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“Prayerfully Equipping Disciples of all Generations to be Christ’s Hands, Heart and Feet in the World”

The body of Christ is made up of God’s people of all generations. We seek to be in ministry with people in all ages and stages of life, while also valuing the many ways we can all learn and grow in our faith together across generations. Click the links above to go to a specific group.

Children

 

Faith Formation Hour on Sunday mornings at 9:45am

Children preschool-5th grade are invited to share in the WALK WITH ME lesson time with a dedicated leader and various assistants.  Hands on and interactive activities!

LOGOS Ministry

LOGOS is an after school program for grades K-12. From 4:30-7:30 on Wednesdays (September-March) Opequon comes together building relationships with Jesus and one another through recreation, worship, bible time, and meal time. (link for more information)

Annual Vacation Bible School Week

VBS is typically held in early June, SUNDAY – THURSDAY,  5 – 7:30 pm and dinner is included. VBS is open to 4 year olds through 8th grade.

G.I.F.T Events! 

GIFT stands for Generations in Faith Together.  This is an intentional time when all ages come together during the Sunday morning educational hour (9:45M) for a worthwhile time of praying, playing, eating, listening, pondering, and blessing each other. You will find yourself at a table filled with a whole lot of love.  GIFT events are held the 4th Sunday of each month.  All are welcome.

Children’s worship bags and worship bulletins for use during worship

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AREAS OR ITEMS:

Carole Witt, Director of Christian Education, dce@opequonchurch.org, 540-662-1843


Youth

Opequon PYC – Presbyterian Youth Connection

Our Youth gather most weeks during the school year to build community and grow as followers of Christ.  We explore and experience God’s love through faith, fun, and fellowship.  Relationship building is key and we invite our young people to live out their faith in action through various outreach opportunities for local mission.

PYC typically meets on Sunday afternoons from 12:30pm – 2:30pmA meal is often provided by parents and/or volunteers. Occasionally we meet at different times for special events.

Motel Ministry–Reaching out to those living in nearby Motels occurs on the FOURTH Sunday of each month from 12:30pm – 2:00pm.  Youth, parents, families, and everyone from the congregation is invited to join together as we spread hospitality to those in our neighborhood.  We take paper products, hygiene items, non-perishable foods, and sandwiches to the people we meet.

Upcoming Events

October 7-Apple Picking at 12:30-2:30pm

October 14-Youth/Young Adult Sunday Preparation at 12:30-2:30pm

October 21-Outdoor Movie Night at 6:45-9:00pm

October 28-Motel Ministry at 12:30pm

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CONTACT INFORMATION FOR YOUTH:

Director of Youth and Young Adults – Rebekah Witt at wittrc@dukes.jmu.edu


Young Adults

We seek to connect our Young Adults between the ages of 18-35 with one another and help them grow in their faith through various opportunities for Fellowship & Mission/Service.

We welcome all Young Adults in their various stages of life including young professionals, newlyweds, young parents, college students, and graduate students as we gather for monthly events. We seek to be Christ’s hands, heart, and feet through service in local mission opportunities such as helping with Motel Ministry on the Fourth Sunday of each month, writing cards through the Angel to Angel Project, and putting together care packages for college-age students.

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Upcoming Events

October 14-Youth/Young Adult Sunday Preparation at 12:30-2:30pm

Bible Study on the Second & Fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:10-6:55pm with DINNER INCLUDED!

December 2 at 8:30 & 11:00am-Youth/Young Adult Sunday

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR YOUNG ADULTS:

Director of Youth and Young Adults – Rebekah Witt – wittrc@dukes.jmu.edu


Older Adults

 

“Happy Days” – Monthly Gathering

An Older Adult group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at noon for a covered dish lunch and programs of interest and entertainment.

Trips

Trips are sponsored for older adults throughout the year to local places of interest and other attractions, shows, museums, etc.

Leadership Team

The Older Adult leadership team meets the first Monday each month for planning and discussion.


Adult Groups

Hands and Hearts

A crafting and praying small group, we are dedicated to learning about and experiencing prayer of all kinds, as well as exploring the connection between the work of our hands and the prayers of our hearts, as we create visible reminds of God’s love and care for people in our congregation.

MOO – Men of Opequon

A fellowship and service-focused group that seeks to build up one another, the church, and the community.  MOO meets monthly on the second Monday of each month for dinner at Chick-fil-A at 6:00 p.m. and at the church at 7:00 pm.

Read ’em & Reap

This small group meets to read a book and discuss the spiritual content and impact. They meet the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7pm at the home of the Tandy’s.  Contact Joelle Cafaro drhealer@gmail.com or 540.868.3170 for a list of upcoming books.

Tuesday Morning Mission

We meet on the second Tuesday of each month to make a meal and deliver it to those in our congregation and community who would benefit from a home-cooked meal. Contact Tom Tandy 540-535-1655 or tktandy@comcast.net

GLOW – GOD-Loving Opequon Women

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This is Opequon’s Women Group that meets the second Tuesday each month at 7pm in the Bageant Room at church.  All aged women come together for Devotions, Prayer, Interactive activities and conversation, Projects, and enduring Friendship as we glorify God.

Contact Carole Witt – dce@opequonchurch.com

Opequon Prays (Prayer Chain)

Prayer and support of the church family, friends, community and the world via email and phone calls. Contact Edwina Johansen opequonprays@gmail.com or 540.247.4835