Oasis stands for:

Open to all
Accepting of all
Safe Haven and shelter
Instruction in the word and grace of Jesus Christ
Surrender to Christ

Since 2005, Oasis has been reaching out to over 7,000 urban youth and young adults with the saving Grace of Jesus Christ. Thank you for your continued support of this important inner-city ministry. Three of our Oasis buildings are currently being used to provide housing for urban young adults who are experiencing homelessness, economic insecurity or attending college. In partnership with Harmony House Inc. both houses adjacent to the Oasis main facility on the east side of Akron are now filled. As soon as it is safe, participants will gather in the Oasis main facility, located in the middle of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Akron (Middlebury and the University of Akron). In collaboration with local non-profits including Harmony House Inc., DLM and Project Rise, we will share beverages, scriptures, a message, art, drama, and prayer. Oasis has always offered the Gospel with unique creativity and passion to the urban community. Now the outreach activities that we have been so successful with are available online, so that people can always access the creative content anywhere. The hope is that through OASIS ONLINE, Oasis will be able to continue connecting with the urban youth and young adults, wherever they end up locating once their housing insecurities have been resolved, and through times of separation due to quarantine or safety concerns. To access the content online, go to www.oasisakron.org/class for the SPACE FOR GRACE CLASS and go to www.oasisakron.org/creek to view the SPEAK IN THE CREEK Gospel videos. This content is also available to more typical congregations for a way to connect with people of all ages for Sunday School and small group gatherings. A Confirmation Curriculum is also being developed. OASIS ONLINE provides connection portals to continue to build Christ-centered relationships through fun, Gospel based content and creative experiences. Participants also can submit art, poetry and video for feedback from a caring adult. Food distribution continues in the neighborhood on the east side of the Outreach Facility, and to the current residents of Harmony House. This is the twelfth year that Faith has supported the “Embrace a Youth” program at the four buildings of OASIS. Thank you for your support of this important ministry to inner city youth. Carol Whidden 

The following items can be placed in baskets in the Fellowship hallway:

In Pull-top Cans: Chicken, Baked Beans, Chicken Noodle Soup, Ravioli
Snacks: Slim Jim’s, Turkey Bites, Peanut Butter, Oodles of Noodles, Cup of Noodles, Mac & Cheese, Peanut Butter Crackers, Cheese Crackers, Graham Crackers, Granola Bars, Breakfast Bars, Raisins
Fruit Cups: Fruit Cocktail, Peaches, Mandarin Oranges,
Fresh Fruit: Apples and Oranges

For more information on Faith’s current outreach program with Oasis please contact the Church Office at 330-836-8811.