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Loaves & Fishes Cafe

Is a cafe that is open to the public, FREE of charge, during the winter months, November through April. A warm safe haven for weary travelers and the homeless, where they can read, relax, play board games, between the hours of 9a.m. and 5p.m.

Lunch is served between the hours of 11:30a.m. and 1:30p.m. Serving soup, sandwich, dessert, and beverage, on Monday and Thursday of each week. The cafe is located at the Oscoda United Methodist Church on Dwight Street.


Will be closed till winter hours


Each  October and November members of the congregation fill shoeboxes for distribution to boys and girls 2-14years of age

The boxes are filled with personal items and distributed to children at home (USA) and aboard.

Operation Christmas Child

An ongoing project of Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through simple, gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God's love through Jesus Christ.

In October we will once again begin to fill shoe boxes for boys and girls between the ages of 2 and 14. The boxes have to be collected and shipped no later than the first weekend in November in order to arrive at their destination in time for Christmas.

While some members of our congregation fill multiple boxes, we encourage each family to fill at least one box. Labels and suggested contents are available by calling Norma Lee or the church office at 739- 7785.

The POWER of a simple gift!


Stephen Ministry - link

Our congregation's Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-on-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry: The identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remains private.



Friends Instantly Sharing Help

Basically FISH members answer the phone. Someone calls, FISH listen and try to help.

In emergencies they can provide food, clothing, gas, shelter and transportation.

They can also refer callers to other organizations that specialize in meeting certain needs.

In general, FISH try to do what they think a good friend or neighbor would do if they knew about the problem.

They can sit and listen when everyone else is too busy.

They can act when everyone else is busy. When other agencies cannot help, FISH usually can.

Each year FISH sponsor's a Christmas Gift House.

This year the Gift House will be open December 3, 4, 5, 2012,

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day and is located at the Methodist Church on M-55 in East Tawas.

The Gift House is sponsored jointly by FISH, Inc. of Oscoda and FISH, Inc. of East Tawas