Children's Special Events
Sunday, August 27
All children, youth, and school employees are invited to bring their backpack to worship on August 27th to receive a blessing, a backpack tag, and a sticker with this year's back-to-school theme "Together."
Community Hymn Sing
Join your voice in song on October 1st as we celebrate music in an intergenerational gathering of faith communities from around Oak Ridge as we sing our favorite hymns. There is joy and community found through music, and ORPC is excited to make a joyful noise! More details coming soon.
October of Outreach
KidsMin Small Groups
ORPC will engage in a limited-time four week small group ministry over the first four Sundays of October! For four Sundays in October (10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22), small groups will gather around the church campus for an hour after worship (11:15am-12:15pm). Each small group has an awesome topical theme based around service and ways to engage in scripture, so you can find a way to connect no matter your interests! There are two groups specifically for children, and there are five more groups that are for youth and adults. Sign up here for the small group you want to join!
Outreach 101 – PreK-2nd grade service small group
Good & Faithful – 3rd-5th grade service small group
Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 22
Every year, ORPC hosts an annual Trunk or Treat for the surrounding community! Bring your empty candy baskets and best Halloween costume for games, activities, crafts, snacks, and more in the church’s parking lot and back field. ORPC also needs adults to sign up (closer to October) to bring a decorated trunk and hand out candy!
Day of Service
At ORPC’s annual Day of Service, the entire congregation is invited to sign up (coming soon) to serve at one of our partner organizations. After an intergenerational meal (and the annual congregation photo), groups go out into the community to engage in service. At least one site will be specifically for KidsMin (although kids are allowed at any of the other sites as well). T-shirts will be sold with all proceeds going to support local nonprofits. More information coming soon!
Children’s Choir & Liturgical Dance Group
Leads in Worship: 12/10
Rehearsal after worship: 11/12, 11/26, 12/3
Our children’s choir will help lead in worship toward the end of the spring. Rehearsal happens after church in the Sanctuary during the weeks leading up to Sunday leading worship. The choir is led by our Director of Music, Mary, and is open to children of all ages and abilities. No experience required! There is often also opportunity to use instruments, such as chimes, drum, or rhythm instruments or dance in ORPC’s liturgical dance group led by Kristin Skordahl, too! Click here to learn more about music for young people at ORPC.