advent devotional | JOY

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17th Dec 2017
READ But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy. (Isaiah 65:18 NIV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kind­ness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we

Advent & Christmas events and resources

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14th Dec 2017
Events Dec 2 3pm The.Best.Bedtime.Story.EVER Dec 3 10am The.Best.Bedtime.Story.EVER Dec 13 7pm GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays Sundays at 10am Coming Home sermon series Dec 10 Home for Christmas Dec 17 Home for Christmas HELP! Dec 24 Unwanted Gifts Dec 31 No Place Like Home Dec 24 5:45pm Christmas Eve Resources Be part of Mary & Joseph's journey through Orillia #NoRoomAtTheInn Advent reflections: Introduction | Hope | Peace | Joy | Love | 10,000 moments

advent devotional | PEACE

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10th Dec 2017
READ For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Coun­selor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time

reading the gospels | MATTHEW

Posted by occwebsite
05th Dec 2017
This fall at OCC we are reading through the gospels …one chapter a day, five days a week, letting the gospels speak into our lives, allowing the gospels to shape our thinking, letting the gospels influence our actions… so that’s God’s name is glorified and his kingdom is proclaimed. We are moving into John on Monday, 11 December Reading the Gospels matthew Let me encourage you to post in the

advent devotional | HOPE

Posted by occwebsite
03rd Dec 2017
READ The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness, a light has dawned. (Isaiah 9:2 NIV) UNDERSTAND I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been good at waiting. I’ve never been good at not knowing what’s ahead. Looking forward to an unknown future with hope and excitement just doesn’t come naturally to me. I doubt it does to

advent devotional | introduction

Posted by occwebsite
29th Nov 2017
A D V E N T 2 0 1 7 Born is the King Advent is a season filled with expectation. It’s a time when we remember the world waiting for a coming Savior, and celebrate the way the world changed when Christ was born. It’s a season filled with the light and love of Jesus, the King, born to save us. But if we’re being honest, it’s also a


Posted by occwebsite
28th Nov 2017
Sign up at the Welcome Desk to have our Mary and Joseph figurines stay at your home. After their stay with you, your household will take Mary and Joseph to their next host home and enjoy some refreshments together. That home will take them to the next home and enjoy some time together ... and the cycle continues until the final family brings Mary and Joseph to church on Christmas

Thank you | shoeboxes

Posted by occwebsite
22nd Nov 2017
Thank you to everyone who filled an Operation Christmas Child shoebox This year we filled 102 shoeboxes


Posted by occwebsite
21st Nov 2017
...waiting  ...longing The 1st Sunday of Advent is 3 December 2017. Advent is about waiting. It's a bit of an odd thing, since we know that Jesus has already come. As John 1:14 MSG records "The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood." And we also know that while Jesus taught us to pray in Matthew 6:9-10 NLV "Father... may your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as