Oasis for the visually impaired

Oasis: Orland Area Sight Impaired Support is one of three support groups provided by the nonprofit Christian organization OASIS for the Visually Impaired. At these support group sessions, people come to discuss issues, problems, and concerns in dealing and coping with their visual impairment situation. OASIS also conducts rehabilitation workshops, shares vision-related resources, and provides one-on-one peer and inspirational support. OASIS central belief is “we live by Faith and not by sight (II Corinthians 5:7)." We offer three different support sessions. The first, OASIS VisAbles, meets the first Friday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This group offers support for career-aged adults who are visible in the community as employees, volunteers, or active parents. The second, OASIS First Steps, meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 12:30-2:30 p.m. This group provides support and rehabilitation to those individuals who are newly visually impaired and have not received any rehabilitation. The third, OASIS Orland VIPs, meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 12:30-2:30pm. This group provides peer support to those individuals who have been visually impaired for a number of years. Check out our NEW website at http://www.oasisvision.org/

Congratulations to Joe and Kim Kuster, who recently received the Adult Volunteer of the Year award from "Orland Park Has a Heart." We are so happy for them! Check out this video to learn more about Joe and Kim by clicking here.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

Prayer shawls are sent to men, women, and children who have lost loved ones or are suffering from various illnesses or difficult circumstances. They are sent to old, young, churched, and unchurched; they are your family, your friends, neighbors, and strangers. The one thing they have in common is that they desperately need to know that someone cares about them and that they are loved by their heavenly Father. Included with each shawl are a praying hands charm and a handmade card telling them of Jesus’ love for them. The recipients of the shawls and blankets are prayed for by the people making them. Our hope is that the shawls will bring comfort and that when they are used; the people will feel covered by the prayer of God’s people.

Volunteers are always needed to help knit and crochet the prayer shawls. If you are interested in being part of this ministry, please email Sandy Huizenga.

Coffee & Comfort
Coffee & Comfort is a support group to help mothers through the grief process of losing a child. Mothers of all ages are welcome to attend. The group meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 1:00pm in the church music room.
Transition Care Ministry

The Transition Care Team stands alongside families and individuals experiencing a change in their life relating to finances, while providing confidential Christian support, encouragement, and direction, using helpful resources matched to your specific needs and situation.

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