What we're about

Oasis is a place for the non-religious to come together to celebrate the human experience.

We understand that vibrant, tightly knit communities are central to human happiness and well-being. That’s why we need Oasis: to provide a place for like-minded individuals and families to connect, be inspired and feel empowered. Every Sunday morning, we offer you the chance to get together to discuss real-world principles supported by evidence and free thought, not scripture or revelation. Furthermore, we provide a place where your children can explore their developing world views, ask questions and make friends in an environment that’s supportive of critical thinking.

Our core values define our community and help shape our interactions with each other, society, and the world:

People are More Important Than Beliefs

Throughout history beliefs, dogmas, and ideologies have divided people and have been the source of wars, persecution, and other conflicts. The Oasis movement values the well-being of people over any abstract belief, dogma, theology, or philosophy. Our common humanity is enough to bind us together in meaningful community. (And, yes, we are fully aware that this is also a belief—but we’re just fine with a little irony in our lives!)

Reality is Known Through Reason

Most religions claim to have special insight into the nature of reality on the basis of revelations given by supernatural beings. As a secular movement, the Oasis communities are committed to exploring and understanding reality on the basis of empirical evidence and rational discourse.

Human Hands Solve Human Problems

The challenges facing humanity are largely created by humans themselves. We don’t wait for divine intervention. If the world is to become a better place for all people; it is up to us to make it happen through our collective wisdom, resources, and efforts.

Meaning Comes from Making a Difference

Oasis communities do not exist only to satisfy the needs of their members or perpetuate the Oasis movement. Rather, Oasis communities are committed to service projects and civic engagement that improve the lives of others locally, nationally, and internationally.

Be Accepting and Be Accepted

Oasis communities strive to be places of acceptance for all people. We embrace and celebrate humanity in all its diversity and we foster an environment of compassion and kindness without regard to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and family structure.

Follow us on these platforms:

- Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/KCOasis)
- Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kcoasis/)
- Twitter (https://twitter.com/kc_oasis)
- YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/c/KansasCityOasis)
- SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/oasisnetwork/sets/kansas-city)

Upcoming events (4+)

KC Oasis Volunteers at After the Harvest

Needs a location

After the Harvest rescues nutritious fruits and vegetables from going to waste and donates them to agencies that serve hungry people, primarily in Greater Kansas City. Our volunteers glean after the harvest, picking what’s left in farmers’ fields and picking up already harvested leftover produce. The majority of the funds we raise helps secure semi-truckloads of donated produce that might otherwise end up in landfills. After the Harvest, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the largest local produce donor to Harvesters—The Community Food Network. Learn more at aftertheharvestkc.org.

The location for this event will be determined the week of August 15th. We may not know the exact location until August 19th as After the Harvest works with growers to determine where there is food available to harvest. The location may be 30-45 minutes outside of downtown Kansas City.

IMPORTANT! Each volunteer must fill out a liability waiver prior to the event: https://aftertheharvestkc.formtitan.com/signupplus...

Gleaning FAQs: Read in preparation for your experience. https://aftertheharvestkc.org/home/gleaning-faq/

*By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Oasis Code of Conduct (http://www.kcoasis.org/about-oasis/code-of-conduct/).

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KC Oasis Sunday Gathering - Featured speaker: Lily Fouts

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Musical guest: TBA

Community moment: Guy Niederhauser

Featured speaker: Lily Fouts, "A Guatemala Travelogue"

Lily is an author, freelancer, and world traveler who has been to all seven continents and has a seasonal home in Mexico. She is currently writing a book on responsible travel. Lily has earned the Certificate in Sustainability and Anti-Oppression in Travel from the RISE Travel Institute. The certificate program takes a systems-thinking approach to address the intersection of social justice, community development, animal protection, and environmental sustainability in the context of travel. She is traveling with the RISE Travel Institute to Guatemala to further study these topics, and will share photos and takeaways with Oasis in a travelogue on August 21. In her talk, Lily will address some broad aspects of sustainable travel and share a few practical tips we can use the next time we go abroad. When she's not gallivanting to foreign countries, Lily spends most of the year living in a motorhome with her husband, Keith and their cat, Sprite, in various states around the U.S. They are currently in Minnesota.

*By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Oasis Code of Conduct (http://www.kcoasis.org/about-oasis/code-of-conduct/).

KC Oasis Volunteers at Micah Ministry

Needs a location

MASKS ARE REQUIRED.

*Note: It's okay if you can't get there until 5:15-5:30.

At Kansas City Oasis our values are "People are more important than beliefs," "human hands solve human problems," and "meaning comes from making a difference." In that spirit, we partner with Micah Ministry to help feed and clothe those in need.

Micah Ministry serves hundreds of people every Monday evening from 5:15-7:15. They help anyone, regardless of race, gender, religious (or nonreligious) affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or any other trait. Come join us in helping our less fortunate neighbors.

Volunteers will greet the guests, serve food, offer beverages, fill clothing requests and help with litter control. If there are enough volunteers, there may be the option to sort clothing.

The Micah Ministry is a religious organization, which means that the event is started by an optional group prayer at the beginning. We have never been pressured to pray with them and they have always been glad to have us participate in their group.

Due to COVID, masks are required, and the event is currently being held outside instead of in the dining hall.

Please meet in the parking lot behind the church, where we will get our volunteer assignments.

By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Oasis Code of Conduct (http://www.kcoasis.org/about-oasis/code-of-conduct/).

KC Oasis Volunteers at Micah Ministry

Needs a location

MASKS ARE REQUIRED.

*Note: It's okay if you can't get there until 5:15-5:30.

At Kansas City Oasis our values are "People are more important than beliefs," "human hands solve human problems," and "meaning comes from making a difference." In that spirit, we partner with Micah Ministry to help feed and clothe those in need.

Micah Ministry serves hundreds of people every Monday evening from 5:15-7:15. They help anyone, regardless of race, gender, religious (or nonreligious) affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or any other trait. Come join us in helping our less fortunate neighbors.

Volunteers will greet the guests, serve food, offer beverages, fill clothing requests and help with litter control. If there are enough volunteers, there may be the option to sort clothing.

The Micah Ministry is a religious organization, which means that the event is started by an optional group prayer at the beginning. We have never been pressured to pray with them and they have always been glad to have us participate in their group.

Due to COVID, masks are required, and the event is currently being held outside instead of in the dining hall.

Please meet in the parking lot behind the church, where we will get our volunteer assignments.

By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Oasis Code of Conduct (http://www.kcoasis.org/about-oasis/code-of-conduct/).

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KC Oasis Volunteers at Micah Ministry

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