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 12th 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. Meets in the Grand St. Center, North Room. Led by Jean Ann Duckworth.
Joyful Noise Choir
Sundays  |  11:15 am  |  Sanctuary
 

Our Children’s Choir is now rehearsing again! (except Sundays where we have special events). We’ll continue to learn songs and learn about music with games like music twister, music jenga, music busted and music bingo. There will even be mini-piano lessons for kids that are interested. Feel free to spread the word to the community – all children are welcome! E-mail Caitlin Giusta for more information.

 
Flagship
Friday  |  September 13th  |  6:00 pm  |  McAulay Hall 
 
A magical year for FLAGSHIP begins. We have a fantastic new caterer and for $12 you will be delighted. Everyone is welcome! We are pleased and honored to have JOHNNY ACE PALMER and his incredible show! You will see the art of magic in its heightened form. His work has been honored by the Academy of Magical Arts and the awards go on and on. Out of the Top 10 Commercial Magicians, he was rated #1: TV, Disney, Library of Congress and again, on and on, he is the best. He keeps a great balance with family, church and work. An RSVP is required for this event. 
 
Introducing FPCO Contemporary
Sundays  |  Beginning September 15th  |  10:00 am  |  Flippen Chapel
 
Led by Chris Dickens and Shane Costa, both Vanguard University graduates, our new contemporary service is an addition to our Sunday morning program. Our Contemporary service promises a worship experience geared more towards young families and college students looking for a church home. Of course everyone is welcome, and our Traditional service will continue as ever for those who prefer the familiarity of hymns, choral music and a traditional liturgy. The great part is whichever service you attend you will still have the opportunity to send your kids to our awesome Kid’s Cove, enjoy fellowship together, and attend Pastor Winston’s Faith & Practice class at 11:20 am!
Family Movie Night
Friday  |  September 20th  |  6:00 pm  |  McAulay Hall 
 
Come watch the movie WALL-E (rated G) with us! Pizza, candy and popcorn will be served, so bring your blankets and camping chairs! We will also have large cardboard boxes for the kids to decorate and watch their movie in! All are welcome.
Lydia Circle
Saturday  |  September 21st  |  10:00 am  |  McAulay Hall Conference Rm.
 
Lydia Circle begins again this month. Our 3rd Saturday study for this year will be from the book Love Carved in Stone by Eugenia A. Gamble: What would it mean to consider the Ten Commandments not as a harsh list of what not to do but, instead, as a “love letter” from a loving God? A fresh embrace of the Ten Commandments (or Words), may ultimately contribute to the restoration of ourselves and our communities and the furthering of the gospel in the world. “Moral behavior matters, not simply because immoral actions can anger or disappoint God, but because principled behavior is how love becomes real, both toward God and in community.” Love Carved in Stone is a Bible study that helps us reframe the way we look at and live in the world. Come see what Women Connected’s Circle group is all about. 
Book Club
Wednesday  |  September 25th  |  11:30 am  |  Flippen Chapel
 
For September we are reading Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly: Caroline Ferriday is a former Broadway actress and liaison to the French consulate whose life is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939 – and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, sinks deeper into her role as a courier for the underground resistance movement. In Germany, Herta Oberheuser, a young doctor, answers an ad for a government medical position – only to find herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power. The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents, as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten. Please join us in Flippen Chapel with a sack lunch and participate in an interesting book discussion.
 
Bridge
Wednesday  |  September 25th  |  1:00 pm  |  Flippen Chapel
 
Join your fellow gamers for fun, dessert and refreshments. $2. Friends, neighbors and relatives welcome!
 
Worship & Picnic
Sunday  |  October 20th  |  From 10:00 am  |  McAulay Hall / Courtyard 

We are planning a picnic and everyone is invited! Bring family, friends, kids, neighbors – all are welcome! Come Worship with us from 10am at either our Traditional or Contemporary service and stay for Fellowship & Food! Your kids will have an awesome time at our Kid’s Cove (Nursery thru 5th Grade) while you worship, before we all re-group for a great time together! Whether you are a regular attendee or maybe looking for a new church home, we encourage you to participate with us!