Jesus challenged His followers to "Go and make disciples to all the nations."
From one end of the earth to the other, we want to impact communities with God's love that we might see His kingdom come and His will be done. Our local, regional, national, and international missional opportunities are designed to expose us, and allow us to take part in, what God is doing in the nations through the healing power of Jesus Christ.
Where: Latrobe, PA
The Union Mission is a faith-based organization in Latrobe, PA. Their mission is to ensure that a person who is experiencing homelessness has the support, dignity, and compassion they need to return to a self-sustaining lifestyle.
On the first Saturday of each month, we have committed to sending a small team of people to prepare lunch and enjoy fellowship with the residents of Union Mission. It takes about 2 hours of your time to make an investment that helps to change a life. If interested, email Melissa Lesko, the Frye Farm Local Mission Leader.
Where: Penn, PA
The Father’s Heart Ministries, Inc. is committed to providing avenues of restoration and hope to those confused, lost, and broken; in order to break the cycle of poverty, addiction, and desolation, and to revitalize both our local and surrounding communities by introducing them, through living examples, to a personal, ever-growing and unconditionally loving relationship with Jesus Christ. They are dedicated to making true and authentic help both available and accessible to broken individuals and families who are seeking reconciliation by providing a safe, nurturing, educational, and interactive environment for both men and women who desire to be liberated from any form of chemical dependency or life-controlling issues.
The Father’s Heart facilitates an environment that is grounded in biblical principles and geared towards encouraging men to seek and find their purpose in life and the calling of God.
For more information on how you could serve with Father’s Heart, visit their website.
Where: Jeannette, PA
Living Hope is a non-profit Faith Based Outreach located in Jeannette, PA. Their purpose is to provide for the spiritual and physical needs of Jeannette families and individuals. Living Hope’s primary goal is to give hope to the hopeless and offer a safe place for all ages of Jeannette to come and be loved without judgement and to demonstrate the goodness of God through His Grace which leads to a transformed life.
School Clothes Closet
Where: Jeannette, PA
At the Jeanette McKee Elementary School Closet students in need can select from free clothes, shoes, and backpacks that are gently used, as well as new undergarments, hats, and gloves.
There are several ways to donate and serve with Jeanette McKee Elementary School Closet. To learn more, check out their Facebook page.
Where: Westmoreland County, PA
The mission of Laurel Faith in Action is to enhance the quality of life for persons 60 years and older who reside in Latrobe, Unity Township, Ligonier, Ligonier Township, Derry and Derry Township by providing companionship and assistance. This organization addresses the issues of isolation, loneliness and meeting basic needs of seniors in our community, enabling many to remain in their home.
Charter Oak Church partners with Faith in Action throughout the year to resource volunteers to help fill the gap between current initiatives and services which can include leaf raking, small home projects, or a holiday meal. To learn more, visit their Facebook page.
LifeWay Pregnancy Center
Where: Latrobe, PA
Life Way Pregnancy Center shares the unconditional love of Jesus by providing volunteer resources to help support young women in their pregnancy and beyond. We have committed to sending volunteers twice a year, in May and October, to switch out their clothes closet from which mothers can receive free baby and toddler clothes.
If you’d be interested in serving with us, please contact Melissa Lesko here.
Where: Latrobe, PA
Latrobe Manor is an assisted-living community in Latrobe, PA for those who are not able to live on their own. It offers an environment where residents can live without ever being alone, and it strives to provide one-on-one care that cannot be found anywhere else. Charter Oak Church sends volunteers every second Saturday of the month to host a resident bingo game from 1:30-3pm.
Families are welcome to serve together to show love to these residents of all ages who requires a little extra help. For more information or to let us know you’d like to join in, please email here.
Where: Greensburg, PA
Charter Oak Church is blessed to be in partnership with Hutchinson Elementary School in Southwest Greensburg. Our primary way of supporting the Hutchinson community is through our Club Crossroads Ministry.
Each Tuesday evening during the school year, from 6:00-7:30 pm, we welcome the 2nd – 5th graders of Hutchinson in their cafeteria. Students eat dinner with caring adult volunteers, play games, and participate in activities. The reason Club Crossroads exists is to build great relationships with students, families, and the school community for the glory of God.
We are always looking for incredible volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of kids – positions available include: table parents, food prep, check-in, and game/activity coordinators. For more information, please contact us!
Big Creek Missions
Where: Bear Branch, Kentucky
When: Spring & Fall
This 5-day trip to rural Kentucky with Big Creek Missions addresses the material and relational poverty of people living in some of the United States’ poorest counties. Serving with Big Creek is a great opportunity for whole families or individuals with limited or advanced missional experience.
If you’d like to learn more, click the button below or check out the Big Creek Missions website.
Appalachia Service Project
Where: West Virginia
When: July 17-23, 2022
This is our annual missions trip for high school students. You will be exposed to a missional lifestyle while doing construction projects, interacting with families, and sharing your story. We believe ASP is more than a week away in the summer; it's a life-changing experience.
If you’d like to learn more, click the button below.
Where: Panama City, Panama
When: July 9-16, 2022
On this 1-week trip to Panama, our team will serve with SCORE International’s missionaries David and Marianella Bueno to address physical and spiritual poverty through medical and evangelistic ministries. In addition to people with medical backgrounds, this missions trip is a great opportunity for anyone to serve evangelistically or in other support roles with children and families in a cross-cultural setting.
Where: Harmons, Jamaica
When: October 30-November 6, 2022
On this 1-week trip to Harmons, our team will serve with Won by One to Jamaica to address physical and spiritual poverty. Won by One to Jamaica asserts that a partnership between Americans and Jamaicans is what allows their motto “Changing Lives by Changing Lives” to be a reality.