THE VILLAGE IS ROCKIN! Or at least it will be in a few short months! You're invited to join Oak Tree Ministries and volunteers from local churches, ministries, and communities to ROCK THE VILLAGE 2017 at Marks Village in Eastlake. Come serve with us in a week of praise-filled, truth-telling, food-munching, crazy-awesome rocking outreach to our neighbors in Marks Village! We’ll meet Jesus everyday as we discover the “I AM” truths in His Word. There is nothing quite like Rockin’ the Village! Click the button below to get in on the joy!
Come make disciples with us this summer in Marks Village! The Reading Club will have 5 days of fun summer camp! We will have daily devotions, reading time, and field trips! We will use this time for “voluminous and frequent reading”, the two highest determinants of reading success. Our daily field trips will give us opportunities for new experiences, relationship-growth, vocabulary-building, and gospel conversations. We will have approximately 12 campers, 1st-5th grade, the current members of the Reading Club.
Calling all helping hands for a work day at the Oak Tree Treehouse! Lunch will be provided! We’ll be joined by Hearts & Hands to construct planting beds at our front entrance. Others will help clean out the barn and ready it for summer. Then there’s always a little inside work to finish up. Spend a day with us in the Village sprucing up The Treehouse!
Come learn about the Reading Club and train to be a Reading Buddy! This will be a fun, interactive afternoon preparing to “Make Disciples Who Love to Read”. You will learn about our mission, schedule, kids, and library. We can’t wait to begin this journey with you! RSVP to Halie Kawell!
Bible Club is back!! Our kids and families will join us for our first Sunday Bible Club of 2017 on January 29th. We are so excited and so ready to be back in fellowship with our neighbors. There are a few ways in which friends could serve for this Sunday and any Sunday afterwards:
- Provide a simple meal for 15 that would be enjoyed by our Women’s Fellowship group who also meet on Sunday afternoons while their children are participating in Bible Club
- Provide a sweet treat or healthy snack for 100 kids to be enjoyed upon arrival at Bible Club or in their take home supper that evening
- Join us as a Bible Club volunteer to evangelize and disciple children ages 4 - 18. Come and take a peak this first Sunday and let us know if you want to jump in.
If you've never visited Bible Club, sign up below!
Oak Tree is hosting a volunteer training session and fellowship gathering at The Treehouse for its current volunteers and those interested in serving as volunteers at the Bible Club. We’d love to invite YOU to serve in the Village! If you've never visited before, sign up here!
Are your mind and heart turned toward acting justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God through lifting up the oppressed held captive through poverty? Join like-minded Christ followers at Oak Tree Ministries. We labor together with the 2500+ people of the Marks Village housing project in Gate City. We address physical, psychological and spiritual needs through Gospel-centered ministries on paths of relationship, restoration, relief and rehabilitation. The Bible Club is the ministry's first and largest initiative engaging 100+ students with over 30 community volunteers joining the effort. Volunteers build relationships and disciple the kids through free play, worship, large and small group study of the Word, prayer, and a meal. No experience needed, just a heart to obey the Lord and make disciples among His people. If you’re thinking of jumping in on Sunday afternoons with Bible Club, sign up to come visit!
Friends, our first work days at the Treehouse were a grand success! We're grateful to everyone who pitched in. We still have work to do, and could use your help on Saturday, January 14th beginning at 9am to paint, build, clean, and more. All skill levels welcome! Sign up below where you feel you can best serve. Thanks in advance for your helping hands!
We'll be starting off the Bible Club new year with a work day on our new home! The Treehouse is still completing renovations, and we need your help! If you can come during normal Bible Club hours (2:30-5:30), we'll have some painting to do, trim to install, and work for all ages! Please RSVP to Dimity Leath.
Let's Build a Treehouse
Friends, we'd love your help readying The Treehouse (the name we've given Oak Tree's temporary home for the next year) on Friday and/or Saturday, December 16th & 17th. Under the direction of Gerald Merchant & John Gibson, our friends from Serving You Ministries, we'll be painting, building, cleaning, and more at our leased facility. All skill levels welcome! Click the button below and sign up where you feel you can best serve. Thanks in advance for your helping hands! Let's build a Treehouse!
Dates: Friday & Saturday, December 16th & 17th
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: 6517 Kimberly Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35212
What to Bring: Any tools you might need for your task
What to Eat: Lunch will be provided
What to Wear: Gloves and work clothes, masks will be provided
Come rejoice with us! We’ll sing of the Lord and spread joy as we carol down the streets of Marks Village with our neighbors. Then we’ll gather at Oak Tree’s Treehouse afterwards for hot cocoa & cookies. Dress warmly! Ready your voices! Rejoice!
Park in the field adjacent to the building.
It's time for the Bible Club prize store! The wonderful kids have been working hard to earn points by memorizing scripture and being faithful, kind participants, and this day that get to redeem those points! There will be a store stocked full of awesome stuff, and they get to chose how they spend or save. We will need lots of volunteer support during this crazy day, and even in the days before as we prepare!
OTM Volunteer! Come if you can to The Filling Station after Bible Club. We’ll sit around on the patio of this fun hang out and HANG OUT. This will serve as our October fellowship supper. Pizza is on Oak Tree. The Filling station is just down the street from Oporto Madrid Blvd. in Crestwood. The address is: 5524 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35212. Hope you all can come! Families are welcome to join!
We’ll have a laid back night of fellowship to enjoy each other, relax, and look forward to the fall semester of Bible Club, Reading Club, and the many Oak Tree happenings. This is meant to be a time to get to know each other better, and look and laugh at all God is doing!
Rock the Village is here! We're excited that we get to partner with The Church at Brook Hills again this summer for a whole week of digging into who Jesus is and having lots of fun!
We will be having Rock the Village every afternoon from Monday, June 6th to Friday June 10, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, with a Big Family Dinner afterwards until 7:00 pm.
We'll need LOTS of help! If can you join us to volunteer at any time during the week, sign up here! Thank you!
We're kicking off another great summer of Bible Club with a whole week of Rock the Village in partnership with The Church at Brook Hills! We're starting off with a big, blowout celebration of God's work on Sunday, June 5 with a cookout, games, and lots of fun!
We'll need plenty of volunteer help, so if you're interested, sign up here!
Attention all volunteers of the Sunday Bible Club: We're having a Pizza Party! We want to celebrate you and equip you for an exciting summer! Every volunteer should come, since we'll be having some important training as we continue to see God's work in Marks Village through the Bible Club!
We've been having a wonderful year at Reading Club, and spring is in the air; so it's time for a cook up! Family members of any children in the Oak Tree Reading Club are welcome to come, hang out, and meet the staff and volunteers who have been involved!
Contact Halie Kawell for information!
It's time to get together, relax, and celebrate God's work! The Leath's are inviting all Oak Tree volunteers from the Bible Club, Reading Club, and Teen Clubhouse to come over to their home and have dinner and just hang out. It will be a wonderful time of getting to know each other better and enjoying God's blessing!
RSVP to Dimity Leath if you're planning to come!