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Featured Volunteer of the Month: Damon Ayers

Featured Volunteer of the Month: Damon Ayers “What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt- it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.” – Hal Boyle When you first lay eyes on our...

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Why Do People Come to OCP?

Why Do People Come to OCP? I have been at OCP now as the new director for 3 weeks. Wow, what an experience. The staff team is fantastic and works very hard. I have never seen a program where community members chip in so much to help run the...

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Let Us Be Kind to One Another

Let Us Be Kind to One Another "Let us be kind to one another, for most of us are fighting a hard battle.” – Ian Mclaren In a recent blog post, Randi, our Kitchen Manager wrote about the joys and difficulties of working at OCP. From time to...

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Featured Volunteer of the Month, Frances Holland

Featured Volunteer of the Month, Frances Holland If you stumble, just smile and make it part of the dance.  -Author unknown Everyone who walks into Our Community Place’s doors has unique story. This month, we share the story of an OCPerson who...

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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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