We're committed to engaging in faith-growing ministry with youth and their families.
Our lives are a continuous journey of faith formation. We encourage youth to explore the many questions they encounter along the way so that God might lead them to discover meaningful, faithful answers that make sense out of their lives.
As we share in faith formation with our youth, we will use the avenues of Discipleship, Worship, Mission and Fellowship. Large group gatherings, small group sharing, service adventures, individual relationships, and partners with other groups are all ways that our youth grow in their faithful relationship to Christ.
Many of our Youth Ministry programs are made possible by Crossways, an endowment fund.
Youth, join us as we journey together!
Join us at Hero Central!
June 5-9, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Who can attend:
Ages 4 through 5th grade (Must be 4 by June 5)
5th graders will be "Vitamens" (Volunteers in Training, AMEN!)
How to volunteer:
Middle school and high school youth (6th grade and older) and adults are welcome to sign up as volunteers! Sign up here.
Visit www.orchardpark.org/vbs to register your child!
- Our camps are about friends: making new friends, rejoining old friends, and learning how to play, work, and live together as friends in Christ.
- Camp Friendly is open to all, not just members of OPPC.
- We encourage campers (especially younger children or first-time campers) to “buddy-up” and recruit a friend to come along for the fun!
- Promote spiritual growth
- Foster relationships with and through Christ
- Develop self-confidence and leadership
Youth Caravan is our annual summer mission trip for youth completing grades 8-12. Each year we travel to a new location and spend a week engaging in various mission projects including home rehab and repair, food pantry assistance, leading children’s programming, etc. The past few Caravan trips have been to South Dakota, Tennessee and Maryland. For more information about this year’s Caravan, please contact Rev. Jenni Crowley Cartee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those completing 8th grade will be invited to be confirmed as members of OPPC if they so choose.