Beginning November 1, to accommodate the time change, and changing light, our outdoor, in-person, Sunday evening prayer service will take place at 4:00pm in OPCC Main Courtyard. We have not yet reached "capacity," in any of our gatherings, and so offer the open invitation to whoever would like to join us.
Johnson County continues to be in “the red zone,” many of our children continue to school from home, and scientists and health experts are still very concerned about uncontrolled community spread. OPCC’s addition of an in-person option does not change the danger of this virus or your own personal risk factors. Please remember this.
We realize that many will not be ready at this time to return to an in-person gathering, and we honor your decision and support you completely. OPCC will continue to offer a virtual worship option on Sunday mornings at 10:30am. This virtual worship option will be available on our website, on our Facebook page, and over the phone (dial 913-299-9002). The Sunday morning virtual worship option will continue to be our main worship experience and offer a fuller worship experience. The Sunday evening prayer service is in addition to the Sunday morning experience, with a different format and focus. Sunday evening will include communion.
When any of us begin to participate regularly in a faith community we take on a certain covenant with one another, to respect and love one another the way Christ teaches us. We celebrate this unspoken covenant with one another each and every time we share in communion. Participating in an in-person faith experience in the midst of a global pandemic means we are engaging in an expanded covenant with one another. Please read this covenant here. This covenant of behavior is designed to extend God’s compassionate care to all who are part of our community. If you plan to return to OPCC in any capacity, please read the covenant on the reverse side of this letter. By returning to our building, indoors or outdoors, you are demonstrating your agreement to each of the principals and actions outlined in this covenant.
Blessings and perseverance,
Rev. Laura Ann Phillips, and The Leadership of Overland Park Christian Church