We All Have a Place at the Table

We All Have a Place at the Table

The OCP Blog We All Have a Place at the Table As the new Kitchen Coordinator at OCP, I of course want to talk about food and its role in our beloved community center. At the most basic level, sharing food is a primal way of demonstrating care. I believe that giving...
Featured Volunteer of the Month: Melissa Howard

Featured Volunteer of the Month: Melissa Howard

The OCP Blog Featured Volunteer of the Month: Melissa Howard “When a person is enlightened his or her words become like seeds, full of life and energy. And they can remain in seed form for centuries until they are sown in a receptive, fertile heart.” –...
Redemption

Redemption

The OCP Blog Redemption The day misspent, the love misplaced, has inside it the seed of redemption. Nothing is exempt from resurrection. -Kay Ryan, poet To be human is to embrace memory, or to grasp recollection the way a child squeezes a rubber ball in his tiny,...
On Top of the World

On Top of the World

The OCP Blog On Top of the World  On a clear, sunny day in May, the staff and 20+ community members took a field trip to Reddish Knob and later a picnic at Hone Quarry. If you are local, you know that Reddish Knob is one of the highest points in Virginia, rising 4,397...
Featured Volunteer of the Month: John Revercomb

Featured Volunteer of the Month: John Revercomb

The OCP Blog Featured Volunteer of the Month: John Revercomb “Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.” But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board,...