Oak Ridge Presbyterian cares for its members and visitors in many ways. Pastor Marti and members of the congregation provide hospital and home visitation. Deacons take flowers to those who have lost a family member on All Saints Day. We offer workshops to support mental and physical health. Our choir sings in local retirement and care facilities. Members of the congregation pray with and for one another. Our Prayer Team prays daily for specific congregational prayer concerns
Pastoral care is the way we live out God’s love to each other in daily living: sharing joys and sorrows, supporting in times of stress and need, and caring during times of birth, sickness, and death. God taught us to love people in all of life’s circumstances in the church and beyond. If you have an immediate pastoral care need, please contact Pastor Marti Reed Hazelrigg.
Our deacons are here to care for you. In addition to assisting with funerals, our deacons also serve as a close point of contact for church visitors and helping our congregation connect. Deacons work closely with staff to support those who submit prayer requests. In addition, deacons carry out a card writing ministry for joys, concerns, and prayers. Questions about the Diaconate? Connect our Director of Community Connections, Sherri Rhyne.
The ORPC Prayer Ministry is ready to serve God and God’s people through confidential, dedicated prayer. If you have a prayer request, please contact the church. Due to the sensitive nature of prayer requests, please seek permission from the person you are requesting prayers for prior to submitting their confidential needs.
Mental Health and Wellness Resources
Mental Health affects thought processes, relationships, productivity, and the ability to adapt to changes in circumstances or cope with adversity. We believe it is important to talk openly about mental wellness and mental health challenges. God is with us in the darkest of storms, even if we can’t feel God’s presence. ORPC is committed to supporting and discussing how we can support people of all ages who face mental health challenges.
NAMI - Guilford County
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental health challenges. NAMI Guilford strives to act as the community hub for information relating to local resources and services for the friends and families of individuals living alongside a mental health condition, as well as, the individuals themselves. https://namiguilford.org/
ORPC hosts a weekly meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. It meets on our campus on Wednesdays from 7:30pm-8:30pm. Open meetings are available for anyone to attend; masks are no longer required, but there is plenty of coffee to be shared. You can find out more information through NC District 23 at https://www.nc23.org/meetings