At MOPC we enjoy sharing our lives with one another. The Lord Jesus has knitted us together as a covenant family so that we might encourage, strengthen, enjoy, and care for the members of our congregation. From spontaneous lunch invitations on Sundays, to our vibrant youth program, from the monthly singles' evenings at the pastor's home, to our annual Christmas Party, we find frequent opportunities for gathering together throughout the year. Here are just some of the ways that we enjoy fellowship with each other:
At Matthews OPC there are a wide variety of activities for whole families to enjoy in the midst of their much larger church family. Each year families and friends of MOPC are invited to large group events like: a church picnic in the park, a fall bazaar, a Christmas party, and a spring graduation reception. Throughout the summer our entire congregation gathers for dinner, young peoples' catechism instruction, and adult instruction during our summer family nights. In addition, throughout the spring our families are encouraged to take part in home Bible studies; these Bible studies are an excellent opportunity to dive deeper into the Scriptures even within the intimate setting of a living room.
Men and Women
At Matthews OPC we also strive to strengthen the bonds of men among men, and ladies among ladies. Each fall the men gather together for a fall men's forum in order to discuss matters of spiritual import, and when the weather's nice the men gather for church cleanup and workdays. Often, the ladies gather together for various Bible studies, suppers, and brunches, and the prayer sisters ministry is also an important part of how the women of MOPC support and encourage one another.
Youths Through Seniors
The junior high youth group meets every other month to learn, serve, and play together.
The high school youth group meets weekly on Wednesday evenings in order to be powerfully engaged in Bible teaching, prayer, and fellowship with one another. Each quarter a number of this group happily attends the PSE Youth retreats, and each year this group sends a delegation to the Biblical Worldview Student Conference at Milligan College in Tennessee.
The college and career group meets each month for a fellowship meal at the pastor's home (age 16+), and college and career aged persons also meet every other Friday night at members' homes for the cultivation of friendships, prayer, and rich article discussions (age 18+)
The senior fellowship also meets every month for food, fellowship, mutual edification.