Local Service and Missions

Meals Ministry

Want to touch someone's life in a very practical way? As people within our church body are affected by medical difficulties, childbirth, moving, death, etc., the Meals Ministry team members show love and concern by taking them nourishing meals. We would be thrilled to have you join the team of those who make and deliver meals to others in the church!

Please contact Terri Verlinde at   if you would like to be added as a member of the Meals Ministry team. Each time a need arises, an email message is sent to the people on the team, and those who are able to serve sign up to prepare and deliver meals to those in need. There is no limit to the number of people who can sign up to be on the Meals Ministry team. Thanks so much for those who contribute to this important ministry!


English as a Second Language (ESL)

Oakwood offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes on Thursday nights from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM from September through April. The class schedule is posted here: sites.google.com/view/OakwoodEnglish. Members of the State College community attend weekly sessions and are placed into four proficiency levels ranging from basic beginners to advanced. There is no charge for the classes but the books cost $20.  If you are interested in signing up for a class or volunteering to teach, please e-mail Richard Smith at .


Pregnancy Resource Clinic (PRC)

Oakwood partners with the Pregnancy Resource Clinic (PRC) of State College to minister to the physical and spiritual needs resulting from the effects of sin on human sexual behavior. The scope of the PRC ministries include pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, abortion alternatives counseling, post-abortion counseling, materials assistance, STD testing and treatment, education and more. The PRC provides training and opportunities for people to volunteer, support, and donate to spreading the message that all life matters to God, and also to us! To find out more, visit the PRC website at www.scprc.com or contact Debbie Bonaquist at 814-808-6258 or .


Oakwood Service Team

The Oakwood Service Team provides helps with small building, maintenance and clean up projects for individuals and organizations in need. The team does approximately one project/month. 



Each spring, Oakwood partners with a coalition of local churches through CityServe to serve individuals and groups within the community who need help with small building, maintenance, and cleanup projects.