Hesed House is a center for ministry to persons who are poor and homeless. One of the services is Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS), which offers food and sleeping accommodations each night for those in need. 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. We also plan to help in preparing and serving lunch on a few dates in December through February.