Project 7

Who We Are

At COS we want to be a part of what Jesus desires for his church. To do this, we partner with agencies to provide love and support for the poor and underprivileged in our community and around the globe. We want to be intentional about meeting the 7 areas of need as outlined in Matthew 25:34-40 and James 1:27.

Our goal is to build and support relationships that inspire change.  We build relationships by volunteering and financially supporting our local partners and help spread the Good News world-wide by giving financially to our global partners.  Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/COSProject7

If you would like more information or how to get involved in Project 7, please contact Jenny Lucky at 918-787-4365 or office@grovecos.com
Collecting Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.
Painting a building for the Grove Public Schools.
Packing over 25,000 meals for our local food bank.

Heartstring Story

Pastor Mike

"I remember the story of a lady holding a dustpan she had just picked up at the Big Give COS helps sponsor.  As tears filled her eyes, she said how desperately she needed a dustpan.  A dustpan!!!  How many of those do we have in our home?  Who knew a dustpan would be an answer to a prayer?  But that’s what happens when the church chooses to extend a hand of love to those in need.  A dustpan becomes an answer to prayer.  Imagine what your time and giving would accomplish and how many prayers would be answered if we could do more and give more.

Jesus said, “When you did it to one of the least of these, you were doing it to me.”

Powerful when you think about it; The moment you extend your hand in love to one of the least of these, we are ministering to Jesus.  Our heart as a church is to serve Jesus by partnering with organizations who are doing a fantastic job ministering to the least of these, both locally and globally.

It is our heart as a church to get outside the 4-walls and share the love of Jesus in very tangible ways.  We are going to be a church that takes the love of Jesus outside the 4-walls of COS.  Our goal is simple, all we want to do is raise awareness about organizations where you can volunteer and raise funds to help those who are under-sourced.  I hope you will take the time to read about our ministry partners and pray about where God would have you get involved."

Project 7 Partners

Abundant Blessing Center of Grove

The Abundant Blessings Center of Grove is an outreach ministry committed to offering families in the Grand Lake community physical, emotional, and spiritual support focusing on pregnancy and early childhood related issues.  It is their goal to encourage, educate, and empower families to self-sufficiency.  Some of the services offered are: free pregnancy testing, free ultrasounds, adoption options, material incentive program, parenting classes, support during hardship, and relationship counseling.

Volunteer opportunities: sorting clothes, answering the phone and facilitating classes.

For more information, please call 918-786-9557 or email ABCGroveOK@gmail.com.

The ABC is located at 1701 E Hwy 10 east of Grove on the north side of the road.

Christian H.E.L.P. Center

The Christian H.E.L.P. Center Food Pantry is a faith based ministry providing emergency food assistance in northern Delaware County. They are a member of a partner program through the Community Food Bank of Eastern, OK. Through 450 Partner Programs like the HELP Center, the Community Food Bank of Eastern OK distributes more than 450,000 meals a week in 24 counties. The HELP Center Food Pantry has been serving families for over 20 years!

Volunteer Opportunities: Stock shelves, pick up food and supplies on a regular basis, answer phones, pray with those visiting the food bank and participate in the annual Pack Shack event hosted by COS.

For more information please contact the HELP Center Director, Pat Dalke at 918-786-6798 or helpcentergroveok@gmail.com.

The Christian H.E.L.P. Center is located at 1703 E Hwy 10 just east of Grove on the north side of the road.

Lighthouse Pregnancy Center

The Lighthouse Pregnancy Center of Jay is staffed by trained client advocates who offer direction and support for women of all ages who are facing an unplanned pregnancy. The goal is to offer encouragement and assistance in a low-pressure environment that will empower individuals to make an informed decision.

The LPC also offers resources for any mother, father, grandparent, foster parent, or relative raising children. The LPC offers a program called "Earn While You Learn" which enables participants to "earn" much needed resources.

Volunteer opportunities: Volunteer on site, purchase or donate baby/toddler items, financial support.

For more information please contact Lori Hada at 918-253-5472 or on Facebook at @LighthousePregnancyCenter. The LPC is located at 638 N. 5th St in Jay.

Petra's Closet

Petra's Closet provides new school clothing and other necessities to Grove's school aged children in pre-K through 12th grade. They operate twice a year, once in late July providing gift cards to purchase clothing and school bags and again just before Christmas providing warm clothing and Christmas Gifts.

Petra's Closet started in 2005 with 3 friends, $300, and a boat load of needy kids. Over the years Petra's Closet has received help from COS, Grove HS Student Council, and community members in the form of donations, time, and locating children who need help.

Names are discretely given to Petra's Closet by local school teachers, counselors, and principals who know the kids and the needs they have. Names are also provided by people in the community, group homes and other Project 7 ministries.

Volunteer opportunities: Administrative duties such as handing out applications and screening for completion, shop for students, and financial support.

For more information on how you can help make a difference, please contact Jenean Perryman at petrascloset@yahoo.com.

Evangelical Church Missions

The Evangelical Methodist Church Missions project helps build churches, provide water wells for clean drinking water and provide Bibles for new Christians in Myanmar.

Bibles for Myanmar: God has blessed the efforts of the Myanmar Christians with over 5,000 salvations since 2012. Their project, Bibles for Myanmar" provides Bibles to first generation Believers to read and study. For $6.00, the EMC Myanmar can order a Burmese Bible translated by Adnorium Johnson.

Every year the EMC will be building water wells in Myanmar and on the continent of Africa in the countries of Congo, Kenya, Liberia, and other countries where the EMC has congregations. The EMC will provide as many wells as the USA local churches provide the funds. They partner with One Mission Society and Mercy, INC. for drilling the wells. $300-$500 will drill a shallow well and $770 will provide a deep water well.

What can you do? Provide financial assistance through COS's Project 7 ministry to help purchase Bibles or help with the cost for water wells to provide clean drinking water.

For more information contact Jenny Lucky at 918-787-4365 or office@grovecos.com

Operation Christmas Child

The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God's desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told his hearers, "Go and do likewise." For over 40 years, Samaritan's Purse has done their utmost to follow Christ's command by going to the aid of the world's poor, sick, and suffering. They are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns us a hearing for the Gospel, the Good News.

Every year COS joins forces with Samaritan's Purse to pack shoeboxes full of toys, hygiene items, shoes and the Gospel Message.

How can you get involved? When the OCC table is on display this fall, grab a shoebox and pack it full of the suggested items, volunteer to man the shoebox table or volunteer to work during the collection week when other churches bring their boxes to COS.

For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Kim Lindahl at kim.lakehouse@gmail.com

Our Shepherds Way

Our Shepherd's Way is a faith based sober living home for women located in Grove Oklahoma on beautiful Grand Lake of the Cherokees. Their mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for adult women in recovery who embrace Christian principles and are interested in the Celebrate Recovery program.  They are culturally sensitive and embrace sobriety journeys for women from all ethnic backgrounds.

OSW is a 10 bed home that follows NARR guidelines and standards.

Volunteer Opportunities: Provide transportation for ladies as needed, clothing items as needed for women who arrive with little or nothing.

For more information, please contact Carrie Harter at 417-392-3015.

Laundry of Love

The Laundry Love Project has been in continuous operation since July 2010. For 11 years, they have been providing a service that financially assists those in need with the high cost of doing laundry. On the first Friday of each month, LLP has served an average of 500 people each year at the Washboard Laundry. Since the beginning of the project, LLP has depended largely on individual contributions.

LLP realizes that clean laundry is not just needed on the first Friday of the month. Dire circumstances can occur at any time. That is why LLP is also available for emergency needs through a voucher system. Local churches may receive up to ten vouchers to be distributed for these emergency services.

Volunteer opportunities: Donate cash or laundry items such as detergent, dryer sheets, bleach, etc.

For more information please contact Pam Sitton at 918-964-9377.

Other Needs

COS Project 7 also takes on local projects as needed in our community.  We have built decks, ramps, painted school hallways, school buildings, hauled gravel, built a playground in Ghana, installed a Blessing Box on campus, helped fund a handicap swing at the Kiwanis Playground in Grove, purchased vehicles for families in need, and helped with tornado cleanup in Moore, OK, Joplin, MO and Jay, OK.


Staff Lead:             Jenny Lucky
Ministry Director:   Rebecca Austin
Team Lead:          Lynda Whitney
Team Volunteers: Cheryl Brecheisen,  Cindi Davison, Jacki Dougan, Susan Gentry, Linda Holt, Lisa Landburg, Terri Lloyd, Marijo Napier, Stephanie Smith,