Mission and Outreach 
SHRMP (South Hampton Roads Mission Project)
 June 13-20, 2020
Host Church: Indian River Baptist Church
For the first time ever Oaklette Church, instead of hosting a VBS, will be participating in SHRMP!! (South Hampton Roads Mission Project)
SHRMP, a full 7-day experience, focuses on transforming socially and economically disadvantaged  communities through the love and power of Jesus Christ. This experience prayerfully builds relationships in the South Norfolk and South Hampton Roads areas through various activities like Vacation Bible Schools and Sports/Reading Camps. With your help, alongside other supporting churches and organizations, we seek to impact even more individuals' and families' lives. How can you help? Volunteer to work in the kitchen or help with registration. Volunteer to lead a Bible Story, help with recreation, do crafts, read, lead worship, and/or be a crew leader. Volunteers will be needed for both the afternoon and evening sessions. Fore more information on how you can volunteer please speak with Pat Cruz or call the church office. Registration forms must be submitted by May 1st. The only expense to you will be the purchase of a SHRMP T-Shirt (that is, if you desire one). 
We will be filling bags and boxes to provide over 14,000 meals for
 RISE AGAINST HUNGER on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

The Food Pantry is opened on Monday mornings from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. It is limited for each household to no more than one time each month and no more than six times per year. It is limited to those who reside in the following zip codes: 23320, 23324, 23325, 23523 and 23464.
CAP (Community Assistance Program) TRANSITIONS
At the January 6, 2014 Church Council Meeting the council voted to change the definition of the Community Assistance Program (CAP Ministry) from assisting people with utility bills and rent to transition to providing interactive mission opportunities and other community endeavors. 
We are continually endeavoring to expand our Community Program that startd in 2014 to help us to become more Christ like by showing love to all people.These programs include: 1) a Community Dinner (one-time free meal targeted for the summer) for the neighborhood, including families we serve through the Food Pantry; 2) to increase the amount of free food we serve at Trunk-O-Treat (i.e.: hot dogs, hamburgers (not candy); and 3) Thanksgiving Food Baskets. The Saturday Night Family Movies (Back Yard Cinema) became a part of this program in 2015 and is beginning its fourth year and is being held year round. Through discussions durine the Strategic Planning Committee meeting, we will endeavor to start two more community outreach programs this summer. Information about these programs will be posted details have been determined.
Foreign Missions
Oaklette United Methodist Church financially supports, through the United Methodist Church General Board of Global Ministries, Clara Mridula Biswas in her work as a missionary in Cambodia.

Other Mission Opportunities:
The following are other mission opportunities that our church also supports:

Community Mission Opportunities:

The following are other groups that use our church facilities for their programs;