Mission and outreach are central to our identity at Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church. Our mission programs are a way to serve those in need and also provide opportunities for us to share our time, talents, and resources.
To find out more about how you can get involved in these missions, contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon
Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church provides meeting space to various groups, including Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon, both of which are organizations providing hope for problem drinkers and their friends and families.
Atlanta Ministry to International Students (AMIS)
AMIS is a peacemaking ministry that connects students and scholars from other countries with host families for friendship and hospitality. OPC is one of the six founding churches of AMIS.
Bargain Shop Ministry
The Bargain Shop receives donations of pre-owned clothing and household items from the community. These items are sold three times a year at exceptionally low prices. Proceeds go directly to the Food Pantry. Over time, the Bargain Shop has become quite a tradition and gained a number of loyal customers who look forward to each sale.
Building and Grounds Ministry
Use your skills to assist in the care of buildings and grounds, from planting to cleaning up after storms.
Congregational Care Ministry
Providing prayers, friendship, support, cards and care to OPC members, we bring a smile to someone’s face, provide or deliver meals, offer support in times of bereavement and organize receptions for memorial services.
Serving with integrity and quiet dedication, Offering Counters create a detailed report for the bookkeeper for recording. Along with greeters, counters provide a ministry of hospitality by welcoming worshipers and handing out bulletins.
The Fellowship Committee works in conjunction with other committees. It plans opportunities for fellowship and supports social gatherings for the congregation so that people can get to know each other better and feel more connected. It organizes and coordinates fellowship activities for all ages including dinners, suppers, outings and opportunities for church fellowship. The committee is dedicated to growing the sense of community within the congregation as well as the congregation's relationship with the community.
Food Pantry Ministry since 1970
The Food Pantry provides Atlanta’s needy families with canned goods, as well as fresh vegetables from Oglethorpe University's community garden. It is a collaborative effort of area churches and is housed at the Suthers Center in Chamblee. Help provide goods and/or volunteer your time.
Habitat For Humanity
Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church has partnered with Habitat for Humanity over the years and contributed thousands of dollars and hours to provide housing for deserving families in need.
Interfaith Outreach Home
OPC is a sponsoring church for Interfaith Outreach Home, a ministry providing housing for homeless families in transition as they acquire job training or begin a new job.
Click here for more information about Interfaith Outreach Home
Journey Night Shelter
Helping Atlanta men move from homelessness to self-sufficiency, Journey’s mission is to encourage and empower men toward self-reliance.
The worship service is at the center of all we do. Liturgists lead selected parts of the worship service. The liturgist may call the congregation to worship, read the scripture lesson, share the Good News through the Assurance of Pardon and prayer, and/or lead the Affirmation of Faith.
Join our annual men’s retreat weekend where men gather for worship, prayer, Christian teaching and fellowship.
Music lifts our hearts toward God. Beautiful music transports us to God’s heavenly presence and allows us to praise. Our choir, musicians and bell choir members add so much beauty to our services.
Nursery is provided during Sunday school and worship offering learning experiences that allow children to play and learn stories about faith.
This ministry assists our worship team by running the PowerPoint during worship services.
Preschool and Parents Morning Out
Our Preschool is a special ministry of the church with children from three months to 2 1/2 years of age in our Parent’s Morning Out program and from two to four years in our Pre-school program
Cook, bake or serve food. Every Sunday following worship there is a time for fellowship and refreshments in the Narthex.
Assist our worship team by running the sound system. This is also a very good way to use your technology talents in ministry. On the job training is available.
Teens and Youth
We engage our youth through Sunday School, Confirmation Class, and mission opportunities.
Thornwell Home For Children
The Thornwell Home for Children in Clinton, South Carolina, has been taking care of children in need since its founding in 1875. With a warm, loving, Christian cottage atmosphere, the support of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and donations from congregations and individuals, Thornwell nurtures more than 100 children separated from their families because of financial or physical problems, separation, divorce, dependency, abuse, or disabling health of parents and guardians. The women of OPC are happy to sponsor a Thornwell child.
The Usher guides and directs the congregation in the Sanctuary including: passing out bulletins; collecting offerings; answering questions for worshipers. Ushers also serve as Greeters and/or Counters.
Women’s Bible Study
The women of the church gather together for lunch and directed Bible Study. The lessons give us insights into the scripture and lead us to dynamic discussions and made possible by the different viewpoints.
Join our annual women’s retreat weekend where women gather for worship, prayer, Christian teaching and fellowship.
Help prepare the Sanctuary for worship. Add to the beauty of worship with the addition of flowers, candles, and decorations for the liturgical seasons.