Dave shares his experience serving at the Chapel, including the opportunities he has had with the youth from his church and with teens on the boardwalk. “The teaching at the Chapel is definitely Gospel-centered. It’s speaking the truth to others, and the need to speak it in love. Not argumentative, not from a place above them because we’re sinners just
by Molly Rose Youth Group Leader, Covenant OPC, Orland Park, IL “Once a king or queen in Narnia,” Pastor Jim Zozzaro quipped as we stood around a makeshift dining table in a dingy screened-in back patio for our Friday night debrief. “Everyone who visits is forever part of the Chapel family.” And so it has felt to me. For five years, the
River of Life Food Pantry: How One Church Is Serving the Needy in Jesus’ Name by Pastor Bill Slack The River of Life Food Pantry has been a part of our diaconal ministry practically since the church began. It has evolved over the years from an occasional ministry to its present form, serving the community twice a month on the
by Trish Duggan, Communication Coordinator, OPC Short-Term Missions and Disaster Response (From our April, 2020 STORM Report) Our usual April issue of conveying the plans and excitement for short-term mission trips are in many ways, not the same this year; it just can’t be. Although some teams are still prayerfully planning summer work, some have made the very tough decision
How Can You Pray for Our Missionaries? As some of our fields anticipate not being able to welcome teams and friends this summer as they normally do, would you commit to pray for each of our missionaries? Feel free to use the schedule below, if you find it helpful: Week of April 22: for the Boardwalk Chapel as they prepare for
Thanks to the Coronavirus, we’re all facing many unknowns. How thankful we can be for Christ’s perfect knowledge of the future! We are not sure what the OPC short-term mission trip landscape will be in 2020, but we continue to work with mission fields on plans. If your summer is now a big question mark, too, hang with us! We
It would be difficult to measure the full impact of David Haney’s service to the OPC in these important areas, not to mention the countless other roles in which he served but are not included here, through which he became so widely known and respected throughout the denomination . . .
A link to the current issue of the Mercy Minute newsletter for deacons can be found here…