The Mission Ministry Team of Oakville Presbyterian Church actively supports the following local outreach programs. We encourage our members to volunteer their time, energy, and resources to support our local community. We seek to provide for the needs of the community through participation in food banks, crisis assistance, Christmas toy projects, and many others.
Mid-Valley Fellowship is a local Christian organization that presents a message of hope and healing for those struggling with sexual brokenness. We minister to individuals, churches, and those facing the reality of a spouse, family member, or friend affected by sexual brokenness.
Mid-Valley Fellowship is a non-profit, interdenominational ministry, serving the Central Willamette Valley (Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, and Salem). We are not a mental health facility. Instead, our methodology utilizes personal testimonies, trained counseling, Biblical instruction, and Christ-centered accountability groups.
We offer a choice to those who struggle with sexual identity issues. We support no political agendas or candidates. We firmly believe that sexual and relational redemption is available for all who seek it.
When a woman discovers that she is pregnant, it can be such a joyous time! However, for many women, the news of an unplanned pregnancy is simply terrifying. There are so many competing opinions on the Internet that are clinical and lack compassion when all that a woman needs is a friend to talk to. A friend who will understand and listen without judgment or contempt. Standupgirl.com is a chat room website that comes alongside women. They encourage and advise them to make the courageous decision to choose life for them and their child.
Love INC of Linn County
Love In the Name of Christ or Love INC of Linn County is a foundation that brings churches together to serve in their community. When a need is found, Love INC facilitates the logistics and means to meet the need. In a way, Love INC acts as the “nerves” of the Body of Christ that engages the “hands” & “feet” into action. Love INC not only seeks out physical opportunities to serve but encourages volunteers to pray for each person they come in contact with.
Options Pregnancy Resource Center
The Options Pregnancy Resource Center (Albany, Oregon) provides complete, accurate information, compassionate peer-counseling, and medical care to women who are making decisions about unintended pregnancies.
Everything the center does is focused on allowing women to make healthy, informed, and livable choices. At Options Pregnancy Resource Center, women will encounter a supportive, non-pressured environment in which to explore all their options.
A variety of services, all of which are free and confidential, are offered.
Fish of Albany, Inc.
Fish provides individuals with basic needs: food, clothing, medicine, gasoline, bus tickets, emergency and transitional shelter for pregnant and parenting teens, and transitional housing for individuals and families.
Volunteers are needed to answer phones and direct clients to services, pack food boxes, sort clothing, do yard work, do building maintenance, and serve on the Board of Directors.
Volunteers of all types are needed including teens, adults, families, seniors, and men’s and women’s groups.
Volunteer training is provided one-on-one as needed.
Willamette Valley First Responder Chaplains
Who is taking care of the brave men and women who take care of our community in our most tragic hours and times of greatest need? Willamette Valley First Responder Chaplains is a ministry started by Dean Aithwaite. WVFRC provides biblically based chaplain services, both personally and professionally, to all Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, Search & Rescue, Dispatch, and Medical Examiner’s Offices. WVFRC creates personal and purposeful relationships with first responders and their families.
Molly Mazon, Regional Missions Coordinator
Since the summer of 2021, Molly has been serving as the Regional Missions Coordinator for Grace City Church in Corvallis, Oregon. She works alongside Every Nation’s North America mission team to strategically send missions teams of college students to the nations.
Based in Corvallis, she plans and administrates trips for churches along the West Coast and empowers college students to step out in faith and share the Gospel in cross-cultural settings.
These trips sent by Every Nation aim to do two things: First, we prioritize joining in on what is already established by the international hosting church. We serve where they ask and seek to further their established ministry efforts on the ground. We typically focus on campus evangelism and outreach on international universities.
Second, these trips do something life changing in the hearts of the participants that go. Missions trips create catalytic moments where students learn to sacrifice their time, energy, and funds for the furthering of the Gospel to the nations. Our students return home charged up to see their friends reached and are often more committed to a missional lifestyle.
Ways to Strategically Pray
- For Molly and Matthew’s marriage as Molly often travels quarterly for missions trips.
- For grace and wisdom over the mission trip administrative planning process.
- For health and protection over Molly, the Pastoral Leads that she works with for each trip, and the trip team members.