Having fun together

At ORUCC, we give high priority to welcoming all who come our way, offering hospitality, love and care to one another, making meaningful intergenerational connections with one another, and having fun together!

The Ministry of Congregational Life seeks to accomplish these things through events and groups like these: 

Chili Cook-Off; College Care Packages; Game Nights; Men’s Group; Movie Group; OVER 55 (luncheons and programs;) Party Gras; Potluck & Poetry; Sundae Sunday; Welcome Brunches; Welcome Back BBQ; Women’s Book Group; and Worship & Work Luncheons.

We are working to be proactive in providing ways for members to engage with our community as COVID-19 continues to affect us.

Below are photos of what our congregational life looks like during COVID-19, mixed with graphics that we think are helpful during this time.

Fall cleanup day and final harvest for the 2020 season! On average, about 1000 lbs of vegetables are harvested each season for the pantry. So incredible!

Our all-season Monday morning walking group braves the cold to gather for fellowship in October.

So thankful for the Landscaping Gift Mission Team: Jane Ilgen, Greg Louden, Dave Meyers, Doug Piper, Joyce Pohl, Bruce Olsen, Barb Olson and Jon Blanchard (Resources Chair) and for Tim Andrews doing such an amazing job.

Our wonderful book discussion group meets on the backyard patio.

A meditation gathering in the garden on a beautiful August morning.

These gorgeous lilies are blooming in one of our gardens. “Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these” (Luke 12:27).

Thanks to the crew clearing landscaping rocks!

We are all able to step into this role with love and compassion.

ORUCC Women’s Book Group discusses “Night of Miracles” by Elizabeth Berg.

Face masks made at a 2020 Tie Dye Party for visitors to use if they had forgotten their own.

Congratulations to our graduating high school seniors!

Our parking lot served as a COVID-19 testing site.

Just some food for thought.

Now is the time!

A blessing of a face mask shared with members.

A colorful reminder for our members.

We have found this helpful.

Members of our congregation have made and donated masks in 2020.