We're doing everything we can to make sure that our various ministries, especially outreach ministries can continue. We have suspended in person worship and church fellowship functions so that we can continue our outreach ministries as long as possible.
If you are experiencing a high level of anxiety, and need more resources, please visit some of these resources that have put together helpful information.
- Visit the NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) website.
- The Shine App has also put together some resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.
- The local KC NPR station, KCUR, has provided 7 Tips For Managing Coronavirus Anxiety From A Kansas City Mental Health Expert
12 Step Groups
If you attend a 12-Step Group at OPCC we have a couple options.
First, we have provided some links below for existing online/telehealth groups.
Second, If you are a leader of one of the groups that meets at OPCC regularly, please contact Rev. Laura if you are interested in setting up a standing conference call for your group through Zoom. You can use the church's Zoom account for up to 100 people at a time so that your individual group can continue to meet.
Online AA Meetings (including links to specific groups like ASL meetings, LGBTQIA+ friendly meetings, and more.)
Online AA Meetings with ASL interpreters
Electronic Al-Anon Meetings
Online NA Meetings
COSA Online Meetings
Phone/VOIP and Email Meetings for SA
Telemeetings for SAA
Online and Telephone Meetings for SLAA
Food Pantry & IHN
We are still planning to host our OPCC Food Pantry on Saturday March 28, as food banks are considered essential. IT WILL BE MODIFIED, and will be transferred to a mobile drive-through pantry.
If you are able to volunteer and help pre-package our food, please contact our OPCC Office by email to let them know you are available for this volunteer opportunity.
If you are a client who will be coming to our food pantry, please enter our north parking lot off Conser Street near Marty Pool. PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR. You can line up in order of arrival and we will distribute food directly to your car, preferably in your trunk or through a back window if necessary.
We will still require the same identifying information, but this is only for documentation purposes for Harvester's.
Interfaith Hospitality Network is still hosting clients in need, though clients will be hosted in one specific church for the next 8 weeks.
Host churches (like OPCC) will still provide meals on the week that they were originally scheduled.
If you are an IHN volunteer for OPCC, please contact Barb C. to discuss needs for hosting IHN during this time.