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Local Missions

You are the salt of the earth...
matthew 5:13

As we seek to serve Jesus, it all begins in our local community. Through our serving opportunities and partnerships, we are seeking to impact those in our community who are often neglected.

The Oasis Center
OASIS is our community center in Samoset, about six miles west of the church. To volunteer, contact Dewayne McFarlin at dewayne@gowoodland.com
Other ongoing ministries:
Tuesday night Haitian youth group (open to all) with Jessica DeRosier
Wednesday evenings Spanish church mid-week meeting with Pastor Andy Avalos 6:30pm
Friday Night Sozo and SE High Students group with Dwayne Parker (6-9pm)
Spanish church on Sunday evening with Pastor Andy Avalos at 6:30pm

PASE - Woodland's Homeless Initiative

PASE (Prayer, Assistance, Service, Evangelism) is the homeless initiative ministry of Woodland Community Church. We serve independently along with partnering with various organizations in order to assist in the needs of homeless individuals within the Manatee, Sarasota and Desoto County area. We host a luncheon once a month at the Remnant Cafe' in Sarasota along with collecting and distributing supplies on an ongoing basis. PASE is open to anyone who would like to serve within our community.

To see the complete service opportunity schedule and/or to register
to serve with PASE, click here.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Stacy Kolbe stacy@gowoodland.com or Rae Sprow raesprow41@gmail.com.

Woodland Food Pantry
"This institution is an equal opportunity employer and provider."

Woodland's On-Campus Food Pantry exists to positively influence the world for the good of His kingdom, by giving sustenance and unconditional love to the needy, lost, and seeking. Also, to provide our volunteers with a purpose and a place to experience the blessings of being a blessing to others. We aim not just to meet physical needs, but spiritual needs as well by sharing the gospel through prayer and fellowship, during the time we spend with them.

To get involved, contact Tamia Mills by email woodlandfoodpantry@gmail.com or contact our Volunteer Coordinator Stacy Kolbe stacy@gowoodland.com to get started

The Umbrella Women - Woodland's Homeless Outreach

The Umbrella Women are a group of people based out of Woodland Community Church whose primary mission is to serve the homeless. We gather once a month in the kitchen to put together the meal God has provided for us to give.  We then load up the truck and hit the streets.  We are geared up to deliver prayers, hugs, bikes, clothes, and UMBRELLAS for those that live out on the streets.  Each umbrella has the Bible verse Jeremiah 29:11 printed on the inside of it.  So when the person that receives it opens it up, they are covered in God's love and grace through His words.  

If you would like to join our group we would love to have you!  Either come join us for the fun in the kitchen or out on the street delivering - we welcome all.  

For more information or to volunteer, please contact theumbrellawomen@gmail.com

Prison Ministry and Mentorship Program

Woodland's Prison Ministry and Mentorship program has operated through various correctional institutions throughout the State of Florida for over twenty years. We work towards not only evenagelizing those who are incarcerated with The Gospel but also offer mentorship and financial support for qualified candidates towards release transition. We visit inmates on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Manatee Correction Facility from 7:00pm - 9:00pm and provide additional mentorship throughout the week for released individuals. If you feel called and have a heart of compassion and dedication, we would love for you to contact us. You can reach us at jenny@gowoodland.com

Woodland Wheels Ministry

Woodland Wheels is a new initiative to help provide bicycles to homeless individuals in our downtown community and is a partnership with Downtown Ministries. Downtown Ministries takes donated bikes and gets them in working order to provide much needed transportation to those without. These donated bikes provide the opportunity for homeless individuals to gain employment, make medical appointments, judicial appointments, find affordable housing  and other needed services and resources.
For more information on Downtown Ministries visit their website www.downtown-ministries.com
For more information on how to volunteer or make a bike donation please contact bryan@gowoodland.com