Advent Readings 2 – Peace

The promise of the coming Messiah is that he will bring Peace – not just the wish for peace, but a peace that includes justice, breaks down the walls between people, and declares that there is a new way of living.

  • Isaiah 11:1-10
  • Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19
  • Romans 15:4-13
  • Matthew 3:1-12

 

No Room At The Inn

The “No Room At The Inn Project” gives us a fun way to connect outside the church walls by symbolizing the journey of Mary & Joesph from Nazareth to Bethlehem.

    • Our Mary and Joseph figures want to visit as many homes as possible on their way to OCC’s Christmas Eve service! So …
    • You sign up to have the Mary and Joseph figurines stay for a night at your home.
    • The family who hosts them before you will bring the Mary and Joseph figures to you, and take time to enjoy a cup of coffee/tea with you.
    • After their stay with you, your household takes Mary and Joseph to their next host and enjoys some time together with them.
    • This is repeated until the final family brings Mary and Joseph to church on Christmas Eve.
    • If possible, as you pass Mary and Joseph on, take a picture and post it on your social media using the hashtag #noroomattheinnproject and send it to OCC at info@occweb.org

Sign up to be part of this journey.

Advent Readings 1 – HOPE

As we begin Advent we look forward with Hope.

The Old Testament readings point forward to the coming of Messiah.

The New Testament readings remind us that Jesus is coming back

  • Isaiah 2:1-5
  • Psalm 122
  • Romans 13:8-12
  • Matthew 24:36-44

Salvation Army Kettle

On Dec 9 OCC is looking after the Salvation Army Kettle at Walmart
Sign up at the welcome centre at OCC (1 hour shifts)
There are a few spots left

CAP money course

We have put this course off until January 2020

OCC is offering a free money course that will help you get more in control of your finances so you can save, give, and prevent debt. This is not designed for investing but is a basic money course in non-technical language that is for everyone.

If you’re interested,

  • jot a note on your bulletin tear-off on a Sunday and drop it in the offering plate
  • send us an email

For more details you can speak to Dan Sawatsky.

 

G from A in E

On October 18-20 we have the privilege of having G with us.

G is a friend of OCC – we are Kataysa

    • G will be with our youth on Friday night
    • We will have breakfast with him on Saturday morning (sign up at the welcome desk at OCC) or by sending us an email
  • & he will be speaking on Sunday morning

We will also be taking a special offering for discipleship ministries in the Afar

Family Fun Night

Thursday – 31 October – 5:30-7:00pm

You can be a part of this great event
Ahead of time

  • you can donate candy
  • you can help make a new game
  • you can help with set up

The night of the Fun Night

  • you can help with food
  • you can help run a game
  • you can help with clean up