OCC Membership

OCC Membership

A common question that is asked (or should be asked) is, “How do I become a member of the church?” The short and best answer is this: if you are a Christian, you are already a member of God’s family, the church. There is no such thing as a...

Looking Back at 2013 and Ahead to 2014

This amazing verse was a part of my devotions through Psalms recently and is fitting while  I was thinking back on 2013:          Ps. 65:11, “You crown your year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.” There’s nothing really magical about the...

Creeds, Confessions & Catechisms

On Sunday, August 25,  in my sermon Church Building, I illustrated that the Christian church has benefitted greatly over the years by the various creeds, confessions and catechisms found within it’s history. Someone told me afterward that I had defined all three and...

Winning Soup Recipes

On March 3, 2013, we had our annual fundraiser for our elementary kids going to Hume Lake. This year’s theme was a soup and stew cook off. Thanks to these winning recipes and the other great soups and stews featured, we raised over $600 for camp. Here are your...

Thinking of Church

I just got back from vacation – a great time of rest and fun with my family. However, as  a pastor, I never stop being a pastor – even on vacation. Ministry is kind of that way. As a pastor, I missed my church family at OCC. As I was on vacation enjoying...