Sunday Morning Worship
Join us Sunday mornings at 10 am as we explore the Advent texts through the theme "Those Who Dream."
Our worship services will feature Advent wreath lighting, seasonal music, and a chance to center yourself in this time of preparing our hearts and minds for the coming of the Christ-child.
Into This Silent Night
Wednesday, December 16 | 6:30 pm
You are invited to attend Into This Silent Night - A Longest Night Concert featuring Eli Kaynor (cello), Elizabeth Ochoa (piano) and Jorge Rodriguez Ochoa (violin). The concert will feature readings and music that give space to remember our losses this year.
Once again the congregation will have the opportunity to purchase poinsettias to be used on the chancel during the Christmas season. It is a wonderful way to honor our friends, deceased loved ones, shut-ins, or church members. The cost is $12 for one wrapped plant. To purchase one or more, please fill out this order form and send your payment to the church office or pay online. Poinsettias may be picked up during the day Christmas Eve. Deadline to order is December 6th.
December Adult Advent Bible Study with Pastor Marti
Tuesdays in December at 7 pm on Zoom
In Light of the World, author and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. We will look at Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem and the visit of the Magi. Please order your own copy of the book Light of the World by AJ Levine from Christianbook.com or Amazon. The price ranges from $12 – $14. If you need assistance ordering your book please contact Pastor Marti.
Film Night: White Savior: Racism in the American Church
Friday, December 11, 6-8pm
Following Faith Formation's six-week class, Facing Racism, we are holding a viewing of the documentary White Savior: Racism in the American Church. The film is one hour long, and we will have discussion and reflection in the hour following.
Race and racism continue to be important realities in our world. These conversations are not easy, and we don't expect to solve any issues or answer all the questions. But we can listen with compassion, and respond in faith. Please sign up and join us in taking an honest look at racism in the American Church.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, December 4 from 2-7 pm
The Deacons are sponsoring a Blood Drive at ORPC on Friday, December 4 from 2 - 7 pm. Use the link below to sign in as a guest and schedule a time to donate.
Make an Angel Chrismon
Sunday, December 6 at 3 pm
Chrismon ornaments are Christmas decorations with Christian symbols on them. Pat Marsh (wife of Ray Marsh ORPC bookkeeper) will teach a class on how to make Chrismon Angel Ornaments on Zoom. The cost includes the ornament kit. Sign-up to reserve your craft packet and Zoom link.
Cost: $12 small Angel or $16 large Angel
Pick up your craft packet at the church office: Friday from 2-5 pm or Sunday 11am-noon.
You will also need: a small towel, scissors and wire cutter
*We would love a few new Chrismons for the ORPC tree. If you are interested in making a Chrismon for our tree, let Marti know.