1st Sunday of advent
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
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
Reading the Gospels
From January through April, join us in reading through the Gospels: Matthew - Mark - Luke - John. You can download the readings here: gospel readings page; get it from our OCCWEB facebook page; or pick up a hard copy at the welcome centre at OCC.