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Service Opportunities

Every Disciple Has a Call

Each year during Lent  we spend time reflecting on who God is and who we are called to be. As part of EDHAC we are also challenged to consider where we are being called to serve and share our many gifts. These forms are available by clicking here for you to review and pray over. We hope you will complete a form and share with us where you are currently serving, and where you sense you are being led to serve. You may also complete this form online here. If you are not able to bring your form to worship on March 29, please return it to the Church Office as soon thereafter as possible.

Great Day of Service, Sat., March 28, 2020, 8:00 a.m., gather in the Sanctuary.
Click here to view and sign up for projects.
***Click here for a video link to excerpts of our 2019 Great Day of Service.***

Bring your family and join in fun, fellowship, and service to our church and our neighbors. Clean the Sanctuary, work in the HOPE Garden, spread pine needles around our campus, cook for the Hunger Outreach Program or Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen, and other opportunities. 

Family Promise
OAPC has hosted families for over 12 years! Be a part of this incredible ministry . . . 

Our 2020 Family Promise Hosting Weeks: (Feb. 16-23, May 10-17, Aug. 2-9, Oct. 25-Nov. 1) We'd love for you to help us welcome our guests! Sign up here online.

Volunteer as:
Set-up team member (Sunday/ noon-12:30 p.m.)
Meal provider (6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.),
Evening host (6-9:00 p.m.), or
Overnight host (9:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m.)
Re-set team member (Sunday/ 9-9:30 a.m.)

To volunteer, please contact our coordinator:  Misti Shelton misti.horton@yahoo.com
News from Family Promise of York County is available here

Hunger Outreach Program (HOP)

To view a video of hor the Hunger Outreach Program is impacting our community, click here.

1st Sunday afternoon of each month (Sept.-May). Teams of 8-10 people clean up, cook, pack, and deliver meals for our neighbors who live off of Saluda Street, Heckle Bypass, and Blackmon Road. Participants may serve in approximately 1-2 hour shifts between 10:30-4:00 p.m.

If you're looking for a way to help your neighbors, and model generosity and compassion to your children, this is an excellent opportunity. The packing of meals begins at 11:00 a.m. and delivery of meals involves taking prepared, bagged meals to a specific list of names and addresses. Split into 5 routes, it should only take 45 minutes - 1 hour to deliver. If you have questions, please reach out to Connie Matthews: cfsmith520@gmail.com (packing), or Sharon Lee: 803-517-8538 or: shlee@rhmail.org (delivery.) If you'd like to assist with cooking or in the kitchen, please contact Mary Scheper: mbscheper1@gmail.com.

HOP Sign Up Genius link for packing and delivery for the year, click here.

Habitat for Humanity, 2020 Faith Build -- May 9

Each year OAPC helps support Habitat through a Faith Build and encouraging participants to be a part of the Women's Build.  As dates come available, we will post them here and in our other church publications.

  • 2020 Workday not determined. Contact George Sawyer, 803-371-2524, to work, or to provide lunch, water, or snacks, or for more information.
  • Sign up in the Church Welcome Center closer to the workday.

Red Cross Blood Drives, Activities Center, 504 Oakland Ave., 2-6:30 p.m.

We host quarterly Red Cross Blood Drives, usually on the first Monday of March, June, September, and December. Next dates: June 8, Sept. 21, and Dec. 7, 2020. We need donors, hosts, and snack providers. Hosts work a 1.5 hour shift greeting people and serving snacks. Drop off cookies and/or bread or fruit, by the morning of the drive, to the Church Office.
COVID-19 Notice -- Because a number of our regular volunteers are in the "at risk" category, during this season we need additional assistance checking in our guests and serving snacks. 
To volunteer, please contact our coordinator: Chris Williamson, click here.

Click here for American Red Cross Safety Precautions due to COVID-19.

STAR Tutors
To see a video of how the STAR Program is impacting our community, click here
Each Fall we kick-off a new year of tutoring and continue our relationship with Ebenezer Elementary School and Winthrop University. After the year starts, classroom teachers select children for the program and Winthrop teaching fellows and our OAPC volunteers are trained. We need adults to work with the children on Thursdays from 2:15-4:00 p.m.

Each year we also need bus drivers to take children home after the program.  If you are between the ages of 25-65 and are available from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Thursdays, we would appreciate your assistance with this program as a regular driver or substitute.

To volunteer, please contact: Barb Penny, bpenny@comporium.net.

Yarn and Thread Ministries

Learn more about our knitting, prayer shawls, prayer quilts and prayer squares by clicking here. In 2019, this was expanded to include a Sewing Group. Please contact Martee Patton: mcpatton@comporium.net, or 803-517-1669, if you are interested in learning to sew and quilt with this group. 
 

Last Published: October 12, 2020 1:44 PM