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: 
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!
Contact Leanne Strommen for more info on our Tuesday programs.
Lydia Circle
Saturday  |  January 20th  |  10:00 am  |  E101
Lydia Circle is our monthly Bible study for women which runs from September – June. This year we are studying from the book Cloud of Witnesses: The Community of Christ in Hebrews, by Melissa Bane Sevier.
Book Club
Wednesday  |  January 24th  |  11:30 am  |  E107
In January, the Book Club will be discussing Brigid of Kildare by Heather Terrell:
Rich in historical detail, Terrell’s mesmerizing novel is the story of the revolutionary Saint Brigid and the discovery of the oldest illuminated manuscript in the annals of the Church, a manuscript that contains an astonishing secret history. 
Fifth-century Ireland: Brigid is Ireland’s first and only female priest and bishop. Followers flock to her Kildare abbey and scriptorium. Hearing accounts of Brigid’s power, the Church deems her a threat and sends Decius, a Roman priest and scribe, on a secret mission to collect proof of Brigid’s heresy. As Decius records the unorthodox practices of Brigid and her abbey, he becomes intrigued by her. When Brigid assigns Decius a holy task-to create the most important and sacred manuscript ever made-he finds himself at odds with his original mission and faces the most difficult decision of his life.
Modern day: Alexandra Patterson, an appraiser of medieval relics, has been summoned to Kildare to examine a reliquary box believed to belong to Saint Brigid. Hidden within the sacred box is the most beautiful illuminated manuscript Alex has ever seen. But even more extraordinary is the contents of the manuscript’s vellum pages, which may have dire repercussions for the Catholic Church and could very well rewrite the origins of Christianity.
In February we will be reading The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Please join us in The Lion’s Den (E107) for lunch and then an interesting book discussion.
Bridge
Wednesday  |  January 24th  |  1:00 pm-4:00 pm  |  E101
Join your fellow gamers for fun, dessert and refreshments. $2. Friends, neighbors and relatives welcome!
Health Screenings
Sunday  |  January 28th  |  11:00 am  |  McAulay Hall
Susan Johnson, RN, BSN, PHN, will measure blood pressures for parishioners during our once-a-month health screenings.
Women Connected General Meeting
Saturday  |  February 3rd  |  10:00 am  |  McAulay Hall
Lent: A Season of Hope? In a difficult year for many on both personal and public levels, how will we enter the season of Lent? What we need is a word of HOPE! Do we dare seek hope in this season? Is there hope in the season itself or does it lie solely in the Easter event we know is coming? Join us as we dare to hope; grappling with the meaning of Lent in our lives today – in this time and in this place. We’ll begin to prepare our hearts for the upcoming Lenten season led by Rev. Judy Yates Siker, an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church; and a professor in New Testament and Christian Origins at Loyola Marymount University in LA.