Fellowship & Events

Our Deacon / Congregational Life committee is dedicated to providing fun and exciting social activities within the life of our church. Activities include movie and game nights, karaoke nights, trips to Angels games, regional day trips and so much more. They are supported by our long-term groups: Flagship, Windjammers and Women Connected, who together provide activities for all ages of adults. Contact the church office for more information.

Forthcoming Events: 
Holy Week Services & Events
March 25th – April 1st
Palm Sunday Worship Service & Brunch: March 25th, from 10:00 am, Sanctuary & McAulay Hall
We mark the beginning of Holy Week in Worship, followed by a Brunch immediately afterwards put on by the Deacon-Congregational Life (DCL) committee. All friends and family are joyfully invited.
Maundy Thursday Agape Feast: March 29th, 6:00 pm, McAulay Hall:
Join us for a traditional meal and time of fellowship that honors the last supper and God’s love for all. Communion will also be served.
Good Friday Worship Service: March 30th, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary:
This special service of reflection will prepare us for the Easter Vigil and the joyful resurrection of Easter Day.
Easter Sunday Worship Service, followed by our Family Festival: April 1st, from 10:00 am, Sanctuary, Courtyard & McAulay Hall:
Celebrate the resurrection of our Lord with our Sanctuary choir and professional musicians, accompanying our liturgy with arrangements of familiar hymns and anthems. Food, fellowship, easter-egg hunting, a petting zoo and crafts will provide entertainment during our FREE Family Festival following the service.

*Childcare will be provided during all Worship services.*

Tuesday Nights

Tuesdays  |  6:00 pm  |  Church campus

Tuesday Night Together (TNT), 6:00 pm – TNT is a program designed specifically for adults who are developmentally challenged. We prepare a home-cooked meal, teach a developmentally appropriate Bible Study, participate in the TNT choir, and create meaningful friendships and personal relationships with God. Meets in McAulay Hall. Contact Liz Calvo for further information.

OP Youth, 6:30 pm – Bring your middle-schoolers to us! Fun, Friends, Sillyness, Bible Study and more! Every week for 6th to 8th Grades in the Chapel, led by Sarah Tannas.
Empowered by the Word Women’s Bible Study, 6:30 pm – Our weekly women’s Bible study has changed in name only! Childcare is available for this class upon request. 
Empowered by the Word
Tuesdays  |  Thru March 27th  |  6:30 pm  |  Grand St. Center, N. Rm
Join Jean Ann Duckworth and the Empowered Women Bible Study for a series of Lenten devotions now through Easter, with a study from her book titled “Now What Am I Going to Do?”
Book Club
Wednesday  |  February 28th  |  11:30 am  |  E107
Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love. As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements. Please join us in The Lion’s Den (E107) for lunch and then an interesting book discussion.
Wednesday  |  February 28th  |  1:00 pm  |  E101
Join your fellow gamers for fun, dessert and refreshments. $2. Friends, neighbors and relatives welcome!
Friday  |  March 9th  |  6:00 pm  |  McAulay Hall
Getting to Know Bruce Scott: Come learn all about our Facilities Facilitator and have your most burning questions answered about the workings of the FPCO campus. We’ll also explain why Easter falls on April Fool’s Day! Dinner will be a Baked Potato Bar with green cupcakes for dessert, (St. Patty’s Day is coming!) for $5.
SRTF Town Hall Meeting
Sunday  |  March 11th  |  11:00 am  |  Sanctuary
The congregation is invited to attend a special presentation about the status of the Site Redevelopment project at FPCO. Any questions that you have about the project should be directed to John Fotch at jrfotch@reagan.com and will be answered and addressed at the meeting, following the presentation.
Family Ministries – Book Study for Parents
3rd Sundays  |  Beginning March 18th  |  11:15 am  |  E101
The Blessing of a Skinned Knee – a book study for parents.
About the book…Internationally known clinical psychologist and lecturer Wendy Mogel’s sage reflections on raising children in a world where entitlement and competition abound, have struck a chord with thousands of readers. In a culture whose values are often at odds with the ones parents wish to uphold and instill, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee points the way to raising self-reliant, compassionate and ethical children. Purchase your book and read chapters one and two before the first class. Childcare will be provided but please bring a snack for your kiddos.
Palm Sunday Brunch
Sunday  |  March 25th  |  11:00 am  |  McAulay Hall
Did you know the day you turn the calendar at the end of March, the next day is Easter? That means Palm Sunday is on the last Sunday in March. Holy Week begins and what better way to begin the week than attending the Palm Sunday Brunch directly after the worship service! We hope you will all come and enjoy the food as well as this special time of fellowship.