We are providing Easter meals to people in our community who are struggling financially. People will receive a bag of food that includes ham, potatoes, dinner rolls, corn, green beans, macaroni and cheese, fruit, butter, and cookies. We apologize that we can NO LONGER ACCEPT REQUESTS FOR EASTER MEAL BAGS OR SINGLE-SERVE MEALS as we have maxed out the quantity we can prepare and store.
        Here are ways that you can be involved in helping our church serve our community in Jesus’ name:

       1) Donate $35 for the purchase of everything included in the Easter Meal bag which will feed an entire family.

       2) Donate $12 for the purchase of a single-serve meal.


        The cookie bakers have responded, and our volunteer roster is full-- THANK YOU!

        If you would like to donate, CLICK HERE, on the OC App, or stop by Connection Point.


  • EASTER EGG HUNT—SATURDAY, APRIL 1 - We will hold our annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Otterbein Recreation Park (13375 Welty Road) on Saturday, Apr. 1 beginning promptly at 11:00 a.m. (NOTE: This is the week before Easter). The hunt is for children Grade 5 and under. This year we will have over 18,000 eggs. Click HERE to invite a friend.
  • PALM SUNDAY WEEKEND—APRIL 1-2 - Join us on Palm Sunday weekend for a special Easter celebration that will include our adult choir, worship team, children’s dance ministry, and a message by Pastor Mike. The Saturday evening service begins at 6:30 p.m. Children’s ministry is available for children birth-preschool. We will have our regular schedule on Sunday morning 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m. Click HERE to invite a friend.
  • COMMUNION SERVICE—THURSDAY, APRIL 6 - On Thursday, April 6, we will have two communion services (6:00 & 7:30 p.m.) in the Worship Center. Nursery and preschool ministries will be provided at 6:00 p.m. Both services are identical and will last approximately 60 minutes. The service will include an intimate time of worship and reflection as we focus on Jesus’ death and share communion.
  • EASTER WEEKEND—APRIL 8-9 - We will have a Saturday evening service on Easter weekend at 6:30 p.m. to make room for additional guests who will join us as we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. Children’s ministries will be available on Saturday evening for children from birth—to preschool. We will have our regular schedule on Sunday morning 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 9. Click HERE to invite a friend.


  • WORSHIP CENTER GREETER - Otterbein is growing and we are starting a new ministry team that helps seat people at the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services. We are seeking friendly people who enjoy meeting others and who find joy in serving people. You will serve at one of the services two times a month. If you would like to be involved, sign up HERE, at, or stop by Connection Point. Questions can be directed to Pastor Mark.
  • SHEPHERD’S SPRING RETREAT CENTER | APRIL 22 - Join a group from Otterbein in serving at Shepherd’s Spring Retreat Center (Sharpsburg, MD) with clean-up and small projects to get ready for the summer schedule. We plan to work on Saturday, April 22, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. (or as long as you'd like to stay). Lunch will be provided, but please RSVP so that the retreat center can properly prepare. If you’d like to rideshare, we are planning to leave from the church parking lot (near the office end of the Worship Center) at 7:15 a.m. It’ll be a great day of fellowship and service. Contact Pastor Dirk ( or 717-762-7147 Ext. 233) if you'd like to help!


  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON HOOPS - Like to play basketball? Sunday Afternoon Hoops will continue until further notice. Join us from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Otterbein Community Center Gym on Welty Road. Anyone (Grade 9 & older) is welcome. Any questions, contact Ben Wolff at
  • INDOOR SOCCER - Indoor Soccer happens every Wednesday from 6:30—8:30 p.m. in the Otterbein Community Center gym. Anyone (Grade 9 or older) is welcome to attend. Any and all skill levels are welcome. Come join us for a great time of exercise and fellowship!
  • COLLEGE-AGE MINISTRY (18-25) - If you are a young adult (18-25) and want to connect with others your age and grow spiritually, join us on Sunday evenings. We connect over food, fellowship, and Bible study. Email Pastor Dwight Karkan at for more information about this week’s location and meeting time.
  • OTTERBEIN FREEDOM RIDERS MOTORCYCLE GROUP – Join a group from Otterbein for a group ride on Sunday, April 16. The group will leave from the church parking lot at 1:00 p.m. EVERYONE WHO RIDES IS WELCOME. If you are interested in going on the ride and/or seeing the dates of future rides, click HERE to sign up. Or you can stop by Connection Point or If you have questions, call Steven at 301-991-4848.


  • BIBLE READING PLAN - Join us as we read through the book of ROMANS.  The Daily Bible Reading Plan is available on the OC App and at (click on “join” to have it appear on your newsfeed).  If you have notifications turned on in the OC APP for “Bible Reading Plan/Devotions,” you will get a daily reminder at 7:00 a.m. with a link to the day’s Bible reading.  You can also download a copy of the Bible Reading Plan each week at 


    Tis the season for winter weather. The best way to get notifications regarding service and event cancellations/changes is to sign up for TEXT ALERTS and/or have notifications turned on in the OC APP.


    You can sign up for TEXT ALERTS by texting 94000 (enter where you would type a phone number or the person’s name) and putting the keyword OCINFO in the message line.


    In the OC APP, go to the profile section and click on the icon that looks like a stack of paper under the “My Giving” icon. Be sure to select GENERAL notifications and any other categories from which you want to receive messages.


  • FAITH BUILDERS DAY CARE IS HIRING A DIRECTOR OF STAFFING, CURRICULUM AND FAMILY RELATIONS - Faith Builders Day Care is growing and we are adding an additional person to our administrative team to work alongside our Executive Director.  The ideal candidate enjoys teaching and working with preschool and early elementary-age children; has experience leading, encouraging, and overseeing staff; is a team player; is a committed follower of Jesus Christ who is passionate about helping children learn about Jesus and Biblical teachings; has an outgoing personality; and enjoys engaging with the parents whose children attend the Day Care. Interested persons can review the job description and learn more about the position at 
  • FAITH BUILDERS DAY CARE IS HIRING - Faith Builders Day Care is available for children 6 weeks—Pre Kindergarten and is located in the Otterbein Chapel. The Day Care is looking for people who love kids and Jesus to join our team as teachers, assistants, substitutes, and support staff. Both full-time and part-time positions are available. For more information about working at the Day Care, go to
  • ADULT CLASSES ON SUNDAY MORNINGS - We have several Adult Bible Classes meeting on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Locations, teachers, and additional information about the classes can be found HERE or you can contact Pastor Mark at Adult classes are a great place to get connected and grow spiritually while studying the bible together. 
  • OTTERBEIN SMALL GROUPS - Otterbein has many different small group environments where people connect with others and learn biblical principles for life. Groups include Men's Base Camp, Men's Groups, Women's Groups, Sunday Message Discussion Groups, and Adult Bible Classes. Groups meet on various days and at different times, some meeting weekly and others meeting less frequently. CLICK HERE to contact us to learn more about any of the groups. 
  • BAPTISM - God asks every follower of Jesus to be baptized with water following their decision to begin a relationship with Jesus. If you have never gone public with your decision to follow Jesus by being baptized, we encourage you to be baptized at one of our upcoming worship services. More information and an application for baptism are available ONLINE, on the OC Appor at Connection Point in the church lobby. 

    NOTE: Children 12 years and younger must complete a baptism workbook prior to being baptized. Please email Amanda Myers, at or call 717.762.7147 to get the workbook. If you have questions about baptism, email us at or speak to one of the pastors following the worship service. 

  • PRE-K PLAY DATE AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER – Preschoolers and a parent/guardian are invited to the OC Community Center on Welty Road on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m. to get out their wiggles! Our next play date is April 5. Bring a ride-on toy to share and come have some fun in the gym and bounce house! For more information, contact Amanda Myers at, Director of Children’s Ministries.
  • ALL THINGS OTTERBEIN AT YOUR FINGERTIPS - We encourage you to download the OC APP where you can complete the Welcome Card, give online, read the announcements, share a prayer request, find message notes, register, and sign up for events, watch last week’s service, and much more! Click HERE, text "APP" to 833-921-6237, or search "Otterbein Church Waynesboro" in any of the app stores.
  • CHECK OUT RIGHTNOW MEDIA - Otterbein has partnered with RightNow Media to provide you free access to a huge, streaming, online, an access-on-any-device library of over 10,000 video Bible studies, leadership videos, kids shows, and more. To sum it up — it’s like the Netflix of Bible study videos and Christian entertainment. You will have FREE access to thousands of video resources to help you with parenting, marriage, finances, spiritual growth, leadership development, and more. It includes content for all ages and stages of life, and all of your family members are invited to set up their own accounts. CLICK HERE to start watching right away. 
  • OC SERVE OPPORTUNITIES - OC Serve opportunities are a great way to connect with others, grow spiritually, and make a difference for Jesus in another person’s life. We have some specific needs right now in our nursery, children’s ministry, youth ministry, and our Welcome Team. Complete the OC SERVE FORM or stop at Connection Point in the lobby to express interest and/or request more information about serving.
  • UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION - If you have chosen to become a part of our church family or if you have recently updated your email address, phone number (mobile or home), or changed your address, we encourage you to take a moment to complete the appropriate section of the Welcome and Prayer Card so we can keep you up to date with information about Otterbein. 
  • PACKS OF OFFERING ENVELOPES AVAILABLE - Packs of offering envelopes are available at Connection Point in the Church lobby for anyone desiring to use them to give their offering or you can contact the church office at or 717.762.7147 for more information or to request envelopes. 

  • Have you joined the "OTTERBEIN ONLINE" Facebook group?  Facebook has made some changes to its algorithms over the past several months and there is a good chance you are not seeing information from Otterbein Church on your newsfeed.  The best way to make sure you see Otterbein News when it is posted on Facebook is to be part of the OTTERBEIN ONLINE group.  If you are, anything posted will appear near the top of your newsfeed.  Here is a link to the group. If you need help finding the group or aren't sure how to join, contact us at and we will assist you.
  • The Otterbein Church Park Community Center Gym on Welty Road is open Monday-Friday mornings from 7:45-10:00 a.m. for anyone interested in walking for exercise. If you have any questions, please contact the church office by phone at 717-762-7147 or by email