SERVE

 

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms."  1 Peter 4:10

At OCC, we encourage our members to follow the example of Jesus by serving in the area of their interest or gift.  We hope you’ll take a few minutes to browse through some of the many opportunities available to you.

ADMINISTRATIVE

Office Help: When things get busy in the church office or one of our staff goes on vacation, we find ourselves in need of a helping hand.  If you would like to offer support as needed, please contact OCC's Administrative Assistant, Benita Wagner, at benitawagner@occtoday.org or 812.342.6907.

Hotline Calls: When we have urgent prayer needs and updates, volunteers help get the word out by making phone calls using our hotline tree.  If you would be willing to make calls, please contact Benita Wagner at benitawagner@occtoday.org or 812.342.6907.

BENEVOLENCE

If you have a compassionate heart and a desire to help others who might be in a tough spot, then you may enjoy serving in our benevolence program.  Please contact John Hundley at 812.522.5067 for information. 

BUILDING MAINTENANCE AND GROUNDS

Flowers/Landscaping: If you enjoy making things beautiful, don’t mind getting your hands dirty and would love keeping our church landscaping updated and weed-free, contact Benita Wagner at benitawagner@occtoday.org or 812.342.6907. 

Mowing: If you would like to help mow and weed-eat the church lawn, please contact Benita Wagner at benitawagner@occtoday.org or 812.342.6907.

Snow Removal: Own a truck with a snow plow and want to help?  Contact Benita Wagner at benitawagner@occtoday.org or 812.342.6907.

General Upkeep/Repairs: Is ‘handyman’ your middle name?  Contact Benita Wagner at benitawagner@occtoday.org or 812.342.6907 if you would like to assist in maintaining our building.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

Nursery & Children: If you would like to help in our nursery, Sunday morning children's classes or through the week childcare, please contact Kathleen Schwein at 812-344-0810 or at kschwein@live.com.

ENCOURAGEMENT

Cheer Boxes: On occasion we like to send cheer boxes/care packages to our kids in college or the military.  If you’d like to help in this way, please call Benita Wagner at benitawagner@occtoday.org or 812.342.6907.

Birthday/Visitor Cards: We like making our members feel special by remembering them on their birthday and anniversary.  Please contact Mona Peterson at mona@peterson-pi.com if you would enjoy helping in this ministry.

Visitation: Enjoy making visits to the sick and shut in?  Let the office know you would like to be a part of this ministry by contacting Benita Wagner at benitawagner@occtoday.org or 812.342.6907.      

EVENTS

Set-up: We often need help setting up tables and chairs for events such as church dinners, funeral dinners, prayer walks and VBS.  If we can add you to a list of helpers, please contact Benita Wagner at benitawagner@occtoday.org or 812.342.6907.

Registration: Are you a ‘people person?’  Enjoy meeting new faces?  We could use your help in the area of registration.  Please contact Benita Wagner at benitawagner@occtoday.org or 812.342.6907.       

Plan/Organize: We are looking for creative, innovative and imaginative individuals to plan an array of activities and events.  If you fit this mold, please call Benita Wagner at benitawagner@occtoday.org or 812.342.6907.

HOSPITALITY

Is fixing a meal something that comes easy for you?  There are many opportunities to serve in this fashion.

Church Dinners: Benita Wagner, benitawagner@occtoday.org or 812.342.6907.

Funeral Dinners: Sandi Phegley, sandidphegley@gmail.com or 812.343.7653.

‘Just Home from the Hospital’ Dinners: Benita Wagner benitawagner@occtoday.org.

Café: Our café is open on Sunday mornings for a free cup of coffee before the service.  If you’d like to help maintain supplies in the café, please contact Rhonda Schwein at rjs@cinergymetro.net or Kathleen Schwein at 812.344.0810.

Housing: On occasion, we have the need for overnight or short term housing for special guests of the church.  If you would like to help in this area, please contact Mona Peterson at mona@peterson-pi.com

Visitation: Enjoy making visits to the sick and shut in?  Let the office know you would like to be a part of this ministry by contacting Benita Wagner at occsecretary@comcast.net or 812.342.6907.      

MEN’S MINISTRY

Men’s Breakfast: If you would like to help prepare food, set up, or clean up at the monthly men’s breakfast, please contact Dave Fredericksen at dfred1971@gmail.com.

Widows & Orphans: This ministry keeps in touch with the widows and orphans in our church family.  For information on how you can serve, please contact Conetta Casey at conettacasey@gmail.com or 812.988.6069.

Serve Communion: If you are interested in helping serve communion and taking up the offering on Sunday mornings, please contact Mike Horne at mikeandjillhorne@yahoo.com.

OUTREACH/MISSIONS

Our Mission Team is at work year round organizing events to help fund their local and global outreach efforts.  For information on current ventures, please contact Don Bradley at 812.445.3611.

TEACHING: ADULT and YOUTH 

If you feel you have the gift of teaching and would like to find out how you can get involved, please check below for your area of interest.

Camp OCC (Sundays: age 2 to 6th grade):  Kathleen Schwein, kschwein@live.com or 812.344.0810

BLAST (Thursdays: grade 2 to 6):  Zech Riggs, zechriggs@occtoday.org

Jesus Jam (Thursdays: Jr and Sr High):  Mark and Sherry Yeaton, sherryyeaton@occtoday.org

Small Groups:  Martin Wright, occmarty@comcast.net or 812.342.6907

Mid-week Studies:  Martin Wright, occmarty@comcast.net or 812.342.6907

TRADE SKILLS: 

So, what’s your specialty?  Electrician, contractor, mechanic, painter, welder, hair stylist, baker, fitness?  You might be surprised at the many ways you can serve.  Want to know more?  Please contact Benita Wagner at benitawagner@occtoday.org or 812.342.6907.

WELCOME MINISTRY

Life Center: Are you a people person?  Our Life Center (information center) serves as a hub for sign-ups and registrations and general information for most all of our ministries.  If you’d like to help serve in this ministry on Sunday mornings, please contact Mike & Jill Horne at mikeandjillhorne@yahoo.com.

Sunday Greeter: Got a smile, a friendly hello and a firm handshake?  Greeters are stationed at our entrances on Sunday mornings to welcome everyone and hand out bulletins.  Contact Mike & Jill Horne at mikeandjillhorne@yahoo.com if you would like to be part of this team.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY: 

Many of our women’s ministries overlap with other ministries.  Be sure to check out other opportunities to serve if you don’t find what you’re looking for listed here.

Women's Retreats: Interested in prepping, speaking or decorating an OCC exclusive retreat? Contact Kathleen Schwein at 812.344.0810.

Wedding/Baby Showers: For information contact Shawna Whipker at shawnawhipker@yahoo.com.

Communion Prep: If you would like to help prepare the communion trays for Sunday morning/evening services, please contact Benita Wagner at benitawagner@occtoday.org

Baptistry: If you would like to take baptistery robes and towels home to be laundered after a baptism, please contact Mona Peterson at mona@peterson-pi.com.

Live Flowers: On special occasions like Easter and Christmas, we order and place live flowers throughout our building.  If you are interested in helping with this order process, please contact Susan Murray at mamksm9801@gmail.com.

WORSHIP MINISTRY/SUPPORT

Music: If you are a musician or vocalist and would like to find out how you can be a part of the Worship Team, please contact Betsy Hundley at betsyhundley@occtoday.org or 812.342.6907.

Media/Sound: If you have experience on or would be willing to learn to operate the sound board, computer slides, video, or lighting, please contact Betsy Hundley at betsyhundley@occtoday.org or 812.342.6907.