MISSION - CENTRAL TO OUR CHURCH
Service is an important part of Ocean View Presbyterian's view of being part of Christ's church - To that end, our church family is very involved in local, national, and international mission. These mission projects take various forms; face-to-face interaction with the community, participation in church-wide projects, and monetary giving. Below are just a few examples of our outreach.
OVPC is supporting PC(USA) Mission Co-worker Rev. Dr. Karla Ann Koll, who is serving as Professor of Church History, Mission and Religion at the Latin American Biblical University (UBL) in San Jose., Costa Rica. UBL is an accredited ecumenical university that offers programs in Biblical Studies and Theology. It prepares students from throughout Latin America and the Caribbean for service in the church and their communities. Rev. Koll is helping UBL students into a deeper understanding of their faith in Christ and for working in God’s mission in ways that transform lives and communities. Karla’s work at UBL also gives her the opportunity to “help Presbyterians in the United States to be drawn to greater commitment to work in God’s mission for the fullness of life for all.”
For more information about Rev. Koll please click here.
Karla's Monthly Prayer Letter. Please click on the issue you would like to view. April 2017
Advent 2017 Prayer Letter
Known to us as just 'The Pyle Center' we support their community food pantry by having a basket in the back of the sanctuary as a permanent fixture so our members and visitors can drop off non-perishable foods as they come to worship. Monetary contributions are also accepted.
Renaissance Center Hymn Sing
Every month a group of members joins the patients in the Alzheimer's wing of the Renaissance Rehabilitation Center for a hymn sing. It's a joyous time for all as we worship together through song and an experience that we certainly carry with us when we leave.
In addition to the hymn sing, the Deacons also send greeting cards signed by the congregation and visit patients that have no family and participate pizza parties, and celebrations hosted by the center.
Milford Housing Development Corporation
We work with MHDC to offer home repair to qualified individuals. The projects vary in size and complexity just as our experience and talents do but 'Herbs Gang' is always available to help.
Costa Rica Mission Project
Costa Rica UBL Learning Tour