With 2018 drawing to a close it is fun to reflect on all that has happened over the year. Not as a way to boast about all we have accomplished but as a way to celebrate all that God had done and is doing in our community and around the world. All of these events were made possible by individuals who are following God’s call to love each other.
As Arts Camp 2018 taught us...“Let your light shine before men that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.” Matt 5:16
Winter Shelter by HART
Jan 21-27 (cold, rainy) 7-12 guests a night
Feb 4-10 (warm, sunny) 5-9 guests a night
Oak Hills had 50 volunteers! Volunteers seemed to be more blessed than the guests!
Powerhouse Meals 7 weeks = 28 meals served
Alaska Missions Trip: April 21-30
An amazing team of 8 built a basketball court, cleared a home, volunteered at the community center, participated in cultural events and hosted community events at the church. It was encouraging to Jami and Jason and increased their communities interest in the church.
Lenten Food Drive and Kleenex Collection
Thank you for donating 659 pounds of food to the Twin Lakes Foodbank over our Lenten Food Drive. Your generosity will allow others to celebrate God’s provision. 135 boxes of tissue were also donated to Blanche Sprentz as a reminder that Oak Hills supports their staff and students.
20 students volunteered to work at the food back on the first Monday of their spring break, instead of sleeping in!
Lent Prayer Walk Blessed the neighborhood with prayer and prayer rocks.
Added 2 new ministry partners:
*Tati and Wellington Barros- We celebrated with them on April 25, with a delicious Brazilian BBQ with rice dinner. It was a wonderful time of prayer and vision casting.
* Kyle and Kiya Schafer- We commissioned and prayed with them at church and at lunch on Nov 11.
Powerhouse Golf Tournament 6 players from Oak Hills, 19 sponsors for the event (Oak Hills was one), $28,000 raised
Commissioned 6 individuals on short term mission trips.
Arts Camp raised $1766.81 for Ylli our ministry partner in Albania and 85 crafting items for Folsom’s Hope
Gleaning: In July we picked 2000 lbs of vegetables for local food banks!!
Backpack Drive benefiting Twin Lakes Food Bank
Collected 48 backpacks and tons of supplies!
Commissioned Debi Zacharia as a Sacramento Police Chaplain.
Hosted Vulnerable Children Awareness night 8 organizations were represented empowering the community to make a difference in children’s lives
Folsom Community Serve Day: Sept 15
75 Volunteers Distributed 2500 bags throughout Briggs Ranch and Willow Creek.
500 Bags of food were picked up and delivered to Twin Lakes Food bank. Over 100,000 lbs of food were colleded city wide. We joined with over 3000 others serving that day in over 70 projects throughout Folsom.
Break Free Run : On Sept 22, 20 Oak Hillians, ages 8-84, participated in the Break Free Run to support 3 Strands Global in the fight against human trafficking in the Sacramento region. We raised over $500.
Commissioned Stephenie Carr in her new full role as Alumni Coordinator at Reign Ministries.
November 11th As part of the Youth Group’s Great Fall Adventure, 20 of our students served at Twin Lakes Food bank to sort the food collected during Folsom Serve Day.
November 18th, we hosted Irene Mota for a dessert to hear updates about Restoration Ministries in Brazil.
Powerhouse’s Christmas Around Towne: 400 items were collected for the Children’s Store. Thank you for the generous donations and thank you to Woman’s Ministry who faithfully sorted and priced over 750 items. 815 people were shown love and dignity as they were able to shop for loved ones.
Fair Trade Market By paying attention to how and where we shop we were able to empower and enrich the lives of individuals around the world.
Through HART we helped 3 gentlemen with transitional housing.
We partnered with Sierra Chaplaincy and the Folsom Chamber of Commerce to support victims of the Camp Fire.
December 30th we hosted Michel and Jadon for a dessert to hear updates about the good work India.