Schedule Changes

 

Schedule Changes

OAPC ACTIVITIES (on campus and in-person meetings)

are SUSPENDED until further notice.

All Programs, Meetings, Music Rehearsals, Worship Services, and Groups – including outside support groups (AA, Al-Anon, etc.) are suspending in-person meetings during this time.

We want to keep everyone informed about OAPC’s response to the coronavirus.

On Mon., June 15, OAPC's Session, voted to approve the guidelines created by
OAPC's Task Force on Regathering.

When most people think of "reopening" or "regathering" as a church, they think we set a Sunday date, and then everything goes back to the way it used to be. Not so. OAPC's process for determining worship in the sanctuary will be guided by statistical data, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC).
Regathering will work in four phases.

Click for more information: www.oapc.link/Regathering-phases.

Of course, virtual meetings are still on.  In fact, we are meeting virtually all the time!!  Session, Deacons, Committees, Stephen Ministers, Women’s Circles, Choirs, Youth Group, and more, are all meeting virtually.  You may find these online meetings through our website calendar.

I strongly encourage everyone to try these methods, as well as notes and old-school phone calls to church friends.

Worship Committee continues to create worship service videos for Sundays. We are improvising;
thank you for your encouragement as we do our best in this strange season.

THIS IS THE WORSHIP PLAN:

Sundays - Livestreams at 10:00 a.m. (Summer time schedule began June 14, 2020) http://www.oapc.net/worship/article422355.htm

At this time, the church office is officially closed; however, Lisa Whisenant, our Business Administrator, or another office staff member, will be in the office Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - noon, while appropriate. You may pick up and drop off items in the Welcome Center during this time. We strongly encourage people not to come in to the church office. You may continue to help Project HOPE provide for others . . . by dropping off pasta and rice in the Welcome Center. Ring the bell at our Park Ave. entrance for admittance. Other office staff are working remotely, and may be reached by email.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the pastors and/or church office. If you have a need, or can assist others in various ways, email: care@oapc.us.

In this time...

Please pray for the sick, the vulnerable, the doctors, nurses, and caregivers, first responders, and all those in the healing arts.

Please pray for those whose jobs (and pay) are put on hold. Please pray for anyone, especially children, who may miss meals.

Please pray for our local, state, & national leaders, as well as our Elders, Deacons, & church leaders. Please pray AGAINST the coronavirus.

Obviously, these are very strange and difficult times.  People are dying.

As followers of the living God, it is our responsibility to do everything we can to love God and love neighbor. For now, in at least one small way, that means staying apart from one another.  We can still pray.  We can still serve.  We can still speak the truth and stand up for justice. We may need to get creative, but our work is not done.  OAPC, I encourage you to take faith, be courageous, stay safe, stay home, and stay healthy.

God bless, and God have mercy.                                                                                                           Jeff Bryan