Pack a Shoebox

Don’t forget to pick up a Shoebox to pack… they are due back by Sunday, November 14

What Goes in My Shoebox?

“Wow” Item
Delight a kid! Start with a medium to large item that will capture the child’s attention the instant he or she opens the box. Ideas include: Soccer ball with pump, toys (puppets, trucks, etc.), doll, musical instrument.

Other Suggestions
Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as toy cars, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.

School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, colouring and picture books, etc.

Non-liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.

Accessories: T-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewellery, watches, flashlights, etc.

Crafts: Make your own items such as hair bows, finger puppets, and friendship bracelets.

How To Pack A Shoebox

 

 

 

rebuild – restore | Nehemiah

As we dig into Nehemiah and explore what it means to rebuild and restore, we encourage you to get connected to a LIFEGroup to explore the text and its implications for you personally and for us as a faith community.
LIFEGroups for this series will meet for 6 weeks.
Send us an email to let us know which one you want to be part of… or if those dates / times don’t work for you, let us know what would be better for you.
Meeting over zoom

Meeting in person at OCC

Oct 17 – Nehemiah 1

welcome

Church is about more than attending a gathering.
It’s about being with God: Father – Son – Spirit
It’s about worship, participating, being with the family God is drawing people into
It’s about being a people who belong to God for the sake of others.

  • This Sunday morning we are meeting in-person @ 10:ooam
  • OCCKids: K to Grade 5, Grade 5-8
  • Our nursery space is also available
  • Prayer via zoom from 6:30-7:30pm
  • High School students meet in person at 7:30pm.

As we can gather in larger numbers in our building, we remind you of a few details

  • You still need to register… the link is available each week on the home page.
  • We need to maintain distancing in our building.
  • We need to wear a face-covering in our building.
  • At this point, we cannot serve refreshments, but you are welcome to bring your own coffee/tea/water. For the comfort of others, please do not remove your face-covering until you are in your seat.

We will continue to offer our service on-line… that’s right here

As you prepare to watch our service video, we encourage you to take a few moments…

  • get your coffee or tea, settle in, be still…
  • take 2 or 3 deep breaths… in and out… breathe,
  • invite the Lord to make himself present with you as you watch – he is with you – it’s just that often we are not aware that he is.

teaching

Here is the service for Sunday, 17 October.
We are looking at the book of Nehemiah: rebuilding – renewing – restoring

We encourage you to live out the text… get connected beyond Sunday morning (or whenever you watch this)

Coming Up

LIFEGroups
Click for all the details

November 30

Click  on the date for all the details

giving

In this new way of being the church, we don’t practice giving by placing our offering in a basket as it is passed. OCCers are generous people. Thank you for your gifts. You can find all the ways to give here.

Nehemiah starts this Sunday

This Sunday, 17 October, we are starting a series on the book of Nehemiah.

DATE TITLE
17 October Broken Walls, Broken Hearts
24 October Come Together
31 October A City Needs People
7 November The Word Returns
14 November A People Pray
21 November Looking For A New City

Plan on being at OCC @ 10am | register here or call the office 705.329.2139

Or watch on-line | the link will be here by 8am

And get connected to a LIFEGroup to explore the text and its implications for you personally and for us as a church community.
LIFEGroups for this series will meet for 6 weeks.
Send us an email to let us know which one you want to be part of… or if those dates / times don’t work for you, let us know what wouold be better for you.
Meeting over zoom

  • Wednesday, 8:00pm
  • Thursday, 7:00pm 

Meeting in person at OCC

  • Thursday, 1:30pm

Financial update January – September 2020

January – September comparison 2020 & 2021

Comparison 2020 2021
Income 159,845.05 145,536.42
Expense 172,030.11 161,246.42
Difference -12,185.11 -15,710.00
CEWS 40,382.17 20,972.20
Total 28,197.11 5,262.20

CEWS: Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy

Oct 10 | Kingdom of God 5

welcome

Church is about more than attending a gathering.
It’s about being a people who belong to God for the sake of others.

  • This Sunday morning we are meeting as adults @ 10:ooam
  • & as OCCKids K to Grade 5, Grade 5-8
  • our nursery is also available
  • High School students meet in person at 7:30pm.

As we can gather in larger numbers in our building, we remind you of a few details

  • You still need to register… the link is available each week on the home page.
  • We need to maintain distancing in our building.
  • We need to wear a face-covering in our building.
  • At this point, we cannot serve refreshments, but you are welcome to bring your own coffee/tea/water, for the comfort of others, please do not remove your face-covering until you are in your seat.

We will continue to offer our service on-line… that’s right here

As you prepare to watch our service video, we encourage you to take a few moments…

  • get your coffee or tea, settle in, be still…
  • take 2 or 3 deep breaths… in and out… breathe,
  • invite the Lord to make himself present with you as you watch – he is with you – it’s just that often we are not aware that he is.

teaching

Here is the service for Sunday, 10 October.
We are looking at The Kingdom of God – Heaven

Coming Up

 

 

giving

In this new way of being the church, we don’t practice giving by placing our offering in a basket as it is passed. OCCers are generous people. Thank you for your gifts. You can find all the ways to give here.

Cap Money Course

3 sessions on Wednesday evenings October 20, 27, November 3 @ OCC 7-9pm

  • Free
  • Register here

What is CAP Money?

 

The CAP Money Course is a revolutionary money management course that gives people the

opportunity to learn skills that have a lasting impact on their finances.

This course teaches people how to build a budget, make it balance, and put a simple system in place to manage and track finances. This course will help anyone to get more control of their finances so that they can save, give and prevent debt. The CAP Money Course has been devised by the award-winning debt counselling charity, Christians Against Poverty.

What does the CAP Money Course Include?

The course covers the following:

  • How to build and balance a budget step-by-step, using CAP’s powerful online budgeting tool that does all the hard work automatically.
  • The CAP Money System: A simple way to set up your finances with confidence. The system teaches how bills are taken care of, how everyday expenses are covered, and how debt can be paid off.
  • Taking control of money: Organising money and using cash week-to-week in order to understand exactly how much is being spent – and what it’s being spent on.

Oct 3 | Kingdom of God 4

welcome

Church is about more than attending a gathering.
It’s about being a people who belong to God for the sake of others.

  • This Sunday morning we are meeting as adults
  • & as OCCKids K to Grade 5, Grade 5-8
  • This Sunday evening we meet from 6:30-7:30pm on-line to pray & High School students meet in person at 7:30pm.

As we can gather in larger numbers in our building, we remind you of a few details

  • You still need to register… the link is available each week on the home page.
  • We need to maintain distancing in our building.
  • We need to wear a face-covering in our building.
  • At this point, we cannot serve refreshments, but you are welcome to bring your own coffee/tea/water, for the comfort of others, please do not remove your face-covering until you are in your seat.

We will continue to offer our service on-line… that’s right here

As you prepare to watch our service video, we encourage you to take a few moments…

  • get your coffee or tea, settle in, be still…
  • take 2 or 3 deep breaths… in and out… breathe,
  • invite the Lord to make himself present with you as you watch – he is with you – it’s just that often we are not aware that he is.

teaching

Here is the service for Sunday, 3 October.
We are looking at The Kingdom of God
OCCKids (K to Grade 5 & Grade 6-8) is meeting in person
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Jesus Creed

We are keeping focus on the Jesus Creed
We encourage you to read – memorize – recite the Jesus Creed

Coming Up

 

 

giving

In this new way of being the church, we don’t practice giving by placing our offering in a basket as it is passed. OCCers are generous people. Thank you for your gifts. You can find all the ways to give here.

Jesus Creed 11

Over the last month we have been reflecting on the Jesus Creed as Jesus’ way of spiritual formation

Hear O Israel, the Lord our God.
The Lord is One.
Love the Lord your God
with all your heart,
with all your soul,
with all your mind
and with all your strength.
The second is this:
Love your neighbor as yourself.

Formation

Living the Jesus Creed means having a perspective on life in light of God’s kingdom – a kingdom marked and shaped by fellowship with God (loving God) and with people who are being called to him (loving others).

Exercise 1

These are words of Jesus on spiritual formation.
Over the month of September: read – memorize – recite – reflect on these words daily.
Bask – sit in his presence and his love. Learn that love. Trust that love.
Take a few (or many) minutes to prayerfully read the Jesus Creed.
Allow this reminder of what we are called to be and do, shape our thinking and our actions.

Exercise 2

How do you think of heaven?

  • Is it simply something far off and this world is insignificant or is God the creator both of this world and the new heavens and earth?
  • How does understanding eternity as beginning now, shape or re-shape our life?
  • What we think of heaven and eternity is our perspective in life here.

Thomas a Kempis, in his “The Imitation of Christ” wrote:

Practice now what you’ll have to put into practcie then.Listen

Listen to this theme that relationship with God and with others is for all eternity.
Listen to what God is saying to you today about the importance of these relationships.

Imagine

Imagine perfect fellowship and intimacy with God and his people. Imagine that fellowship shaping your family, your friends, OCC.

Begin today – now – to consciously live in fellowship with God and his people.