What to Expect When You Visit Us
Sunday Morning at ORPC
Contemporary Service at 8:45
We seem to thrive on arriving at the last minute and lingering after worship. There is a sudden surge at nine o’clock for our contemporary worship, a service led by our pastor and praise team, a group of dedicated volunteer musicians. Dress is casual. The tone is informal. We don’t skimp on the message. Childcare is available. Children are also welcome.
Sunday School at 9:45
Adults gather around our signature blend coffee urns to fill up before joining together in one of our three adult Sunday school classes. In the library you’ll find a variety of adult age groups represented at a study of Christian Doctrine. Young adults are engaged in an ongoing study of the Bible. The third class is a video-based study of a variety of topics throughout the year.
Children and youth gather in age-specific classes. Our “workshop rotation model” guides children their lessons in the main building. Middle school youth, 9th Graders, and grades 10-12 meeting across the parking lot in the office and supplemental classroom buildings.
Traditional Worship at 11:00
We begin in much the same way as our 8:45 service – the pre-worship gathering is loud with fellowship, the surge happens at 10:59, but following the announcements, worship takes on a more formal shape and tone. Traditional hymns are standard. A chancel choir leads the music. Creeds, both ancient and contemporary, are the congregation’s response to the sermon. Childcare is provided. Children are also welcome in worship.
Guests are always welcome at Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church, and we rejoice in having our Christian Brothers and sister join us in membership. Joining the Presbyterian Church may be done in one of three ways:
•By letter of transfer from another church
•Baptism and profession of faith
•Re-affirmation of faith
If you are interested in joining Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church or would like more information, please:
•Indicate your interest on the register, which is passed during the Sunday morning worship service
•Call the church and speak with our pastor
•Email our pastor (contact us)
•Speak with our pastor after church
•Make your wishes known to an usher or elder
Dr. Carl Utley, Pastor
Director of Christian Educationsammie.email@example.com
Director of Musicpenny.firstname.lastname@example.org