NEWS AND INFORMATION
WEEK OF MAY 19


TO DO TODAY

  • LET US KNOW YOU'RE HERE! CHECK-IN for Sunday services on the OC App directly from the Sunday tab. Begin by signing into your profile. Then, select who is here and which service they are attending. Please Note: Check-in is available two hours prior and 30 minutes after the service time. If you experience any issues with check-in from the app, please stop by Connection Point for further assistance. 

NEW THIS WEEK

  • VBS YARD SIGNS - If you live near a well-traveled road in the area and would be willing to put a yard sign in your yard, please stop by Connection Point today and pick one up.
  • ALL-CHURCH DEVOTIONAL FOR JUNE - Pastor Dave Besecker has just published a sequel to his first daily devotional, “Alongside.” We will be using Dave’s devotional throughout the month of June in place of the all-church Bible Reading Plan. We believe you will be blessed by Dave’s thoughtful retrospect on how God is “Still Alongside” of us through the “ups and downs” of life. You can request a copy of Dave’s book at Connection Point or choose to follow along online, in the OC App, or in the OC Devotional Facebook Group beginning June 1.


VBS 2024
  • VBS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - Jesus gives us some amazing reasons to throw a party: friendship, belonging, forgiveness, life, and purpose can all be found in a relationship with Him. VBS 2024 will be an AMAZING week of FUN as we discover that followers of Jesus have a LOT to celebrate! Who is invited to the party? EVERYONE in (current) Kindergarten through Grade 5! Join us as we START THE PARTY! Preschoolers entering kindergarten in August of 2024 and their parents are invited to join us on Thursday, June 13, starting at 6:15 p.m. for a special VBS Preschool Preview Night! You won’t want to miss this exciting week! Register HERE or on the OC App. If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Myers, Director of Children’s Ministries, at amanda.myers@otterbeinchurch.org.
  • VOLUNTEER WITH VBS 2024 - Followers of Jesus have a LOT to celebrate! This year we’ll be helping kids discover that Jesus gives us some amazing reasons to throw a party: friendship, belonging, forgiveness, life, and purpose can all be found in a relationship with Him. We would love to have you join our volunteer team this year as we START THE PARTY June 10-13 from 6-8:15 p.m. Sign up HERE, on the OC App, or stop by Connection Point in the church lobby. If you have any questions, contact Amanda Myers, Director of Children’s Ministries, at amanda.myers@otterbeinchurch.org
  • INVITE A FRIEND - Vacation Bible School is an excellent time to invite friends and neighbors to Otterbein Church. We have printed cards available in the lobby or choose to send an e-card.
  • 1. Access the e-card invitation HERE or on OC App/Invite a Friend.
    2. Select how to share; email, SMS (text), Facebook, etc.
    3. Add recipients and a personal message, then click send!


OC EVENTS
  • BAPTISM WORKSHOP | TODAY - Our next baptism service will be held on June 2, 2024. In order to be baptized, we are requiring High School students and Adults to participate in a Baptism Workshop. This one-hour workshop will help you think through how and when Christ saved you and will prepare you to record a baptism video testimony to be shown on the day you are baptized. The workshop will be held TODAY-- May 19, at 11:00 a.m. in Room 402 of the new children’s wing. Exit the lobby by the café seating and follow the sidewalk to the Groups Entrance. You may attend the workshop even if you didn't register.
  • FREEDOM RIDERS MOTORCYCLE GROUP | TODAY - Join a group from Otterbein for a group ride TODAY--Sunday, May 19. At 1:00 p.m. the group will leave from the church parking lot. EVERYONE WHO RIDES IS WELCOME even if you did not sign up in advance. You can learn more about the route, see the dates of future rides and/or let us know you are joining us on the May ride HERE, on the OC App, or stop by Connection Point. If you have questions, call Steven at 301-991-4848.
  • THIS WEEK IN YOUTH MINISTRY -
  • Monday, May 20 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. | 6-12 Grade Girls Bible Study in the OC 45 Building | Meets weekly through the end of July.
    Wednesday, May 22 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. | All OC Youth CREW | OC Youth Building | Meets weekly through the end of July.
    Questions? Email dwight.karkan@otterbeinchurch.org
  • MEN’S BASE CAMP | MAY 22 - Men's Base Camp will meet in the OC 45 Building on May 22 at 7:00 p.m. After this meeting, we will break for summer.
  • OC EVENTS - In addition to our Sunday morning services, we offer groups and special events to allow you to get to know one another with similar interests. Be sure to check out the OC Events page to see what's happening at Otterbein. 


BIBLE READING PLAN

  • ESSENTIAL 100 BIBLE READING PLAN - This is the last week of the Essential 100 Bible Reading Plan. The plan has taken us through 50 Old Testament and 50 New Testament passages of Scripture in 20 weeks. The plan offers a great overview of the “big picture” of the Bible. The Daily Bible Reading Plan is available on the OC App and at facebook.com/groups/ocdevotionals (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. You can also download a copy of the Bible Reading Plan each week at www.otterbeinchurch.org/bible-reading-plans


OTHER NEWS & INFORMATION

  • OTTERBEIN CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP FUND - Otterbein Church has a scholarship fund available for individuals who attend Otterbein and are either attending college or are high school seniors enrolling in college for the fall semester. Applications are available on the HERE and on the OC App. All applications must be returned to the church office on or before June 15.
  • OTTERBEIN PARK RESTROOM KEYCARDS - The restroom facilities at the Otterbein Community Recreation Park (13375 Welty Road) are locked except for scheduled group events/rentals. If you would like a keycard for access to the restrooms, pick one up at Connection Point. You can also request a card HERE and pick it up at the church office throughout the week.
  • FAITH BUILDERS DAY CARE IS HIRING - Faith Builders Day Care is currently looking for people who love kids and love Jesus to join our team. We are currently in need of teachers (full-time) and substitute teachers (part-time) for infants—preschool-age children. For more information about any of the employment opportunities at the Day Care, visit www.faithbuildersdaycare.org/careers.
  • 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.
  • TEXT ALERTS AND OC APP NOTIFICATIONS - 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 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.
  • 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, 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. 
  • 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 info@otterbeinchurch.org 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 info@otterbeinchurch.org and we will assist you.
  • The Otterbein Church Park Community Center Gym on Welty Road is open Monday-Friday mornings from 7:45-9:45 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.