Advent

Posted by occwebsite
28th Nov 2015
Advent is the beginning of the Church calendar. Advent is marked by a joyful spirit of anticipation, preparation, and longing. The word Advent means coming or arrival. The focus of this season is preparing for the celebration of the birth of Jesus, the Christ, the Messiah, in his first Advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his second Advent. We mark Advent by the four Sundays

Acts – introduction

Posted by occwebsite
13th Oct 2015
Beginning Sunday 18 October 2015 we are turning our attention as a church family to the book of Acts. As we begin this series, I wanted to address our purpose in studying it, and to pass on to you some tools to help leverage the time we will give to learning and applying the story of the early Church. Why Acts? The Church exists to continue what Jesus began. We believe the