Oakhurst UMC supports these mission initiatives through the generous contributions of time, talent, and money from the people through our church.   

Donations for the food or clothing ministries may be placed near Fellowship Hall.  Please limit donations to gently used clothes, towels, infant supplies, hygiene items.  During cold weather months blankets, jackets, sweaters, hats, etc. are appreciated. 

You may designate a financial gift to any of the above ministries by placing your cash or check (payable to Oakhurst UMC) in an offering envelope indicating the amount and designated ministry on the outside of the envelope.  You may also do designated giving at this website on the home page.

To volunteer for a mission ministry or for the mission committee, please contact the church office.  They will put you in touch with the Missions Team.
Kenya Mission

With God’s leading, Deb Ralph has partnered with the Bishop in Meru County, Kenya to open a boarding school and home for disabled children. The church there has received a two acre parcel of land which they have been able to survey and take ownership of with Oakhurst UMC support. One acre has been allocated for the school and some existing buildings are being turned into dormitories for the children. God put this calling in Deb’s heart more than 4 years ago and she is  excited to work with the Bishop and MCK on this wonderful mission. Our current Pennies For Kenya campaign supports this endeavor. 

Join us in our Oakhurst UMC Street Ministry.  We have cooking teams and serving teams to provide meals to the homeless 3 times a month.
We are always looking for volunteers to help cook meals and desserts.  Please contact the Church Office at 727-391-4769 for more information.  Thank You!


This program helps feed over 50 children right here in Pinellas County who otherwise go hungry on the weekends.  If you are able, please add one, some or many of the items listed below to your weekly shopping list.
Items can be dropped off at the Church Office.  Thank You!

NUTRI GRAIN BARS                                   MIXED FRUIT/PEACHES                            CHEEZ-IT SMALL PKS


GRANOLA BARS                                         LANCE CRACKERS PB/CHEESE                 GOLD FISH SMALL PACKS




Drive-Through Food Drives – Every Third Saturday

Missions at Oakhurst UMC sponsors Food Drives every third Saturday of the Month from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm to benefit our local food pantries.  If you drive through and pop your trunk, we will pull out your donations.  You don’t even have to leave your car!  Non-Perishable Food Items Needed.
Thank You!

food pantry

Angel Tree
Provides Christmas Gifts for needy children as identified by local schools.  People choose an “Angel” from the “Tree” and deliver the gifts to the church for the coordinator of the event for distribution.
List of child and gift wishes become available in November/December for delivery prior to the Holiday Break.
Diapers Are Our Mission…  OUR ONLY MISSION
We provide free diapers, wipes, kindness, and a sense of community to low-income working families.
In Need… Contact the Church Office at 727-391-4769 for a Registration Form. 
World Wide
Cuba – Provide financial, provisions, and spiritual support to our sister church in Colon, Cuba.  Two mission trips per year/when possible.
Kenya – Provide financial, provisions and spiritual support for missionary Deb Ralph in Kenya as she helps start-up a school for children with disabilities.
United Methodist Committee on Relief – This is an effort by the greater UMC to respond to disasters worldwide.  Includes “One Great Hour of Sharing.”
Angel Tree… Christmas Gifts for Needy Children
Baby Basics… Diapers for Low Income Working Families
Back to School Back Packs… New Back Packs for Children and Others in Need
Blanket Sunday… Blankets for the Homeless
Collection of Gently Used Clothing for those in Need
Clothes for Kids… School Clothing for Children in Need
FAST… Social Justice Ministry
Food Pantry… Collection of Food for Local Food Pantries and other Agencies
Graduation Gowns… Graduation Garments for Seminole HS Seniors
Methodist Children’s Home… Spiritual and Monetary Support for this Home
Pack A Sack… Food for Children to take Home during the Weekend
Shoes for Kids… Gift Cards or Cash for Children’s Shoes in Need
Street Ministry… Prepare, Deliver and Serve food to the Needy People of St. Pete
UMCOR… Assist in Disaster Relief World Wide