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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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Featured Volunteer of the Month: David Easler

Featured Volunteer of the Month: David Easler We are the product of our environment… While going through a journey of refriending his body, mind, and soul, Mr. David Easler stumbled into Our Community Place. The look on his face when he saw...

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Building Social Capital through OCP

Building Social Capital through OCP One of my favorite quotes of all time comes from Henri Nouwen. He said: “A community is the place where the person you least want to live with always lives.” We go through our daily routines feeling...

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Featured Volunteer of the Month: Dawn Brumfield

Featured Volunteer of the Month: Dawn Brumfield “Those who follow Tao know hunger and scarcity. When times are difficult, they know how to survive.”  -Deng Ming-Dao. Before diving into what led our featured volunteer to Our Community Place,...

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