“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. … Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

– Matthew 25:35-36,40

Mother’s Day Baskets

Every year, the Oakland Presbyterian Church Mission Committee coordinates this project. Items are collected throughout the year to fill over 200 gift baskets for mothers whose children are patients at local area hospitals. The baskets are taken to the hospitals, where the children get to pick a basket to present to their mothers as a Mother’s Day gift. For details on how you can support this heartwarming mission project, please contact the church office.

Food Drives

At any time throughout the year, you can drop off nonperishable food items for the Christian Service Center’s food pantry. We have a blue shopping cart in the church lobby available to collect your donations. The cart is emptied as needed and delivered to the CSC.

PCUSA Missionaries in Madagascar – Dr. Robert Daniell and Elizabeth Turk

We are proud to support Dan and Elizabeth Turk in their Christian witness efforts in Madagascar, where they minister to both the physical and spiritual needs of the population. The Turks serve with the PC(USA)’s partner church, the Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar, as it ministers to the population in areas of health, environment, agriculture, and safe drinking water. For details on their efforts in Madagascar, you can visit their information page by clicking HERE.

Christian Service Center

Christian Service Center

The Christian Service Center for Central Florida provides services and resources to those in need. If you are in need of any kind of assistance (food, clothing, etc.) please contact the CSC by calling 407-425-2523. You can also visit their website at www.christianservicecenter.org.

New Beginnings

New Beginnings of Central Florida

New Beginnings of Central Florida seeks to assist the homeless population of Central Florida by providing a home, food, clothing, professional counseling, job opportunities, spiritual training, and mentoring. If you would like to give of your time by helping to sort food donations or by working a shift in one of their thrift stores, or for more information about this organization, please visit https://www.nbcfl.org.

Habitat for Humanity

West Orange Habitat for Humanity

Once a month, a group from Oakland Presbyterian Church prepares lunch for the volunteers who are building Habitat houses in our community. If you would like to pitch in by making lunches, volunteering for a house build, or for a shift in their thrift store, or for more information on this ministry, visit https://www.westorangehabitat.org/.

Bread of Life

Bread of Life Fellowship – Southeastern Food Bank

The Southeastern Food Bank seeks to care for those in need by sharing life’s necessities and a message of hope. Oakland Presbyterian Church can organize groups to help sort food or to assist in any way needed by the Food Bank. For details about Bread of Life, visit www.southeasternfoodbank.com.

S.T.A.R.S. Supplies to Assist Our Students

S.T.A.R.S. of West Orange

We hold a special offering collection once a year to support S.T.A.R.S. of West Orange. S.T.A.R.S stands for Supplies To Assist ouR Students, and coordinates community donations of back-to-school supplies for local public schools. For information, or to volunteer, visit www.supportstars.org.

Preeminence of Christ Prison Ministries

P of C Prison Ministry

Founded by Chaplain Rick Vincent, the P of C Prison Ministry seeks to spread the message of salvation to the prison population of Lake County, Florida. For details, visit www.pofcprisonministries.org.

Finding the Lost Sheep Street Ministry

Finding the Lost Sheep Street Ministry

Finding the Lost Sheep seeks to minister to the lost souls in the communities of Winter Garden where criminal activity is at its highest. They seek to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual need of the lost. For details on this important ministry, visit their website at www.findingthelostsheep.com.