the OCP blog

What Does Tax Reform Mean for Your Giving?

What Does Tax Reform Mean for Your Giving? You may have heard that Congress has passed sweeping changes so the tax code that are taking effect in 2018. One change that will effect nearly all of our donors is a large increase in the standard...

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Featured Volunteer of the Month: Estifanos Habterman

Featured Volunteer of the Month: Estifanos Habterman In a recent podcast, I talked about seeing success and failure as part of a journey, rather than an outcome. This concept couldn’t describe anybody better than our features volunteer of the...

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Beauty in the Mess

Beauty in the Mess It can get pretty raw at Our Community Place. The heart and the struggle that play out every day in the community center are by turns the greatest reward and the most exhausting challenge about being here. People act out...

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Seeing Jesus at OCP

Seeing Jesus at OCP “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. The Lord has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the to let the oppressed go free, to...

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You Are the Beloved

You Are the Beloved  “Who am I that you would know my name/know my deepest parts/and love me just the same?” -“It’s True” by Karla Adolphe/Enter the Worship Circle When I arrived at OCP for the first time, almost ten years ago, it was just a...

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A Year of Change, a Year of Promise

A Year of Change, A Year of Promise It has been a year of tremendous change at OCP. It began with the launch of our Friday Lunch Restaurant, saw the departure of Ron Copeland, our founder and Executive Director, and is ending with the search...

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Featured Volunteer of the Month: George Barksdale

Featured Volunteer of the Month: George Barksdale “The sun traverses the sky, the rivers flow on, the seasons come and go as steadily as the revolving of a wheel. Everything is part of the great and eternally moving Tao”. –Deng Ming-Dao- As you...

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An Artful Community

An Artful Community Our staff are always asking ourselves whether the programming we facilitate in the building is making a positive impact on the folks we welcome every day. We’ve tried a lot of activities. Some have taken off, and some have...

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Featured Volunteer of the Month: Paola Cortijo

Featured Volunteer of the Month: Paula Cortijo “Tao changes very quickly. Life’s circumstances shift so suddenly that they leave you breathless. Bitter feelings can arise in seconds. Great serenity can just as easily come in a moment. Life...

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The Story of OCP is a Story of Change

The Story of OCP is a Story of Change On day one of my official tenure as Interim ED, as Ron announced his departure to the community, one community member turned to me and anxiously asked, “what changes are you planning to bring to OCP?” I...

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