Schedule Changes

Schedule Changes

As Regathering phases change, and in-person events may be added to our schedule,
please check the interactive calendar on our website for updates.

MANY OAPC ACTIVITIES (on campus and in-person meetings) are SUSPENDED until further notice. Most groups continue to meet virtually.

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

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

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 11:00 a.m. http://www.oapc.net/worship/article422355.htm

As of Sept. 8, the Church Office resumed regular hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

To reduce traffic into the main office, many items may be picked up in the Welcome Center.
All individuals wanting to be in any of the OAPC buildings must follow these guidelines:
• Do not attend an in-person gathering if you are sick or are showing symptoms of any illness.
• Follow social distancing guidelines and stay at least 6-feet apart during gatherings.
• Wear a cloth face covering that covers your nose and mouth in public settings (applies to all individuals over the age of 2).
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

For the Guidelines from the Task Force on Regathering, as updated by OAPC's Session
on Aug. 17, go to: www.oapc.link/Regathering-phases.

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.
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.                                                                                                      Pastor Jeff Bryan