I am writing you today to let you know some of
the things going on within our church. A couple weeks ago John Gaska informed
us that he and Penny will be moving to Florida at the close of the school year.
This will result in the vacancy of a trustee for OCC. Normally, this position
would be able to be filled in October. However, we will need to re-sign the
loan at the bank in April. Because
trustees are filled by congregational vote, we will be having a brief congregational
meeting after the service on March the 7th to approve the new
Last week one of the furnaces gave up. It had
served our building for 27 years and has been put to rest and a new system has
been put in its place. An air scrubber has
also been installed in this new furnace, that should kill mold and viruses
including influenza and COVID. During the process of replacing this unit, we
learned that the new model year furnace will be taking a significant jump in
price. Significant being, approximately a 40 percent increase. We were offered
a package to replace the rest of the heating and cooling systems in the church
building and also in the AMP building at the lower prices. After considering
options, we will be getting the new units installed in the next few weeks. An
air scrubber will also be installed in each of the units going in the church
building. We consider this to be a blessing.
We are expecting to see a significant savings in our energy cost due to
the upgrade in efficiency of the new units.
At OCC we love children and
are committed to teaching them about Jesus and the Bible. We are also committed
to creating a safe environment for your children. Children are welcome to
attend worship with their parents for the entire service or they are invited to
participate in the children’s class. Following is information about our Sunday
morning children’s programming.
At our 10 am service on
Sunday, children will start out with their families in the sanctuary until
right before the sermon. As the sermon
begins, children will be dismissed for their class. Children K -5th
grade will walk to the lobby, where Mrs. Brenda will greet them and lead them
downstairs to their class.
Class location is in the dining
area in the basement. There are tables
set up, 6 feet apart. Children in the
same family will sit together.
At the end of service, during
announcements, the last slide/announcement will indicate someone in your family
should go downstairs prior to the last song to pick up your child. This will
assist parents to get their children in a safe manner.
Masks - While masks will be
encouraged, they will not be required.
Preschoolers – As we navigate
through this COVID season and re-start our children’s program, we are currently
unable to host a preschool specific class.
If families would like their preschooler to attend the children’s class,
we ask that an adult or older child in the family accompany their preschooler
during the entire class time.
Nursery – Our nursery room is open for parents who need a place to be with their babies,
toddlers, or preschoolers. A volunteer staffed nursery is not currently
Owensville Christian Church
Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,
Due to hazardous road conditions, Services have been cancelled for January 2, 2022.