Cemetery and helped clean gravestones for our Veterans.

Click here to watch highlights of videos from other S.O.S. outings!


Stay tuned for our next church-wide project...

Oakwood's S.O.S. team works to organize one large outreach project each quarter, involving 70-100+ volunteers going out into our community to serve together, show the love of Jesus and make an impact.  These large service projects will be promoted through our church-wide communications and during our Sunday morning worship services.  Sign-ups for S.O.S. events will take place in the lobby on Sunday mornings leading up to the scheduled event. 

S.O.S. Special Ops Volunteers

S.O.S. Special Ops projects will take place 1-3 times per quarter and will involve smaller teams of 3-20 volunteers serving to meet more specific needs in our community, or working with partner organizations that cannot handle larger teams.  When these opportunities arise, we will send out an email to our Special Ops volunteers with details on the needs to see who is able to serve.  We are asking people to complete a simple registration process to sign-up to receive the emails and let us know what skills and resources you might have to help with certain projects.

Please click the link below to register as an S.O.S. volunteer and complete a checklist of skills you might have to help serve others and meet needs in our community.

Lance Red

Serve on saturday leader


Hello. It is an honor and a blessing to be able to serve at Oakwood; to be a part of what God is doing in our community for His glory. I look forward to working with you all, my Oakwood family, in putting our faith into action and growing God’ s kingdom by serving those around us. I live in Clarkston, I am single, and I'm a freelance fantasy illustrator. I also serve as Deacon and help oversee the Oakwood Cares & Benevolence Ministry with Tim May. As Oakwood's Serve on Saturday Leader I organize various volunteer workdays to help people & organizations in our neighboring communities. Know of a cool community organization we could partner with or perhaps a neighbor that needs help? Let us know.