The central part of OPC's mission is to encourage and equip our congregation to grow in faith through witnessing and evangelizing worldwide, equipping the church for transforming missions that reach out and helping the less fortunate, raising awareness of issues in our society that require a Christian viewpoint and response and engage ourselves in ministries of reconciliation, justice, healing and grace and living the Good News of Jesus Christ in community. We believe that God placed us here to minister to people in our neighborhoods, states, country and worldwide. OPC believes that charity begins at home and provides many opportunities that our members can support easily and without large time commitments, such as Reverse Offerings. The Reverse Offering is a convenient way for members of the
congregation to donate to local missions.
We are committed to helping our community in the following areas:
OPC reminds all healthy members of our community to give thanks for their good health by sharing it with those less fortunate, and if you able, to donate blood to those
in need of life-saving blood transfusions. Every three seconds, someone in our community needs blood. By giving blood, donors have the unique opportunity to
Hesed House: Is a center for ministry to persons who are poor and homeless. This is done in the spirit of hospitality, which includes the concept of equality and mutuality between guests and hosts. OPC is one of some 60 churches that provide volunteers one night per month.
Anyone in the congregation who has an interest in assisting those less fortunate can volunteer to help serve at Hesed House. Our Senior High Youth Group routinely serves at Hesed House. We prepare and serve food the 2nd Friday evening every other month to approximately 125 individuals. In two shifts, volunteers supervise various stations and activities from 6:30 to 11:00 PM.
Kendall County Community Food Pantry
OPC is a strong supporter of the Kendall County Community Food Pantry in their efforts to provide food and household items to low income people in Kendall County. Everyone is invited to bring canned goods and other items as announced, for the food pantry. There is a donation bin in the donation hallway at church.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels: The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest national organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 U.S. states, as well as the U.S. Territories. These local programs are our Members. OPC delivers meals to eligible seniors in our area through the Kendall County Meals on Wheels organization. The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest national organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 U.S. states, as well as the U.S. Territories. These local programs are our Members. OPC delivers meals to eligible seniors in our area through the Kendall County Meals on Wheels organization.
Salvation Army Angel Tree:
Due to taking measures of COVID, the Missions Team will announce activities and how to support those activities! Salvation Army Angel Tree.