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February 18, 2010

Oasis program set to open residential area

Somerset — It was a year ago on Feb. 15 that members of Eagle Heights Church voted unanimously to purchase property to begin the ministry evangelism of Oasis, a Christian addiction recovery center. The goal of church members was to reach beyond the walls of the church to meet hurting people at their point of need in Somerset and surrounding areas.

The Oasis Care Center’s doors have been open daily for prayer, encouragement and counseling since September of 2009.

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step Christian program, meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Oasis building, located at 115 Jordan’s Way, behind the Marathon Station on the Ky. 914 bypass. Celebrate Recovery specializes in helping individuals deal with life-controlling issues such as drugs, alcohol, pornography, anger, guilt, depression, loneliness, divorce, and fear. The class combines religious teach-ings with prayer and faith so clients change from the inside out.

This month, the church is celebrating the real-ization of another dream — the creation of a residential center for women and children.

Eventually, men, women and children will be able to come to the Oasis Care Center as a place of refuge. During their stay, they will be able to restore their lives in a Christian environment and become productive Christian men and women in the community.

A groundbreaking for the residential center will be held Sunday, Feb. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at the site on Jordan’s Way.

The women’s center will house 12 to 14 women at a time during their rehabilitation. Completion of the center is anticipated to be August 15. At that time, Eagle Heights Church will welcome Dr. Charles Roesel, Presid-ential Ambassador of the Southern Baptist Con-vention, who will participate in a dedication ceremony for the facility.

The Heaven $ent Thrift Shop, located inside the Oasis building, helps fund the outreach ministry and the long-term goal of building residential hous-ing for men, women and children. The store is managed by Kaye Hudson and staffed by volunteers from different churches. People throughout the community donate items such as clothing, dishes, furniture, and other household items. Those items are then sold in the thrift shop.

To make a donation to the thrift shop or to volunteer to help, call Eagle Heights Church at (606) 677-9220.

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