God has given us the exciting privilege and responsibility to GO for Him. This starts in our neighborhoods, moves outward to all over Pulaski County, the U.S., and throughout the world.
Our goal is to make a difference in people's lives, build long-term relationships and partnerships, and share the Gospel with everyone, everywhere.
We are establishing relationships locally, nationally, and internationally that we are committed to serving with through prayer, resources, service projects, and mission trips.
Current Mission Opportunities
Operation Christmas Child
Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to more than 168 million children in over 100 countries and territories. Your family is encouraged to join in as we partner with Samaritan’s Purse in sharing the life-changing Good News of Jesus. A small shoebox can teach a child about the love of God, lead him or her to faith in Christ, inspire pastors, and plant new churches. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out is eternal. Be a part of changing lives through the power of a simple gift. Each shoebox costs $9 to ship, so please include a personal check made payable to Samaritan's Purse. Boxes will be collected through November 15.
What's New This Year?
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted so much this year but our friends at Samaritan's Purse have made it easier than ever to build a shoebox right from the convenience of your home. Click here to build a shoebox online. (Every box counts toward our church's goal of 100 gift-filled shoeboxes!)
Donate Online to Our OCC Ministry
You may prefer to just make a donation to this ministry. These funds are used to purchase items for shoeboxes and to offset shipping costs. You can visit our Online Giving page, and just be sure to select 'Operation Christmas Child' to make sure it gets to the correct budget area.
Backpack Food Program
for Cato Elementary
Did you know that 24% of Arkansas children have limited access to adequate food? Did you know that Arkansas ranks 2nd in the nation for very low food security? Backpack food programs provide nutritious, non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food to children to ensure they get enough food on weekends and holidays to avoid hunger when they can’t depend on school meals. One of our local schools provides weekend meals for approximately 30 children each week. Food items need to be easily prepared/microwaved by the children, as many have limited assistance during meal times.
Please bring any donated food items to the church foyer. If you need a list of suggestions, please contact the church office.
We need 2 or 3 people per week to help pass out popsicles and Gatorade to the Sylvan Hills Football team on Tuesday evenings from 5:45 - 7:30 p.m.. To maintain proper Covid-19 protocol, we are asking volunteers to sign up for specific dates. Click HERE to volunteer.