OVCN Missions

We want everyone who calls OVCN home to look outside the four walls of our church. We desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus to people in need in our own neighborhoods, and across the globe. We are a missions minded church! Opportunities are available to serve in our missions effort year round. Everyone is challenged to be a part of OVCN Missions. Now is the time to serve!

2023 Sew-A-Thon

Saturday, November 4

You are invited to Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene for the 2023 Dress a Girl Sew-A-Thon! Come sew dresses for little girls around world that live in poverty. This dress shows them that someone cares for them and can help protect them.

It is not necessary to be an expert sewer.  If you can sew a straight seam, you can help make these dresses! There are also positions available for non-sewers.  We can’t wait to see you!

Upcoming missions activities


Wednesday, November 15
Demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way – help pack shoeboxes for kids around the world. Our goal is to pack 1,750 boxes. 



Saturday, December 9
Have a Christmas Party with the kids at NACA on the Navajo Nation or take gifts to the Nogales border for Casa Esperanza.



Interest meeting on January 18
Interested in going on a mission trip with OVCN?  Find out about upcoming trips, and let us know which ones you are most interested in! 


May 11-21
A trip for people with concrete, electrical, sheeting and/or framing experience, and unskilled people who don’t mind days of hard labor as demo work is done. 


May 11-21
A trip for people with concrete, electrical, sheeting and/or framing experience, and unskilled people who don’t mind days of hard labor as demo work is done. 

Costa Rica

April 13-22
Work projects and help with a sports camp at a local Nazarene church. This trip is especially suited for people going on a mission trip for the very first time!

ongoing mission activities

Gospel Rescue Mission Serving

Groups serve at Gospel Rescue Mission each week. You can join one of these groups regularly or just one time.

Caring Ministries Serving

Come serve at Caring Ministries any 4th Saturday. It’s open for any age, which makes it a great way for kids to serve in missions.

Mission Trips

Let us know what trips you are interested in, and we will notify you when trip registrations and further information is available!

Yearly Mission Events


A unique opportunity to experience worship like millions of Christians do in areas where they are persecuted. Service will be Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 pm. Seating is limited and doors open at 6 pm.


Since 2013 we have purchased and packed nearly 6 million meals for children around the world – with the help of the Tucson community.  Our next mobile pack is February 5-10, 2024.


Dresses are sewn at OVCN and given to girls in need all over the world. The Sew-A­-Thon is a one day event in November with the goal of making 1,000 dresses. The next Sew-A-Thon is scheduled for November 4, 2023.

MissionS AT OVCN

Blessed Grounds @OVCN

All proceeds from the Blessed Grounds @ OVCN Cafe support our mission endeavors locally and around the world. Our affiliation with Blessed Grounds Mission Company in downtown Tucson allows them to use their profits in Tucson for outreach projects also. Blessed Grounds is open Sundays from 8-11:30 am and Wednesdays from 5:15-6:30 pm.

Snack Pack

We are concerned with the plight of hunger locally as well as globally, so OVCN partners with a dozen schools in the Tucson area to provide meals to children from low-income families every weekend. We are currently helping to feed over 400 kids weekly.


At OVCN we have three ministries where people can sew dresses, assemble quilts, and even knit/crochet items that are used through OVCN Missions at locations all over the world.  These teams meet monthly to build community as well as work on these items at home.