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.  


August 11th Workday, FISH & HoP

We are in need of 8-10 people to paint the interior of Oxford Orion FISH's new pantry building, and another 8-10 people to help with projects at House of Providence's newly acquired Promise Village property in Holly.

Register to help at FISH on August 11th 8am - Noon

Register to help at HoP on August 11th 9am - Noon

Nominations Needed for September 29th Workday

We are currently accepting nominations for our upcoming workday on September 29th.  Nomination forms are in the lobby or use the link below.  The last day for nominations will be August 19th.  Nominations can be for yourself or anyone you know who needs a few hours of help with a project.  Some ideas are: fall clean up, house work, yard work, minor home repair, deck washing, painting, etc.  This is a way to show people God's love through our Oakwood family.  

S.O.S. Nomination Form Due Sunday, August 19th

On Sunday's from September 2nd through 23rd we will have sign-ups in the lobby for people who would like to help do all the work on September 29th.  

Our Most Recent S.O.S. Service 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!

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.


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. 

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.